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Psalm 127

Unless the Lord Builds the House


      1 Unless the LORD builds the house, 

      those who build it labor in vain. 

      Unless the LORD watches over the city, 

      the watchman stays awake in vain. 

      2 It is in vain that you rise up early 

      and go late to rest, 

      eating the bread of anxious toil; 

      for he gives to his beloved sleep. 

      3 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, 

      the fruit of the womb a reward. 

      4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior 

      are the children of one’s youth. 

      5 Blessed is the man 

      who fills his quiver with them! 

      He shall not be put to shame 

      when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.