Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
For brethren to dwell together in unity!
2 It is like the precious oil upon the head,
That ran down upon the beard,
Even Aaron’s beard;
That came down upon the skirt of his garments;
3 Like the dew of Hermon,
That comes down upon the mountains of Zion:
For there Yahweh commanded the blessing,
Even life for evermore.
A Song of Ascents.
Behold, bless Yahweh, all you servants of Yahweh,
That by night stand in the house of Yahweh.
2 Lift up your hands to the sanctuary,
And bless Yahweh.
3 Yahweh bless you out of Zion;
Even he that made heaven and earth.
Praise you the name of Yahweh;
Praise him, O you servants of Yahweh,
2 You that stand in the house of Yahweh,
In the courts of the house of our Elohim.
3 HalleluYah! For Yahweh is good:
Sing praises to his name; for it is pleasant.
4 For Yah has chosen Jacob to himself,
And Israel for his own possession.
5 For I know that Yahweh is great.
And that our Sovereign is above all elohim.
6 Whatever Yahweh pleased, that has he done,
In heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps;
7 Who causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth;
Who makes lightnings for the rain;
Who brings forth the wind out of his treasuries;
8 Who struck the first-born of Egypt,
Both of man and beast;
9 Who sent signs and wonders into the middle of you, O Egypt,
Upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants;
10 Who struck many nations,
And killed mighty kings,
11 Sihon king of the Amorites,
And Og king of Bashan,
And all the kingdoms of Canaan,
12 And gave their land for a heritage,
A heritage to Israel his people.
13 Your name, O Yahweh, endures forever;
Your memorial name, O Yahweh, throughout all generations.
14 For Yahweh will judge his people,
And repent himself concerning his servants.
15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold,
The work of men’s hands.
16 They have mouths, but they speak not;
Eyes have they, but they see not;
17 They have ears, but they hear not;
Neither is there any breath in their mouths.
18 They that make them shall be like to them;
yes, every one that trusts in them.
19 O house of Israel, bless Yahweh:
O house of Aaron bless Yahweh:
20 O house of Levi, bless Yahweh:
You that fear Yahweh, bless Yahweh.
21 Blessed be Yahweh out of Zion,
Who dwells at Jerusalem.