אל תהי תקוה
THERE SHOULD BE NO HOPE
May the wicked give up hope and their plans be frustrated. Just as they rob us of our hope of being loyal to Hashem, may they too be deprived of any hope in all their affairs as well.
וכל הרשעה כרגע תאבד
AND ALL WICKEDNESS SHOULD GO LOST IN ONE MOMENT
Please cause all wickedness to go lost suddenly, even to those who were powerful and successful but a moment before, thereby demonstrating to us and to the world Your ultimate justice and great power.
וכל אויביך (מהרה יכרתו)
AND ALL YOUR ENEMIES (SHOULD SPEEDILY BE CUT OFF)
“All Your enemies”, those who defiantly ignore Your truth, and even those who speak Your praises, yet they speak against Your Torah and Your sages and Your loyal people – they are Your enemies.
SHOULD SPEEDILY BE CUT OFF
The minim and apikorsim poison our minds and turn us away from Hashem, and therefore they must speedily be cut off and destroyed.