“The Lord Hath Loved Him”

K. Douglas Bassett

Isa. 48:14-15

“Sidney Sperry suggests the servant is Cyrus, king of Persia, through whom the Lord will accomplish His work. (Book of Mormon Compendium, 130). This is consistent with the footnote reference in the LDS edition of the Bible. Monte Nyman believes the referent of “him” is Israel (Great Are the Words Of Isaiah, 171), while Victor Ludlow believes the description best fits the Lord Jesus Christ Himself (Isaiah: Prophet, Seer, and Poet, 405). In the latter instance, Jesus could be delivering a prophecy about Himself as a Spokesman for the Father. In any event, the work to be done by this servant, whoever he may be, has the divine approbation of Deity.” (Hoyt W. Brewster, Jr., Isaiah Plain and Simple, pp. 181-182)

Latter-Day Commentary on the Book of Mormon