Psalm 127Lexham English Bible (LEB)
A Prayer for Protection and Prosperity
A song of ascents. Of Solomon.
127 Unless Yahweh builds a house,
its builders labor at it in vain.
Unless Yahweh guards a city,
a guard watches in vain.
2 It is in vain for you who rise early and sit late,
eating the bread of anxious toil,
when thus he provides for his beloved in his sleep.
3 Look, children are the heritage of Yahweh;
the fruit of the womb is a reward.
4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
so are the children of one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them.
They shall not be put to shame
when they speak with enemies at the gate.