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Yehi kevod


Yehi kevod

Yehi kevod ( "יְהִי כְבוֹד (ה' לעולם)" , full Yehi kevod haShem leOlam , "it will be the honor of God forever" and other variant English spellings) is a prayer recited daily during Pesukei Dezimra prior to Ashrei. The prayer is a representation of God's exaltation in both the heavens and the earth.[1]

The succession Yehi kevod has with Ashrei is significant; it symbolizes the connection of an inner relationship in which God as a helper and comforter whose loving-kindness is ever near us.[2]

The Ashkenazi version has 18 verses. The number 18 is significant, and is constant throughout prayer.[3] Also, God's name is mentioned in the prayer 21 times, alluding to the 21 verses in Ashrei.[4]

The first half of the prayer describes God as the Master of nature. The second half describes God as the Master of history.[5]


Yehi Khevod consists of the following verses in the following order:[6]


  1. ^ Jewish and Christian liturgy and worship: new insights into its history and ... By Albert Gerhards, Clemens Leonhard, page 75
  2. ^ The World of Prayer: Commentary and Translation of the Siddur By Elie Munk, pages 93-94
  3. ^ The World of Prayer: Commentary and Translation of the Siddur By Elie Munk, page 33
  4. ^ To pray as a Jew: a guide to the prayer book and the synagogue service By Hayim Halevy Donin, page 173
  5. ^ The World of Prayer: Commentary and Translation of the Siddur By Elie Munk, pages 94-95
  6. ^ Jewish liturgy and its development By Abraham Zebi Idelsohn, page 82

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