Psalm 127 New International Version

Prosperity Comes from the LORD

127 1  Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. 2  In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat- for he grants sleep to[1] those he loves. 3  Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. 4  Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one's youth. 5  Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.

Footnotes

[1] 127:2 Or "eat-" / "for while they sleep he provides for"

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