Understanding the Scriptures
|Rehearsed unto (v. 1)||Reminded, recited|
|Notwithstanding our afflictions (v. 5)||Even though we have had challenges and trials|
|Covenanted (v. 5)||Made a sacred promise|
|Inheritance (vv. 5, 8–9)||Possession or family property|
|Consecrated (vv. 7, 32)||Especially set aside or dedicated for sacred purposes|
|Molest (v. 9)||Trouble, harm|
|Dwindle (v. 10)||Fall gradually away|
|Visitations (v. 12)||The sending of punishments; events that demonstrate God’s judgment|
|Redeemed (v. 15)||Saved; a more literal meaning is “purchased from bondage”|
|Statutes (v. 16)||Laws, commandments, rules|
|Anxiety (v. 16)||Worry|
|Incur (v. 22)||Bring upon you|
|Obscurity (v. 23)||A state of being unknown|
|Sharpness (v. 26)||A rebuke|
|Restrain (v. 26)||Hold back|
|Utterance (v. 27)||Speech|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activities A and B as you study 2 Nephi 1.
Finish These Sentences
In 2 Nephi 1:5–12 are Lehi’s words to his sons about the land of their inheritance, which includes North and South America. Complete the following statements that summarize these teachings of Lehi. Try to phrase them in your own words, but be sure your sentence fully covers what Lehi taught:
Elder Carlos E. Asay, who was a member of the Presidency of the Seventy, related an experience he had as an 18-year-old priest in the Aaronic Priesthood when he refused to join a group of his peers in their inappropriate activities. He wrote: “As I walked away … , my companions taunted me by shouting, ‘When are you going to grow up?’ ‘When will you stop being a sissy and a religious fanatic?’ ‘When are you going to be a man?’” (In the Lord’s Service , 46; see also Conference Report, Apr. 1992, 58; or Ensign,
Based on what Lehi taught in 2 Nephi 1:13–24, list at least five characteristics that Lehi associated with being a man of God. With each characteristic, write the verse in which it is found.
Write a paragraph about the differences between the characteristics you listed and how the boys in Elder Asay’s story and many other worldly people would define what it means to be a man.
Review verses 13 and 15 and write a paragraph comparing the state of righteous men, like Lehi, with the state of worldly men, like Laman and Lemuel.
Jesus Christ taught: “What manner of men ought ye to be? Verily I say unto you, even as I am” (3 Nephi 27:27).