Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

{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.

General references

Bible References

Build

1 Chronicles 22:10
he shall build a house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I will be his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever.
1 Chronicles 28:10
Take heed now; for Jehovah hath chosen thee to build a house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it.
1 Chronicles 29:19
and give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for which I have made provision.
1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are God's fellow-workers: ye are God's husbandry, God's building.

They labour

1 Corinthians 15:14
and if Christ hath not been raised, then is our preaching vain, your faith also is vain.
Galatians 4:11
I am afraid of you, lest by any means I have bestowed labor upon you in vain.

Except

Psalm 121:3
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: He that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Isaiah 27:3
I Jehovah am its keeper; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.
Zechariah 2:4
and said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as villages without walls, by reason of the multitude of men and cattle therein.

The watchman

Song of Songs 3:3
The watchmen that go about the city found me; To whom I said , Saw ye him whom my soul loveth?
Song of Songs 5:7
The watchmen that go about the city found me, They smote me, they wounded me; The keepers of the walls took away my mantle from me.
Isaiah 21:5
They prepare the table, they set the watch, they eat, they drink: rise up, ye princes, anoint the shield.
Isaiah 56:10
His watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber.
Isaiah 62:6
I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem; they shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that are Jehovah's remembrancers, take ye no rest,
Jeremiah 51:12
Set up a standard against the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set the watchmen, prepare the ambushes; for Jehovah hath both purposed and done that which he spake concerning the inhabitants of Babylon.
Ezekiel 33:2
Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from among them, and set him for their watchman;

General references

Genesis 1:28
And God blessed them: and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

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