Psalm 127:4
New International Version
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one's youth.

New Living Translation
Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands.

English Standard Version
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.

Berean Study Bible
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are children born in one’s youth.

King James Bible
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.

New King James Version
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth.

New American Standard Bible
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth.

NASB 1995
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth.

NASB 1977
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth.

Amplified Bible
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth.

Christian Standard Bible
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the sons born in one’s youth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the sons born in one's youth.

American Standard Version
As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, So are the children of youth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Like an arrow in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of the youth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
As arrows in the hand of a mighty man; so are the children of those who were outcasts.

Contemporary English Version
Having a lot of children to take care of you in your old age is like a warrior with a lot of arrows.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As arrows in the hand of the mighty, so the children of them that have been shaken.

English Revised Version
As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of youth.

Good News Translation
The sons a man has when he is young are like arrows in a soldier's hand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The children born to a man when he is young are like arrows in the hand of a warrior.

International Standard Version
As arrows in the hand of a warrior, so also are children born during one's youth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, So are the children of one's youth.

Literal Standard Version
As arrows in the hand of a mighty one, "" So [are] the sons of the young men.

NET Bible
Sons born during one's youth are like arrows in a warrior's hand.

New Heart English Bible
As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of youth.

World English Bible
As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of youth.

Young's Literal Translation
As arrows in the hand of a mighty one, So are the sons of the young men.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Children are a Heritage From the LORD
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. 5Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. He will not be put to shame when he confronts the enemies at the gate.…

Cross References
Psalm 112:2
His descendants will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.

Psalm 120:4
Sharp arrows will come from the warrior, with burning coals of the broom tree!


Treasury of Scripture

As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.

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.









(4) Children of the youth--i.e., the offspring of an early marriage. Aquila, "sons of young and vigorous parents." The young man, with his numerous family around him, is like the vigorous warrior with his quiver full of arrows.

Verse 4. - As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth; rather, the children of youth; i.e. children born to a man in his youth. Such children protect their aged parents as effectually as arrows in the hand of a warrior.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Like arrows
כְּחִצִּ֥ים (kə·ḥiṣ·ṣîm)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2671: A piercer, an arrow, a wound, thunderbolt, the shaft of a, spear

in the hand
בְּיַד־ (bə·yaḏ-)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 3027: A hand

of a warrior,
גִּבּ֑וֹר (gib·bō·wr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 1368: Powerful, warrior, tyrant

so [are]
כֵּ֝֗ן (kên)
Adverb
Strong's 3651: So -- thus

children
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

[born in] one’s youth.
הַנְּעוּרִֽים׃ (han·nə·‘ū·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5271: Youth, the state, the persons


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