Nephi’s Quotations of Isaiah
- 2 Nephi 11:8
- Nephi explains he will be quoting from Isaiah’s writings in hopes that readers may relate to his words.
- 2 Nephi 12:1–2
- In the last days, God’s House will be established in the mountains.
- 2 Nephi 12:3–4
- Many people will come to the mountains to learn of the Lord.
- 2 Nephi 12:5
- The house of Jacob should return to the Lord.
- 2 Nephi 12:6–9
- The house of Jacob has abandoned God by pursuing sorcery and idolatry.
- 2 Nephi 12:10–11
- The wicked would do well to avoid the glorious presence of the Lord; prideful people will all be humbled or humiliated.
- 2 Nephi 12:12–16
- No power is a match for God’s power.
- 2 Nephi 12:17–19
- Only the Lord will prevail, the proud will fall, and hide themselves in fear.
- 2 Nephi 12:20–22
- The rich and prideful will abandon their belongings and run for their lives, terrified of God’s judgment.
- 2 Nephi 13:1–5
- Jerusalem and Judah’s government, military, educational, and religious leaders will fall, and the nation will fall under despotic reign at the hands of youthful puppets.
- 2 Nephi 13:6–7
- Citizens will frantically scramble to appoint leaders, but in vain.
- 2 Nephi 13:8–12
- Jerusalem and Judah’s corruption will yield doom for the wicked; but the righteous need not fear.
- 2 Nephi 13:13–15
- God will judge and reprove the wicked.
- 2 Nephi 13:16–17
- The Lord will curse the vain daughters of Zion with scabby baldness.
- 2 Nephi 13:18–23
- The Lord will take away all their jewelry and accessories.
- 2 Nephi 13:24-31, 14:1
- The daughters of Zion will lose all their appeal, and will be stricken with misery and affliction.
- 2 Nephi 14:2–6
- The survivors of God’s wrath will be clean and blessed; the Lord will again look after his people.
- 2 Nephi 15:1–2
- A man took great care in planting and building a vineyard.
- 2 Nephi 15:3–4
- After all that care and work, why was the fruit bad?
- 2 Nephi 15:5–6
- The poor produce is reason to abandon the vineyard.
- 2 Nephi 15:7
- The vineyard is Judah; the man is God, who wants righteousness from his people, but does not get it.
- 2 Nephi 15:8–10
- Woe on greedy—their ventures will fail.
- 2 Nephi 15:11–12
- Woe on the drunkard.
- 2 Nephi 15:13–14
- Hell’s gates widen to welcome the wicked.
- 2 Nephi 15:15–17
- The wicked are torn down, and the Lord is brought up.
- 2 Nephi 15:18–23
- Woe on those who distort right and wrong.
- 2 Nephi 15:24–25
- They will be devoured in flames, rot away, and be smitten.
- 2 Nephi 15:26–30
- God’s wrath will be clearly demonstrated.
- 2 Nephi 16:1–4
- Isaiah sees in vision God on his throne.
- 2 Nephi 16:5
- Isaiah mourns his unworthiness.
- 2 Nephi 16:6–8
- Isaiah is cleansed from his sin; God calls him to be a prophet.
- 2 Nephi 16:9–10
- God instructs Isaiah to go preach to unbelieving and hardhearted people.
- 2 Nephi 16:11
- Isaiah asks God how long the people will be unbelieving.
- 2 Nephi 16:11–13
- God replies that it will be so until the people are scattered and a remnant is brought back.
- 2 Nephi 17:1
- The King of Syria and the King of Israel unsuccessfully attack Jerusalem (Judah).
- 2 Nephi 17:2
- When Judah learns that Syria has joined forces with Ephraim, it is afraid.
- 2 Nephi 17:3–6
- God tells Isaiah to go and meet Ahaz, the king of Judah, tell him to not be afraid and warn him of those who have plotted against him.
- 2 Nephi 17:7–9
- God assures Isaiah that Syria and Ephraim will soon fall.
- 2 Nephi 17:10–11
- The Lord tells Ahaz to ask for an extravagant sign.
- 2 Nephi 17:12
- Ahaz declines.
- 2 Nephi 17:13–17
- The Lord promises to give a sign anyway: A virgin will give birth to a son.
