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Psalm 127 Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

Psalm 127

The Lord Builds the House

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A song of the ascents. By Solomon.

The Lord Builds the House

If the Lord does not build the house,
    it is useless for the builders to work hard over it.
If the Lord does not watch over the city,
    it is useless for the watchman to stand guard.
It is useless for you to get up early and to work late,
worrying about bread to eat,
because God grants sleep to the one he loves.[a]
Indeed, children are a heritage from the Lord.
The fruit of the womb is a reward from him.
Sons born during one’s youth are like arrows
    in the hand of a warrior.
How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
    when they dispute with enemies at the city gate.[b]

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 127:2 Or he can provide for those he loves even when they sleep
  2. Psalm 127:5 The city gatehouse was the equivalent of our present-day courthouse.
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