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Psalm 127

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The virtue of God's blessing.

A Song of Ascents. By Solomon.

127:1 Unless Yahweh builds the house,
they labor in vain who build it.
Unless Yahweh watches over the city,
the watchman guards it in vain.

127:2 It is vain for you to rise up early,
to stay up late,
eating the bread of toil;
for he gives sleep to his loved ones.

Good children are his gift.

127:3 Behold, children are a heritage of Yahweh.
The fruit of the womb is his reward.

127:4 As arrows in the hand of a mighty man,
so are the children of youth.

127:5 Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them.
They won’t be disappointed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.

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