“But my prayer, in righteousness, is to see your face; on waking, may I be satisfied with a vision of you.”
The Hebrew word for ‘prayer’ is tefillah and has the root word for ‘executing judgment’ or ‘thinking.’ In Hebrew there are other words used for prayer that mean ‘digging,’ supplication,’ or even ‘conversing with God.’
The Hebrew word for ‘righteousness’ is tzadik and means ‘blameless or innocent.’
The Hebrew word for ‘see’ is raah and means ‘see, so as to learn to know, understand.’
The Hebrew word for ‘panim’ is panim and means ‘face, faces of man’ or seeing ‘face to face’ as with meeting God. Face in Hebrew is a plural word because of the many expressions of a ‘face:’ anger, adoration, jealousy, humility.
The Hebrew word for ‘wake’ is quts and means ‘to arise, to be awake, to watch.’
The Hebrew word for ‘satisfied’ is saba and means ‘to be filled to abundance.’
The Hebrew word for ‘vision’ is chazon and means ‘divine communication, revelation, oracle.’
“But my thoughts and supplication, blamelessness and innocent, is to know and understand you face to face; on arising, may I overflow in abundance with a revelation of you.”
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