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Relationship to Book of Mormon. The relationship of Mormon to the Book of Mormon as a whole is discussed at Book of Mormon: Unities.

Story. Mormon consists of four major sections:

  • Chapter 1-2: Mormon commissioned. Mormon is given charge of Nephi's large plates and of the Nephites' armies.
  • Chapter 3-4: Mormon preaches. Mormon refuses to lead the Nephite armies in a war of revenge aggression. As they begin to be swept away by the Lamanites, Mormon retrieves all of the Nephites' sacred records.
  • Chapter 5-7: Mormon leads final retreat. Mormon again leads the Nephite armies as they retreat to make a final stand at Cumorah. They are destroyed. Mormon laments both their destruction and the conditions that led to that destruction.
  • Chapter 8-9: Moroni's first farewell. Moroni writes a closing farewell and exhortation that he believes will complete the record of his father.

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Mormon include:


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Editorial comment[edit]

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  1. Morm 3:17-19:
  2. Morm 5:10:
  3. Morm 8:33-41:

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Mormon given charge of Nephi's large plates and Nephite armies (Chapter 1-2)

• Ammaron commissions Moroni to retrieve the plates of Nephi, 320 AD (1:1-5)
• Mormon moves to Zarahemla, battles with the Lamanites, 321 AD (1:6-12)
• Mormon prohibited from preaching among the general wickedness prophesied by Samuel, 325 AD (1:13-19)
• Mormon leads the Nephite armies, general retreat, 326-330 AD (2:1-9)
• Nephites mourn their situation but do not repent, 331-344 AD (2:10-15)
• Nephites again retreat, Mormon retrieves the plates of Nephi, 345 AD (2:16-21)
• Nephites recover their lands but not have strength of the Lord, truce, 346-350 AD (2:22-29)

Mormon refuses to lead armies, preaches in vain (Chapter 3-4)

• Mormon prepares people for war and preaches in vain, 360 AD (3:1-6)
• Nephites twice repel Lamanite attacks, swear vengeance, Mormon refuses to lead armies, 361-362 AD (3:7-16)
• Mormon's purpose in writing: know you will be judged, so prepare by repenting (3:17-22)
• Nephites attack Lamanites, lose Desolation because attacked, retake Desolation, 363-366 AD (4:1-9)
• Nephite wickedness, lose Desolation and Teancum, then retake cities, 367 AD (4:10-15)
• Nephites begin to be swept away by Lamanites, Mormon retrieves all records, 375 AD (4:17-23)

Mormon leads armies until final destruction (Chapter 5-7)

• Mormon leads Nephite defense, swept away, 375-79 AD (5:1-7)
• Mormon's purpose in writing: believe in Christ and learn of scatter-gather covenant (5:8-24)
• Nephites gather strength together at Cumorah, 384 AD (6:1-5)
• Nephite final destruction, 384 AD (6:6-15)
• Mormon's lament for his people (6:16-21)
• Mormon to Lehite remnant: repent, hold to the gospel of Christ, know that you are of the House of Israel (7:1-10)

Moroni finishes the record of his father (Chapter 8-9)

• Moroni's witness of the Nephite destruction, will write a little and hide up the record, 400 AD (8:1-13a)
• the record will come forth to the House of Israel, do not oppose that work or condemn the record (8:13b-26a)
• description of the wicked time in which the record will come forth (8:26b-41)
• those who do not believe in Christ should come unto him before they see him at the final judgment (9:1-6)
• those who believe in God but not in miracles should recognize that he is unchanging and always works miracles (9:7-29)
• concluding summary: the record will come forth, do not condemn it, and it will bring Israel to a knowledge of Christ (9:30-37)

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Previous editions.

  • The original 1830 edition of Mormon was divided into only four chapters (I-IV). For the 1879 edition Parley Pratt further divided those four into the nine chapters (1-9) still used today. • I: 1-3 • II: 4-5 • III: 6-7 • IV: 8-9

Related passages that interpret or shed light on Mormon.

References cited on this page.

Other resources.

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Morm 1:1-5

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Summary[edit]

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Relationship to Mormon. The relationship of Chapters 1-2 to the rest of Mormon is addressed at Mormon.

Story. Chapters 1-2 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 1-2 include:

Discussion[edit]

This section is for detailed discussion such as the meaning of a symbol, how a doctrinal point is developed throughout a passage, or insights that can be further developed in the future. Contributions may range from polished paragraphs down to a single bullet point. The focus, however, should always be on understanding the scriptural text consistent with LDS doctrine. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 1:3-4. Ammaron is setting forth quite the daunting task here. First of all, he is calling Mormon, a 10 year old boy, to a sacred calling that will not be taking place for 14 years. In the mean time, he is asking Mormon to remember, starting at age 10, all the affairs of the people of Nephi. Being "quick to observe" (Morm. 1:2) is one thing, but being a 10 year old boy who is aware of and can remember the affairs of an entire people is quite another. Mormon's book reveals, however, that he did exactly what he was called to do, and was able to remember much. How? Well, for one thing, at a very young age he is asked to lead the Nephite armies. So, Mormon had first hand experience with the affairs of the people. He was in on it all. And second, we learn of the righteousness of Mormon (Morm. 1:15). Thus, although "the Holy Ghost did not come upon any" (Morm. 1:14) others, it clearly came upon him. Certainly Mormon relied on the gifts of the Spirit, in particular, in bringing "all things to your remembrance" (John 14:26]).
  • Morm 1:11-15. Samuel The Lamanite had warned them because they procrastinated their repentance and because of their wickedness they lost gifts of the Lord and the Gifts of the spirit. How would that be to not have any gifts of the spirit or gifts of the Lord
  • Morm 2:4-6. Mormon introduces the names of 3 cities and lands: Angola, David and Joshua. They are not mentioned prior to this time in the Book of Mormon. It is very logical that new cities had sprung up over the prior 300 years, but if I were making up the book, I think I would have just stuck to using some of the many names I had already used. Why add more complexity at this late a time in my project and risk tripping myself up and exposing a flaw in my fraud? It is a small evidence to me that Joseph Smith didn't write the book because of this.
  • Morm 2:6-10. It is interesting to see his perspective on why the Nephites would lose in battle, it is similar to that of captain Moroni. When captain Moroni made preparations for battle he made the people prepare spiritually and physically. When the Nephites loss it was due to the fact that weren't prepared spiritually or were spiritually weak, the same perspective is seen here with Mormon.
  • Morm 2:6-10: One complete revolution. See this comment and ensuing discussion at the Feast blog. Also compare the phrase "one continual round" in Morm 8:8.
  • Morm 2:13. Mormon tells us that the sorrow the people felt was not leading them to repentance. As Paul puts it, it was not godly sorrow (see 2 Cor 7:10). At this time, the Nephites are consumed with wickedness, not hoping for any salvation in the future, instead cursing God and wishing to die because they would not repent of their sins. In order to repent properly we must feel godly sorrow for the misdeeds that we have committed, but from verse 13, we read that the Nephites sorrowing was that of the 'damned.' Let us always to remember to sorrow for our sins in a way that is acceptable to the Lord or we will be faced with ultimate destruction similar to that of the Nephites.
  • Morm 2:21-25. It is interesting to note that the Nephites hadn't become so hardened yet that they didn't care just about their own lives. They were inspired only after Mormon made then aware of the danger their families lives were in. So at least they still cared for their families and were willing to die for them to stand out numbered and be willing to protect them.

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  • It's amazing that the Lord trusted a ten year old with the fate of the sacred records. Mormon must have been a very faithful person.
  • Can you imagine being 16 yrs old and being the leader of about a 40,000 people army? I believe that even though he was of large stature it was much more than that--he had to be pretty bright. People noticed this even when he was young. The prophet Ammaron realized this when Mormon was just 10 years old. But to be the leader of an army at that age really says quite a lot.
  • It is always interesting to see how people react to tribulation. Basically there are two ways people react when they recieve tribulation and both have to do with their testimony of Christ and a knowledge of God's plan for us. The first reaction is to blame and curse and God for the afflictions they experience in their lives. What a sad and lonely way to live your life. It truly represents misunderstanding of God and why we are here. It shows the depth that their testimony was rooted on. The second reaction to tribulation is that of understanding and repentance. When something goes wrong in these individuals lives they draw closer to the Lord and lean on him for support and comfort. It is sad when people dont have faith when faith is the thing that is needed the most. I know in times of hardship in my own life it is truly only because of God and his answers to my prayers have I gotten through those times.

Prompts for further study[edit]

This section is for prompts that invite us to think about a passage more deeply or in a new way. These are not necessarily questions that beg for answers, but rather prompts along the lines of "Have you ever thought about ..." Prompts are most helpful when they are developed individually, thoughtfully, and with enough background information to clearly indicate a particular direction for further study or thought. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 1:5: Why does Mormon mention he is a descendant of Nephi and his father's name is Mormon here? What does that have to do with remembering Ammaron's commandments to him?
  • Morm 1:13: Mormon mentions that the Lord took away His disciples from amnong them. Does this mean that the three Nephites were simply not allowed to preach to the people anymore or were they literally taken away? Where were they taken to?
  • Morm 1:18: Mormon says that the Lamanites began to "hide up their treasure in the Earth". What does he mean by this?
  • Morm 2:1-5: Why would the Nephite armies appoint Mormon to be their leader at 16 years old? Throughout the scriptures several men are appointed to be righteous leaders at fairly young ages. What is the significance of this?

Resources[edit]

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Notes[edit]

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Morm 1:6-10

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Relationship to Mormon. The relationship of Chapters 1-2 to the rest of Mormon is addressed at Mormon.

Story. Chapters 1-2 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 1-2 include:

Discussion[edit]

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  • Morm 1:3-4. Ammaron is setting forth quite the daunting task here. First of all, he is calling Mormon, a 10 year old boy, to a sacred calling that will not be taking place for 14 years. In the mean time, he is asking Mormon to remember, starting at age 10, all the affairs of the people of Nephi. Being "quick to observe" (Morm. 1:2) is one thing, but being a 10 year old boy who is aware of and can remember the affairs of an entire people is quite another. Mormon's book reveals, however, that he did exactly what he was called to do, and was able to remember much. How? Well, for one thing, at a very young age he is asked to lead the Nephite armies. So, Mormon had first hand experience with the affairs of the people. He was in on it all. And second, we learn of the righteousness of Mormon (Morm. 1:15). Thus, although "the Holy Ghost did not come upon any" (Morm. 1:14) others, it clearly came upon him. Certainly Mormon relied on the gifts of the Spirit, in particular, in bringing "all things to your remembrance" (John 14:26]).
  • Morm 1:11-15. Samuel The Lamanite had warned them because they procrastinated their repentance and because of their wickedness they lost gifts of the Lord and the Gifts of the spirit. How would that be to not have any gifts of the spirit or gifts of the Lord
  • Morm 2:4-6. Mormon introduces the names of 3 cities and lands: Angola, David and Joshua. They are not mentioned prior to this time in the Book of Mormon. It is very logical that new cities had sprung up over the prior 300 years, but if I were making up the book, I think I would have just stuck to using some of the many names I had already used. Why add more complexity at this late a time in my project and risk tripping myself up and exposing a flaw in my fraud? It is a small evidence to me that Joseph Smith didn't write the book because of this.
  • Morm 2:6-10. It is interesting to see his perspective on why the Nephites would lose in battle, it is similar to that of captain Moroni. When captain Moroni made preparations for battle he made the people prepare spiritually and physically. When the Nephites loss it was due to the fact that weren't prepared spiritually or were spiritually weak, the same perspective is seen here with Mormon.
  • Morm 2:6-10: One complete revolution. See this comment and ensuing discussion at the Feast blog. Also compare the phrase "one continual round" in Morm 8:8.
  • Morm 2:13. Mormon tells us that the sorrow the people felt was not leading them to repentance. As Paul puts it, it was not godly sorrow (see 2 Cor 7:10). At this time, the Nephites are consumed with wickedness, not hoping for any salvation in the future, instead cursing God and wishing to die because they would not repent of their sins. In order to repent properly we must feel godly sorrow for the misdeeds that we have committed, but from verse 13, we read that the Nephites sorrowing was that of the 'damned.' Let us always to remember to sorrow for our sins in a way that is acceptable to the Lord or we will be faced with ultimate destruction similar to that of the Nephites.
  • Morm 2:21-25. It is interesting to note that the Nephites hadn't become so hardened yet that they didn't care just about their own lives. They were inspired only after Mormon made then aware of the danger their families lives were in. So at least they still cared for their families and were willing to die for them to stand out numbered and be willing to protect them.

Unanswered questions[edit]

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  • It's amazing that the Lord trusted a ten year old with the fate of the sacred records. Mormon must have been a very faithful person.
  • Can you imagine being 16 yrs old and being the leader of about a 40,000 people army? I believe that even though he was of large stature it was much more than that--he had to be pretty bright. People noticed this even when he was young. The prophet Ammaron realized this when Mormon was just 10 years old. But to be the leader of an army at that age really says quite a lot.
  • It is always interesting to see how people react to tribulation. Basically there are two ways people react when they recieve tribulation and both have to do with their testimony of Christ and a knowledge of God's plan for us. The first reaction is to blame and curse and God for the afflictions they experience in their lives. What a sad and lonely way to live your life. It truly represents misunderstanding of God and why we are here. It shows the depth that their testimony was rooted on. The second reaction to tribulation is that of understanding and repentance. When something goes wrong in these individuals lives they draw closer to the Lord and lean on him for support and comfort. It is sad when people dont have faith when faith is the thing that is needed the most. I know in times of hardship in my own life it is truly only because of God and his answers to my prayers have I gotten through those times.

Prompts for further study[edit]

This section is for prompts that invite us to think about a passage more deeply or in a new way. These are not necessarily questions that beg for answers, but rather prompts along the lines of "Have you ever thought about ..." Prompts are most helpful when they are developed individually, thoughtfully, and with enough background information to clearly indicate a particular direction for further study or thought. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 1:5: Why does Mormon mention he is a descendant of Nephi and his father's name is Mormon here? What does that have to do with remembering Ammaron's commandments to him?
  • Morm 1:13: Mormon mentions that the Lord took away His disciples from amnong them. Does this mean that the three Nephites were simply not allowed to preach to the people anymore or were they literally taken away? Where were they taken to?
  • Morm 1:18: Mormon says that the Lamanites began to "hide up their treasure in the Earth". What does he mean by this?
  • Morm 2:1-5: Why would the Nephite armies appoint Mormon to be their leader at 16 years old? Throughout the scriptures several men are appointed to be righteous leaders at fairly young ages. What is the significance of this?

Resources[edit]

This section is for listing links and print resources, including those that are also cited elsewhere on this page. A short comment about the particular strengths of a resource can be helpful. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves (such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word). In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources (such as Strong's Bible Concordance or the Joseph Smith Papers) are preferable to footnotes.



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Morm 1:11-15

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Relationship to Mormon. The relationship of Chapters 1-2 to the rest of Mormon is addressed at Mormon.

Story. Chapters 1-2 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 1-2 include:

Discussion[edit]

This section is for detailed discussion such as the meaning of a symbol, how a doctrinal point is developed throughout a passage, or insights that can be further developed in the future. Contributions may range from polished paragraphs down to a single bullet point. The focus, however, should always be on understanding the scriptural text consistent with LDS doctrine. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 1:3-4. Ammaron is setting forth quite the daunting task here. First of all, he is calling Mormon, a 10 year old boy, to a sacred calling that will not be taking place for 14 years. In the mean time, he is asking Mormon to remember, starting at age 10, all the affairs of the people of Nephi. Being "quick to observe" (Morm. 1:2) is one thing, but being a 10 year old boy who is aware of and can remember the affairs of an entire people is quite another. Mormon's book reveals, however, that he did exactly what he was called to do, and was able to remember much. How? Well, for one thing, at a very young age he is asked to lead the Nephite armies. So, Mormon had first hand experience with the affairs of the people. He was in on it all. And second, we learn of the righteousness of Mormon (Morm. 1:15). Thus, although "the Holy Ghost did not come upon any" (Morm. 1:14) others, it clearly came upon him. Certainly Mormon relied on the gifts of the Spirit, in particular, in bringing "all things to your remembrance" (John 14:26]).
  • Morm 1:11-15. Samuel The Lamanite had warned them because they procrastinated their repentance and because of their wickedness they lost gifts of the Lord and the Gifts of the spirit. How would that be to not have any gifts of the spirit or gifts of the Lord
  • Morm 2:4-6. Mormon introduces the names of 3 cities and lands: Angola, David and Joshua. They are not mentioned prior to this time in the Book of Mormon. It is very logical that new cities had sprung up over the prior 300 years, but if I were making up the book, I think I would have just stuck to using some of the many names I had already used. Why add more complexity at this late a time in my project and risk tripping myself up and exposing a flaw in my fraud? It is a small evidence to me that Joseph Smith didn't write the book because of this.
  • Morm 2:6-10. It is interesting to see his perspective on why the Nephites would lose in battle, it is similar to that of captain Moroni. When captain Moroni made preparations for battle he made the people prepare spiritually and physically. When the Nephites loss it was due to the fact that weren't prepared spiritually or were spiritually weak, the same perspective is seen here with Mormon.
  • Morm 2:6-10: One complete revolution. See this comment and ensuing discussion at the Feast blog. Also compare the phrase "one continual round" in Morm 8:8.
  • Morm 2:13. Mormon tells us that the sorrow the people felt was not leading them to repentance. As Paul puts it, it was not godly sorrow (see 2 Cor 7:10). At this time, the Nephites are consumed with wickedness, not hoping for any salvation in the future, instead cursing God and wishing to die because they would not repent of their sins. In order to repent properly we must feel godly sorrow for the misdeeds that we have committed, but from verse 13, we read that the Nephites sorrowing was that of the 'damned.' Let us always to remember to sorrow for our sins in a way that is acceptable to the Lord or we will be faced with ultimate destruction similar to that of the Nephites.
  • Morm 2:21-25. It is interesting to note that the Nephites hadn't become so hardened yet that they didn't care just about their own lives. They were inspired only after Mormon made then aware of the danger their families lives were in. So at least they still cared for their families and were willing to die for them to stand out numbered and be willing to protect them.

