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How blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them.
They will not be put to shame[a] when they confront[b] enemies at the city gate.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 127:5 tn Being “put to shame” is here metonymic for being defeated, probably in a legal context, as the reference to the city gate suggests. One could be humiliated (Ps 69:12) or deprived of justice (Amos 5:12) at the gate, but with strong sons to defend the family interests this was less likely to happen.
  2. Psalm 127:5 tn Heb “speak with.”

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