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Monday, March 4, 2013

Week 45 (Book 7) : The Creeping Creatures Are Saying

The Creeping Creatures are saying

Let Israel rejoice in He Who made him
May G-d rejoice in His works
Many waters cannot quench the love 
Nor can rivers flood it

Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King 
The entire community of the children of Israel journeyed
And Moses finished speaking all these words to all Israel 
As soon as their ears hear, they obey me 

And He smote every firstborn in their land 
The first of all their strength
May the glory of G-d endure forever
From the Desert of S'in to their travels 

By the mandate of the Lord 
They encamped in Rephidim 
And Amalek, and those of the east 
And they came up upon it

And the sin of the lads was great before the Lord 
You have shortened the days of his youth
You have enwrapped him with shame forever
And there was no water for the people to drink 

Strangers lie to me; "Why do you test the Lord?"  
Should a man give all the property of his house for love 
They would despise him
For the men despised the offering of the Lord 

And they said, Give us water that we may drink
Moses said to them, "Why do you quarrel with me?"
Because of Midian the children of Israel made for themselves 
And it was, when Israel had sown, that Midian came up

So the people quarreled with Moses
And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel 
Egypt rejoiced with their departure 
For their fear had fallen upon them

The dens which are in the mountains 
And the caves and the strongholds
And He took them out with silver and gold 
And there was no pauper among their tribes

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