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 September 21, 1969.

The customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest (Jer. 10:3)

Smith translates this verse as follows: "For the cults of the people are vanity—They are but a timber which one cuts from the forest, Which the carpenter's hands have wrought with the ax"; while the Septuagint renders, "For the customs of the nations are vain; it is a tree cut out of the forest, the work of the carpenter, or a molten image."

They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not (Jer. 10:5)

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Signs of the Times
September 13, 1969

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