23 For the Lord God of Hosts shall make a aconsumption, even determined in all the land. What Vision Guides Nephi’s Choice of Isaiah Chapters? who conceives and bears a son. We learn two things about Nephi from this scripture. 3. Nephi continued: “[T]he Lord God . (2 Nephi 23:6),” KnoWhy 46 (March 3, 2016). The Lord may have explained to Isaiah the basic Plan of Salvation, his mission, what the Lord would do, and how it would be part of the ministry of Isaiah to declare at least part of this message to others. Nephi labored to teach his children. Nephi knew that Christ was going to suffer much throughout his life. So, when Nephi taught that “we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know,” this would have been a very solemn, spiritual, and holy teaching of his time. Isaiah spoke, and yet felt that his voice was unclean or inadequate. This may sound like a long time later, but if you consider it in the context of generations, it is only two to three generations later. 2 Nephi 28 . They offered up their lives rather than fighting. Nephi is doing this on purpose, because “by the words of three, God hath said, I will establish my word.” Nephi is probably thinking of Deuteronomy 17:6 or 19:15 that requires that “at the mouth [or by the words] of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.” This was a well establish point of Jewish law (see 2 Corinthians 13:1). The people offered appropriate sacrifices on certain days, as specified under the law. . (2 Nephi 11:2–3),” KnoWhy 37 (February 19, 2016). Who is that? \"What is that special form of sin which Isaiah sees? Talk about enduring to the end! Book of Mormon Central, “Did Ancient Israelites Build Temples Outside of Jerusalem? 5 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is atheir indignation. 7 Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but in his heart it is to destroy and cut off nations not a few. Finally, the prophecy in verse 13 undoubtedly gave Isaiah some hope that the House of Israel would not be lost forever: “But yet there shall be a tenth, and they shall return.” So, here is the hope. Jarom. Many artistic representations show Jesse sleeping with a tree growing from of his body. How many ways can that phrase be understood? Enoch knew that he was slow of speech and questioned why he would be called as a prophet. The belief that the Law of Moses and its related events were given to represent what would happen in the life of the Savior is a tradition that goes way, way back in Judeo-Christian thought. When approaching the question of how much the prophets of the Old Testament knew of the Savior’s life, consider Psalm 22. There is a Christ-like echo in our recognition of this principle. But, as Nephi would later explain, Isaiah’s prophecies would become clear to those who have “ears to hear.”. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. In 1 Nephi 19, Zenos had been quoted as saying there would be three days of darkness, but it did not mention what was going on during those three days of darkness. The Lord will remember the covenants he has made with his people. 34 And he shall cut down the thickets of the forests with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one. About 559–545 B.C. Christ is wonderful and a prince of peace when we need grace. (2 Nephi 24:12),” KnoWhy 43 (February 29, 2016). Dallin H. Oaks, “Have You Been Saved,” Ensign, April 1998, online at churchofjesuschrist.org. We answer this accusation with the words of two Book of Mormon prophets. Is not Samaria as cDamascus? Helaman. In chapters 19 and 20, the historical setting still involves the Assyrian conflict of 736 to 701 BC. 21 The aremnant shall return, yea, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. It was not enough for his people to know what Isaiah said on the brass plates; Nephi wanted his people to understand what it meant. Nephi not only made it very clear that there would be only one Messiah, he also revealed the name of the Messiah—“Jesus Christ, the Son of God”—and even gave a timeframe when this one Messiah would be born. This verse describes Stage 2 of Nephi’s worldview of God’s victory in gathering Israel. Jesus Christ Believe In Verses 21 - 30. Nephi preached of Christ and also the importance of fulfilling the requirements under the Law of Moses. Book of Mormon Central, “What Vision Guides Nephi’s Choice of Isaiah Chapters? 24 Therefore, thus saith the Lord God of Hosts: O my people that dwellest in Zion, abe not afraid of the Assyrian; he shall smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after the bmanner of Egypt. 3 Nephi. (2 Nephi 25:29),” KnoWhy 467 (September 13, 2018). 