וכל החיים יודוך סלה
AND ALL THE LIVING SHOULD THANK YOU FOREVER
A declaration and a prayer; we declare that all the living are obligated to thank You, and at the same time we pray that all men come to recognize the true purpose of life to thank You, Hashem, forever.
ויהללו את שמך באמת
AND THEY SHOULD PRAISE YOUR NAME IN TRUTH
‘הלל’ – we must go wild with Your praise. But ‘in truth’; we must study and see Your great and kindly hand bestowing unlimited kindnesses, upon all of mankind, and specifically upon each and every one of us.
הא-ל ישועתנו ועזרתנו סלה
O G-D WHO IS OUR SALVATION AND HELP FOREVER
You alone are the Powerful G-d; and You dedicate Your Power solely for our “salvation and help”, for the sole purpose of kindliness; kindliness that knows no end – סלה, forever and ever.
ברוך אתה ה’ הטוב שמך
BLESSED ARE YOU HASHEM THAT YOUR NAME IS GOOD
The goodness and the kindliness that we see and that we hear in nature and in Your deeds are all Your name, all testifying that You alone are the true Good.