Understanding the Scriptures
|Wroth (vv. 2–4)||Angry|
|Precarious (v. 7)||Unsafe, risky|
|Cunning device (v. 10)||Clever plans|
|Rent (vv. 12–13, 19, 21)||Tore, torn|
|Girded about their loins (v. 21)||Fastened around their waists|
|Remnant (vv. 23–24, 27)||Remaining part|
|Headed (v. 32)||Stopped, overtook and cut off|
|Hoisted (v. 36)||Raised|
Studying the Scriptures
Do one of the following activities (A–C) as you study Alma 46.
Identify Key Words
Draw three columns and label them “Amalickiah’s Desire,” “Amalickiah’s Method,” and “Amalickiah’s Effect.” Review Alma 46:1–7 and list key words under these headings.
Search verses 8–10 and explain what we can learn from the result of Amalickiah’s influence on the Nephites.
What people, groups, or organizations today might have the same desires and use the same methods that Amalickiah did?
Write a Modern Version
Read what Captain Moroni wrote on the title of liberty, in Alma 46:12. (You may want to mark it in your scriptures.) Prepare your own title of liberty that you could display in your room or at seminary. Include words or pictures of what you feel are worth preserving and defending.
Explain the Picture
Review Alma 46:21–28 and write a journal entry as if you were there. Explain what was happening in the accompanying picture and how you might have felt as you listened to Captain Moroni.