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Come, Follow Me
Old Testament Lesson 40:
September 26–October 2

“He Hath Borne Our Griefs, and Carried Our Sorrows”
Isaiah 50–57

The Mocking of Christ, by Carl Heinrich Bloch

Isaiah often used symbolic language. Pay attention to the thoughts and feelings these symbols bring to your mind and heart. This may help you better understand what he taught.

Isaiah 40: Isaiah speaks about the Messiah—Prepare ye the way of the Lord—He will feed His flock like a shepherd—Israel’s God is incomparably great.

Isaiah 41: To Israel the Lord says, Ye are my servants; I will preserve you—Idols are nothing—One will bring good tidings to Jerusalem.

Isaiah 42: Isaiah speaks about the Messiah—The Lord will bring His law and His justice, be a light to the Gentiles, and free the prisoners—Praise the Lord.

Isaiah 43: To Israel the Lord says, I am your God; I will gather your descendants; beside me there is no Savior; you are my witnesses.

Isaiah 44: The Lord’s Spirit will be poured out on the descendants of Israel—Idols of wood are as fuel for a fire—The Lord will gather, bless, and redeem Israel and rebuild Jerusalem.

Isaiah 45: Cyrus will free the captives of Israel from Babylon—Come unto Jehovah (Christ) and be saved—To Him every knee will bow and every tongue will take an oath.

Isaiah 46: Idols are not to be compared with the Lord—He alone is God and will save Israel.

Isaiah 47: Babylon and Chaldea will be destroyed for their iniquities—No one will save them.

Isaiah 48: The Lord reveals His purposes to Israel—Israel has been chosen in the furnace of affliction and is to depart from Babylon—Compare 1 Nephi 20.

Isaiah 49: The Messiah will be a light to the Gentiles and will free the prisoners—Israel will be gathered with power in the last days—Kings will be the nursing fathers of Israel—Compare 1 Nephi 21.

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