Psalm 127:1
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New International Version
A song of ascents. Of´┐ŻSolomon. Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.


New American Standard Bible
A Song of Ascents, of Solomon. Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain.


King James Bible
[[A Song of degrees for 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.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
A Solomonic song of ascents. Unless the LORD builds a house, its builders labor over it in vain; unless the LORD watches over a city, the watchman stays alert in vain.


International Standard Version
Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor uselessly. Unless the LORD guards the city, its security forces keep watch uselessly.


American Standard Version
Except Jehovah build the house, They labor in vain that build it: Except Jehovah keep the city, The watchman waketh but in vain.


Douay-Rheims Bible
Unless the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it. Unless the Lord keep the city, he watcheth in vain that keepeth it.


Darby Bible Translation
{A Song of degrees. Of Solomon.} Unless Jehovah build the house, in vain do its builders labour in it; unless Jehovah keep the city, the keeper watcheth in vain:


Young's Literal Translation
A Song of the Ascents, by Solomon. If Jehovah doth not build the house, In vain have its builders laboured at it, If Jehovah doth not watch a city, In vain hath a watchman waked.
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Treasury of Scripture

Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman wakes but in vain.

A Song.

Psalm 120:1 In my distress I cried to the LORD, and he heard me.

Psalm 121:1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills, from where comes my help.

Psalm 122:1 I was glad when they said to me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.

Psalm 123:1 To you lift I up my eyes, O you that dwell in the heavens.

Psalm 124:1 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say;

Psalm 125:1 They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but stays for ever.

Psalm 126:1 When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

for Solomon. or, of Solomon

Psalm 72:1 Give the king your judgments, O God, and your righteousness to the king's son.

The Lord

Psalm 33:16-18 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength...

Proverbs 16:9 A man's heart devises his way: but the LORD directs his steps.

Proverbs 21:30,31 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD...

Ecclesiastes 9:11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise...

1 Corinthians 3:7 So then neither is he that plants any thing, neither he that waters; but God that gives the increase.

build

1 Chronicles 22:10,11 He shall build an house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I will be his father...

1 Chronicles 28:10,20 Take heed now; for the LORD has chosen you to build an house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it...

1 Chronicles 29:19 And give to Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep your commandments, your testimonies, and your statutes, and to do all these things...

1 Corinthians 3:9-15 For we are laborers together with God: you are God's husbandry, you are God's building...

they labour

1 Corinthians 15:14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

Galatians 4:11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed on you labor in vain.

that build it. Heb. that are builders of it in it
except

Psalm 121:3-5 He will not suffer your foot to be moved: he that keeps you will not slumber...

Isaiah 27:3 I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.

Zechariah 2:4,5 And said to him, Run, speak to this young man, saying...

the watchman

Songs 3:3 The watchmen that go about the city found me: to whom I said, Saw you him whom my soul loves?

Songs 5:7 The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.

Isaiah 21:5-12 Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, you princes, and anoint the shield...

Isaiah 56:10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.

Isaiah 62:6 I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: you that make mention of the LORD...

Jeremiah 51:12,31 Set up the standard on the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes...

Ezekiel 33:2-9 Son of man, speak to the children of your people, and say to them, When I bring the sword on a land...

Strong's Concordance
{{A Song of degrees for 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.
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