4 Nephi. Sometimes we over-value sophistication and complexity. Here, Isaiah knew that the Lord would have to set his hand a second time to gather them “from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.” Nephi speaks of this gathering of Israel both in physical and also in spiritual terms. He says that he will liken these words unto his own people and send them forth because Isaiah “verily saw my Redeemer, even as I have seen him, and my brother, Jacob, also has seen him as I have seen him.” This produces three witnesses: Isaiah, Nephi, and Jacob. However, for the ancient Israelites, the opening lines of many of the Psalms were a lot like the opening lines of our hymns. He was a teacher. We know from some ancient Near Eastern texts that “trial by ordeal” was used in situations where it was difficult to determine if a witness was speaking truth during his testimony at trial. Nephi did not pin the date down precisely, but he did say that it would be “six hundred years from the time that [Lehi and his family] left Jerusalem.” In other words, Christ’s birth would be close enough to 600 years that people would have recognized that Jesus was the Messiah, and would have been convinced that there was no need to look for another. No. I think this Isaiah passage was perhaps alluding to Psalm 22, which is one of David’s Messianic Psalms. 29 They are gone over the apassage; they have taken up their lodging at bGeba; Ramath is afraid; cGibeah of Saul is fled. in 2 Nephi 25 that they would be brought back so that the Lord could appear to them in Jerusalem. 2 Kgs. This experience was symbolic. The reasoning was that someone who is lying would have a dry mouth and tongue. The Text: 2 Nephi 2:19-21. These were glorious, radiant beings. 1 aWo unto them that decree bunrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed; 2 To turn away the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the apoor of my people, that bwidows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless! That is a plain statement. . I think we are still waiting for further light and knowledge to identify that person. Nephi understood suffering. Nephi served in a lot of different positions, as we all do. IE The Assyrian invasion forces introduced in v. 5 progress toward Jerusalem, vv. 28–32. In the Greek world, the word parthenon clearly indicated virginity. According to Nephi, what do we need in order to understand the words of Isaiah? It serves as a natural transition from chapter 8 (2 Nephi 18). Verse 23 ends with the statement that “we are saved [by grace], after all we can do.” This is followed with verse 24, which begins with “notwithstanding [even though we are saved by grace] we believe in Christ, we keep the law of Moses, and look forward with steadfastness unto Christ, until the law shall be fulfilled.” All of us, every one of us, must rely on grace—the Atonement, the Resurrection, and the sustaining influence of Jesus Christ—in order to be made perfect. (It has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?) In the 1960s and 1970s, the German translation of this verse in the Book of Mormon read, “in spite of all we can do,” we are saved by grace. Getting through this large block of Isaiah material is notoriously challenging. 16 Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of Hosts, send among his fat ones, leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire. The fundamental problem is hypocrisy, which is a form of dishonesty: pretending to believe in God, saying the right things and appearing to be religious when in fact, your heart isn’t in it. 2 Kgs. The covenant of the Lord was that a remnant would return. It is human selfishness-the unbrotherhood of man to man....the cry which rises into his ears is the cry of stricken humanity-the cry of the poor and needy, the cry of the sad and weary...He hears God call him to lash the sins of the nation; but to him all the sins of the nation are forms of a single sin-selfishness....The burden of Isaiah is the burden of human compassion. We don’t know about that for sure, but we do know that he is of the Tribe of Ephraim. What Do Nephi and Isaiah Say about the End Times? (1 Nephi 9:5),” KnoWhy 345 (July 28, 2017). He also labored to teach them through the records that he kept. Christ showed us, by example, how to best live our life. He built a wall to protect the vineyard, and he built a tower in the vineyard, perhaps symbolic of the temple. Obad. Book of Mormon Central, “How Does Prophecy Shape the Book of Mormon’s Content and Structure? The word “expedient” in verse 30 probably means “appropriate” or “necessary.” Nephi was explaining to his people that it was still necessary for his people to perform the ordinances under the law of Moses because that law had not been fulfilled. “In” would seem to express the interpersonal relationship with God and Christ in which the binding aspects of grace thrive. In 2 Nephi 25, Nephi prophesies of the fate of the Jews-their rejection of the Savior, their scatterings and scourgings, and their eventual repentance. 2 Nephi 25:20 by LDS Scripture of the Day | posted in: Book of Mormon | 0 …yea, behold I say unto you, that as these things are true, and as the Lord God liveth, there is none other name given under heaven save it be this Jesus Christ, of which I have spoken, whereby man can be saved. It seems that Nephi, and many of the ancient prophets, had a well-developed and sophisticated understanding of the mission of Christ, of his life, and also of his name. 2 Nephi 20 is a brutal chapter, following the Assyrians conquering Israel, including some of Judah. 2 Nephi 25:1 Isaiah spake many things which were _____ for many of my people to understand; for they knew not the _____ ___ _____., Why did Nephi write these things? The rod and the roots are described in D&C 113:3–6 as being two different people who would both descend from the tribe of Ephraim (and Joseph) and also from the tribe of Judah. