Mormon 9: "I Know That Ye Shall Have My Words"

Book of Mormon Student Study Guide, (2000), 185–186


As you read in Mormon 8, Moroni saw our day and knew when his prophecies would be fulfilled. In Mormon 9, he took what he thought was one last opportunity to speak to the more unbelieving people of our day (see Moroni 1:1). Those who believe, however, may learn much from what he taught and the way he taught it.

Understanding the Scriptures

Mormon 9

Visitation (v. 2)The time of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ
Racked (v. 3)Tormented, suffering
Unquenchable (v. 5)Cannot be put out
Variableness, vary (vv. 9–10)Change
Temporal (v. 13)Physical, mortal
Ceased (vv. 15, 19–20)Stopped, ended
Wrought (vv. 16–19)Done
His disciples who should tarry (v. 22)The three Nephite disciples who were translated and continued their ministry on the earth
Confirm (v. 25)Prove
Despise (vv. 26–27)Hate
Probation (v. 28)Testing in this mortal life
Consume it on your lusts (v. 28)Satisfy your physical or earthly desires
Altered (vv. 32–33)Changed

Studying the Scriptures

Do activity A or B as you study Mormon 9.

Activity A iconCounsel for Specific People

Moroni spoke to at least four groups of people in Mormon 9. Summarize his message for:

  1. 1.

    Those “who do not believe in Christ” (vv. 1–6).

  2. 2.

    Those “who deny the revelations of God” (vv. 7–14).

  3. 3.

    Those who do not believe God can work miracles (vv. 15–25).

  4. 4.

    Those who “despise the works of the Lord” (vv. 26–31).

Activity B iconDoctrines of God’s Plan

There is no single passage of scripture in which God’s plan of salvation is explained in detail and which shows a relation of all the elements of the plan to each other. The doctrines of the plan are scattered throughout the scriptures, where those who diligently study can find and apply them. The effort required makes the learning more meaningful and memorable. Mormon 9 contains several important doctrines relating to “the great plan of happiness.” In Mormon 9, find what you think are five important doctrines relating to the plan. Write them in your notebook, along with a brief explanation of the importance of this doctrine to the plan as a whole.