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This section is for detailed discussion such as the meaning of a symbol, how a doctrinal point is developed throughout a passage, or insights that can be further developed in the future. Contributions may range from polished paragraphs down to a single bullet point. The focus, however, should always be on understanding the scriptural text consistent with LDS doctrine. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →
- Isa 30:20: Bread of adversity and the water of affliction. This may be a reference to bread and water as the provisions for prisoners (1 Kgs 22:27). It may also be a reference to the bread and water that the Lord provided Israel in their days of wandering in the wilderness (cf. Ex 16:12, 15; see also Ps 107).
- Isa 30:20: Teachers. The KJV assumes morekha is a plural participle referring, although the form could also be taken as singular, or plural out of respect (see singular translations in NASB and NRSV and the NET footnote; see Gen 12:6 and Deut 11:30 for uses of Moreh referring to YHWH and note that 'yrh' is used in teaching his people in Isa 2:3 and Isa 28:26, closely related to the word torah).
- Isa 30:21: Hear a word behind thee. This phraseology conjures the image of a shepherd directing his sheep.
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Prompts for life application
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Prompts for further study
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