EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Antiphon: GOD HIS-rt WORD BECOME MAN AND LIVE WITH US.
1. JERUSALEM, RECOGNIZE GOD HIS-rt GLORY.
TEMPLE MOUNTAIN, PRAISE YOUR-ctr GOD.
WHY? HE MAKE YOUR-ctr GATES STRONG.
HE BLESS YOUR-ctr CHILDREN INSIDE YOUR-ctr CIRCULAR-WALL.
2. HE-rt GIFT-TO-ctr PEACE THEREABOUTS.
TOP* GRAIN YOURS-ctr SATISFY.
HE-rt SEND HIS-rt WORD ARRIVE EARTH.
FAST FOLLOW HIS-rt COMMANDMENT.
3. HE-rt ANNOUNCE HIS-rt WORD TO JACOB.
HIS-rt LAW TO JEWISH PEOPLE.
HE-rt DO SAME FOR OTHER NATION NOT.
TEACH OTHER HIS LAW AND COMMAND NOT.
Notes: JERUSALEM - [B with thumbs flush with other fingers but not folded into palm], touches mouth and then pronates.
GLORY - (2h), POs><, FOs away from signer, DH which is on top wiggles fingers while ascending. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Glory.
TEMPLE - T-CHURCH.
HE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
BLESS - (2h)[O^], POs ><, held at mouth. Hands are brought downwards while opening to (2h). For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Bless.
CIRCULAR-WALL - (2h)[B] makes a circle to show walls.
GIFT-TO - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, nod downwards at wrist to show that something is given as a gift.
GRAIN - [X], PO up, rubs along ND forearm as if harvesting.
COMMANDMENT - C-LAW.
JACOB - Could be fingerspelled or signed as a [J] across the chin.JACOB - Fingerspell or
Antiphon: The word of God became man and lived among us.
1. Glorify God, O Jerusalem;
praise your God, O Zion.
For He has strengthened the bars of your gates.
He has blessed your children within you.
2. He has granted you peace on your borders,
and filled you with finest wheat.
He has send forth his word unto the earth,
ever swiftly to run His command.
3. He proclaimed His word to Jacob,
His laws to Israel.
He has not done this for other nations,
not taught them His laws and decrees.