Bible Notes

"Set your heart and your soul to seek the Lord your God" (I Chron. 22:19)—Moffatt offers the following interesting rendering of this passage: "Make up your minds to revere the Eternal your God;" while Smith suggests: "Now set your heart and your mind to seek the Lord your God."

"Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth" (Job 22:22)—The Hebrew word "Torah," here rendered "law," and often used in that sense, has the primary meaning of "direction" or "instruction" (cf. Brown, Driver, Briggs: Hebrew Lexicon, p. 435). Consequently, Smith renders: "Receive instruction, now, from his mouth;" though Moffatt prefers: "Accept the orders that he issues."

"The highway of the upright is to depart from evil" (Prov. 16:17)—The Hebrew word "sur," rendered "depart," means literally to "turn aside from" (Brown, etc., op. cit., p. 693); while the noun translated "evil" can also mean "misery, injury, calamity" (ibid., p. 948). Consequently, Moffatt suggests: "The path of the upright avoids misfortune;" and continues, "He safeguards life who watches where he goes." Another rendering would be: "The highway of the upright leads away from evil."

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