Ether 10: The Jaredite Kings

Book of Mormon Student Study Guide, (2000), 193


The Jaredites did not seem to learn from their past experiences. They repeated the same sins over and over again. As you read Ether 10, consider what prosperity had to do with the Jaredites’ problems. What is the lesson Moroni wanted us to understand from his account of the many Jaredite kings?

Understanding the Scriptures

Ether 10

Grievous (v. 5)Difficult
Be borne (v. 5)Endure, bear
Afflict (v. 7)Mistreat, burden, cause hardship or evil
Traffic (v. 22)Trade

Studying the Scriptures

Do activity B and activity A or C as you study Ether 10.

Activity A iconWrite an Introduction

Review Ether 10:1–8 and write a brief paragraph introducing Shez and his son Riplakish. Remember that an introduction should highlight what the people did and what contributions they made as leaders.

Activity B iconMake a Judgment

  1. 1.

    In your notebook, list the 12 Jaredite leaders in Ether 10:9–34.

  2. 2.

    By each name, write down whether the leader kept the commandments or did not keep the commandments, or that you are not sure.

Activity C iconExplain a Phrase

Moroni wrote in Ether 10:28 that there “never could be a people more blessed than were they.”

  1. 1.

    Who was he speaking of?

  2. 2.

    What do you think Moroni’s purpose was in making this statement?