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Psalm about when Zion will come

posted Mar 15, 2017 05:13:38 by TiffanyJacobs
So, I ran across the JST for Psalm 14:7 tonight in my scripture study and I found it very interesting. It gives a clue to the coming of Zion that I have never noticed in my studies before. It reads as follows...

7 Oh that Zion were established out of heaven, the salvation of Israel. O Lord, when wilt thou establish Zion? When the Lord bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, Israel shall be glad.

I'm not sure what to think of this. Does anyone else have any thoughts?
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David.Clark said Mar 18, 2017 02:36:22
To me, the confusion I had was the part about bringing back captivity. It sounded to me that they would be glad to be slaves again. That didn't make sense to me. So, then I wondered if it was a metaphor for becoming captive in the Lord's grace, but that seemed off also.

When I looked through some of the footnotes, it became clear that the reference was to a deliverance from captivity.

For example, Zeph. 3:20
20 At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the Lord.

So, the verse is asking when will the Lord establish Zion and deliver the House of Israel from captivity... as best as I can tell.
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Isaiah said Mar 19, 2017 06:27:52
These verses may have something to do with it,
and us being in captivity.
We WILL be in bondage.
D&C 103

15 "Behold, I say unto you, the redemption of Zion must needs come by power;
16 Therefore, I will raise up unto my people a man, who shall lead them like as Moses led the children of Israel.
17 For ye are the children of Israel, and of the seed of Abraham,
and ye must needs be led out of bondage by power,
and with a stretched-out arm.
18 And as your fathers were led at the first, even so shall the redemption of Zion be."
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CindyLigouri said Mar 19, 2017 12:45:21
I wonder if the captivity that is spoken of in the Psalm verses is being rejoiced because of it's outcome. The Lord will rescue and we will be welcoming in the return of our Lord and Savior?
Isaiah said Mar 19, 2017 17:20:52
Thanks Cindy - After reading all of chapter 14 I think it does
have to do with - that the Lord would return the captivity of his people,
or restore them from captivity.
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
Philippians 4:13
SelenaRobins said Mar 19, 2017 21:22:54
I think this is a reference to the return of the lost ten tribes. If you consider this in connection with the visions, these tribes may literally be freed from captivity. But when they come, we will rejoice. I believe they are the remnant of the house of Jacob that is prophesied of in 3 Nephi 21:12 "And my people who are a remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles, yea, in the midst of them as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep, who, if he go through both treadeth down and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver."
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