Friday, April 15, 2016


Aiath/Migron/Michmash/Geba/Ramah/etc. are all places on the way to Jerusalem. I infer that Nob is where Isaiah 37:36 occurs, when the angel smites them. But don't read this too literally--Isaiah isn't JUST talking about the Babylonian invasion, he's talking about a pattern that occurs throughout history, including today, where the mighty are suddenly humbled by the Lord. That general principle is presumably why Nephi included this chapter of Isaiah in 2 Nephi 20.


Isaiah 10: 28-34

28 He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at Michmash he hath laid up his carriages:

29 They are gone over the passage: they have taken up their lodging at Geba; Ramah is afraid; Gibeah of Saul is fled.

30 Lift up thy voice, O daughter of Gallim: cause it to be heard unto Laish, O poor Anathoth.

31 Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants of Gebim gather themselves to flee.

32 As yet shall he remain at Nob that day: he shall shake his hand against the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem.

33 Behold, the Lord, the Lord of hosts, shall lop the bough with terror: and the high ones of stature shall be hewn down, and the haughty shall be humbled.

34 And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.

If I esteem mankind to be in error, shall I bear them down? No. I will lift them up, and in their own way too, if I cannot persuade them my way is better; and I will not seek to compel any man to believe as I do, only by the force of reasoning, for truth will cut its own way.

I could not love thee, dear, so much,
Loved I not Honor more.

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