Nephi’s Quotations of Isaiah

The Destruction of the Assyrian Army

2 Nephi 20:24–27

God tells Zion not be be afraid of Assyria, for they will be destroyed in due time.

Therefore, thus saith the Lord God of Hosts:
O my people that dwellest in Zion,
be not afraid of the Assyrian;
he shall smite thee with a rod,
and shall lift up his staff against thee,
after the manner of Egypt.

For yet a very little while,
and the indignation shall cease,
and mine anger in their destruction.

And the Lord of Hosts shall stir up a scourge for him
according to the slaughter of Midian
at the rock of Oreb;
and as his rod was upon the sea
so shall he lift it up
after the manner of Egypt.

And it shall come to pass in that day
that his burden shall be taken away
from off thy shoulder,
and his yoke from off thy neck,
and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.

2 Nephi 20:28–32

Assyria’s destruction is catalogued.

He is come to Aiath,
he is passed to Migron;
at Michmash he hath laid up his carriages.

They are gone over the passage;
they have taken up their lodging at Geba;
Ramath is afraid;
Gibeah of Saul is fled.

Lift up the voice,
O daughter of Gallim;
cause it to be heard unto Laish,
O poor Anathoth.

Madmenah is removed;
the inhabitants of Gebim gather themselves to flee.

As yet shall he remain at Nob that day;
he shall shake his hand
against the mount of the daughter of Zion,
the hill of Jerusalem.

2 Nephi 20:33–34

The Lord will smite the wicked with his mighty power.

Behold, the Lord,
the Lord of Hosts shall lop the bough with terror;
and the high ones of stature shall be hewn down;
and the haughty shall be humbled.

And he shall cut down the thickets of the forests with iron,
and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.