Where, Lord will I find you?
your place is high and obscured.
won't I find you:
Your glory fills the world.
But could the Lord, in truth,
dwell in men on earth?
How would men you made
from the dust and clay
fathom your presence there,
enthroned upon their praise?
The creatures hovering over
the world praise your wonders --
your throne borne high
above their heads,
as you beat all forever.Poetry Chaikhana | Solomon ibn Gabirol - Where Will I Find You
What is that word "beat" in the last line? Is is supposed to be "bear" or "be/"
Or does it mean "bless" as in "beatitude" to bless, to beatify? To beautify?
My new definition of beatitude: (is it mine?, is it new?) "an attitude of blessing," an attitude of being blessed;" "an attitude of beauty." An attitude of blessedness.
Is the similarity in English between beatify and beautiful coincidental? Etymology might tell me.