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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Week 44 (Book 7): The Mouse Is Saying

The Mouse Is Saying

And the children of Israel did that which displeased the Lord
And the Lord delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years
You are just for all that comes upon me
For You have acted truthfully, and I have been wicked

And (if) the man said to him, 'Let them make the fat smoke now
and (then) take for yourself, as your soul desires'
He spoke and locusts came, and nibbling locusts without number
The omer is one tenth of an ephah

And he would say, 'No, but now you shall give
And if not, I shall take by force'
And they consumed all grass in their land
And they consumed the produce of their soil

Its coals are coals of fire of a great flame!
And You have allowed me to escape
From the contenders among my people
And the land rested forty years

And the children of Israel ate the manna for forty years
Until they came to an inhabited land
They ate the manna until they came 
To the border of the land of Canaan

You have brought an end to his shining
And his throne You have cast down to earth
And it struck their vines and their fig trees
And it broke the trees of their boundary

And Moses came and spoke all the words of this song
Into the ears of the people he and Hoshea the son of Nun
You shall keep me as head of nations
A people whom I have not known serve me

Place me like a seal on your heart, liked a seal on your arm,
For love is as strong as death, zeal is as strong as the grave;
I shall exalt you, G-d, for You have uplifted me
and You have not let my enemies rejoice over me.

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