Psalm 127 Bible Commentary - Children, Our Heritage

Psalms > Psalm 127 Summary. Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain. It is vain to eat the bread of sorrows, for he gives his beloved sleep. As arrows are in the hand of a might man, so are children of the youth. Happy is the man who has a quiver full. See below for Biblical advice and commentary concerning Psalm 127.

Psalm 127 Scriptures

1 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.
2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

Psalm 127 Biblical Advice and Commentary

Psa 127:4: The Strong Leader – A Father Characteristic. A father is like a skilled archer who gets better and better each day to become a more powerful archer. When a father is a strong leader, his children are like arrows that fly true and hit their mark in life. Psalm 127:4 advises how children are like arrows to a strong father.

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