Phrases in the Book of Mormon

Sometimes impactful precepts are found in stories, parables, chapters, or verses, and sometimes they come in small nuggets of just a few words. Following are more than 400 of these phrases that have jumped off the pages and added to the rich experience of the Book of Mormon. Reading through these phrases is a quick way to "read" the Book of Mormon and feel of its essence.

1 Nephi


“...as he read, he was filled with the Spirit of the Lord.” (1 Nephi 1:12) “...he testified... [of] the things which he saw and heard...” (1 Nephi 1:18) “...the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those who he hath chosen...” (1 Nephi 1:20) “...and he took nothing with him...” (1 Nephi 2:4) “...O that thou mightest be...firm, steadfast, and immovable in keeping the commandments...” (1 Nephi 2:10) “...I was led by the Spirit, not knowing beforehand the things which I should do.” (1 Nephi 4:6) “...I am a visionary man...” (1 Nephi 5:4) “...and my mother was comforted” (1 Nephi 5:7) “...and he did search them [the brass plates] from the beginning” (1 Nephi 5:10) “...found that they [the records] were desirable...” (1 Nephi 5:21) “...the fulness of mine intent is to persuade man to come unto...God...” (1 Nephi 6:4) “...they were desirous to return unto the land of Jerusalem.” (1 Nephi 7:7) “...they were sorrowful because of their wickedness...” (1 Nephi 7:20) “...I did frankly forgive them all they had done” (1Nephi 7:21) “...I began to be desirous that my family should partake of it also...” (1 Nephi 8:12) “...I also did say unto them with a loud voice that they should come unto, and partake of the fruit...” (1 Nephi 8:15) “...they wandered off and were lost.” (1 Nephi 8:23) “...but we heeded them not.” (1 Nephi 8:33) “And Laman and Lemuel partook not of the fruit...” (1 Nephi 8:35) “...he did exhort them them with all the feeling of a tender parent..” (1 Nephi 8:37) “I...was desirous also that I might see, and hear, and know of these things...” (1 Nephi 10:17) “...I know he loveth his children; nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things.” (1 Nephi 11:17) “...shall make known the plain and precious things which have been taken away...’ (1 Nephi 13:40) “...that great pit which hath been digged for the destruction of men shall be filled by those who digged it...” (1 Nephi 14:3) “...if the Gentiles repent it shall be well with them...” (1 Nephi 14:5) “...they did not look to the Lord as they ought.” (1 Nephi 15:3) “...Have ye inquired of the Lord?” (1 Nephi 15:8) “...and whoso would hearken unto the word of God, and would hold fast unto it, would never perish...” (1 Nephi 15:24) “Thou has declared unto us hard things...” (1 Nephi 16:1) “The guilty take the truth to be hard, for it cutteth them to the very center.” (1 Nephi 16:2) “...by small means the Lord can bring about great things.” (1Nephi 16:29) “...when they that I began to be sorrowful they were glad in their hearts...” (1 Nephi 17:19) “...and we might have been happy.” (1 Nephi 17:21) “And he loveth those who will have him to be their God.” (1 Nephi 17:40) “...but ye were past feeling that ye could not feel his words...” (1 Nephi 17:45) “...I will shock them, saith the Lord...” (1 Nephi 17:53) “...the Lord did show me from time to time...” (1 Nephi 18:1) “...I did not murmur against the Lord because of my afflictions.” (1 Nephi 18:16) “...commanded my people what they should do after I was gone...” (1 Nephi 19:4) “...they shall wander in the flesh...” (1 Nephi 19:14) “...that perhaps I might persuade them that they would remember the Lord...” (1 Nephi 19:18) “...I did liken all scriptures unto us...” (1 Nephi 19:23) “And the righteous need not fear...” (1 Nephi 22:22) “...because of the righteousness of his people, Satan has no power...” (1 Nephi 22:26)




