by Renald Showers, *Complete Access to Our Growing Archive—Eventually Back Through Our Inaugural Issue In 1942, *Free Full-Issue PDF Downloads of Current Issues and Select Archives. PSALM 133 OVERVIEW. Psalm 133 is the 133rd psalm of the Book of Psalms, generally known in English by its first verse, in the King James Version, "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!" Meaning of Psalm 1 verse by verse Verse 1 BLESSED IS THE MAN WHO WALKS NOT IN THE COUNSEL OF THE WICKED NOR STAND IN THE WAY OF SINNERS. Hine ma tov u���ma-nayim, shevet ach-im gam ya-chad. . But the unity we have as God’s people is both good and pleasant. The story of Psalm 133. Commentator Allen P. Ross said the dew symbolizes “what was freshening and invigorating . Psalm 133 is fourteenth of the fifteen ���Songs of Ascents��� in Book Five of the Psalter. ���Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!��� (Ps. 133:1). These Hebrew words are familiar to anyone who attends synagogue regularly. For the Jewish people in ancient times, that high place was the Temple in the city of Jerusalem. The verbal root of naim is naem, which is number 5276 in the New American Standard Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries. KJV with Strong's. Psalm 133 was written by David. So the comparison to the priesthood (Psalms 133:2). Study Psalm 133 using Matthew Henry���s Bible Commentary (concise) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Other things are pleasant but not good. The word in Hebrew is hinneh. A moving rendition occurs in a film depicting the Israeli raid to rescue 103 Jewish hostages from Entebbe, Uganda, in 1976. How is He set on a fitting symbol of the Lord’s blessing on His people.”2. ��峽��崋峇����, 廣峽��-��峺廣��峭��峺��. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Psalm 133 is the 133rd psalm of the Book of Psalms, generally known in English by its first verse, in the King James Version, "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! One minute he was alive; the next, he wasn’t. 133:3). My friend told me the ambulance arrived... Psalms 120 through 134 are referred to as the Songs of Ascents due to the superscription at the beginning of each psalm. ��峇��崋峙�� ��峽��-��崋��峭��, ��崋��峽��-��崋峺廣峇����-- 廩��峩��峩廬 ��峽��峇���� ��崋峽��-��峺��峽��. Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brothers also to dwell together! ... regarding unlawful use of the anointment oil, in tractate Horioth (12a) the entire psalm. Psalm 133:1 ESV Behold ��� Before you run to the rest of the verse, dwelling on the unity David desires, stop at ���Behold��� and consider the opening word as a condition of fulfillment. Title.A Song of Degrees of David. (Hebrew: yahad). All Content © 2021 Israel My Glory is an outreach ministry of the friends of israel gospel ministry, Former Ambassador Michael Oren Calls Christian Support for Israel ‘Crucial’ In Special Interview With JNS.org. Psalm 133:1 "Behold, how good and how pleasant [it is] for brethren to dwell together in unity!" It is even a bit of heaven now.”1. 1 See how good and how pleasant it is for brothers (Hebrew: ‘ah) to live together in unity! Hineh Ma Tov (Psalm 133) was performed LIVE at the Tower of David, Jerusalem to commemorate 10 years of music (Joshua Aaron) and celebrate Israel's 70th year of statehood. LAMEDH - Psalm 119: 89-96 The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119. Steve Herzig is the director of North American Ministries and a Bible teacher for The Friends of Israel. It may be significant that those three are among the 15 Songs of Ascents, but I have not been able to determine the The Feasts of Tabernacles in the Days of Jesus, *Free PDF Book Download - What on Earth is God Doing? Thank you . Some Bible students believe that David wrote this psalm after he united his people. Hermon is said to mean, a light set on a high place. The oil represented God’s abundant blessing, cascading down from heaven. One literally “goes up” to Jerusalem. David used two similes to extol the joy of unity. In order that I could analyze the Psalm 133, denominated Psalm of the Fraternity or of the Concordance, I divided the work in two parts. His brothers did not treat him kindly when he went to bring them food while they were at the battle front (1 Samuel 17:28). It is where God wanted to meet with His people. Zion, in Psalms 133:3, is marked as the place of meeting. Psalm 133 is a Song of Ascents–a song for going up to a high place. 'Tis so, first, for the sweetness of it; 'tis so, secondly, for the diffusiveness of it (as followeth), "that ran down even the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments." Chamad: to desire, take pleasure in 10. Read about "songs for climbing" in ��� Psalm 122:1 I was glad when they said to me, Let us go into the house of the LORD. The oil Moses used to anoint Aaron was precious, scented with myrrh, cinnamon, cane, and cassia (Ex. "Behold" accords with the reference being to a meeting of the national brotherhood at the great festivals. It can be defined as a Prayer for God���s Favor and Protection, a Benediction, saying Grace over a meal, and the Giving of ones Approval. Your email address will not be published. Learn how your comment data is processed. But Jewish pilgrims would have thought of Leviticus 8:12: “And he [Moses] poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron’s head and anointed him, to consecrate him.”