Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter 54 verses 1 thru 9

The Future Glory Of Zion 1. “Shout for joy……ye barren Israelite women who’ve never born (given-birth; produced; delivered; brought-forth) a child, break into song and cry-out with a sharp (penetrating; piercing) and clear voice,   ye who’ve never been in labor.   Because of Israel’s Great-Ones (highly-favored Israelite women), the Children of those who are desolated (forsaken; deserted; utterly wretched and unhappy) will number (add-up-to; […]

The Future Glory Of Zion

1. “Shout for joy……ye barren Israelite women who’ve never born (given-birth; produced; delivered; brought-forth) a child, break into song and cry-out with a sharp (penetrating; piercing) and clear voice,   ye who’ve never been in labor.   Because of Israel’s Great-Ones (highly-favored Israelite women), the Children of those who are desolated (forsaken; deserted; utterly wretched and unhappy) will number (add-up-to; total; amount-to) more than the children of women who have husbands.” saith the Lord.

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tent
Behold, You (Israel’s people) must open-up (make-ready for use; make-accessible; unrestrict; unlock; make-room-in) your tent* (dwelling; “sphere of personal-activity affecting a man or woman’s destiny”) to receive more (incoming) occupants (settlers; dwellers’ tenants; residents) and you must stretch (deprive of strength or vitality; diminish; decrease) the tremulous (questionable; unfounded; untrustworthy)  curtains (partitions; disunions; detachments; disconnections; separations) of those within your tent.  Do not darken (surrounded with darkness; overshadow; eclipse; obscure; cloud-over; cloud-up) my power.  Point-to (direct-everyone’s-attention-to; focus everyone’s efforts-on) being patient and longsuffering with your cords (ties; bonds; attachments; interpersonal-relationships) and strengthen-yourselves by becoming firmly-fixed (committed; securely-fastened) in your orientation (situation; introduction; adjustment; training). 
* Tent -Since a man’s deeds, desires and habits , which ultimately determine his destiny, is localized in his dwelling (his “tent”), “IT” (the tent) becomes his trust and his confidence, i.e.  his refuge. Since a tent and its inhabitants form a unit, a man’s tent can be filled with either good or bad forces and within this portable “sphere-of-activity affecting a person’s  destiny”, the tent can impart to anyone who enters it,  a condition corresponding to the respective good or evil-forces controlling both, the tent and its occupants.   For instance, it is said that “The light (enterprise; ambition; activity; business; undertaking) in a wicked man’s tent (dwelling) is motivated by darkness (evil).

 

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forsaken
The seed (offspring) of Israel’s people will settle (reconcile; reach an agreement with; resolve definitely and conclusively) this generation of people that feels desolated (forsaken).

3. Because you (people in Israel’s tent) will spread-out (branch-out; proliferate) right and left.  Your seed (offspring ;children)  will occupy (fill the thoughts and minds of; preoccupy) nations (races; lands; kingdoms; countries; sovereign-states) of people. The seed (offspring) of Israel’s people will settle (reconcile; reach an agreement with; resolve definitely and conclusively) this generation of Mormons (Latter-Day Saints) that feels desolated (forsaken).

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shame
You will forget (put out of mind; cease to think of or consider) the shame (humiliation caused by consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior) of your youth (teens; early-years; adolescence).

4. You have nothing to be afraid of.  Indeed (as a matter of fact), you have nothing to be ashamed about and nothing,  about which,  you should feel reproach (disapproval), indeed, nothing about which you should blush (be ashamed). Indeed (if truth be told),  you will forget (put out of mind; cease to think of or consider) the shame (humiliation caused by consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior) of your youth (teens; early-years; adolescence) and you’ll forget (not care about) the reproach (scorn; contempt) you suffered (put-up-with; tolerated; endured; felt) because of your (Israel’s) widowhood (forsakenness; feeling that no-one cares). You won’t remember it any more.

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bride
 Israel…remember…your “maker” (creator; God) is your husband.

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5.  For your “maker” (creator; God) is your husband. The Lord of Hosts is his name and He is called “your-redeemer” throughout the world…… the Holy One of Israel, the God of the whole (entire) world.

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no
 I (Jehovah) call (designate) you (Israel’s people) “Wife-of-My-Youth” but you declined, my attempts (overtures; invitations) to make-love (have sexual-intercourse; become-one) with you.   

6. Indeed (as a matter of fact), He (Jehovah) will call (cry; call-upon; invite; choose) you as His wife when you are distressed (suffering from anxiety, sorrow, or pain) of spirit and forsaken (deserted). I (Jehovah) call (designate) you (Israel’s people) “Wife-of-My-Youth” but you declined, my love-making (advances; passes; propositions; proposals overtures; invitations; intimacy; deep-affection; attempts to be intimate).   

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hand
The English idiom “take my hand” is an invitation by someone who wishes to assume personal (intimate) responsibility for your guidance.

7. Your sense of “abandonment” (desertion; being forsaken; dereliction) by  Me (Jehovah) has been but a brief-moment, but thanks to (as a result of; because of ) the compassion (concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others) demonstrated by Israel’s “Great-Ones” (princesses, female-ambassadors; female agents; female-ministers),  with which,  they bind everyone together, I (Jehovah) want you to “Take My Hand”  (“allow me to assume personal-responsibility for your guidance”) and bring you back home. where you belong.

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8. In a surge (an-overflow; a outburst; an-outpouring; a rush) of  anger I momentarily (for a very short time; briefly) hid-my-face (turned-away) from you,  but with everlasting kindness I will display (manifest; show)  compassion toward you .” saith the Lord,  your redeemer.

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flood
This, situation,  to me, is comparable-to (reminiscent of) the days of Noah,  when I swore against-a (never to)  repeat (bring-again) Noah’s  deluge (inundation) of flood-waters upon the Earth.

9.  This, to me, is comparable-to the days of Noah when I swore against (in-opposition-to) a repeat of Noah’s  deluge (inundation) of flood-waters upon the Earth, therefore,  I swear (solemnly-vow; make an oath and pledge) to you against being angry with you and against any further rebuke towards you.

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shaken to the core
shaken to the core

10. Even though Mormon houses (families; lineages; bloodlines) in the Rocky Mountains (Salt Lake Valley) are shaken (rattled; unnerved; upset; jolted) “to-the-core” (completely; fully) and the hills (Salt Lake’s prominent people are removed) my merciful-kindness (pity) for you will neither be shaken nor will my covenant of peace waver (equivocate; beat around the bush), saith Jehovah, the one who has compassion for you.

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