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. The Notes in this issue are related to the Lesson-Sermon designated to be read in Christian Science churches on June 22, 1941.]

"In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also" (Ps. 95:4)—The term here rendered "strength" is in the plural, and has the literal sense of "peaks" or "heights," which thus contrast very naturally with the "deep places of the earth," mentioned in the previous clause. Moffatt translates: "The depths of earth lie in his hand, the mountainpeaks are his;" while the American Standard Version has: ". . . the heights of the mountains are his also."

"Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?" (Job 38:2)—This is a literal translation of the original, but Moffatt's rendering is of interest: "Who darkens my design with a cloud of thoughtless words?"

"No thought can be withholden from thee" (Job 42:2)—It may be observed that the term which is rendered "from thee" may be taken either with the verb "withholden" (as here) or, alternatively, with the noun "thought." As a consequence, we could translate literally as follows: "No plan (that comes) from thee can be hindered." The American Standard Version has: "No purpose of thine can be restrained."

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