Nephi’s use of Isaiah in the Book of Mormon

For anyone else that is struggling with comprehension of Isaiah, this post gives some great insight. Thank you Brother Day!

LDS Scripture Teachings

Nephi includes Isaiah in the Small Plates

Nephi quotes Isaiah for much of the text of Second Nephi. Over the years, I have met many folks who say that they “like to skip Isaiah” because they do not understand it. Many wonder why Nephi quotes so much from Isaiah. The purpose of this post is to show why Nephi chose certain chapters from the text of Isaiah.  By understanding this, we gain a greater insight not only into Nephi’s message to us, but also how these chapters in Isaiah relate to the modern reader.

The prophet Nephi uses Isaiah in the small plates in order to “persuade (us) to believe in the Lord (our) Redeemer”(1 Nephi 19:23) and that we may “lift up (our) hearts and rejoice… that we may “liken (the words of Isaiah) unto you and unto all men” (2 Nephi 11:8).  The observations Nephi makes at the…

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