Psalm 127:1-Psalm 128:1 - The Blessing Of The Lord

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

3 Children are a gift from the LORD; a productive womb, the LORD's reward. 4 As arrows in the hand of a warrior, so also are children born during one's youth. 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

1 How blessed are all who fear the LORD as they follow in his ways.

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