Understanding the Scriptures
|Betwixt (v. 3)||Between|
|Hedge (v. 5)||Fence, wall|
|Trodden down (v. 5)||Walked on|
|It shall not be pruned, nor digged (v. 6)||It shall not be taken care of|
|Briers (v. 6)||Thorns or thorn bushes|
|Judgment (v. 7)||Justice, fairness|
|Behold (v. 7)||Saw|
|Oppression (v. 7)||Bloodshed|
|Woe (vv. 8, 11, 18, 20–22)||Sadness, or calamity|
|Desolate (v. 9)||Empty|
|Inhabitant (v. 9)||Someone who lives in a certain place|
|Bath, ephah (v. 10)||Units of measurement (see Bible Dictionary, “weights and measures,” p. 789)|
|Exalted (v. 16)||Lifted up, set up high|
|Waste places of the fat ones (v. 17)||The lands used by animals for grazing will be destroyed.|
|Prudent (v. 21)||Careful and of good judgment|
|Despised (v. 24)||Turned away from, hated|
|Ensign (v. 26)||Flag or banner an army gathers under and marches behind|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A or B as you study Isaiah 5.
Interpret the Parable for Today
The parable in Isaiah 5:1–7 is about those who are given the gospel. What is the message of the parable for members in our day? You may want to consider Doctrine and Covenants 1:27; 82:3; and 105:6 as you write your response.
List all of the people who the Lord says will experience “woe,” according to Isaiah 5:8–25, and describe each group of people in your own words.