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 April 12, 1942]

"The prayer of faith shall save the sick" (James 5:15)—At the time our New Testament was written, the Greek verb "sozein," which is here rendered literally "save," was often used to mean "cure" or "heal." Hence an alternative rendering would be: "The prayer of faith shall heal the sick." Weymouth (Fifth Edition) suggests: "The prayer of faith will restore the sick man."

"The wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God" (James 1:20)—The Greek verb rendered "work" also means "to put in force" or "give operation to." Goodspeed translates: "Men's anger does not produce the uprightness God wishes;" and the Twentieth Century New Testament: "The anger of man does not forward the righteous purpose of God."

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