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World English Bible

Psalm 127 (WEBP)

[1] Unless Yahweh builds the house, they who build it labor in vain. Unless Yahweh watches over the city, the watchman guards it in vain.
[2] 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.
[3] Behold, children are a heritage of Yahweh. The fruit of the womb is his reward.
[4] As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of youth.
[5] Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them. They won’t be disappointed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Psalm 127 (KJVS)

[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 .
[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 .
[3] Lo, children [are] an heritage of the LORD : [and] the fruit of the womb [is his] reward .
[4] As arrows [are] in the hand of a mighty man ; so [are] children of the youth .
[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 .

Young’s Literal Translation

Psalm 127 (YLT)

[1] If Jehovah doth not build the house, In vain have its builders laboured at it, If Jehovah doth not watch a city, In vain hath a watchman waked.
[2] Vain for you who are rising early, Who delay sitting, eating the bread of griefs, So He giveth to His beloved one sleep.
[3] Lo, an inheritance of Jehovah are sons, A reward is the fruit of the womb.
[4] As arrows in the hand of a mighty one, So are the sons of the young men.
[5] O the happiness of the man Who hath filled his quiver with them, They are not ashamed, For they speak with enemies in the gate!