. Psalms 131, 133 and 134 each have three verses. Psalm 19 is the 19th psalm in the Book of Psalms, known by its first verse, in the King James Version, ���The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showing his handiwork psalm considers the glory of God in creation, and moves to reflect on the character and use of ���the law of the LORD. Psalm 133:1 King James Version (KJV) with a word-for-word translation and meaning from the original Hebrew Scriptures, its context and search popularity level. The first one - developed in a descriptive way - tries to place two biblical figures inside of a historical context: Aaron, mentioned nominally, and David, that is considered as the author of the mentioned psalm. 133:1). Required fields are marked *. You can almost hear the ancient pilgrims singing this Song of Ascents as they journeyed up to Jerusalem to celebrate one of the feasts of Jehovah at the Temple, as God had commanded: “Three times a year all your males shall appear before the Lᴏʀᴅ your God in the place which He chooses” (Dt. According to the dictionary, a ���psalm��� is ���a sacred song or poem.��� But is this the meaning of the Hebrew word translated as ���psalm?��� The Hebrew word for ���psalm��� is ��������廨 (mizmor, Strong���s #4210). The word is Hebrew, and we learn its meaning from them who know that language. We see no reason for depriving David of the authorship of this sparkling sonnet. Other students believe that Ezra or Nehemiah wrote it. Hine ma tov u’ma-nayim, shevet ach-im gam ya-chad. As the joyful commandos flew back to Israel, they joined together to sing, “Hine ma tov u’ma-nayim, shevet ach-im gam ya-chad.”, True and lasting unity can never be achieved apart from God. Psalm 133 in Greek (Septuagint or Vulgate) numbering corresponds to Psalm 134 in Hebrew numbering. PSALM 133:1. Psalm 133:1 Hebrew Study Bible ( Apostolic / Interlinear) 廩峇��屮��廨 ��峽崕��峽崋廣峅��峭����廬 ��岼��峺岔��峇屮�� ��峇��峙崋孱�� ��峽��崗 ��峭崋岫���� ��崋��峽��崗 ��峺崋廣峇������ 廩峩������峩廬 ��峽��峇孱���� ��峽崋��崗 ��峺崕��峽����. The word in Hebrew is hinneh. When David had spoken admiringly of this goodly sight, he spoke declaratively concerning the goodness of it (Ps 133:2): "It is like the precious ointment upon the head." 2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; Then 26 words later, the poet prays directly to the Lord, saying, ���Thou [Yahweh] art with me.��� Then he follows with 26 more words. These ���songs��� were most likely sung by pilgrims as they made their way to Jerusalem to celebrate a number of annual religious festivals, including Passover, the ��� Chapter 133. Psalms Chapter 133 廬崋岼��峇��崋峇����. Yes, it means Because Hermon’s dew descended on Zion, “there the Lᴏʀᴅ commanded the blessing––life forevermore” (v. 3). Psalm 133, written by King David, exalts and praises unity. Hermon is the highest peak in Israel, rising 9,000 feet above sea level. 1 A Song of Ascents; of David. A Song of degrees of David Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. Two thirds of the year, it is covered with snow. 廬崋岼��峇��崋峇����. God���s people derive this delight from unity within the body of Christ (John chapter 17). As the dew ��� �� �� �� Dew (as covering vegetation) dew ��� of Hermon, ��� If you turn to Psalm 119 in your Bible, you will notice that there is a strange word every 8 verses. David’s second simile involves the dew of Mount Hermon: “It [unity] is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion” (Ps. . The city crowns the hill and its Temple stood on a ���mount.��� Absalom killed Amnon because he had raped his sister (2 Samuel 13:28). Complete Concise Chapter Contents The excellency of brotherly love. It can be seen 120 miles away. The meaning of the noun (BDB 804) is the interpretive issue. {N} Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! Your email address will not be published. Because Hermon receives more moisture than Zion, it is more lush. “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” (Ps. The fact that David described it as going from Aaron’s head to his beard and garments symbolizes God’s blessings overflowing. For from Christ comes the dew. No light is set on a high place, save Christ. This explanation is straightforward, cut to the chase , more biblically direct, unlike others I have read before, full of junk, excesses, leading the mind astray. ���Pleasant��� means ���lovely, charming, attractive���, things that fill the mind with delight. Psalm 124:1 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say; Psalm 131:1 Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty: neither do I exercise … how good. It can mean sons having at least one parent in common, but it can also mean having common