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Psalm 127 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Prosperity Comes from the Lord.

A Song of Ascents, of Solomon.

127 Unless the Lord builds a house,
They who build it labor in vain;
Unless the Lord guards a city,
The watchman stays awake in vain.
It is futile for you to rise up early,
To [a]stay up late,
To eat the bread of painful labor;
This is how He gives to His beloved sleep.

Behold, children are a [b]gift of the Lord,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them;
They will not be ashamed
When they speak with their enemies in the gate.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 127:2 Lit sit late
  2. Psalm 127:3 Or heritage
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Psalm 127 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 127

A song of ascents. Of Solomon.

Unless the Lord builds the house,
    the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
    the guards stand watch in vain.
In vain you rise early
    and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat—
    for he grants sleep to[a] those he loves.

Children are a heritage from the Lord,
    offspring a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
    are children born in one’s youth.
Blessed is the man
    whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
    when they contend with their opponents in court.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 127:2 Or eat— / for while they sleep he provides for
New International Version (NIV)

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