Book of Mormon Notes– How deep can you dig?

2009, December 7

“Book of Mormon/ Isaiah: Future Polygamy in the LDS Church?: ‘Seven women will take hold of one man'” by grego

“Book of Mormon/ Isaiah: Future Polygamy in the LDS Church?: ‘Seven women will take hold of one man'”

grego
(c) 2009

Looking at the chapter introduction:
“Zion and her daughters shall be redeemed and cleansed in the millennial day”

, and reading this:
2 Nephi 14: 1 And in that day, seven women shall take hold of one man, saying: We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel; only let us be called by thy name to take away our reproach.
(Isaiah 4:1 reads the same, other than punctuation: And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.)

in front of this verse:
2 Nephi 14:2 In that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious; the fruit of the earth excellent and comely to them that are escaped of Israel.

many LDS assume polygamy will come back at that time, and every man will have seven wives.

I seriously doubt it.

The preceding chapter, 2 Nephi 13, has this chapter introduction:
“The daughters of Zion are cursed and tormented for their worldliness”

and reads:
2 Nephi 13:16 Moreover, the Lord saith: Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched-forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet—
17 Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will discover their secret parts.
18 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments, and cauls, and round tires like the moon;
19 The chains and the bracelets, and the mufflers;
20 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the ear-rings;
21 The rings, and nose jewels;
22 The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping-pins;
23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and hoods, and the veils.
24 And it shall come to pass, instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle, a rent; and instead of well set hair, baldness; and instead of a stomacher, a girding of sackcloth; burning instead of beauty.
25 Thy men shall fall by the sword and thy mighty in the war.
26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she shall be desolate, and shall sit upon the ground.

It seems to me to be talking about the sorry condition the women will be in, and the lack of (good?) men.

Particularly interesting is that not long ago, the LDS Church was prepared to pass a US law saying that marriage was between one man and one woman, which likely meant none of the prophets were seeing polygamy for the USA members for as long as the USA existed, which seems to be *at least* until the coming of Christ (and perhaps longer).

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