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    Isaiah Translation

    My missionary daughter has found herself being the teacher in her MTC class. The instructors as well as the other students have a hard time understanding Isaiah. And they are going through the section of Second Nephi where he's quoting Isaiah a lot. So, Hermana Carbette is translating a lot for them. When she pointed out the differing wording of 2:9 They pointed out the differing wording from Nephi They had a lot of questions about this. I've found that when there are differences like this, there is an alternate meaning that explains both passages as being correct. I suggested that we take a look at the interlinear Bible (Hebrew) and the Blue Letter Bible to help us out here. I first assumed that the common interpretation of the verbiage in the KJV simply meant that This sounds perfectly logical and an acceptable explanation. I theorized that obviously, if you had idols, you would bow down to them. And doing so should bring down the wrath of God. At the same time, if you're bowing down to those idols, then you won't be bowing down to the Lord. No man can serve two masters. So, both translations are true. HOWEVER... The interlinear bible was not helpful to one unfamiliar with Hebrew. Either way could be considered a valid translation depending on what "filler words" you add to the literal word for word translation. Meanings are rather interesting. "People" in this context refers to the "common man". We may say "average Joe." It also refers to the lowly rather than the noble or celebrity. Other uses of the word can also mean "mankind." "Each man" in this context is the "man of worth". We can say "noble" or "celebrity" or something similar. "Bow down" and "humbles himself" are rather interesting literal translations because other Biblical translations mean something else. Here are some alternative translations. There were only a few (aside from the KJV and alternate KJV) which read as the Authorized Version reads. But look at this llist. All of them indicate that the people in question will be COMPELLED to be humble. And we know what Alma said about that. So, which is it? They are unforgiven, but why? Because they bow down to idols? Or because they Don't bow down to the Lord? I'd say it is both. Consider celebrities engaging in cancel culture. They, themselves, have been caught up in the web of their own idolatry. They've said a word out of line and have been brought low. Their apologies sound like confessionals begging for their god's forgiveness. And yet, they refuse to bow to the God of Israel. This led us to reading the next few verses. And this indicates how sometimes, the answer to a forced dichotomy is "both". It is interesting to note that the Greek translation says the first bolded phrase (sea) the Hebrew says the second (Tarshish). But the Book of Mormon says both. Now, I have to wonder what the possibility is that an uneducated farm boy (who could barely dictate a well thought out letter) knew about two foreign language translations and decided to combine them into a third translation that he supposedly made up out of whole cloth. What are the chances?
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    A-Z with pictures

    I never realized how much that looks like a possum. Hey, just found out they're all marsupials. Fun Fact!!
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    A-Z with pictures

    I'm still waiting for @NeuroTypical's reaction: From one rock to another rock
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    A-Z with pictures

    Ok. You're going to make me do it, aren't you? Alright. I'm begging.
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    A-Z with pictures

    Sorry. What were you going to post?
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    Two Truths and a lie game

    You got me. I don't know what purple tofu soup is. Must have been for rich people.
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    A-Z with pictures

    P - Possum Yes, technically a different animal.
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    A-Z with pictures

    O - Opossum
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    It is time...

    I'm rather shocked. I was listening to my daughter play this song on the guitar. I thought it was rather odd playing a Halloween song during the Christmas season. Then I heard her start to sing: What child is this who laid... It's the same freaking song!!!
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    A-Z with pictures

    Remember horns are not tusks. They're more like antlers, therefore, lighter -- often lighter than antlers.
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    Two Truths and a lie game

    Thanks. Yes, I got the funnin. But I am curious. Did you ever see people "drink" raw eggs in Korea?
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    A-Z with pictures

    I only glanced at this and thought it was an Armadillo. It wasn't until I looked at it more closely when I realized that an armadillo and an aardvark have very similar shapes.
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    A-Z with pictures

    I have no idea what those two rat things are that were for B & E.
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    A-Z with pictures

    L - Lemur
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    Two Truths and a lie game

    I know you spent some time in Korea. But I'm wondering if you saw people do what my peers and I did when I was a child. We thought eggs were like candy. They were a special treat. We didn't have time for luxuries like cooking. We'd take a stick and poke the shell, then spin it inside the shell to scramble the egg. We'd then suck the raw egg out through that hole. When I did this in front of my American family, the disgusted reactions were a source of bemusement to me. But somehow, eating American foods eventually changed my tastes. I eventually came to dislike the flavor of raw eggs. But kimchi and cooked eggs are apparently part of Korean cuisine.
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    Two Truths and a lie game

    I was thinking more along the lines of:https://www.tastewiththeeyes.com/2015/08/kimchi-quiche-quinoa-crust/ Both Bacon AND Kimchi. Mmm Boy, Yeah!!!
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    Two Truths and a lie game

    I don't see how it would cook into quiche any differently than, say, spinach.
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    Okay...which one of you Utahns put this up??

    I never read the book. And I wonder how many Hollywood producers do. I also don't believe this one was created by the same people. It doesn't look the same.
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    Two Truths and a lie game

    Imagine if a vampire were to look at a cross drawn in blood across a victim's neck. (Batman reference).
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    Two Truths and a lie game

    I was going to give you a "thumbs up" until I read the word "quiche."
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    Two Truths and a lie game

    BLASPHEMER!!!!
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    Okay...which one of you Utahns put this up??

    The latest theory is that this is a publicity stunt for a remake of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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    Okay...which one of you Utahns put this up??

    I see. they cut out a very shallow hole just the size of the metal pillar. It was less effort to implant that way. They must have weighted it down at the bottom to prevent toppling in the wind.
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    #GiveThanks

    In case you missed it, the broadcast from Pres. Nelson challenged us to use social media to give thanks for the next 7 days. Since this is day one, I'm going to start with the low hanging fruit. I'm thankful for the Atonement of Christ. I'm thankful for my wife and children. #GiveThanks