Psalm 127:3
New International Version
Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him.

New Living Translation
Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.

English Standard Version
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.

Berean Study Bible
Children are indeed a heritage from the LORD, and the fruit of the womb is His reward.

New American Standard Bible
Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.

King James Bible
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

Christian Standard Bible
Sons are indeed a heritage from the LORD, offspring, a reward.

Contemporary English Version
Children are a blessing and a gift from the LORD.

Good News Translation
Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a real blessing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Sons are indeed a heritage from the LORD, children, a reward.

International Standard Version
Children are a gift from the LORD; a productive womb, the LORD's reward.

NET Bible
Yes, sons are a gift from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward.

New Heart English Bible
Look, children are a heritage of the LORD. The fruit of the womb is a reward.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For the inheritance of Lord Jehovah is children, the reward of the fruit of the womb.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Children are an inheritance from the LORD. They are a reward from him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Lo, children are a heritage of the LORD; The fruit of the womb is a reward.

New American Standard 1977
Behold, children are a gift of the LORD; The fruit of the womb is a reward.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, sons are a heritage of the LORD, and the fruit of the womb is to be desired.

King James 2000 Bible
Lo, children are a heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

American King James Version
See, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

American Standard Version
Lo, children are a heritage of Jehovah; And the fruit of the womb is his reward.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Behold, the inheritance of the Lord, children, the reward of the fruit of the womb.

Douay-Rheims Bible
behold the inheritance of the Lord are children: the reward, the fruit of the womb.

Darby Bible Translation
Lo, children are an inheritance from Jehovah, [and] the fruit of the womb a reward.

English Revised Version
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

Webster's Bible Translation
Lo, children are a heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

World English Bible
Behold, children are a heritage of Yahweh. The fruit of the womb is his reward.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, an inheritance of Jehovah are sons, A reward is the fruit of the womb.
Study Bible
Children are a Heritage From the LORD
2In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for bread to eat—for He gives sleep to His beloved. 3Children are indeed a heritage from the LORD, and the fruit of the womb is His reward. 4Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are children born in one’s youth.…
Cross References
Genesis 1:28
God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and every creature that crawls upon the earth."

Genesis 25:21
Later, Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren. And the LORD heard his prayer, and his wife Rebekah conceived.

Genesis 33:5
When Esau looked up and saw the women and children, he asked, "Who are these with you?" Jacob answered, "These are the children God has graciously given your servant."

Genesis 48:4
and told me, 'Behold, I will make you fruitful and multiply you; I will make you a multitude of peoples, and will give this land to your descendants after you as an everlasting possession.'

Deuteronomy 7:13
He will love you and bless you and multiply you. He will bless the fruit of your womb and the produce of your land--your grain, new wine, and oil--the young of your herds, and the newborn of your flocks, in the land that He swore to your fathers to give you.

Deuteronomy 28:4
The fruit of your womb will be blessed, as well as the produce of your land and the offspring of your livestock--the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.

Joshua 24:3
But I took your father Abraham from beyond the Euphrates and led him through all the land of Canaan, and I multiplied his descendants. I gave him Isaac,

Joshua 24:4
and to Isaac I gave Jacob and Esau. I apportioned to Esau the hill country of Seir, but Jacob and his sons went down to Egypt.

Psalm 113:9
He settles the barren woman in her home, as a joyful mother to her children. Hallelujah!

Isaiah 13:18
Their bows will dash young men to pieces; they will have no mercy on the fruit of the womb; they will not look with pity on the children.

Treasury of Scripture

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Psalm 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…

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…







Lexicon
Children
בָּנִ֑ים (bā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

are indeed
הִנֵּ֤ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

a heritage
נַחֲלַ֣ת (na·ḥă·laṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5159: Something inherited, occupancy, an heirloom, an estate, patrimony, portion

from the LORD,
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

[and] the fruit
פְּרִ֣י (pə·rî)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6529: Fruit

of the womb
הַבָּֽטֶן׃ (hab·bā·ṭen)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 990: The belly, the womb, the bosom, body of anything

[is His] reward.
שָׂ֝כָ֗ר (ḵār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7939: Payment of contract, salary, fare, maintenance, compensation, benefit
(3) Children.--With the true patriarchal feeling of the blessing of a numerous offspring, the poet here directly alludes to Genesis 30:2. "Heritage of Jehovah" is, of course, "heritage from Jehovah," i.e., a promise granted by Him, just as Israel itself was a possession He made for Himself.

Verse 3. - Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord. The teaching is enforced by an example. The prosperity, alike of states and of individuals, depends on nothing so much as on an abundant progeny of children. But children are manifestly the free gift of God. And the fruit of the womb is his reward. One of the ways in which he rewards his faithful ones (see Deuteronomy 28:10:11). 127:1-5 The value of the Divine blessing. - Let us always look to God's providence. In all the affairs and business of a family we must depend upon his blessing. 1. For raising a family. If God be not acknowledged, we have no reason to expect his blessing; and the best-laid plans fail, unless he crowns them with success. 2. For the safety of a family or a city. Except the Lord keep the city, the watchmen, though they neither slumber nor sleep, wake but in vain; mischief may break out, which even early discoveries may not be able to prevent. 3. For enriching a family. Some are so eager upon the world, that they are continually full of care, which makes their comforts bitter, and their lives a burden. All this is to get money; but all in vain, except God prosper them: while those who love the Lord, using due diligence in their lawful callings, and casting all their care upon him, have needful success, without uneasiness or vexation. Our care must be to keep ourselves in the love of God; then we may be easy, whether we have little or much of this world. But we must use the proper means very diligently. Children are God's gifts, a heritage, and a reward; and are to be accounted blessings, and not burdens: he who sends mouths, will send meat, if we trust in him. They are a great support and defence to a family. Children who are young, may be directed aright to the mark, God's glory, and the service of their generation; but when they are gone into the world, they are arrows out of the hand, it is too late to direct them then. But these arrows in the hand too often prove arrows in the heart, a grief to godly parents. Yet, if trained according to God's word, they generally prove the best defence in declining years, remembering their obligations to their parents, and taking care of them in old age. All earthly comforts are uncertain, but the Lord will assuredly comfort and bless those who serve him; and those who seek the conversion of sinners, will find that their spiritual children are their joy and crown in the day of Jesus Christ.
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