Psalm 127 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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GOD'S WORD Translation (GW) New International Version (NIV)
1 If the LORD does not build the house, it is useless for the builders to work on it. If the LORD does not protect a city, it is useless for the guard to stay alert. 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 It is useless to work hard for the food you eat by getting up early and going to bed late. The LORD gives [food] to those he loves while they sleep. 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 an inheritance from the LORD. They are a reward from him. 3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.
4 The children born to a man when he is young are like arrows in the hand of a warrior. 4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth.
5 Blessed is the man who has filled his quiver with them. He will not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the city gate. 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.