The virtue of the Lord's blessing
||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.
||It 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.
Children are a gift of the Lord
||Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
||As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
||Happy 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.