A Comparison of Psalm 133:3

Psalm 133:3 GW

It is like dew on Mount Hermon,
dew which comes down on Zion’s mountains.
That is where the LORD promised
the blessing of eternal life.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

It is like the dew of Hermon,
which falls on the mountains of Zion!
For there the LORD has commanded the blessing,
life forevermore.
English Standard Version (ESV)
Word-for-Word (Form Equivalence)

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Harmony is as refreshing as the dew from Mount Hermon
that falls on the mountains of Zion.
And there the LORD has pronounced his blessing,
even life everlasting.
New Living Translation (NLT)
Thought-for-Thought (Function Equivalence)

It’s like the dew on Mount Hermon
flowing down the slopes of Zion.
Yes, that’s where GOD commands the blessing,
ordains eternal life.
The Message (MSG)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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