Friday, September 16, 2011

Psalm 111 - a translation joke

גְּדֹלִים מַעֲשֵׂי יְהוָה
דְּרוּשִׁים לְכָל חֶפְצֵיהֶם
2Great are the deeds of יְהוָה,
Delight of all that search them out.

You will notice that I am translating as acrostic - this makes it fun. But in doing the acrostic I managed to reverse the 'meaning' - yet both are true. As I have noted at the post
note the b part reverses the sense for the English - but both senses are fully true - they are sought out by those who delight in them and are the delight of all that seek them out. This process is called knowledge on the one hand and science on the other.
By all means suggest alternatives if you wish