Ether 5 is a message from Moroni to the future translator of the Book of Mormon—the Prophet Joseph Smith. Imagine how the Prophet Joseph Smith felt when he learned in this chapter that three other witnesses would see the gold plates. What else about Moroni’s message do you think would have been of special interest to him?34187_000_ether-5
Understanding the Scriptures
|Privileged (v. 2)||Favored, blessed, chosen|
|Of a surety (v. 3)||Without any doubt|
|Established (v. 4)||Proven, declared true|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activities A and B as you study Ether 5.
Write Your Testimony
After reading Ether 5:4–6, explain why you think the Lord would require and call witnesses to testify of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon.