Understanding the Scriptures
|Subsist (v. 4)||Survive|
|Commending (v. 4)||Committing, entrusting|
|Tempests (v. 6)||Violent storms|
|Tight (v. 7)||Waterproof|
|Encompassed (v. 7)||Surrounded, covered|
|Mar (v. 10)||Harm, injure|
|Grievous (v. 23)||Very disturbing|
|Constrain (v. 25)||Force, compel|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activities A and B as you study Ether 6.
Write a Journal Entry
Read Ether 6:1–11 and imagine being a passenger on one of the Jaredite barges.
Write a journal entry that you think might be typical for one day. Consider including information about the condition of the barges, the traveling conditions, frightening moments, and happy times.
Compare the difficulties they faced to the difficulties you face during your life’s journey. Write about what gives you “light” in your life and how your life is blessed because of it.
Make a Statement to the Press
Imagine television reporters had interviewed Jared and his family concerning the people’s desire to have a king. From what you learn in Ether 6:22–30, write a response you think the following people might have given to the questions:
Brother of Jared: “Why are you against having a king?”
Jared: “What is your feeling about the idea of a king?”
Pagag: “What is your response to your nomination as king?”
Orihah: “Why did you accept the nomination as king?”