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The relationship of verses 1-7a to the rest of chapter 10 is discussed at Moroni 10. Verses 1-7a can be outlined as follows:
- a. exhortation to obtain testimony of the record (1-7a)
- • exhortation to remember God's mercifulness (3)
- • exhortation to ask God for a witness through the Holy Ghost (4)
- • teaching that the Holy Ghost bears witness of truth (5-7a)
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 Verse 1
- I write unto my brethren. Interestingly, Mormon's last words (cf. Morm 7:1) also seem to be directed toward the future Lamanites ("the remnant of this people" in Mormon's words).
 Verses 3-5
- Promise extended to everyone. Moroni's promise, originally given to the Lamanites, is frequently extended by today's prophets and apostles to all. See for example Elder Eyring's talk in General Conference May 2004 "In the Strength of the Lord."
- It Moroni could be referring to either "these things" (the Book of Mormon), why it is "wisdom in God" that we are reading "these things" (the Book of Mormon), or the merciful dealings of God with men from Adam to the time of our reading. Any or all of the three provide an opportunity to "see with [our] eyes, and hear with [our] ears, and understand with [our] heart[s]." (Isa 6:10, Matt 13:15, Acts 28:27, 2 Ne 16:10)
- Sign-seeking. In response to the question on sign-seeking in relation to Moroni's promise, see commentary by BenRasmussen, including quotes from Elder Oaks and George Q. Cannon.
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 Verses 3-5
- Why directed to Lamanites? "Moroni's Promise" in verses 3-5 was originally given by Moroni to the Lamanites (see verse 1). Latter-day prophets and apostles have since extended this promise to all who read the Book of Mormon (see external links). Why did Moroni specifically direct this promise to the Lamanites?
- Ponder What? What is the "it" that Moroni is exhorting his brethren (and everyone) to ponder?
- Sign-seeking? Moroni's promise involves us reading and praying and then waiting for a manifestation of an answer. Looking at it this way, gaining a testimony could be considered sign seeking. How is seeking a manifestation of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon different from seeking a sign?
- "Receive these things?" What does it mean to receive these things? What are these things? The plates? The Book of Mormon as we have it today? Does receiving it necessarily involve following the exhortation given in verse 3? In other words, what must be done, if anything, prior to asking God if "these things are not true" for the promise to take effect (apart from the three conditions listed in the promise itself, although they deserve special attention as well)?
- "Not true?" Why not true? Following the letter of the promise, few would qualify as actually having tried it out, I imagine, most people ask God if the Book of Mormon is true. Is the "not" not significant?
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 Verse 6
- See here for a discussion of the relationship between the good, the just and the true.
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