Understanding the Scriptures
|Sufficient (v. 3)||Large enough|
|Desolate (vv. 10–11)||Uninhabited|
|Carcases were mangled (v. 10)||Dead bodies were torn|
|Synagogues (v. 13)||Churches, places of worship|
|Grafted into the true vine (v. 17)||Joined with Christ and His Church|
|Strifes (v. 18)||Contentions, arguments|
|Malice (v. 18)||Desire to hurt others, hatred|
|Revilings (v. 18)||Criticisms, insults|
|Lasciviousness (v. 18)||Lustful actions|
Studying the Scriptures
Do one of the following activities (A–C) as you study Alma 16.
Draw a Map
In your notebook, draw a simplified version of the map of the Book of Mormon lands found on page 203. Label the map with the places mentioned in Alma 16:1–8. Then, with arrows and explanations, show what happened in verses 1–8.
What lesson do you think Mormon wanted us to learn from this story?
Imagine Yourself in This Story
Review what life was like in Zarahemla after “the establishment of the church became general throughout the land” (Alma 16:15; see vv. 15–21). Describe two things you would have liked most about living there then.
Describe the Benefits
Search Alma 16 and describe at least three benefits that would come to your community if everyone lived the gospel.