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Psalms 127 (asv)

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A Song of Ascents; of Solomon.

127:1Except Jehovah build the house,

They labor in vain that build it:

Except Jehovah keep the city,

The watchman waketh but in vain.

127:2It is vain for you to rise up early,

To take rest late,

To eat the bread of toil;

For so he giveth unto his beloved sleep.

127:3Lo, children are a heritage of Jehovah;

And the fruit of the womb is his reward.

127:4As arrows in the hand of a mighty man,

So are the children of youth.

127:5Happy 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.


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