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 31, 1942.]

"Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!" (Ezek. 13:3)—Moffatt suggests the translation: "Woe to the fools of prophets who only prophesy from what they feel, without a real vision!" The Septuagint Version has: "Woe to them that prophesy out of their own heart, and who see nothing at all."

"They have made others to hope that they would confirm the word" (Ezek. 13:6) —A more literal rendering of the original would be: "They hoped that the word would be confirmed." Smith renders: "Yet they expect the word to be fulfilled."

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May 23, 1942

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