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The Mohel's Preliminary Recitation

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The Mohel's Preliminary Recitation

The baby is usually moved to the sandek's knee, and the Mohel then recites the following verses of Scripture:

"I wait for your salvation, O LORD." (Gen. 49:18)

"I hope for your salvation, O LORD, and I do your commandments." (Psalm 119:166)

"O Elijah messenger of covenant, behold yours is now before you;
stand at my right and assist me." (A Rabbinical statement)

"I hope for your salvation, O LORD."
(Psalm 119:166a)

"I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil."
(Psalm 119:162)

"Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble." (Psalm 119:165)

"Happy is the man You choose and bring near to dwell in Your courts." (Psalm 65:5a[h])

All present complete this verse by saying:

"may we be sated with the blessings of Your house, Your holy temple." (Psalm 65:5b[h])

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