Understanding the Scriptures
|Nativity (v. 1)||Birth|
|Wax (v. 3)||Grow, become|
|Abominations (v. 3)||Sins; thoughts and acts that are offensive to God|
|Synagogues, sanctuaries (vv. 5–6, 11, 16, 20)||Churches, places of worship|
|Redeem (v. 7)||Save|
|Zealous for (v. 23)||Enthusiastic, eager for|
Alma 21:3—Who Were the Amalekites and the People of Amulon?
The Amalekites were Nephite apostates. This is the first time the Book of Mormon mentions them. The people of Amulon were descendants of King Noah’s wicked priests who abandoned their families, fled into the wilderness, married Lamanite women, and became part of the Lamanite society (see Mosiah 23:31–35).
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A or B as you study Alma 21.
Write a Letter
Your Favorite Scripture
Review Alma 21:9. Assume you wanted to “open the scriptures” to a friend concerning the Savior. What Book of Mormon scripture that you have studied so far would you share? Why?