Behold, (A)children are a [a]gift of the Lord,
The (B)fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a (C)warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
How (D)blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them;
(E)They will not be ashamed
When they (F)speak with their enemies (G)in the gate.

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  1. Psalm 127:3 Or heritage
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Behold, (A)children are a heritage from the Lord,
    (B)the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of (C)a warrior
    are the children[a] 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 (D)in the gate.[b]

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  1. Psalm 127:4 Or sons
  2. Psalm 127:5 Or They shall not be put to shame when they speak with their enemies in the gate
English Standard Version (ESV)

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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.

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