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 August 24, 1941.]

"Them that are perfect" (I Cor. 2:6)—The Greek term which is here translated "perfect" is also used in a number of different senses, which include "mature," "complete,' and "full-grown." Thus, while the Riverside New Testament has: "We do speak wisdom among the mature," the American Standard Version renders: "we speak wisdom, however, among them that are fullgrown."

"We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery" (I Cor. 2:7)—Moffatt suggests: "It is the mysterious Wisdom of God that we discuss;" Goodspeed prefers: "It is a mysterious, divine wisdom that we impart."

August 16, 1941
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