Understanding the Scriptures
|Durst not (v. 3)||Dared not|
|Sore (v. 10)||Violent, fierce|
|Exerted themselves (v. 11)||Put forth great effort|
|Bound up (v. 13)||Bandaged|
|Forbear (v. 17)||Stop, endure|
|Lay not this thing to their charge (v. 17)||Do not blame them|
|Pacified, pacify (vv. 19–20, 22, 24)||Calmed, soothed|
|Attributed (v. 23)||Gave the blame for|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A or B as you study Mosiah 20.
What Do You Learn about Gideon?
You have already read several events involving Gideon. For example, he stood up to King Noah and sent men to find out what happened to the king and those who left their families and fled with him (see Mosiah 19). Study Mosiah 20 and answer the following questions:
What position did Gideon hold in King Limhi’s government?
What did Gideon do to stop the Lamanites from attacking them again? (see Mosiah 20:14–24).
What did Gideon say was the cause of the affliction Limhi’s people were suffering?
What does this reveal about the kind of a man Gideon was?
Write a Test
From your reading of Mosiah 20, write five questions about important events or principles in that chapter. Be sure to include the answer and the verses where the answer is found after each question.
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