Seek spiritual guidance as you study. The words of Isaiah are best understood when we are “filled with the spirit of prophecy,” as Nephi taught (2 Nephi 25:4).
Isaiah 1: The people of Israel are apostate, rebellious, and corrupt; only a few remain faithful—The people’s sacrifices and feasts are rejected—They are called upon to repent and work righteousness—Zion will be redeemed in the day of restoration.
Isaiah 2: Isaiah sees the latter-day temple, gathering of Israel, and millennial judgment and peace—The proud and wicked will be brought low at the Second Coming—Compare 2 Nephi 12.
Isaiah 3: Judah and Jerusalem will be punished for their disobedience—The Lord pleads for and judges His people—The daughters of Zion are cursed and tormented for their worldliness—Compare 2 Nephi 13.
Isaiah 4: Zion and her daughters will be redeemed and cleansed in the millennial day—Compare 2 Nephi 14.
Isaiah 5: The Lord’s vineyard (Israel) will become desolate, and His people will be scattered—Woes will come upon them in their apostate and scattered state—The Lord will lift an ensign and gather Israel—Compare 2 Nephi 15.
Isaiah 6: Isaiah sees the Lord—His sins are forgiven—He is called to prophesy—He prophesies of the Jews’ rejection of Christ’s teachings—A remnant will return—Compare 2 Nephi 16.
Isaiah 7: Ephraim and Syria wage war against Judah—Christ will be born of a virgin—Compare 2 Nephi 17.
Isaiah 8: Christ will be as a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense—Seek the Lord, not muttering wizards—Turn to the law and to the testimony for guidance—Compare 2 Nephi 18.
Isaiah 9: Isaiah speaks about the Messiah—The people in darkness will see a great Light—Unto us a Child is born—He will be the Prince of Peace and reign on David’s throne—Compare 2 Nephi 19.
Isaiah 10: The destruction of Assyria is a type of the destruction of the wicked at the Second Coming—Few people will be left after the Lord comes again—The remnant of Jacob will return in that day—Compare 2 Nephi 20.
Isaiah 11: The stem of Jesse (Christ) will judge in righteousness—The knowledge about God will cover the earth in the Millennium—The Lord will raise an ensign and gather Israel—Compare 2 Nephi 21.
Isaiah 12: In the millennial day, all men will praise the Lord—He will dwell among them—Compare 2 Nephi 22.
Resources on ChurchofJesusChrist.org
- Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- Come, Follow Me—For Sunday School (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- Come, Follow Me—For Aaronic Priesthood Quorums and Young Women Classes (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- Come, Follow Me—For Primary (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5.
- Thoughts to Keep in Mind: Prophets and Prophecy
- Chapter 47: The Prophets Tell about Jesus
- Old Testament Seminary Student Material: Lesson 119: Isaiah 1–2
- Old Testament Seminary Student Material: Lesson 120: Isaiah 3–5
- Old Testament Seminary Student Material: Lesson 122: Isaiah 6–9
- Old Testament Seminary Student Material: Lesson 123: Isaiah 10–16
- Old Testament Study Guide for Home-Study Seminary Students: Unit 24: Day 1, Isaiah 1–5
- Old Testament Study Guide for Home-Study Seminary Students: Unit 24: Day 2, Isaiah 6–9
- Old Testament Study Guide for Home-Study Seminary Students: Unit 24: Day 3, Isaiah 10–16
- Old Testament Institute Student Manual Kings-Malachi: Understanding Isaiah
- Old Testament Institute Student Manual Kings-Malachi: The Establishment of Zion (Isaiah 1–12)
- Old Testament Institute Student Manual Kings-Malachi: The World of Isaiah
