Psalm 127 NIV

A song of ascents. Of Solomon.

1 Unless the LORD builds1 the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches2 over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.

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2 In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food3 to eat-- for he grants sleep4 toa those he loves.5

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    • a 127:2 - Or "eat-- / for while they sleep he provides for"
      3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward6 from him.

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      4 Like arrows7 in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth.

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      5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.8 They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies9 in the gate.10

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