|Studying passages from Isaiah 50–53 that are centered on the Savior’s atoning sacrifice can strengthen each of our testimonies of the Atonement. (Teachers go here)|
In this regard, the 2001 Old Testament Class Member Study Guide pp. 25–26, asks the following questions:
- In Isaiah 53:2–5, what can we learn about the life of the Savior?
(You may find the commentary to these verses helpful at Mosiah 14 and Isaiah 53.)
- How can our LORD understand our grief and sorrows? (See Alma 7:11–13; Hebrews 2:16–18; 4:15.)
- As you study these verses thinks about how He knows your sorrows and grief.
- Why was the Savior willing to suffer both pain and wounds, scourging and bruising? (See 1 Nephi 19:9.)
- Study these verses where Isaiah with regards to the Savior’s Atonement; what do these scriptures teach about His love and sacrifice?
SearchIsaiah.org offers study materials for chapters 50–53 below:
Trying to understand why both Nephi and Jacob used Isaiah so extensively in the small plates, or plates reserved “for the special purpose”
2 Nephi 8 / Isaiah 51-52:2
Look to your heritage as Abraham’s seed! God will comfort Zion in righteousness and salvation, but also bring judgment, while the redeemed return to Zion, saved and protected.
Isaiah 52 and 3 Nephi 20
Isaiah 52 applies to the last days; a time when the people of Zion and Jerusalem will be restored to power, particularly priesthood power, and will be free from oppression.
Isaiah 53 (Mosiah14)
Isaiah describes the Savior in terms as a mortal and his mission as the Messiah. He comments on His persecution and condemnation, His suffering and death. and the results of His atoning mission.