Before we begin to study Isaiah’s chapters in the book of Mormon it is important to go back to the beginning and learn about Isaiah and his teachings in the old testament of the bible.
Who Is Isaiah?
Isaiah was one of the great four prophetic prophets from the bible. Not only was he a great prophet Isaiah also served as a royal counselor for many kings, beginning with the last years of King Uzziah’s reign.
The book of Isaiah begins with:
“Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth! For the Lord has spoken: I reared children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its master, the donkey its owner’s manger, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Isaiah 1:2-3
This passage speaks of how the people of Israel no longer know God. The Ox knows whom it’s master is despite the fact they can’t speak to each other. The Donkey knows where he belongs but Gods people do not understand their God and their place with God being his children.
Isaiah goes on to talk about how God’s people have become corrupt. They offer sacrifices yet they do not repent and do not live the way God has told them too.
This is seen in 1:15 “When you spread out your hands in prayer, I hide my eyes from you; even when you offer many prayers, I am not listening. Your hands are full of blood!”
Redemption is always possible in the eyes of the Lord
God always gives us a pathway for his children to return to him. He instructs the people to make themselves clean again, to stop doing evil and make yourselves spiritually clean before the eyes of the Lord.
Just like a just parent the Lord forewarns us through Isaiah that if his people do not change their ways that there will be consequences: “They would be devoured by the sword, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
Isaiah Predicts The Assyrian Seige On Jerusalem
Isaiah predicts the Assyrian king’s siege on Jerusalem. He also predicts the outcome.
“King Sennacherib of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and captured them,” II Kings 18:13. Hezekiah the King of Judah gives all the gold of the temple in order for his army to retract from Judah. Yet he sends his army commander to give a message being for Hezekiah to surrender.
Faith In Action Saves Jerusalem
Hezekiah was a dedicated man of God. He seeks Isaiah’s advice through his officials. Isaiah says: “Tell your master this is what the Lord says: Do not be afraid of what you have heard -- those words with which the underlings of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me. When he hears a certain report, I will make him want to return to his own country, and there I will have him cut down by the sword.” II Kings 19.
Being faithful Hezekiah goes to the temple to pray on this message. The Lord tells him regarding the Assyrian King:
“He will not enter this city, or shoot an arrow in here. He will not come before it with shield or build a siege ramp against it. By the way he came he will return, he will not enter this city. I will defend this city and save it.” 2 Kings 19:32
That night the angel of the Lord went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the Assyrian camp.II KINGS 19:35
What is the book of Mormon?
“The Book of Mormon is another witness of Jesus Christ and confirms the truths found in the Holy Bible. Far from undermining the Bible, the Book of Mormon supports its testimony of Jesus Christ.” LDS.org
The book of Mormon was written in the Americas by several prophets. Levi the first prophet was told to leave Jerusalem as she was falling and to follow God’s direction. Nephi who has many books in the book of Mormon was Lehi’s, son.
The Book of Mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible. It is a record of God’s dealings with ancient inhabitants of the Americas and contains the fullness of the everlasting gospel. The book of Mormon
Why Was Isaiah In The Book Of Mormon?
Isaiah is in many chapters in the book of Mormon. Nephi was one of the leading prophets in the book of Mormon. Just how Isaiah was prophetic in the old testament.
Having come from Israel, Nephi had a copy of the old testament as these corresponding quotes are written before the birth of Christ.
Nephi uses the chapters of Isaiah in the book of Mormon to further enforce the importance of his predictions and teachings. These passages that are written were developed by Nephi’s prophecies and teachings.
The Chapters Of Isaiah In The Book Of Mormon
There are at least 52 accounts of Nephi quoting Isaiah in the book of Mormon. The reason for the quotes is that Nephi also had the gift of prophecy. He uses the chapters of Isaiah to further illustrate his visions, as well as Isaiahs, to hone in the importance of God’s message to his children.
Latter-day Saints do not believe that the book of Isaiah was authored by several authors as other biblical scholars believe. Latter-Day Saints believe the entire book of Isaiah was written by Isaiah himself.
This explains why the chapters in Isaiah are referenced in the book of Mormon, this is because Lehi was able to take the book of Isaiah with him when he left Israel. To travel to God’s new place for his family.
