127 Without the help of the Lord it is useless to build a home or to guard a city. 2 It is useless to get up early and stay up late in order to earn a living. God takes care of his own, even while they sleep.[a]
3 Children are a blessing and a gift from the Lord. 4 Having a lot of children to take care of you in your old age is like a warrior with a lot of arrows. 5 The more you have, the better off you will be, because they will protect you when your enemies attack with arguments.
127.2God. . . sleep: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
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