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Wording in Tefillah

21.06.18

Question

In the daily Amida, in the section on health and healing it says (Artscrol) "Heal Us, Hashem then we will be healed; save us - then we will be saved. " Why doesn't it just say "heal us, save us"?

Answer

To the Questioner, 

This wording is based upon the verse in Yirmiyahu 17:14. 

The Metzudat David explains that the intent is that "no one else can heal me or save me other than You, Hashem".

With Blessings, 
Rav Nachum

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