Talk:Ether 1:41-43

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This long time[edit]

In the last verses of this chapter the Lord is speaking to the brother of Jared. The final phrase from the Lord (vs. 43) reads, "And thus I will do unto thee because this long time ye have cried unto me." Is this phrase (maybe more specifically the phrase "this long time") best understood in terms of the brother of Jared's lifetime of righteousness and prayer. Or, is this due to his perserverance in prayer in this particular situtation? Or something else? The second case appears to be closer to that of the widow who kept petitioning the unjust judge in Luke 18:1-5 MJ 15:19, 4 May 2005 (CEST)

MJ, good question. I was thinking about this question and wrote up some exegesis for Ether 1:34. I wrote there because I feel that verse 34 suggest that the Brother of Jared has been righteous for a long time. Given this, it makes sense that the Lord's praise refers to the Brother of Jared's lifetime of prayer and not just his persistence on this particular question. That said, I think either interpretation makese good sense. --Matthew Faulconer 08:03, 5 May 2005 (CEST)