Isaiah Testifies of Christ: An LDS Commentary

Isaiah Testifies of Christ

An LDS Commentary

Gregorio Billikopf

Llanquihue, Lake Region, Chile

But that I might more fully persuade them to believe
in the Lord their Redeemer
I did read them that which was written
by the prophet Isaiah

A study of Isaiah from the perspective of a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My writings are not endorsed by the Church. If there is anything in these pages that is not doctrinally correct, please point these out to me and I will make the corrections. At some point I hope to go back through these chapters and remove some of the redundancy and make matters clearer, but for the moment I have recorded these notes for my own use. I am sharing them with others who may be patient enough to put up with their unfinished nature. For more information on the Church visit either or I joined the Church when I was 19, back in 1974, and if you wish to just chat with me, feel free to write directly in either Spanish or English: Joining the Church was the happiest and best decision of my life.

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My home page on the study of the Holy Scriptures revolves around such topics as free or low cost resources for the study of the Holy Scriptures, most especially the latter Prophets of the Old Testament; the integrity of the Holy Scriptures; ancient manuscripts; and Bible versions. I have included resources developed by students of the Holy Scriptures who come form a variety of backgrounds and religions. This page, in contrast, is written directly to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who have an interest in the Prophet Isaiah, and what latter-day prophets of this dispensation have had to say about him. It is hoped that both members, as well as our friends from other faiths, may find some value in these pages. There are numerous verses where little has been said by Church leaders. I have endeavoured to study the work of students of Isaiah from both the Christian and Jewish perspectives. Often, these shed valuable insight into the meaning of Isaiah’s writings.

My paternal grandfather was a Lithuanian Jew and grandmother a German Jew. My maternal grandparents are both Chilean. I was converted and baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1974, after reading the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Christ. It was the Book of Mormon that compelled me to go back and become more interested in my Jewish roots. While the writings of Isaiah and the Prophets have always held a special appeal for me, it was in 1996, while reading in the Book of Mormon, that the words of our Savior sank deep into my heart: “And now, behold, I say unto you, that ye ought to search these things. Yeah, a commandment I give unto you that ye search these things diligently; for great are the words of Isaiah” (3Nephi23:1).

When the margins of my scriptures could no longer hold my notes, my wife suggested that I keep a separate journal. I will be posting these as PDF files. Each of them has a “last revised” date, indicating that I am continually learning new things and editing these files. Because so few people, relatively speaking, are interested in Isaiah, I found that writing was a little like talking to myself when nobody else might want to listen. While I have no interest in engaging in contentious arguments, I am interested in hearing your opinions. I have a great love for people of all faiths. If you wish to be put on a mailing list and informed every few months when there are updates, please drop me a note at (there is a link at the top of this page).

On 10 April 2014, I began to add "first posted on the Web" approximate dates, and some, based on journal entry notes or other sources, where exact dates. Beginning with Isaiah 41, I began posting chapters with the exact date, such as "First Posted: 10 April 2014."

--Gregorio Billikopf (This introduction was first posted 27 June 2007, Isaiah project began in late 1996)

Last Revised

5 December 2016


Integrity of Isaiah

Rain in Due Season
5 Dec 16



Isaiah 1

Isaiah 2
7 Jan 10

Isaiah 3
7 Jan 10

Isaiah 4
7 Jan 10

Isaiah 5
7 Jan 10

Isaiah 6
7 Jan 10

Isaiah 7
7 Jan 10

Isaiah 8
7 Jan 10

Isaiah 9
7 Jan 10

Isaiah 10
7 Jan 10

Isaiah 11
7 Jan 10

Isaiah 12
7 Jan 10

Isaiah 13
7 Jan 10

Isaiah 14
7 Jan 10

Isaiah 15
7 Jan 10

Isaiah 16
7 Jan 10

Isaiah 17
7 Jan 10

Isaiah 18
5 April 12

Isaiah 19
7 Jan 10

Isaiah 20
7 Jan 10

Isaiah 21
11 Jul 15

Isaiah 22
7 Jan 10

Isaiah 23
15 Jun 11

Isaiah 24
15 Jun 11

Isaiah 25
21 Apr 15

Isaiah 26
27 Mar 12

Isaiah 27
30 Apr 12

Isaiah 28
20 Jun 12

Isaiah 29
8 Oct 12

Isaiah 30
26 Jan 13

Isaiah 31
12 Feb 13

Isaiah 32
20 Mar 13

Isaiah 33
25 Jun 15

Isaiah 34
31 May 13

Isaiah 35
20 Jun 13

Isaiah 36
2 Sep 13

Isaiah 37
5 Sep 13

Isaiah 38
5 Sep 13

Isaiah 39
5 Sep 13

Isaiah 40
13 Jan 14

Isaiah 41

Isaiah 42
19 Dec 14

Isaiah 43
21 Apr 15

Isaiah 44
20 May 15

Isaiah 45
13 Aug 15

Isaiah 46

Isaiah 47

Isaiah 48

Isaiah 49

Isaiah 50

Isaiah 51

Isaiah 52

Isaiah 53

Isaiah 54

Isaiah 55

Isaiah 56

Isaiah 57

Isaiah 58

Isaiah 59

Isaiah 60

Isaiah 61

Isaiah 62

Isaiah 63

Isaiah 64

Isaiah 65

Isaiah 66

Unity of Isaiah









Isaiah References

My favorite exegetes on Isaiah are the Brethren or leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Here I include a few of the Isaiah references from other sources that may be of interest. Please note that while many commentaries offer worthwhile ideas, they also have materials with which we would not agree. My focus here are those references that are easily available in electronic form. Those who write on Isaiah vary widely in their outlooks. I have been able to profit from authors who have a wide variety of outlooks, but even then, there are those who often surprise me with their wonderful insights and those who often disappoint. I own both the hard copy and the electronic copy of most of these resources. Some of them I do not remember where I downloaded them from and some of the download links will be slightly different than the copy I have. Two excellent resources for finding these books are Google Books and Internet Archive. In addition, your University may have some of these books in PDF. Another excellent source of free or low cost commentaries is Rick Meyer's e-Sword. Also, Logos Bible Software (Faithlife Corporation) also has commentaries for sale. Creation Concept has numerous PDFs of Isaiah commentaries, also. If you are interested in finding a book I have listed as electronic but have not posted a download link to it, let me know and I can try harder to find it.

My favorite Isaiah commentators:

Other Isaiah commentators of interest (in no particular order)

Also of interest:

  • Ten keys to understanding Isaiah by Elder McConkie
  • Old Testament Prophets: Isaiah
  • Isaiah: Bible Dictionary, LDS

    Ó 1996-2017 Gregorio Billikopf

    Isaiah project began late 1996. This page was established 27 June 2007