“My Soul Delighteth in His Words”

George Reynolds, Janne M. Sjodahl

This chapter may be considered an introduction by Nephi to the excerpts he is about to make from the records of the Prophet Isaiah. There are twelve chapters from this book, from 2 to 13, inclusive, besides the paragraphs quoted by Jacob. (2 Ne. 7 and 8) Nephi states the reason why he reads and quotes that portion of the Old Testament. His soul delighteth in it. The Prophet had seen the Redeemer and his testimony of that fact was a strong corroboration of the testimony of Nephi, who also said he had seen our divine Savior. In addition, Isaiah spoke of the gathering of Israel and Judah, and that must have been a gospel of infinite consolation to the cxiles on the Islands of the Sea.

Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1