“Prophets in the Book of Mormon, including the Lord himself, repeatedly declared the importance of reading Isaiah’s prophecies. They emphasized this point by quoting extensively from Isaiah in their own sermons and writings.
Chart of Isaiah Chapters In Book Of Mormon
This chart lists the Book of Mormon passages that quote or paraphrase the words of Isaiah, which held great meaning for the Nephites and also apply to us today.
The main Nephite prophets who quoted Isaiah were Nephi, Jacob, and Abinadi. Next to the Book of Mormon references in this chart are corresponding references in the book of Isaiah.” Bringham Young University.
The first paraphrase on the chart is Nephi 10:8 and Isaiah 40:3. They both speak of the coming of Jesus Christ.
“Yea, even he should go forth and cry in the wilderness: aPrepare ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths straight; for there standeth one among you whom ye know not; and he is mightier than I, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose.”Nephi 10:8
A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord;
make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” Isaiah 40:3
In this instance, you can see that Nephi is referencing Isaiah to further illustrate the imperative teaching that we need to prepare the way for the Lord. This is reaffirmed in the next paraphrases:
Nephi 13:37 “And blessed are they who shall seek to bring forth my Zion at that day, for they shall have the gift and the power of the Holy Ghost; and if they endure unto the end they shall be lifted up at the last day, and shall be saved in the everlasting kingdom of the Lamb; and who so shall publish peace, yea, tidings of great joy, how beautiful upon the mountains shall they be.”
Isaiah 52:7 “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices; together they shout for joy. When the Lord returns to Zion, they will see it with their own eyes.”
Once again we see Nephi and Isaiah talking about the return of Jesus Christ to Zion and the people will see him and be filled with joy. Both messages speak of the importance of preparing the earth for Jesus Christ.
Is the Book of Mormon a Bible?
“The Book of Mormon is another witness of Jesus Christ and confirms the truths found in the Holy Bible. Far from undermining the Bible, the Book of Mormon supports its testimony of Jesus Christ. One passage says that the Book of Mormon “shall establish the truth” of the Bible “and shall make known to all kindreds, tongues, and people, that the Lamb of God is the Son of the Eternal Father, and the Savior of the world; and that all men must come unto him, or they cannot be saved” (1 Nephi 13:40).
In its more than 6,000 verses, the Book of Mormon refers to Jesus Christ almost 4,000 times and by 100 different names: “Jehovah,” “Immanuel,” “Holy Messiah,” “Lamb of God,” “Redeemer of Israel,” and so on.
Both volumes of scripture are a compilation of teachings as recorded by ancient prophets. While the Bible details events in the eastern hemisphere, the Book of Mormon documents the lives of the inhabitants of the ancient Americas.
The book was written by many ancient prophets by the spirit of prophecy and revelation. “Their words, written on gold plates, were quoted and abridged by a prophet-historian named Mormon.” The introduction to the book of Mormon.
What are the names of the books in the Book of Mormon?
- Small Plates of Nephi.
- First Book of Nephi.
- Second Book of Nephi.
- Book of Jacob.
- Book of Enos.
- Book of Jarom.
- Book of Omni.
- Words of Mormon.
- Mormon’s abridgment of the Large Plates of Nephi.
- Book of Mosiah.
- Book of Alma.
- Book of Helaman.
- Third Nephi.
- Fourth Nephi.
- Book of Mormon.
- Book of Ether.
Is Book of Mormon true?
There are mounds of evidence that the book of Mormon is true. Mainly through archeological artifacts that have been found throughout the United States of America. In fact, there are over 133 archeological artifacts that prove that the book of Mormon is true.
Here are a few fun facts:
“Ancient Americans & Egyptians Used Hieroglyphs – Hieroglyphic script is found among both ancient American cultures and Egyptians. The Book of Mormon was translated from reformed Egyptian on gold plates.
The Egyptian symbols for holy, heaven, all, and God are similar to ancient Mi’kmaq glyphs found in Canada. Other similarities between Near Eastern and Aztec language are currently being explored.” Conflict of Justice.
The book of Mormon scribes the story of a highly righteous man called Levi, who was commanded to leave Jerusalem and he was forewarned of the fall. He follows God’s instructions and sails to the Americas. We see in the Cherokee Indian tribe that 1/4 of the tested population had Jewish genetics.
