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 May 10, 1942.]

"You hath lie quickened" (Eph. 2:1)— It may be recalled that the word rendered "quickened," both here and in verse 5, means literally "made alive" or "brought to life." Hence we might render: "You who were dead ... he has brought to life."

"Trespasses and sins" (Eph. 2:1)—The meaning of these two terms is more clearly realized when we find that the Greek term translated "trespasses" means literally lapses or deviations from truth and uprightness; while that which is translated "sins" derives from a Greek root meaning originally "to miss the mark." "Sins" in this sense are thus conceived of as the results following failure to aim correctly.

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May 2, 1942

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