Understanding the Scriptures
|Cast his eyes round about (v. 1)||Looked around|
|Carnal state (v. 2)||Earthly or fallen condition|
|Remission (vv. 3, 11–12)||Forgiveness of sins|
|Comprehend (v. 9)||Understand|
|Succor (v. 16)||Help, assist, aid|
|Putteth up his petition (vv. 16, 22)||Asks or pleads for help|
|Stay my hand (v. 17)||Withhold my help|
|Impart (vv. 17, 21, 26)||Give, share|
|Condemn him (v. 22)||Judge him as unfit|
|Covet (v. 25)||Selfishly desire|
|Requisite (v. 27)||Required|
|Expedient (v. 27)||Necessary, essential|
|Divers (v. 29)||Many, various|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A or B and activity C or D as you study Mosiah 4.
Analyze What Happened
A remarkable change came upon the people as a result of applying King Benjamin’s teachings to their lives.
Read Mosiah 4:1–3 and answer the questions in the following chart in your notebook.
What did they realize?
What did they ask?
What was the result?
Find the Lists
King Benjamin wanted his people to understand how to be saved in the kingdom of God. As shown in Mosiah 4:1–3, they experienced what it was like to receive a remission of their sins as a result of their faith.
In verses 4–10, King Benjamin explained further what is required for salvation. Study these verses and, in your notebook, make one list of the truths he said we should understand (see vv. 5–7) and another list of the principles he said we must first “believe” and then “do” to receive salvation (see vv. 8–10).
Even after we have been forgiven and made clean, it is not always easy to stay clean. Study verses 11–12 and list what King Benjamin said we must do to “retain a remission of [our] sins.”
In verses 12–16, King Benjamin listed the blessings that will be ours “if” we do what is taught in verse 11. Note that “retaining a remission of our sins” is just one of the blessings of obedience. List the blessings he mentioned and then choose two of them and explain why they would be desirable to you.
What Would Their Excuse Be?
The accompanying picture illustrates King Benjamin’s thoughts about those who refuse to give to the poor. Read Mosiah 4:17–25 and, in your notebook, finish the statements with what a person in each situation might say. What did King Benjamin say should be their attitudes instead?
I won’t impart because …
I can’t impart because …