Understanding the Scriptures
|Tarry (v. 5)||Stay, remain|
|Bowels (vv. 6–7)||Inner feelings|
|Compassion (vv. 6–7)||Feelings of sympathy, love, and kindness|
|Lame (vv. 7, 9)||Crippled|
|Halt (v. 7)||Move with difficulty or pain|
|Maimed (v. 7)||Injured in some way|
|Sufficient (v. 8)||Enough|
|Dumb (v. 9)||Cannot speak|
|Whole (v. 10)||Well, healthy|
|Conceive (v. 17)||Consider, imagine|
|Bade them (v. 19)||Told them to|
|Minister (v. 24)||Teach, bless, serve|
Studying the Scriptures
Do one of the following activities (A–C) as you study 3 Nephi 17.
A Pattern for Learning
What did Jesus ask the Nephites to do in 3 Nephi 17:1–3 to help them better understand His teachings?
Make a list of what you can do to apply those same principles for learning to your own gospel study.
If You Were There
As you consider all that happened in 3 Nephi 17, write about the specific events you would have enjoyed seeing or participating in and explain why.
Learning about the Nature of Jesus Christ
Compare what Jesus did in 3 Nephi 17:14 with what happened in verses 15–24 and answer the following questions:
Why was Jesus troubled in verse 14?
Why was He weeping in verses 21–23?
What do those events teach us about Jesus?
How can knowing the way Jesus feels about us help sinners to repent?