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 July 19, 1942.]

"This commandment ... is not hidden from thee" (Deut. 30:11)—The term rendered "hidden" means more literally "to be surpassing, or extraordinary," or, alternatively, "to be beyond one's power; to be hard, or difficult;" and when followed by the preposition here translated "from" (though it has also a number of different meanings), the phrase may be legitimately translated, in accord with a familiar Hebrew idiom, "This commandment ... is not too difficult for you." Smith suggests: "This charge ... is not beyond your power."

Testimony of Healing
It would be impossible to express...
July 4, 1942

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