2 Nephi


“...notwithstanding our afflictions, we have obtained a land of promise...” (2 Nephi 1:5) “...arise from the dust, my sons, and be men...united in all things...” (2 Nephi 1:21) “...Shake off the chains with which ye are bound” (2 Nephi 1:23) “...ye say that he hath been angry with you; but..that which ye call anger was the truth...” (2 Nephi 1:26) “...Jacob suffered afflictions and much sorry, because of the rudeness of...his... brethren.” (2 Nephi 2:1) “...thous shalt dwell safely with thy brother, Nephi...” (2 Nephi 2:3) “...thou are blessed even as they unto whom he ministered in the flesh; for the Spirit is the same, yesterday, today, and forever...” (2 Nephi 2:4) “And men are instructed sufficiently that they know good from evil...” (2 Nephi 2:5) “...how great the importance to make these things known unto the inhabitants o the earth...” (2 Nephi 2:8) “For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things...” (2 Nephi 2:11) “...the Lord God gave unto man that he should act for himself...” (2 Nephi 2:16) “...because he [Satan] had fallen from heaven, and had become miserable, he sought also the misery of all mankind...” (2 Nephi 2:18) “...having no joy, they knew no misery; doing no good, for they knew no sin” (2 Nephi 2:23) “Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy.” (2 Nephi 2:25) “...they have become free forever...to act for themselves and not to be acted upon...” (2 Nephi 2:26) “...my soul delighteth in the scriptures, and my heart pondereth them...” (2 Nephi 4:16) “...my heart sorroweth because of my flesh; my soul grieveth because of mine iniquities.” (2 Nephi 4:17) “...And mine eyes have beheld great things...” (2 Nephi 4:24) “...Wilt thou make me that I may shake at the appearance of sin?” (2 Nephi 4:31) “...I...did cause my people to be industrious, and to labor with their hands.” (2 Nephi 5:17) “...we lived after the manner of happiness.” (2 Nephi 5:27) “...my people are pleased with the things of God...” (2 Nephi 5:32) “...I know that ye have searched much...” (2 Nephi 9:4) “...death passed upon all men, to fulfill the merciful plan o the great Creator...” (2 Nephi 9:6) “O how great the goodness of our God, who prepareth a way for our escape...” (2 Nephi 9:10) “..spiritual death is hell...” (2 Nephi 9:12) “...they who are righteous shall be righteous still...” (2 Nephi 9:16) “...their joy shall be full forever.” (2 Nephi 9:18) “...wo unto him that has...all the commandments of God...and wasteth the days of his probation” (2 Nephi 9 28) “...remember the awfulness in transgressing against...God” (2 Nephi 9:39) “...the words of truth are hard against all uncleanliness; but the righteous fear them no...” (2 Nephi 9:40) “...the way for man is narrow, but lieth in a straight course..” (2 Nephi 9:41) “...the keeper of the gate is the Holy One of Israel; and he employeth no servant there” (2 Nephi 9:41) “...and save they...consider themselves fools before God...he will not open unto them.” (2 Nephi 9:42) “...if ye were holy I would speak unto you of holiness; but as ye are not holy...I teach you the consequences of sin.” (2 Nephi 9:48) “...do not spend money for that which is of no worth...” (2 Nephi 9:51) “...God will be merciful unto many...” ( 2 Nephi 10:2) “...we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children...to believe in Christ” (2 Nephi 25:23) “...the right way is to believe in Christ and deny him not...” (2 Nephi 25:28) “...and they sell themselves for naught” (2 Nephi 26:10) “...the laborer in Zion shall labor for Zion... (2 Nephi 26:31) “...wo be unto him that is at ease in Zion!” (2 Nephi 28:24) “...wo be unto that shall say..we need no more of the word God, for have enough!” (2 Nephi 28:30) “...for my work is not yet finished...” (2 Nephi 29:9) “...I command all men...to write the words which I speak unto them..” (2 Nephi 29:11) “For my soul delighteth in plainness...” (2 Nephi 31:2) “...follow me and do the things which ye have seen me do.” (2 Nephi 31:12) “...the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should so.” (2 Nephi 32:3) “...I know the Lord will consecrate my prayers for the gain of my people.” (2 Nephi 33:10) “...the words of Christ...teach all men that they should do good.” (2 Nephi 33:10)




Enos


“...and the words which I had often heard my father speak...sunk deep into my heart.” (Enos 1:3) “...when I heard these words I began to feel a desire for the welfare of my brethren...” (Enos 1:9) "...I prayed unto him with many long strugglings for my brethren..." (Enos 1:11) “...And they swore in their wrath that...they would destroy our records...” (Enos 1:14) “...wherefore my soul did rest.” (Enos 1:17) “...for I know that in him I shall rest...” (Enos 1:27) “...I rejoice in the day when my mortal shall put on immortality...” (Enos 1:27) “...then shall I see his face with pleasure...” (Enos 1:27)