Unanswered questions[edit]

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Prompts for life application[edit]

This section is for prompts that suggest ways in which a passage can influence a person's life. Prompts may be appropriate either for private self reflection or for a class discussion. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • It's amazing that the Lord trusted a ten year old with the fate of the sacred records. Mormon must have been a very faithful person.
  • Can you imagine being 16 yrs old and being the leader of about a 40,000 people army? I believe that even though he was of large stature it was much more than that--he had to be pretty bright. People noticed this even when he was young. The prophet Ammaron realized this when Mormon was just 10 years old. But to be the leader of an army at that age really says quite a lot.
  • It is always interesting to see how people react to tribulation. Basically there are two ways people react when they recieve tribulation and both have to do with their testimony of Christ and a knowledge of God's plan for us. The first reaction is to blame and curse and God for the afflictions they experience in their lives. What a sad and lonely way to live your life. It truly represents misunderstanding of God and why we are here. It shows the depth that their testimony was rooted on. The second reaction to tribulation is that of understanding and repentance. When something goes wrong in these individuals lives they draw closer to the Lord and lean on him for support and comfort. It is sad when people dont have faith when faith is the thing that is needed the most. I know in times of hardship in my own life it is truly only because of God and his answers to my prayers have I gotten through those times.

Prompts for further study[edit]

This section is for prompts that invite us to think about a passage more deeply or in a new way. These are not necessarily questions that beg for answers, but rather prompts along the lines of "Have you ever thought about ..." Prompts are most helpful when they are developed individually, thoughtfully, and with enough background information to clearly indicate a particular direction for further study or thought. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 1:5: Why does Mormon mention he is a descendant of Nephi and his father's name is Mormon here? What does that have to do with remembering Ammaron's commandments to him?
  • Morm 1:13: Mormon mentions that the Lord took away His disciples from amnong them. Does this mean that the three Nephites were simply not allowed to preach to the people anymore or were they literally taken away? Where were they taken to?
  • Morm 1:18: Mormon says that the Lamanites began to "hide up their treasure in the Earth". What does he mean by this?
  • Morm 2:1-5: Why would the Nephite armies appoint Mormon to be their leader at 16 years old? Throughout the scriptures several men are appointed to be righteous leaders at fairly young ages. What is the significance of this?

Resources[edit]

This section is for listing links and print resources, including those that are also cited elsewhere on this page. A short comment about the particular strengths of a resource can be helpful. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves (such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word). In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources (such as Strong's Bible Concordance or the Joseph Smith Papers) are preferable to footnotes.



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Morm 1:16-19

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Summary[edit]

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Relationship to Mormon. The relationship of Chapters 1-2 to the rest of Mormon is addressed at Mormon.

Story. Chapters 1-2 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 1-2 include:

Discussion[edit]

This section is for detailed discussion such as the meaning of a symbol, how a doctrinal point is developed throughout a passage, or insights that can be further developed in the future. Contributions may range from polished paragraphs down to a single bullet point. The focus, however, should always be on understanding the scriptural text consistent with LDS doctrine. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 1:3-4. Ammaron is setting forth quite the daunting task here. First of all, he is calling Mormon, a 10 year old boy, to a sacred calling that will not be taking place for 14 years. In the mean time, he is asking Mormon to remember, starting at age 10, all the affairs of the people of Nephi. Being "quick to observe" (Morm. 1:2) is one thing, but being a 10 year old boy who is aware of and can remember the affairs of an entire people is quite another. Mormon's book reveals, however, that he did exactly what he was called to do, and was able to remember much. How? Well, for one thing, at a very young age he is asked to lead the Nephite armies. So, Mormon had first hand experience with the affairs of the people. He was in on it all. And second, we learn of the righteousness of Mormon (Morm. 1:15). Thus, although "the Holy Ghost did not come upon any" (Morm. 1:14) others, it clearly came upon him. Certainly Mormon relied on the gifts of the Spirit, in particular, in bringing "all things to your remembrance" (John 14:26]).
  • Morm 1:11-15. Samuel The Lamanite had warned them because they procrastinated their repentance and because of their wickedness they lost gifts of the Lord and the Gifts of the spirit. How would that be to not have any gifts of the spirit or gifts of the Lord
  • Morm 2:4-6. Mormon introduces the names of 3 cities and lands: Angola, David and Joshua. They are not mentioned prior to this time in the Book of Mormon. It is very logical that new cities had sprung up over the prior 300 years, but if I were making up the book, I think I would have just stuck to using some of the many names I had already used. Why add more complexity at this late a time in my project and risk tripping myself up and exposing a flaw in my fraud? It is a small evidence to me that Joseph Smith didn't write the book because of this.
  • Morm 2:6-10. It is interesting to see his perspective on why the Nephites would lose in battle, it is similar to that of captain Moroni. When captain Moroni made preparations for battle he made the people prepare spiritually and physically. When the Nephites loss it was due to the fact that weren't prepared spiritually or were spiritually weak, the same perspective is seen here with Mormon.
  • Morm 2:6-10: One complete revolution. See this comment and ensuing discussion at the Feast blog. Also compare the phrase "one continual round" in Morm 8:8.
  • Morm 2:13. Mormon tells us that the sorrow the people felt was not leading them to repentance. As Paul puts it, it was not godly sorrow (see 2 Cor 7:10). At this time, the Nephites are consumed with wickedness, not hoping for any salvation in the future, instead cursing God and wishing to die because they would not repent of their sins. In order to repent properly we must feel godly sorrow for the misdeeds that we have committed, but from verse 13, we read that the Nephites sorrowing was that of the 'damned.' Let us always to remember to sorrow for our sins in a way that is acceptable to the Lord or we will be faced with ultimate destruction similar to that of the Nephites.
  • Morm 2:21-25. It is interesting to note that the Nephites hadn't become so hardened yet that they didn't care just about their own lives. They were inspired only after Mormon made then aware of the danger their families lives were in. So at least they still cared for their families and were willing to die for them to stand out numbered and be willing to protect them.

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  • It's amazing that the Lord trusted a ten year old with the fate of the sacred records. Mormon must have been a very faithful person.
  • Can you imagine being 16 yrs old and being the leader of about a 40,000 people army? I believe that even though he was of large stature it was much more than that--he had to be pretty bright. People noticed this even when he was young. The prophet Ammaron realized this when Mormon was just 10 years old. But to be the leader of an army at that age really says quite a lot.
  • It is always interesting to see how people react to tribulation. Basically there are two ways people react when they recieve tribulation and both have to do with their testimony of Christ and a knowledge of God's plan for us. The first reaction is to blame and curse and God for the afflictions they experience in their lives. What a sad and lonely way to live your life. It truly represents misunderstanding of God and why we are here. It shows the depth that their testimony was rooted on. The second reaction to tribulation is that of understanding and repentance. When something goes wrong in these individuals lives they draw closer to the Lord and lean on him for support and comfort. It is sad when people dont have faith when faith is the thing that is needed the most. I know in times of hardship in my own life it is truly only because of God and his answers to my prayers have I gotten through those times.

Prompts for further study[edit]

This section is for prompts that invite us to think about a passage more deeply or in a new way. These are not necessarily questions that beg for answers, but rather prompts along the lines of "Have you ever thought about ..." Prompts are most helpful when they are developed individually, thoughtfully, and with enough background information to clearly indicate a particular direction for further study or thought. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 1:5: Why does Mormon mention he is a descendant of Nephi and his father's name is Mormon here? What does that have to do with remembering Ammaron's commandments to him?
  • Morm 1:13: Mormon mentions that the Lord took away His disciples from amnong them. Does this mean that the three Nephites were simply not allowed to preach to the people anymore or were they literally taken away? Where were they taken to?
  • Morm 1:18: Mormon says that the Lamanites began to "hide up their treasure in the Earth". What does he mean by this?
  • Morm 2:1-5: Why would the Nephite armies appoint Mormon to be their leader at 16 years old? Throughout the scriptures several men are appointed to be righteous leaders at fairly young ages. What is the significance of this?

Resources[edit]

This section is for listing links and print resources, including those that are also cited elsewhere on this page. A short comment about the particular strengths of a resource can be helpful. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves (such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word). In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources (such as Strong's Bible Concordance or the Joseph Smith Papers) are preferable to footnotes.



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Morm 2:1-5

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Relationship to Mormon. The relationship of Chapters 1-2 to the rest of Mormon is addressed at Mormon.

Story. Chapters 1-2 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 1-2 include:

Discussion[edit]

This section is for detailed discussion such as the meaning of a symbol, how a doctrinal point is developed throughout a passage, or insights that can be further developed in the future. Contributions may range from polished paragraphs down to a single bullet point. The focus, however, should always be on understanding the scriptural text consistent with LDS doctrine. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 1:3-4. Ammaron is setting forth quite the daunting task here. First of all, he is calling Mormon, a 10 year old boy, to a sacred calling that will not be taking place for 14 years. In the mean time, he is asking Mormon to remember, starting at age 10, all the affairs of the people of Nephi. Being "quick to observe" (Morm. 1:2) is one thing, but being a 10 year old boy who is aware of and can remember the affairs of an entire people is quite another. Mormon's book reveals, however, that he did exactly what he was called to do, and was able to remember much. How? Well, for one thing, at a very young age he is asked to lead the Nephite armies. So, Mormon had first hand experience with the affairs of the people. He was in on it all. And second, we learn of the righteousness of Mormon (Morm. 1:15). Thus, although "the Holy Ghost did not come upon any" (Morm. 1:14) others, it clearly came upon him. Certainly Mormon relied on the gifts of the Spirit, in particular, in bringing "all things to your remembrance" (John 14:26]).
  • Morm 1:11-15. Samuel The Lamanite had warned them because they procrastinated their repentance and because of their wickedness they lost gifts of the Lord and the Gifts of the spirit. How would that be to not have any gifts of the spirit or gifts of the Lord
  • Morm 2:4-6. Mormon introduces the names of 3 cities and lands: Angola, David and Joshua. They are not mentioned prior to this time in the Book of Mormon. It is very logical that new cities had sprung up over the prior 300 years, but if I were making up the book, I think I would have just stuck to using some of the many names I had already used. Why add more complexity at this late a time in my project and risk tripping myself up and exposing a flaw in my fraud? It is a small evidence to me that Joseph Smith didn't write the book because of this.
  • Morm 2:6-10. It is interesting to see his perspective on why the Nephites would lose in battle, it is similar to that of captain Moroni. When captain Moroni made preparations for battle he made the people prepare spiritually and physically. When the Nephites loss it was due to the fact that weren't prepared spiritually or were spiritually weak, the same perspective is seen here with Mormon.
  • Morm 2:6-10: One complete revolution. See this comment and ensuing discussion at the Feast blog. Also compare the phrase "one continual round" in Morm 8:8.
  • Morm 2:13. Mormon tells us that the sorrow the people felt was not leading them to repentance. As Paul puts it, it was not godly sorrow (see 2 Cor 7:10). At this time, the Nephites are consumed with wickedness, not hoping for any salvation in the future, instead cursing God and wishing to die because they would not repent of their sins. In order to repent properly we must feel godly sorrow for the misdeeds that we have committed, but from verse 13, we read that the Nephites sorrowing was that of the 'damned.' Let us always to remember to sorrow for our sins in a way that is acceptable to the Lord or we will be faced with ultimate destruction similar to that of the Nephites.
  • Morm 2:21-25. It is interesting to note that the Nephites hadn't become so hardened yet that they didn't care just about their own lives. They were inspired only after Mormon made then aware of the danger their families lives were in. So at least they still cared for their families and were willing to die for them to stand out numbered and be willing to protect them.

Unanswered questions[edit]

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  • It's amazing that the Lord trusted a ten year old with the fate of the sacred records. Mormon must have been a very faithful person.
  • Can you imagine being 16 yrs old and being the leader of about a 40,000 people army? I believe that even though he was of large stature it was much more than that--he had to be pretty bright. People noticed this even when he was young. The prophet Ammaron realized this when Mormon was just 10 years old. But to be the leader of an army at that age really says quite a lot.
  • It is always interesting to see how people react to tribulation. Basically there are two ways people react when they recieve tribulation and both have to do with their testimony of Christ and a knowledge of God's plan for us. The first reaction is to blame and curse and God for the afflictions they experience in their lives. What a sad and lonely way to live your life. It truly represents misunderstanding of God and why we are here. It shows the depth that their testimony was rooted on. The second reaction to tribulation is that of understanding and repentance. When something goes wrong in these individuals lives they draw closer to the Lord and lean on him for support and comfort. It is sad when people dont have faith when faith is the thing that is needed the most. I know in times of hardship in my own life it is truly only because of God and his answers to my prayers have I gotten through those times.

Prompts for further study[edit]

This section is for prompts that invite us to think about a passage more deeply or in a new way. These are not necessarily questions that beg for answers, but rather prompts along the lines of "Have you ever thought about ..." Prompts are most helpful when they are developed individually, thoughtfully, and with enough background information to clearly indicate a particular direction for further study or thought. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 1:5: Why does Mormon mention he is a descendant of Nephi and his father's name is Mormon here? What does that have to do with remembering Ammaron's commandments to him?
  • Morm 1:13: Mormon mentions that the Lord took away His disciples from amnong them. Does this mean that the three Nephites were simply not allowed to preach to the people anymore or were they literally taken away? Where were they taken to?
  • Morm 1:18: Mormon says that the Lamanites began to "hide up their treasure in the Earth". What does he mean by this?
  • Morm 2:1-5: Why would the Nephite armies appoint Mormon to be their leader at 16 years old? Throughout the scriptures several men are appointed to be righteous leaders at fairly young ages. What is the significance of this?

Resources[edit]

This section is for listing links and print resources, including those that are also cited elsewhere on this page. A short comment about the particular strengths of a resource can be helpful. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves (such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word). In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources (such as Strong's Bible Concordance or the Joseph Smith Papers) are preferable to footnotes.



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Morm 2:6-10

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Relationship to Mormon. The relationship of Chapters 1-2 to the rest of Mormon is addressed at Mormon.

