Search Hack 1 | Christ Commands Us to Search Isaiah in 3 Nephi 23:1


Hack the book of Isaiah with all-new Search Hack series! 1-2 minute videos that hack into controversial scripture topics, and teach study tools. In this first one, Christ tells us to search Isaiah in 3 Nephi 23:1 of the Book of Mormon. In this verse, Christ is visiting the Americas after his resurrection. He says “And now, behold, I say unto you, that ye ought to search these 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.” (2 Nephi 23:1-2). Watch this first Search Hack to learn more about the importance of Isaiah.


The book of Isaiah in the Old Testament is purposefully difficult to read because of the many powerful truths and prophecies it contains. But that’s exactly why we are commanded to search it.


In 3 Nephi 23:1 the resurrected Christ is visiting the Nephites in the Americas. He says “a commandment I give unto you that ye search these things diligently; for great are the words of Isaiah.” Isaiah is the only scripture Christ himself tells us to search.

And Jesus wasn’t the only one. Nephi, Jacob, and Abinadi collectively quote 19 full chapters of Isaiah, plus other select passages. You can download the study bookmark pdf in the description that shows where these sections of the Book of Mormon are. Then, in your library app, use the tag tool and write Isaiah in the tag, then make the tag brown, to denote the passage is quoting Isaiah—whether it’s a full chapter or verse.

Isaiah was also quoted up to 70 times in the new testament and 5 times in April 2018 general conference.

The last First Presidency Christmas Message  quotes “or 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, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). Read more at


As you study Isaiah, ask yourself, how can we apply Isaiah to things happening in our day?


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This Search Hack mentioned a helpful pdf. Download the free Study Bookmark here:

Isaiah in the Book of Mormon Bookmark and Cheatsheet

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  1. Very Powerful and to the point…thanks Skyler for these Search Hacks!! Isaiah is becoming more and more, my favorite scriptures, because of the great wealth of understanding from the ‘Help Tools’ you and others from your team at have been sharing!!


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