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"God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not" (James 1:5)—The word rendered "upbraid" also means "to reproach or revile," or "to cast (favours received) in one's teeth" (Thayer: Greek Lexicon, p. 446). Consequently Goodspeed renders: "God who gives generously to everyone, and does not reproach one with it afterward;" the Twentieth Century New Testament: "God who gives freely to everyone without reproaches;" and Moffatt: "God who gives to all men without question or reproach;" though Weymouth (5th Edition) prefers: "God, who gives with open hand to all men and without unbraiding."
"When he is tried" (James 1:12)—The word "dokimos," here rendered "tried," means literally "accepted," and was originally used with reference to metals or coins which had been assayed and had passed the test. In short, it would appear to refer to the result of the trial, rather than to the trial itself. Hence the rendering of the Revised Version: "when he has been approved." Both Weymouth and Moffatt translate: "when he has stood the test;" though we find that Goodspeed prefers: "When he stands the test."
"Beholding his natural face in a glass" (James 1:23)—Literally, this means "beholding the face of his birth." Goodspeed translates: "(He) is like a man who looks in a mirror at the face that nature gave him;" and Weymouth: "He is like a man who carefully looks at his own face in a mirror;" while Moffatt has: "is like a man who glances at his natural face in a mirror."
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KATE E. ANDREAE
WILLIAM HALE COOMBER
The Simplicity of Christian Science
GWEN M. CASTLE
The True Light
"The sinless joy"
D. MURIEL SAVARY
MAX R. FAELTEN
RUTH W. LYMAN
"Of such is the kingdom"
MARION ALICE BOWERS
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Richard Malcolm Snow, Committee on Publication for Buckinghamshire, England,
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Oscar R. Porter, Jr., former Committee on Publication for the State of North Carolina,
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Edgar Gale Harris, Committee on Publication for the South Island, New Zealand,
Availability of God's Goodness
"Hate no one"
George Shaw Cook
with contributions from Clifford L. Sleininger, William Henry Stockley, Sarah I. Carson, Eva B. Gregory, Mary Colegate Logan, Ethel A. Roberts, Charles V. Winn
During my earliest years I was considered a delicate child
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Mary W. Willis
About three years ago I attended a Wednesday evening...
Tilly Horn with contributions from Harald Horn
When Christian Science first came to me I had been in...
Esther Saville Davis
It is with a deep sense of gratitude that I wish to add my...
Weston Charles Charlow with contributions from Ruth Parker Charlow
I wish to express gratitude for all the blessings which...
Lorraine Buckley Wadelton
With great gratitude I wish to tell of some of the things...
Christian Science has brought countless blessings to me,...
Anita d'E. Roberts
I came to Christian Science through my mother's healing...
Anthony F. Guidice
Give Me Understanding
ROSA M. TURNER
Signs of the Times
with contributions from B. Haddon, Clarence Reidenbach, Harold Stanley Stewart, J. George Dorn