1
A Song of Ascents;
of 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 that ye rise early, and sit up late, ye that eat the bread of toil;
so He giveth unto His beloved in sleep.
3
Lo, children are a heritage of the LORD;
the fruit of the womb is a reward.
4
As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of one"s youth.
5
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them;
they shall not be put to shame, when they speak with their enemies in the gate.