Understanding the Scriptures
|Consulted (v. 3)||Talked, counseled|
|Craft (v. 3)||Profession|
|Privily (v. 5)||Secretly, privately|
|Breathed out (v. 9)||Spoke, expressed|
|Betwixt (v. 13)||Between|
|Wax hard (v. 15)||Become resistant to righteousness|
Studying the Scriptures
Do one of the following activities (A–C) as you study Alma 35.
Expose the Secret Plan
Pretend you are a spy who has infiltrated the Zoramite leadership. After reading Alma 35:1–6, write a memo that describes the Zoramites’ wicked plan and how it will affect those who live gospel principles.
Write a News Report
Read Alma 35:7–12 and write a newspaper report on that crisis in Jershon. Include the following:
An example of the threats that you think might have been “breathed out” by the Zoramites.
A summary of the Ammonite response and how it might improve some situations where you live.
Describe the Feelings
Ponder Alma 35:14–16 and describe Alma’s feelings about the situation and what he did about it.
How is this similar to what latter-day prophets have taught us about preparing our families for the difficult times prophesied in the future?