Story. Chapters 1-2 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 1-2 include:

Discussion[edit]

This section is for detailed discussion such as the meaning of a symbol, how a doctrinal point is developed throughout a passage, or insights that can be further developed in the future. Contributions may range from polished paragraphs down to a single bullet point. The focus, however, should always be on understanding the scriptural text consistent with LDS doctrine. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 1:3-4. Ammaron is setting forth quite the daunting task here. First of all, he is calling Mormon, a 10 year old boy, to a sacred calling that will not be taking place for 14 years. In the mean time, he is asking Mormon to remember, starting at age 10, all the affairs of the people of Nephi. Being "quick to observe" (Morm. 1:2) is one thing, but being a 10 year old boy who is aware of and can remember the affairs of an entire people is quite another. Mormon's book reveals, however, that he did exactly what he was called to do, and was able to remember much. How? Well, for one thing, at a very young age he is asked to lead the Nephite armies. So, Mormon had first hand experience with the affairs of the people. He was in on it all. And second, we learn of the righteousness of Mormon (Morm. 1:15). Thus, although "the Holy Ghost did not come upon any" (Morm. 1:14) others, it clearly came upon him. Certainly Mormon relied on the gifts of the Spirit, in particular, in bringing "all things to your remembrance" (John 14:26]).
  • Morm 1:11-15. Samuel The Lamanite had warned them because they procrastinated their repentance and because of their wickedness they lost gifts of the Lord and the Gifts of the spirit. How would that be to not have any gifts of the spirit or gifts of the Lord
  • Morm 2:4-6. Mormon introduces the names of 3 cities and lands: Angola, David and Joshua. They are not mentioned prior to this time in the Book of Mormon. It is very logical that new cities had sprung up over the prior 300 years, but if I were making up the book, I think I would have just stuck to using some of the many names I had already used. Why add more complexity at this late a time in my project and risk tripping myself up and exposing a flaw in my fraud? It is a small evidence to me that Joseph Smith didn't write the book because of this.
  • Morm 2:6-10. It is interesting to see his perspective on why the Nephites would lose in battle, it is similar to that of captain Moroni. When captain Moroni made preparations for battle he made the people prepare spiritually and physically. When the Nephites loss it was due to the fact that weren't prepared spiritually or were spiritually weak, the same perspective is seen here with Mormon.
  • Morm 2:6-10: One complete revolution. See this comment and ensuing discussion at the Feast blog. Also compare the phrase "one continual round" in Morm 8:8.
  • Morm 2:13. Mormon tells us that the sorrow the people felt was not leading them to repentance. As Paul puts it, it was not godly sorrow (see 2 Cor 7:10). At this time, the Nephites are consumed with wickedness, not hoping for any salvation in the future, instead cursing God and wishing to die because they would not repent of their sins. In order to repent properly we must feel godly sorrow for the misdeeds that we have committed, but from verse 13, we read that the Nephites sorrowing was that of the 'damned.' Let us always to remember to sorrow for our sins in a way that is acceptable to the Lord or we will be faced with ultimate destruction similar to that of the Nephites.
  • Morm 2:21-25. It is interesting to note that the Nephites hadn't become so hardened yet that they didn't care just about their own lives. They were inspired only after Mormon made then aware of the danger their families lives were in. So at least they still cared for their families and were willing to die for them to stand out numbered and be willing to protect them.

Unanswered questions[edit]

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  • It's amazing that the Lord trusted a ten year old with the fate of the sacred records. Mormon must have been a very faithful person.
  • Can you imagine being 16 yrs old and being the leader of about a 40,000 people army? I believe that even though he was of large stature it was much more than that--he had to be pretty bright. People noticed this even when he was young. The prophet Ammaron realized this when Mormon was just 10 years old. But to be the leader of an army at that age really says quite a lot.
  • It is always interesting to see how people react to tribulation. Basically there are two ways people react when they recieve tribulation and both have to do with their testimony of Christ and a knowledge of God's plan for us. The first reaction is to blame and curse and God for the afflictions they experience in their lives. What a sad and lonely way to live your life. It truly represents misunderstanding of God and why we are here. It shows the depth that their testimony was rooted on. The second reaction to tribulation is that of understanding and repentance. When something goes wrong in these individuals lives they draw closer to the Lord and lean on him for support and comfort. It is sad when people dont have faith when faith is the thing that is needed the most. I know in times of hardship in my own life it is truly only because of God and his answers to my prayers have I gotten through those times.

Prompts for further study[edit]

This section is for prompts that invite us to think about a passage more deeply or in a new way. These are not necessarily questions that beg for answers, but rather prompts along the lines of "Have you ever thought about ..." Prompts are most helpful when they are developed individually, thoughtfully, and with enough background information to clearly indicate a particular direction for further study or thought. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 1:5: Why does Mormon mention he is a descendant of Nephi and his father's name is Mormon here? What does that have to do with remembering Ammaron's commandments to him?
  • Morm 1:13: Mormon mentions that the Lord took away His disciples from amnong them. Does this mean that the three Nephites were simply not allowed to preach to the people anymore or were they literally taken away? Where were they taken to?
  • Morm 1:18: Mormon says that the Lamanites began to "hide up their treasure in the Earth". What does he mean by this?
  • Morm 2:1-5: Why would the Nephite armies appoint Mormon to be their leader at 16 years old? Throughout the scriptures several men are appointed to be righteous leaders at fairly young ages. What is the significance of this?

Resources[edit]

This section is for listing links and print resources, including those that are also cited elsewhere on this page. A short comment about the particular strengths of a resource can be helpful. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves (such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word). In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources (such as Strong's Bible Concordance or the Joseph Smith Papers) are preferable to footnotes.



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Morm 2:11-15

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Relationship to Mormon. The relationship of Chapters 1-2 to the rest of Mormon is addressed at Mormon.

Story. Chapters 1-2 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 1-2 include:

Discussion[edit]

This section is for detailed discussion such as the meaning of a symbol, how a doctrinal point is developed throughout a passage, or insights that can be further developed in the future. Contributions may range from polished paragraphs down to a single bullet point. The focus, however, should always be on understanding the scriptural text consistent with LDS doctrine. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 1:3-4. Ammaron is setting forth quite the daunting task here. First of all, he is calling Mormon, a 10 year old boy, to a sacred calling that will not be taking place for 14 years. In the mean time, he is asking Mormon to remember, starting at age 10, all the affairs of the people of Nephi. Being "quick to observe" (Morm. 1:2) is one thing, but being a 10 year old boy who is aware of and can remember the affairs of an entire people is quite another. Mormon's book reveals, however, that he did exactly what he was called to do, and was able to remember much. How? Well, for one thing, at a very young age he is asked to lead the Nephite armies. So, Mormon had first hand experience with the affairs of the people. He was in on it all. And second, we learn of the righteousness of Mormon (Morm. 1:15). Thus, although "the Holy Ghost did not come upon any" (Morm. 1:14) others, it clearly came upon him. Certainly Mormon relied on the gifts of the Spirit, in particular, in bringing "all things to your remembrance" (John 14:26]).
  • Morm 1:11-15. Samuel The Lamanite had warned them because they procrastinated their repentance and because of their wickedness they lost gifts of the Lord and the Gifts of the spirit. How would that be to not have any gifts of the spirit or gifts of the Lord
  • Morm 2:4-6. Mormon introduces the names of 3 cities and lands: Angola, David and Joshua. They are not mentioned prior to this time in the Book of Mormon. It is very logical that new cities had sprung up over the prior 300 years, but if I were making up the book, I think I would have just stuck to using some of the many names I had already used. Why add more complexity at this late a time in my project and risk tripping myself up and exposing a flaw in my fraud? It is a small evidence to me that Joseph Smith didn't write the book because of this.
  • Morm 2:6-10. It is interesting to see his perspective on why the Nephites would lose in battle, it is similar to that of captain Moroni. When captain Moroni made preparations for battle he made the people prepare spiritually and physically. When the Nephites loss it was due to the fact that weren't prepared spiritually or were spiritually weak, the same perspective is seen here with Mormon.
  • Morm 2:6-10: One complete revolution. See this comment and ensuing discussion at the Feast blog. Also compare the phrase "one continual round" in Morm 8:8.
  • Morm 2:13. Mormon tells us that the sorrow the people felt was not leading them to repentance. As Paul puts it, it was not godly sorrow (see 2 Cor 7:10). At this time, the Nephites are consumed with wickedness, not hoping for any salvation in the future, instead cursing God and wishing to die because they would not repent of their sins. In order to repent properly we must feel godly sorrow for the misdeeds that we have committed, but from verse 13, we read that the Nephites sorrowing was that of the 'damned.' Let us always to remember to sorrow for our sins in a way that is acceptable to the Lord or we will be faced with ultimate destruction similar to that of the Nephites.
  • Morm 2:21-25. It is interesting to note that the Nephites hadn't become so hardened yet that they didn't care just about their own lives. They were inspired only after Mormon made then aware of the danger their families lives were in. So at least they still cared for their families and were willing to die for them to stand out numbered and be willing to protect them.

Unanswered questions[edit]

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Prompts for life application[edit]

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  • It's amazing that the Lord trusted a ten year old with the fate of the sacred records. Mormon must have been a very faithful person.
  • Can you imagine being 16 yrs old and being the leader of about a 40,000 people army? I believe that even though he was of large stature it was much more than that--he had to be pretty bright. People noticed this even when he was young. The prophet Ammaron realized this when Mormon was just 10 years old. But to be the leader of an army at that age really says quite a lot.
  • It is always interesting to see how people react to tribulation. Basically there are two ways people react when they recieve tribulation and both have to do with their testimony of Christ and a knowledge of God's plan for us. The first reaction is to blame and curse and God for the afflictions they experience in their lives. What a sad and lonely way to live your life. It truly represents misunderstanding of God and why we are here. It shows the depth that their testimony was rooted on. The second reaction to tribulation is that of understanding and repentance. When something goes wrong in these individuals lives they draw closer to the Lord and lean on him for support and comfort. It is sad when people dont have faith when faith is the thing that is needed the most. I know in times of hardship in my own life it is truly only because of God and his answers to my prayers have I gotten through those times.

Prompts for further study[edit]

This section is for prompts that invite us to think about a passage more deeply or in a new way. These are not necessarily questions that beg for answers, but rather prompts along the lines of "Have you ever thought about ..." Prompts are most helpful when they are developed individually, thoughtfully, and with enough background information to clearly indicate a particular direction for further study or thought. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 1:5: Why does Mormon mention he is a descendant of Nephi and his father's name is Mormon here? What does that have to do with remembering Ammaron's commandments to him?
  • Morm 1:13: Mormon mentions that the Lord took away His disciples from amnong them. Does this mean that the three Nephites were simply not allowed to preach to the people anymore or were they literally taken away? Where were they taken to?
  • Morm 1:18: Mormon says that the Lamanites began to "hide up their treasure in the Earth". What does he mean by this?
  • Morm 2:1-5: Why would the Nephite armies appoint Mormon to be their leader at 16 years old? Throughout the scriptures several men are appointed to be righteous leaders at fairly young ages. What is the significance of this?

Resources[edit]

This section is for listing links and print resources, including those that are also cited elsewhere on this page. A short comment about the particular strengths of a resource can be helpful. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves (such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word). In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources (such as Strong's Bible Concordance or the Joseph Smith Papers) are preferable to footnotes.



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Morm 2:16-20

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Relationship to Mormon. The relationship of Chapters 1-2 to the rest of Mormon is addressed at Mormon.

Story. Chapters 1-2 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 1-2 include:

Discussion[edit]

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  • Morm 1:3-4. Ammaron is setting forth quite the daunting task here. First of all, he is calling Mormon, a 10 year old boy, to a sacred calling that will not be taking place for 14 years. In the mean time, he is asking Mormon to remember, starting at age 10, all the affairs of the people of Nephi. Being "quick to observe" (Morm. 1:2) is one thing, but being a 10 year old boy who is aware of and can remember the affairs of an entire people is quite another. Mormon's book reveals, however, that he did exactly what he was called to do, and was able to remember much. How? Well, for one thing, at a very young age he is asked to lead the Nephite armies. So, Mormon had first hand experience with the affairs of the people. He was in on it all. And second, we learn of the righteousness of Mormon (Morm. 1:15). Thus, although "the Holy Ghost did not come upon any" (Morm. 1:14) others, it clearly came upon him. Certainly Mormon relied on the gifts of the Spirit, in particular, in bringing "all things to your remembrance" (John 14:26]).
  • Morm 1:11-15. Samuel The Lamanite had warned them because they procrastinated their repentance and because of their wickedness they lost gifts of the Lord and the Gifts of the spirit. How would that be to not have any gifts of the spirit or gifts of the Lord
  • Morm 2:4-6. Mormon introduces the names of 3 cities and lands: Angola, David and Joshua. They are not mentioned prior to this time in the Book of Mormon. It is very logical that new cities had sprung up over the prior 300 years, but if I were making up the book, I think I would have just stuck to using some of the many names I had already used. Why add more complexity at this late a time in my project and risk tripping myself up and exposing a flaw in my fraud? It is a small evidence to me that Joseph Smith didn't write the book because of this.
  • Morm 2:6-10. It is interesting to see his perspective on why the Nephites would lose in battle, it is similar to that of captain Moroni. When captain Moroni made preparations for battle he made the people prepare spiritually and physically. When the Nephites loss it was due to the fact that weren't prepared spiritually or were spiritually weak, the same perspective is seen here with Mormon.
  • Morm 2:6-10: One complete revolution. See this comment and ensuing discussion at the Feast blog. Also compare the phrase "one continual round" in Morm 8:8.
  • Morm 2:13. Mormon tells us that the sorrow the people felt was not leading them to repentance. As Paul puts it, it was not godly sorrow (see 2 Cor 7:10). At this time, the Nephites are consumed with wickedness, not hoping for any salvation in the future, instead cursing God and wishing to die because they would not repent of their sins. In order to repent properly we must feel godly sorrow for the misdeeds that we have committed, but from verse 13, we read that the Nephites sorrowing was that of the 'damned.' Let us always to remember to sorrow for our sins in a way that is acceptable to the Lord or we will be faced with ultimate destruction similar to that of the Nephites.
  • Morm 2:21-25. It is interesting to note that the Nephites hadn't become so hardened yet that they didn't care just about their own lives. They were inspired only after Mormon made then aware of the danger their families lives were in. So at least they still cared for their families and were willing to die for them to stand out numbered and be willing to protect them.

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  • It's amazing that the Lord trusted a ten year old with the fate of the sacred records. Mormon must have been a very faithful person.
  • Can you imagine being 16 yrs old and being the leader of about a 40,000 people army? I believe that even though he was of large stature it was much more than that--he had to be pretty bright. People noticed this even when he was young. The prophet Ammaron realized this when Mormon was just 10 years old. But to be the leader of an army at that age really says quite a lot.
  • It is always interesting to see how people react to tribulation. Basically there are two ways people react when they recieve tribulation and both have to do with their testimony of Christ and a knowledge of God's plan for us. The first reaction is to blame and curse and God for the afflictions they experience in their lives. What a sad and lonely way to live your life. It truly represents misunderstanding of God and why we are here. It shows the depth that their testimony was rooted on. The second reaction to tribulation is that of understanding and repentance. When something goes wrong in these individuals lives they draw closer to the Lord and lean on him for support and comfort. It is sad when people dont have faith when faith is the thing that is needed the most. I know in times of hardship in my own life it is truly only because of God and his answers to my prayers have I gotten through those times.

Prompts for further study[edit]

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  • Morm 1:5: Why does Mormon mention he is a descendant of Nephi and his father's name is Mormon here? What does that have to do with remembering Ammaron's commandments to him?
  • Morm 1:13: Mormon mentions that the Lord took away His disciples from amnong them. Does this mean that the three Nephites were simply not allowed to preach to the people anymore or were they literally taken away? Where were they taken to?
  • Morm 1:18: Mormon says that the Lamanites began to "hide up their treasure in the Earth". What does he mean by this?
  • Morm 2:1-5: Why would the Nephite armies appoint Mormon to be their leader at 16 years old? Throughout the scriptures several men are appointed to be righteous leaders at fairly young ages. What is the significance of this?

Resources[edit]

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Notes[edit]

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Morm 2:21-25

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Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 1-2 include:

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  • Morm 1:3-4. Ammaron is setting forth quite the daunting task here. First of all, he is calling Mormon, a 10 year old boy, to a sacred calling that will not be taking place for 14 years. In the mean time, he is asking Mormon to remember, starting at age 10, all the affairs of the people of Nephi. Being "quick to observe" (Morm. 1:2) is one thing, but being a 10 year old boy who is aware of and can remember the affairs of an entire people is quite another. Mormon's book reveals, however, that he did exactly what he was called to do, and was able to remember much. How? Well, for one thing, at a very young age he is asked to lead the Nephite armies. So, Mormon had first hand experience with the affairs of the people. He was in on it all. And second, we learn of the righteousness of Mormon (Morm. 1:15). Thus, although "the Holy Ghost did not come upon any" (Morm. 1:14) others, it clearly came upon him. Certainly Mormon relied on the gifts of the Spirit, in particular, in bringing "all things to your remembrance" (John 14:26]).
  • Morm 1:11-15. Samuel The Lamanite had warned them because they procrastinated their repentance and because of their wickedness they lost gifts of the Lord and the Gifts of the spirit. How would that be to not have any gifts of the spirit or gifts of the Lord
  • Morm 2:4-6. Mormon introduces the names of 3 cities and lands: Angola, David and Joshua. They are not mentioned prior to this time in the Book of Mormon. It is very logical that new cities had sprung up over the prior 300 years, but if I were making up the book, I think I would have just stuck to using some of the many names I had already used. Why add more complexity at this late a time in my project and risk tripping myself up and exposing a flaw in my fraud? It is a small evidence to me that Joseph Smith didn't write the book because of this.
  • Morm 2:6-10. It is interesting to see his perspective on why the Nephites would lose in battle, it is similar to that of captain Moroni. When captain Moroni made preparations for battle he made the people prepare spiritually and physically. When the Nephites loss it was due to the fact that weren't prepared spiritually or were spiritually weak, the same perspective is seen here with Mormon.
  • Morm 2:6-10: One complete revolution. See this comment and ensuing discussion at the Feast blog. Also compare the phrase "one continual round" in Morm 8:8.
  • Morm 2:13. Mormon tells us that the sorrow the people felt was not leading them to repentance. As Paul puts it, it was not godly sorrow (see 2 Cor 7:10). At this time, the Nephites are consumed with wickedness, not hoping for any salvation in the future, instead cursing God and wishing to die because they would not repent of their sins. In order to repent properly we must feel godly sorrow for the misdeeds that we have committed, but from verse 13, we read that the Nephites sorrowing was that of the 'damned.' Let us always to remember to sorrow for our sins in a way that is acceptable to the Lord or we will be faced with ultimate destruction similar to that of the Nephites.
  • Morm 2:21-25. It is interesting to note that the Nephites hadn't become so hardened yet that they didn't care just about their own lives. They were inspired only after Mormon made then aware of the danger their families lives were in. So at least they still cared for their families and were willing to die for them to stand out numbered and be willing to protect them.

