Psalm 133

A song of ascents. Of David.





133:1 [a blessing on pilgrims to Jerusalem who dwelt together in unity] How good and pleasant [harmonious and sweet] it is when God’s people live together in unity [unity rather than uniformity]!

133:2 It [the dwelling together of God’s people in unity] is like precious oil [a special and fragrant sacerdotal oil made and used only anointing the high priest and the priests] poured on the head, running down [“…oil would not anoint if it did not flow down, neither would brotherly love diffuse its blessing if it did not descend.” (Spurgeon)] on the beard, running down on Aaron’s [here representative of all priests who served] beard, down on the collar of his robe.

133:3 It [the dwelling together of God’s people in unity] is as if the dew of Hermon [Mount Hermon prominently rises nearly ten-thousand feet above sea level in the northern part of Israel] were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.

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