Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Images Psalm 127:2

Prayers for Psalm 127:2

Context Readings

The Blessing Of The Lord

1 Unless Yahweh builds a house, its builders labor at it in vain. Unless Yahweh guards a city, a guard watches in vain. 2 [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. 3 Look, children [are] the heritage of Yahweh; the fruit of the womb [is] a reward.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 5:12

The sleep of the laborer [is] pleasant, whether he eats little or much, but the wealth of the rich man does not allow him to rest.

Genesis 3:17-19

And to Adam he said, "Because you listened to the voice of your wife and you ate from the tree {from which I forbade you to eat}, the ground [shall be] cursed on your account. In pain you shall eat [from] it all the days of your life.

Job 11:18

And you will have confidence because there is hope; and you will be well protected--{you will sleep in safety}.

Psalm 3:5

I lay down and slept; I woke up because Yahweh sustains me.

Psalm 4:8

In peace I will lie down and sleep {at once}, for you alone, O Yahweh, make me dwell safely.

Psalm 39:5-6

Look, you have made my days [mere] handbreadths, and my lifespan as nothing next to you. Surely every person standing firm [is] complete vanity. Selah

Psalm 60:5

so that your beloved ones may be rescued. Save by your right hand and answer us.

Proverbs 31:15-18

And she arises while [it is] still night, and gives food to her household, and tasks to her servant girls.

Ecclesiastes 1:14

I saw all the works that are done under the sun. Look! Everything [is] vanity and chasing wind.

Ecclesiastes 2:1-11

I said {to myself}, "Come! I will test pleasure {to see whether it is worthwhile}." But look, "This also [is] vanity!"

Ecclesiastes 2:20-23

So {I began to despair} of all the toil with which I toiled under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 4:8

Sometimes a man is all alone with no companion; he also has neither son nor brother. Yet there is no end to all his toil, and his eye is not satisfied with wealth. [He laments,] "For whom am I toiling and depriving {myself} of pleasure?" This also [is] vanity--it is an unhappy business!

Ecclesiastes 6:7

All of a man's toil [is] for his mouth-- yet his appetite is never satisfied.

Jeremiah 31:26

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

Ezekiel 34:25

And I will make them a covenant of peace, and I will put an end to wild animals from the land, and they will dwell in the desert {safely}, and they will sleep in the forest.

Acts 12:5-6

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

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