Photograph by Mica Engelhardt.
Seek good and not evil,
That you may live,
And that the L-rd, the G-d of Hosts,
May truly be with you,
As you think.
Hate evil and love good,
And establish justice in the gate;
Perhaps the L-rd, the G-d of Hosts,
Will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.
Who gives us more knowledge than the beasts of the earth,
Makes us wiser than the birds of the sky?
. . . Surely it is false that G-d does not listen,
That Shaddai does not make note of it!
. . . The case is before Him; so wait for Him.
Joyfully shall you draw water
From the fountains of triumph,
And you shall say on that day:
“Praise the Lord, proclaim His name.
Make His deeds known among the peoples,
Declare that His name is exalted.”
- Finding Meaning in Our Labor (pttyann2.wordpress.com)
Sow righteousness for yourselves;
Reap the fruits of goodness;
Break for yourselves betimes fresh ground of seeking the Lord,
So that you may obtain a teacher of righteousness.
A leader who judges the poor honestly,
His throne will be established forever.
For the Lord does not reject forever,
But first afflicts, then pardons
In His abundant kindness
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life . . .