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[The words in this issue are related to the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly designated to be read in Christian Science churches on May 30, 1965.]

[Balaam] took up his parable,and said (Num. 23:7)

The Hebrew word mashal, here translated "parable," was also used in a wide variety of meanings, including comparison, proverb, saying; leading Moffatt to render the phrase simply, "He uttered these lines"; although Smith prefers, "He gave utterance to his oracle, saving."

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