Understanding the Scriptures
|Decoy (v. 1)||Trick, entrap|
|Embassy (v. 4)||Official messenger or messengers|
|Sallying forth (v. 6)||Rushing forward to attack|
|Stratagem (vv. 6, 28)||Careful plans|
|Secrete, secreted (vv. 16–17)||Hide|
|Faction (v. 36)||Dissenting group|
|Statutes (v. 40)||Laws|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A or B as you study Alma 58.
Think of a Modern Application
Read Alma 58:1–13.
What did the Nephites do when they faced an overwhelming situation?
Write about a modern situation that might be solved by taking similar action.
If It Were You
Read Alma 58:39–41.
Briefly list what Helaman said about the stripling soldiers.
If you are a young woman, how would you feel about being friends with or dating a boy with these qualities? Why? If you are a young man, how would you feel if you were described as having these qualities? What can you change in your life to develop these qualities?