Psalm 133

A song to sing as we climb.

David wrote this song.

1 It is good for a family to live together in peace.

Yes! It brings great pleasure!

2 It 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.

133:2Aaron 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.

3 It brings pleasure like the dew on Hermon.

133:3Dew 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.

133:3Zion 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.