127:1Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
127:2It 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.
127:3Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
127:4As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
127:5Happy 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.
128:1Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways.
128:2For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.
128:3Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.
128:4Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.
128:5The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.
128:6Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel.
129:1Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say:
129:2Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.
129:3The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.
129:4The LORD is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
129:5Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.
129:6Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up:
129:7Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.
129:8Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the LORD be upon you: we bless you in the name of the LORD.