Understanding the Scriptures
|Just (v. 1)||Righteous, honest|
|Reckoning (v. 2)||Counting, calculating|
|Earnestness (v. 3)||Eagerness|
|Tempest (vv. 6, 12, 17)||Destructive storm|
|Divide asunder (v. 6)||Break apart|
|Desolate (v. 14)||Empty|
|Rent in twain (v. 18)||Split in two|
|Fallen (v. 20)||Died|
|Vapor (v. 20)||Cloud|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A or B as you study 3 Nephi 8.
Compare Two Events
What were the people looking for with “great earnestness” (v. 3) and why?
Summarize what Doctrine and Covenants 133:38–45 says about how the righteous will feel as the time of the Savior’s Second Coming approaches.
A Letter to Yourself
Why were the people “mourning,” “howling,” and “weeping” in 3 Nephi 8:23?
From 3 Nephi 8:24–25, what did they wish they, as a people, had done to avoid that great tragedy?
Suppose you were one of the Lord’s prophets. Write a message to all people concerning what they must do to avoid the promised destructions of the last days if the people will not repent.