Thursday, January 27, 2011

Day 27 — Psalm 127

Trust in providence

Song of Ascents, Solomon.

If Yahweh does not build the house,
in vain the masons toil;
if Yahweh does not guard the city,
in vain the sentries watch.

In vain you get up earlier,
and put off going to bed,
sweating to make a living,
since He provides for His beloved as they sleep.

Sons are a bounty from Yahweh,
He rewards with descendants:
like the arrows in a hero's hand
are the sons you father when young.

Happy the man who has filled his quiver
with arrows of this sort;
in dispute with his enemies at the gate,
he will not be worsted.

Next… Psalm 128

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