Understanding the Scriptures
|Exhortation(v. 1)||Teaching and encouraging|
|Gird up your loins(v. 6)||Be prepared|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A as you studyDoctrine and Covenants 73.
The Importance of the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible
One of the first assignments the Lord gave the Prophet Joseph Smith was to translate the Book of Mormon. During the translation, the Prophet asked many questions, which the Lord answered. Many of those revelations became sections of the Doctrine and Covenants (for examples, D&C 3; 5–6; 8–10).
To what did the Lord tell the Prophet and Sidney Rigdon to return to inDoctrine and Covenants 73:3?
Read the section headings forDoctrine and Covenants 76–77; 86; and 91. Explain what these revelations have to do with the Joseph Smith Translation and give a brief summary of what is taught in them.