Alma 52: Nephite Victory

Book of Mormon Student Study Guide, (2000), 136–137

Have you ever been faced with a dilemma? A dilemma is a situation requiring a difficult choice between alternatives. In Alma 52, the Nephites faced another serious dilemma. As you read this chapter, see how the Lord helped them solve their dilemma and think about ways that solution might help you with your dilemmas.

Understanding the Scriptures

Alma 52

Resort (v. 6)Safety, refuge
Ransom (v. 8)Price of exchange
Scourge (v. 10)Attack, afflict
Stratagem (v. 10)Careful plans
Flatter (v. 19)Coax, persuade
Embassies (v. 20)Official messengers
Resolved (v. 21)Decided
Decoy (v. 21)Trick, entrap
Vigor (v. 24) Energy, strength
Having an unconquerable spirit (v. 33)Being unwilling to give up or surrender
Forbear (v. 37)Stop

Studying the Scriptures

Do activity A as you study Alma 52.

Activity A iconIdentify the Dilemma and Summarize the Solution

The Lamanites conquered many Nephite cities and used their fortifications to protect their troops from the Nephite armies. Read Alma 52:16–20 and identify the dilemma the Nephite leaders faced.

  1. 1.

    Review verses 21–32 and write a short paragraph summarizing the strategy the Nephites used to overcome the Lamanites.

  2. 2.

    What plans or decisions can you make now that will help you overcome Satan’s attacks throughout your life?