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.
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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CommentaryClarke'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.
for there the Lord
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Departure from Ireland. Death and Burial at Clairvaux.
I will send you such a blessing in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years.
(Hermon is called Sirion by the Sidonians; the Amorites call it Senir.)
This land extended from Aroer on the rim of the Arnon Gorge to Mount Sirion (that is, Hermon),
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.
He asked you for life, and you gave it to him-- length of days, for ever and ever.
By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me-- a prayer to the God of my life.
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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