Alma 55: Nephite Prisoners Are Freed

Book of Mormon Student Study Guide, (2000), 138–139


The Savior taught His disciples to “be ye therefore wise as serpents” (Matthew 10:16). His disciples in the Americas also needed inspiration and wisdom, sometimes even cleverness, to preserve their freedom. See what cunning strategy Moroni used to rescue Nephite prisoners of war without any loss of life.

Understanding the Scriptures

Alma 55

Fraud (v. 1)Lie, deception
Just cause (v. 1)Righteous principle, goal
By and by (v. 14)Soon
Profound (v. 17)Extreme, deep, complete
Pace (v. 21)Short distance
Intrigues (v. 27)Secret plots

Studying the Scriptures

Do activity A as you study Alma 55.

Activity A iconMake Up a Test

Review how Moroni freed the Nephite prisoners in Alma 55:4–24 and write six test questions and their answers. The questions should require complete sentences in the answers.