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Event Description Isaiah Chp/Vs
755 BC The Syrian, Philistine and finally the Assyrian incursions        Isa. 1:7
736 BC Syria
  1. Ephraim and Syria conspire against Judah
  2. Prophecy that Ephraim will be destroyed in 65 years
  3. Sign - son of Isaiah
  4. Judah warned not to aline with Assyria

  1. Isa. 7:2
  2. Isa. 7:8
  3. Isa. 7:10
  4. Isa. 7:17
722 BC Assyria - Israel
  1. Assyria will march against Syria and Israel
  2. Assyria will march against Israel
  3. Israel destroyed by Assyria
  4. Israel taken captive to Assyria
  5. Israel will set in darkness until Christ comes

  1. Isa. 17
  2. Isa. 9:8
  3. Isa. 6:11
  4. Isa. 6:12
  5. Isa. 9:1
701 BC Assyria - Judah
  1. Hezekiah's alliance with Egypt
  2. Assyria will come against Jerusalem
  3. Assyria's attempt fails - Assyria army of 185,000 destroyed

  4. A remnant of Judah is spared
  5. Sign - 2nd son of Isaiah

  1. Isa. 30:1
  2. Isa. 8:8
  3. Isa. 10:28; 14:24; 17:12; 18:3
  4. Isa. 10:20
  5. Isa. 8:3
627 BC Assyria conquered by Babylon
  1. Because of pride Assyria is destroyed by Babylon
  2. Assyria falls like a Ceder of Lebanon

  1. Isa. 10:11
  2. Isa. 10:33
589 BC Babylon:
  1. Babes and children rule over them
  2. Jerusalem sieged by the Chaldeans
  3. Jerusalem falls
  4. Daughters of Zion captive
  5. Seven women take hold of one man
  6. Judah purged for wickedness

  1. Isa. 3:4
  2. Isa. 3:1
  3. Isa. 3:8; 5
  4. Isa. 3:16
  5. Isa. 4:1
  6. Isa. 4:4
539 BC Babylon conquered by the Medes and Persians
  1. The stars of heaven and the constellations (Orian/Nimrod) thereof shall not give their light
  2. Babylon destroyed
  3. The land of Babylon will never be inhabited again
  4. Fall of the King of Babylon - "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer"

  1. Isa. 13:10

  2. Isa. 13:4;, 14
  3. Isa. 13:20
  4. Isa. 14:12
538 BC Judah returns to Israel allowed by Cyrus King of Persia:
  1. The first restoration of Jerusalem
  2. Righteous branch remains
  3. Daughters of Zion return to Jerusalem
  4. The Lord is again the protector of Israel
  5. The Temple rebuilt

  1. Isa. 1:24
  2. Isa. 4:2
  3. Isa. 4:4
  4. Isa. 4:5
  5. Isa. 2:2
331 BC Greeks

  1. Isa. x:x
1 to 34 AD Christ's Ministry
  1. Christ will come through the linage of Jesse
  2. Birth of Christ - "unto us a son is given"
  3. Out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem

  1. Isa. 11:1
  2. Isa. 9:6
  3. Isa. 2:3
70 AD Rome
  1. The land will be emptied

  1. Isa. 24
Post 70 AD Dark Ages
  1. No prophets from 70 AD to 1820 AD

  1. Isa. 29:9
Post 1820 AD Restoration of Gospel and Kingdom of God:
  1. Book of Mormon
  2. Servant of Christ to restore Kingdom of God
  3. Temple built in the top of the Mountains
  4. Out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem

  1. Isa. 29:11
  2. Isa. 11:10
  3. Isa. 2:1
  4. Isa. 2:3
1841 AD Dedication of Israel for "second" gathering        Isa. 11:11
Post 1947 AD Re-establishment of Israel:
  1. The second restoration of Jerusalem/Israel

  1. Isa. 1:24
Post 2000 AD Millennium:
  1. They shall beat their swords into plowshares
  2. Millennium will come because of the birth of Christ
  3. The Lord comes to Mount Zion - Great Feast
  4. The Jews will know that Jesus is the Christ
  5. Israel will be restored, the Lord will clear away the wicked and reign in Zion

  1. Isa. 2:4
  2. Isa. 11:6
  3. Isa. 25:6
  4. Isa. 25:9
  5. Isa. 24:19
Post 3000 AD Post Millennium:

  1. Isa. x:x

Event that have happened and will happen:
Event 1st Track 2nd Track
Scattering 732 BC - Assyria
587 BC - Babylon
70 AD - Rome

Restoration & Gathering 538 BC - Restoration:
  • Return to Jerusalem
  • Temple built
1830 - Restoration:
  • 1844 - Nauvoo temple built
  • 1947 - Return to Jerusalem
Ministry of Christ 34 AD:
  • 34 AD - 200 AD - America was a type of the Millennium
  • "Satan bound" in America
2070 - Millennium:

  • Satan bound
Satan loosed 70 AD - Rome
200 AD in America (Pride)
3070 AD

Chapter 1

The people of Israel are apostate, rebellious, and corrupt; only a few remain faithful—The people’s sacrifices and feasts are rejected—They are called upon to repent and work righteousness—Zion will be redeemed in the day of restoration.

