Psalm 127:3
New International Version
Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him.

New Living Translation
Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.

English Standard Version
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.

Berean Study Bible
Children are indeed a heritage from the LORD, and the fruit of the womb is His reward.

King James Bible
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

New King James Version
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.

New American Standard Bible
Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.

NASB 1995
Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.

NASB 1977
Behold, children are a gift of the LORD; The fruit of the womb is a reward.

Amplified Bible
Behold, children are a heritage and gift from the LORD, The fruit of the womb a reward.

Christian Standard Bible
Sons are indeed a heritage from the LORD, offspring, a reward.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Sons are indeed a heritage from the LORD, children, a reward.

American Standard Version
Lo, children are a heritage of Jehovah; And the fruit of the womb is his reward.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For the inheritance of LORD JEHOVAH is children, the reward of the fruit of the womb.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Behold, the inheritance of the Lord, children, the reward of the fruit of the womb.

Contemporary English Version
Children are a blessing and a gift from the LORD.

Douay-Rheims Bible
behold the inheritance of the Lord are children: the reward, the fruit of the womb.

English Revised Version
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

Good News Translation
Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a real blessing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Children are an inheritance from the LORD. They are a reward from him.

International Standard Version
Children are a gift from the LORD; a productive womb, the LORD's reward.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Lo, children are a heritage of the LORD; The fruit of the womb is a reward.

Literal Standard Version
Behold, sons [are] an inheritance of YHWH, The fruit of the womb [is] a reward.

NET Bible
Yes, sons are a gift from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward.

New Heart English Bible
Look, children are a heritage of the LORD. The fruit of the womb is a reward.

World English Bible
Behold, children are a heritage of Yahweh. The fruit of the womb is his reward.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, an inheritance of Jehovah are sons, A reward is the fruit of the womb.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Children are a Heritage From the LORD
2In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for bread to eat—for He gives sleep to His beloved. 3Children are indeed a heritage from the LORD, and the fruit of the womb is His reward. 4Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are children born in one’s youth.…

Cross References
Genesis 1:28
God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and every creature that crawls upon the earth."

Genesis 25:21
Later, Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren. And the LORD heard his prayer, and his wife Rebekah conceived.

Genesis 33:5
When Esau looked up and saw the women and children, he asked, "Who are these with you?" Jacob answered, "These are the children God has graciously given your servant."

Genesis 48:4
and told me, 'Behold, I will make you fruitful and multiply you; I will make you a multitude of peoples, and will give this land to your descendants after you as an everlasting possession.'

Deuteronomy 7:13
He will love you and bless you and multiply you. He will bless the fruit of your womb and the produce of your land--your grain, new wine, and oil, the young of your herds and the lambs of your flocks--in the land that He swore to your fathers to give you.

Deuteronomy 28:4
The fruit of your womb will be blessed, as well as the produce of your land and the offspring of your livestock--the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.

Joshua 24:3
But I took your father Abraham from beyond the Euphrates and led him through all the land of Canaan, and I multiplied his descendants. I gave him Isaac,


Treasury of Scripture

See, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

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Psalm 128:3,4
Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table…

Genesis 1:28
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Genesis 15:4,5
And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir…









(3) Children.--With the true patriarchal feeling of the blessing of a numerous offspring, the poet here directly alludes to Genesis 30:2. "Heritage of Jehovah" is, of course, "heritage from Jehovah," i.e., a promise granted by Him, just as Israel itself was a possession He made for Himself.

Verse 3. - Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord. The teaching is enforced by an example. The prosperity, alike of states and of individuals, depends on nothing so much as on an abundant progeny of children. But children are manifestly the free gift of God. And the fruit of the womb is his reward. One of the ways in which he rewards his faithful ones (see Deuteronomy 28:10:11).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Children
בָּנִ֑ים (bā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1121: A son

are indeed
הִנֵּ֤ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

a heritage
נַחֲלַ֣ת (na·ḥă·laṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5159: Something inherited, occupancy, an heirloom, an estate, patrimony, portion

from the LORD,
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

[and] the fruit
פְּרִ֣י (pə·rî)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6529: Fruit

of the womb
הַבָּֽטֶן׃ (hab·bā·ṭen)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 990: The belly, the womb, the bosom, body of anything

[is His] reward.
שָׂ֝כָ֗ר (ḵār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7939: Payment of contract, salary, fare, maintenance, compensation, benefit


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