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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.


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Psalms Chapter 127 Bible commentary...

The value of the Divine blessing.

- Let us always look to God's providence. In all the affairs and business of a family we must depend upon his blessing. 1. For raising a family. If God be not acknowledged, we have no reason to expect his blessing; and the best-laid plans fail, unless he crowns them with success. 2. For the safety of a family or a city. Except the Lord keep the city, the watchmen, though they neither slumber nor sleep, wake but in vain; mischief may break out, which even early discoveries may not be able to prevent. 3. For enriching a family. Some are so eager upon the world, that they are continually full of care, which makes their comforts bitter, and their lives a burden. All this is to get money; but all in vain, except God prosper them: while those who love the Lord, using due diligence in their lawful callings, and casting all their care upon him, have needful success, without uneasiness or vexation. Our care must be to keep ourselves in the love of God; then we may be easy, whether we have little or much of this world. But we must use the proper means very diligently. Children are God's gifts, a heritage, and a reward; and are to be accounted blessings, and not burdens: he who sends mouths, will send meat, if we trust in him. They are a great support and defence to a family. Children who are young, may be directed aright to the mark, God's glory, and the service of their generation; but when they are gone into the world, they are arrows out of the hand, it is too late to direct them then. But these arrows in the hand too often prove arrows in the heart, a grief to godly parents. Yet, if trained according to God's word, they generally prove the best defence in declining years, remembering their obligations to their parents, and taking care of them in old age. All earthly comforts are uncertain, but the Lord will assuredly comfort and bless those who serve him; and those who seek the conversion of sinners, will find that their spiritual children are their joy and crown in the day of Jesus Christ.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.


Recent Comments for Psalms Chapter 127...


Shaju Kutty's Psalms Chapter 127 comment about verse 2 on 11/27/2014, 12:49am...

I just thought it referes the hard work and tiredness of all human kind But what holy spirit revealed to me that "there is no need to worry about the beloved of God Almighty look at Abraham in Gen 15 1 2, God saying to Abraham in his sleep in a vission, God spake to Jacob in Gen 30 11,12,13,God spoke to Solomon in 1st King 3 5, psalms 89 19, Daniel 2 19, acts 10 , 1st 3Samuel3 4, in all these references we see God is always taking care about his beloved and even in his sleep God says to them and bless them for us we need to relay more on God 's promise and please him in all our ways rather than worrying about our life and our daily requirements


Antonio Garcia's Psalms Chapter 127 comment on 11/26/2014, 1:18pm...

I just read a portion of a daily devotion where Psalms 127 was quoted and the context of the devotion was in the sense of how we may set up security walls if you will as in ancient times in order to keep out trouble or enemies but it is the Lord that builds and protect us Amen? Praise the Lord, may the Lord bless you build you up and protect you, in Jesus name, amen.


JaneGurd's Psalms Chapter 127 comment on 11/21/2014, 1:05am...

this blesses me so much


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