Understanding the Scriptures
|Bring again the captivity (vv. 3, 18)||Bring back from captivity|
|Doth travail (v. 6)||Be in labor|
|Dismayed (v. 10)||Worried, terrified|
|Measure (v. 11)||Justice|
|Chastisement (v. 14)||Correction|
|Devour, devoured (v. 16)||Conquered and destroyed|
|Spoil (v. 16)||Destroy|
|Heap (v. 18)||Ruins|
|Aforetime (v. 20)||Before|
|Proceed (v. 21)||Come|
|Engaged (v. 21)||Pledged|
Jeremiah 30:12–13—How Can the Lord Help Them If Their Wounds Are “Incurable”?
The Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible helps us understand that verse 12 should say the bruise is not incurable, although it is very bad. And in verse 13 of the Joseph Smith Translation, the Lord again indicated that Judah’s wounds were not incurable, but the people thought they were.
Jeremiah 30:9—Which King David Would the People Serve?
This “David” refers to the Messiah and King whom God promised would be David’s descendant. The promise was fulfilled at the coming of Jesus Christ and will be fulfilled again at the Second Coming.
Studying the Scriptures
Do activities A and B as you study Jeremiah 30.
List the Consequences
Read Jeremiah 30:5–7, 12–15 (including the Joseph Smith Translation in the footnotes) and describe what happened to the Israelites because they forsook their God and worshiped idols.
How are the consequences of idol worship like the consequences of sin today?
Make a Comparison
Read Jeremiah 30: 8–11, 16–17. How is what the Lord promised to do for Judah in captivity like what He could do to help someone captive to sin?