Psalm 133:3
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It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the LORD bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.

King James Bible
As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.

Darby Bible Translation
As the dew of Hermon that descendeth on the mountains of Zion; for there hath Jehovah commanded the blessing, life for evermore.

World English Bible
like the dew of Hermon, that comes down on the hills of Zion: for there Yahweh gives the blessing, even life forevermore. A Song of Ascents.

Young's Literal Translation
As dew of Hermon -- That cometh down on hills of Zion, For there Jehovah commanded the blessing -- Life unto the age!

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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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...

even life

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.

God the Holy Spirit the Love which Dwells in the Heart.
"It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard; that went down to the skirts of his garments." --Psalm cxxxiii. 2. The fact that love can radiate within man does not insure him the possession of true and real Love, unless, according to His eternal counsel, God is pleased to enter into personal fellowship with him. So long as man knows Him only from afar and not near, God is a stranger to him. He may admire His Love, have a faint sense of it, be pleasantly
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Departure from Ireland. Death and Burial at Clairvaux.
[Sidenote: 1148, May (?)] 67. (30). Being asked once, in what place, if a choice were given him, he would prefer to spend his last day--for on this subject the brothers used to ask one another what place each would select for himself--he hesitated, and made no reply. But when they insisted, he said, "If I take my departure hence[821] I shall do so nowhere more gladly than whence I may rise together with our Apostle"[822]--he referred to St. Patrick; "but if it behoves me to make a pilgrimage, and
H. J. Lawlor—St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

Cross References
Leviticus 25:21
I will send you such a blessing in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years.

Deuteronomy 3:9
(Hermon is called Sirion by the Sidonians; the Amorites call it Senir.)

Deuteronomy 4:48
This land extended from Aroer on the rim of the Arnon Gorge to Mount Sirion (that is, Hermon),

Deuteronomy 28:8
The LORD will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.

Psalm 21:4
He asked you for life, and you gave it to him-- length of days, for ever and ever.

Psalm 42:8
By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me-- a prayer to the God of my life.

Psalm 48:2
Beautiful in its loftiness, the joy of the whole earth, like the heights of Zaphon is Mount Zion, the city of the Great King.

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