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 December 20, 1942.]

"Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children" (Ps. 90:16)—Moffatt suggests the rendering: "Let thy servants see thee at thy saving work, and let their children see thy glorious power;" while Smith prefers: "May thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy splendor be upon their children."

"Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us" (Ps. 90:17)—The Hebrew term which is here translated "beauty" can also mean "pleasantness, favor, or delightfulness." Smith suggests the rendering: "May the favor of the Lord our God be upon us;" while Briggs prefers: "And let the sweetness of Adonay our God be upon us."

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