2 Nephi 7: The Lord Helps Those Who Trust in Him

Book of Mormon Student Study Guide, (2000), 41


Isaiah’s remarkably detailed prophecy of the Messiah, found in Isaiah 50 in the Bible, is also recorded in 2 Nephi 7. See the introduction to 2 Nephi 6 for a more detailed introduction to this and other chapters taken from the writings of Isaiah.

Understanding the Scriptures

2 Nephi 7

Bill (v. 1)Legal document
Creditors (v. 1)Those to whom money is owed
Sackcloth (v. 3)Clothing made of coarse goat or camel hair worn during times of sadness
Smiter (v. 6)Someone who beats or whips another
Plucked off the hair (v. 6)Pulled the hair out of my beard; this was a sign of disrespect
Confounded (v. 7)Humiliated
Flint (v. 7)A very hard stone
Justifieth (v. 8)Forgives
Compass (v. 11)Surround

Studying the Scriptures

Do activities A and B as you study 2 Nephi 7.

Activity A iconFind a Message

Search 2 Nephi 7 and find a message you think would help the following people. Write the message in your notebook and explain why you think it would help each of the people.

  1. 1.

    A person who has not obeyed the commandments and feels that the Lord will not help him or her anymore.

  2. 2.

    A person who is having a difficult time understanding why it is important to follow the Lord’s commandments.

Activity B iconA Prophecy

Which verses in 2 Nephi 7 were written by Isaiah yet sound as though they were spoken by Jesus Christ? Explain why.

Christ