Prosperity Comes from the LORD.
A Song of Ascents, of Solomon.
1 Unless the LORD builds R4139 the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the LORD guards R4140 the city,
The watchman keeps awake in vain.
2 It is vain for you to rise up early,
To retire F1406 late,
To eat R4141 the bread of painful F1407 labors;
For He gives to His beloved R4142 even R4143 in his sleep.
3 Behold, children R4144 are a gift F1408 of the LORD,
The fruit R4145 of the womb is a reward.
4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, R4146
So are the children of one's youth.
5 How blessed R4147 is the man whose quiver is full of them;
They R4148 will not be ashamed
When they speak R4149 with their enemies in R4150 the gate.
F1406: Lit besmear me with lies
F1407: Lit gross like fat
F1408: Lit established
R4139: Psalms 78:69
R4140: Psalms 121:4
R4141: Genesis 3:17,19
R4142: Psalms 60:5
R4143: Job 1:11:18,19; Proverbs 3:24; Ecclesiastes 5:12
R4144: Genesis 33:5; 48:4; Joshua 24:3,4; Psalms 113:9
R4145: Deuteronomy 7:13; 28:4; Isaiah 13:18
R4146: Psalms 112:2; 120:4
R4147: Psalms 128:2,3
R4148: Proverbs 27:11
R4149: Isaiah 29:21; Amos 5:12
R4150: Genesis 34:20