1. [Song of Ascents Of Solomon] If Yahweh does not build a house in vain do its builders toil. If Yahweh does not guard a city in vain does its guard keep watch.
2. In vain you get up earlier, and put off going to bed, sweating to make a living, since it is he who provides for his beloved as they sleep.
3. Sons are a birthright from Yahweh, children are a reward from him.
4. Like arrows in a warrior's hand are the sons you father when young.
5. How blessed is the man who has filled his quiver with them; in dispute with his enemies at the city gate he will not be worsted.