The Feast Of Weeks - A Book Of Jewish Thoughts


The Feast Of Weeks - A Book Of Jewish Thoughts

שָׁבֻעוֹת

THE FEAST OF WEEKS


FOR ever, O Lord,

Thy word is settled in heaven.

Thy faithfulness is unto all generations:

Thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.

They abide this day according to Thine ordinances;

For all things are Thy servants.

Unless Thy law had been my delight,

I should then have perished in mine affliction.

I have seen an end of all perfection;

But Thy commandment is exceeding broad.

Thy commandments make me wiser than mine enemies;

For they are ever with me.

I have more understanding than all my teachers;

For Thy testimonies are my meditation.

I understand more than the aged,

Because I have kept Thy precepts.

I have refrained my feet from every evil way,

That I might observe Thy word.

I have not turned aside from Thy judgements;

For Thou hast taught me.

PSALM 119. 90‒2; 96; 98‒102.




Excerpt From A Book Of Jewish Thoughts Selected And Arranged By The Chief Rabbi - Dr J.H.Hertz