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 September 6, 1942.]

"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord" (Ps.37:23)—It may be observed that the word "good" is not directly represented in the original, though it may well be implied. Then, too, the term rendered "ordered" means more literally "established"; while some contend that the word "steps" is used figuratively of a man's "course of life." Moffatt suggests: "When a man's life pleases the Eternal, he gives him a sure footing;" and the American Standard Version: "A man's goings are established of Jehovah."

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August 22, 1942

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