New International Version

Psalm 127

Psalm 127

A song of ascents. Of Solomon.

Unless the Lord builds the house,
    the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
    the guards stand watch in vain.
In vain you rise early
    and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat—
    for he grants sleep to[a] those he loves.

Children are a heritage from the Lord,
    offspring a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
    are children born in one’s youth.
Blessed is the man
    whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
    when they contend with their opponents in court.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 127:2 Or eat— / for while they sleep he provides for

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。