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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 127

 

 


Introduction
1The virtue of God's blessing.
3Good children are his gift.

Verse 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.
(Title
&) A Song.
120:1; 121:1; 122:1; 123:1; 124:1; 125:1; 126:1; *titles
for Solomon
or, of Solomon.
72:1; *title
The Lord
33:16-18; Proverbs 16:9; 21:30,31; Ecclesiastes 9:11; 1 Corinthians 3:7
build
1 Chronicles 22:10,11; 28:10,20; 29:19; 1 Corinthians 3:9-15
they labour
1 Corinthians 15:14; Galatians 4:11
that build it
Heb. that are builders of it in it. except.
121:3-5; Isaiah 27:3; Zechariah 2:4,5
the watchman
Song of Solomon 3:3; 5:7; Isaiah 21:5-12; 56:10; 62:6; Jeremiah 51:12,31; Ezekiel 33:2-9

Verse 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.
vain
39:5,6; Ecclesiastes 1:14; 2:1-11,20-23; 4:8
rise up
Proverbs 31:15-18
the bread
Genesis 3:17-19; Ecclesiastes 6:7
for so he
3:5; 4:8; Ecclesiastes 5:12; Jeremiah 31:26; Ezekiel 34:25; Acts 12:5,6

Verse 3
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
children
128:3,4; Genesis 1:28; 15:4,5; 24:60; 30:1,2; 33:5; 41:51,52; 48:4; Deuteronomy 28:4; Joshua 24:3,4; 1 Samuel 1:19,20,27; 2:20,21; 1 Chronicles 28:5; Isaiah 8:18

Verse 4
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
arrows
Jeremiah 50:9
so are children
Proverbs 17:6; 31:28

Verse 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.
Happy
Genesis 50:23; Job 1:2; 42:12-16
his quiver full of them
Heb. filled his quiver with them. they shall.
Job 5:4; Proverbs 27:11
speak
or, subdue.
18:47
or, destroy

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 127:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-127.html.

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