Psalms - Chapter 127

1

A song of ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.


2

In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat-- for he grants sleep to those he loves.


3

Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.


4

Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth.


5

Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.