Psalm 126: Source of Prosperity

Psalm 126: Source of Prosperity. For Success in Important Undertakings.

Without God man can do nothing. All depends on his blessing, without it we labor in vain. A large family is the gift of the Almighty, and secures for the father influence and respect.

Parallel Latin-English Psalter: Psalms Index

Psalm 126: Prayer Audio in Latin

{126:1} Canticum graduum Salomonis. Nisi Dominus ædificaverit domum, in vanum laboraverunt qui ædificant eam. Nisi Dominus custodierit civitatem, frustra vigilat qui custodit eam.
{126:1} A Canticle in steps: of Solomon. Unless the Lord has built the house, those who build it have labored in vain. Unless the Lord has guarded the city, he who guards it watches in vain.

{126:2} Vanum est vobis ante lucem surgere: surgite postquam sederitis, qui manducatis panem doloris. Cum dederit dilectis suis somnum.
{126:2} It is in vain that you rise before daylight, that you rise up after you have sat down, you who chew the bread of sorrow. Whereas, to his beloved, he will give sleep.

{126:3} Ecce hereditas Domini filii: merces, fructus ventris.
{126:3} Behold, the inheritance of the Lord is sons, the reward is the fruit of the womb.

{126:4} Sicut sagittæ in manu potentis: ita filii excussorum.
{126:4} Like arrows in the hand of the powerful, so are the sons of those who have been cast out.

{126:5} Beatus vir qui implevit desiderium suum ex ipsis: non confundetur cum loquetur inimicis suis in porta.
{126:5} Blessed is the man who has filled his desire from these things. He will not be confounded when he speaks to his enemies at the gate.

This page is a part of Latin-English book of Psalms, Catholic Public Domain Version, a new translation of the Latin Vulgate, using the Douay-Rheims as a guide by Psalms Audio courtesy of The Boston Catholic Journal. All copyrights belong to their respective owners. No additions, deletions, or changes are to be made to the text or audio files in any way, and the copies may not be sold for a profit.