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- VII -
Lehiís Final Words

One Week of Studies
  1. Recite 1 Nephi 19: 23.
    Read 2 Nephi 1:1-12.
    • Why is it important that the people in this nation obey Godís commandments?

  2. Recite 1 Nephi 19:23.
    Read 2 Nephi 1:13-32.
    • Verse 13: What do the chains represent? What is Lehi telling them to do?
    • Verse 14: Why did Lehi give so much council to his family at this time?
    • Verse 15: What does it mean when Lehi said, ďI have beheld his gloryĒ?
    • Verses 21 & 23: The world might teach young men that they need to prove their manliness by doing something foolish. Lehi taught what a real man is. Lehi expects them to be brave. He wants them to rise up and fight for righteousness.

  3. Recite 1 Nephi 19:23.
    Read 2 Nephi 2:1-13.
    • Verse 1: To whom is Lehi talking in this chapter?
    • Verse 4: Do you think Jacob saw Jesus? See footnote 4a.
    • Verse 5: For a guide on how to know good from evil, turn to Moroni 7:16-17. Mark, copy, and memorize these verses.
    • Verse 11: This is why we have our agency.
    • Verses 1-13: Why does God allow both good and evil in the world?

  4. Recite Moroni 7:16-17.
    Read 2 Nephi 2:14-30.
    • Verse 25: See footnote 25d. Mark, copy, and memorize this verse. Write what this scripture means to you.
    • Verses 26-30: Underline the ways we could lose our freedom.
    • Verse 27: Mark, copy, and memorize this scripture. Write what this scripture means to you.
    • Skim through 2 Nephi 2. Underline the words free, act, and choose.

  5. Recite 2 Nephi 2:25
    Read 2 Nephi 3.
    • In this chapter, Lehi will tell his son Joseph about a couple other Josephs.
    • Verse 4: Do you remember Joseph that was sold into Egypt?
    • Verses 5 & 6: In these verses, Lehi is telling his son Joseph that Joseph who was sold into Egypt prophesied that among his own posterity would be a great seer. That seer is Joseph Smith. Underline the word seer in verse six and write Joseph Smith in the margin.
    • Verse 12: The fruit of the loins (or descendants) of Joseph wrote the Book of Mormon. The fruit of the loins (descendants) of Judah wrote the Bible. These two books have now grown together.
    • Verse 15: Joseph Smith was named Joseph after his own father, also after the Joseph who was sold into Egypt.

  6. Recite 2 Nephi 2:27.
    Read 2 Nephi 4:1-12.
    • Verses 3 - 9: Lehi spoke to his grandchildren.
    • Verse 12: Lehi died.

  7. Recite 2 Nephi 2:25.
    Read 2 Nephi 4:13-35.
    • Verses 15-35: These verses are known as the psalm (or song) of Nephi. Read it aloud to get a feel for it.
    • Verses 17-19: Nephi talks about his sins. We donít know what these sins were, but this shows that everyone, including great men, has a need to repent.
    • Verse 29: Nephi prays that he will not be angry with his enemies. You can do this, too. When someone does something you donít like, you donít need to get angry with them. Heavenly Father can help you be more loving.
    • Nephiís psalm is an example of how we can gain our own peace of mind and spiritual power. Try writing a psalm of your own. Write the things that prove God is with you and will help you.

  8. Recite 2 Nephi 2:27.
    Read 2 Nephi 5:1-18.
    • Verses 5-8: The land where Lehi and his family lived was called Lehi. Nephi took his family and everyone else who had a desire to be righteous into another land, which they called Lehi. On a blank paper, start a map of the cities and lands of the places where Lehi and his descendants lived. Start by putting the cities of Lehi and Nephi. Something like this:

      Lehi            Nephi
    • Verse 9: From now on, Nephi and his people are called Nephites.
    • Verses 10 & 11: The people were obedient to the Lord so they were blessed.
    • Verse 16: They had a temple!
    • Verse 18: Why should they have no king?

  9. Recite Moroni 7:16-17.
    Read 2 Nephi 5:19-34.
    • Verse 21: Laman and his people (the Lamanites) were made dark.
    • Verse 27: What do you think it is like to live "after the manner of happiness"?
    • Verse 34: The Nephtes were several days journey away, yet the Lamanites had already caused problems for the Nephites.

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