Mr Yates a researcher and Cherokee himself says: “The essence of my findings is that the Cherokee have had families of Jewish heritage in their midst since before Columbus, and that early Jewish traders married Cherokee women to cement their ties with the tribe,”
The following video displays mulitple accounts of evidence for the book of Mormon.
The best way to find out if it is true is, to read the book of Mormon and ask Heavenly Father if it is true.
What are the basic beliefs of the Mormon religion?
When was Book of Mormon written?
It was first published in March 1830 by Joseph Smith as The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi.
How do Mormons differ from Christianity beliefs?
Members of the church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints also known as Mormons have a few distinct differences between their beliefs and traditional Christianity.
Traditional Christians believe that the Father-Son and Holy Ghost are all one.
Latter-Day Saints believe that Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and The Holy Ghost are all separate.
We believe that Heavenly Father will always have a mouthpiece on this earth. Just like in the older biblical times when prophets were written of in the old testament, we believe in modern-day prophets to give us revelation and direction of the way He wants his church directed.
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints have holy temples just like the Jewish had holy temples in Israel. Temples are God’s houses on this earth.
Just like the Jews, Latter-Day Saints perform sacred washing and anointing ordinances for themselves and on behalf of others.
Who do Mormons worship?
The one and only Jesus Christ our savior.
That is why the church is called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Can Mormons have more than one wife?
Just like in the old testament Abraham, David, Jacob, and Solomon all had multiple wives. So did the early Mormon pioneers.
Tody Mormons who have more than 1 wife are small cults that do not belong to the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints.
These sects or cults today were made after the church declared that Mormons should no longer practice polygamy. This law was put into place on September 24, 1890.
What are Mormons not allowed to do?
We have a law of health which tells us that we should not drink tea or coffee for our own good. Just like how the Jews were told to abstain from pork by heavenly father, we feel the same about tea and coffee.
Secondly, the law of health points us towards a vegetarian diet. We are told to only eat meat in times of famine or winter.
Besides the law of health, we uphold the commandments and the teachings of Jesus Christ in our daily life.
Our law of modesty is up to the individual for their own interpretation. Although you will generally find that Mormons shoulders are covered, skirts are to the knee and we don’t show off our bellies.
What do Mormon missionaries do?
Missionaries of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints dedicate themselves to spreading the gospel to the world. Men’s missions are two years while the women’s mission is 18 months long.
It is completely up to the individual if they serve a mission or not. Teachers in the ward will prepare the missionaries before they head off for their official training.
During this time the missionaries can not call home except for Mother day and Christmas. They are to immerse themselves in the Gospel every day. Their day starts at 6 am and finishes at 10 pm.
The missionary’s ages are generally from 18 to 25. The church member will save up for their mission so that they can support themselves during the two-year mission.
By teaching lessons about Jesus Christ and the gospel, the missionaries aim to bring as many people to Jesus Christ as they can.
The missionaries receive a calling letter from the head of the church, that tells them where in the world they will serve their mission. We recently had a member from our Floridian ward come back from Madagascar. The possibilities really are endless.
Will LDS practice polygamy again?
Why do Mormons wear garments?
Our garments represent sacred covenants that we have made with Heavenly Father, we are to wear them day and night.
Here is a video that explains more about the temple’s garment.
The LDS church says:
“Adult members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who receive the endowment enter into sacred promises, known as covenants, to follow the highest standards of moral integrity and dedication to God. As part of entering into these covenants in the temple, members receive a simple undergarment—often referred to as the “temple garment” or “garment of the priesthood.” Unlike other ceremonial clothing used during the endowment, the garment is worn underneath members’ normal clothing for the rest of their lives, serving as a daily physical reminder of their covenant relationship with God.
In ancient times, the Lord commanded the prophet Moses to make special garments for his brother Aaron and others who would officiate in the tabernacle: “Thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty … that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office” (Exodus 28:2–3). These garments included clothing that was visible to an observer and clothing worn underneath these outer layers.”
Here is a great video reenacting the Jewish priestly garments and what they looked like.
I hope I was able to clarify why Isaiah Chapters are In Book Of Mormon. If you have any other questions about being a Latter Day Saint pop them in the comments below.
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