|A Song of degrees for Solomon.
|1||Except the LORD
build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD
the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
|2||It is vain
for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows:
for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the
|4||As arrows are
in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
||children of thy youth|
|5||Happy is the
man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but
shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
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