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Laboring and Prospering with the Lord

A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon.

127 Unless the Lord builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
Unless (A)the Lord guards the city,
The watchman stays awake in vain.

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10 Because you have forgotten (A)the God of your salvation,
And have not been mindful of the Rock of your [a]stronghold,
Therefore you will plant pleasant plants
And set out foreign seedlings;

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 17:10 refuge

11 In the day you will make your plant to grow,
And in the morning you will make your seed to flourish;
But the harvest will be a heap of ruins
In the day of grief and desperate sorrow.

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(A)Then I said, ‘I have labored in vain,
I have spent my strength for nothing and in vain;
Yet surely my [a]just reward is with the Lord,
And my [b]work with my God.’ ”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 49:4 justice
  2. Isaiah 49:4 recompense

13 (A)They have sown wheat but reaped thorns;
They have [a]put themselves to pain but do not profit.
But be ashamed of your harvest
Because of the fierce anger of the Lord.”

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 12:13 Or strained

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