The Blessing Of The Lord

1 A Song of Ascents, of Solomon.Unless the Lord (A)builds the house,They labor in vain who build it;Unless the Lord (B)guards the city,The watchman keeps awake in vain.

1 {A Song of degrees for Solomon.} Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

1 A Solomonic song of ascents.Unless the Lord builds a house,its builders labor over it in vain;(A)unless the Lord watches over a city,the watchman stays alert in vain.(B)

1 Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor uselessly. Unless the LORD guards the city, its security forces keep watch uselessly.

1 Except the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; except the Lord keeps the city, the watchman wakes but in vain.

2 It is vain for you to rise up early,To (a)retire late,To (C)eat the bread of (b)painful labors;For He gives to His (D)beloved (E)even in his sleep.

2 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.

2 In vain you get up early and stay up late,working hard to have enough food—yes, He gives sleep to the one He loves.(a)(C)

2 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.

2 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.

3 Behold, (F)children are a (c)gift of the Lord,The (G)fruit of the womb is a reward.

3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

3 Sons are indeed a heritage from the Lord,children, a reward.(D)

3 Children are a gift from the LORD; a productive womb, the LORD's reward.

3 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

4 Like arrows in the hand of a (H)warrior,So are the children of one’s youth.

4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.

4 Like arrows in the hand of a warriorare the sons born in one’s youth.(E)

4 As arrows in the hand of a warrior, so also are children born during one's youth.

4 As arrows are in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth.

5 How (I)blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them;(J)They will not be ashamedWhen they (K)speak with their enemies (L)in the gate.

5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

5 Happy is the man who has filled his quiver with them.(F)Such men will never be put to shamewhen they speak with their enemies at the city gate.(G)

5 How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them! He will not be ashamed as they confront their enemies at the city gate. A Song of Ascents

5 Happy, blessed, and fortunate is the man whose quiver is filled with them! They will not be put to shame when they speak with their adversaries [in gatherings] at the [city's] gate.

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