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Compare Translations for Psalm 127:3

Psalm 127:3 ASV
Lo, children are a heritage of Jehovah; [And] the fruit of the womb is [his] reward.
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Psalm 127:3 BBE
See, sons are a heritage from the Lord; the fruit of the body is his reward.
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Psalm 127:3 CEB
No doubt about it: children are a gift from the LORD; the fruit of the womb is a divine reward.
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Psalm 127:3 CJB
Children too are a gift from ADONAI; the fruit of the womb is a reward.
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Psalm 127:3 RHE
(126-3) Behold the inheritance of the Lord are children: the reward, the fruit of the womb.
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Psalm 127:3 ESV
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.
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Psalm 127:3 GW
Children are an inheritance from the LORD. They are a reward from him.
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Psalm 127:3 GNT
Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a real blessing.
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Psalm 127:3 HNV
Behold, children are a heritage of the LORD. The fruit of the womb is his reward.
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Psalm 127:3 CSB
Sons are indeed a heritage from the Lord, children, a reward.
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Psalm 127:3 KJV
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
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Psalm 127:3 LEB
Look, children [are] the heritage of Yahweh; the fruit of the womb [is] a reward.
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Psalm 127:3 NAS
Behold, children are a gift of the LORD , The fruit of the womb is a reward.
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Psalm 127:3 NCV
Children are a gift from the Lord; babies are a reward.
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Psalm 127:3 NIRV
Children are a gift from the Lord. They are a reward from him.
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Psalm 127:3 NIV
Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.
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Psalm 127:3 NKJV
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward.
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Psalm 127:3 NLT
Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.
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Psalm 127:3 NRS
Sons are indeed a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.
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Psalm 127:3 RSV
Lo, sons are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.
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Psalm 127:3 DBY
Lo, children are an inheritance from Jehovah, [and] the fruit of the womb a reward.
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Psalm 127:3 MSG
Don't you see that children are God's best gift? the fruit of the womb his generous legacy?
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Psalm 127:3 WBT
Lo, children [are] a heritage of the LORD: [and] the fruit of the womb [is his] reward.
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Psalm 127:3 TMB
Lo, children are a heritage of the LORD, and the fruit of the womb is His reward.
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Psalm 127:3 TNIV
Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him.
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Psalm 127:3 WEB
Behold, children are a heritage of Yahweh. The fruit of the womb is his reward.
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Psalm 127:3 WYC
lo! the heritage of the Lord is sons, the meed is the fruit of womb. (Lo! sons and daughters be thy inheritance/be thy gift from the Lord; yea, the fruit of thy womb is his reward to you.)
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Psalm 127:3 YLT
Lo, an inheritance of Jehovah [are] sons, A reward [is] the fruit of the womb.
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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 ).