Psalms

Psalm 127 ©

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

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aA Song of degrees 1for Solomon.

a Pss. 72; 120-134, titles.
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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.