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"The Lord is ... holy in all his works" (Ps. 145:17)—The Hebrew adjective "chasid," rendered "holy," means literally "kind or pious," and is constantly used with reference to men, but this verse and Jeremiah 3:12—where it is translated "merciful"—are the only two passages in the Old Testament where it applies directly to God (Brown, Driver, Briggs: Hebrew Lexicon, p. 339). It has been described as "denoting the active practice of 'chesed,' " which means "goodness, kindness, love, mercy." In Psalms 145:17 Smith, Kent, and the Revised Version suggest the rendering "gracious"; Moffatt, "loving"; and the margin of the Authorized Version, "bountiful" or "merciful."
"Unto God the Lord belong the issues from death" (Ps. 68:20)—The Hebrew term "totseoth," here rendered "issues," can also mean either "fountains" or "escapes" (cf. Feyerabend: Hebrew Dictionary, p. 368). Hence Moffatt's translation: "Thanks to the Eternal we escape from death."
"All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made" (John 1:3)—The Greek preposition which is here rendered "by" has the alternative meaning of "through"; while the word translated "without" means more exactly "apart from" (see Souter: Greek Lexicon, p. 286). Hence, Weymouth (fifth edition) has: "All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing that now exists came into being;" and Moffatt: "Through him all existence came into being, no existence came into being apart from him;" while Goodspeed has: "Everything came into existence through him, and apart from him nothing came to be."
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"The grand necessity of existence"
ELMER F. BACKER
HELEN ANDREWS NIXON
Spiritual Influx and Influence
A. PERCY SOMERS-COCKS
An Open Door
ELIZABETH G. MC KINSTRY
The Widow's Mite
HARRY L. SITOMER
"Feed my sheep"
HERBERT B. NICHOLS
Love's Offering to Love
FLORA W. PENNEY
Thousands of individuals in every part of the world testify...
John W. Watkins, Committee on Publication for the State of Florida,
In your last issue you include a report of the second...
Stanley M. Sydenham, Committee on Publication for Yorkshire, England,
In your issue of November 27 you gave a generous amount...
Israel Pickens, Committee on Publication for the State of Alabama,
It is an interesting fact that many people have the mistaken...
William G. Biederman, Committee on Publication for the District of Columbia,
From a letter dated 1908
MARY BAKER EDDY
Resisting Temptation Scientifically
A Good Doorkeeper
George Shaw Cook
with contributions from Hermann Briege, Onee Jarvis Cleveland, Cavour L. Truesdale, Eleanor M. Adams, Paul P. Scott
When I became interested in Christian Science, about...
It is with profound gratitude that I testify to the guiding,...
Ruby Laird Feagan
As a small child I was very religious, and loved to go to...
Lois R. Griswold
With a sense of deep gratitude to God for the demonstrable...
Walter Henerasky with contributions from Elisabeth Henerasky
Ofttimes school problems arise with young children, and...
Emma W. Marshall
I have received so much spiritual help and so many...
Leonard A. Young with contributions from Ethel M. Young
"It is our ignorance of God, the divine Principle, which...
Bernice M. Carlson
ETHEL MUNRO GOSS
Signs of the Times
with contributions from William W. Sweet, Roger Babson, Amos Alonzo Stagg