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 October 4, 1942.]

"He that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption" (Gal. 6:8)—The Twentieth Century New Testament suggests: "He who sows the field of his earthly nature will from that earthly nature reap corruption," and continues, "while he who sows the field of the spirit will from that spirit reap Immortal Life." The phrase, "ten sarka heautou," rendered "his flesh," means literally, "the flesh of himself." Dr. Lightfoot well suggests that this Greek word "heautou" is used "to bring out the idea of selfishness."

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