4. Nineteenth-century exposés suggest that there was originally some variety in the phrasing used to bless different parts of the body. The following alternative blessings have been reported:

your eyes, that you may see the glory of God
-OR-
your eyes, that you may see the glories of the kingdom

your mouth, that you may speak forth His praise

your arms and breast, that you may be strong to perform His work

your bosom, that you might nourish the children whom you shall raise

your loins, that you might raise up a godly seed, that they might be pillars of strength to the upbuilding and strengthening of Godís kingdom upon the earth

your feet, that you may be swift to run the race
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your feet, that they might be swift in the paths of righteousness and truth