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Psalms 127:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Lo, children are a heritage of Jehovah; [And] the fruit of the womb is [his] reward.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Lo, children [are] an heritage of the LORD: [and] the fruit of the womb [is his] reward.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Lo, children [are] a heritage of the LORD: [and] the fruit of the womb [is his] reward.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Lo, children are an inheritance from Jehovah, [and] the fruit of the womb a reward.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Lo! an inheritance from Yahweh, are children, A reward, the fruit of the womb:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Lo, an inheritance of Jehovah [are] sons, A reward [is] the fruit of the womb.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Behold the inheritance of the Lord are children: the reward, the fruit of the womb.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Loe, children [are] an heritage of the LORD: [and] the fruit of the wombe [is his] reward.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Behold, the inheritance of the Lord, children, the reward of the fruit of the womb.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Lo, children [are] an heritage of Yahweh: [and] the fruit of the womb [is his] reward.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Lo, x2009
(2009) Complement
הִנֵּה
hinneh
{hin-nay'}
Prolonged for H2005; lo!.
children 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
[are] an heritage 5159
{5159} Prime
נַחֲלָה
nachalah
{nakh-al-aw'}
From H5157 (in its usual sense); properly something inherited, that is, (abstractly) occupancy, or (concretely) an heirloom; generally an estate, patrimony or portion.
of Yhw יָהוֶה: 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
[and] the fruit 6529
{6529} Prime
פְּרִי
p@riy
{per-ee'}
From H6509; fruit (literally or figuratively).
of the womb 990
{0990} Prime
בֶּטֶן
beten
{beh'-ten}
From an unused root probably meaning to be hollow; the belly, especially the womb; also the bosom or body of anything.
[is his] reward. 7939
{7939} Prime
שָׂכָר
sakar
{saw-kawr'}
From H7986; payment of contract; concretely salary, fare, maintenance; by implication compensation, benefit.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 127:3-5

_ _ Posterity is often represented as a blessing from God (Genesis 30:2, Genesis 30:18; 1 Samuel 1:19, 1 Samuel 1:20). Children are represented as the defenders (arrows) of their parents in war, and in litigation.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 127:1-5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 127:3

Children — The chief of these blessings. Heritage — Only from God's blessing, even as an inheritance is not the fruit of a man's own labour, but the gift of God.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Psalms 128:3-4 Thy wife [shall be] as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table. ... Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.
Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Genesis 15:4-5 And, behold, the word of the LORD [came] unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. ... And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
Genesis 24:60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou [art] our sister, be thou [the mother] of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.
Genesis 30:1-2 And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die. ... And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, [Am] I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?
Genesis 33:5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, Who [are] those with thee? And he said, The children which God hath graciously given thy servant.
Genesis 41:51-52 And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, [said he], hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house. ... And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.
Genesis 48:4 And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this land to thy seed after thee [for] an everlasting possession.
Deuteronomy 28:4 Blessed [shall be] the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
Joshua 24:3-4 And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the flood, and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac. ... And I gave unto Isaac Jacob and Esau: and I gave unto Esau mount Seir, to possess it; but Jacob and his children went down into Egypt.
1 Samuel 1:19-20 And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before the LORD, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah: and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and the LORD remembered her. ... Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, [saying], Because I have asked him of the LORD.
1 Samuel 1:27 For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him:
1 Samuel 2:20-21 And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, The LORD give thee seed of this woman for the loan which is lent to the LORD. And they went unto their own home. ... And the LORD visited Hannah, so that she conceived, and bare three sons and two daughters. And the child Samuel grew before the LORD.
1 Chronicles 28:5 And of all my sons, (for the LORD hath given me many sons,) he hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.
Isaiah 8:18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me [are] for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.
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Gn 1:28; 15:4; 24:60; 30:1; 33:5; 41:51; 48:4. Dt 28:4. Jsh 24:3. 1S 1:19, 27; 2:20. 1Ch 28:5. Ps 128:3. Is 8:18.

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