Doctrine and Covenants 113: Questions about the Scriptures

Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Student Study Guide, (2005), 130


Doctrine and Covenants 113contains the Lord’s answers to questions the Prophet Joseph Smith asked about some verses in the book of Isaiah. You may want to record what you learn next to the verses in Isaiah in your Bible.

Understanding the Scriptures

Doctrine and Covenants 113

Ensign(v. 6)Flag or banner to which people would gather 
Bands(vv. 9–10)Straps that tie or bind 

Doctrine and Covenants 113:1–6—Stem, Rod, and Root

The following drawing illustrates the images from the book of Isaiah that the Prophet Joseph Smith asked about.

Studying the Scriptures

Do activity A or B as you studyDoctrine and Covenants 113.

Activity A iconAnswers and Questions

  1. 1.

    List the questions inDoctrine and Covenants 113and summarize the Lord’s answers.

  2. 2.

    How do you think the Lord’s answers were important to the Prophet Joseph Smith and the Church? (You may want to look overIsaiah 11and 52 as you think about how to answer the question.)

Activity B iconFind Important Words and Phrases

The questions and answers inDoctrine and Covenants 113:7–10are about the gathering of Israel in the latter days. The following is a list of ideas discussed in these verses. In your notebook, write each of the ideas with the words or phrases from the verses that refer to that idea.

  1. 1.

    Permission to do God’s work

  2. 2.

    Members of the house of Israel

  3. 3.

    Limitations caused by wickedness

  4. 4.

    Foreordained in the premortal life