Saturday, July 26, 2008

Kaph - A Hebrew Prayer

My soul faints with longing for your salvation,
but I have put my hope in your word.

My eyes fail, looking for your promise;
I say, "When will you comfort me?"

Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke,
I do not forget your decrees.

How long must your servant wait?
When will you punish my persecutors?

The arrogant dig pitfalls for me,
contrary to your law.

All your commands are trustworthy;
help me, for men persecute me without cause.

They almost wiped me from the earth,
but I have not forsaken your precepts.

Preserve my life according to your love,
and I will obey the statutes of your mouth.

k Kaph Psalm 119:81-88
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