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Psalms 127

Psalm 127
The Blessing of the Lord
A song of ascents. Of Solomon.
1Unless the Lord builds a house,
its builders labor over it in vain;#Ps 78:69
unless the Lord watches over a city,
the watchman stays alert in vain.#Ps 121:4
2In vain you get up early and stay up late,
working hard to have enough food — 
yes, he gives sleep to the one he loves.#127:2 Or yes, he gives such things to his loved ones while they sleep#Ps 3:5; 4:8; Pr 3:24
3Sons are indeed a heritage from the Lord,
offspring, a reward.#Dt 7:13; Ps 113:9
4Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the sons born in one’s youth.#Ps 120:4
5Happy is the man who has filled his quiver with them.#Ps 128:2–3
They will never be put to shame
when they speak with their enemies at the city gate.#Jl 2:26–27

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