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"Lift Up Your Heads Forever," 2 Nephi 9:1-3

2 Nephi 9:1-3

Here Jacob gives reason for his inclusion of these two chapters from Isaiah in his discourse to his own people: "I have read these things that ye might know concerning the covenants of the Lord that he has covenanted with all the house of Israel," (vs. 1). For Jacob, Isaiah is evidence of the Lord's covenant relationship with the house of Israel.

It is Jacob's hope and motivation for sharing this information that his hearers would find strength from the words of Isaiah. Jacob knows that a true knowledge of the covenants of God gives hope and freedom - reasons for rejoicing.