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Psalm 127 TNIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. 1 Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.
2 In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat-- for he grants sleep to those he loves. 2 In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat-- for he grants sleep to those he loves.
3 Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. 3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one's youth. 4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth.
5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court. 5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.