|Sons are a heritage from the LORD, |
children a reward from him.
|Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. |
|Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, |
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
|Psalm 127:3 |
The Hebrews regarded children as a blessing from the Lord (see Gen. 13:16; Ruth 4:13-16; 1 Sam. 1:11). They are a reward and heritage, bringing joy to their parents. Rearing a child is a sacred responsibility, and parents must depend on the Lord to help them guide their children.
Thomas Nelson, I. (1997, c1995). Woman's study Bible . (Ps 127:3). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
Did you know?
The rabbis of old declared that a child has three parents: God, his father, and his mother (cf. Gen. 20:17, 18; 30:1, 2). Parents, then, are held accountable unto God for their stewardship of parenthood.