Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter 48 verses 12 – 22

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Listen to me Jacob (a lineage and bloodline of “wolves-in-sheep’s-clothing”; liars; fakes; cheats; frauds; swindlers). 

12. Listen to me Jacob (a lineage and bloodline of wolves in sheep’s clothing; liars; fakes; cheats; frauds; swindlers) and Israel (a bloodline that is upright in my sight and ,  chosen by Me, Jehovah). I, myself, am the “First” and the “Last”  (beginning and the end; alpha and Omega; begetter and the destroyer; starter and the finisher).  

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13. Moreover (as a further matter; besides; on top of that; furthermore) with  my left-hand* (physical-power; terrestrial-direction; temporal-influence) the Earth (temporary sphere where man’s natural thoughts and inclinations have time to become fixed and permanent instincts) was founded (established; set-up; originated; instituted), but my right-hand** (spiritual-power; spiritual-direction; spiritual-influence) I (Jehovah) stretched-out (developed; spread; cultivated; established; expanded;  promoted the growth of) the heavens (individuals with whom God and his spirit comfortably dwell, i.e. “feel-at-home”; “call-home”). I (Jehovah) named (ordained; appointed) both of them. Together (In combination; In-cooperation; In-tandem; Side by-side; Jointly),  they serve (perform duties for; are suited for; are employed for; work for) My (Jehovah’s) purposes.   stretched   

* left-hand –our common use of the word “left” comes from the Latin word  sinistra  originally meaning “left” but eventually came to mean “sinister” (harmful; menacing; ominus; forbidding; evil; dark) .”For the most part, when the Bible uses the word “left” to describe the left side of the body, it refers to this material (temporal; physical) world and to things that are NOT spiritual.     In  (Jonah 4:11) the importance of knowing the difference between the right and the left is made very clear when God says,  “And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand (120,000) persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand…?” The right side of things is recognized in many ways as better than the left. The south and north sides of the earth are distinguished as “yamin” (right) and “sem’ol” (left; Job 23: 9), the right being the spiritual, sunnier, brighter side, and the left the physical,  bleak and dark side, ill-omened and unlucky, where evil generates. “Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land” (Jer. 1:14). The right side, or right limb, of a person receives special prominence; the place of honor is at his right. “Upon thy right hand did stand the queen” (Ps. 45: 9). Solomon placed a seat of honor for his mother, the queen, on his right (spiritual) side (I Kings 2: 19). The right (spiritual) eye was the most important and most vital member of the body. Nahash the Ammonite, as a reproach upon all Israel, purposed putting out the right eye of all men in Jabesh-gilead (I Sam. 11: 2). The prophet predicted, “Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! . . . his right (spiritual) eye shall be utterly darkened” (Zech. 11: 17). The priest in purifying the leper put some of the blood of the sacrifice on the tip of his right ear, the thumb of his right (spiritual) hand, and the great toe of his right (spiritual) foot; he also used his right (spiritual) finger to sprinkle the oil before the altar (Lev.14: 14, 16), and received as his share of the peace-offering the right (spiritual) shoulder (Lev. 7: 32).
** right-hand – Jacob showed the significance of using the right hand in blessing by placing it on the head of Ephraim, whose tribe was thereby destined to become the greater nation, though Manasseh was older in years (Gen. 48: 17-19). “Right” is a synonym for “goodness” and “brightness,” and “left” for “badness,” “awkwardness,” and “clumsiness.” “A wise man’s heart is at his right hand; but a fool’s heart at his left” (Eccl. 10: 2). The right hand is associated with the idea of majesty: “Thy right hand, O Lord, is become glorious in power” (Ex.15: 6). Numerous other Biblical passages may be cited in illustration of this idea. The right hand was raised when an oath was administered or taken (Isa. 62: 8), and sometimes both right and left hands (Dan. 12: 7). The signet was worn on the right hand (Jer. 22:24). Ezekiel, to expiate the sins of Israel, lay on his left side 390 days, and at the expiration of that term he lay forty days on his right side in penance for the sins of Judah; each day representing one year of their wickedness (Ezek. 4: 4-6). Rashi explains that Israel, or the Ten Tribes, were situated to the left of Judah, their capital city being Samaria: “Thine elder sister is Samaria, she and her daughters that dwell at thy left hand” (Ezek. 16: 46).
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Jehovah chose an ally (a people  formally cooperating with Him), who would carry out his purposes (wishes; objectives) against Babylon (a system in which important things are mixed-up with each other and confused; a regime of misrepresentation) and Babylon’s child (successor; offspring; scion; progeny; offshoot; posterity)…. the Chaldeans (Sorceries of men;  black-magicians; enchanters of men;  wizards).

14. All of you (Jacob’s lineage and Israel’s bloodline),  assemble yourselves and listen-up.   Who (which one) of you two lineages (bloodlines; houses) do you think (suppose; think; imagine) Jehovah had in mind when he foretold (prophesied; predicted) the future?   He chose an ally (a people  formally cooperating with Jehovah), who would carry out (accomplish) his purposes (objectives; wishes) against Babylon (a system of mix-up and confusion, bewilderment, perplexity; a regime of befuddlement; misinterpretation; misrepresentation) and Babylon’s child (successor; offspring; scion; progeny; offshoot; posterity)…. the Chaldeans (Sorcerers;  black-magicians; enchanters;; charmers;  wizards).

