Psalms - Chapter 127 | American Standard Version

  • 1. A Song of Ascents; of Solomon. Except Jehovah build the house, They labor in vain that build it: Except Jehovah keep the city, The watchman waketh but in vain.
  • 2. It is vain for you to rise up early, To take rest late, To eat the bread of toil; {cf15i For} so he giveth unto his beloved sleep.
  • 3. Lo, children are a heritage of Jehovah; {cf15i And} the fruit of the womb is {cf15i his} reward.
  • 4. As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, So are the children of youth.
  • 5. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: They shall not be put to shame, When they speak with their enemies in the gate.