Psalms 127:4

“As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

As arrowes are in the hand of a mightie man: so are children of the youth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, So are the children of youth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Like arrows in the hand of a man of war, are the children of the young.
- Basic English Bible

As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of youth.
- Darby Bible

As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man: so are children of the youth.
- Webster's Bible

As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of youth.
- World English Bible

As arrows in the hand of a mighty one, So [are] the sons of the young men.
- Youngs Literal Bible

As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of one's youth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 127:4


127:4 Youth - These he prefers before other children, because they live longest with their parents, and to their comfort and support, whereas children born in old age seldom come to maturity before their parents death.


Discussion for Psalms 127:4

  • Samuel Terry for verse 4
    Children are arrows in the hand of a mighty man because they are weapon of war against enemies in spirit real, when they are empowered with Prayer and Word of God.
  • Tim George for verse 4
    This Psalm is about all of creation bursting forth to praise of Jehovah God. The waters above the heavens spring forth with praise as in the day when the deep opened up after all were in Noah 's Ark at the command of God.
  • Eric Rasmussen for verse 4
    Ecl 9:5 a dead man is asleep, and not aware of time, until he is awoken at the trumpeted retun of God. His flesh returns to dust and the breath of life returns to God who gave it. Ec 12:7
    Also 1 thes 4:13 to 18
  • KOLAWOLE ADEWALE DAVID for verse 4
    The song of God is not meant to be sung with impure heart.
  • Awos oluwatosin for verse 4
    Children are used as arrow when they are sharpened with the word of God.

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