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 19, 1942.]

"I beseech you ... that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you" (I Cor. 1:10)— Moffatt suggests: "I beg of you all to drop these party-cries. There must be no cliques among you:" while Weymouth (Fifth Edition) has: "I entreat you all ... to avoid disputes and divisions," and continues, "and to be in perfect harmony in your minds and judgements."

"The preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God" (I Cor. 1:18)—The Twentieth Century New Testament renders: "The Message of the Cross is indeed mere folly to those who are in the path to Ruin, but to us who are in the path of Salvation it is the very power of God;" while Goodspeed renders: "To those who are on the way to destruction, the story of the cross is nonsense, but to us who are to be saved, it means all the power of God."

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