Chapter 2

Isaiah sees the latter-day temple, gathering of Israel, and millennial judgment and peace—The proud and wicked will be brought low at the Second Coming—Compare 2 Nephi 12

Chapter 3

Judah and Jerusalem will be punished for their disobedience—The Lord pleads for and judges His people—The daughters of Zion are cursed and tormented for their worldliness—Compare 2 Nephi 13.

Chapter 4

Zion and her daughters will be redeemed and cleansed in the millennial day—Compare 2 Nephi 14.

Chapter 5

The Lord’s vineyard (Israel) will become desolate, and His people will be scattered—Woes will come upon them in their apostate and scattered state—The Lord will lift an ensign and gather Israel—Compare 2 Nephi 15.

Chapter 6

Isaiah sees the Lord—His sins are forgiven—He is called to prophesy—He prophesies of the Jews’ rejection of Christ’s teachings—A remnant will return—Compare 2 Nephi 16.

Chapter 7

Ephraim and Syria wage war against Judah—Christ will be born of a virgin—Compare 2 Nephi 17.

Chapter 8

Christ will be as a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense—Seek the Lord, not muttering wizards—Turn to the law and to the testimony for guidance—Compare 2 Nephi 18.

Chapter 9

Isaiah speaks about the Messiah—The people in darkness will see a great Light—Unto us a Child is born—He will be the Prince of Peace and reign on David’s throne—Compare 2 Nephi 19.

Chapter 10

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 2 Nephi 20.

Chapter 11

The stem of Jesse (Christ) will judge in righteousness—The knowledge about God will cover the earth in the Millennium—The Lord will raise an ensign and gather Israel—Compare 2 Nephi 21.

Chapter 12

In the millennial day, all men will praise the Lord—He will dwell among them—Compare 2 Nephi 22

Chapter 13

The destruction of Babylon is a type of the destruction at the Second Coming—It will be a day of wrath and vengeance—Babylon (the world) will fall forever—Compare 2 Nephi 23.

Chapter 14

Israel will be gathered and enjoy millennial rest—Lucifer was cast out of heaven for rebellion—Israel will triumph over Babylon (the world)—Compare 2 Nephi 24.

Chapter 15

Moab will be laid waste, and her people will howl and weep.

Chapter 16

Moab is condemned, and her people will sorrow—The Messiah will sit on David’s throne, seeking justice and hastening righteousness.

Chapter 17

Israel was scattered because she forgot God—Yet the nations that plunder her will be destroyed.

Chapter 18

The Lord will raise the gospel ensign, send messengers to His scattered people, and gather them to Mount Zion.

Chapter 19

The Lord will smite and destroy Egypt—Finally He will heal her, and Egypt and Assyria will be blessed with Israel.

Chapter 20

Assyria will overrun Egypt and make her ashamed.

Chapter 21

Babylon is fallen, is fallen!—Other nations also are destroyed.

Chapter 22

Jerusalem will be attacked and scourged—The people will be carried captive—The Messiah will hold the key of the house of David, inherit glory, and be fastened as a nail in a sure place.

Chapter 23

Tyre will be overthrown.

Chapter 24

Men will transgress the law and break the everlasting covenant—At the Second Coming, they will be burned, the earth will reel, and the sun will be ashamed—Then the Lord will reign in Zion and in Jerusalem.

Chapter 25

In Mount Zion the Lord will prepare a gospel feast of rich food—He will swallow up death in victory—It will be said, Lo, this is our God.

Chapter 26

Trust in the Lord forever—Jehovah will die and be resurrected—All men will rise in the Resurrection.

Chapter 27

The people of Israel will blossom and bud and fill the earth with fruit—They will be gathered one by one and will worship the Lord.

Chapter 28

Woe to the drunkards of Ephraim!—Revelation comes line upon line and precept upon precept—Christ, the sure foundation, is promised.

Chapter 29

A people (the Nephites) will speak as a voice from the dust—The Apostasy, restoration of the gospel, and coming forth of a sealed book (the Book of Mormon) are foretold—Compare 2 Nephi 27.

Chapter 30

Israel is scattered for rejecting the seers and prophets—Israel’s people will be gathered and blessed temporally and spiritually—The Lord will come in a day of apostasy to judge and destroy the wicked.

Chapter 31

Israel is reproved for turning to Egypt for help—When the Lord comes, He will defend and preserve His people.

Chapter 32

A king (the Messiah) will reign in righteousness—The land of Israel will be a wilderness until the day of restoration and gathering.

Chapter 33

Apostasy and wickedness will precede the Second Coming—The Lord will come with devouring fire—Zion and its stakes will be perfected—The Lord is our Judge, Lawgiver, and King.

