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Psalms 127:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, So are the children of youth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— As arrows [are] in the hand of a mighty man; so [are] children of the youth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— As arrows [are] in the hand of a mighty man: so [are] children of the youth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of youth.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— As arrows in the hand of a warrior, so, are the children of young men.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— As arrows in the hand of a mighty one, So [are] the sons of the young men.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— As arrows in the hand of the mighty, so the children of them that have been shaken.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— As arrowes [are] in the hand of a mightie man: so [are] children of the youth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— As arrows in the hand of a mighty man; so are the children of those who were outcasts.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— As arrows [are] in the hand of a mighty man; so [are] children of the youth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
As arrows 2671
{2671} Prime
חֵץ
chets
{khayts}
From H2686; properly a piercer, that is, an arrow; by implication a wound; figuratively (of God) thunder bolt; (by interchange for H6086) the shaft of a spear.
[are] in the hand 3027
{3027} Prime
יָד
yad
{yawd}
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
of a mighty x1368
(1368) Complement
גִּבּוֹר
gibbowr
{ghib-bore'}
Intensive from the same as H1397; powerful; by implication warrior, tyrant.
man; y1368
[1368] Standard
גִּבּוֹר
gibbowr
{ghib-bore'}
Intensive from the same as H1397; powerful; by implication warrior, tyrant.
so x3651
(3651) Complement
כֵּן
ken
{kane}
From H3559; properly set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjugation) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles).
[are] 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.).
of the youth. 5271
{5271} Prime
נָעוּר
na`uwr
{naw-oor'}
Properly passive participle from H5288 as denominative; (only in plural collectively or emphatically) youth, the state (juvenility) or the persons (young people).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 127:3-5.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 127:1-5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 127:4

Youth — These he prefers before other children, because they live longest with their parents, and to their comfort and support, whereas children born in old age seldom come to maturity before their parents death.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 127:4

As arrows [are] in the hand of a mighty man; so [are] (f) children of the youth.

(f) That is, endued with strength and virtues from God: for these are signs of God's blessings, and not the number.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
arrows:

Jeremiah 50:9 For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows [shall be] as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain.

so are children:

Proverbs 17:6 Children's children [are] the crown of old men; and the glory of children [are] their fathers.
Proverbs 31:28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband [also], and he praiseth her.
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Pv 17:6; 31:28. Jr 50:9.

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