The Work Is Not Upon You To Complete

 

Lo Alayih hamelakha ligmor 
Lo Alayih hamelakha ligmor 
V'lo at bat khorin l'hibatel mimena 
V'lo at bat khorin 

The work is not upon you to complete 
The work is not upon you to complete 
Nor are you free, nor are you at liberty 
To desist from it entirely

 

These words are from Rabbi Tarfon in the Talmud. They traditionally apply to learning Torah, and in contemporary times, this verse is applied to world-fixing.

 

Transliteration Key: 

kh = ח 
h = כ 
h = regular "h"
i - ee 
u = oo 
'a or 'e = ע 
a'a, etc. = a stop