1 (A Song of degrees of David.) [Shir HaMa'alot, of Dovid].
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
[Hinei, mah tov umah na'im shevet achim gahm yachad]
Fellow feeling is a powerful instinct, and in none more so than among the brethren of Christ, who, in the proper development of their relation, love each other much. Hence their mutual fortunes have a powerful mutual interest; and if tempered with the proper "manner of spirit" pertaining to their high calling, the interchange is profitable and encouraging.
2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head [shemen upon the rosh], that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments [collar of his robes];
3 As the dew of Hermon [tal of Chermon], and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion [ Tziyon]: for there Yahweh commanded the blessing [brocha], even life for evermore [Chayyim Ad Olam].