Mi Ha-Ish

 
מִי-הָאִישׁ


Mi ha-ish hechafeitz chayim,
oheiv yamim lir'ot tov?

N'tzor l'shoncha meira
us'fatecha midabeir mirma;
sur meira va'asei tov
bakeish shalom v'rodfeihu
מִי-הָאִישׁ, הֶחָפֵץ חַיִּים;
אֹהֵב יָמִים, לִרְאוֹת טוֹב.

נְצֹר לְשׁוֹנְךָ מֵרָע;
וּשְׂפָתֶיךָ, מִדַּבֵּר מִרְמָה.
סוּר מֵרָע, וַעֲשֵׂה-טוֹב;
בַּקֵּשׁ שָׁלוֹם וְרָדְפֵהוּ.

Translation:

Who is the man that desireth life, and loveth days, that he may see good therein?
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Translation source: Jewish Publication Society Bible (1917) (public domain)

Information:

Psalm 34:13-15

The tune recorded below by Yosef Razin was composed by Baruch Chait. It is displayed here through license with ACUM, which represents Chait regarding this song.

Printed from the Zemirot Database