I saw a quote in Meseches Shabbos that said, "If you want to do good, Hashem will help you accomplish it."

Does anyone know where in that Gemara I can find it?

  • If you like an answer, consider marking it correct. – mevaqesh Mar 14 '17 at 1:27

The Gemara Shabbos (104a) says: בא ליטמא פותחין לו בא ליטהר מסייעים אותו

Translation: "If one comes to become impure [i.e. sin] they [i.e. heavenly forces] open (the way) for him. If one comes to become pure they [i.e. heavenly forces] help him"

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  • Does my translation fit the words? – Chiddushei Torah Feb 19 '15 at 19:08
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    @ChiddusheiTorah your quote seems like a fine paraphrase of the text. – mevaqesh Feb 19 '15 at 19:13
  • Your translation seems a lot better than mine. – Chiddushei Torah Feb 20 '15 at 1:07

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