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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 4:1. Verse 1 continues the theme from chapter 3 and refers to Israel [members of the church], and not polygamy, as she returns to the Lord, like the prodigal son, seeking to be forgiven and desiring to take and honor His name.
- Isa 4:5. Verse 5 seems to say, get your homes dedicated, make them places as holy as temples. Things need to happen in our homes, from simple inspiration, to dreams and visions, that will give us guidance in these last days. Cast out every iota of uncleanliness. If we had spiritual eyes to see, like Elisha and the young man in 2 Kings 6, we would literally see the protection given to these dedicated homes as described in this verse.
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Prompts for life application
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Prompts for further study
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- Isa 4:3. Verse 3 mentions those who "shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem." The phrase can also be (and often is, in modern translations) rendered, "every one that is written for life in Jerusalem." To what does this act of "writing for life" refer?
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