Mosiah 19: The End of Wicked King Noah

Book of Mormon Student Study Guide, (2000), 87–88


Have you ever seen someone who was being tormented stand up to the tormentor? In Mosiah 19, you will read how Gideon stood up to wicked King Noah. You will also read how King Noah was saved from Gideon but not from Abinadi’s prophecy. As you read this chapter, notice also how Abinadi’s prophecy about the people was fulfilled.

Understanding the Scriptures

Mosiah 19

Anguish (v. 7)Distress, fear
Tarried (v. 13)Stayed, remained
Tribute (vv. 15, 26)Taxes, forced payment to maintain peace
Molest (v. 29)Trouble, harm
King Noah

King Noah

King Limhi

King Limhi

Studying the Scriptures

Do one of the following activities (A–C) as you study Mosiah 19.

Activity A iconDraw a Scene from the Story

After you have read Mosiah 19, pick one scene from this story and sketch a simple drawing of it in your notebook. Include all of the important details for the part of the story you choose to draw. Next to your drawing explain what you drew and list the verses that you illustrated.

Activity B iconMatch the Prophecy with Its Fulfillment

  1. 1.

    Review Abinadi’s prophecies about King Noah and his people in Mosiah 12:2–3. Then study Mosiah 19 and find and list verses that show that those two prophecies were fulfilled. You may want to write the reference for the prophecy in the margin of your scriptures next to the verses that show the fulfillment.

  2. 2.

    In your notebook, explain how each prophecy was fulfilled.

Activity C iconInterview a Character

The fate of King Noah is described in Mosiah 19:18–24. Suppose you were a news reporter traveling with Gideon’s men and interviewed one of the men who went with King Noah. Write how you think he might respond to the following questions:

  • Why did you go with the king instead of staying with your family?

  • Why isn’t the king with you now?

  • What happened to him?

  • What happened to the priests?

  • Why are you coming back?

  • If you had it to do over again, what would you do differently?