Bible Notes

"Who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity" (Ps. 24:4)—The Hebrew word "shavé," here rendered "vanity," means more exactly "emptiness, nothingness, worthlessness" and is sometimes used in the sense of "lying" (Brown, Driver, Briggs: Hebrew Lexicon, p. 996). Moffatt suffests the rendering: "who never sets his mind on what is false;" and Smith: "who has no desire for falsehood."

"Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me" (Isa. 45:11)—The text of the original is uncertain, but several translators feel that a question is implied rather than a command. Hence Smith reads: "Will you question me concerning my children, or give me orders concerning the work of my hands?" and Moffatt: "Would you question me about the future? Would you dictate to me about my work?" while Kent offers a rendering similar to that of Moffatt.

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