Understanding the Scriptures
|Glorified (v. 2)||Praised|
|Undefiled (v. 6)||Not polluted, pure|
|Genealogy (vv. 8, 22)||Family history|
|Generations (vv. 8, 28)||Children, grandchildren, and so on|
|The footstool of God (v. 9)||Earth (see v. 44)|
|Begat (vv. 10–11, 13–14, 17, 21, 25)||Was the father of|
|Dominion (v. 15)||Power|
|Residue (v. 17)||The smaller group that was left after being separated from the whole group|
|Conversed (v. 22)||Spoke with|
|Kindled (v. 27)||Beginning to grow|
|Counsel (vv. 28, 43)||Advice|
|Devised (v. 28)||Planned|
|Foresworn themselves (v. 29)||Made promises|
|Decree (v. 30)||Official announcement|
|Pierce (v. 32)||Hurt, kill|
|Utterance (v. 32)||What to say|
|Justify (v. 34)||Make happen|
|Yonder (v. 38)||Over there|
|Host (v. 44)||Large number|
|Are made partakers of (v. 48)||Experience|
|Woe (v. 48)||Sorrow|
|Original guilt (v. 54)||The transgression of Adam and Eve|
|Whole (v. 54)||Clean and pure|
|Conceived in sin (v. 55)||Born into a sinful world to parents who live in a fallen world and have sinned themselves|
|Sin conceiveth (v. 55)||The desire for sin begins to grow|
|Sanctified (vv. 59–60)||Cleansed and made holy, purified|
|Justified (v. 60)||Made free from guilt and the punishment of sin, forgiven|
|Quickeneth (v. 61)||Gives life to|
Studying the Scriptures
Do at least three of the following activities (A–E) as you study Moses 6.
Make a Table of Contents
Write what you think the table of contents would look like for the book described in Moses 6:5–25.
Write about or to Your Family
According to Moses 6:45–46, why did Enoch and his people know their ancestors (fathers)?
Write about one of your ancestors you “know” because of records that have been kept. Include something about them that inspires you to be a better person.
Write something you will want your posterity to know about you. Consider the following statement from President Spencer W. Kimball: “Get a notebook. … Begin today and write in it your goings and comings, your deepest thoughts, your achievements and your failures, your associations and your triumphs, your impressions and your testimonies” (“‘The Angels May Quote from It,’” New Era, Oct. 1975, 5).
What Do They Describe?
Find the following phrases in Moses 6:27–29 that describe the sins of the people in Enoch’s day: “hearts have waxed dull,” “ears are dull of hearing,” “eyes cannot see afar off,” “have denied me,” “sought their own counsel in the dark,” “devised murder,” “have not kept the commandments [given to] Adam,” and “foresworn themselves.” You might want to underline or highlight these phrases in your scriptures.
Describe what you think is meant by “hearts waxed dull,” “ears dull of hearing,” “eyes that cannot see afar off,” and what it means to “seek counsel in the dark.”
Give the opposite of each description above so that they describe righteous people. In other words, through the gospel hearts can be ___, eyes can become ___, and so on.
A Calling from the Lord
How Do We Receive Our Inheritance from Heavenly Father?
Because of the Fall
How the Fall Is Overcome
As children of God, we are entitled to inherit all that He has. When we sin, however, we become unclean, and no unclean thing can inherit the kingdom of God. The Lord taught Adam how to become clean and thus qualify to inherit eternal life. Enoch taught these same principles to his people. Read Moses 6:48–68, and then make a chart like the one shown. List in the first column things that happened because of the Fall. List in the second column things that tell how to overcome the effects of the Fall.