Words of Current Interest

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 November 6, 1966.

A good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit (Luke 6:43)

The Greek adjective kalos (good) means primarily "beautiful as an outward sign of the inward 'good, noble, honourable' character; but was also used in the sense of 'sound or whole.'" The adjective sapros (corrupt) has the literal sense of "crumbling, rotten or decayed." The Riverside New Testament suggests, "There is no good tree that yields worthless fruit, nor is there a worthless tree that yields fine fruit."

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