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Psalm chapter 126

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[A song of ascents.] When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.
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Our mouths were filled with laughter then, and our tongues with shouts of joy. Then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."
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The LORD had done great things for us; we were joyful.
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Restore our fortunes, LORD, like watercourses in the Negev.
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Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy.
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Though one goes along weeping, carrying the bag of seed, he will surely come back with shouts of joy, carrying his sheaves.

Psalm chapter 127

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[A Solomonic song of ascents.] Unless the LORD builds a house, its builders labor over it in vain; unless the LORD watches over a city, the watchman stays alert in vain.
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In vain you get up early and stay up late, eating food earned by hard work; certainly He gives sleep to the one He loves.
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Sons are indeed a heritage from the LORD, children, a reward.
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Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the sons born in one's youth.
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Happy is the man who has filled his quiver with them. Such men will never be put to shame when they speak with [their] enemies at the city gate.

Psalm chapter 128

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[A song of ascents.] How happy is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in His ways!
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You will surely eat what your hands have worked for. You will be happy, and it will go well for you.
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Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house, your sons, like young olive trees around your table.
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In this very way the man who fears the LORD will be blessed.
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May the LORD bless you from Zion, so that you will see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life,
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and will see your children's children! Peace be with Israel.

Psalm chapter 129

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[A song of ascents.] Since my youth they have often attacked me-- let Israel say--
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Since my youth they have often attacked me, but they have not prevailed against me.
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Plowmen plowed over my back; they made their furrows long.
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The LORD is righteous; He has cut the ropes of the wicked.
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Let all who hate Zion be driven back in disgrace.
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Let them be like grass on the rooftops, which withers before it grows up
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and can't even fill the hands of the reaper or the arms of the one who binds sheaves.
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Then none who pass by will say, "May the LORD's blessing be on you." We bless you in the name of the LORD.

Psalm chapter 130

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[A song of ascents.] Out of the depths I call to You, LORD!
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Lord, listen to my voice; let Your ears be attentive to my cry for help.
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LORD, if You considered sins, Lord, who could stand?
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But with You there is forgiveness, so that You may be revered.
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I wait for the LORD; I wait, and put my hope in His word.
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I [wait] for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning-- more than watchmen for the morning.
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Israel, put your hope in the LORD. For there is faithful love with the Lord, and with Him is redemption in abundance.
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And He will redeem Israel from all its sins.