Reading Isaiah’s Mind – Chapter 12 – verses 1-6

Song of Praise and Thanksgiving

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Behold…This is the answer to your prayer!

The Hebrew word for “praise” (giving thanks; expressing gratitude ) 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

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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 to her prayer and it leads to  Yudah – “Now, Let God be praised.”  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, a son (an heir). Now, will Jacob love me,?” (need)
        (2) Simeon – “A hearing” – Leah states her case ” (petition)
        (3) Levi – “Jacob is finally is united with me” (fulfillment)
        (4) Judah – “Now, Let God be praised.” (giving thanks; expressing gratitude)

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1. In our day, you, will say, (declare; proclaim) “Now, I will praise thee, Jehovah, because,begging for forgiveness in the past, your strength and power as Israel’s God has been offered (sifted; stained; sent) unto me. Your anger has been turned away from me and you have provided comfort (consolation; forgiveness; solace; relief) to me.”

 

 

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

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3. “Every one single one of Israel’s people is able to draw (bring toward themselves) “Living Water” (“God’s Holy Spirit”) from “Eternal-Wells-of-Salvation”,  which is promised to every one who believes in Jehovah. (John 7:37-39).

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4. And you will say (declare) in our day,  “Praise-be (thanks-be) to Jehovah. Call upon “His” name.Image result for mormon first presidency Make the wicked deeds of  Salt Lake’s priesthood leadership known among the Gentiles (non-Israelites).    Make it known that  Salt Lake’s priesthood leaders are exalting  (lifting-up; deifying extolling; acclaiming; singing the praising of) their own name (authority; power; command), instead of Jehovah’s.

 

 

 

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Some of Jehovah’s “Wondrous-Works” are already acknowledged by mankind.  The “Pillars-of-Creation” (above) are captured photographically by the Hubble-Space-Telescope. they are part of the interstellar gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula, some 6,500-7,000 light years from Earth.

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

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6. Shout-for-Joy (rejoice) along with Me! and announce “Freedom” (liberation; emancipation; release; delivery) because Israel’s deliverance (emancipation; redemption; rescue) is even now, arriving in the midst of Israel’s people.

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

 

 

 

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