Good News Translation (GNB)
127

In Praise of God's GoodnessPs 127 Hebrew title: By Solomon.

1271If the LORD does not build the house,

the work of the builders is useless;

if the LORD does not protect the city,

it is useless for the sentries to stand guard.

2It is useless to work so hard for a living,

getting up early and going to bed late.

For the LORD provides for those he loves,

while they are asleep.

3Children are a gift from the LORD;

they are a real blessing.

4The sons a man has when he is young

are like arrows in a soldier's hand.

5Happy is the man who has many such arrows.

He will never be defeated

when he meets his enemies in the place of judgement.