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  • It's amazing that the Lord trusted a ten year old with the fate of the sacred records. Mormon must have been a very faithful person.
  • Can you imagine being 16 yrs old and being the leader of about a 40,000 people army? I believe that even though he was of large stature it was much more than that--he had to be pretty bright. People noticed this even when he was young. The prophet Ammaron realized this when Mormon was just 10 years old. But to be the leader of an army at that age really says quite a lot.
  • It is always interesting to see how people react to tribulation. Basically there are two ways people react when they recieve tribulation and both have to do with their testimony of Christ and a knowledge of God's plan for us. The first reaction is to blame and curse and God for the afflictions they experience in their lives. What a sad and lonely way to live your life. It truly represents misunderstanding of God and why we are here. It shows the depth that their testimony was rooted on. The second reaction to tribulation is that of understanding and repentance. When something goes wrong in these individuals lives they draw closer to the Lord and lean on him for support and comfort. It is sad when people dont have faith when faith is the thing that is needed the most. I know in times of hardship in my own life it is truly only because of God and his answers to my prayers have I gotten through those times.

Prompts for further study[edit]

This section is for prompts that invite us to think about a passage more deeply or in a new way. These are not necessarily questions that beg for answers, but rather prompts along the lines of "Have you ever thought about ..." Prompts are most helpful when they are developed individually, thoughtfully, and with enough background information to clearly indicate a particular direction for further study or thought. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 1:5: Why does Mormon mention he is a descendant of Nephi and his father's name is Mormon here? What does that have to do with remembering Ammaron's commandments to him?
  • Morm 1:13: Mormon mentions that the Lord took away His disciples from amnong them. Does this mean that the three Nephites were simply not allowed to preach to the people anymore or were they literally taken away? Where were they taken to?
  • Morm 1:18: Mormon says that the Lamanites began to "hide up their treasure in the Earth". What does he mean by this?
  • Morm 2:1-5: Why would the Nephite armies appoint Mormon to be their leader at 16 years old? Throughout the scriptures several men are appointed to be righteous leaders at fairly young ages. What is the significance of this?

Resources[edit]

This section is for listing links and print resources, including those that are also cited elsewhere on this page. A short comment about the particular strengths of a resource can be helpful. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves (such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word). In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources (such as Strong's Bible Concordance or the Joseph Smith Papers) are preferable to footnotes.



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Morm 2:26-29

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Story. Chapters 1-2 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 1-2 include:

Discussion[edit]

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  • Morm 1:3-4. Ammaron is setting forth quite the daunting task here. First of all, he is calling Mormon, a 10 year old boy, to a sacred calling that will not be taking place for 14 years. In the mean time, he is asking Mormon to remember, starting at age 10, all the affairs of the people of Nephi. Being "quick to observe" (Morm. 1:2) is one thing, but being a 10 year old boy who is aware of and can remember the affairs of an entire people is quite another. Mormon's book reveals, however, that he did exactly what he was called to do, and was able to remember much. How? Well, for one thing, at a very young age he is asked to lead the Nephite armies. So, Mormon had first hand experience with the affairs of the people. He was in on it all. And second, we learn of the righteousness of Mormon (Morm. 1:15). Thus, although "the Holy Ghost did not come upon any" (Morm. 1:14) others, it clearly came upon him. Certainly Mormon relied on the gifts of the Spirit, in particular, in bringing "all things to your remembrance" (John 14:26]).
  • Morm 1:11-15. Samuel The Lamanite had warned them because they procrastinated their repentance and because of their wickedness they lost gifts of the Lord and the Gifts of the spirit. How would that be to not have any gifts of the spirit or gifts of the Lord
  • Morm 2:4-6. Mormon introduces the names of 3 cities and lands: Angola, David and Joshua. They are not mentioned prior to this time in the Book of Mormon. It is very logical that new cities had sprung up over the prior 300 years, but if I were making up the book, I think I would have just stuck to using some of the many names I had already used. Why add more complexity at this late a time in my project and risk tripping myself up and exposing a flaw in my fraud? It is a small evidence to me that Joseph Smith didn't write the book because of this.
  • Morm 2:6-10. It is interesting to see his perspective on why the Nephites would lose in battle, it is similar to that of captain Moroni. When captain Moroni made preparations for battle he made the people prepare spiritually and physically. When the Nephites loss it was due to the fact that weren't prepared spiritually or were spiritually weak, the same perspective is seen here with Mormon.
  • Morm 2:6-10: One complete revolution. See this comment and ensuing discussion at the Feast blog. Also compare the phrase "one continual round" in Morm 8:8.
  • Morm 2:13. Mormon tells us that the sorrow the people felt was not leading them to repentance. As Paul puts it, it was not godly sorrow (see 2 Cor 7:10). At this time, the Nephites are consumed with wickedness, not hoping for any salvation in the future, instead cursing God and wishing to die because they would not repent of their sins. In order to repent properly we must feel godly sorrow for the misdeeds that we have committed, but from verse 13, we read that the Nephites sorrowing was that of the 'damned.' Let us always to remember to sorrow for our sins in a way that is acceptable to the Lord or we will be faced with ultimate destruction similar to that of the Nephites.
  • Morm 2:21-25. It is interesting to note that the Nephites hadn't become so hardened yet that they didn't care just about their own lives. They were inspired only after Mormon made then aware of the danger their families lives were in. So at least they still cared for their families and were willing to die for them to stand out numbered and be willing to protect them.

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  • It's amazing that the Lord trusted a ten year old with the fate of the sacred records. Mormon must have been a very faithful person.
  • Can you imagine being 16 yrs old and being the leader of about a 40,000 people army? I believe that even though he was of large stature it was much more than that--he had to be pretty bright. People noticed this even when he was young. The prophet Ammaron realized this when Mormon was just 10 years old. But to be the leader of an army at that age really says quite a lot.
  • It is always interesting to see how people react to tribulation. Basically there are two ways people react when they recieve tribulation and both have to do with their testimony of Christ and a knowledge of God's plan for us. The first reaction is to blame and curse and God for the afflictions they experience in their lives. What a sad and lonely way to live your life. It truly represents misunderstanding of God and why we are here. It shows the depth that their testimony was rooted on. The second reaction to tribulation is that of understanding and repentance. When something goes wrong in these individuals lives they draw closer to the Lord and lean on him for support and comfort. It is sad when people dont have faith when faith is the thing that is needed the most. I know in times of hardship in my own life it is truly only because of God and his answers to my prayers have I gotten through those times.

Prompts for further study[edit]

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  • Morm 1:5: Why does Mormon mention he is a descendant of Nephi and his father's name is Mormon here? What does that have to do with remembering Ammaron's commandments to him?
  • Morm 1:13: Mormon mentions that the Lord took away His disciples from amnong them. Does this mean that the three Nephites were simply not allowed to preach to the people anymore or were they literally taken away? Where were they taken to?
  • Morm 1:18: Mormon says that the Lamanites began to "hide up their treasure in the Earth". What does he mean by this?
  • Morm 2:1-5: Why would the Nephite armies appoint Mormon to be their leader at 16 years old? Throughout the scriptures several men are appointed to be righteous leaders at fairly young ages. What is the significance of this?

Resources[edit]

This section is for listing links and print resources, including those that are also cited elsewhere on this page. A short comment about the particular strengths of a resource can be helpful. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves (such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word). In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources (such as Strong's Bible Concordance or the Joseph Smith Papers) are preferable to footnotes.



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Morm 3:1-5

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  • Morm 3:9-10. It is interesting to notice how all oaths and covenants outside of those covenants to God lead to trouble. We see oaths of secrecy and oaths to avenge those that are lost in the Book Of Mormon and they always lead to adownfall and further wickedness and treachery. They eventually lead to oaths to pagan Gods and idols.
  • Morm 3:12: Without faith. Mormon was a man of exceedingly powerful faith. We can see this by reading Mormon 8. Mormon explains some of the prophecies which had been revealed to him. He also says in Morm 8:35 "But behold, Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me..." By this verse we see that Mormon had a close relationship to Christ which, presumably, requires a lot of faith. In Morm 1:15 Mormon says he was "visited by the Lord, and tasted and knew of the goodness of Jesus." This seems to make a strong case that Mormon has faith in Christ. So why were his prayers "without faith"?
  • Morm 3:15: Vengeance is mine, and I will repay. Some of the targumim of Deut 32:35 (esp. Targum Neofiti I, a.k.a. Fragmentary Targum) render this verse in a way that is almost word for word what Mormon writes here. In the New Testament, we read this exact phrase in the KJV of Rom 12:19, and a very similar phrase in Heb 10:30. Whether Mormon is quoting a version of the Old Testament they had access to but is somewhat different than the Masoretic Text, or whether Joseph Smith is translating this in a way that is identical with Rom 12:19, is unclear.

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  • Morm 3:16-22. You can really feel the sincerity in which he writes with. He is not writing as an angry man, but someone that is saddened by the iniquities of his people and someone that sincerely wants to see other generations succeed in living the gospel. He is sincerely concerned about the judgements that will come upon the wicked. It is humbling to see of his patience and charity.

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  • Morm 3:11: Why did Mormon refuse? Why is it at this time that Mormon refuses to lead his armies? What did the Nephites do that was so much more wicked than before that Mormon couldn't bear it anymore?
  • Morm 3:12: Without faith. In this verse Mormon prays to God for the wicked Nephites, but he says that "it was without faith because of the hardness of their hearts." Were Mormon's prayers "without faith" due to his lack of faith, lack of faith that the Nephites would repent and change? Or were his prayers "without faith" because of the lack of faith among the wicked Nephites. A simplified version of this question would be: Does "without faith" refer to Mormon or the wicked Nephites?
  • Morm 3:18-19: It is said that the twelve tribes of Israel will be judged by the twelve disciples of Christ. When does this judging take place? It also mentions that the remnant of His people will be judged by the "other twelve". Who are the "other twelve"?
  • Morm 4:5: Mormon tells us here that it is by the wicked that the wicked are punished. He then follows the statements with "for ...." This construction suggests that the following phrase is a reason that the Lord uses the wicked to punish the wicked. But how does the fact that "it is the wicked that stir up the hearts of the children of men unto bloodshed" explain why the Lord uses the wicked to punish the wicked?

Resources[edit]

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Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves (such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word). In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources (such as Strong's Bible Concordance or the Joseph Smith Papers) are preferable to footnotes.



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Morm 3:6-10

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Story. Chapters 3-4 consists of ____ major sections:

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Discussion[edit]

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  • Morm 3:9-10. It is interesting to notice how all oaths and covenants outside of those covenants to God lead to trouble. We see oaths of secrecy and oaths to avenge those that are lost in the Book Of Mormon and they always lead to adownfall and further wickedness and treachery. They eventually lead to oaths to pagan Gods and idols.
  • Morm 3:12: Without faith. Mormon was a man of exceedingly powerful faith. We can see this by reading Mormon 8. Mormon explains some of the prophecies which had been revealed to him. He also says in Morm 8:35 "But behold, Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me..." By this verse we see that Mormon had a close relationship to Christ which, presumably, requires a lot of faith. In Morm 1:15 Mormon says he was "visited by the Lord, and tasted and knew of the goodness of Jesus." This seems to make a strong case that Mormon has faith in Christ. So why were his prayers "without faith"?
  • Morm 3:15: Vengeance is mine, and I will repay. Some of the targumim of Deut 32:35 (esp. Targum Neofiti I, a.k.a. Fragmentary Targum) render this verse in a way that is almost word for word what Mormon writes here. In the New Testament, we read this exact phrase in the KJV of Rom 12:19, and a very similar phrase in Heb 10:30. Whether Mormon is quoting a version of the Old Testament they had access to but is somewhat different than the Masoretic Text, or whether Joseph Smith is translating this in a way that is identical with Rom 12:19, is unclear.

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  • Morm 3:16-22. You can really feel the sincerity in which he writes with. He is not writing as an angry man, but someone that is saddened by the iniquities of his people and someone that sincerely wants to see other generations succeed in living the gospel. He is sincerely concerned about the judgements that will come upon the wicked. It is humbling to see of his patience and charity.

Prompts for further study[edit]

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  • Morm 3:11: Why did Mormon refuse? Why is it at this time that Mormon refuses to lead his armies? What did the Nephites do that was so much more wicked than before that Mormon couldn't bear it anymore?
  • Morm 3:12: Without faith. In this verse Mormon prays to God for the wicked Nephites, but he says that "it was without faith because of the hardness of their hearts." Were Mormon's prayers "without faith" due to his lack of faith, lack of faith that the Nephites would repent and change? Or were his prayers "without faith" because of the lack of faith among the wicked Nephites. A simplified version of this question would be: Does "without faith" refer to Mormon or the wicked Nephites?
  • Morm 3:18-19: It is said that the twelve tribes of Israel will be judged by the twelve disciples of Christ. When does this judging take place? It also mentions that the remnant of His people will be judged by the "other twelve". Who are the "other twelve"?
  • Morm 4:5: Mormon tells us here that it is by the wicked that the wicked are punished. He then follows the statements with "for ...." This construction suggests that the following phrase is a reason that the Lord uses the wicked to punish the wicked. But how does the fact that "it is the wicked that stir up the hearts of the children of men unto bloodshed" explain why the Lord uses the wicked to punish the wicked?

Resources[edit]

This section is for listing links and print resources, including those that are also cited elsewhere on this page. A short comment about the particular strengths of a resource can be helpful. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves (such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word). In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources (such as Strong's Bible Concordance or the Joseph Smith Papers) are preferable to footnotes.



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Morm 3:11-15

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Relationship to Mormon. The relationship of Chapters 3-4 to the rest of Mormon is addressed at Mormon.

Story. Chapters 3-4 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 3-4 include:

Discussion[edit]

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  • Morm 3:9-10. It is interesting to notice how all oaths and covenants outside of those covenants to God lead to trouble. We see oaths of secrecy and oaths to avenge those that are lost in the Book Of Mormon and they always lead to adownfall and further wickedness and treachery. They eventually lead to oaths to pagan Gods and idols.
  • Morm 3:12: Without faith. Mormon was a man of exceedingly powerful faith. We can see this by reading Mormon 8. Mormon explains some of the prophecies which had been revealed to him. He also says in Morm 8:35 "But behold, Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me..." By this verse we see that Mormon had a close relationship to Christ which, presumably, requires a lot of faith. In Morm 1:15 Mormon says he was "visited by the Lord, and tasted and knew of the goodness of Jesus." This seems to make a strong case that Mormon has faith in Christ. So why were his prayers "without faith"?
  • Morm 3:15: Vengeance is mine, and I will repay. Some of the targumim of Deut 32:35 (esp. Targum Neofiti I, a.k.a. Fragmentary Targum) render this verse in a way that is almost word for word what Mormon writes here. In the New Testament, we read this exact phrase in the KJV of Rom 12:19, and a very similar phrase in Heb 10:30. Whether Mormon is quoting a version of the Old Testament they had access to but is somewhat different than the Masoretic Text, or whether Joseph Smith is translating this in a way that is identical with Rom 12:19, is unclear.

Unanswered questions[edit]

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  • Morm 3:16-22. You can really feel the sincerity in which he writes with. He is not writing as an angry man, but someone that is saddened by the iniquities of his people and someone that sincerely wants to see other generations succeed in living the gospel. He is sincerely concerned about the judgements that will come upon the wicked. It is humbling to see of his patience and charity.

