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Short Stories (Stories for the Youth), book by Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty

244- Discovering How The Hebrew verbs are Arranged Image: "Him", Arabic and English words صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: كلمة هو باللغة العربية والإنجليزية Image: "Him", Arabic and English words.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: كلمة هو باللغة العربية والإنجليزية.

The teacher said to his young students, “In all the modern languages, such as English, French and Italian, the verbs are conjugated so that “I” comes first, hence, I do, you do, he does. In ancient Hebrew, though, it is the opposite: hence, he does, you do, and I do.”

When one of the students asked for the reason, the teacher replied, “This is the ideal approach in the spiritual as well as the secular way of thinking. We should start first with “he” followed by “you” and finally “I.” Therefore, we should say, God does, you do, and I do. Thinking of God should come first, followed by your brother and, last of all, yourself.”

→ English translation of the story here at اكتشاف ترتيب الأفعال العبرية. Divider

May You be the First in my life, O Lord.

You are the Source of my existence and my salvation.

Grant me to care for what is for my brethren,

Since love means asking for the well being of others.

As for me, make me the last of all,

O You who, in Your humbleness, have occupied the last ranks.

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