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 November 22,1942.]

"For to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not" (Rom. 7:18)—While the general sense of this passage is fairly clear, the Twentieth Century New Testament expresses it in more modern idiom, thus: "For, although it is easy for me to want to do right, to act rightly is not easy." Then Weymouth (Fifth Edition) has: "For the wish to do right is there but not the power"

"I delight in the law of God after the inward man" (Rom. 7:22)—Moffatt suggests the rendering: "I cordially agree with God's law, so far as my inner self is concerned;" while Goodspeed's rendering is: "My inner nature agrees with the divine law."

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