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Psalm 127:1

Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it:

Except athe Lord keep the city, the watchman bwaketh but in vain.

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Psalm 127:1 — The New International Version (NIV)

Unless the Lord builds the house,

the builders labor in vain.

Unless the Lord watches over the city,

the guards stand watch in vain.

Psalm 127:1 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Unless the Lord builds the house,

those who build it labor in vain.

Unless the Lord watches over the city,

the watchman stays awake in vain.

Psalm 127:1 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Unless the Lord builds a house,

the work of the builders is wasted.

Unless the Lord protects a city,

guarding it with sentries will do no good.

Psalm 127:1 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Unless the Lord builds the house,

They labor in vain who build it;

Unless the Lord guards the city,

The watchman stays awake in vain.

Psalm 127:1 — New Century Version (NCV)

If the Lord doesn’t build the house,

the builders are working for nothing.

If the Lord doesn’t guard the city,

the guards are watching for nothing.

Psalm 127:1 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Except Jehovah build the house,

They labor in vain that build it:

Except Jehovah keep the city,

The watchman waketh but in vain.

Psalm 127:1 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Unless Jehovah build the house, in vain do its builders labour in it; unless Jehovah keep the city, the keeper watcheth in vain:

Psalm 127:1 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

If the Lord does not build the house, 

it is useless for the builders to work on it. 

If the Lord does not protect a city, 

it is useless for the guard to stay alert. 

Psalm 127:1 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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.

Psalm 127:1 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Unless the Lord builds the house,

those who build it labor in vain.

Unless the Lord guards the city,

the guard keeps watch in vain.

Psalm 127:1 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Unless Yahweh builds a house,

its builders labor at it in vain.

Unless Yahweh guards a city,

a guard watches in vain.

Psalm 127:1 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

If the Lord doesn’t build a house,

the work of its builders is useless.

If the Lord doesn’t watch over a city,

it’s useless for those on guard duty to stand watch over it.

Psalm 127:1 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

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.