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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Psalms 127:1-5

A Song of the Ascents. Of Solomon. 127  Unless Jehovah himself builds the house,+ It is to no avail that its builders have worked hard on it.+ Unless Jehovah himself guards the city,+ It is to no avail that the guard has kept awake.+   To no avail it is for YOU men that YOU are rising up early,+ That YOU are sitting down late,+ That YOU are eating food* with pains.+ Just like this he gives sleep even to his beloved one.*+   Look! Sons are an inheritance from Jehovah;+ The fruitage of the belly is a reward.+   Like arrows in the hand of a mighty man,*+ So are the sons of youth.+   Happy is the able-bodied man* that has filled+ his quiver with them. They will not be ashamed,+ For they will speak with enemies in the gate.

Footnotes

Lit., “bread.”
Or, “he gives to his beloved one [in] sleep.”
“Mighty man.” Heb., gib·bohr′.
“The able-bodied man.” Heb., hag·ge′ver.