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Psalm 127:3–5

Behold, bchildren are a heritage from the Lord,

cthe fruit of the womb a reward.

Like arrows in the hand of da warrior

are the children1 of one’s youth.

Blessed is the man

who fills his quiver with them!

He shall not be put to shame

when he speaks with his enemies ein the gate.2

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Psalm 127:3–5 — The New International Version (NIV)

Children are a heritage from the Lord,

offspring a reward from him.

Like arrows in the hands of a warrior

are children born in one’s youth.

Blessed is the man

whose quiver is full of them.

They will not be put to shame

when they contend with their opponents in court.

Psalm 127:3–5 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord:

And the fruit of the womb is his reward.

As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man;

So are children of the youth.

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 127:3–5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Children are a gift from the Lord;

they are a reward from him.

Children born to a young man

are like arrows in a warrior’s hands.

How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them!

He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates.

Psalm 127:3–5 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,

The fruit of the womb is a reward.

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,

So are the children of one’s youth.

Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them;

They shall not be ashamed,

But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.

Psalm 127:3–5 — New Century Version (NCV)

Children are a gift from the Lord;

babies are a reward.

Children who are born to a young man

are like arrows in the hand of a warrior.

Happy is the man

who has his bag full of arrows.

They will not be defeated

when they fight their enemies at the city gate.

Psalm 127:3–5 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Lo, children are a heritage of Jehovah;

And the fruit of the womb is his reward.

As arrows in the hand of a mighty man,

So are the children of youth.

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.

Psalm 127:3–5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Lo, children are an inheritance from Jehovah, and the fruit of the womb a reward. As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of youth. Happy is the man that hath filled his quiver with them. They shall not be ashamed when they speak with enemies in the gate.

Psalm 127:3–5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Children are an inheritance from the Lord

They are a reward from him. 

The children born to a man when he is young 

are like arrows in the hand of a warrior. 

Blessed is the man who has filled his quiver with them. 

He will not be put to shame 

when he speaks with his enemies in the city gate. 

Psalm 127:3–5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Sons are indeed a heritage from the Lord,

children, a reward.

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior

are the sons born in one’s youth.

Happy is the man who has filled his quiver with them.

Such men will never be put to shame

when they speak with their enemies at the city gate.

Psalm 127:3–5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Sons are indeed a heritage from the Lord,

the fruit of the womb a reward.

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior

are the sons of one’s youth.

Happy is the man who has

his quiver full of them.

He shall not be put to shame

when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

Psalm 127:3–5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Look, children are the heritage of Yahweh;

the fruit of the womb is a reward.

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,

so are the children of one’s youth.

Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them.

They shall not be put to shame

when they speak with enemies at the gate.

Psalm 127:3–5 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Children are a gift from the Lord.

They are a reward from him.

Children who are born to people when they are young

are like arrows in the hands of a soldier.

Blessed are those

who have many children.

They won’t be put to shame

when they go up against their enemies in court.

Psalm 127:3–5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Behold, children are a gift of the Lord,

The fruit of the womb is a reward.

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,

So are the children of one’s youth.

How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them;

They will not be ashamed

When they speak with their enemies in the gate.


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