127:1 A Song of Ascents; of 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.
127:2 It is vain for you that ye rise early, and sit up late, ye that eat the bread of toil; so He giveth unto His beloved in sleep.
127:3 Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward.
127:4 As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of one's youth.
127:5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them; they shall not be put to shame, when they speak with their enemies in the gate.
shiyr hamma`aloth lishlomoh 'im-Adonay lo'-yibhnehbhayith shâve'
`âmelu bhonâyv bo 'im-Adonay lo'-yishmâr-`iyr shâve'shâqadh
127:1 shiyr hamma`aloth lishlomoh 'im-Adonay lo'-yibhnehbhayith shâve' `âmelu bhonâyv bo 'im-Adonay lo'-yishmâr-`iyr shâve'shâqadh shomêr
127:2 shâve' lâkhem mashkiymêy qum me'acharêy-shebheth'okhelêy lechem hâ`atsâbhiym kên yittên liydhiydho shênâ'
127:3 hinnêhnachalath Adonay bâniym sâkhâr periy habbâthen
127:4 kechitsiymbeyadh-gibbor kên benêy hanne`uriym
127:5 'ashrêy haggebher 'asher millê''eth-'ashpâtho mêhem lo'-yêbhoshu kiy-yedhabberu 'eth-'oyebhiym bashâ`ar
version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.
The text is in the public domain.
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Source for transliteration: http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/tv/psa.htm
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