Understanding the Scriptures
|Cleave (v. 1)||Join together|
|Captives (v. 2)||Prisoners|
|Oppressors (vv. 2, 4)||Those who rule over and hurt others|
|Sceptre (v. 5)||Staff representing authority to rule|
|Hindereth (v. 6)||Stops|
|Pomp (v. 11)||Pride|
|Viols (v. 11)||Musical instruments|
|Renowned (v. 20)||Spoken of|
|Bittern (v. 23)||A porcupine (animal with sharp quills on its back)|
|Disannul (v. 27)||Stop|
|Rod (v. 29)||Weapon of war|
|Dissolved (v. 31)||Destroyed|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A as you study Isaiah 13–14.
Why Would You Follow Him?
Isaiah 14:12–14 tells us about how Lucifer became Satan. What do you find most interesting about what Isaiah said?
According to Isaiah 14:4–11, 15–20, what will eventually happen to Lucifer?
What additional information do you learn from Doctrine and Covenants 76:30, 33, 36–38, 44–46?
One of the reasons we try to learn about Jesus Christ is so we can follow His example and be more like Him. The scriptures briefly mention how Satan became the devil so we can identify what we must do to avoid following him. As you think about what you read in Isaiah 14 about Lucifer’s fall, write about why what you learned helps you want to follow Jesus Christ’s example more fully. Also write about how you will be better able to avoid Satan and his temptations because of what you learned.