Understanding the Scriptures
|Reckon (v. 8)||Count, calculate|
|Lay waste (v. 11)||Destroy|
|Carnage (v. 11)||Destruction, bloodshed|
|Compelled (v. 12)||Forced|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activities A and B as you study 3 Nephi 2.
Although the change in the people’s attitudes you read about in 3 Nephi 2:3 seemed to occur quite quickly, it did not occur at once.
Make a diagram that represents the gradual steps some of the people took that brought them from a “great remission of sins” in 3 Nephi 1:23 to “great wickedness” in 3 Nephi 2:3. Label each step with phrases from 3 Nephi 1:27–2:3.
Make another diagram that represents the upward process toward greater spirituality. Identify what you can do to stay true to the gospel and increase your faith and testimony of Jesus Christ.