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Ana-BeKoach

ANA B’Koach is composed by the great Kabbalist Rabbi Nehonia in the 1st century. This prayer portrays the 72 names of G-d and consisted of seven lines. Every line contains exactly six words. 

Ana-BeKoachTransliteration:

Ana bekoach, g’dulat yemincha, tatir tz’rura;
Kabel rinat amcha sagveinu, tahareinu nora;
Na gibor dorshei yichudcha, k’vavat shamrem;
Barchem, taharem, rachamei tzidkatcha, Tamid gamlem;
Chasin kadosh, Berov tuvcha nahel adatecha;
Yachid ge’eh le’amcha p’neh, zochrei k’dushatecha;
Shavateinu kabel ushma tza’akateinu, yode’a ta’alumot;
 
 
English Translation:
 
Ana By the great power of thy right hand, O set the captive free;
Revered G-d, accept thy people’s prayer; strengthen us, cleanse us;
Almighty G-d, guard us as the apple of the eye of those who seek thee;
Bless them, cleanse them, pity them; ever grant them thy truth;
Mighty, holy G-d, in thy abundant grace, guide thy people;
Accept our prayer, hear our cry, thou who knowest secret thoughts;
Blessed be the name of his glorious majesty forever and ever;
 
(Based on original translation by Philip (Paltiel) Birnbaum, Ha-Siddur Ha-Shalem, New York: Hebrew Publishing Co., 1949, p. 33-4)

 

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