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Psalm 127

MSG 1 If God doesn't build the house, the builders only build shacks. If God doesn't guard the city, the night watchman might as well nap. NIV 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. MSG 2 It's useless to rise early and go to bed late, and work your worried fingers to the bone. Don't you know he enjoys giving rest to those he loves? NIV 2 In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat-- for he grants sleep to those he loves. MSG 3 Don't you see that children are God's best gift? the fruit of the womb his generous legacy? NIV 3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. MSG 4 Like a warrior's fistful of arrows are the children of a vigorous youth. NIV 4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth. MSG 5 Oh, how blessed are you parents, with your quivers full of children! Your enemies don't stand a chance against you; you'll sweep them right off your doorstep. NIV 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.