Bible Notes

[The Biblical citations given in the Christian Science Quarterly are from the Authorized King James Version. The Bible Notes in these columns 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 February 8, 1942.]

"With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering" (Eph. 4:2)—The word translated "lowliness" can also mean "humility" or "modesty"; while that rendered "meekness" has rather the of "gentleness" or "mildness." The Twentieth Century New Testament suggests: "always humble and gentle, patient."

"Unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ" (Eph. 4:7)—It is suggested in some of the more modern renderings of this passage that the word "measure," as it is employed in this context, brings out no thought of limitation. Thus Goodspeed suggests: "Each one of us has been given mercy in Christ's generous measure;" and Weymouth (Fifth Edition): "To each of us individually His grace was given, measured out with the munificence of Christ."

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