*A Song of degrees ||for Solomon.
1 Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain †that build it:
Except athe Lord keep the city, the watchman bwaketh but in vain.
2 It is vain for you cto drise up early, to dsit up celate,
To feat the bread of gsorrows:
For hso he giveth his ibeloved sleep.
3 Lo, kchildren are an heritage of the Lord:
And lthe fruit of the womb is his reward.
4 As arrows are in the hand of a mmighty man;
So are nchildren of the youth.
5 Happy is the man that †hath his quiver full of them:
oThey shall not be ashamed,
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