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.]

"Ye cannot serve God and mammon" (Matt. 6:24)—"Mammon" is properly an Aramaic term which means "riches or wealth." Some authorities hold that it is derived from the root "aman" (as is our word "amen"), a root meaning "to be steadfast or firm, to put confidence in, or trust;" and on this view, "mammon" would mean that in which many people place their trust. The early translator, Wycliffe, gives the rendering "riches"; while Goodspeed prefers, "money."

"Take no thought" (Matt. 6:25, 31)—A literal rendering of the Greek would be: "Do not worry," since the noun which corresponds to the verb here used means literally "care, worry, or anxiety."

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