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 October 29, 1967.

Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O Lord, quicken me according to thy judgment (Ps. 119:149)

Moffatt translates, "Oh listen— thou art kind; revive me—thou art just." Thy word is true from the beginning (Ps. 119:160)

The Hebrew noun r'osh (meaning literally "head"), which is here translated "beginning," is used in a wide variety of senses, including "sum"; moreover, the word "from" is not here represented in the original text. Roth the Revised Standard Version and Smith agree in translating: "The sum of thy word is truth."

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Signs of the Times
October 21, 1967

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