Sunday, December 28, 2008

Psalm 127

A song of the steps
of Solomon
If יְהוָה does not build a house they toil in vain who build it
if יְהוָה does not keep a city they watch in vain who keep it
In vain you rise early and sit late
to eat the bread of hardship
for he gives his beloved sleep

Hey! children are an inheritance of יְהוָה
the fruit of the womb a reward
as arrows in a warrior's hand so are children of the youthful
happy is the strong one who filled his quiver with them
he will not be ashamed when he speaks with enemies at the gate

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