Laboring and Prospering with the LordA Song of Ascents. Of Solomon.
1Unless the Lord builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
Unless ⚓the Lord guards the city,
The watchman stays awake in vain.
2It is vain for you to rise up early,
To sit up late,
To ⚓eat the bread of sorrows;
For so He gives His beloved sleep.
3Behold, ⚓children are a heritage from the Lord,
⚓The fruit of the womb is a ⚓reward.
4Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
5⚓Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them;
⚓They shall not be ashamed,
But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.