Psalm 127:1
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New Living Translation
A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem. A psalm of Solomon. Unless the LORD builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the LORD protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good.

King James Bible
A Song of degrees for Solomon. Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

Darby Bible Translation
{A Song of degrees. Of Solomon.} Unless Jehovah build the house, in vain do its builders labour in it; unless Jehovah keep the city, the keeper watcheth in vain:

World English Bible
Unless Yahweh builds the house, they labor in vain who build it. Unless Yahweh watches over the city, the watchman guards it in vain.

Young's Literal Translation
A Song of the Ascents, by Solomon. If Jehovah doth not build the house, In vain have its builders laboured at it, If Jehovah doth not watch a city, In vain hath a watchman waked.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

127:1 Build - Assist and bless those that build it.

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The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Leviticus 26:20
All your work will be for nothing, for your land will yield no crops, and your trees will bear no fruit.

Psalm 78:69
There he built his sanctuary as high as the heavens, as solid and enduring as the earth.

Psalm 121:3
He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber.

Psalm 121:4
Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps.

Psalm 126:6
They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.

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