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Psalms Chapter 127 - New American Standard Bible

1. UNLESS the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain.

2. It is vain for you to rise up early, To [2] retire late, To eat the bread of [1] painful labors; For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.

3. Behold, children are a [3] gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.

4. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth.

5. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed When they speak with their enemies in the gate.

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Footnotes
  • 1: Lit Much
  • 2: Lit showed hostility toward
  • 3: Lit draws out

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