Alma 49: Nephite Victory

Book of Mormon Student Study Guide, (2000), 135

Alma 48 tells of the preparations Moroni and Amalickiah each made for war. In Alma 49 you will read about the results of those preparations. What difference do you think it makes to trust in your own strength, like Amalickiah, as opposed to trusting in the Lord, like Moroni? As you read this chapter, look for ways you can apply the principles you learn to your own life.

Understanding the Scriptures

Alma 49

Stationed (v. 2)Placed
Ridge of earth (v. 4)Wall of dirt or soil
Altered (v. 11)Changed
Immense (v. 21)Great, massive

Studying the Scriptures

Do activity A as you study Alma 49.

Activity A iconBe a War Correspondent

Suppose you are a news reporter assigned to follow the Lamanite army into battle.

  1. 1.

    For each of the following three sets of verses, prepare a headline and a brief news report describing for your readers what happened: Alma 49:1–12, 13–25, and 26–30.

  2. 2.

    The Apostle Paul taught that "we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places" (Ephesians 6:12). Explain how you can take the lesson you learned from the Nephites' preparations for war and apply them in your spiritual battles or conflicts against sin and wickedness.