A song ·for going up to worship [of ascents; C perhaps sung while traveling to Jerusalem to celebrate an annual religious festival like Passover]. Of Solomon.
127 If the Lord doesn’t build the house, the builders are working ·for nothing [in vain; without purpose]. If the Lord doesn’t guard the city, the guards are watching ·for nothing [in vain; without purpose]. 2 It is ·no use [in vain; without purpose] for you to get up early and stay up late, ·working for a living [L eating the bread of hardship/pain]. The Lord ·gives sleep to those he loves [or provides for those he loves while they sleep]. 3 Children are ·a gift [an inheritance] from the Lord; ·babies [L the fruit of the womb] are a reward. 4 Children ·who are born to a young man [L of one’s youth] are like arrows in the hand of a warrior [C they help in the challenges and conflicts of life]. 5 ·Happy [Blessed] is the man who has his ·bag [quiver] full of ·arrows [L them]. They will not be ·defeated [L humiliated] when they ·fight [L speak to] their enemies at the city gate [C the central place of commerce and government].
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