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes—lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted and be healed.” The Lord explained that the people in Jerusalem were not ready or worthy to be told everything in plain language. Nephi’s temple had an altar. We build enduring faith in Jesus Christ by making the Book of Mormon accessible, comprehensible, and defensible to the entire world. 8 For he saith: Are not my aprinces altogether kings? What is important about plainness? Isaiah, Jacob, and Nephi have each “seen” their Redeemer. We can be very grateful for that. In other words, when we have been saved by grace, we live in grace. (2 Nephi 19:12),” KnoWhy 49 (March 8, 2016). 20 And they have brought forth children—yea, even the family of all the earth. Nephi had left the Holy Land behind, but had brought the brass plates with him. behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.’ Enoch combines the objections of Moses and Jeremiah, adding that ‘all the people hate me.’”. He gave it every possible chance, but it still produced wild fruit. 2 Nephi 31: 19-20: “And now, my beloved brethren, after ye have gotten into this strait and narrow path, I would ask if all is done?Behold, I say unto you, Nay; for ye have not come thus far save it were by the word of Christ with unshaken faith relying wholly upon the merits of him who is mighty to save. 2 Nephi 20 Chapter 20 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 Isaiah 10. “Nephi's Use of Isaiah 2–14 in 2 Nephi 12–30”. Nonetheless, the seraph had something very hot in his hand, “which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar; And he laid it upon my mouth, and said: Lo, this has touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.”. Nephi explained his purpose and focus in life: “For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God.”. 2 Nephi 32. We know he had plenty of children. We will be free from our sorrows, regrets, burdens and trials after all we can do to turn to God in the midst of that trial. It is the phrase, “For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still” (see 2 Nephi 15:25; 19:12, 17, 21; 20:4). It seems that Nephi, and many of the ancient prophets, had a well-developed and sophisticated understanding of the mission of Christ, of his life, and also of his name. Nephi was a record-keeper. 2 Nephi 19. Nephi explains in 2 Nephi 25 that they would be brought back so that the Lord could appear to them in Jerusalem. Book of Mormon Central, “How Does Nephi Help Us Understand Isaiah? 6 I will send him aagainst a hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets. In the temple! The plates were, in a way, his connection back to the holiness, the tradition, and the prophets. Lehi and Nephi left Jerusalem approximately 100 years after Isaiah’s death. In 2 Nephi 25–30, Nephi’s use of Isaiah in light of his prophetic overview will make coherent sense of these impossibly difficult passages. He had very brief success against some of the cities north of Jerusalem as listed in verses 28-32 (Aiath, Migron, Michmash, Geba, Ramath, Gibeah, Gallim, Laish, Anathoth, Madmenah, Gebim). (2 Nephi 25:4) 2. And the posts [the pillars] of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.” The smoke was probably incense, or perhaps some kind of smoke connected with the fire at the altar. “Hell … is moved” (v. 9); Lucifer is fallen, cast out like a great and “abominable branch” (v. 19); See Book of Mormon Central, “Why Did Lehi ‘Suppose’ the Existence of Satan? It appears that this prophecy is looking forward to the final millennial stage in Nephi’s world-view because chapter 21 introduces the lamb and the lion lying down together with each other. David Rolph Seely, “Nephi’s Use of Isaiah 2–14 in 2 Nephi 12–30” in Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, ed. 2 Nephi 20. He passed the test. Similarly, even though it may appear like the House of Israel is desolate and dead, without further seed or progeny, there will be a remnant that will return and bring life back to the land and its people. Jacob. Omni. “Through” grace may inspire a sense of the enduring power of grace that persists through time and throughout all eternity. But Nephi was living before all of this occurred. TG Israel, Bondage of, in Egypt; Israel, Bondage of, in Other Lands. 