Understanding the Scriptures
|Wo (v. 2)||Sorrow, grief|
|Come any more unto me against them (vv. 5, 7–9, 11)||Cry unto me for justice|
|Stead (v. 7)||Place|
|Alpha and Omega (v. 18)||The first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, representing His power over all things from beginning to end|
|Shedding of blood (v. 19)||Sacrificing of animals under the law of Moses|
|Broken heart (v. 20)||Humble heart, teachable|
|Contrite spirit (v. 20)||Repentant, teachable|
3 Nephi 9:13—“That I May Heal You”
It was remarkable that anyone survived the destructions. Those who remained were righteous enough to be spared but much more was still required of them. They were commanded to “return” and “repent” and “be converted, that I may heal you.” President Harold B. Lee said, “The greatest miracles I see today are not necessarily the healing of sick bodies, but the greatest miracles I see are the healing of sick souls” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1973, 178; or Ensign, July 1973, 123).
3 Nephi 9:16—“I Came Unto My Own, and My Own Received Me Not”
Jesus began His ministry among His ancient covenant people, the house of Israel—to the Jews in particular. They had the words of the prophets and the law of Moses and they witnessed the Savior’s many miracles, all of which testified of Him. However, because of their faithless condition, the majority of them rejected Him and His teachings. (See also John 1:11; D&C 6:21.)
|Cease lamenting and howling (v. 2)||Stop crying and mourning|
|Nourished (v. 4)||Strengthened and blessed|
|Dispersed (v. 9)||Went away|
|Rend (v. 9)||Break apart|
|Tumultuous (v. 9)||Loud|
|Cleave (v. 10)||Join|
|Remnant of their seed (vv. 16–17)||Part of their descendants|
|Ascension (v. 18)||Rising|
Studying the Scriptures
Do two of the following activities (A–C) as you study 3 Nephi 9–10.
Identify a Repeated Idea
What did Mormon want us to understand in 3 Nephi 10:14–16?
According to Doctrine and Covenants 1:14, how will the Savior’s Second Coming be similar to His appearance in the Book of Mormon?
“Come unto Me”
Make two columns in your notebook. On one side list what Jesus told the “more righteous” to do in 3 Nephi 9:12–22. On the other side, list what Jesus promised them in those verses.
What does this teach you about Jesus Christ that gives you faith to do what He asks and trust that He can fulfill His promises?
Recognizing the Savior’s Love
Write about a time when the Savior “gathered” or “nourished” you as He promised to do for His people in 3 Nephi 10:4–6.
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