Psalms 127:2

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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

It is vaine for you to rise vp early, to sit vp late, to eate the bread of sorrowes: for so hee giueth his beloued sleepe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

It is vain for you to rise up early, To retire late, To eat the bread of painful labors; For He gives to His beloved {even in his} sleep.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

It is vain for you to rise up early, To take rest late, To eat the bread of toil; `For' so he giveth unto his beloved sleep.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is of no use for you to get up early, and to go late to your rest, with the bread of sorrow for your food; for the Lord gives to his loved ones in sleep.
- Basic English Bible

It is vain for you to rise up early, to lie down late, to eat the bread of sorrows: so to his beloved one he giveth sleep.
- Darby Bible

It is vain for you to rise early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
- Webster's Bible

It is vain for you to rise up early, to stay up late, eating the bread of toil; for he gives sleep to his loved ones.
- World English Bible

Vain for you who are rising early, Who delay sitting, eating the bread of griefs, So He giveth to His beloved one sleep.
- Youngs Literal Bible

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.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 127:2


127:2 You - Builders, or watchmen. To sit - To use constant and unwearied diligence. So - By his blessing. Giveth - Freely, without that immoderate toiling, wherewith others pursue it.


Discussion for Psalms 127:2

  • Shaju Kutty for verse 2
    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
  • The word is what he wants us to live for so he can provehimself.
  • Ashley Garcia for verse 2
    Very true look more at ur blessing be grateful give worrys to the lord need to work more on it
  • Raystone for verse 2
    The bread of sorrow refers to the curse, Out of the sweat of thy face though shall eat bread. Getting up early is not the issue, it is to get up early because "you owe" and stay up late because you worry. None of these serve a God's beloved
  • Tran Cong Tan for verse 2
    what dose it mean : "thy word above thy name" ?
  • HARRY ALLISON for verse 2
    When I first read this, I thought I was wrong getting up early and studying GODís WORD. I am not wrong GOD the FIRSTFRUITS of my day. JESUS loves me a lot!

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