Saturday, July 27, 2013

A Prayer for You

"The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious unto you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace."


Jehovah barak shamar

May the one true God bless and save thee


Jehovah paniym 'owr chanan

May the one true God turn His face upon thee, 
as a light
May He show thee mercy, grace and favor


Jehovah nasa' paniym suwm shalom

May the one true God exalt Himself 
in thy presence
And lay before thee
tranquility, contentment, completeness:
... His peace


Numbers 6:24-26


  1. This is beautiful, but whose translation is it?

  2. Hi RWP ~ Sorry for the delay in answering; I was away from home for a couple of days. I have always loved this prayer, so I looked up the words in different Bible translations, and an online language translation. It isn't always easy to find exact translations for some words, so I chose words based on their meaning or the poetic feel they lend to the idea of the this prayer.