Chapter 34

The Second Coming will be a day of vengeance and judgment—The indignation of the Lord will be upon all nations—His sword will fall upon the world.

Chapter 35

In the day of restoration, the desert will blossom, the Lord will come, Israel will be gathered, and Zion will be built up.

Chapter 36

The Assyrians war against Judah and blaspheme the Lord.

Chapter 37

Hezekiah seeks counsel from Isaiah to save Jerusalem—Isaiah prophesies the defeat of the Assyrians and the death of Sennacherib—Hezekiah prays for deliverance—Sennacherib sends a blasphemous letter—Isaiah prophesies that the Assyrians will be destroyed and that a remnant of Judah will flourish—An angel slays 185,000 Assyrians—Sennacherib is slain by his sons.

Chapter 38

Hezekiah’s life is lengthened fifteen years—The sun goes back ten degrees as a sign—Hezekiah praises and thanks the Lord.

Chapter 39

Hezekiah reveals his wealth to Babylon—Isaiah prophesies the Babylonian captivity.

Chapter 40

Isaiah speaks about the Messiah—Prepare ye the way of the Lord—He will feed His flock like a shepherd—Israel’s God is incomparably great.

Chapter 41

To Israel the Lord says, Ye are my servants; I will preserve you—Idols are nothing—One will bring good tidings to Jerusalem.

Chapter 42

Isaiah speaks about the Messiah—The Lord will bring His law and His justice, be a light to the Gentiles, and free the prisoners—Praise the Lord.

Chapter 43

To Israel the Lord says, I am your God; I will gather your descendants; beside me there is no Savior; you are my witnesses.

Chapter 44

The Lord’s Spirit will be poured out on the descendants of Israel—Idols of wood are as fuel for a fire—The Lord will gather, bless, and redeem Israel and rebuild Jerusalem.

Chapter 45

Cyrus will free the captives of Israel from Babylon—Come unto Jehovah (Christ) and be saved—To Him every knee will bow and every tongue will take an oath.

Chapter 46

Idols are not to be compared with the Lord—He alone is God and will save Israel.

Chapter 47

Babylon and Chaldea will be destroyed for their iniquities—No one will save them.

Chapter 48

The Lord reveals His purposes to Israel—Israel has been chosen in the furnace of affliction and is to depart from Babylon—Compare 1 Nephi 20.

Chapter 49

The Messiah will be a light to the Gentiles and will free the prisoners—Israel will be gathered with power in the last days—Kings will be the nursing fathers of Israel—Compare 1 Nephi 21.

Chapter 50

Isaiah speaks as the Messiah—He will have the tongue of the learned—He will give His back to the smiters—He will not be confounded—Compare 2 Nephi 7.

Chapter 51

In the last days, the Lord will comfort Zion and gather Israel—The redeemed will come to Zion amid great joy—Compare 2 Nephi 8.

Chapter 52

In the last days, Zion will return, and Israel will be redeemed—The Messiah will deal prudently and be exalted.

Chapter 53

Isaiah speaks about the Messiah—His humiliation and sufferings are described—He makes His soul an offering for sin and makes intercession for the transgressors—Compare Mosiah 14.

Chapter 54

In the last days, Zion and her stakes will be established, and Israel will be gathered in mercy and tenderness—Israel will triumph—Compare 3 Nephi 22.

Chapter 55

Come and drink; salvation is free—The Lord will make an everlasting covenant with Israel—Seek the Lord while He is near.

Chapter 56

All who keep the commandments will be exalted—Other people will join Israel—The Lord will gather others to the house of Israel.

Chapter 57

When the righteous die, they enter into peace—Mercy is promised to the penitent—There is no peace for the wicked.

Chapter 58

The true law of the fast, with its purposes and attendant blessings, is set forth—The commandment to keep the Sabbath is given.

Chapter 59

The people of Israel are separated from their God by iniquity—Their sins testify against them—The Messiah will intercede, come to Zion, and redeem the repentant.

Chapter 60

In the last days, Israel will rise again as a mighty nation—The gentile peoples will join with and serve Israel—Zion will be established—Finally, Israel will dwell in celestial splendor.

Chapter 61

Isaiah speaks about the Messiah—The Messiah will have the Spirit, preach the gospel, and proclaim liberty—In the last days, the Lord will call His ministers and make an everlasting covenant with the people.

Chapter 62

In the last days, Israel will be gathered—Zion will be established—Her watchmen will teach about the Lord—The gospel standard will be lifted up—The people will be called holy, the redeemed of the Lord.

Chapter 63

The Second Coming will be a day of vengeance and also the year of the redeemed of the Lord—Then the Saints will praise the Lord and acknowledge Him as their father.

Chapter 64

The people of the Lord pray for the Second Coming and for the salvation that will then be theirs.

Chapter 65

Ancient Israel was rejected for rejecting the Lord—The Lord’s people will rejoice and triumph during the Millennium.

Chapter 66

At the Second Coming, Israel, as a nation, will be born in a day; the wicked will be destroyed; and the Gentiles will hear the gospel.