Psalms - Chapter 127 | New King James Version

  • 1. A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain.
  • 2. It is vain for you to rise up early, To sit up late, To eat the bread of sorrows; For so He gives His beloved sleep.
  • 3. Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, 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. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.