Words of Current Interest

The words in this issue are related to the Lesson-Sermons in the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE QUARTERLY designated to be read in Christian Science churches on November 19, 1967 and on Thanksgiving Day, November 23.

Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? (Isa. 55:2)

Literally, "Why do you weigh silver...?" Hastings reminds us that "there can be no question of coined money" at the time this chapter was written (about 550 B. C.). Since the Hebrew yegia can mean either "labor" or the result of labor, that is, produce, earning, or wealth, Moffatt renders: "Why spend your money on what is not food, your earnings on what never satisfies?"

The sure mercies of David (Isa. 55:3)

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Signs of the Times
November 11, 1967

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