1 If the Lord doesn't build the house, the builders are working for nothing. If the Lord doesn't guard the city, the guards are watching for nothing.
2 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.
3 Children are a gift from the Lord; babies are a reward.
4 Children who are born to a young man are like arrows in the hand of a warrior.
5 Happy is the man who has his bag full of arrows. They will not be defeated when they fight their enemies at the city gate. A song for going up to worship.