Understanding the Scriptures
|Seize upon (v. 1)||Arrest|
|Revile against (vv. 2, 5)||Insult, scold|
|Contrary (v. 3)||Against|
|Befall (v. 8)||Happen to|
|Compelled (v. 10)||Forced|
|Constrained (v. 11)||Urged by the Spirit|
|Brazen (v. 14)||Brass|
Helaman 8:19–20—Who Were Zenos, Zenock, and Ezias?
This is the only time Ezias is mentioned in the scriptures. Like those of Zenos and Zenock, his teachings were contained on the brass plates (see the “Understanding the Scriptures” section for 1 Nephi 19:10, p. 30).
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A or B as you study Helaman 8.
Make a Comparison
In Helaman 8:1–10, some of the wicked leaders of the people condemned Nephi. According to verses 4 and 10, why didn’t they seize Nephi and take him away to harm him?
Write a statement that summarizes a lesson we can learn from Helaman 8:4, 10.