What the Prophets and the Lord say about Isaiah

Apr 24
Isaiah the Prophet

In preparation for our upcoming webinar with Dr. Gileadi, I thought it would be appropriate to dust off my Isaiah studies a bit. If Isaiah is still a sealed book to you, I strongly recommend you devote the time to listen to Dr. Gileadi’s Analytical Commentary which he graciously allowed me to embed as chapter resources in Scripture Notes. Check out the section below on how it works.

Now for this week’s post, I simply did a search on the word Isaiah across the scriptures to see what the prophets and the Lord said about Isaiah. What did he teach? Why are his writings so important?

A search for “Isaiah” returns 60 results. Many are just references to Isaiah in the stories of 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, and Isaiah. The other references are what I was looking for to see how other’s referred to his writings.

Before sharing the relevant verses, just a reminder that in the scriptures, Esaias is the New Testament form of Isaiah, but we also know there was a prophet named Esaias who was not Isaiah. We know very little about this individual except that he was different from Isaiah (D&C 76:100 where both are mentioned) and was very righteous (received the priesthood under the hand of God in the days of Abraham – D&C 84:11-13).

Below are scripture clips with the relevant phrase to ponder the implications.

What Prophets said:

1 Nephi 15:20 “…Isaiah, who spake concerning the restoration of the Jews, or of the house of Israel; and after they were restored they should no more be confounded, neither should they be scattered again”

1 Nephi 19:23 “…that I might more fully persuade them to believe in the Lord their Redeemer I did read unto them that which was written by the prophet Isaiah.”

2 Nephi 6:4 “… I would speak unto you concerning things which are, and which are to come; wherefore, I will read you the words of Isaiah.”

2 Nephi 6:5 “…Isaiah spake concerning all the house of Israel; wherefore, they may be likened unto you…”

2 Nephi 11:8 “now I write some of the words of Isaiah, that whoso of my people shall see these words may lift up their hearts and rejoice for all men.”

2 Nephi 25:1 “Isaiah spake many things which were hard for many of my people to understand; for they know not concerning the manner of prophesying among the Jews.

2 Nephi 25:4 “the words of Isaiah are not plain unto you, nevertheless they are plain unto all those that are filled with the spirit of prophecy

[In spite of the fact his words are difficult to understand…]

2 Nephi 25:7 “in the days that the prophecies of Isaiah shall be fulfilled men shall know of a surety, at the times when they shall come to pass.

Mormon 8:22-23 “For the eternal purposes of the Lord shall roll on, until all his promises shall be fulfilled. Search the prophecies of Isaiahthose saints who have gone before me, who have possessed this land, shall cry, yea, even from the dust will they cry unto the Lord; and as the Lord liveth he will remember the covenant which he hath made with them.”

What the Savior said:

3 Nephi 20:11-12 “…when the words of Isaiah should be fulfilled…then is the fulfilling of the covenant which the Father hath made unto his people, O house of Israel…And then shall the remnants…be gathered in…and they shall be brought to the knowledge of the Lord their God, who hath redeemed them.

3 Nephi 23:1 “…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.”

Set a Goal and Start Studying Isaiah for Come Follow Me Prep

If you have never studied Isaiah, set a goal to do it this year and starting now. It’s not hard to get started. You can do this with a free account too.

Open up Scripture Notes to Isaiah 1. Click the resources button to open the chapter resources (red arrows).

Click the play button to open the play control window (blue arrows).

If you want to access the Isaiah Explained website, click the blue arrow to access Dr. Avraham Gileadi’s translation of Isaiah (green arrow).

To study the chapter, check the completed box in the resource pane, close it, expand your scriptures to see your notes, and click play in the right side pane. It’s super easy to study this way and you can pause the audio to search for something else anytime you want. Now get started! :)

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