126:4Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south.
126:5They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
126:6He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
127:1(A Song of degrees for Solomon.) Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
127:2It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
127:3Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
127:4As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
127:5Happy 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.
128:1(A Song of degrees.) Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways.
128:2For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.
128:3Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.
128:4Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.
128:5The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.
128:6Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel.
129:1(A Song of degrees.) Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say:
129:2Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.
129:3The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.
129:4The LORD is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
129:5Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.
129:6Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up:
129:7Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.
129:8Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the LORD be upon you: we bless you in the name of the LORD.
130:1(A Song of degrees.) Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.
130:2Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.
130:3If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?
130:4But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.
130:5I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
130:6My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.
130:7Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.
130:8And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
131:1(A Song of degrees of David.) LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.
131:2Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.
131:3Let Israel hope in the LORD from henceforth and for ever.
132:1A Song of degrees. LORD, remember David, and all his afflictions:
132:2How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob;
132:3Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed;
132:4I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids,
132:5Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.
132:6Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood.
132:7We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool.
132:8Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength.
132:9Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.
132:10For thy servant David's sake turn not away the face of thine anointed.
132:11The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
132:12If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.
132:13For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.
132:14This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
132:15I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.
132:16I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
132:17There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.