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O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord.

References to “the word of the Lord” appear well over two hundred times in the Hebrew Bible. In a majority of cases, word is translated from the Hebrew dābār, occasionally rendered commandment, counsel, or promise. Representing God, it connotes the power depicted in Isaiah 46:11: “I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.” Scholars explain that word encompasses both speech and the thought behind it.

The Bible Lessons serve as weekly study guides as well as the sermon in every Christian Science Sunday church service. Learn more at BibleLesson.com

Resources quoted in this issue

RR: Keck, Leander E., et al., eds. The New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary. Vol. 8, Luke, John. Nashville: Abingdon, 2015.

Cit. 7: Keck, Leander E., et al., eds. The New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary. Vol. 2, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Introduction to Narrative Literature, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel. Nashville: Abingdon, 2015.

Cit. 8: Barclay, William. The Daily Study Bible: The Gospel of John, Vol. 1. Edinburgh: Saint Andrew, 1955. Revised and updated by Saint Andrew, 2001. Reprinted as The New Daily Study Bible: The Gospel of John, Vol. 1. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2001–04; Buttrick, George Arthur, Nolan B. Harmon, et al., eds. The Interpreter’s Bible: A Commentary in Twelve Volumes.Vol. 8, Luke, John. Nashville: Abingdon, 1951–57.

Cit. 10: Spence-Jones, Henry Donald Maurice, Joseph S. Exell, , and Edward Mark Deems, , eds. The Pulpit Commentary. London, 1880–1909. Also available at biblehub.com/commentaries.

Cit. 16: Keck, Leander E., et al., eds. The New Interpreter’s Bible: A Commentary in Twelve Volumes. Vol. 10, Acts, Introduction to Epistolary Literature, Romans, 1 Corinthians. Nashville: Abingdon, 1996–2001.

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