Psalm 133
Language: Hebrew (עברית) 

א   [שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת, לְדָוִד:]1
  הִנֵּה מַה-טּוֹב, וּמַה-נָּעִים-- שֶׁבֶת אַחִים גַּם-יָחַד.
ב   כַּשֶּׁמֶן הַטּוֹב, עַל-הָרֹאשׁ--
  יֹרֵד, עַל-הַזָּקָן זְקַן-אַהֲרֹן:
  שֶׁיֹּרֵד, עַל-פִּי מִדּוֹתָיו.
ג   כְּטַל-חֶרְמוֹן-- שֶׁיֹּרֵד, עַל-הַרְרֵי צִיּוֹן:
  כִּי שָׁם צִוָּה יְהוָה, אֶת-הַבְּרָכָה--
  חַיִּים, עַד-הָעוֹלָם.


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Hineh mah tov,
Umah naim,
Shevet achim
Gam yachad.

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Psalm 132 (133)
Language: English  after the Hebrew (עברית) 
1 [A Song of Ascents; of David.] 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,
  coming down upon the beard; even Aaron's beard,
  that cometh down upon the collar of his garments;
3 Like the dew of Hermon,
  that cometh down upon the mountains of Zion;
  for there the LORD commanded the blessing,
  even life for ever.

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This text was added to the website: 2010-04-19
Line count: 9
Word count: 74