Ps 127:1-5

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  • Verse 2: Beloved sleep. What does "for so he giveth his beloved sleep" mean? How is it connected to the point about it being vain to rise early and sit up late only to eat the bread of sorrows?
  • Verses 1-2: Connection with verses 3-5. What is the connection between verses 1-2 and verses 3-5? If you are living without the Lord, you are eating the bread of sorrows, so have lots of kids?
  • Verse 4: Children of the youth. What does "children of the youth" mean, and why are they "as arrows are in the hand of a mighty man"?


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  • Verse 3. Boyd K. Packer, "A Defense and a Refuge," Ensign, Nov 2006, pp. 85–88. Elder Packer said: "Wherever members are in the world, they should establish a family where children are welcome and treasured as 'an heritage of the Lord.' A worthy Latter-day Saint family is a standard to the world."


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  1. Wayment, The Complete Joseph Smith Translation of the Old Testament, p. 151-74.



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