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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...

 


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

this blesses me so much

 


Shay's Psalms Chapter 127 comment about verse 15 on 11/17/2014, 6:01am...

This shows us that Jehovah God lovingly provides for all the needs of his servants. Jehovah God can maneuver matters to make sure we get what we need.

 


Frances's Psalms Chapter 127 comment on 11/15/2014, 8:18pm...

Great book of the bible.

 


Charlotte's Psalms Chapter 127 comment on 11/12/2014, 6:20am...

I think its a great way to start the day it goes with through out keeping me inspired

 


Djimatey Abraham's Psalms Chapter 127 comment on 11/11/2014, 5:15pm...

God is good all the time and all time God is good

 


Jadeean's Psalms Chapter 127 comment about verse 8 on 11/09/2014, 12:11pm...

It is about God being the same today yesterday and forever and His mercy is continuously poured out on us

 


Mamie's Psalms Chapter 127 comment on 11/09/2014, 3:47am...

Is about your enemy and how to have the faith in God.

 


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