Psalm 134:3
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English Standard Version
May the LORD bless you from Zion, he who made heaven and earth!

King James Bible
The LORD that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.

American Standard Version
Jehovah bless thee out of Zion; Even he that made heaven and earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
May the Lord out of Sion bless thee, he that made heaven and earth.

English Revised Version
The LORD bless thee out of Zion; even he that made heaven and earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Shiloh has been rejected (Psalm 78:60), for a time only was the sacred Ark in Bethel (Judges 20:27) and Mizpah (Judges 21:5), only somewhat over twenty years was it sheltered by the house of Abinadab in Kirjath-Jearim (1 Samuel 7:2), only three months by the house of Obed-Edom in Perez-uzzah (2 Samuel 6:11) - but Zion is Jahve's abiding dwelling-place, His own proper settlement, מנוּחה (as in Isaiah 11:10; Isaiah 66:1, and besides 1 Chronicles 28:2). In Zion, His chosen and beloved dwelling-place, Jahve blesses everything that belongs to her temporal need (צידהּ for זידתהּ, vid., on Psalm 27:5, note); so that her poor do not suffer want, for divine love loves the poor most especially. His second blessing refers to the priests, for by means of these He will keep up His intercourse with His people. He makes the priesthood of Zion a real institution of salvation: He clothes her priests with salvation, so that they do not merely bring it about instrumentally, but personally possess it, and their whole outward appearance is one which proclaims salvation. And to all her saints He gives cause and matter for high and lasting joy, by making Himself known also to the church, in which He has taken up His abode, in deeds of mercy (loving-kindness or grace). There (שׁם, Psalm 133:3) in Zion is indeed the kingship of promise, which cannot fail of fulfilment. He will cause a horn to shoot forth, He will prepare a lamp, for the house of David, which David here represents as being its ancestor and the anointed one of God reigning at that time; and all who hostilely rise up against David in his seed, He will cover with shame as with a garment (Job 8:22), and the crown consecrated by promise, which the seed of David wears, shall blossom like an unfading wreath. The horn is an emblem of defensive might and victorious dominion, and the lamp (נר, 2 Samuel 21:17, cf. ניר, 2 Chronicles 21:7, lxx λύχνον) an emblem of brilliant dignity and joyfulness. In view of Ezekiel 29:21, of the predictions concerning the Branch (zemach) in Isaiah 4:2; Jeremiah 23:5; Jeremiah 33:15; Zechariah 3:8; Zechariah 6:12 (cf. Hebrews 7:14), and of the fifteenth Beracha of the Shemone-Esre (the daily Jewish prayer consisting of eighteen benedictions): "make the branch (zemach) of David Thy servant to shoot forth speedily, and let his horn rise high by virtue of Thy salvation," - it is hardly to be doubted that the poet attached a Messianic meaning to this promise. With reference to our Psalm, Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist, changes that supplicatory beracha of his nation (Luke 1:68-70) into a praiseful one, joyfully anticipating the fulfilment that is at hand in Jesus.

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Psalm 143:8 Cause me to hear your loving kindness in the morning; for in you do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk...

Psalm 146:5,6 Happy is he that has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God...

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Psalm 14:7 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD brings back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice...

Psalm 20:2 Send you help from the sanctuary, and strengthen you out of Zion;

Psalm 110:2 The LORD shall send the rod of your strength out of Zion: rule you in the middle of your enemies.

Psalm 128:5 The LORD shall bless you out of Zion: and you shall see the good of Jerusalem all the days of your life.

Psalm 135:21 Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, which dwells at Jerusalem. Praise you the LORD.

Romans 11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer...

Cross References
Psalm 115:15
May you be blessed by the LORD, who made heaven and earth!

Psalm 124:8
Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 128:5
The LORD bless you from Zion! May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life!

Psalm 135:21
Blessed be the LORD from Zion, he who dwells in Jerusalem! Praise the LORD!

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