May the Gods be with us
Now he’s a polytheist?
The two lines “May the Lord forgive us, may the Gods be with us” are actually rapped by ‘Ye with a strong tone of sarcasm, pointing out the ambiguous nature of religion.
Kanye is juxtaposing “the Lord” with “Gods” in a critical way. In Genesis, the first sentence of the Bible reads “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” The word “God” comes from the Hebrew word “Elohim” which actually means “gods.” The more accurate translation should be “In the beginning (the) Gods created the heaven and the earth.” Ye is being facetious, asking for forgiveness for his sexual sins (that he doesn’t seem serious about) while poking fun at Christianity’s monotheism that seemingly contradicts its own Holy Book. And the next few lines suggest most Christians aren’t very committed to their religion anyways so it really doesn’t matter about the specifics.
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