3 Nephi 29-30: Mormon's Warnings

Book of Mormon Student Study Guide, (2000), 176

Instead of continuing to tell what happened after Jesus Christ’s visits to the Nephites, Mormon finished 3 Nephi with his own testimony, counsel, and warnings to future readers. Remember, as you read chapters 29–30, that Mormon was writing directly to people of our day.

Understanding the Scriptures

3 Nephi 29

Vain (v. 3)Of no worth or value
Spurn at, spurneth at (vv. 4–5, 8)Disregard, reject, treat lightly
Hiss … nor make game of (v. 8)Mock or make fun of
Execute (v. 9)Perform

3 Nephi 30

Whoredoms (v. 2)Sexual sins
Abominations (v. 2)Serious sins; thoughts and acts that are offensive to God
Idolatries (v. 2)Worshipping false gods
Remission (v. 2)Forgiveness, release from guilt

Studying the Scriptures

Do activities A and B as you study 3 Nephi 29–30.

Activity A iconMake a List

  1. 1.

    Read what Mormon said in 3 Nephi 29:1–4, 8–9 and list what we should know or do because this record has been brought forth to the world. If there is a reason given in these verses for why we should know or do those things, write it next to that item on your list.

  2. 2.

    List the specific groups of people Mormon gave warnings to in 3 Nephi 29:5–7; 30:2. If there is a consequence to the warning mentioned, write it next to that item on the list.

  3. 3.

    From the counsel and warnings he gave in 3 Nephi 29–30, list what Mormon was inspired to know about our day.

Activity B iconWho Is Talking?

Carefully read 3 Nephi 30:1–2. Whose words are recorded in verse 2? Why do you think Mormon was commanded to write them?