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"What is the chaff to the wheat?" (Jer. 23:28)—The word which is here translated "chaff" is more exactly "straw." Hence, Smith has: "What has the straw to do with the wheat?" Moffatt suggests: "Why mix straw with wheat?"
"Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay" (Isa. 29:16)—The Hebrew word "haphkekem" is connected with a root which means "to overturn," hence the rendering of our Common Version: "your turning of things upside down;" but it is now generally conceded among scholars that the more correct and exact meaning of "haphkekem," as it is here used, is, "Oh! your contrariness," or, "Oh! your perversity" (compare Brown, Driver, and Briggs: Hebrew Lexicon, p. 246). Hence, Smith renders: "O the perversity of you! Is the potter of no more account than the clay?"
"In that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book" (Isa. 29:18)—The translation as given in our Authorized Version would lead one to suppose that some specific book was intended, but, as a matter of fact, the original Hebrew refers simply to "the words of a book." So far from stressing "the book," Moffatt renders simply: "Even the deaf shall hear the word;" though Smith has: "On that day shall the deaf hear the words of a book."
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Principle, not Person
W. STUART BOOTH
"The place whereon thou standest"
"A little leaven"
E. OLIVE DAVIS
The Office of Reader
Joy and Spiritual Riches
ANNA STANTON LAY
The Open Door
LINDEN E. JONES
"Showers of blessings"
MINNY M. H. AYERS
May I take the liberty of correcting a mistaken impression...
Jerome B. Burbank, former Committee on Publication for the State of New Jersey,
In a recent issue, under the heading, "What Do You Think?"...
Newton T. Burdick, Committee on Publication for British Columbia, Canada,
A letter which appeared in a recent issue expresses the...
Lt.-Col. Robert E. Key,
He Went Up into a Mountain
ROSA M. TURNER
William R. Rathvon, C. S. B.
The Christian Science Board of Directors
"Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord?"
George Shaw Cook
with contributions from Jan N. Reddingius, Marie A. Guthrie, Fritz Wälti , Ronald B. Levens
I wish to express gratitude for the many wonderful...
Hilda Mary Munro
Too much space would be required for me to relate all...
Inez A. Beals
I was healed in Christian Science, many years ago, of...
Floy S. Gignilliat
In March, 1926, I fell and broke my hip. Since I was...
It is with a deep sense of humility and gratitude that I...
R. H. Merton Willson
Christian Science is a religion which leads us to God by...
Helen Dyer Beaver
Although I did not turn to Christian Science for a physical...
John Miller Maclachlan with contributions from Ethel M. Maclachlan
Through seeing my mother healed in three days of dropsy...
M. Janette Dickson
"Now is the accepted time"
ELIZABETH TUCKER HARRINGTON
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Moses Fischer, A. W. Webster, Peter Hamilton, Alfred Grant Walton