Bible Notes

[The Biblical citations given in the Christian Science Quarterly are from the Authorized King James Version. The Bible Notes in this column can be used, if deemed necessary, to elucidate some of the words or passages contained in the Bible Lessons.]

"Talk ye of all his wondrous works" (I Chron. 16:9)—The verb which is here rendered "talk" is also used in the sense of "meditate upon, study, or consider." Consequently, Moffatt renders: "Go over all the wonders he has done;" while another suggested translation is: "Ponder over all his wonders."

"All the gods of the people are idols" (I Chron. 16:26)—The word rendered "idols" is "elilim," which means literally "nothingnesses" or "things of nought" (Margin of the American Standard Version). Scholars contend that there is a play upon words in the original: "All the gods (elohim) of the people are things of nought (elilim)."

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