Understanding the Scriptures
|Compel, compelled (vv. 1, 5, 15)||Force|
|Breastwork of timbers (v. 4)||Wooden wall|
|Employ (v. 7)||Use|
|Intrigue (vv. 8–9)||Secret plots|
|Dissensions (vv. 8–9)||Disputes, rebellions|
|Valiant for courage (v. 20)||Extremely brave|
|Soberness (v. 21)||Seriousness|
|Stripling (v. 22)||Young|
Studying the Scriptures
Do two of the following activities (A–C) as you study Alma 53.
The Nephite army had been victorious but later faced several problems.
Read Alma 53:1–7 and identify at least three problems the Nephites faced at that time.
Identify the solutions Captain Moroni found for each problem.
Find Similar Characteristics
Read Alma 53:20–21 and list the characteristics that the 2,000 stripling soldiers had and that our full-time missionaries are to have.