Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter 55 verses 8 – 13

8. “For My (Jehovah’s) thoughts (ideas; views; considerations) are not your thoughts (ideas; views; conderations) and neither are your ways (customs; habits) anything like my ways (customs; habits)”, declares the Lord. . . . . 9. In the same way the heavens (people  with whom God and His Holy Spirit dwell-comfortably and feel perfectly “at-home”) are exalted (elevated; raised […]
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 “Your ways (customs; habits) are nothing like my ways (customs; habits)”, declares the Lord. 

8. “For My (Jehovah’s) thoughts (ideas; views; considerations) are not your thoughts (ideas; views; conderations) and neither are your ways (customs; habits) anything like my ways (customs; habits)”, declares the Lord.

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9. In the same way the heavens (people  with whom God and His Holy Spirit dwell-comfortably and feel perfectly “at-home”) are exalted (elevated; raised or lift-up) to a higher (superior; top-tier; senior; higher-ranking; advanced; surpassing-in a hierarchical-order-of; ranked higher in) degree of dignity and honor compared to the Earth (temporary-sphere where, over time,  man’s natural-tendencies and urges are transformed into fixed-personal-habits and instinctive-behavior-patterns), my ways are higher (superior-in; senior; higher-ranking; advanced; surpassing-in a hierarchical;  greater-in) degree of dignity and honor compared to the ways of all of you and my thought are higher (superior; greater; better; excellent) compared to the thoughts of all of you.

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10. Just as rain (liquid water in the form of droplets)  and snow (ice-crystals) come-down (fall) from (out-of) the heavens (sky), and do not return (reverse-direction; go back; come-back) toward the heavens (people  with whom God and His Holy Spirit dwell-comfortably and feel perfectly “at-home”), rather, rain (liquid water in the form of droplets)  and snow (ice-crystals) make plants bud (form a bud; germinate; sprout) throughout the  Earth, making them flourish and yield seed (offspring; a new generation) for those who  sow (spread; broadcast; disseminate; distribute) and for bread (food; nourishment) to eat. 

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11. So it is with My (Jehovah’s)  word that goes out from my mouth, never returning to me empty, but rather,  it accomplishes, keeping in mind (considering; granting; allowing-for; providing-for) , what I (Jehovah) desire,  thus my “Word” will accomplish (fulfill; attain; execute) the purpose for which it was sent (spoken; directed; published; forwarded; addressed; dispatched; posted).

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12. Indeed (if truth be told) you (Israel’s people) will go-out (go-forth; spring-forth; spread; germinate) with (accompanied by; possessing)  joy (euphoria; gladness; exuberance; happiness; exultation; jubilation; delight) and with (accompanied by; bearing; possessing) peace (friendship; welfare;safety; wholeness) unto the everyone and you (Israel’s people) will bear (carry; produce; generate; bring-forth) a stable (secure; steady; permanent; anchored; firm; immovable)  generation (time; period; era) sufficient to  point (direct the world’s attention; focus the world’s consideration ) upon Salt Lake’s exalted (idolized; lionized; deified; revered) Prophets and apostles and elevated (jacked-up; dysfunctional; pyramid-of; preferred; choice-of) leaders holding (wielding;  exercising) Mormonism’s Melchizedek Priesthood Authority. They (leaders wielding Mormonism’s Melchizedek Priesthood Authority.) will break-out (make a lot of noise;make a series of loud, confusing utterances to create a disturbance. ) with/by proclamations (announcements; pronouncements; broadcasts; publications) before (in anticipation-of; in expectation-of) you (Israel’s people) to create a disturbance (distraction; interruption; disruption; diversion) in an effort to prevent (discourage) Mormons from giving full attention to You (Israel’s people). However (in spite of that; yet; but; nevertheless) all the trees (family-trees; pedigrees; bloodlines; lineages; ancestries) of  the-field (Mormonism’s domain; Mormonism’s sphere of influence; Mormonism’s missionary field) will “clap-their-hands (applaud; show approval and praise).

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13. instead of thornbushes (thickets of thorny shrubs positioned to discourage and deter access to unwanted inquirers, sleuths; examiners; agents; snoopers; investigators), Cypress-trees* (family-trees;lineages; bloodlines; ancestries) will grow and instead of briars (prickles’ splinters; spines; barbs; nettles; spurs; thorns) myrtle-trees** and they will ,  as far as Jehovah is concerned ,  signs (evidence; proof) of everlasting (eternal) renown (acclaim; distinction; quality; consequence; significance; excellence), never to be destroyed.        

 * Cypressa lightweight lineage that has its own built-in preservative, an oil called cypressine. The color of untreated cypress woodever  will change over time, growing lighter in color but not becoming weaker in the process. Cypress lumber lasts a long time, is very durable and easy to work with in building projects as it does not crack, split or warp when wet. Cypress trees are used for building material.

 

** Myrtle-trees -The myrtle, Myrtus communis, is an attractive shrub. … Because the myrtle is attractive and easily cultivated it is widely planted as an ornamental shrub. … It is said that the myrtle plant is sacred to Demeter and to Aphrodite. This is a plant that is also sacred to Venus. It should be no surprise that the myrtle plant is actually a symbol of love and is the Hebrew symbol for marriage.

 

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