Psalm 127:2



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

It is vain for you to rise up early, To retire late, To eat the bread of painful labors; For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.

King James Version

It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

International Standard Version

It is useless to get up early and to stay up late, eating the food of exhausting labor truly he gives sleep to those he loves.

A Conservative Version

It is vain for you to rise up early, to take rest late, to eat the bread of toil, [for] so he gives sleep to his beloved.

American Standard Version

It 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.

Amplified

It is vain for you to rise up early, to take rest late, to eat the bread of [anxious] toil -- "for He gives [blessings] to His beloved in sleep.

Darby Translation

It is vain for you to rise up early, to lie down late, to eat the bread of sorrows: so to his beloved one he giveth sleep.

Holman Bible

In vain you get up early and stay up late, eating food earned by hard work; certainly He gives sleep to the one He loves.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

It is vain for you to rise up early, to come home late, to eat the bread of sorrows, because he shall give his beloved sleep.

Julia Smith Translation

In vain for you rising early to arise from after sitting; eating the bread of toils: so will he give to his beloved sleep.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[It is] in vain for you who rise early [and] sit late, eating the bread of anxious toil, [when] thus he provides for his beloved in [his] sleep.

Modern King James verseion

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.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

It is but lost labour that ye rise up early, and take no rest, but eat the bread of carefulness; for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

NET Bible

It is vain for you to rise early, come home late, and work so hard for your food. Yes, he can provide for those whom he loves even when they sleep.

New Heart English Bible

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.

New simplified Bible

It is vain to work hard for the food you eat by getting up early and going to bed late. Jehovah gives food to those he loves while they sleep.

Webster

It is vain for you to rise early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

World English Bible

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.

Youngs Literal Translation

Vain for you who are rising early, Who delay sitting, eating the bread of griefs, So He giveth to His beloved one sleep.

References

Context Readings

The Blessing Of The Lord

1 Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain. 2 It is vain for you to rise up early, To retire late, To eat the bread of painful labors; For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep. 3 Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 5:12

The sleep of the working man is pleasant, whether he eats little or much; but the full stomach of the rich man does not allow him to sleep.

Genesis 3:17-19

Then to Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat from it'; Cursed is the ground because of you; In toil you will eat of it All the days of your life.

Job 11:18

"Then you would trust, because there is hope; And you would look around and rest securely.

Psalm 3:5

I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustains me.

Psalm 4:8

In peace I will both lie down and sleep, For You alone, O LORD, make me to dwell in safety.

Psalm 39:5-6

"Behold, You have made my days as handbreadths, And my lifetime as nothing in Your sight; Surely every man at his best is a mere breath. Selah.

Psalm 60:5

That Your beloved may be delivered, Save with Your right hand, and answer us!

Proverbs 31:15-18

She rises also while it is still night And gives food to her household And portions to her maidens.

Ecclesiastes 1:14

I have seen all the works which have been done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and striving after wind.

Ecclesiastes 2:1-11

I said to myself, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure. So enjoy yourself." And behold, it too was futility.

Ecclesiastes 2:20-23

Therefore I completely despaired of all the fruit of my labor for which I had labored under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 4:8

There was a certain man without a dependent, having neither a son nor a brother, yet there was no end to all his labor. Indeed, his eyes were not satisfied with riches and he never asked, "And for whom am I laboring and depriving myself of pleasure?" This too is vanity and it is a grievous task.

Ecclesiastes 6:7

All a man's labor is for his mouth and yet the appetite is not satisfied.

Jeremiah 31:26

At this I awoke and looked, and my sleep was pleasant to me.

Ezekiel 34:25

"I will make a covenant of peace with them and eliminate harmful beasts from the land so that they may live securely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods.

Acts 12:5-6

So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God.



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