Isaiah & The Book of Mormon in 21 Verses

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The Discover Isaiah posts are complete for those found in the Book of Mormon, all 478 verses of them. But even after all that, it feels like too much for most of our readers. After all, our survey shows that more than two-thirds of you will only skip or skim the Isaiah chapters in the Book of Mormon.

So to help you get a good sampling of all 21 chapters of Isaiah within the Book of Mormon, I have found about two dozen verses that encapsulate each individual chapter so that you can put your arms around the prophet’s message:

  • 1 Nephi 20:17 (Isaiah 48:17) Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.
  • 1 Nephi 21:16 (Isaiah 49:16) Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.
  • 2 Nephi 7:6 (Isaiah 50:6) I gave my back to the smiter, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair. I hid not my face from shame and spitting.
  • 2 Nephi 8:11 (Isaiah 51:11) Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away,
  • 2 Nephi 12:3 (Isaiah 2:3) And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths; for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
  • 2 Nephi 13:5 (Isaiah 3:5) And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbor; the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honorable.
  • 2 Nephi 14:2 (Isaiah 4:2) 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.
  • 2 Nephi 15:26 (Isaiah 5:26And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth; and behold, they shall come with speed swiftly; none shall be weary nor stumble among them.
  • 2 Nephi 16:10 (Isaiah 6:10) Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
  • 2 Nephi 17:14 (Isaiah 7:14) Therefore, the Lord himself shall give you a sign: Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel
  • 2 Nephi 18:20 (Isaiah 8:20) To the law and to the testimony; and if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
  • 2 Nephi 19:6 (Isaiah 9:6) For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
  • 2 Nephi 20:22 (Isaiah 10:22) For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return; the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.
  • 2 Nephi 21:9 (Isaiah 11:9) They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
  • 2 Ne 22:3 (Isaiah 12:3) Therefore, with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.
  • 2 Nephi 23:3 (Isaiah 13:3I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones, for mine anger is not upon them that rejoice in my highness.
  • 2 Nephi 24:7 (Isaiah 14:7) The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet; they break forth into singing; 22  …For I will destroy her speedily; yea, for I will be merciful unto my people, but the wicked shall perish.
  • 2 Nephi 27:26,29 (Isaiah 29:14) …I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom thier wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.18 ¶ 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.
  • Mosisah 14:5 (Isaiah 53:5) But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
  • 3 Nephi 20:34 (Isaiah 52:9Then shall they break forth into joy—
    Sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem; for the Father hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem
  • 3 Nephi 22:10 (Isaiah 54:10) For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.

This was just a quick “taste” of Isaiah as he is found in the Book of Mormon, but please don’t stop there. Remember as the Savior commanded in 3 Nephi 23:

The Book of Mormon Isaiah Chapters in Just 21 Verses
Jesus approves the words of Isaiah—He commands the people to search the prophets

And now, behold, I say unto you, that ye ought to searchthese things. Yea, a commandment I give unto you that ye search these things diligently; for great are the words of Isaiah.

For surely he spake as touching all things concerning my people which are of the house of Israel; therefore it must needs be that he must speak also to the Gentiles.

And all things that he spake have been and shall be, even according to the words which he spake.

Therefore give heed to my words; write the things which I have told you; and according to the time and the will of the Father they shall go forth unto the Gentiles.

And whosoever will hearken unto my words and repenteth and is baptized, the same shall be saved. Search the prophets, for many there be that testify of these things

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I am a retiree from Scouting. There I blogged for VoiceOfScouting.org, a site with more than 250,000 readers. During 42 years in the workplace, I've had many years senior level management with the BSA, professional associations, and high tech user groups. My background includes capital fundraising; outdoor adventure program development; property and construction management; event/conference planning; risk management and safety; lobbying federal, state and local government agencies; public relations; strategic planning; member advocacy and staff/volunteer training. Along the way, I have also taught Gospel Doctrine Classes and been both the ward and stake Sunday School President. In these settings, I have seen teachers and class members minimize Isaiah, a book Christ has commanded us to "search diligently." (3 Ne 23:1) With that in mind, I will do my best to explore and post my discoveries about the book of Isaiah. I am not a Bible scholar; like you, I read Isaiah in the Old Testament cycle of study in LDS Gospel Doctrine Classes and again in the Book of Mormon Cycle, so this is a whole new scripture adventure for me.

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