Psalm 127 English Standard Version

Prosperity Comes from the LORD

127 1  Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. 2  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. 3  Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. 4  Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children[1] of one's youth. 5  Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.[2]


[1] 127:4 Or sons

[2] 127:5 Or They shall not be put to shame when they speak with their enemies in the gate

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