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Psalms 134:3

    Psalms 134:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The LORD that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The LORD that made heaven and earth bless you out of Zion.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jehovah bless thee out of Zion; Even he that made heaven and earth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    May the Lord, who made heaven and earth, send you blessing out of Zion,

    Webster's Revision

    Jehovah bless thee out of Zion; Even he that made heaven and earth.

    World English Bible

    May Yahweh bless you from Zion; even he who made heaven and earth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The LORD bless thee out of Zion; even he that made heaven and earth.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 134:3

    The Lord that made heaven and earth - Who governs and possesses all things; and who can give you every spiritual and earthly blessing.

    Bless thee out of Zion - As if they had said, "We will attend to your orders; go in peace, and may God shower down his blessings upon you!" The blessing pronounced by the priests was the following: "The Lord bless thee and keep thee! The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and he gracious unto thee! The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace!" Numbers 6:24-26.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 134:3

    The Lord that made heaven and earth - The great Creator of all things. This is probably the language of those who were thus employed in the service of the Lord at night; their response to the address in the first two verses.

    Bless thee out of Zion - That is, bless those who thus approached the sanctuary, and called on those within to praise the Lord. This is the answer. Let the blessing of God rest on you. It is language showing that they appreciated the kind and encouraging salutation, and that they reciprocated the feelings and the good wishes of those who came to worship. In the name of the Lord whom they served, therefore, and appealing to him, they pronounced a blessing on those who thus approached the sanctuary. People do not come near the house of God - the place of public worship - with kind and sympathizing feelings without a blessing from the sanctuary, without a response that welcomes them, and that meets all their aspirations. There is always in Zion - in the church - a voice, by day and night, which pronounces a blessing on those who wish it well, who seek its good, and who desire to partake of the favor of God.

    Out of Zion - That is, may God speak to you out of Zion; may he confer on you such blessings as properly go out of Zion; or such as Zion (or his church) can furnish. Go not away unblessed; go not without a token of divine favor - for God will bless you.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 134:3

    134:3 Thee - Thee whosoever thou art who dost faithfully perform the duty here commanded.