Reading Isaiah’s Mind – Chapter Twelve – verses 1-6

Song of Praise and Thanksgiving

pointing hand
Behold…This is the answer to your prayer!

The Hebrew word for “praise” (thankgiving) is yadah – pronounced – yaw-daw. It denotes using the hand; (holding out the hand); using the hand to point to something or someone. It can also mean to worship or revere someone; to singing praise or to “express-gratitude” (which is a form of praise). Often, the object of praise is Jehovah and sometimes yadah is associated with “communal laments” on the occasion of severe drought or military defeat.
An instructive example of the use of yadah is found in the definition and interpretation of the names Jacob’s first four sons, (1) Reuben (2) Simeon (3) Levi and (4) Judah in (Gen. 29:31-35) What Leah, Jacob’s first wife,  lacks in comparison to her sister Rachel, is the

Leah longs for the love of her husband
Leah longed for the love of her husband, Jacob.

love of her husband. Her distress is that she is neglected (v.31). When Jehovah looks upon her affliction (v.32), hears her (v.33),  her prayer to Jehovah is presupposed. The birth of her fourth son, Judah, is the answer of her prayer and it leads to  Yadah – “Thank-you sooo much! (“praise”). The sequential names of Jacob’s first four sons reveal an eternal formula that results in Leah’s exclamation “Now, I will praise the Lord.”
        (1) Reuben – “Behold, an son (heir). Now, will Jacob love me,?” (need)
        (2) Simeon – “A hearing” – Leah states her case ” (petition)
        (3) Levi – “Jacob is finally one with me” (fulfillment)
begging for forgiveness        (4) Judah – “Now, Let God be praised.” (thanksgiving)

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1. In that day, you, too, will say, (declare; proclaim) “Now, I will praise  thee, Jehovah, even though,  in the past,  you have been angry  with me, now you are turning your anger away from me and providing comfort (consolation; forgiveness; solace; relief) to me.”

 

 

 

2. Indeed (if truth be told), Israel’s God (Jehovah) is my salvation.  I have confidence (faith) in Him and nothing frightens me anymore,  because my faith (confidence; convictions) and my “gratitude” (praise and thanksgiving) have led me to salvation.

 

 

3. “All” (every one) of Israel’s people will be able to draw (bring toward themselves) “living-waters” (the “Spirit of God”) from “Eternal-Wells-of-Salvation”,  which is promised to those who believe in Him.- (John 7:37-39).

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4. And You will say (declare) in that day,  Praise (Give-thanks) to Jehovah . Call upon His name. Make the wicked deeds of  Salt Lake’s priesthood leadership, be known among the Gentiles (outsiders; the nations; non-Jews; non-Mormons; rest of the world).    Make it known that  Salt Lake’s priesthood leaders are exalting  (lifting-up; extolling; acclaiming; singing the praising of) their own name (authority; power ;command).

 

 

 

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pillars of creation
Some of Jehovah’s “Wondrous-Works” are already aknowledged by man.  The “Pillars-of-Creation” (above) is a photograph taken by the Hubble-Space-Telescope of interstellar gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula, some 6,500-7,000 light years from Earth.

5. Give thanks (sing praises) to Jehovah,  for the  excellent-things (miracles; wonders) that He is has created,  some of which are already acknowledged by man.

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6. Shout-for-Joy (rejoice) with Me! and shout “FREEDOM” (liberation; emancipation; release; delivery) because Israel’s deliverer (emacipator; redeemer; rescuer) is even now, dwelling in her midst.

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“Shout-for-Joy” because the time of your deliverance (liberation; emancipation) has arrived.

 

 

 

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