Understanding the Scriptures
|Proclamation (vv. 1–2)||Official message or announcement|
|Compel them to arms (v. 3)||Force them to fight|
|Thither (v. 5)||There|
|Resolution (v. 6)||Commitment, resolve|
|Subjected (v. 6)||Forced, controlled|
|Dethrone (v. 8)||Remove from power|
|Embassy (vv. 10, 32)||Official messenger or messengers|
|By degrees (v. 18)||Gradually, a small amount at a time|
|Token (v. 23)||Symbol|
|Fraud (vv. 30, 35)||Dishonesty, cheating|
|Cunning (v. 35)||Deceitful, crafty|
|Dissenters (vv. 35–36)||Rebels|
Studying the Scriptures
Do two of the following activities (A–C) as you study Alma 47.
Outline the Plan
Alma 47:4–19 tells about Amalickiah’s plan to become king. Using the verses listed below, explain the what and the why of his plan.
What Would They Say?
After reading what Amalickiah did in Alma 47:20–29, write a short statement that you think represents what each of the following groups of people would have said about what happened:
The king’s servants
The people of Ammon
Write a “Thus We See” Statement
Alma 47:36 teaches interesting truths about life. Ponder what Mormon wrote and then write one lesson we can learn from this verse and how that lesson applies to our day.