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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...


Sister Cheryl's Psalms Chapter 127 comment on 7/31/2014, 9:47am...

Thank You Lord for Your lesson on unity and Your Awesome LOVE You share daily


Momo Tamba's Psalms Chapter 127 comment on 7/30/2014, 8:10pm...

Psalm 150 is telling us that the life we has is not for us,so pray to GOD and said, thank Lord for the life u give me.I love u Lord.


Antonio L Urquheart's Psalms Chapter 127 comment on 7/30/2014, 2:05pm...

Very uplifting, inspiring needed in our end time trials to ensure us that we will be brave and determined to keep moving Gods,s way!!!


Sybil felix's Psalms Chapter 127 comment on 7/27/2014, 5:16am...

The benefits of love of God and living in peace with all men


Brother Glen's Psalms Chapter 127 comment on 7/26/2014, 12:33am...

David felt the same way I do at times in my life. Job said though he slay me yet will I trust in him. Life is filled with peaks and valleys but isn 't it comforting to know... THERE Is NO GOD LIKE OUR GOD!


Shay's Psalms Chapter 127 comment about verse 10 on 7/17/2014, 1:05pm...

We can be taught by Jehovah God by studying his word the Bible diligently, mediating on what we learn from it and acting decisively on what we store in our heart.


Samuel suping's Psalms Chapter 127 comment on 7/15/2014, 12:50am...

It is very true that if I put all my trust in a person, where will I get help when that person is dead? It is wise to put all my trust in the ever lasting God who is Alpha and Omega.


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