Alma 39:6-10

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[edit] Verse 6

  • Why does Alma repeat the phrase "it is not easy for him to obtain a forgiveness"? If it's to emphasize the point to Corianton, why might Alma feel this point needs to be emphasized to Corianton?
  • Why is the article "a" used to modify forgiveness here? (Note: all other uses of the term forgiveness in the scriptures do not use such an article.)

[edit] Verse 9

  • What does it mean to "cross" yourself?
  • Why is remembering so important to the repentance process? How can remembering help you gain control of unwanted desires? What can you do each day to help you remember?

[edit] Lexical notes

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[edit] Exegesis

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[edit] Related links

  • See various quotes relating to these verses posted by Brettferre here.
  • Compare verse 9 with Mosiah 4:30, "watch yourselves, and your thoughts, and your words, and your deeds, and observe the comments of God, and continue in the faith of what ye have heard..."



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