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 13, 1942.]

"Thy memorial, O Lord, throughout all generations" (Ps. 135:13)—The Hebrew term which is here translated "memorial" can also be rendered "memory" or "remembrance," and was occasionally used in the sense of "renown." Consequently, both Kent and Moffatt prefer the rendering "fame."

"Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright" (Ps. 33:1)—The Hebrew word which is rendered "righteous" at this point also means "honest, just, or right;" while that which is translated "comely" can also be rendered "becoming" or "lovely." Hence we find that Moffatt translates: "Rejoice, ye just, in the Eternal, for songs of praise befit the upright soul;" while Smith suggest: "Rejoice in the Lord, O righteous ones; praise befits the upright."

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