And it came to pass, that Cain took one of his brother's daughters to wife, and they loved Satan more than God. - Gen.5:13So according to Joseph Smith (and he ought to know!) Cain married one of his nieces. He doesn't say, though, which of Cain's brothers was Mrs. Cain's father. Another answer is provided by the Pre-Adamite theory. 4:17
"The soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul ... And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments ... and his girdle." 18:1-4
"Jonathan ... delighted much in David." 19:2
David and Jonathan "kissed one another, and wept with one another" when they parted for the last time. 20:41
Seems suspicious, doesn't it? Especially when you consider how much God hated Benhadad. God killed Ahab and his family for not killing Benhadad. Maybe Hazael did the job for God when he smothered him. 8:7-15
First or Proto-Isaiah was written in the eigth century BCE, two hundred years before the other two books (Deutero-Isaiah and Trito-Isaiah) were written. 1:1
"Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD."
This is the verse from which the Jehovah's Witnesses take their name. 43:10, 12
Only one more thing will happen before the end comes: the gospel will be preached throughout the world (14). Well, that and the abomination of desolations will stand in the holy place (15), many false Christs and false prophets will show great signs and wonders (24), the sun and moon will be darkened and the stars will fall (29), the sign of the son of Man will appear in the sky, everyone on earth will mourn, and then, finally, the great and powerful son of Man will come in all his glory (30).
Oh, and all these things will happen within the lifespan of Jesus' contemporaries (34).
Why would they do that? Well, the Governing Body doesn't believe in a soul, so they say the good thief died like everyone else. Only later, nearly 2000 years later, after Armageddon, would he be resurrected. So they couldn't let Jesus tell him that he'd be with him that very day in paradise. Instead, they have Jesus say that he is telling the truth today (Not yesterday or tomorrow, but today. Or maybe "today" here is emphasizing that he's telling the truth today, but he was lying yesterday or something) -- and that sometime in the far distant future they'd be together in paradise. 23:43
This is the clearest, and pretty much the only, expression of the Trinitarian concept in
the Bible. It is not, however, found in the earliest Greek manuscripts and is omitted from most
modern translations. Here, for example, are verses 5:7-8 in the New Revised
"There are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood, and these three agree."