Bible Notes

"I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever" (Ps. 89:1)—The term rendered "mercy" both here and in the following verse is used in Hebrew in a wide variety of senses, including "love, loving-kindness, goodness," as well as "mercy."

"O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?" (Ps. 89:8)—In the original Hebrew, the phrase which is rendered "a strong Lord" follows "who is like unto thee," and is similar in apparently to a word meaning "thy lovingkindness." Moffatt apparently concludes that the latter word formed the original reading at this point, for he translates: "Who can compara with thee, in all thy love and faithfulness?"

September 3, 1938

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