Prompts for further study[edit]

This section is for prompts that invite us to think about a passage more deeply or in a new way. These are not necessarily questions that beg for answers, but rather prompts along the lines of "Have you ever thought about ..." Prompts are most helpful when they are developed individually, thoughtfully, and with enough background information to clearly indicate a particular direction for further study or thought. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 3:11: Why did Mormon refuse? Why is it at this time that Mormon refuses to lead his armies? What did the Nephites do that was so much more wicked than before that Mormon couldn't bear it anymore?
  • Morm 3:12: Without faith. In this verse Mormon prays to God for the wicked Nephites, but he says that "it was without faith because of the hardness of their hearts." Were Mormon's prayers "without faith" due to his lack of faith, lack of faith that the Nephites would repent and change? Or were his prayers "without faith" because of the lack of faith among the wicked Nephites. A simplified version of this question would be: Does "without faith" refer to Mormon or the wicked Nephites?
  • Morm 3:18-19: It is said that the twelve tribes of Israel will be judged by the twelve disciples of Christ. When does this judging take place? It also mentions that the remnant of His people will be judged by the "other twelve". Who are the "other twelve"?
  • Morm 4:5: Mormon tells us here that it is by the wicked that the wicked are punished. He then follows the statements with "for ...." This construction suggests that the following phrase is a reason that the Lord uses the wicked to punish the wicked. But how does the fact that "it is the wicked that stir up the hearts of the children of men unto bloodshed" explain why the Lord uses the wicked to punish the wicked?

Resources[edit]

This section is for listing links and print resources, including those that are also cited elsewhere on this page. A short comment about the particular strengths of a resource can be helpful. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves (such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word). In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources (such as Strong's Bible Concordance or the Joseph Smith Papers) are preferable to footnotes.



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Morm 3:16-22

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Relationship to Mormon. The relationship of Chapters 3-4 to the rest of Mormon is addressed at Mormon.

Story. Chapters 3-4 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 3-4 include:

Discussion[edit]

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  • Morm 3:9-10. It is interesting to notice how all oaths and covenants outside of those covenants to God lead to trouble. We see oaths of secrecy and oaths to avenge those that are lost in the Book Of Mormon and they always lead to adownfall and further wickedness and treachery. They eventually lead to oaths to pagan Gods and idols.
  • Morm 3:12: Without faith. Mormon was a man of exceedingly powerful faith. We can see this by reading Mormon 8. Mormon explains some of the prophecies which had been revealed to him. He also says in Morm 8:35 "But behold, Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me..." By this verse we see that Mormon had a close relationship to Christ which, presumably, requires a lot of faith. In Morm 1:15 Mormon says he was "visited by the Lord, and tasted and knew of the goodness of Jesus." This seems to make a strong case that Mormon has faith in Christ. So why were his prayers "without faith"?
  • Morm 3:15: Vengeance is mine, and I will repay. Some of the targumim of Deut 32:35 (esp. Targum Neofiti I, a.k.a. Fragmentary Targum) render this verse in a way that is almost word for word what Mormon writes here. In the New Testament, we read this exact phrase in the KJV of Rom 12:19, and a very similar phrase in Heb 10:30. Whether Mormon is quoting a version of the Old Testament they had access to but is somewhat different than the Masoretic Text, or whether Joseph Smith is translating this in a way that is identical with Rom 12:19, is unclear.

Unanswered questions[edit]

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Prompts for life application[edit]

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  • Morm 3:16-22. You can really feel the sincerity in which he writes with. He is not writing as an angry man, but someone that is saddened by the iniquities of his people and someone that sincerely wants to see other generations succeed in living the gospel. He is sincerely concerned about the judgements that will come upon the wicked. It is humbling to see of his patience and charity.

Prompts for further study[edit]

This section is for prompts that invite us to think about a passage more deeply or in a new way. These are not necessarily questions that beg for answers, but rather prompts along the lines of "Have you ever thought about ..." Prompts are most helpful when they are developed individually, thoughtfully, and with enough background information to clearly indicate a particular direction for further study or thought. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 3:11: Why did Mormon refuse? Why is it at this time that Mormon refuses to lead his armies? What did the Nephites do that was so much more wicked than before that Mormon couldn't bear it anymore?
  • Morm 3:12: Without faith. In this verse Mormon prays to God for the wicked Nephites, but he says that "it was without faith because of the hardness of their hearts." Were Mormon's prayers "without faith" due to his lack of faith, lack of faith that the Nephites would repent and change? Or were his prayers "without faith" because of the lack of faith among the wicked Nephites. A simplified version of this question would be: Does "without faith" refer to Mormon or the wicked Nephites?
  • Morm 3:18-19: It is said that the twelve tribes of Israel will be judged by the twelve disciples of Christ. When does this judging take place? It also mentions that the remnant of His people will be judged by the "other twelve". Who are the "other twelve"?
  • Morm 4:5: Mormon tells us here that it is by the wicked that the wicked are punished. He then follows the statements with "for ...." This construction suggests that the following phrase is a reason that the Lord uses the wicked to punish the wicked. But how does the fact that "it is the wicked that stir up the hearts of the children of men unto bloodshed" explain why the Lord uses the wicked to punish the wicked?

Resources[edit]

This section is for listing links and print resources, including those that are also cited elsewhere on this page. A short comment about the particular strengths of a resource can be helpful. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves (such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word). In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources (such as Strong's Bible Concordance or the Joseph Smith Papers) are preferable to footnotes.



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Morm 4:1-5

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Relationship to Mormon. The relationship of Chapters 3-4 to the rest of Mormon is addressed at Mormon.

Story. Chapters 3-4 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 3-4 include:

Discussion[edit]

This section is for detailed discussion such as the meaning of a symbol, how a doctrinal point is developed throughout a passage, or insights that can be further developed in the future. Contributions may range from polished paragraphs down to a single bullet point. The focus, however, should always be on understanding the scriptural text consistent with LDS doctrine. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 3:9-10. It is interesting to notice how all oaths and covenants outside of those covenants to God lead to trouble. We see oaths of secrecy and oaths to avenge those that are lost in the Book Of Mormon and they always lead to adownfall and further wickedness and treachery. They eventually lead to oaths to pagan Gods and idols.
  • Morm 3:12: Without faith. Mormon was a man of exceedingly powerful faith. We can see this by reading Mormon 8. Mormon explains some of the prophecies which had been revealed to him. He also says in Morm 8:35 "But behold, Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me..." By this verse we see that Mormon had a close relationship to Christ which, presumably, requires a lot of faith. In Morm 1:15 Mormon says he was "visited by the Lord, and tasted and knew of the goodness of Jesus." This seems to make a strong case that Mormon has faith in Christ. So why were his prayers "without faith"?
  • Morm 3:15: Vengeance is mine, and I will repay. Some of the targumim of Deut 32:35 (esp. Targum Neofiti I, a.k.a. Fragmentary Targum) render this verse in a way that is almost word for word what Mormon writes here. In the New Testament, we read this exact phrase in the KJV of Rom 12:19, and a very similar phrase in Heb 10:30. Whether Mormon is quoting a version of the Old Testament they had access to but is somewhat different than the Masoretic Text, or whether Joseph Smith is translating this in a way that is identical with Rom 12:19, is unclear.

Unanswered questions[edit]

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Prompts for life application[edit]

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  • Morm 3:16-22. You can really feel the sincerity in which he writes with. He is not writing as an angry man, but someone that is saddened by the iniquities of his people and someone that sincerely wants to see other generations succeed in living the gospel. He is sincerely concerned about the judgements that will come upon the wicked. It is humbling to see of his patience and charity.

Prompts for further study[edit]

This section is for prompts that invite us to think about a passage more deeply or in a new way. These are not necessarily questions that beg for answers, but rather prompts along the lines of "Have you ever thought about ..." Prompts are most helpful when they are developed individually, thoughtfully, and with enough background information to clearly indicate a particular direction for further study or thought. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 3:11: Why did Mormon refuse? Why is it at this time that Mormon refuses to lead his armies? What did the Nephites do that was so much more wicked than before that Mormon couldn't bear it anymore?
  • Morm 3:12: Without faith. In this verse Mormon prays to God for the wicked Nephites, but he says that "it was without faith because of the hardness of their hearts." Were Mormon's prayers "without faith" due to his lack of faith, lack of faith that the Nephites would repent and change? Or were his prayers "without faith" because of the lack of faith among the wicked Nephites. A simplified version of this question would be: Does "without faith" refer to Mormon or the wicked Nephites?
  • Morm 3:18-19: It is said that the twelve tribes of Israel will be judged by the twelve disciples of Christ. When does this judging take place? It also mentions that the remnant of His people will be judged by the "other twelve". Who are the "other twelve"?
  • Morm 4:5: Mormon tells us here that it is by the wicked that the wicked are punished. He then follows the statements with "for ...." This construction suggests that the following phrase is a reason that the Lord uses the wicked to punish the wicked. But how does the fact that "it is the wicked that stir up the hearts of the children of men unto bloodshed" explain why the Lord uses the wicked to punish the wicked?

Resources[edit]

This section is for listing links and print resources, including those that are also cited elsewhere on this page. A short comment about the particular strengths of a resource can be helpful. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves (such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word). In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources (such as Strong's Bible Concordance or the Joseph Smith Papers) are preferable to footnotes.



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Morm 4:6-10

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Relationship to Mormon. The relationship of Chapters 3-4 to the rest of Mormon is addressed at Mormon.

Story. Chapters 3-4 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 3-4 include:

Discussion[edit]

This section is for detailed discussion such as the meaning of a symbol, how a doctrinal point is developed throughout a passage, or insights that can be further developed in the future. Contributions may range from polished paragraphs down to a single bullet point. The focus, however, should always be on understanding the scriptural text consistent with LDS doctrine. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 3:9-10. It is interesting to notice how all oaths and covenants outside of those covenants to God lead to trouble. We see oaths of secrecy and oaths to avenge those that are lost in the Book Of Mormon and they always lead to adownfall and further wickedness and treachery. They eventually lead to oaths to pagan Gods and idols.
  • Morm 3:12: Without faith. Mormon was a man of exceedingly powerful faith. We can see this by reading Mormon 8. Mormon explains some of the prophecies which had been revealed to him. He also says in Morm 8:35 "But behold, Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me..." By this verse we see that Mormon had a close relationship to Christ which, presumably, requires a lot of faith. In Morm 1:15 Mormon says he was "visited by the Lord, and tasted and knew of the goodness of Jesus." This seems to make a strong case that Mormon has faith in Christ. So why were his prayers "without faith"?
  • Morm 3:15: Vengeance is mine, and I will repay. Some of the targumim of Deut 32:35 (esp. Targum Neofiti I, a.k.a. Fragmentary Targum) render this verse in a way that is almost word for word what Mormon writes here. In the New Testament, we read this exact phrase in the KJV of Rom 12:19, and a very similar phrase in Heb 10:30. Whether Mormon is quoting a version of the Old Testament they had access to but is somewhat different than the Masoretic Text, or whether Joseph Smith is translating this in a way that is identical with Rom 12:19, is unclear.

Unanswered questions[edit]

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Prompts for life application[edit]

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  • Morm 3:16-22. You can really feel the sincerity in which he writes with. He is not writing as an angry man, but someone that is saddened by the iniquities of his people and someone that sincerely wants to see other generations succeed in living the gospel. He is sincerely concerned about the judgements that will come upon the wicked. It is humbling to see of his patience and charity.

Prompts for further study[edit]

This section is for prompts that invite us to think about a passage more deeply or in a new way. These are not necessarily questions that beg for answers, but rather prompts along the lines of "Have you ever thought about ..." Prompts are most helpful when they are developed individually, thoughtfully, and with enough background information to clearly indicate a particular direction for further study or thought. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 3:11: Why did Mormon refuse? Why is it at this time that Mormon refuses to lead his armies? What did the Nephites do that was so much more wicked than before that Mormon couldn't bear it anymore?
  • Morm 3:12: Without faith. In this verse Mormon prays to God for the wicked Nephites, but he says that "it was without faith because of the hardness of their hearts." Were Mormon's prayers "without faith" due to his lack of faith, lack of faith that the Nephites would repent and change? Or were his prayers "without faith" because of the lack of faith among the wicked Nephites. A simplified version of this question would be: Does "without faith" refer to Mormon or the wicked Nephites?
  • Morm 3:18-19: It is said that the twelve tribes of Israel will be judged by the twelve disciples of Christ. When does this judging take place? It also mentions that the remnant of His people will be judged by the "other twelve". Who are the "other twelve"?
  • Morm 4:5: Mormon tells us here that it is by the wicked that the wicked are punished. He then follows the statements with "for ...." This construction suggests that the following phrase is a reason that the Lord uses the wicked to punish the wicked. But how does the fact that "it is the wicked that stir up the hearts of the children of men unto bloodshed" explain why the Lord uses the wicked to punish the wicked?

Resources[edit]

This section is for listing links and print resources, including those that are also cited elsewhere on this page. A short comment about the particular strengths of a resource can be helpful. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves (such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word). In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources (such as Strong's Bible Concordance or the Joseph Smith Papers) are preferable to footnotes.



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Morm 4:11-15

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Relationship to Mormon. The relationship of Chapters 3-4 to the rest of Mormon is addressed at Mormon.

Story. Chapters 3-4 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 3-4 include:

Discussion[edit]

This section is for detailed discussion such as the meaning of a symbol, how a doctrinal point is developed throughout a passage, or insights that can be further developed in the future. Contributions may range from polished paragraphs down to a single bullet point. The focus, however, should always be on understanding the scriptural text consistent with LDS doctrine. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 3:9-10. It is interesting to notice how all oaths and covenants outside of those covenants to God lead to trouble. We see oaths of secrecy and oaths to avenge those that are lost in the Book Of Mormon and they always lead to adownfall and further wickedness and treachery. They eventually lead to oaths to pagan Gods and idols.
  • Morm 3:12: Without faith. Mormon was a man of exceedingly powerful faith. We can see this by reading Mormon 8. Mormon explains some of the prophecies which had been revealed to him. He also says in Morm 8:35 "But behold, Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me..." By this verse we see that Mormon had a close relationship to Christ which, presumably, requires a lot of faith. In Morm 1:15 Mormon says he was "visited by the Lord, and tasted and knew of the goodness of Jesus." This seems to make a strong case that Mormon has faith in Christ. So why were his prayers "without faith"?
  • Morm 3:15: Vengeance is mine, and I will repay. Some of the targumim of Deut 32:35 (esp. Targum Neofiti I, a.k.a. Fragmentary Targum) render this verse in a way that is almost word for word what Mormon writes here. In the New Testament, we read this exact phrase in the KJV of Rom 12:19, and a very similar phrase in Heb 10:30. Whether Mormon is quoting a version of the Old Testament they had access to but is somewhat different than the Masoretic Text, or whether Joseph Smith is translating this in a way that is identical with Rom 12:19, is unclear.

Unanswered questions[edit]

This section is for questions along the lines of "I still don't understand ..." Please do not be shy. The point of these questions is to identify things that still need to be addressed on this page. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Prompts for life application[edit]

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  • Morm 3:16-22. You can really feel the sincerity in which he writes with. He is not writing as an angry man, but someone that is saddened by the iniquities of his people and someone that sincerely wants to see other generations succeed in living the gospel. He is sincerely concerned about the judgements that will come upon the wicked. It is humbling to see of his patience and charity.

Prompts for further study[edit]

This section is for prompts that invite us to think about a passage more deeply or in a new way. These are not necessarily questions that beg for answers, but rather prompts along the lines of "Have you ever thought about ..." Prompts are most helpful when they are developed individually, thoughtfully, and with enough background information to clearly indicate a particular direction for further study or thought. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 3:11: Why did Mormon refuse? Why is it at this time that Mormon refuses to lead his armies? What did the Nephites do that was so much more wicked than before that Mormon couldn't bear it anymore?
  • Morm 3:12: Without faith. In this verse Mormon prays to God for the wicked Nephites, but he says that "it was without faith because of the hardness of their hearts." Were Mormon's prayers "without faith" due to his lack of faith, lack of faith that the Nephites would repent and change? Or were his prayers "without faith" because of the lack of faith among the wicked Nephites. A simplified version of this question would be: Does "without faith" refer to Mormon or the wicked Nephites?
  • Morm 3:18-19: It is said that the twelve tribes of Israel will be judged by the twelve disciples of Christ. When does this judging take place? It also mentions that the remnant of His people will be judged by the "other twelve". Who are the "other twelve"?
  • Morm 4:5: Mormon tells us here that it is by the wicked that the wicked are punished. He then follows the statements with "for ...." This construction suggests that the following phrase is a reason that the Lord uses the wicked to punish the wicked. But how does the fact that "it is the wicked that stir up the hearts of the children of men unto bloodshed" explain why the Lord uses the wicked to punish the wicked?

