shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.

See, darkness covers the earth
  and thick darkness is over the peoples,

but the LORD rises upon you
  and his glory appears over you."

Isaiah 60:1-2
17 Also, in those days the nobles of Judah were sending many letters to Tobiah, and replies from Tobiah kept coming to them. 18 For many in Judah were under oath to him, since he was son-in-law to Shekaniah son of Arah, and his son Jehohanan had married the daughter of Meshullam son of Berekiah. 19 Moreover, they kept reporting to me his good deeds and then telling him what I said. And Tobiah sent letters to intimidate me.
is to develop or give form to according to a plan or process; to create or to construct

The Hebrew word for build is Bana (Ben-aw)
it means to establish.

The Greek word for build is Oikodomeo
(oy-kod-om-eh-o) it means to construct or to edify.

Labor is the use of one's energy to do something; to work, to strive, to toil

The Hebrew word for labor is y-giya (yeg-ee-ah)
it means to toil, to work, to produce;

Vain is fruitless, to lack substance or worth

The Hebrew word for vain is riyq (reek)
it means to be useless, worthless, empty

The Greek word for vain is mataios (mat-ah-yos) and it means to be profitless
Except the Lord build the house
they labor in vain that build it. Psalm 127:1a
Unless the Lord keeps,
retains possession of; stands guard, provides protection and maintains the city, the watchman that has been hired to be alert, to stand guard, to patrol the area to observe and to be on the lookout, he mine as well go on to sleep because his work lacks substance, it has no value,
it is fruitless.  His work profits nothing and it is in vain.

What Are You Building?

God's House Or Your House?

Are You Watching?
Are You Sleeping?

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.  My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.  

Psalms 121:1-3

He had been hired to intimidate me so that I would commit a sin by doing this, and then they would give me a bad name to discredit me. Nehemiah 6:13
Remember Tobiah and Sanballat, my God, because of what they have done; remember also the prophet Noadiah and how she and the rest of the prophets have been trying to intimidate me.Nehemiah 6:14
“I am carrying on a great project and cannot go down. Why should the work stop while I leave it
and go down to you?” Nehemiah 6:1
Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. Psalm 127:1b
is to retain possession of; to provide (a family, for example) with maintenance and support:

In Hebrew the word keep is nastar (naw-star) and it means to guard, to protect or maintain

In Greek the word keep is sunecho (soon-ekh-o) and it means to hold together, to constrain

is a person who is employed to stand guard or keep watch; to provide protection, to patrol

In Hebrew the word watchmen is tsaphah (tsaw-faw) and it means to peer into the distance, to observe, to watch

Waketh is to stay awake, to be up; to be alert

In Hebrew the word waketh is shaqad (shaw-qad) and it means to be on the look out
Unless the Lord builds, establishes and constructs and hold this house together; our labor, our work our toiling, our praying, our praising, it will all be in vain.  Everything that we are striving to achieve, create and produce will be fruitless, void, empty and it will serve no purpose. ~ Evangelist Stacey Lunsford~