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 July 31, 1966.

I will feed my flock (Ezek. 34:15)

The verb rendered "feed" means literally "pasture, tend, shepherd"; while in the original, the "I" is definitely emphatic. Hence both Moffatt and Smith agree in rendering, "I myself will tend my flock." The Septuagint Greek Version, however, reads, "I will feed my sheep"; continuing, "And I will cause them to rest."

And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord God (Ezek. 34:31)

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Signs of the Times
July 23, 1966

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