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 5, 1969.

Be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men (I Cor. 14:20)

It may be observed that two different Greek words or phrases are represented in this verse by the words, "Be ... children." In the second case, "in malice be ye children," a more exact rendering would be, "be ye infants." Moreover, the word rendered "men" means properly, "perfect or mature." Weymouth has, "Do not be mentally children. As regards evil indeed be babes, but in intelligence be mature."

Decline (Prov. 4:5) (verb)

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Signs of the Times
September 27, 1969

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