Jarom


“And there were many among us who have many revelations...” (Jarom 1:4) “...But the word of the Lord was verified...” (Jarom 1:9) “...they did prick their hearts with the word, continually stirring them up unto repentance.” (Jarom 1:12)




Omni


“...come unto him and offer your whole souls as an offering unto him.” (Omni 1:26)




Words of Mormon


“...I do not know all things...but the Lord...worketh in me to do according to his will.” (Word of Mormon 1:7)




Mosiah


“...were in not for these plates...we must have suffered in ignorance...not knowing the mysteries of God.” (Mosiah 1:3) “...it were not possible that...Lehi...could have remembered all these things...except to were for the help of these plates..” (Mosiah 1:4) “...were it not for these things...even our fathers would have dwindled in unbelief...” (Mosiah 1:5) “And they pitched their tents...with the door thereof towards the temple...” (Mosiah 2:6) “...I have not commanded you to come up hither to trifle with the words which I shall speak...” (Mosiah 2:9) “...when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.” (Mosiah 2:17) “...all that he requires of you is to keep his commandments...” (Mosiah 2:22) “...he doth require that ye should do as he commanded you;...if ye do, he doth immediately bless you...” (Mosiah 2:24) “...he receiveth...and everlasting punishment, having transgressed the law of God contrary to his own knowledge.” (Mosiah 2:33) “...consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments...” (Mosiah 2:41) “...the Lord hath heard your prayers...and hath sent me to declare unto thee that thou mayest rejoice...” (Mosiah 3:4) “...wo, wo unto him who knoweth that he rebelleth against God!” (Mosiah 3:12) “For the natural man is an enemy to God...” (Mosiah 3:19) “...and they were filled with joy, having received a remission of their sins, and having peace of conscience...” (Mosiah 4:3) “...if ye believe all these things see that ye do them.” (Mosiah 4:10) “...ye will not suffer your children that they...fight and quarrel one with another...” (Mosiah 4:14) “For behold, are we not all beggars?” (Mosiah 4:19) “...I give not because I have not, but if I had I would give.” (Mosiah 4:24) “...ye covet that which ye have not received.” (Mosiah 4:25) “...ye should impart of your substance...both spiritually and temporally...” (Mosiah 4:26) “...it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength...” (Mosiah 4:27) “...the Spirit of the Lord...has wrought a mighty change in us...that we have no more disposition to do evil...” (Mosiah 5:2) “...willing to enter into a covenant with our God...all the remainder of our days...unto the end of your lives...” (Mosiah 5:5,8) “...how knoweth a man the master who he has not served?” (Mosiah 5:13) “...ye should be steadfast and immovable...” (Mosiah 5:15) “...it was expedient...that he should take the names of all those who entered into a covenant... (Mosiah 6:1) “And he also, himself did till the earth, that thereby he might not become burdensome to his people...” (Mosiah 6:7) “...appointed priests to the teach the people...to stir them up in remembrance of the oath which they had made...” (Mosiah 6:3) “...God has provided a means that man...might becometh a great benefit to his fellow beings.” (Mosiah 8:18) “...they are as a wild flock which fleeth from the shepherd...and are devoured by the beasts of the forest.” (Mosiah 8:21) “...Believing...they were wronged...by their brethren, an they were also wronged while crossing the sea.” (Mosiah 10:12) “Ye have not applied your hearts to understanding...” (Mosiah 12:27) “...I read unto you the commandments...for I perceive that they are not written in your hearts...” (Mosiah 13:11) “...I perceive that ye have studied and taught iniquity the most part