- 2 Nephi 17:18–20
- The Lord will summon pestilence and plague upon Judah.
- 2 Nephi 17:21–25
- The land will be left desolate.
- 2 Nephi 18:1–2
- God tells Isaiah to write the word ”Maher–shalal–hash–baz”in front of witnesses; his wife then bears a child who is given that name.
- 2 Nephi 18:3–4
- The Lord warns that Damascus (Syria) and Samaria (Israel) will be plundered during the child’s infancy.
- 2 Nephi 18:5–8
- Like an overwhelming flood, the king of Assyria will surround the prideful kingdom Judah.
- 2 Nephi 18:9–10
- Brace for impact! Destruction in imminent, and the Lord will be vindicated.
- 2 Nephi 18:11–17
- People should heed God, and not men.
- 2 Nephi 18:18–22
- God is to be found by seeking according to the light within.
- 2 Nephi 19:1
- Those in anguish will find peace.
- 2 Nephi 19:2–5
- The people have reason for rejoicing and relief.
- 2 Nephi 19:6–7
- The prophesied child will be the mighty King of the Jews, to sit on the throne of David.
- 2 Nephi 19:8–12
- Samaria (Ephraim) dismisses God’s warnings, so the Syrians and Philistines invade.
- 2 Nephi 19:13–17
- Even in their afflictions, the people fail to turn to the Lord.
- 2 Nephi 19:18–21
- Wickedness has the effect of fire bringing about chaos and destruction.
- 2 Nephi 20:1–4
- Corruption will receive its due.
- 2 Nephi 20:5–11
- God commanded Assyria to plunder Jerusalem, but not exterminate it; Assyria, boasting, has its own agenda to dominate the world.
- 2 Nephi 20:12–14
- God will eliminate Assyria as soon as the work of destruction is done in Jerusalem.
- 2 Nephi 20:15–19
- Tools have nothing to boast of to their users; the prideful will be cursed.
- 2 Nephi 20:20–23
- Spared by the Lord’s grace, a part of Israel will be gathered.
- 2 Nephi 20:24–27
- God tells Zion not be be afraid of Assyria, for they will be destroyed in due time.
- 2 Nephi 20:28–32
- Assyria’s destruction is catalogued.
- 2 Nephi 20:33–34
- The Lord will smite the wicked with his mighty power.
- 2 Nephi 21:1–5
- The stem of Jesse will be the example of righeousness.
- 2 Nephi 21:6–10
- Peace and harmony will prevail.
- 2 Nephi 21:11
- The Lord will begin to gather Israel.
- 2 Nephi 21:12–16
- An ensign will be raised to lead the way to Zion.
- 2 Nephi 22:1–3
- Trust in God yields salvation.
- 2 Nephi 22:4–6
- Sing praises to the Lord.
- 2 Nephi 23:1–8
- God prepares to destroy Babylon.
- 2 Nephi 23:9–10
- Signs and wonders in the sky will accompany God’s wrath.
- 2 Nephi 23:11–13
- God will punish the world’s wickedness.
- 2 Nephi 23:14–16
- The proud will all be humbled.
- 2 Nephi 23:17–18
- The Medes (Persian Empire) will be the means of Babylon’s destruction.
- 2 Nephi 23:19–22
- Babylon’s doom is apparent.
- 2 Nephi 24:1-3
- Amid God’s anger, Israel will receive mercy and deliverance.
- 2 Nephi 24:4-6
- The people rejoice over their deliverance from Babylon.
- 2 Nephi 24:7-11
- Peace and happiness is enjoyed.
- 2 Nephi 24:12-15
- Babylon falls like the morning star.
- 2 Nephi 24:16-17
- Those who once feared Babylon will mock it.
- 2 Nephi 24:18-20
- Babylon’s fall will be unceremonious and disgraceful.
- 2 Nephi 24:21-23
- Babylon’s remnant will also be destroyed.
- 2 Nephi 24:24-25
- Assyria will be destroyed.
- 2 Nephi 24:26-27
- This is all part of the master’s grand design.
- 2 Nephi 24:28-32
- Famine will cripple the Philistines, who are celebrating their victories.