Resources on Interpreter Foundation
- KnoWhy OTL36A — How Might We Interpret the Dense Temple-Related Symbolism of the Prophet’s Heavenly Vision in Isaiah 6?, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, September 27, 2018
- Scripture Roundtable: Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 36, The Glory of Zion Will Be a Defense, Administration, August 24, 2014
- John Gee: His Hand is Stretched Out Still, John Gee, May 3, 2013
- Isaiah 2.0 with Joseph M. Spencer, LDS Perspectives, September 5, 2018
- Ann Madsen on “Temples in the Margins: The Temple in Isaiah”, Administration, June 4, 2015
- The Great Isaiah Scroll (1QIsaa)—Catalogue of Textual Variants, Donald W. Parry, October 16, 2020
- Missing Words: King James Bible Italics, the Translation of the Book of Mormon, and Joseph Smith as an Unlearned Reader, Stan Spencer, July 10, 2020
- An Approach to Isaiah Studies, Donald W. Parry, January 10, 2020
- Their Imperfect Best: Isaianic Authorship from an LDS Perspective, Daniel T. Ellsworth, September 15, 2017
- “The Messiah Will Set Himself Again”: Jacob’s Use of Isaiah 11:11 in 2 Nephi 6:14 and Jacob 6:2, Matthew L. Bowen, April 16, 2021
- “We Are a Remnant of the Seed of Joseph”: Moroni’s Interpretive Use of Joseph’s Coat and the Martial nēs-Imagery of Isaiah 11:11–12, Matthew L. Bowen, November 4, 2020
- “They Shall No More Be Confounded”: Moroni’s Wordplay on Joseph in Ether 13:1-13 and Moroni 10:31, Matthew L. Bowen, 12, 2018
- “And the Meek Also Shall Increase”: The Verb yāsap in Isaiah 29 and Nephi’s Prophetic Allusions to the Name Joseph in 2 Nephi 25–30, Matthew L. Bowen, September 7, 2018
- “Thou Art the Fruit of My Loins”: The Interrelated Symbolism and Meanings of the Names Joseph and Ephraim in Ancient Scripture,, Matthew L. Bowen and Loren Blake Spendlove, April 13, 2018
- Not Just Sour Grapes: Jesus’s Interpretation of Isaiah’s Song of the Vineyard, John Gee, January 12, 2018
- “With the Tongue of Angels”: Angelic Speech as a Form of Deification, Neal Rappleye, September 2, 2016
- Was Joseph Smith Smarter Than the Average Fourth Year Hebrew Student? Finding a Restoration-Significant Hebraism in Book of Mormon Isaiah, Paul Y. Hoskisson, 23, 2015
- The Sôd of YHWH and the Endowment, William J. Hamblin, April 12, 2013
Resources on Other Sites
- Why Did Nephi Connect Isaiah’s Prophecies with Joseph Who Was Sold into Egypt?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #375, October 24, 2017
- How Does Nephi Use Isaiah to Teach Us to Avoid Pride?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #48, March 7, 2016
- A Latter–Day Saint Reading of Isaiah: The Example of Isaiah 6, Paul Y. Hoskisson, Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament (2005), 209–225
- Great Are the Words of Isaiah, Hugh W. Nibley, Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson (2005), 177–195
- Harmonizing Isaiah: Combing Ancient Scriptures, Donald W. Parry, 2001
- How Did Nephi Read Isaiah as a Witness of Christ’s Coming?, Book of Mormon Central
- Isaiah Passages in the Book of Mormon, Charting the Book of Mormon
- Nephi’s Use of Isaiah 2–14 in 2 Nephi 12–30, David Rolph Seely, Isaiah in the Book of Mormon. Scroll down to pages 151–169
- Notes on Vocabulary in Isaiah 2–11, 13–14, 29, 48–54, Donald W. Parry and Janet L. Garrard Willis, Isaiah in the Book of Mormon Scroll down to pages 409–422 in this PDF, which contains the full book
- On Christ and Covenants: An LDS Reading of Isaiah’s Prophetic Call, David E. Bokovoy, Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 3 (2011): 29–49