127:1If Jehovah doth not build the house, In vain have its builders laboured at it, If Jehovah doth not watch a city, In vain hath a watchman waked.
127:2Vain for you who are rising early, Who delay sitting, eating the bread of griefs, So He giveth to His beloved one sleep.
127:3Lo, an inheritance of Jehovah are sons, A reward is the fruit of the womb.
127:4As arrows in the hand of a mighty one, So are the sons of the young men.
127:5O the happiness of the man Who hath filled his quiver with them, They are not ashamed, For they speak with enemies in the gate!
128:1O the happiness of every one fearing Jehovah, Who is walking in His ways.
128:2The labour of thy hands thou surely eatest, Happy art thou, and good is to thee.
128:3Thy wife is as a fruitful vine in the sides of thy house, Thy sons as olive plants around thy table.
128:4Lo, surely thus is the man blessed who is fearing Jehovah.
128:5Jehovah doth bless thee out of Zion, Look, then, on the good of Jerusalem, All the days of thy life,
128:6And see the sons of thy sons! Peace on Israel!
129:1Often they distressed me from my youth, Pray, let Israel say:
129:2Often they distressed me from my youth, Yet they have not prevailed over me.
129:3Over my back have ploughers ploughed, They have made long their furrows.
129:4Jehovah is righteous, He hath cut asunder cords of the wicked.
129:5Confounded and turn backward do all hating Zion.
129:6They are as grass of the roofs, That before it was drawn out withereth,
129:7That hath not filled the hand of a reaper, And the bosom of a binder of sheaves.
129:8And the passers by have not said, `The blessing of Jehovah is on you, We blessed you in the Name of Jehovah!'