Understanding the Scriptures
|Snares (v. 2)||Traps|
|By interpretation, is (v. 3)||Which means|
|Quarter (v. 5)||Area|
|Barges (vv. 6, 16, 18)||Boats|
|Suffer (vv. 7, 22)||Allow|
|Preserved (v. 7)||Saved, protected|
|Chastened (v. 14)||Scolded, corrected|
|Peaked (v. 17)||Pointed|
|Dashed (v. 23)||Smashed|
“While residing in Kirtland Elder Reynolds Cahoon had a son born to him. One day when President Joseph Smith was passing his door he called the Prophet in and asked him to bless and name the baby. Joseph did so and gave the boy the name of Mahonri Moriancumer. When he had finished the blessing he laid the child on the bed, and turning to Elder Cahoon he said, the name I have given your son is the name of the brother of Jared; the Lord has just shown (or revealed) it to me” (“Questions and Answers,” Improvement Era, July 1905, 705).
Studying the Scriptures
Do two of the following activities (A–C) as you study Ether 2.
Respond to a Question
Imagine that a friend who is not a member of the Church asked you what was meant by the term “land of promise” (Ether 2:9). Use Ether 2:8–12 and write what you would say to help your friend understand one of the meanings of this phrase, as it relates to the land referred to in these verses.
Write a “Thus We See” Statement
After reading Ether 2:13–16, think of a lesson this account teaches and write a “thus we see” statement that summarizes what the Lord wants us to learn from this experience.