Bible Notes

"Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright" (Ps. 33:1)—The Hebrew term translated "righteous" can also mean "just, honest, right" (Feyerabend: Hebrew Dictionary, p. 282); while that which is rendered "comely" can also be translated "becoming" or "lovely" (ibid., p. 204). Consequently, Moffatt renders: "Rejoice, ye just, in the Eternal, for songs of praise befit the upright soul."

"All his works are done in truth" (Ps. 33:4)—It is of interest to note that the the term "emunah," which is here translated "truth," is rendered "faith" in Habakkuk 2:4. Alternative renderings of this word "emunah" include "firmness, steadfastness, fidelity," while it also suggests "trust and stability" (cf. Brown, Driver, Briggs: Hebrew Lexicon, p. 53), as well as "honesty, security, conscientiousness" (Feyerabend: op. cit., p. 20). Moffatt suggests: "All he does is loyally done;" and Smith: "All his work is faithful."

Testimony of Healing
For some time I have wished to express my gratitude for...
January 15, 1938

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.