More from Jabès (1963):
If God is, it is because He is in the book. If sages, saints, and prophets exist, if scholors and poets, men and insects exist, it is because their names are found in the book. The world exists because the book does. For existing means growing with your name.
The book is the work of the book. It is the sun, which gives birth to the sea. It is the sea, which reveals the earth, it is the earth, which shapes man. Otherwise, sun, sea, earth and man would be focused light without object, water moving without going or coming, wealth of sand without presence, a waiting of flesh and spirit without touch, having nothing that corresponds to it, having neither doubles or opposites.
Eternity ticks off the instant with the word.
The book multiplies the book.
If God is, it is because He is in Google... Doesn't quite have the same ring to it!