Understanding Isaiah – 2 Nephi 14

Instalment Three of Isaiah 🙂

Verse 1 – “And in that day, seven women shall take hold of one man, saying: We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel; only let us be called by thy name to take away our reproach.” As this verse is the introduction this chapter divide, it can be a little confusing and out of its context. This can be seen as a continuation of the prophecy of the world in the last days. In that day, after the many wars and rumours of wars, this could be a reference to the fact many lives will be lost and so others will be left to find other means of welfare. There is also a link to Journals of Discourses by Brigham Young (11:270), George A. Smith (15:27) and Orson Pratt (15:44) which make a possible link between this verse and the fall of sons of perdition which is well worth looking into.

Verse 2 –In that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious; the fruit of the earth excellent and comely to them that are escaped of Israel.”  The fruit of the earth being excellent is a reference to the glory that awaits all those who are nourished by the roots of the Gospel – which glory is eternal, Celestial glory.

A bit of a shorter entry for this chapter as it is shorter anyway!

 

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