Bible Notes

"I will praise the Lord" (Ps. 111:1)—It is of interest to note that the Hebrew word here rendered "praise" can also mean "give thanks," and is, indeed, thus translated in such a verse as Psalms 136:1 (cf. Brown, Driver and Briggs: Hebrew Lexicon). In Psalms 111:1, the Revised Version has: "I will give thanks unto the Lord;" and Moffatt: "I thank the Eternal;" while Smith has: "I give thanks to the Lord."

"The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein" (Ps. 111:2)—Smith suggests this rendering: "Great are the works of the Lord, to be studied by all who delight in them;" while Moffatt has a closely similar translation. The sixteenth century Genevan Version has: "The works of the Lord are great, and ought to be sought out of all them that love them."

"The works of his hands are verity" (Ps. 111:7)—The word rendered "verity" is the Hebrew term "emeth," which means primarily "firmness, certainty, security," and then, "faithfulness, faith, truth, honesty" (see Feyerabend: Hebrew Dictionary, p. 21). In this verse the Septuagint and the Revised Version translate "emeth" as "truth"; while Smith prefers "faithfulness." Moffatt has: "faithfully he deals."

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December 24, 1938

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