Psalm 127-129

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Psalm 127

Except Yahweh builds the house,

They labor in vain that build it:

Except Yahweh keeps the city,

The watchman awakes but in vain.

2 It is vain for you to rise up early,

To take rest late,

To eat the bread of toil;

For so he gives to his beloved sleep.

3 Lo, children are a heritage of Yahweh;

And the fruit of the womb is his reward.

4 As arrows in the hand of a mighty man,

So are the children of youth.

5 Happy is the man that has his quiver full of them:

They shall not be put to shame,

When they speak with their enemies in the gate.



A Song of Ascents.


Psalm 128

Blessed is every one that fears Yahweh,

That walks in his ways.

2 For you shall eat the labor of your hands:

Happy shall you be, and it shall be well with you.

3 Your wife shall be as a fruitful vine,

In the innermost parts of your house;

Your children like olive plants,

Around your table.

4 Behold, thus shall the man be blessed

That fears Yahweh.

5 Yahweh shall bless you out of Zion:

And you shall see the good of Jerusalem all the days of your life.

6 Yes, you shall see your children’s children.

Peace be upon Israel.


A Song of Ascents.


Psalm 129

Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth up,

Let Israel now say,

2 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth up:

Yet they have not prevailed against me.

3 The plowers plowed upon my back;

They made long their furrows.

4 Yahweh is righteous:

He has cut asunder the cords of the wicked.

5 Let them be put to shame and turned backward,

All they that hate Zion.

6 Let them be as the grass upon the housetops,

Which withers before it grows up;

7 With which the reaper fills not his hand,

Nor he that binds sheaves his bosom:

8 Neither do they that go by say,

The blessing of Yahweh be upon you;

We bless you in the name of Yahweh.



A Song of Ascents.


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