of your lives.” (Mosiah 13:11) “...the Lord redeemeth none such that...willfully rebel against God, that have known the commandments...and would not keep them...” (Mosiah 15:26) “...he commande them that there should be no contention...having their hearts knit together in unity and in love...” (Mosiah 18:21) “...he...commanded them that the priests...should labor with their own hands for their support.” (Mosiah 18:24) “...for their labor they were to receive the grace of God...” (Mosiah 18:26) “...they did walk uprightly before God, imparting to one another both temporally and spiritually...” (Mosiah 18:29) “...how beautiful are they to the eyes of them who there came to the knowledge of their redeemer...” (Mosiah 18:30) “...they began to prosper by degrees...” (Mosiah 21;16) “...I myself was caught in a snare...which caused me sore repentance.” (Mosiah 23:9) “...trust no one to be your teacher nor your minister, except he be a man of God...” (Mosiah 23:14) “...none received authority to preach...except they were just men.” (Mosiah 23:17) “...they did...nourish them with things pertaining to righteousness.” (Mosiah 23:18) “...the Lamanites had compassion...and did not destroy them, because of their wives.” (Mosiah 23:34) “...the Lord...did know the thoughts of their hearts.” (Mosiah 24:12) “...I will also ease the burdens which are placed upon your shoulders...” (Mosiah 24:14) “...the Lord did strengthen them that they could bear up their burdens with ease...” (Mosiah 24:15) “...they were filled with pain and anguish for the welfare of their souls.” (Mosiah 25;11) “...should remember that it was the Lord that did deliver them.” (Mosiah 25:16) “...they did not believe in the [good] traditions of their fathers.” (Mosiah 26:1) “...he feared that he would do wrong in the sight of God.” (Mosiah 26:13) “...because that hast inquired of me concerning the transgressor, thou art blessed.” (Mosiah 26:19) “...as often as my people repent, I will forgive them...” (Mosiah 26:30) “...when [he] had heard these words he wrote them down that he might have them...” (Mosiah 26:33) “And they did amdmonsih their brethren; and they were admonished, every one by the word of God...” (Mosiah 26:39) “...nothing shall overthrow it [the church], save it is the transgression of my people.” (Mosiah 27:13) “...the Lord hath heard the prayers of...Alma, who is thy father...” (Mosiah 27:14) “...remember how great things he has done for them...” (Mosiah 27:16) “...I was in the darkest abyss; but now behold the marvelous light of God...” (Mosiah 27:29) “...zealously striving to repair all the injuries which they had done...” (Mosiah 27:35) “...the very thought that any soul should endure endless torment did cause them to quake and tremble...” (Mosiah 28:3) “...they suffered much anguish of soul because of there iniquities...” (Mosiah 28:4) “...it gave them much knowledge, in the which they did rejoice.” (Mosiah 28:18) “...let us be wise and look forward to these things...” (Mosiah 29:9) “...if it were possible that you could have just men to be your kings, the it would be expedient that ye should always have kings...” (Mosiah 29:13) “...ye cannot dethrone an iniquitous king...for...he has friends in iniquity...” (Mosiah 29:21-22) “...he enacteth laws...after the manner of his own wickedness...” (Mosiah 29:23) “...the sins of many people have been caused by the iniquities of their kings...” (Mosiah 29:31) “...it is not common that the voice of the people desireth anything contrary to that which is right...” (Mosiah 29:26) “...unfolding unto them all the trials and tribulations of a righteous king, yea, all the travails of soul for their people...” (Mosiah 29:33) “...the burden should come upon all the people, that every man might bear his part.” (Mosiah 29:34)




