Psalms 127

Coverdale(i) 1 Excepte the LORDE buylde the house, their labour is but lost that buylde it. 2 Excepte the LORDE kepe the cite, the watchman waketh but in vayne. 3 It is but lost labour that ye ryse vp early, and take no rest, but eate the bred of carefulnesse: for loke to whom it pleaseth him, he geueth it in slepe. 4 Lo, children and ye frute of the wombe are an heretage and gift, that cometh of the LORDE. 5 Like as the arowes in the hode of the giaute, eue so are the yonge childre. Happie is the ma, yt hath his quyuer full of them: they shal not be ashamed, when they speake with their enemies in the gate.