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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.

4As 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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Matthew Henry's 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.


Recent Comments for Psalms Chapter 127...


Keneuoe's Psalms Chapter 127 comment on 9/28/2014, 2:04pm...

In this psalm I have learned that we must not think that we are alone but God is always with us, we can 't hide from Him, He is always watching us. So this shows that even in situations we a facing let 's not think that our God is not looking at us, He knows our problems and to Him problems are nothing what He wants most is our hearts Amen!


Oluwole Olurebi's Psalms Chapter 127 comment on 9/28/2014, 12:06pm...

This is a very powerful psalm, I know God is in control and He will Bless me and my family.


Robert's Psalms Chapter 127 comment about verse 3 on 9/26/2014, 7:04am...

This verse,is for me


Gena Holder's Psalms Chapter 127 comment about verse 8 on 9/23/2014, 5:59am...

we must rest and trust God will perfect the things that are important to us.


Alex Mbamalu's Psalms Chapter 127 comment on 9/19/2014, 8:33am...

It is really a prayer of a man who has seen God,and knows the perfection of God .powerful Psalms,,


Sharon's Psalms Chapter 127 comment on 9/16/2014, 3:02pm...

God 's greatness is so vast that it is impossible to calculate all of wonderful and loving things He has done and still doing on behalf of mankind.


Carunia's Psalms Chapter 127 comment on 9/10/2014, 9:37pm...

lord really i also wants to praise you like David.i love you lord. i love u more than every body on my life.


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