Alma


“...many did believe on his words, even so many that they began to...give him money.” (Alma 1:5) “...they did impart the word of God...without money and without price.” (Alma 1:20) “...the hearts of many were hardened, and their names were blotted out...and many withdrew themselves from among them.” (Alma 1:24) “...they were steadfast and immovable in keeping the commandments of God...” (Alma 1:25)” “...the preacher was no better than the hearer, neither was the teacher better than the learner...” (Alma 1:26) “...they did not wear costly apparel, yet they were neat and comely.” (Alma 1:27) “...they begin to have continual peace...notwithstanding all their persecutions.” (Alma 1:28) “...they were liberal to all...whether out of the church or in the church...” (Alma 1:30) “...they knew not that they were fulfilling with words of God...” (Alma 2:18) “...the wickedness of the church as great stumbling-block to those who did not belong to the church...” (Alma 4:10) “...being filled with great joy because of the resurrection of the dead...” (Alma 4:14) “”...the Spirit of the Lord did not fail him.” (Alma 4:15) “...have ye sufficiently retained in remembrance...?” (Alma 5:6) “...they awoke unto God...their souls were illuminated by the light of the everlasting word...” (Alma 5:7) “...if ye have experienced a change of heart...can ye feel so now?” (Alma 5:26) “...are ye stripped of pride?...if ye are not ye are not prepared to meet God...” (Alma 5:28) “...I have fasted and prayed many days that I might know of these things myself...” (Alma 5:46) “...come ye out from the wicked, and be ye separate, and touch not their unclean things...” (Alma 5:57) “...those who do not belong to the church I speak by way of Invitation...” (Alma 5:62) “...join in fasting and mighty prayer in behalf of...those who knew not God.” (Alma 6:6) “Now this thing I do not know, but this much I do know” (Alma 7:8) “...I have said these things...that I might awaken you to a sense of your duty to God...” (Alma 7:22) “...Satan had gotten great hold upon the hearts of the people...” (Alma 8:9) “...lift up thy head and rejoice...for thou hast been faithful in keeping the commandments of God...” (Alma 8:15) “...after Alma received his message from the angel of the Lord he returned speedily...” (Alma 8:18) “...this was done that the Lord might show forth his power in them” (Alma 8:31) “...how soon ye have forgotten the commandments of God.” (Alma 9:8) “...Now we see that the word of the Lord has been verified...” (Alma 9:14) “...it shall be more tolerable for them in the day of judgment than for you...” (Alma 9:15) “...the Lord will be merciful unto all who call on his name.” (Alma 9:17) “...all men shall reap a reward of their works, according to the that which they have been...” (Alma 9:28) “...I waa called many times and woul not hear...” (Alma 10:6) “for behold, he hath blessed mine house...” (Alma 10:11) “...he perceived their thoughts...” (Alma 10:17) “...it is by the prayers of the righteous that ye are spared...” (Alma 10:23) “...(he) was a man expert in the devices of the devil...” (Alma 11:21) “...the righteous yieldeth to no such temptation...” (Alma 11:23) “...it is given unto many to know the mysteries of God...” (Alma 12:9) “For our words will condemn us...” (Alma 12:14) “...this life became a probationary state; a time to prepare to meet God...” (Alma 12:24) “...whosoever repenteth...shall have claim on mercy...” (Alma 12:34) “...seeing we know these things, and they are true, let us repent...” (Alma 12:37) “...they...could not look upon sin save it were with abhorrence...” (alma 13:12) “And they are made known unto us in plain terms...” (Alma 13:23) “And may the Lord grant unto you repentance...” (Alma 13:30) “Harrow up” - a unique phrase to the Book of Mormon, used primarily by Alma to describe how the mind is stirred up/broken/dug up as if by a harrow in a field, by our thoughts or memories of transgression, for the purpose of becoming contrite and humble. (Alma 14, 26, 29, 36) “...and his mind also was exceedingly sore because of his iniquities...” (Alma 15:5) “...and did not believe in the repentance of their sins.” (Alma 15:15) “...the people were checked as to the pride of their hearts...” (Alma 15:17) “...holding forth the coming of the Son of God...” (Alma 16:19) “...what added more to his joy, they were still his brethren in the Lord...” (Alma 17:2) “...ye shall be patient in...afflictions, that ye may show forth good examples unto them in me...” (Alma 1711) “...the hearts of the sons of Mosiah...took courage to go forth unto the Lamanites...” (Alma 17 12) “...for they supposed that great was the work which they had undertaken.” (Alma 17:13) “...the promises of the Lord were extended unto them on the conditions of repentance.” (Alma 17:15) “...they supposed that whatever they did was right...” (Alma 18:5) “...he doth