1. They were the ones who knew the tradition and prophecies of the Messiah. We all feel inadequate about these types of callings, and Isaiah was no exception. Watch for the development of these same four stages in Nephi’s selection of Isaiah prophecies. Book of Mormon Central, “Where Did Joseph Smith Get His Ideas about the Physical and Spiritual Gathering of Israel? Therefore, a liar would not be able to tolerate something hot placed on his tongue. Roseann Benson and Shon D. Hopkin, “Finding Doctrine and Meaning in the Book of Isaiah,” Religious Educator 15, no. He said, “For behold, Isaiah spake many things which were hard for many of my people to understand; for they know not concerning the manner of prophesying among the Jews.” Nephi had lived there, he knew Jerusalem. Mosiah. Why did the Jews at Jerusalem reject the Savior when he came in the meridian of time? Following him will make it a reality that we can become Christ-like. (2 Nephi 15:21),” KnoWhy 48 (March 7, 2016). The Lord was telling Isaiah that he was forgiven of his sins and that he would receive divine assistance in his personal ordeals as he preached truth. See if using this interpretive tool doesn’t make your reading of these Isaiah chapters your best time through them ever. Where Did Joseph Smith Get His Ideas about the Physical and Spiritual Gathering of Israel? After Isaiah’s mission was explained to him, he enquired, “Lord, how long?” Is this a two-year call, an 18-month mission? It shows that the Atonement is for all of us. In 2 Nephi 12–14, Nephi uses Isaiah as a witness to the visions of the future that he had also received from the Lord. It involved a lot of time, work, expense, and training. These were the people who knew the prophets. Taking Nephi as your guide is your best chance of success. 20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the ahouse of Jacob, shall no more again bstay upon him that smote them, but shall stay upon the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. They had to know the name of the god that they were worshipping, and the name was usually very holy, kept sacred, and only spoken under certain conditions. This list numbers all of Nephi’s prophesies concerning Christ, the Jews and Gentiles and the Lamanites and Nephites. Is he a descendant of Jesse? It could mean to be at peace with God and, when we are at peace with God, we follow his commandments and love Him. 9 Is not aCalno as bCarchemish? Has the Prophecy of the Lord’s House Established in the Mountains been Fulfilled? Items in the BMC Archive are made publicly available for non-commercial, private use. 2 Nephi 26. 19 And after Adam and Eve had partaken of the forbidden fruit, they were driven out from[i] the garden of Eden to till the earth. So, in our own trials we can look to this scripture as a beacon of hope. Does it remind you of Lehi’s vision in 1 Nephi 1:8, where he saw “God sitting upon his throne, surrounded with numberless concourses of angels [the train that filled the temple] in the attitude of singing and praising their God.”. He was meticulous about what he did. It is important to understand that because of our faith, we become alive in Christ. This operated like a type of primitive lie detector test. 2 Nephi 25 The Prophecies of Nephi To begin, here is a list I composed when I was a missionary. That was the first thing that Isaiah felt self-conscious about in the presence of God. (Mosiah 13:30),” KnoWhy 420 (March 29, 2018). This persecution of the Jews is known today as antisemitism. Verse 26 says that he will lift up an ensign. 16:7 (7–18); Zeph. They refused to fight, even when they were attacked. What Caused the Darkness and Destruction in the 34th Year? What does “after all we can do” mean? Basically, the king of Assyria was given a command by the Lord to "take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets" ( 2 Nephi 20:6 ), meaning to be the nation that attacks Israel. (2 Nephi 25:17) 3. Likely, all the prophets knew much of what the Savior would have to endure from this hymn alone. Why Does the Book of Mormon Say We Must Worship God with Our Whole Soul. Literally, he took all of the stones out of the vineyard. I am sure he emphasized this. IE the king of Assyria’s hand (vv. 10–11). We can see why these texts of Isaiah would have meant the world to Nephi. However, the Lord says there is still time for repentance and choosing to become people of the covenant (being born into it is not enough). No wonder Nephi felt a strong desire to make sure that these things would come forth at a later time. The whole world will have that knowledge. Even though a large number of Jews rejected the Savior, we should not forget that there were many Jews who did accept Jesus. That tells us something more about Nephi, doesn’t it? Seeing Christ as the stem of Jesse has had a long and honorable tradition. How Does Prophecy Shape the Book of Mormon’s Content and Structure? He was very careful. 28:21 (20–21). How Did God Call His Prophets in Ancient Times? Talk about the price he had to pay in terms of obedience! Any person who strongly questioned whether a particular witness was telling the truth could challenge that witness and force him to submit to a specified “ordeal.” Something very hot (a hot spatula or coal) was put on the tongue of the witness. The scourging of the Jews for many generations (v. 16) was prophesied earlier by Zenos (see 1 Nephi 19:13). This is personal; it lets you look… The Lord answered, “Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate: And the Lord have removed men far away, for there shall be great forsaking in the midst of the land.” This was, of course, prophesying of the remaining tribes being taken into captivity. Ball, “Isaiah’s ‘Other’ Servant Songs,” in The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament, The 38th Annual BYU Sidney B. Sperry Symposium (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009), 207–218. 