127:1¤ Unless the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it. Unless the Lord keep the city, he watcheth in vain that keepeth it.
127:2It is vain for you to rise before light, rise ye after you have sitten, you that eat the bread of sorrow. When he shall give sleep to his beloved,
127:3Behold the inheritance of the Lord are children: the reward, the fruit of the womb.
127:4As arrows in the hand of the mighty, so the children of them that have been shaken.
127:5Blessed is the man that hath filled the desire with them; he shall not be confounded when he shall speak to his enemies in the gate.
128:1¤ Blessed are all they that fear the Lord: that walk in his ways.
128:2For thou shalt eat the labours of thy hands: blessed art thou, and it shall be well with thee.
128:3Thy wife as a fruitful vine, on the sides of thy house. Thy children as olive plants, round about thy table.
128:4Behold, thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord.
128:5May the Lord bless thee out of Sion: and mayst thou see the good things of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.
128:6And mayst thou see thy children's children, peace upon Israel.
129:1¤ Often have they fought against me from my youth, let Israel now say.
129:2Often have they fought against me from my youth: but they could not prevail over me.
129:3The wicked have wrought upon my back: they have lengthened their iniquity.
129:4The Lord who is just will cut the necks of sinners:
129:5Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Sion.
129:6Let them be as grass upon the tops of houses: which withereth before it be plucked up:
129:7Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand: nor he that gathereth sheaves his bosom.
129:8And they that passed by have not said: The blessing of the Lord be upon you: we have blessed you in the name of the Lord.