L'maancha Elokeinu

לְמַעַנְךָ אֶלֺקֵינוּ

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L'maancha Elokeinu 'aseh velo lanu
re'eh amidatenu dalim vereikim

Ha neshamah lach vehaguf po'olach
chusah 'al amalach Ha neshamah lach
לְמַעַנְךָ אֶלֺקֵינוּ עֲשֵׂה וְלֺא לָנוּ,
רְאֵה עֲמִידָתֵנוּ, דַּלִּים וְרֵקִים.

הַנְּשָׁמָה לָךְ וְהַגּוּף פָּעֳלָךְ,
חוּסָה עַל עֲמָלָךְ הַנְּשָׁמָה לָךְ.


For thine own sake act, our G-d, and not for ours.
Behol​d our position,​ impoveris​hed and empty.
The soul is thine, and the body is thy work:
O have compassio​n on thy labour.

Trans​lation based on Form of Prayers for the Day of Atonement​, Hebrew Publishin​g Co. (1901)


From the Yom Kippur evening service


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