The Shema*

Deuteronomy 6: 4-9*
* -

Masoretic* Hebrew to
word-by-word English translation,
with audio, romanization*,
and English translation

*
is one Hashem our God Hashem* Israel listen 4

audio

[listen]

Hebrew
consonants

romanization Sh'ma Yis'ra'eil Adonai* Eloheinu Adonai echad.
English Listen, Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.

your heart all

with

your God Hashem love and

5

your
might

all

w
i
t
h

and

your spirit

all

w
i
t
h
and

audio

[listen]

Hebrew
consonants

romanization

V'ahav'ta eit Adonai Elohekha b'khol l'vav'kha uv'khol naf'sh'kha uv'khol m'odekha.

English And love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

 

your
heart

upon

day

t
h
i
s

command
you

I

which

these

the

words

the

be

and
6
audio

[listen]

Hebrew
consonants

 

romanization V'hayu had'varim ha'eileh asher anokhi m'tzav'kha hayom al l'vavekha.
English And these commandments which I give you today will be on your hearts.

 

your
dwelling

in

your
sitting

in

of
them

speak

and

your
children

in

impress
them

and
7

you get
up

w
h
e
n

and

you lie
down

w
h
e
n

and

the
road

d
o
w
n

you walk

w
h
e
n

and

audio

[listen]

Hebrew
consonants

romanization V'shinan'tam l'vanekha v'dibar'ta bam b'shiv't'kha b'veitekha uv'lekh't'kha vaderekh uv'shakh'b'kha uv'kumekha.
English And impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

 

*

 

your
eyes

between

your
forehead*

on

make
them
present

and

your
hand

on

a
sign

as

tie them

and

8
audio

[listen]

Hebrew
consonants

romanization Uk'shar'tam l'ot al yadekha v'hayu l'totafot bein einekha.
English And tie them as signs on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.

 

*

your
gates

on

and

your
houses

the
doorposts*
of

on

write them

and
9
audio

[listen]

Hebrew
consonants

romanization Ukh'tav'tam al m'zuzot beitekha uvish'arekha.
English And write them on the doorposts of your houses and on your gates.


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*Hashem means "the name." Many Jews use "Hashem" or "Adonai"* instead of "" to show their respect to God by not taking his name lightly and only using the proper name in prayers.

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