remember all my commandments to execute them.” (Alma 18:10) “...whatsoever thou disirest which is right, that will I do.” (Alma 18:17) “...but as for myself, to me he doth not stink.” (Alma 19:5) “...this light had infused such joy into his soul, the cloud of darkness having been dispelled...” (Alma 19:6) “...there were many..who would not hear his words; therefore they went their way.” (Alma 19:32) “...their hearts had been changed; that they had no more desire to do evil.” (Alma 19:33) “...he was desirous to learn them [the words of Lamoni]” (Alma 20:37) “...the Spirit of the Lord has called him another way...” (Alma 22:4) “...I will give up all I possess...that I may receive this great joy.” (Alma 22:15) “...I will give away all my sins to know thee...” (Alma 22:18) “...as many of the Lamanites as believed in their preaching, and were converted unto the Lord, never did fall away.” (Alma 23:6) “...I I also thank my God...that he hath granted unto us that e might repent...” (Alma 24:10) “...for it was all we could do to repent sufficiently...” (Alma 24:11) “...they were firm, and would suffer even unto death rather than commit sin...” (Alma 24:19) “...And this is the blessing which hath been bestowed upon us, that we have been made instruments in the hands of God...” (Alma 26:3) “...but when the storm cometh they shall be gathered together...” (Alma 26:6) “...my joy is full, yea, my heart is brim with joy...” (Alma 26:11) “...we have been made instruments in his hands of doing this great and marvelous work.” (Alma 26:15) “...I cannot say the smallest part which I feel.” (Alma 26:16) “...he that repenteth and exerciseth faith...is given to know the mysteries of God...” (Alma 26:22) “Now when are hearts were depressed...the Lord comforted us...” (Alma 26:27) “...we can witness of their sincerity, because of their love towards their brethren and also towards us.” (Alma 26:31) “...we know they have gone to their God, because of their love and of their hatred to sin.” (Alma 2634) “...if the Lord saith unto go, we will go...” (Alma 27:8) “...this joy which none receiveth save it be the truly penitent and humble seeker of happiness.” (Alma 27:18) “...they were...distinguished for their zeal towards God, and towards men; for they were perfectly honest and upright in all things.” (Alma 27:27) “...many...truly mourn for the loss of their kindred, yet they rejoice and exult in hope, and even know...that they are raised to dwell at the right hand of God...” (Alma 28:12) “...that they would repent and come unto God, that there might not be more sorrow...” (Alma 29:2) “...he that knoweth not good from evil is blameless...” (Alma 29:5) “...he that knoweth good and evil, to him is given according to his desires, whether he desireth good or evil, life or death, joy or remorse of conscience.” (Alma 29:5) “Why do ye teach this people that there shall be no Christ, to interrupt their rejoicings?” (Alma 30:22) “...when they saw that he would revile even against God, they would not make any reply to his words...” (Alma 30:29) “And now what evidence have ye that there is no God...?” (Alma 30:40) “...I have all things as a testimony that these things are true...” (Alma 30:41) “...Thou hast had signs enough...” (Alma 30:44) “...all things denote there is a God, yea, even the earth and all things that are upon the face of it...” (Alma 40:44) “...it is better that they soul should be lost than that though shouldst be the means of bringing many souls down to destruction...” (Alma 30:47) “...I taught them because they were pleasing unto the carnal mind; and I taught them, even until I had much success, insomuch that I verily believed that they were true...” (Alma 30:53) “...and thus we see that the devil will not support his children at the last day...” (Alma 30:60) “...it was the cause of great sorrow to Alma to know of iniquity among his people...” (Alma 31:2) “...the preaching of the word...had more powerful effect on the people than the sword or anything else...” (Alma 31:5) “...they should suffer no manner of affliction, save it were swallowed up in the joy of Christ.” (Alma 31:38) “...their afflictions had truly humbled them, and ...they were in a preparation to hear the word.” (Alma 32:6) “...it is well that ye are cast out of your synagogues, that ye may be humble, and that he ye may learn wisdom...” (Alma 32:12) “...for ye are necessarily brought to be humble” (Alma 32:12) “...a man, sometimes, if he is compelled to be humble, seeketh repentance...” (Alma 32:13) “...blessed are they who humble themselves without being compelled to be humble...” (Alma 32:16) “...more cursed is he that knoweth the will of God and doeth it not...” (Alma 32:19) “...little children do have words given unto them many times, which confound the wise and learned.” (Alma 32:23) “...awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words...” (Alma 