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Related to the Lesson-Sermon for April 11, 1976, in the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE QUARTERLY Subject: Are Sin, Disease, and Death Real?

My Kindness (Isa. 54:10)

The Hebrew word Chesed, rendered "kindness" in the King James Version, is translated "steadfast love" in the Revised Standard Version. The parallel construction of "kindness" and "covenant" in this verse shows clearly that what Isaiah has in mind is an invariable truth rather than a passing or fluctuating human emotion. Indeed, the divine attribute perhaps most frequently coupled in Scripture with kindness is faithfulness.

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