Psalms 134:2-3

2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the LORD.
3 May the LORD bless you from Zion, he who is the Maker of heaven and earth.

Psalms 134:2-3 Meaning and Commentary


\\<>\\. This is the last of the psalms called "songs of degrees"; of which \\see Gill on "Ps 120:1"\\, title. It is thought to be written by David, either when he brought the ark to Zion, 2Sa 6:17,18; or rather when he numbered the Levites, and appointed them their service, 1Ch 23:26,30. So the Syriac inscription, ``"a psalm" of David, concerning the priests, whom he appointed to wait on the ministry of the Lord in the nights; but, spiritually, an instruction of life.'' Aben Ezra connects it with the preceding psalm, ``as the dew of Hermon ye shall be that bless; behold, therefore, ye are bound to bless the Lord?''

Cross References 5

  • 1. S Psalms 28:2; 1 Timothy 2:8
  • 2. Psalms 15:1
  • 3. Psalms 33:2; Psalms 103:1
  • 4. S Psalms 124:8
  • 5. S Leviticus 25:21; S Psalms 20:2; Psalms 128:5
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