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Psalms 127:3


Yes, 1  sons 2  are a gift from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward.


Ge 1:28; Ge 15:4,5; Ge 24:60; Ge 30:1,2; Ge 33:5; Ge 41:51,52; Ge 48:4; De 28:4; Jos 24:3,4; 1Sa 1:19,20,27; 1Sa 2:20,21; 1Ch 28:5; Ps 128:3,4; Isa 8:18

NET © Notes

tn or “look.”

tn Some prefer to translate this term with the gender neutral “children,” but “sons” are plainly in view here, as the following verses make clear. Daughters are certainly wonderful additions to a family, but in ancient Israelite culture sons were the “arrows” that gave a man security in his old age, for they could defend the family interests at the city gate, where the legal and economic issues of the community were settled.

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