Book of Mormon
Lesson 9
My Soul Delighteth in the Words of Isaiah

Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will help inspire us to read the prophecies of Isaiah and to help them understand how these prophecies apply in our lives.

Scripture references for study:  2 Nephi 11–25
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Lesson 9 Handout (PDF)

Introduction To The Isaiah Chapters

Jacob's important sermon is contained in 2 Nephi 6-10. In 2 Nephi 11 we return to Nephi's commentary.

Nephi introduces additional writings from Isaiah.


The so-called "Isaiah problem" of the Book of Mormon.

Nephi's Keys To Understanding Isaiah.

Additional Isaiah Helps:


Who was Isaiah?

The Isaiah Chapters

Period I - The Fall of Israel to Assyria

2 Nephi 16.

2 Nephi 17.

2 Nephi 18.

2 Nephi 19.

Period II - The Fall of Judah, The Babylonian Captivity, and the Return from Exile

2 Nephi 13.

2 Nephi 15.

Period IV - The Last Days

2 Nephi 12.

2 Nephi 14.

2 Nephi 21.

2 Nephi 22.

2 Nephi 25

"But behold, I proceed with mine own prophecy, according to my plainness; in the which I know that no man can err; nevertheless, in the days that the prophecies of Isaiah shall be fulfilled men shall know of a surety, at the times when they shall come to pass. Wherefore, they are of worth unto the children of men, and he that supposeth that they are not, unto them will I speak particularly, and confine the words unto mine own people; for I know that they shall be of great worth unto them in the last days; for in that day shall they understand them; wherefore, for their good have I written them." (2 Nephi 25:7-8)

Nephi's prophecy:

Concluding verses:

Gospel Doctrine Notebook

How did you feel about the prophecies of Isaiah prior to this lesson? How did this lesson change and enlarge your understanding of Isaiah? How can you make Isaiah's teachings of "worth" in your life?

Resources Used In This Lesson

A Companion To Your Study of the Book of Mormon by Daniel H. Ludlow.

Answers To Gospel Questions, Volume 5, by Joseph Fielding Smith.

Conference Reports (CR).


Great Are The Words of Isaiah by Monte S. Nyman.

Journal of Discourses (JD).

Prophets and Prophecies of the Old Testament by Duane S. Crowther.

The Millennial Messiah by Bruce R. McConkie.

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