A model that a person can follow to obtain certain results. In the scriptures, pattern usually means an example either for living a certain way or for building something.
- The Lord commanded Israel to build a tabernacle according to the pattern shown to Moses:Ex. 25;
- David gave Solomon the pattern for building the temple:1 Chr. 28:11–13;
- In me Jesus Christ might shew a pattern to them which should believe on him:1 Tim. 1:16;
- I will give unto you a pattern in all things, that ye may not be deceived:D&C 52:14;