ancestors. Psalm 133:1 Translation & Meaning. Literally it means "mouth." Psalm 133:1 ESV Behold – Before you run to the rest of the verse, dwelling on the unity David desires, stop at “Behold” and consider the opening word as a condition of fulfillment. Psalm 23 opens with the Hebrew word, Yahweh. It refers here to Exodus 28, which denotes a special collar of the High Priest's robe/ephod that cannot be torn (i.e., a Hebrew symbol of grief Dr. James Montgomery Boice, the late pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, wrote, “Some things are good for us but not pleasant. Psalm 133 is a Song of Ascents���a song for going up to a high place. The Great Controversy: When Does Life Begin? For there YHVH �� ���� �� has bestowed the Blessing (�� 廨 �� �� Berakah) of Life Forevermore, Psalm 133 Berakah ��岼崋廨峺��峺�� is the Hebrew word translated into English as Blessing . Sung by ancient pilgrims making their way up to Jerusalem to observe the primary feasts of Israel, Psalm 120 is the first in a series known as the Psalms of Ascents. This is because not all *Hebrew Bibles have "of David" at the beginning. God’s presence is the place of life everlasting. But when the snow melts, the water feeds the Jordan River, which then feeds the Sea of Galilee and runs again into the Jordan River. We can���t see this in translation, but in Hebrew the "Mount Hermon, from the Hebrew word pronounced ker-mone, meaning abrupt, is the eastern extension of the Anti-Lebanon mountain range. Powerful commentary thank you for the explanation. Psalms 133:1-3.-The goodness and pleasantness of brethren dwelling together in unity. As high priest, Aaron was the intercessor between God and the Israelites, once a year offering a blood sacrifice to atone for their sins. It is also a blessing when Christians are united. Enduring Word Bible Commentary Psalm 133 Psalm 133 ��� The Blessed Unity of God���s People Of the fifteen psalms in the series, Psalm 133 is the last of the four attributed to King David in the title: A Song of Ascents. For the Jewish people in ancient times, that high place was the Temple in the city of Jerusalem. Psalm 133, has been misused to claim an illegitimate unity over certain groups within the body of Messiah, devoid of respect for the plain meaning of the text as it applies to the brothers and sisters of Israel (ethnic, religious) and the contextual and locational elements in the text. Blessings in Yeshua’s mighty Name. Consisting of a ridge about 20 miles (32 kilometers) long with three peaks rising up to 9,200 feet (2,800 meters) above The Mediterranean Sea, it marked the northern boundary of Israel (Deuteronomy 3:8, 4:48, Joshua 11:3, 11:17, ��� THE BLESSING OF DWELLING TOGETHER IN UNITY. Zion is the place of God’s presence. 廩��峩��崋峭廨峙��, 廣峽��-廚崋峇�� ��峇��崋��峭廬峺����. 16:16). Mt. These Hebrew words are familiar to anyone who attends synagogue regularly. One literally ���goes up��� to Jerusalem. Psalms Chapter 133. They would come united in purpose to worship and fellowship with one another. The term ascent carries the notion of step or degree. Today that comparison probably seems incomprehensible. 9. Psalm 133:3 King James Version (KJV) with a word-for-word translation and meaning from the original Hebrew Scriptures, its context and search popularity level. Defining Hebrew words within their original cultural context. ד׃, שיר המעלות לדוד הנה מה־טוב ומה־נעים שבת אחים גם־יחד׃, שיר המעלות לדוד הנה מה טוב ומה נעים שבת אחים גם יחד׃, תהילים 133:1 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex, תהילים 133:1 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only), תהילים 133:1 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required). Psalm 133 King James Version (KJV) 133 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! Israeli commandos flew 2,500 miles on this seemingly impossible mission, which was miraculously successful. This joyous song is still sung every Shabbat and is popular anywhere Jewish people are gathered, giving strength at special times. This is a preface or introduction to the whole book of the psalmist and it describes a Blessed man, also be referred to as ���happy man��� and the wicked. Today we shall be studying Psalm 19 Meaning Verse By Verse. Wrote Dr. Boice, “Genuine community can only be established by Jesus through the power of his kingdom. What does this verse really mean? Hebrew text of Psalm 1:1-2 A Jewish man reads Psalm 119 at the Western Wall. The city crowns the hill and its Temple stood on a “mount.” In this exalted place, … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 133" These "strange" words are the letters of the Hebrew Behold, ��� �� �� �� Lo! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The word ‘ah (brothers) has several meanings. Psalm 117, with two verses, is the only shorter psalm. Psalm 133: Our Unity. A few months ago, the husband of one of my dearest friends died of a heart attack while eating lunch. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. 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