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Prosperity Comes from the Lord
A Song of degrees for Solomon.
1Except the Lord build the house,
they labor in vain that build it:
except the Lord keep the city,
the watchman waketh but in vain.
2 It is vain for you to rise up early,
to sit up late,
to eat the bread of sorrows:
for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
3Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord:
and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
4As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man;
so are children of the youth.
5Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them:
they shall not be ashamed,
but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
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