Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 127

颂赞上帝的美善

所罗门上圣殿朝圣之诗。

1若不是耶和华建造房屋,
建造者的工作都是徒劳。
若不是耶和华保护城池,
守城者保持警觉也是徒然。
你早起晚睡,
为生活操劳也是徒然,
唯有耶和华所爱的人才能安眠。
儿女是耶和华所赐的礼物,
孩子是祂所给的赏赐。
人年轻时生的儿女犹如战士手中的箭。
袋中装满了箭的人有福了!
他们在城门与仇敌争论时,
必不致蒙羞。

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 127

Psalm 127

A song for those who go up to Jerusalem to worship the Lord. A psalm of Solomon.

If the Lord doesn’t build a house,
    the work of the builders is useless.
If the Lord doesn’t watch over a city,
    it’s useless for those on guard duty to stand watch over it.
It’s useless for you to work from early morning
    until late at night
just to get food to eat.
    God provides for those he loves even while they sleep.

Children are a gift from the Lord.
    They are a reward from him.
Children who are born to people when they are young
    are like arrows in the hands of a soldier.
Blessed are those
    who have many children.
They won’t be put to shame
    when they go up against their enemies in court.