1st. Q. What is ment by the command in
Isiah 52d. Chap 1st. verse which saith Put on thy strength O Zion
and what people had I[sa]iah referance to
A. He had reference to those whome God should call in the
last day’s who should hold the power of Priesthood to bring again zion and
the redemption of Israel.
And to put on her strength is to put on the authority
of the priesthood which she (zion) has a right to by lineage: Also to return
to that power which she had lost
Ques. 2d. What are we to understand by
zions loosing herself from the bands of her neck 2d. verse.
A. We are to understand that the scattered remnants are exorted
to to return to the
Lord from whence they have fal[l]en which if they do the promise of the
Lord is that he will speak to them or give them revelation See
6th. 7th. and 8th. verses
The bands of her neck are the curses of God upon her or the remn ants
of Israel in their scattered condition among the Gentiles.