Resources[edit]

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Notes[edit]

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Morm 4:16-20

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  • Morm 3:9-10. It is interesting to notice how all oaths and covenants outside of those covenants to God lead to trouble. We see oaths of secrecy and oaths to avenge those that are lost in the Book Of Mormon and they always lead to adownfall and further wickedness and treachery. They eventually lead to oaths to pagan Gods and idols.
  • Morm 3:12: Without faith. Mormon was a man of exceedingly powerful faith. We can see this by reading Mormon 8. Mormon explains some of the prophecies which had been revealed to him. He also says in Morm 8:35 "But behold, Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me..." By this verse we see that Mormon had a close relationship to Christ which, presumably, requires a lot of faith. In Morm 1:15 Mormon says he was "visited by the Lord, and tasted and knew of the goodness of Jesus." This seems to make a strong case that Mormon has faith in Christ. So why were his prayers "without faith"?
  • Morm 3:15: Vengeance is mine, and I will repay. Some of the targumim of Deut 32:35 (esp. Targum Neofiti I, a.k.a. Fragmentary Targum) render this verse in a way that is almost word for word what Mormon writes here. In the New Testament, we read this exact phrase in the KJV of Rom 12:19, and a very similar phrase in Heb 10:30. Whether Mormon is quoting a version of the Old Testament they had access to but is somewhat different than the Masoretic Text, or whether Joseph Smith is translating this in a way that is identical with Rom 12:19, is unclear.

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  • Morm 3:16-22. You can really feel the sincerity in which he writes with. He is not writing as an angry man, but someone that is saddened by the iniquities of his people and someone that sincerely wants to see other generations succeed in living the gospel. He is sincerely concerned about the judgements that will come upon the wicked. It is humbling to see of his patience and charity.

Prompts for further study[edit]

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  • Morm 3:11: Why did Mormon refuse? Why is it at this time that Mormon refuses to lead his armies? What did the Nephites do that was so much more wicked than before that Mormon couldn't bear it anymore?
  • Morm 3:12: Without faith. In this verse Mormon prays to God for the wicked Nephites, but he says that "it was without faith because of the hardness of their hearts." Were Mormon's prayers "without faith" due to his lack of faith, lack of faith that the Nephites would repent and change? Or were his prayers "without faith" because of the lack of faith among the wicked Nephites. A simplified version of this question would be: Does "without faith" refer to Mormon or the wicked Nephites?
  • Morm 3:18-19: It is said that the twelve tribes of Israel will be judged by the twelve disciples of Christ. When does this judging take place? It also mentions that the remnant of His people will be judged by the "other twelve". Who are the "other twelve"?
  • Morm 4:5: Mormon tells us here that it is by the wicked that the wicked are punished. He then follows the statements with "for ...." This construction suggests that the following phrase is a reason that the Lord uses the wicked to punish the wicked. But how does the fact that "it is the wicked that stir up the hearts of the children of men unto bloodshed" explain why the Lord uses the wicked to punish the wicked?

Resources[edit]

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Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves (such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word). In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources (such as Strong's Bible Concordance or the Joseph Smith Papers) are preferable to footnotes.



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Morm 4:21-23

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Story. Chapters 3-4 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 3-4 include:

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  • Morm 3:9-10. It is interesting to notice how all oaths and covenants outside of those covenants to God lead to trouble. We see oaths of secrecy and oaths to avenge those that are lost in the Book Of Mormon and they always lead to adownfall and further wickedness and treachery. They eventually lead to oaths to pagan Gods and idols.
  • Morm 3:12: Without faith. Mormon was a man of exceedingly powerful faith. We can see this by reading Mormon 8. Mormon explains some of the prophecies which had been revealed to him. He also says in Morm 8:35 "But behold, Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me..." By this verse we see that Mormon had a close relationship to Christ which, presumably, requires a lot of faith. In Morm 1:15 Mormon says he was "visited by the Lord, and tasted and knew of the goodness of Jesus." This seems to make a strong case that Mormon has faith in Christ. So why were his prayers "without faith"?
  • Morm 3:15: Vengeance is mine, and I will repay. Some of the targumim of Deut 32:35 (esp. Targum Neofiti I, a.k.a. Fragmentary Targum) render this verse in a way that is almost word for word what Mormon writes here. In the New Testament, we read this exact phrase in the KJV of Rom 12:19, and a very similar phrase in Heb 10:30. Whether Mormon is quoting a version of the Old Testament they had access to but is somewhat different than the Masoretic Text, or whether Joseph Smith is translating this in a way that is identical with Rom 12:19, is unclear.

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  • Morm 3:16-22. You can really feel the sincerity in which he writes with. He is not writing as an angry man, but someone that is saddened by the iniquities of his people and someone that sincerely wants to see other generations succeed in living the gospel. He is sincerely concerned about the judgements that will come upon the wicked. It is humbling to see of his patience and charity.

Prompts for further study[edit]

This section is for prompts that invite us to think about a passage more deeply or in a new way. These are not necessarily questions that beg for answers, but rather prompts along the lines of "Have you ever thought about ..." Prompts are most helpful when they are developed individually, thoughtfully, and with enough background information to clearly indicate a particular direction for further study or thought. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 3:11: Why did Mormon refuse? Why is it at this time that Mormon refuses to lead his armies? What did the Nephites do that was so much more wicked than before that Mormon couldn't bear it anymore?
  • Morm 3:12: Without faith. In this verse Mormon prays to God for the wicked Nephites, but he says that "it was without faith because of the hardness of their hearts." Were Mormon's prayers "without faith" due to his lack of faith, lack of faith that the Nephites would repent and change? Or were his prayers "without faith" because of the lack of faith among the wicked Nephites. A simplified version of this question would be: Does "without faith" refer to Mormon or the wicked Nephites?
  • Morm 3:18-19: It is said that the twelve tribes of Israel will be judged by the twelve disciples of Christ. When does this judging take place? It also mentions that the remnant of His people will be judged by the "other twelve". Who are the "other twelve"?
  • Morm 4:5: Mormon tells us here that it is by the wicked that the wicked are punished. He then follows the statements with "for ...." This construction suggests that the following phrase is a reason that the Lord uses the wicked to punish the wicked. But how does the fact that "it is the wicked that stir up the hearts of the children of men unto bloodshed" explain why the Lord uses the wicked to punish the wicked?

Resources[edit]

This section is for listing links and print resources, including those that are also cited elsewhere on this page. A short comment about the particular strengths of a resource can be helpful. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves (such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word). In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources (such as Strong's Bible Concordance or the Joseph Smith Papers) are preferable to footnotes.



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Morm 5:1-5

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Relationship to Mormon. The relationship of Chapters 5-7 to the rest of Mormon is addressed at Mormon.

Story. Chapters 5-7 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 5-7 include:

Discussion[edit]

This section is for detailed discussion such as the meaning of a symbol, how a doctrinal point is developed throughout a passage, or insights that can be further developed in the future. Contributions may range from polished paragraphs down to a single bullet point. The focus, however, should always be on understanding the scriptural text consistent with LDS doctrine. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 5:1. Oath making appears to be more common in the Old Testament and Book of Mormon than in the New Testament. The word oath appears 45 times in the Old Testament (KJV), 14 times in the New Testament (KJV), and 37 times in the Book of Mormon (see list here). There are many additional instances of oath making in the Bible. A good non-LDS review of oath making in the Bible is here.
  • Morm 5:2. This is a cross reference to Verse 3:12, in which Mormon says "But behold, I was without hope for I knew the judgements of the Lords which should come upon them; for they repented not of their iniquities..." Perhaps Mormon possessed a great faith in Christ, but had lost most of his hope for his people. He had none or little faith that the wicked Nephites would repent finally and come unto Christ.
  • Morm 6:1-5. It is incredible to think of how Moroni almost didn't put this last chapter in the Book of Mormon. But in what he did include is some of the most profound, sincere and correct doctrine, that is very important to us today. For example the topic in this epistle is one that is very controversial today in diverse religions. But thanks to Moroni we have scripture that speaks concerning it, and gives us he correct manner in which the ordinance is to be done, leaving no doubt in the minds of those who read and believe in the Book.
  • Morm 6:17. Note that departing from the ways of the Lord and rejecting Jesus are linked by parallelism in this verse.
  • Morm 7:4. "Weapons of war" may have a dual meaning here, symbolic of burying our sins and giving them up.

Unanswered questions[edit]

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Prompts for life application[edit]

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Prompts for further study[edit]

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  • Morm 5:1-5: What is the significance of oaths in the Book of Mormon?
  • Morm 5:1: What does it mean that Mormon "repented of" his oath in verse 1? Is that different from breaking an oath?
  • Morm 5:1: What makes Mormon change his mind about leading the Nephites? Why does he say he repented when he had done nothing wrong? Wasn't it the Nephite's wickedness that caused him to leave in the first place?
  • Morm 6:2: Where is the land of Cumorah?
  • Morm 6:14: Why does Mormon give such detail about the Nephites' losses?
  • Morm 7:4: Why is it so important that the remnant of Israel that Mormon is addressing (v. 1) put down their weapons of war and not take them up unless other wise commanded by the Lord?
  • Morm 7:5: Why MUST the descendants of Lehi "come to the knowledge of [their] fathers"?
  • Morm 7:5: What does it mean that Christ "hath risen again...by the power of the Father"? Did Christ have power in himself to lay down and take up his life?
  • Morm 7:5: What does it mean for the "sting of death" to be "swallowed up"? What is the "sting of death"? What does it mean to be "swallowed up"?
  • Morm 7:7: What does it mean to be "found guiltless"
  • Morm 7:7: What does it mean to "sing ceaseless praises with the choirs above"? How does this fit in with our Latter-day understanding of the afterlife?

Resources[edit]

This section is for listing links and print resources, including those that are also cited elsewhere on this page. A short comment about the particular strengths of a resource can be helpful. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves (such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word). In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources (such as Strong's Bible Concordance or the Joseph Smith Papers) are preferable to footnotes.



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Morm 5:6-10

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Relationship to Mormon. The relationship of Chapters 5-7 to the rest of Mormon is addressed at Mormon.

Story. Chapters 5-7 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 5-7 include:

Discussion[edit]

This section is for detailed discussion such as the meaning of a symbol, how a doctrinal point is developed throughout a passage, or insights that can be further developed in the future. Contributions may range from polished paragraphs down to a single bullet point. The focus, however, should always be on understanding the scriptural text consistent with LDS doctrine. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 5:1. Oath making appears to be more common in the Old Testament and Book of Mormon than in the New Testament. The word oath appears 45 times in the Old Testament (KJV), 14 times in the New Testament (KJV), and 37 times in the Book of Mormon (see list here). There are many additional instances of oath making in the Bible. A good non-LDS review of oath making in the Bible is here.
  • Morm 5:2. This is a cross reference to Verse 3:12, in which Mormon says "But behold, I was without hope for I knew the judgements of the Lords which should come upon them; for they repented not of their iniquities..." Perhaps Mormon possessed a great faith in Christ, but had lost most of his hope for his people. He had none or little faith that the wicked Nephites would repent finally and come unto Christ.
  • Morm 6:1-5. It is incredible to think of how Moroni almost didn't put this last chapter in the Book of Mormon. But in what he did include is some of the most profound, sincere and correct doctrine, that is very important to us today. For example the topic in this epistle is one that is very controversial today in diverse religions. But thanks to Moroni we have scripture that speaks concerning it, and gives us he correct manner in which the ordinance is to be done, leaving no doubt in the minds of those who read and believe in the Book.
  • Morm 6:17. Note that departing from the ways of the Lord and rejecting Jesus are linked by parallelism in this verse.
  • Morm 7:4. "Weapons of war" may have a dual meaning here, symbolic of burying our sins and giving them up.

Unanswered questions[edit]

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Prompts for life application[edit]

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Prompts for further study[edit]

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  • Morm 5:1-5: What is the significance of oaths in the Book of Mormon?
  • Morm 5:1: What does it mean that Mormon "repented of" his oath in verse 1? Is that different from breaking an oath?
  • Morm 5:1: What makes Mormon change his mind about leading the Nephites? Why does he say he repented when he had done nothing wrong? Wasn't it the Nephite's wickedness that caused him to leave in the first place?
  • Morm 6:2: Where is the land of Cumorah?
  • Morm 6:14: Why does Mormon give such detail about the Nephites' losses?
  • Morm 7:4: Why is it so important that the remnant of Israel that Mormon is addressing (v. 1) put down their weapons of war and not take them up unless other wise commanded by the Lord?
  • Morm 7:5: Why MUST the descendants of Lehi "come to the knowledge of [their] fathers"?
  • Morm 7:5: What does it mean that Christ "hath risen again...by the power of the Father"? Did Christ have power in himself to lay down and take up his life?
  • Morm 7:5: What does it mean for the "sting of death" to be "swallowed up"? What is the "sting of death"? What does it mean to be "swallowed up"?
  • Morm 7:7: What does it mean to be "found guiltless"
  • Morm 7:7: What does it mean to "sing ceaseless praises with the choirs above"? How does this fit in with our Latter-day understanding of the afterlife?

Resources[edit]

This section is for listing links and print resources, including those that are also cited elsewhere on this page. A short comment about the particular strengths of a resource can be helpful. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves (such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word). In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources (such as Strong's Bible Concordance or the Joseph Smith Papers) are preferable to footnotes.



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Morm 5:11-15

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Relationship to Mormon. The relationship of Chapters 5-7 to the rest of Mormon is addressed at Mormon.

Story. Chapters 5-7 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 5-7 include:

Discussion[edit]

This section is for detailed discussion such as the meaning of a symbol, how a doctrinal point is developed throughout a passage, or insights that can be further developed in the future. Contributions may range from polished paragraphs down to a single bullet point. The focus, however, should always be on understanding the scriptural text consistent with LDS doctrine. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 5:1. Oath making appears to be more common in the Old Testament and Book of Mormon than in the New Testament. The word oath appears 45 times in the Old Testament (KJV), 14 times in the New Testament (KJV), and 37 times in the Book of Mormon (see list here). There are many additional instances of oath making in the Bible. A good non-LDS review of oath making in the Bible is here.
  • Morm 5:2. This is a cross reference to Verse 3:12, in which Mormon says "But behold, I was without hope for I knew the judgements of the Lords which should come upon them; for they repented not of their iniquities..." Perhaps Mormon possessed a great faith in Christ, but had lost most of his hope for his people. He had none or little faith that the wicked Nephites would repent finally and come unto Christ.
  • Morm 6:1-5. It is incredible to think of how Moroni almost didn't put this last chapter in the Book of Mormon. But in what he did include is some of the most profound, sincere and correct doctrine, that is very important to us today. For example the topic in this epistle is one that is very controversial today in diverse religions. But thanks to Moroni we have scripture that speaks concerning it, and gives us he correct manner in which the ordinance is to be done, leaving no doubt in the minds of those who read and believe in the Book.
  • Morm 6:17. Note that departing from the ways of the Lord and rejecting Jesus are linked by parallelism in this verse.
  • Morm 7:4. "Weapons of war" may have a dual meaning here, symbolic of burying our sins and giving them up.

Unanswered questions[edit]

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Prompts for life application[edit]

This section is for prompts that suggest ways in which a passage can influence a person's life. Prompts may be appropriate either for private self reflection or for a class discussion. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Prompts for further study[edit]

This section is for prompts that invite us to think about a passage more deeply or in a new way. These are not necessarily questions that beg for answers, but rather prompts along the lines of "Have you ever thought about ..." Prompts are most helpful when they are developed individually, thoughtfully, and with enough background information to clearly indicate a particular direction for further study or thought. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 5:1-5: What is the significance of oaths in the Book of Mormon?
  • Morm 5:1: What does it mean that Mormon "repented of" his oath in verse 1? Is that different from breaking an oath?
  • Morm 5:1: What makes Mormon change his mind about leading the Nephites? Why does he say he repented when he had done nothing wrong? Wasn't it the Nephite's wickedness that caused him to leave in the first place?
  • Morm 6:2: Where is the land of Cumorah?
  • Morm 6:14: Why does Mormon give such detail about the Nephites' losses?
  • Morm 7:4: Why is it so important that the remnant of Israel that Mormon is addressing (v. 1) put down their weapons of war and not take them up unless other wise commanded by the Lord?
  • Morm 7:5: Why MUST the descendants of Lehi "come to the knowledge of [their] fathers"?
  • Morm 7:5: What does it mean that Christ "hath risen again...by the power of the Father"? Did Christ have power in himself to lay down and take up his life?
  • Morm 7:5: What does it mean for the "sting of death" to be "swallowed up"? What is the "sting of death"? What does it mean to be "swallowed up"?
  • Morm 7:7: What does it mean to be "found guiltless"
  • Morm 7:7: What does it mean to "sing ceaseless praises with the choirs above"? How does this fit in with our Latter-day understanding of the afterlife?