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Jehovah will make sure (certain) that Israel’s mission (important-assignment; undertaking; commission) is successful (triumphant; victorious).

15. I (Jehovah) am the one who arranged (put in order; set-out; accommodated; tailor-made; set-out) my authority. Further, I called this generation of Israel’s people to point (draw attention; direct everyone’s attention) to the authority’s return to this generation of Israel’s people  and Jehovah will make sure (certain) that Israel’s mission (important-assignment; undertaking; commission) is successful (triumphant; victorious). 

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I was there
Draw near unto me and listen (pay-close-attention) to this indictment (formal list of criminal charges) . From its inception  (starting point; commencement; birth; origin; dawn; onset; initiation; beginning; start; genesis),  I (Jehovah) have spoken openly and honestly…… during its development (composition; production; drawing-up; framework; formation; arrangement) I’ve been present (nearby; close; right-there; on-hand; attendant; at-hand).  

16. Draw near unto me and listen (pay-close-attention) to this indictment (formal list of criminal charges) . From its inception (inception; starting point of an activity; commencement; birth; origin; dawn; onset; initiation; beginning; start; genesis),  I’ve spoken openly and honestly…… during its development (composition; production; drawing-up; framework; formation; arrangement) I,  Jehovah, was present (nearby; close; right-there; on-hand; attendant; at-hand).   And, now……. the Lord, God is sending Me (Isaiah) and His holy Spirit.

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go this way
I’m showing you the best (most excellent, effective, or desirable) way (course) to go”.

17. Thus saith the Lord, your redeemer, Israel’s Holy One, “I Jehovah,  your God,  am the one who is teaching you, now,  so I’m showing you the best (most excellent, effective, or desirable) way (course) to go”. 

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ocean waves
Your righteousness (goodness; character and integrity; virtue; honesty) uprightness) would by this time surge (move suddenly and powerfully forward) like the waves (swells; billows) of the Sea.

18.  If only you had paid earlier attention to my commands, then your peace (welfare) would,  by now,  be like a sparkling (cheerfully-flowing) river and your righteousness (goodness; character and integrity; virtue; honesty) uprightness) would by this time surge (move suddenly and powerfully forward) like the waves (swells; billows) of the Sea.

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sand 70
They said, if you assume a grain of sand has an average size and you calculate how many grains are in a teaspoon and then multiply by all the beaches and deserts in the world, the Earth has roughly (and we’re speaking very roughly here) 7.5 x 1018 grains of sand, or seven quintillion, five hundred quadrillion.

19.  But,  your descendants, the children of your loins, would be,  by this time, numbered like the grains of sand, upon all the earth. They could never be cut-off and never would their name (authority) be overthrown (removed-forcibly from-power) against (in opposition to; hostile-toward; unsympathetic toward; set-against; antagonistic toward) my purposes (objectives). 

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 Send (convey; communicate; transmit; transfer ; broadcast; communicate; share; relay; impart) “it” (the indictment) out, through your family’s very-own (unique; private; individual particular; characteristic) system (routine; “modus-operandi”; method; technique; means; way) of communication,  to the “ends” (dismal-out-posts; farthest-reaches; least-promising-recipients; least- favorable-recipients; least-hopeful-recipients; least-encouraging-recipients) of the Earth. 

20.  Leave (get-away from; escape; break-away-from; depart-from) Babylon (Salt Lake’s regime of misrepresentation; Salt Lake’s system of mix-up, lost-bearings and confusion). Flee (run-away; clear-out; make your get-away; make a quick exit; clear-out) from the Chaldeans (Salt Lake’s magicians; sorcerers; wizards, charmers; enchanters; Salt Lake’s experts, masters and specialists in Black-Magic). Leave with a shout of joy…pointing (directing everyone’s attention) to this Criminal Indictment (formal accusation of a crime), which is directed toward Mormonism’s Presiding General Authorities and Salt Lake’s Melchizedek Priesthood Organization (world-wide).  Send (convey; communicate; transmit; transfer ; broadcast; communicate; share; relay; impart) it (the indictment) out, through your family’s very-own (unique; private; individual particular; characteristic) system (routine; modus-operandi; method; technique; means; way) of communication to the “ends” (dismal out-posts; farthest-reaches; least-promising-recipients; least- favorable-recipients; least-hopeful-recipients; least-encouraging-recipients) of the Earth.  Say to them, “Jehovah has redeemed (bought-back; compensated for the defects of; saved; retrieved; regained; rescued; recovered; reclaimed) His servant,  Jacob (a lineage and bloodline of liars; swindlers; fakes; phonies;  frauds; cheats).

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water from rock
From a rock,  he lavished (provided; generously-bestowed) water for Israel’s benefit, thus, he split (broke forcibly into parts) rock and water gushed-out for them to drink.

21. And they did not thirst as he led (walked; guided) them away-from (out of) the desolation (state of complete emptiness and destrurock ction). From a rock,  he lavished (provided; generously-bestowed) water for Israel’s benefit, thus, he split (broke forcibly into parts) rock and water gushed-out for them to drink.

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There’s no peace (safety) whatsoever!

22.  There is no peace (safety; wholeness; soundness; health; friendship) for ones who are wicked (unrighteous; declared-guilty; deceitful fraudulent; false; condemned).              

  

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