Understanding the Scriptures
|Forsake (v. 3)||Give up|
|Whoredoms (v. 3)||Sexual immorality|
|Transpired (v. 8)||Happened, occurred|
|Proceedings (v. 9)||History, events|
|Gone hence (v. 14)||Died|
|Commencement (v. 16)||Beginning|
|Remnant (vv. 23–24)||A remaining part|
|Dispersed (v. 26)||Scattered|
3 Nephi 5:13—Mormon, a Disciple of Jesus Christ
Elder Theodore M. Burton, who was a member of the Seventy, taught that “in English, at least, the word discipline has the same root as the word disciple” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1985, 81; or Ensign, Nov. 1985, 65). It could be said that a disciple is a disciplined person who accepts, learns, and lives according to a doctrine or way of life (see John 3:25). Mormon was a follower of Jesus Christ and lived according to His teachings.
3 Nephi 5:21–26—The House of Jacob and the Seed of Joseph
In 3 Nephi 5:21–26, Mormon rehearsed an oft-repeated theme of the Book of Mormon—the gathering of the house of Jacob, or the house of Israel. The “remnant of the seed of Joseph” refers to the descendants of Lehi living today. The prophecies concerning the children of Lehi are now being fulfilled in dramatic ways.
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A as you study 3 Nephi 5.
Meet the Author
Review 3 Nephi 5:8–20 and list at least five things you learn about:
The records Mormon abridged for the Book of Mormon.
What does this knowledge add to your understanding and appreciation of the Book of Mormon?