Hij telt het aantal sterren, Hij noemt ze alle bij hun naam.
He counts the number of stars and He gives them all their names.
מוֹנֶה מִסְפָּר לַכּוֹכָבִים לְכֻלָּם שֵׁמוֹת יִקְרָא
תהילים קמז: ד
mo-NEH mis-PAR la-ko-kha-VEEM l’-khu-LAM shay-MOT yik-RAH
Today’s verse describes God’s interest in every star by giving them individual names. By extension, God has great interest and involvement with each and every one of us, whom He relates to through our given name. According to Jewish tradition, naming a child has a deep spiritual dimension, as the chosen name determines a person’s character throughout life.