A Song of the Ascents. Of Solomon.
Unless Jehovah guards the city,+
It is in vain that the guard stays awake.
2 It is in vain that you rise up early,
That you stay up late,
That you toil for your food,
Since he provides for his loved ones while giving them sleep.+
They will not be put to shame,
For they will speak with enemies in the city gate.