New International Version
It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the LORD bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.
New Living Translation
Harmony is as refreshing as the dew from Mount Hermon that falls on the mountains of Zion. And there the LORD has pronounced his blessing, even life everlasting.
English Standard Version
It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the LORD has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.
New American Standard Bible
It is like the dew of Hermon Coming down upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing-- life forever.
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.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
It is like the dew of Hermon falling on the mountains of Zion. For there the LORD has appointed the blessing-- life forevermore.
International Standard Version
It is like the dew of Hermon falling on Zion's mountains. For there the LORD commanded his blessing— life everlasting.
It is like the dew of Hermon, which flows down upon the hills of Zion. Indeed that is where the LORD has decreed a blessing will be available--eternal life.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Like the dew of Hermon that descends upon the mountain of Zion, because there Lord Jehovah commanded the blessing and the Life unto eternity.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
It is like dew on [Mount] Hermon, dew which comes down on Zion's mountains. That is where the LORD promised the blessing of eternal life.
JPS Tanakh 1917
Like the dew of Hermon, That cometh down upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing, Even life for ever.
New American Standard 1977
It is like the dew of Hermon,
Coming down upon the mountains of Zion;
For there the LORD commanded the blessing—life forever.
Study BibleHow Pleasant to Live in Unity!
…2It is like the precious oil upon the head, Coming down upon the beard, Even Aaron's beard, Coming down upon the edge of his robes. 3It is like the dew of Hermon Coming down upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing-- life forever.
As the dewdew (as covering vegetation) -- dew.
of Hermonabrupt; Chermon, a mount of Palestine -- Hermon.
and as the dew that descendedto descend; causatively, to bring down (in all the above applications)
upon the mountainsa mountain -- hill, mount(-ain).
of ZionTsijon (as a permanent capital), a mountain of Jerusalem -- Zion.
for there the LORD(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.
commanded(intensively) to constitute, enjoin -- appoint, (for-)bid, (give a) charge, (give a, give in, send with) command(-er, -ment), send a messenger, put, (set) in order.
the blessingbenediction; by implication prosperity -- blessing, liberal, pool, present.
even lifeage, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company, congregation, life(-time), live(-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance, + merry, multitude, + (be) old, quick, raw, running, springing, troop.
for evermoreconcealed, i.e. the vanishing point; generally, time out of mind (past or future), i.e. (practically) eternity; frequentatively, adverbial (especially with prepositional prefix) always
CommentaryMatthew Henry Commentary
133:1-3 The excellency of brotherly love. - We cannot say too much, it were well if enough could be said, to persuade people to live together in peace. It is good for us, for our honour and comfort; and brings constant delight to those who live in unity. The pleasantness of this is likened to the holy anointing oil. This is the fruit of the Spirit, the proof of our union with Christ, and adorns his gospel. It is profitable as well as pleasing; it brings blessings numerous as the drops of dew. It cools the scorching heat of men's passions, as the dews cool the air and refresh the earth. It moistens the heart, and makes it fit to receive the good seed of the word, and to make it fruitful. See the proof of the excellency of brotherly love: where brethren dwell together in unity, the Lord commands the blessing. God commands the blessing; man can but beg a blessing. Believers that live in love and peace, shall have the God of love and peace with them now, and they shall shortly be with him for ever, in the world of endless love and peace. May all who love the Lord forbear and forgive one another, as God, for Christ's sake, hath forgiven them.
Cross ReferencesLeviticus 25:21
then I will so order My blessing for you in the sixth year that it will bring forth the crop for three years.
(Sidonians call Hermon Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir):
from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of Arnon, even as far as Mount Sion (that is, Hermon),
"The LORD will command the blessing upon you in your barns and in all that you put your hand to, and He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God gives you.
He asked life of You, You gave it to him, Length of days forever and ever.
The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life.
Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, Is Mount Zion in the far north, The city of the great King.
Remember Your congregation, which You have purchased of old, Which You have redeemed to be the tribe of Your inheritance; And this Mount Zion, where You have dwelt.
But chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion which He loved.
The north and the south, You have created them; Tabor and Hermon shout for joy at Your name.
Treasury of Scripture
As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended on the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for ever more.
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.
for there the Lord
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