Understanding the Scriptures
|Spare not (v. 1)||Do not hold back|
|Takest no knowledge (v. 3)||Do not notice|
|Bulrush (v. 5)||Tall grass, reed|
|Yoke (vv. 6, 9)||Wood or metal device fitted around the neck and shoulders of two animals that helps them combine their strength to pull a wagon or plow. Yoke in this verse symbolically represents burdens, such as poverty or sin.|
|Deal (v. 7)||Share|
|Flesh (v. 7)||Family|
|Vanity (v. 9)||Speaking ill of another|
|Draw out thy soul(v. 10)||Give|
|Satisfy (vv. 10–11)||Give relief to|
|Waste (v. 12)||Empty, destroyed|
|Breach (v. 12)||Broken|
|If thou turn away thy foot from (v. 13)||If you keep from trampling under your feet|
|Heritage (v. 14)||Blessings|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activities A and B as you study Isaiah 58.
Make a Chart
In your notebook, make a chart like the one below, and fill it in with what you find in Isaiah 58:3–12.
What We Should Do When We Fast
What We Should Avoid When We Fast
Blessings the Lord Promises for Fasting in the Way He Has Commanded
In Isaiah 58:13–14, the Lord gave us principles that help us know how to keep his Sabbath day holy. List these principles. Read Doctrine and Covenants 59:9–14 and add to your list principles of keeping the Sabbath day holy.
For each principle you listed, give an example of how someone could follow that principle on the Sabbath. Then give an example of how someone might violate that principle on the Sabbath.
List the Lord’s promised blessings for keeping the Sabbath day holy, according to Isaiah 58:13–14.
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