Psalm 127 ©

1 The vanity of human endeavours without God's blessing. 3 Children are God's good gift.


aA Song of degrees 1for Solomon.

a Pss. 72; 120-134, titles.

EXCEPT bthe LORD build the house, they labour in vain 2that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.


It is vain for you to crise up early, to sit up late, to eat dthe bread of sorrows: for eso he giveth his beloved sleep.


Lo, fchildren are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.


As garrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.


hHappy is the man that 3hath his quiver full of them: ithey shall not be ashamed, but they 4shall speak with the enemies in jthe gate.