Compare Translations for Psalm 127:2

Psalm 127:2 ASV
It is vain for you to rise up early, To take rest late, To eat the bread of toil; [For] so he giveth unto his beloved sleep.
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Psalm 127:2 BBE
It is of no use for you to get up early, and to go late to your rest, with the bread of sorrow for your food; for the Lord gives to his loved ones in sleep.
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Psalm 127:2 CEB
It is pointless that you get up early and stay up late, eating the bread of hard labor because God gives sleep to those he loves.
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Psalm 127:2 CJB
In vain do you get up early and put off going to bed, working hard to earn a living; for he provides for his beloved, even when they sleep.
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Psalm 127:2 RHE
(126-2) It is vain for you to rise before light, rise ye after you have sitten, you that eat the bread of sorrow. When he shall give sleep to his beloved,
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Psalm 127:2 ESV
It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.
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Psalm 127:2 GW
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.
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Psalm 127:2 GNT
It is useless to work so hard for a living, getting up early and going to bed late. For the Lord provides for those he loves, while they are asleep.
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Psalm 127:2 HNV
It is vain for you to rise up early, To stay up late, Eating the bread of toil; For he gives sleep to his loved ones.
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Psalm 127:2 CSB
In vain you get up early and stay up late, eating food earned by hard work; certainly He gives sleep to the one He loves.
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Psalm 127:2 KJV
It is vain for you to rise up early , to sit up late , to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
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Psalm 127:2 LEB
[It is] in vain for you who rise early [and] sit late, eating the bread of anxious toil, [when] thus he provides for his beloved in [his] sleep.
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Psalm 127:2 NAS
It is vain for you to rise up early, To retire late, To eat the bread of painful labors; For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.
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Psalm 127:2 NCV
It is no use for you to get up early and stay up late, working for a living. The Lord gives sleep to those he loves.
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Psalm 127:2 NIRV
It's useless for you to work from early morning until late at night just to get food to eat. God provides for those he loves even while they sleep.
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Psalm 127:2 NIV
In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat-- for he grants sleep to those he loves.
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Psalm 127:2 NKJV
It is vain for you to rise up early, To sit up late, To eat the bread of sorrows; For so He gives His beloved sleep.
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Psalm 127:2 NLT
It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones.
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Psalm 127:2 NRS
It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives sleep to his beloved.
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Psalm 127:2 RSV
It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.
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Psalm 127:2 DBY
It is vain for you to rise up early, to lie down late, to eat the bread of sorrows: so to his beloved one he giveth sleep.
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Psalm 127:2 MSG
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?
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Psalm 127:2 WBT
[It is] vain for you to rise early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: [for] so he giveth his beloved sleep.
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Psalm 127:2 TMB
It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows; for so He giveth His beloved sleep.
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Psalm 127:2 TNIV
In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat-- for he grants sleep to those he loves.
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Psalm 127:2 WEB
It is vain for you to rise up early, To stay up late, Eating the bread of toil; For he gives sleep to his loved ones.
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Psalm 127:2 WYC
It is vain to you to rise before the light; rise ye after ye have set, that eat the bread of sorrow. When he shall give sleep to his loved; (It is useless for you to rise before the light; and then to stay up late, only so that ye can eat the bread of sorrows. For he giveth to his beloved; even while they sleep.)
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Psalm 127:2 YLT
Vain for you who are rising early, Who delay sitting, eating the bread of griefs, So He giveth to His beloved one sleep.
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Psalms 127 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 127

The value of the Divine blessing.

- Let us always look to God's providence. In all the affairs and business of a family we must depend upon his blessing. 1. For raising a family. If God be not acknowledged, we have no reason to expect his blessing; and the best-laid plans fail, unless he crowns them with success. 2. For the safety of a family or a city. Except the Lord keep the city, the watchmen, though they neither slumber nor sleep, wake but in vain; mischief may break out, which even early discoveries may not be able to prevent. 3. For enriching a family. Some are so eager upon the world, that they are continually full of care, which makes their comforts bitter, and their lives a burden. All this is to get money; but all in vain, except God prosper them: while those who love the Lord, using due diligence in their lawful callings, and casting all their care upon him, have needful success, without uneasiness or vexation. Our care must be to keep ourselves in the love of God; then we may be easy, whether we have little or much of this world. But we must use the proper means very diligently. Children are God's gifts, a heritage, and a reward; and are to be accounted blessings, and not burdens: he who sends mouths, will send meat, if we trust in him. They are a great support and defence to a family. Children who are young, may be directed aright to the mark, God's glory, and the service of their generation; but when they are gone into the world, they are arrows out of the hand, it is too late to direct them then. But these arrows in the hand too often prove arrows in the heart, a grief to godly parents. Yet, if trained according to God's word, they generally prove the best defence in declining years, remembering their obligations to their parents, and taking care of them in old age. All earthly comforts are uncertain, but the Lord will assuredly comfort and bless those who serve him; and those who seek the conversion of sinners, will find that their spiritual children are their joy and crown in the day of Jesus Christ.

Psalms 127 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 127

Psalms 127:1-5 . The theme of this Psalm, that human enterprises only succeed by the divine blessing, was probably associated with the building of the temple by Solomon, its author. It may have been adopted in this view, as suited to this series especially, as appropriately expressing the sentiments of God's worshippers in relation to the erection of the second temple.

1, 2. suggest the view of the theme given.

2. so he giveth his beloved sleep--that is, His providential care gives sleep which no efforts of ours can otherwise procure, and this is a reason for trust as to other things (compare Matthew 6:26-32 ).

3-5. Posterity is often represented as a blessing from God ( Genesis 30:2 Genesis 30:18 , 1 Samuel 1:19 1 Samuel 1:20 ). Children are represented as the defenders (arrows) of their parents in war, and in litigation.

5. adversaries in the gate--or place of public business (compare Job 5:4 , Psalms 69:12 ).