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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Week 33 (Book 7): The Donkey is Saying

The Donkey is Saying,

Yours, G-d, is the greatness, and the might
And the splendor, and the victory, and the glory
This, your stature, is like a palm tree
And your breasts are like clusters [of dates]

Sing to Him, play music to Him, speak of all His wonders
For everything in the Heavens and earth [is Yours]
Yours, G-d, is the kingship, and the exaltation over all

Blessed above women shall Jael
The wife of Heber the Kenite, be
Their wine is the bitterness of serpents
And the bitterness of the ruthless cobras

While the barren hath borne seven
She that had many children hath languished
And let your breasts be now like clusters of the vine
And the fragrance of your countenance like apples

Above women in the tent shall she be blessed
G-d is He who has fortified me with strength
And He loosened perfectly my path
And may the pleasantness of the Lord our G-d be upon us

It came to pass in the evening that
The quails went up and covered the camp
But I shall not cancel My kindness from him
And I shall not betray My faith

And in the morning there was a layer
Of dew around the camp. The layer of dew went up 
I said: Let me climb up the palm tree
Let me seize its boughs

And behold, on the surface of the desert, a fine
Bare [substance] as fine as frost on the ground
They that were full have hired out themselves for bread
And they that were hungry have ceased

Give thanks to the Lord, call out in His name
Make His deeds known among the peoples
And the work of our hands establish for us
And the work of our hands establish it

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