Psalms 127
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127
(A song by Solomon for worship.)
Only the Lord Can Bless a Home
1Without the help of the Lord
it is useless to build a home
or to guard a city.
2It is useless to get up early
and stay up late
in order to earn a living.
God takes care of his own,
even while they sleep.#127.2 God … sleep: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
3Children are a blessing
and a gift from the Lord.
4Having a lot of children
to take care of you
in your old age
is like a warrior
with a lot of arrows.
5The more you have,
the better off you will be,
because they will protect you
when your enemies
attack you in court.

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