Resources[edit]

This section is for listing links and print resources, including those that are also cited elsewhere on this page. A short comment about the particular strengths of a resource can be helpful. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves (such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word). In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources (such as Strong's Bible Concordance or the Joseph Smith Papers) are preferable to footnotes.



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Morm 5:16-20

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Summary[edit]

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Relationship to Mormon. The relationship of Chapters 5-7 to the rest of Mormon is addressed at Mormon.

Story. Chapters 5-7 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 5-7 include:

Discussion[edit]

This section is for detailed discussion such as the meaning of a symbol, how a doctrinal point is developed throughout a passage, or insights that can be further developed in the future. Contributions may range from polished paragraphs down to a single bullet point. The focus, however, should always be on understanding the scriptural text consistent with LDS doctrine. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 5:1. Oath making appears to be more common in the Old Testament and Book of Mormon than in the New Testament. The word oath appears 45 times in the Old Testament (KJV), 14 times in the New Testament (KJV), and 37 times in the Book of Mormon (see list here). There are many additional instances of oath making in the Bible. A good non-LDS review of oath making in the Bible is here.
  • Morm 5:2. This is a cross reference to Verse 3:12, in which Mormon says "But behold, I was without hope for I knew the judgements of the Lords which should come upon them; for they repented not of their iniquities..." Perhaps Mormon possessed a great faith in Christ, but had lost most of his hope for his people. He had none or little faith that the wicked Nephites would repent finally and come unto Christ.
  • Morm 6:1-5. It is incredible to think of how Moroni almost didn't put this last chapter in the Book of Mormon. But in what he did include is some of the most profound, sincere and correct doctrine, that is very important to us today. For example the topic in this epistle is one that is very controversial today in diverse religions. But thanks to Moroni we have scripture that speaks concerning it, and gives us he correct manner in which the ordinance is to be done, leaving no doubt in the minds of those who read and believe in the Book.
  • Morm 6:17. Note that departing from the ways of the Lord and rejecting Jesus are linked by parallelism in this verse.
  • Morm 7:4. "Weapons of war" may have a dual meaning here, symbolic of burying our sins and giving them up.

Unanswered questions[edit]

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Prompts for further study[edit]

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  • Morm 5:1-5: What is the significance of oaths in the Book of Mormon?
  • Morm 5:1: What does it mean that Mormon "repented of" his oath in verse 1? Is that different from breaking an oath?
  • Morm 5:1: What makes Mormon change his mind about leading the Nephites? Why does he say he repented when he had done nothing wrong? Wasn't it the Nephite's wickedness that caused him to leave in the first place?
  • Morm 6:2: Where is the land of Cumorah?
  • Morm 6:14: Why does Mormon give such detail about the Nephites' losses?
  • Morm 7:4: Why is it so important that the remnant of Israel that Mormon is addressing (v. 1) put down their weapons of war and not take them up unless other wise commanded by the Lord?
  • Morm 7:5: Why MUST the descendants of Lehi "come to the knowledge of [their] fathers"?
  • Morm 7:5: What does it mean that Christ "hath risen again...by the power of the Father"? Did Christ have power in himself to lay down and take up his life?
  • Morm 7:5: What does it mean for the "sting of death" to be "swallowed up"? What is the "sting of death"? What does it mean to be "swallowed up"?
  • Morm 7:7: What does it mean to be "found guiltless"
  • Morm 7:7: What does it mean to "sing ceaseless praises with the choirs above"? How does this fit in with our Latter-day understanding of the afterlife?

Resources[edit]

This section is for listing links and print resources, including those that are also cited elsewhere on this page. A short comment about the particular strengths of a resource can be helpful. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves (such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word). In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources (such as Strong's Bible Concordance or the Joseph Smith Papers) are preferable to footnotes.



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Morm 5:21-24

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Relationship to Mormon. The relationship of Chapters 5-7 to the rest of Mormon is addressed at Mormon.

Story. Chapters 5-7 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 5-7 include:

Discussion[edit]

This section is for detailed discussion such as the meaning of a symbol, how a doctrinal point is developed throughout a passage, or insights that can be further developed in the future. Contributions may range from polished paragraphs down to a single bullet point. The focus, however, should always be on understanding the scriptural text consistent with LDS doctrine. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 5:1. Oath making appears to be more common in the Old Testament and Book of Mormon than in the New Testament. The word oath appears 45 times in the Old Testament (KJV), 14 times in the New Testament (KJV), and 37 times in the Book of Mormon (see list here). There are many additional instances of oath making in the Bible. A good non-LDS review of oath making in the Bible is here.
  • Morm 5:2. This is a cross reference to Verse 3:12, in which Mormon says "But behold, I was without hope for I knew the judgements of the Lords which should come upon them; for they repented not of their iniquities..." Perhaps Mormon possessed a great faith in Christ, but had lost most of his hope for his people. He had none or little faith that the wicked Nephites would repent finally and come unto Christ.
  • Morm 6:1-5. It is incredible to think of how Moroni almost didn't put this last chapter in the Book of Mormon. But in what he did include is some of the most profound, sincere and correct doctrine, that is very important to us today. For example the topic in this epistle is one that is very controversial today in diverse religions. But thanks to Moroni we have scripture that speaks concerning it, and gives us he correct manner in which the ordinance is to be done, leaving no doubt in the minds of those who read and believe in the Book.
  • Morm 6:17. Note that departing from the ways of the Lord and rejecting Jesus are linked by parallelism in this verse.
  • Morm 7:4. "Weapons of war" may have a dual meaning here, symbolic of burying our sins and giving them up.

Unanswered questions[edit]

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Prompts for life application[edit]

This section is for prompts that suggest ways in which a passage can influence a person's life. Prompts may be appropriate either for private self reflection or for a class discussion. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Prompts for further study[edit]

This section is for prompts that invite us to think about a passage more deeply or in a new way. These are not necessarily questions that beg for answers, but rather prompts along the lines of "Have you ever thought about ..." Prompts are most helpful when they are developed individually, thoughtfully, and with enough background information to clearly indicate a particular direction for further study or thought. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 5:1-5: What is the significance of oaths in the Book of Mormon?
  • Morm 5:1: What does it mean that Mormon "repented of" his oath in verse 1? Is that different from breaking an oath?
  • Morm 5:1: What makes Mormon change his mind about leading the Nephites? Why does he say he repented when he had done nothing wrong? Wasn't it the Nephite's wickedness that caused him to leave in the first place?
  • Morm 6:2: Where is the land of Cumorah?
  • Morm 6:14: Why does Mormon give such detail about the Nephites' losses?
  • Morm 7:4: Why is it so important that the remnant of Israel that Mormon is addressing (v. 1) put down their weapons of war and not take them up unless other wise commanded by the Lord?
  • Morm 7:5: Why MUST the descendants of Lehi "come to the knowledge of [their] fathers"?
  • Morm 7:5: What does it mean that Christ "hath risen again...by the power of the Father"? Did Christ have power in himself to lay down and take up his life?
  • Morm 7:5: What does it mean for the "sting of death" to be "swallowed up"? What is the "sting of death"? What does it mean to be "swallowed up"?
  • Morm 7:7: What does it mean to be "found guiltless"
  • Morm 7:7: What does it mean to "sing ceaseless praises with the choirs above"? How does this fit in with our Latter-day understanding of the afterlife?

Resources[edit]

This section is for listing links and print resources, including those that are also cited elsewhere on this page. A short comment about the particular strengths of a resource can be helpful. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves (such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word). In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources (such as Strong's Bible Concordance or the Joseph Smith Papers) are preferable to footnotes.



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Morm 6:1-5

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Relationship to Mormon. The relationship of Chapters 5-7 to the rest of Mormon is addressed at Mormon.

Story. Chapters 5-7 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 5-7 include:

Discussion[edit]

This section is for detailed discussion such as the meaning of a symbol, how a doctrinal point is developed throughout a passage, or insights that can be further developed in the future. Contributions may range from polished paragraphs down to a single bullet point. The focus, however, should always be on understanding the scriptural text consistent with LDS doctrine. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 5:1. Oath making appears to be more common in the Old Testament and Book of Mormon than in the New Testament. The word oath appears 45 times in the Old Testament (KJV), 14 times in the New Testament (KJV), and 37 times in the Book of Mormon (see list here). There are many additional instances of oath making in the Bible. A good non-LDS review of oath making in the Bible is here.
  • Morm 5:2. This is a cross reference to Verse 3:12, in which Mormon says "But behold, I was without hope for I knew the judgements of the Lords which should come upon them; for they repented not of their iniquities..." Perhaps Mormon possessed a great faith in Christ, but had lost most of his hope for his people. He had none or little faith that the wicked Nephites would repent finally and come unto Christ.
  • Morm 6:1-5. It is incredible to think of how Moroni almost didn't put this last chapter in the Book of Mormon. But in what he did include is some of the most profound, sincere and correct doctrine, that is very important to us today. For example the topic in this epistle is one that is very controversial today in diverse religions. But thanks to Moroni we have scripture that speaks concerning it, and gives us he correct manner in which the ordinance is to be done, leaving no doubt in the minds of those who read and believe in the Book.
  • Morm 6:17. Note that departing from the ways of the Lord and rejecting Jesus are linked by parallelism in this verse.
  • Morm 7:4. "Weapons of war" may have a dual meaning here, symbolic of burying our sins and giving them up.

Unanswered questions[edit]

This section is for questions along the lines of "I still don't understand ..." Please do not be shy. The point of these questions is to identify things that still need to be addressed on this page. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Prompts for life application[edit]

This section is for prompts that suggest ways in which a passage can influence a person's life. Prompts may be appropriate either for private self reflection or for a class discussion. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Prompts for further study[edit]

This section is for prompts that invite us to think about a passage more deeply or in a new way. These are not necessarily questions that beg for answers, but rather prompts along the lines of "Have you ever thought about ..." Prompts are most helpful when they are developed individually, thoughtfully, and with enough background information to clearly indicate a particular direction for further study or thought. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 5:1-5: What is the significance of oaths in the Book of Mormon?
  • Morm 5:1: What does it mean that Mormon "repented of" his oath in verse 1? Is that different from breaking an oath?
  • Morm 5:1: What makes Mormon change his mind about leading the Nephites? Why does he say he repented when he had done nothing wrong? Wasn't it the Nephite's wickedness that caused him to leave in the first place?
  • Morm 6:2: Where is the land of Cumorah?
  • Morm 6:14: Why does Mormon give such detail about the Nephites' losses?
  • Morm 7:4: Why is it so important that the remnant of Israel that Mormon is addressing (v. 1) put down their weapons of war and not take them up unless other wise commanded by the Lord?
  • Morm 7:5: Why MUST the descendants of Lehi "come to the knowledge of [their] fathers"?
  • Morm 7:5: What does it mean that Christ "hath risen again...by the power of the Father"? Did Christ have power in himself to lay down and take up his life?
  • Morm 7:5: What does it mean for the "sting of death" to be "swallowed up"? What is the "sting of death"? What does it mean to be "swallowed up"?
  • Morm 7:7: What does it mean to be "found guiltless"
  • Morm 7:7: What does it mean to "sing ceaseless praises with the choirs above"? How does this fit in with our Latter-day understanding of the afterlife?

Resources[edit]

This section is for listing links and print resources, including those that are also cited elsewhere on this page. A short comment about the particular strengths of a resource can be helpful. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves (such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word). In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources (such as Strong's Bible Concordance or the Joseph Smith Papers) are preferable to footnotes.



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Morm 6:6-10

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This heading should be very brief. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Relationship to Mormon. The relationship of Chapters 5-7 to the rest of Mormon is addressed at Mormon.

Story. Chapters 5-7 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 5-7 include:

Discussion[edit]

This section is for detailed discussion such as the meaning of a symbol, how a doctrinal point is developed throughout a passage, or insights that can be further developed in the future. Contributions may range from polished paragraphs down to a single bullet point. The focus, however, should always be on understanding the scriptural text consistent with LDS doctrine. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 5:1. Oath making appears to be more common in the Old Testament and Book of Mormon than in the New Testament. The word oath appears 45 times in the Old Testament (KJV), 14 times in the New Testament (KJV), and 37 times in the Book of Mormon (see list here). There are many additional instances of oath making in the Bible. A good non-LDS review of oath making in the Bible is here.
  • Morm 5:2. This is a cross reference to Verse 3:12, in which Mormon says "But behold, I was without hope for I knew the judgements of the Lords which should come upon them; for they repented not of their iniquities..." Perhaps Mormon possessed a great faith in Christ, but had lost most of his hope for his people. He had none or little faith that the wicked Nephites would repent finally and come unto Christ.
  • Morm 6:1-5. It is incredible to think of how Moroni almost didn't put this last chapter in the Book of Mormon. But in what he did include is some of the most profound, sincere and correct doctrine, that is very important to us today. For example the topic in this epistle is one that is very controversial today in diverse religions. But thanks to Moroni we have scripture that speaks concerning it, and gives us he correct manner in which the ordinance is to be done, leaving no doubt in the minds of those who read and believe in the Book.
  • Morm 6:17. Note that departing from the ways of the Lord and rejecting Jesus are linked by parallelism in this verse.
  • Morm 7:4. "Weapons of war" may have a dual meaning here, symbolic of burying our sins and giving them up.

Unanswered questions[edit]

This section is for questions along the lines of "I still don't understand ..." Please do not be shy. The point of these questions is to identify things that still need to be addressed on this page. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Prompts for life application[edit]

This section is for prompts that suggest ways in which a passage can influence a person's life. Prompts may be appropriate either for private self reflection or for a class discussion. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Prompts for further study[edit]

This section is for prompts that invite us to think about a passage more deeply or in a new way. These are not necessarily questions that beg for answers, but rather prompts along the lines of "Have you ever thought about ..." Prompts are most helpful when they are developed individually, thoughtfully, and with enough background information to clearly indicate a particular direction for further study or thought. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 5:1-5: What is the significance of oaths in the Book of Mormon?
  • Morm 5:1: What does it mean that Mormon "repented of" his oath in verse 1? Is that different from breaking an oath?
  • Morm 5:1: What makes Mormon change his mind about leading the Nephites? Why does he say he repented when he had done nothing wrong? Wasn't it the Nephite's wickedness that caused him to leave in the first place?
  • Morm 6:2: Where is the land of Cumorah?
  • Morm 6:14: Why does Mormon give such detail about the Nephites' losses?
  • Morm 7:4: Why is it so important that the remnant of Israel that Mormon is addressing (v. 1) put down their weapons of war and not take them up unless other wise commanded by the Lord?
  • Morm 7:5: Why MUST the descendants of Lehi "come to the knowledge of [their] fathers"?
  • Morm 7:5: What does it mean that Christ "hath risen again...by the power of the Father"? Did Christ have power in himself to lay down and take up his life?
  • Morm 7:5: What does it mean for the "sting of death" to be "swallowed up"? What is the "sting of death"? What does it mean to be "swallowed up"?
  • Morm 7:7: What does it mean to be "found guiltless"
  • Morm 7:7: What does it mean to "sing ceaseless praises with the choirs above"? How does this fit in with our Latter-day understanding of the afterlife?

Resources[edit]

This section is for listing links and print resources, including those that are also cited elsewhere on this page. A short comment about the particular strengths of a resource can be helpful. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves (such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word). In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources (such as Strong's Bible Concordance or the Joseph Smith Papers) are preferable to footnotes.



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Morm 6:11-15

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Relationship to Mormon. The relationship of Chapters 5-7 to the rest of Mormon is addressed at Mormon.

Story. Chapters 5-7 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 5-7 include:

Discussion[edit]

This section is for detailed discussion such as the meaning of a symbol, how a doctrinal point is developed throughout a passage, or insights that can be further developed in the future. Contributions may range from polished paragraphs down to a single bullet point. The focus, however, should always be on understanding the scriptural text consistent with LDS doctrine. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 5:1. Oath making appears to be more common in the Old Testament and Book of Mormon than in the New Testament. The word oath appears 45 times in the Old Testament (KJV), 14 times in the New Testament (KJV), and 37 times in the Book of Mormon (see list here). There are many additional instances of oath making in the Bible. A good non-LDS review of oath making in the Bible is here.
  • Morm 5:2. This is a cross reference to Verse 3:12, in which Mormon says "But behold, I was without hope for I knew the judgements of the Lords which should come upon them; for they repented not of their iniquities..." Perhaps Mormon possessed a great faith in Christ, but had lost most of his hope for his people. He had none or little faith that the wicked Nephites would repent finally and come unto Christ.
  • Morm 6:1-5. It is incredible to think of how Moroni almost didn't put this last chapter in the Book of Mormon. But in what he did include is some of the most profound, sincere and correct doctrine, that is very important to us today. For example the topic in this epistle is one that is very controversial today in diverse religions. But thanks to Moroni we have scripture that speaks concerning it, and gives us he correct manner in which the ordinance is to be done, leaving no doubt in the minds of those who read and believe in the Book.
  • Morm 6:17. Note that departing from the ways of the Lord and rejecting Jesus are linked by parallelism in this verse.
  • Morm 7:4. "Weapons of war" may have a dual meaning here, symbolic of burying our sins and giving them up.

