Psalm 127:3-5

Unless the Lord Builds the House

3 Behold, b children are a heritage from the Lord,
c the fruit of the womb a reward.
4 Like arrows in the hand of d a warrior
are the children 1 of one's youth.
5 Blessed is the man
who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
when he speaks with his enemies e in the gate. 2

  1. Cross References
    Genesis 33:5
    And when Esau lifted up his eyes and saw the women and children, he said, "Who are these with you?" Jacob said, "The children whom God has graciously given your servant.
  2. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 28:4
    Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock.
    Psalms 132:11
    The Lord swore to David a sure oath from which he will not turn back: "One of the sons of your body I will set on your throne.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 120:4
    A warrior's sharp arrows, with glowing coals of the broom tree!
  4. Cross References
    Job 5:4
    His children are far from safety; they are crushed in the gate, and there is no one to deliver them.
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