134:1 «A Song of degrees.» Behold, bless ye the LORD, all [ye] a servants of the LORD, which by night stand in the house of the LORD.
(a) You who are Levites and chiefly appointed to
134:2 Lift up your b
hands [in] the sanctuary, and bless the LORD.
(b) For their charge was not only to keep the
temple, but to pray there and to give God thanks.
134:3 The LORD that c
made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.
(c) And therefore has all power, bless you with
his fatherly love declared in Zion. Thus the Levites used to praise the Lord,
and bless the people.