Unanswered questions[edit]

This section is for questions along the lines of "I still don't understand ..." Please do not be shy. The point of these questions is to identify things that still need to be addressed on this page. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Prompts for life application[edit]

This section is for prompts that suggest ways in which a passage can influence a person's life. Prompts may be appropriate either for private self reflection or for a class discussion. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Prompts for further study[edit]

This section is for prompts that invite us to think about a passage more deeply or in a new way. These are not necessarily questions that beg for answers, but rather prompts along the lines of "Have you ever thought about ..." Prompts are most helpful when they are developed individually, thoughtfully, and with enough background information to clearly indicate a particular direction for further study or thought. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 5:1-5: What is the significance of oaths in the Book of Mormon?
  • Morm 5:1: What does it mean that Mormon "repented of" his oath in verse 1? Is that different from breaking an oath?
  • Morm 5:1: What makes Mormon change his mind about leading the Nephites? Why does he say he repented when he had done nothing wrong? Wasn't it the Nephite's wickedness that caused him to leave in the first place?
  • Morm 6:2: Where is the land of Cumorah?
  • Morm 6:14: Why does Mormon give such detail about the Nephites' losses?
  • Morm 7:4: Why is it so important that the remnant of Israel that Mormon is addressing (v. 1) put down their weapons of war and not take them up unless other wise commanded by the Lord?
  • Morm 7:5: Why MUST the descendants of Lehi "come to the knowledge of [their] fathers"?
  • Morm 7:5: What does it mean that Christ "hath risen again...by the power of the Father"? Did Christ have power in himself to lay down and take up his life?
  • Morm 7:5: What does it mean for the "sting of death" to be "swallowed up"? What is the "sting of death"? What does it mean to be "swallowed up"?
  • Morm 7:7: What does it mean to be "found guiltless"
  • Morm 7:7: What does it mean to "sing ceaseless praises with the choirs above"? How does this fit in with our Latter-day understanding of the afterlife?

Resources[edit]

This section is for listing links and print resources, including those that are also cited elsewhere on this page. A short comment about the particular strengths of a resource can be helpful. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves (such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word). In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources (such as Strong's Bible Concordance or the Joseph Smith Papers) are preferable to footnotes.



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Morm 6:16-22

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Summary[edit]

This heading should be very brief. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Relationship to Mormon. The relationship of Chapters 5-7 to the rest of Mormon is addressed at Mormon.

Story. Chapters 5-7 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 5-7 include:

Discussion[edit]

This section is for detailed discussion such as the meaning of a symbol, how a doctrinal point is developed throughout a passage, or insights that can be further developed in the future. Contributions may range from polished paragraphs down to a single bullet point. The focus, however, should always be on understanding the scriptural text consistent with LDS doctrine. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 5:1. Oath making appears to be more common in the Old Testament and Book of Mormon than in the New Testament. The word oath appears 45 times in the Old Testament (KJV), 14 times in the New Testament (KJV), and 37 times in the Book of Mormon (see list here). There are many additional instances of oath making in the Bible. A good non-LDS review of oath making in the Bible is here.
  • Morm 5:2. This is a cross reference to Verse 3:12, in which Mormon says "But behold, I was without hope for I knew the judgements of the Lords which should come upon them; for they repented not of their iniquities..." Perhaps Mormon possessed a great faith in Christ, but had lost most of his hope for his people. He had none or little faith that the wicked Nephites would repent finally and come unto Christ.
  • Morm 6:1-5. It is incredible to think of how Moroni almost didn't put this last chapter in the Book of Mormon. But in what he did include is some of the most profound, sincere and correct doctrine, that is very important to us today. For example the topic in this epistle is one that is very controversial today in diverse religions. But thanks to Moroni we have scripture that speaks concerning it, and gives us he correct manner in which the ordinance is to be done, leaving no doubt in the minds of those who read and believe in the Book.
  • Morm 6:17. Note that departing from the ways of the Lord and rejecting Jesus are linked by parallelism in this verse.
  • Morm 7:4. "Weapons of war" may have a dual meaning here, symbolic of burying our sins and giving them up.

Unanswered questions[edit]

This section is for questions along the lines of "I still don't understand ..." Please do not be shy. The point of these questions is to identify things that still need to be addressed on this page. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Prompts for life application[edit]

This section is for prompts that suggest ways in which a passage can influence a person's life. Prompts may be appropriate either for private self reflection or for a class discussion. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Prompts for further study[edit]

This section is for prompts that invite us to think about a passage more deeply or in a new way. These are not necessarily questions that beg for answers, but rather prompts along the lines of "Have you ever thought about ..." Prompts are most helpful when they are developed individually, thoughtfully, and with enough background information to clearly indicate a particular direction for further study or thought. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Morm 5:1-5: What is the significance of oaths in the Book of Mormon?
  • Morm 5:1: What does it mean that Mormon "repented of" his oath in verse 1? Is that different from breaking an oath?
  • Morm 5:1: What makes Mormon change his mind about leading the Nephites? Why does he say he repented when he had done nothing wrong? Wasn't it the Nephite's wickedness that caused him to leave in the first place?
  • Morm 6:2: Where is the land of Cumorah?
  • Morm 6:14: Why does Mormon give such detail about the Nephites' losses?
  • Morm 7:4: Why is it so important that the remnant of Israel that Mormon is addressing (v. 1) put down their weapons of war and not take them up unless other wise commanded by the Lord?
  • Morm 7:5: Why MUST the descendants of Lehi "come to the knowledge of [their] fathers"?
  • Morm 7:5: What does it mean that Christ "hath risen again...by the power of the Father"? Did Christ have power in himself to lay down and take up his life?
  • Morm 7:5: What does it mean for the "sting of death" to be "swallowed up"? What is the "sting of death"? What does it mean to be "swallowed up"?
  • Morm 7:7: What does it mean to be "found guiltless"
  • Morm 7:7: What does it mean to "sing ceaseless praises with the choirs above"? How does this fit in with our Latter-day understanding of the afterlife?

Resources[edit]

This section is for listing links and print resources, including those that are also cited elsewhere on this page. A short comment about the particular strengths of a resource can be helpful. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves (such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word). In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources (such as Strong's Bible Concordance or the Joseph Smith Papers) are preferable to footnotes.



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Moro 9:1-5

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Relationship to Moroni. The relationship of Chapter 9 to the rest of Moroni is addressed at Moroni.

Story. Chapter 9 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapter 9 include:

Discussion[edit]

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Unanswered questions[edit]

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  • Moro 9:6 From Mormon's comments about not having faith that his people will be saved (for example, in Morm 5:2), it sounds like Mormon and Moroni expect that they are fighting a losing war against the wicked state of their society. Yet even though they expect that society as a whole will be lost to wickedness, they still feel an obligation to help save as many individuals along the way as possible. This example from two great prophets can provide guidance to others about how to live in a society is likewise moving in the direction of increasing wickedness, even hopelessly complete wickedness. Also see the Lord's reaction to the wicked who were destroyed in the flood in Moses 7:36-37.

Prompts for further study[edit]

This section is for prompts that invite us to think about a passage more deeply or in a new way. These are not necessarily questions that beg for answers, but rather prompts along the lines of "Have you ever thought about ..." Prompts are most helpful when they are developed individually, thoughtfully, and with enough background information to clearly indicate a particular direction for further study or thought. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Moro 9:6. Does "the enemy of all righteousness" refer directly to Lucifer or ourselves in this verse? Isn't it Christ who will conquer Satan?

Resources[edit]

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  • Moro 9:6. D. Todd Christofferson, "Let Us Be Men," Ensign, Nov 2006, pp. 46–48. Elder Christofferson exhorts men to action with these words: "We who hold the priesthood of God cannot afford to drift. We have work to do. We must arise from the dust of self-indulgence and be men!"

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves, such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word. In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources are preferable to footnotes.



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Moro 9:6-10

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Relationship to Moroni. The relationship of Chapter 9 to the rest of Moroni is addressed at Moroni.

Story. Chapter 9 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapter 9 include:

Discussion[edit]

This section is for detailed discussion such as the meaning of a symbol, how a doctrinal point is developed throughout a passage, or insights that can be further developed in the future. Contributions may range from polished paragraphs down to a single bullet point. The focus, however, should always be on understanding the scriptural text consistent with LDS doctrine. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Unanswered questions[edit]

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Prompts for life application[edit]

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  • Moro 9:6 From Mormon's comments about not having faith that his people will be saved (for example, in Morm 5:2), it sounds like Mormon and Moroni expect that they are fighting a losing war against the wicked state of their society. Yet even though they expect that society as a whole will be lost to wickedness, they still feel an obligation to help save as many individuals along the way as possible. This example from two great prophets can provide guidance to others about how to live in a society is likewise moving in the direction of increasing wickedness, even hopelessly complete wickedness. Also see the Lord's reaction to the wicked who were destroyed in the flood in Moses 7:36-37.

Prompts for further study[edit]

This section is for prompts that invite us to think about a passage more deeply or in a new way. These are not necessarily questions that beg for answers, but rather prompts along the lines of "Have you ever thought about ..." Prompts are most helpful when they are developed individually, thoughtfully, and with enough background information to clearly indicate a particular direction for further study or thought. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Moro 9:6. Does "the enemy of all righteousness" refer directly to Lucifer or ourselves in this verse? Isn't it Christ who will conquer Satan?

Resources[edit]

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  • Moro 9:6. D. Todd Christofferson, "Let Us Be Men," Ensign, Nov 2006, pp. 46–48. Elder Christofferson exhorts men to action with these words: "We who hold the priesthood of God cannot afford to drift. We have work to do. We must arise from the dust of self-indulgence and be men!"

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves, such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word. In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources are preferable to footnotes.



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Moro 9:11-15

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Summary[edit]

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Relationship to Moroni. The relationship of Chapter 9 to the rest of Moroni is addressed at Moroni.

Story. Chapter 9 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapter 9 include:

Discussion[edit]

This section is for detailed discussion such as the meaning of a symbol, how a doctrinal point is developed throughout a passage, or insights that can be further developed in the future. Contributions may range from polished paragraphs down to a single bullet point. The focus, however, should always be on understanding the scriptural text consistent with LDS doctrine. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Unanswered questions[edit]

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Prompts for life application[edit]

This section is for prompts that suggest ways in which a passage can influence a person's life. Prompts may be appropriate either for private self reflection or for a class discussion. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Moro 9:6 From Mormon's comments about not having faith that his people will be saved (for example, in Morm 5:2), it sounds like Mormon and Moroni expect that they are fighting a losing war against the wicked state of their society. Yet even though they expect that society as a whole will be lost to wickedness, they still feel an obligation to help save as many individuals along the way as possible. This example from two great prophets can provide guidance to others about how to live in a society is likewise moving in the direction of increasing wickedness, even hopelessly complete wickedness. Also see the Lord's reaction to the wicked who were destroyed in the flood in Moses 7:36-37.

Prompts for further study[edit]

This section is for prompts that invite us to think about a passage more deeply or in a new way. These are not necessarily questions that beg for answers, but rather prompts along the lines of "Have you ever thought about ..." Prompts are most helpful when they are developed individually, thoughtfully, and with enough background information to clearly indicate a particular direction for further study or thought. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Moro 9:6. Does "the enemy of all righteousness" refer directly to Lucifer or ourselves in this verse? Isn't it Christ who will conquer Satan?

Resources[edit]

This section is for listing links and print resources, including those that are also cited elsewhere on this page. A short comment about the particular strengths of a resource can be helpful. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Moro 9:6. D. Todd Christofferson, "Let Us Be Men," Ensign, Nov 2006, pp. 46–48. Elder Christofferson exhorts men to action with these words: "We who hold the priesthood of God cannot afford to drift. We have work to do. We must arise from the dust of self-indulgence and be men!"

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves, such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word. In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources are preferable to footnotes.



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Moro 9:16-20

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Summary[edit]

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Relationship to Moroni. The relationship of Chapter 9 to the rest of Moroni is addressed at Moroni.

Story. Chapter 9 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapter 9 include:

Discussion[edit]

This section is for detailed discussion such as the meaning of a symbol, how a doctrinal point is developed throughout a passage, or insights that can be further developed in the future. Contributions may range from polished paragraphs down to a single bullet point. The focus, however, should always be on understanding the scriptural text consistent with LDS doctrine. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Unanswered questions[edit]

This section is for questions along the lines of "I still don't understand ..." Please do not be shy. The point of these questions is to identify things that still need to be addressed on this page. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Prompts for life application[edit]

This section is for prompts that suggest ways in which a passage can influence a person's life. Prompts may be appropriate either for private self reflection or for a class discussion. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Moro 9:6 From Mormon's comments about not having faith that his people will be saved (for example, in Morm 5:2), it sounds like Mormon and Moroni expect that they are fighting a losing war against the wicked state of their society. Yet even though they expect that society as a whole will be lost to wickedness, they still feel an obligation to help save as many individuals along the way as possible. This example from two great prophets can provide guidance to others about how to live in a society is likewise moving in the direction of increasing wickedness, even hopelessly complete wickedness. Also see the Lord's reaction to the wicked who were destroyed in the flood in Moses 7:36-37.

Prompts for further study[edit]

This section is for prompts that invite us to think about a passage more deeply or in a new way. These are not necessarily questions that beg for answers, but rather prompts along the lines of "Have you ever thought about ..." Prompts are most helpful when they are developed individually, thoughtfully, and with enough background information to clearly indicate a particular direction for further study or thought. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Moro 9:6. Does "the enemy of all righteousness" refer directly to Lucifer or ourselves in this verse? Isn't it Christ who will conquer Satan?

Resources[edit]

This section is for listing links and print resources, including those that are also cited elsewhere on this page. A short comment about the particular strengths of a resource can be helpful. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Moro 9:6. D. Todd Christofferson, "Let Us Be Men," Ensign, Nov 2006, pp. 46–48. Elder Christofferson exhorts men to action with these words: "We who hold the priesthood of God cannot afford to drift. We have work to do. We must arise from the dust of self-indulgence and be men!"

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves, such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word. In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources are preferable to footnotes.



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Moro 9:21-26

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Summary[edit]

This section should be very brief. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Relationship to Moroni. The relationship of Chapter 9 to the rest of Moroni is addressed at Moroni.

Story. Chapter 9 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapter 9 include:

Discussion[edit]

This section is for detailed discussion such as the meaning of a symbol, how a doctrinal point is developed throughout a passage, or insights that can be further developed in the future. Contributions may range from polished paragraphs down to a single bullet point. The focus, however, should always be on understanding the scriptural text consistent with LDS doctrine. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Unanswered questions[edit]

This section is for questions along the lines of "I still don't understand ..." Please do not be shy. The point of these questions is to identify things that still need to be addressed on this page. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Prompts for life application[edit]

This section is for prompts that suggest ways in which a passage can influence a person's life. Prompts may be appropriate either for private self reflection or for a class discussion. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Moro 9:6 From Mormon's comments about not having faith that his people will be saved (for example, in Morm 5:2), it sounds like Mormon and Moroni expect that they are fighting a losing war against the wicked state of their society. Yet even though they expect that society as a whole will be lost to wickedness, they still feel an obligation to help save as many individuals along the way as possible. This example from two great prophets can provide guidance to others about how to live in a society is likewise moving in the direction of increasing wickedness, even hopelessly complete wickedness. Also see the Lord's reaction to the wicked who were destroyed in the flood in Moses 7:36-37.

Prompts for further study[edit]

This section is for prompts that invite us to think about a passage more deeply or in a new way. These are not necessarily questions that beg for answers, but rather prompts along the lines of "Have you ever thought about ..." Prompts are most helpful when they are developed individually, thoughtfully, and with enough background information to clearly indicate a particular direction for further study or thought. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Moro 9:6. Does "the enemy of all righteousness" refer directly to Lucifer or ourselves in this verse? Isn't it Christ who will conquer Satan?

Resources[edit]

This section is for listing links and print resources, including those that are also cited elsewhere on this page. A short comment about the particular strengths of a resource can be helpful. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • Moro 9:6. D. Todd Christofferson, "Let Us Be Men," Ensign, Nov 2006, pp. 46–48. Elder Christofferson exhorts men to action with these words: "We who hold the priesthood of God cannot afford to drift. We have work to do. We must arise from the dust of self-indulgence and be men!"

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves, such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word. In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources are preferable to footnotes.



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