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 March 8, 1942.]

"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly" (Ps. 1:1)—The Hebrew preposition which is here rendered "in" often means "by," while alternative renderings are "thanks to" and "because of." Thus Dr. Moffatt renders: "Happy the man who never goes by the advice of the ungodly," and continues, "who never takes the sinners' road." One might also translate: "Happy the man who does not follow the advice of the godless."

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