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Monday, September 7, 2009

Seek and You Shall Find

Behold, the days are coming,” declares the God, the Eternal One
“when I will send hunger on the land—
 not a hunger of bread, nor a thirst for water,
but of hearing the words of the Eternal One.

Seek the Eternal One while he may be found;
call upon him while he is near;

Let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts;

Let him return to the Eternal One, that he may have compassion on him,
and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the Eternal One..

For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

*The Eternal One is my translation of the Hebrew name for God, Yahweh, which is derived from the verb "to be." It is usually translated as the LORD in English Bibles.
From Amos 8:11 and Isaiah 55


caraboska said...

Stacy, Excellent translation of YHVH. I love the next two verses after those:

As the rain and the snwo come down from heaven,
and do not return to it without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

(Isaiah 55:10-11)

Nashe^ said...

Nicely done. :)

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

Glad you enjoyed it!

Susanne said...

Great verses. Thanks for sharing them.

Ikka said...

Salam Aalikum,

I was on youtube and i came across non-Somali people speaking Somali and i was telling my friend today on skype that i saw this girl i was very impressed with named stacy (fahiima) on youtube who learned to speak somali in 3 years! and can speak way better than me (and i've been Somali for 23 years! lol)
funny thing is she said she knows u from her blog and that u have a blog too. you know her as cairo lusaka amsterdam. It's crazy how it can be such a small world. Anyways, i wanted to say hi, and check out your blog. I've enjoyed reading the few posts i've read today, and will comment on them soon inshallah. Take care.

P.S. maybe some day waxa ii bari karta Somali LoL or atleast sida adiga wu baratay.