Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add ye year to year;
let them kill sacrifices.
Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it
shall be unto me as Ariel.
And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee
with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee.
And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy
speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that
hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out
of the dust.
Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small dust, and the
multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passeth away: yea, it
shall be at an instant suddenly.
29:6Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with
earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of
(29:6) "Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake,
and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire."
Natural disasters (earthquakes, storms, fires, tsunamis) are caused by, and are a sign
of, God's wrath.
And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all
that fight against her and her munition, and that distress her, shall be as
a dream of a night vision.
It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth;
but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth,
and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his
soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight
against mount Zion.
Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but
not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.
For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath
closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.
And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is
sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray
thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:
And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I
pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.
Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their
mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far
from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, evena marvellous
work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and
the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
(29:14) "I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a
marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid."
God performs a "marvelous work and a wonder" by destroying wisdom and understanding. The Mormons believe the "marvelous work and
a wonder" is the Book of Mormon.
Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and
their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?
Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the
potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not?
or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no
Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a
fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?
And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of
the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.
The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men
shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed,
and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:
That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that
reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought.
Therefore thus saith the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house
of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax
But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the midst of
him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and
shall fear the God of Israel.
They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that
murmured shall learn doctrine.