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The Book of Mormon > Fourth Nephi > Chapter 1
- Verses 24ff: Pride is mentioned as the first sin among this people that had been living so peacefully. Then the account describes suffering and strife starting among the people (vv. 26ff). Did pride cause the ensuing strife and suffering, or was pride a symptom of an underlying spiritual lapse and pride was just the first observable sign of this lapse? What other scriptural instances are there where pride is the precursor of increased unhappiness, suffering, and/or strife?
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- Verse 24: It is interesting that pride is the first sin mentioned among this people who had been so happy for so long, and that a description of suffering and strife among the people follows immediately afterwards (vv. 26ff).
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