Helaman 7: Nephi Declares Repentance to His People

Book of Mormon Student Study Guide, (2000), 149


Nephi had been preaching the gospel far away from his home. When he returned, he was amazed and disappointed at the great wickedness of the people. Helaman 7 tells us what he said to the people about their condition.
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Nephi

Understanding the Scriptures

Helaman 7

Land of his nativity (v. 3)Place where he was born (Zarahemla)
Usurped (v. 4)Took power illegally
Aright (v. 4)Proper
Entreated (v. 7)Persuaded
Consigned (v. 9)Committed, content
Marvel (v. 15)Feel amazed
Enticing (v. 16)Temptation
Hitherto (v. 22)Before, previously

Studying the Scriptures

Do activities A and B as you study Helaman 7.

Activity A iconSuggest a Hymn

Review Helaman 7:1–11. What would have been a good hymn to help lift Nephi’s spirit? Why? (For additional help, see the topics index at the end of the hymnbook.)

Activity B iconIdentify Important Ideas

Using what you learn in Helaman 7:11–29, answer the following questions:

  1. 1.

    What did Nephi say was the reason for his “great mourning” (v. 11) for the Nephites?

  2. 2.

    What did Nephi say would happen if they did not repent? (Look for the repeated phrase “except ye shall repent” in these verses.)

  3. 3.

    What warnings have you heard our living prophets give the people of our day?