As dew of Hermon -- That cometh down on hills of Zion, For there Jehovah commanded the blessing -- Life unto the age!
Psalm 133:3 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion - This was not Mount Zion, ציון tsiyon, in Jerusalem, but Sion, שיאן which is a part of Hermon, see Deuteronomy 4:48 : "Mount Sion, which is Hermon." On this mountain the dew is very copious. Mr. Maundrell says that "with this dew, even in dry weather, their tents were as wet as if it had rained the whole night." This seems to show the strength of the comparison.
For there - Where this unity is.
The Lord commanded the blessing - That is, an everlasting life. There he pours out his blessings, and gives a long and happy life.
For other particulars, see the commentators passim, and the following analysis.
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as the dew of Hermon. Mr. Maundrell says, We were sufficiently instructed by experience what the holy Psalmist means by The dew of Hermon, our tents being as wet with it as if it had rained all night. Some suppose that Zion here means a part of Mount Hermon; but it is not written Sion here, but Zion, which is at Jerusalem.
Deuteronomy 4:48 From Aroer, which is by the bank of the river Arnon, even to mount Sion, which is Hermon,
Deuteronomy 3:8,9 And we took at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites the land that was on this side Jordan...
Joshua 13:11 And Gilead, and the border of the Geshurites and Maachathites, and all mount Hermon, and all Bashan to Salcah;
for there the Lord
Psalm 42:8 Yet the LORD will command his loving kindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me...
Leviticus 25:21 Then I will command my blessing on you in the sixth year, and it shall bring forth fruit for three years.
Deuteronomy 28:8 The LORD shall command the blessing on you in your storehouses, and in all that you set your hand to...
Psalm 16:11 You will show me the path of life: in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand there are pleasures for ever more.
Psalm 21:4 He asked life of you, and you gave it him, even length of days for ever and ever.
John 4:14 But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst...
John 5:24,29 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that hears my word, and believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life...
John 6:50,51,68 This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die...
John 11:25,26 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live...
Romans 5:21 That as sin has reigned to death, even so might grace reign through righteousness to eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 John 2:25 And this is the promise that he has promised us, even eternal life.
1 John 5:11 And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
Revelation 1:18 I am he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for ever more, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
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