A song of ascents. 2
each one who keeps his commands! 4
in the inner rooms of your house;
your children 6 will be like olive branches,
as they sit all around your table.
2 sn The precise significance of this title, which appears in Pss 120-134, is unclear. Perhaps worshipers recited these psalms when they ascended the road to Jerusalem to celebrate annual religious festivals. For a discussion of their background see L. C. Allen, Psalms 101-150 (WBC), 219-21.
3 tn Heb “every fearer of the
4 tn Heb “the one who walks in his ways.”
5 sn The metaphor of the fruitful vine pictures the wife as fertile; she will give her husband numerous children (see the next line).