17:24; Amos 2:9; D&C 112:8 (3–8). He was a prophet, he was a builder, he was a record-keeper, he was a king, and he was a leader. It is important to understand that Isaiah was prophesying that there was going to be something really unusual about this birth. The ensign will be erected; it will be a gathering point and a rallying post that will bring people back together so that, in the end, the Lord will be victorious. Moses responds to his call as follows: ‘Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?’ Later Moses objects more specifically in saying that he was ‘slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.’ Jeremiah complains by saying: ‘Ah, Lord God! What Can We Learn from 10 of the Best Chiasms in the Book of Mormon? However, the destroying angel would pass over those Israelites who followed his specific instructions to paint their doorposts with the blood of a male lamb without blemish. How could they know whether to rely on the veracity or truthfulness of the testimony of a witness? (2 Nephi 11:8),” KnoWhy 39 (February 23, 2016). Moreover, in 2 Nephi 25:16, Nephi quotes Psalm 24:4 in order to worship God “with clean hands and a pure heart.” This was the basic temple entrance requirement in the Temple of Jerusalem and, apparently, also in the Temple of Nephi. After that, it is not only “by grace” that we are saved, but also, as Jacob said, “in and through the grace of God” that we are saved. Let me cleanse you.” I think Heavenly Father was comforting Isaiah and addressing his concerns or doubts about his ability to preach repentance to the people in Jerusalem. 2 Nephi 20:25 For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease Isaiah speaks of the Assyrian king’s invasion of the kingdom of Judah. The irony is that we all know we can’t lie to God. Jesus used that reference in John 3:14: “[E]ven so must the Son of man be lifted up” just as the healing serpent had been lifted up on the post by Moses. 2 Kgs. Book of Mormon Central, “How Did God Call His Prophets in Ancient Times? 2 Nephi 20 is a brutal chapter, following the Assyrians conquering Israel, including some of Judah. Isaiah gave the name of his son as “Shearjashub,” which has been proposed to mean “a remnant shall return.” Perhaps this was not a birth name, but maybe a bar mitzvah or a covenant name. . It reminds me of Enoch’s doubts when he was called as prophet. Verily I say unto you, even as I am.” There is no principle of ethics or morals that is stronger than following the best example that you can find. 1 (2014): 107–109. As if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself as if it were no wood! How did people living in ancient times determine whether or not a witness was telling the truth? More than anything, “to be reconciled” is to follow the first great commandment, to love God. Individually, in their own hearts, they knew and believed that they would be saved and redeemed from all of their problems, but after all they could do. This Psalm was used in the temple (and remember, Isaiah was a temple priest and would have received his call to be a prophet in the temple). He instructed his people: “[I]nasmuch as it shall be expedient, ye must keep the performances and ordinances of God until the law shall be fulfilled which was given unto Moses” (25:30). 4 Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. (1 Nephi 15:8),” KnoWhy 17 (January 22, 2016). Getting through Isaiah with the Help of the Nephite Prophetic View. Nephi’s reasons can help us in our study. Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch (Provo, UT: FARMS, 1998), 19–45. 4:12 (12–13); D&C 101:42. (2 Nephi 25:23),” KnoWhy 371 (October 10, 2017). David is often represented in the tree and Jesus is at the top. A choice vine was planted in the vineyard, representing the House of Israel. Blake T. Ostler, “The Throne-Theophany and Prophetic Commission in 1 Nephi: A Form-Critical Analysis,” BYU Studies 26 no. 2 Nephi 27:25, Isaiah 29:13. Why Is the Book of Mormon So Focused on Jesus Christ? Moroni. The Lord’s covenant people would not become domesticated. All rights reserved. (2 Nephi 21:10),” KnoWhy 50 (March 9, 2016). Can Textual Studies Help Readers Understand the Isaiah Chapters in 2 Nephi? 2 Nephi 29. This was a foreshadowing of the three nights and days of darkness when Jesus would be crucified, would die, and would lie in the tomb. Nephi gives several reasons for quoting Isaiah again, this time for 13 chapters (adding to his three other chapters in 1 Nephi 20-21 and 2 Nephi 27; others who quoted Isaiah in the Book of Mormon are Jacob, Abinadi, Moroni, and Jesus Christ). for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips; and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of Hosts.” Unclean lips! The vineyard represented the world. 20 And he shall snatch on the right hand and be hungry; and he shall eat on the left hand and they shall not be satisfied; they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm— “By” seems to express the instrumental effect of God’s grace upon us. The Lord did all he possibly could. 31 Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants of Gebim gather themselves to flee. Elder Dallin H. 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