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 August 9, 1942.]

"Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free" (Gal. 5:1)—More literally the passage reads: "For freedom Christ freed us; stand therefore." Goodspeed renders: "This is the freedom with which Christ has freed us. So stand firm in it;" and Weymouth (Fifth Edition): "Christ has made us completely free; stand fast then."

"Lasciviousness" (Gal. 5:19)—The Greek word "aselgeia," which is thus translated, is thought to have been derived from "Selge"—a city situated in Pisidia, one of the districts of Asia Minor, and famed for its strict code of morals. Since the prefix "a-" means "not," "aselgeia" came to denote the immoral conduct so shunned by the virtuous citizens of Selge.

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July 25, 1942

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