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 22, 1942] "The fashion of this world passeth away" (I Cor. 7:31)—The Greek word "schema" (here translated "fashion") is the root of our English term "scheme," and can also be rendered "form." Moffatt suggests: "The present phase of things is passing away;" and Weymouth (Fifth Edition): "For the form of this world is passing away."

"A new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you" (I John 2:8)—The Twentieth Century New Testament translates: "It is a new Command that I am writing to you—manifest in Christ's life and in your own;" while Goodspeed has: "It is a new command that I am writing you; it is newly realized in him and in yourselves."

"The lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes" (I John 2:16)—Rendering this passage in more modern idiom, Goodspeed suggests: "the things that our physical nature and our eyes crave;" while Weymouth prefers: "the desire of the flesh, the desire of the eyes."

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