The Sheva Braḥot

The sheva braot play an important role in a Jewish wedding. They are recited during the ceremony underneath the uppah, and then again after dinner, immediately after the birkat ha’mazon (Grace after meals) is said.

* Note that this blessing over wine is the first blessing when the Sheva Braḥot are recited under the uppah but it’s the 7th blessing when the Sheva Braḥot are recited after the wedding meal (and the previous 2nd blessing becomes the first).

Here they are, in English, Hebrew and transliteration:

English Transliteration Hebrew
1* Blessed are You, L-rd our G-d, King of the universe, who creates the fruit of the vine Baruḥ ata Adonai Eloheinu meleḥ ha‑olam, bo’rei p’ri hagafen. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה’ אֱלהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, בּוֹרֵא פְּרִי הַגָּפֶן.
2 Blessed are You, L-rd our G-d, King of the universe, who has created all things for His glory.

Baruḥ ata Adonai Eloheinu meleḥ ha‑olam shehakol bara liḥvodo

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה’ אֱלהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, שֶׁהַכֹּל בָּרָא לִכְבוֹדוֹ.
3 Blessed are You, L-rd our G-d, King of the universe, who creates man Baruḥ ata Adonai Eloheinu meleḥ ha‑olam, yotzer haa’dam בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה’ אֱלהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, יוֹצֵר הָאָדָם.
4 Blessed are You, L-rd our G-d, King of the universe, who creates man in His image, in the image of His likeness, and prepared for him from his own self an everlasting edifice. Blessed are You L-rd, Creator of man. Baruḥ ata Adonai Eloheinu meleḥ ha‑olam, asher yatzar et ha-adam b’tzalmo, b’tzelem d’mut tavnito, v’hitkin lo mimenu binyan adei ad. Baruch atah Adonai, yotzeir ha-adam בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה’ אֱלהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, אֲשֶׁר יָצַר אֶת הָאָדָם בְּצַלְמוֹ, בְּצֶלֶם דְּמוּת תַּבְנִיתוֹ, וְהִתְקִין לוֹ מִמֶּנּוּ בִּנְיַן עֲדֵי עַד: בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה’, יוֹצֵר הָאָדָם.
5 May the barren one rejoice and be happy as her children are joyfully gathered to her. Blessed are You L-rd, who gladdens Zion through her children. Sos tasis v’tageil ha-akara b’kibutz baneha l’toḥa b’simḥa. Baruḥ ata Adonai, m’sameaḥ Tzion b’vaneha. שׂוֹשׂ תָּשִׂישׂ וְתָגֵל הָעֲקָרָה, בְּקִבּוּץ בָּנֶיהָ לְתוֹכָהּ בְּשִׂמְחָה: בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה’, מְשַׂמֵּחַ צִיּוֹן בְּבָנֶיהָ.
6 Grant abundant joy to these loving companions, as You bestowed gladness upon Your created beings in the Garden of Eden. Blessed are You L-rd, who gladdens the groom and bride. Sameiaḥ tesamaḥ reiim ha-ahuvim k’sameiḥaḥa y’tzirḥa b’gan eden mikedem. Baruḥ ata Adonai, m’sameiaḥ ḥatan v’ḥalah שַׂמַּח תְּשַׂמַּח רֵעִים הָאֲהוּבִים, כְּשַׂמֵּחֲךָ יְצִירְךָ בְּגַן עֵֽדֶן מִקֶּֽדֶם: בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה’, מְשַׂמֵּֽחַ חָתָן וְכַלָּה.
7 Blessed are You, L-rd our G-d, King of the universe, who created joy and happiness, groom and bride, gladness, jubilation, cheer and delight, love, harmony, peace and companionship. Soon, L-rd our G-d, may there be heard in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem the voices of joy and happiness, the voices of grooms and of brides, the jubilant voices those joined in marriage under the uppah, and the voices of youths feasting and singing. Blessed are You L-rd, who causes the groom to rejoice with his bride. Baruḥ ata Adonai Eloheinu meleḥ ha-olam, asher bara sason v’simḥa ḥatan v’kallah, gilah rinah ditzah v’ḥedvah, ahavah v’aḥavah v’shalom v’reut.  M’hera Adonai Eloheinu yishammah b’arei Yhudah uv-ḥutzot Y’rushalayim kol sason v’kol simḥa, kol ḥatan v’kol kalah, kol mitzhalot ḥatanim meiḥupatam u-n’arim mimishte n’ginatam. Baruḥ ata Adonai, m’sameiaḥ ḥatan im hakalah בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה’ אֱלהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, אֲשֶׁר בָּרָא שָׂשׂוֹן וְשִׂמְחָה, חָתָן וְכַלָּה, גִּילָה רִנָּה דִּיצָה וְחֶדְוָה, אַהֲבָה וְאַחֲוָה שָׁלוֹם וְרֵעוּת, מְהֵרָה ה’ אֱלהֵינוּ יִשָּׁמַע בְּעָרֵי יְהוּדָה וּבְחוּצוֹת יְרוּשָׁלָיִם, קוֹל שָׂשׂוֹן וְקוֹל שִׂמְחָה, קוֹל חָתָן וְקוֹל כַּלָּה, קוֹל מִצְהֲלוֹת חֲתָנִים מֵחֻפָּתָם, וּנְעָרִים מִמִּשְׁתֵּה נְגִינָתָם: בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה’, מְשַׂמֵּחַ חָתָן עִם הַכַּלָּה.

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