A song to sing as we climb.
David wrote this song.
1It is good for a family to live together in peace.
Yes! It brings great pleasure!
2It brings pleasure like valuable olive oil
that is poured on your head,
and it goes down on to your beard.
They poured it on to Aaron's head and his beard,
and it went down on to his clothes. #133:2 Aaron was Moses' brother. He was the first priest that God chose to serve him. When they chose a new priest, they poured olive oil on his head to show that he was a special servant of God.
3It brings pleasure like the dew on Hermon. #133:3 Dew is water that comes on to the ground at night. It helps plants to grow when there is no rain. Hermon is in the north of the land of Israel.
It makes the mountains of Zion become wet.#133:3 Zion was the hill in Jerusalem where they built God's Temple.
That is the place where the Lord has promised to bless his people.
He blesses them with life for ever.