32:27) “...even if ye can no more than desire to believe, let this desire work in you...” (Alma 32:27) “...whatsoever is light, is good, because it is discernible, there ye must know that it is good...” (Alma 32:35) “...this is not because the seed was not good...but it is because ye will not nourish the tree...” (alma 32:39) “...and ye shall feast upon the fruit even until ye are filled; then ye shall reap the rewards of your faith...” (Alma 32:42-43) “...ye ought to search the scriptures...” (Alma 33:2) “...thou art merciful unto thy children when they cry unto thee...” (Alma 33:8) “...plant the word in your hearts, that ye may try the experiment of its goodness.” (Alma 34:4) “...he that exercises no faith unto repentance is exposed to the whole law of the demands of justice...” (Alma 34:16) “...let your heart be...drawn out in prayer...continually for your welfare, and also for hte welfare of the those who are around you.” (Alma 34:27) “...this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God...to perform their labors.” (Alma 34:32) “...the same spirit that doth possess your bodies at the time that ye go out of this life...will ossess your body in that eternal world.” (Alma 34:34) “...live in thanksgiving daily...” (Alma 34:38) “...the devil...rewardeth you no good thing.” (Alma 34:39) “...do not revile against those who cast you out...lest ye become sinners like unto them” (Alma 34:40) “...the people of Ammon did not fear their words...” (Alma 35:9) “...they began to be offended because of the strictness of the word...” (Alma 35:15) “...ye should do as I have done, in remembering the captivity of our fathers...” (Alma 36:2) “...my soul was filled with joy as exceeding as was my pain!” (Alma 36:20) “...the Lord doth give me exceedingly great joy in the fruits of my labors;” (Alma 36:25) “And I have been supported under trials and troubles of every kind...” (Alma 36:27) “...these records an their words brought them unto repentance...” (Alma 37:9) “...teach them an everlasting hatred against sin...” (Alma 37:32) “...learn in thy youth to keep the commandments of God.” (Alma 37:35) “Counsel with the Lord in all they doings, and he will direct thee for good...” (Alma 37:7) “...it is easy to give heed to the word of Christ, which will point to you a straight course to eternal bliss...” (Alma 37:44) “...I shall have great joy in you, because of your steadiness and your faithfulness unto God...” (Alma 38:2) “...if I had not been born of God I should not have known these things.” (Alma 38:6) “...I did cry unto him and I did find peace to my soul.” (Alma 38:8) “...see that ye bridle all your passions...” (Alma 38:12) “...forgive my unworthiness, and remember my brethren in mercy...” (Alma 38:14) “...but this was no excuse for thee, my son...” (Alma 39:4) “...whosoever murdereth against the light and knowledge of God, it is not easy for him to obtain forgiveness...” (Alma 39:6) “...counsel with your elder brothers in your undertakings...” (Alma 39:10) “Suffer not yourself to be lead away by any vain or foolish thing...” (Alma 39:11) “...when they saw your conduct, they would not believe in m words...” (Alma 39:11) “...Command they children to do good...” (Alma 39:12) “...return unto them, and acknowledge your faults and the wrongs which ye have done.” (Alma 39:13) “Seek no after riches...for...ye cannot carry them with you.” (Alma 39:14) “...I perceive that thy mind is worried...” (Alma 40:1) “...all is as one day with the God...” (Alma 40:8) “...the spirits of all men, whether they be good or evil, are taken home to that God who gave them life.” (Alma 40:11) “...they are...consigned to partake of the fruits of their labors, which have been evil...” (Alma 40:26) “...some have wrested the scriptures, and have gone far astray because of this thing.” (Alma 41:1) “...they are their own judges, whether to do good or do evil.” (Alma 41:8) “...they are in a state contrary to a the nature of happiness.” (Alma 41:11) “...ye suppose that it is injustice that that sinner should be consigned to a state of misery.” (Alma 42:1) “...the plan of mercy could not be brought about except an atonement should be made...” (Alma 42:15) “...there was a punishment affixed, and a just law given, which brought remorse of conscience...” (Alma 42:18) “...and mercy cometh because of the atonement...” (Alma 42:23) “...in the last day it shall be restored unto him according to his deeds.” (Alma 42:27) “...only let your sins trouble you, with that trouble which shall bring you down unto repentance.” (Alma 42:29) “And Alma...could not rest, and he also went forth.” (Alma 43:1) “...they had entered into a covenant and they would not break it.” (Alma 43:11) “...the Nephites were inspired by a better cause...” (Alma 43:45) “...they did worship God with exceedingly great joy.” (Alma 45:1) “...they grew rich in their own eyes...” (Alma 45:24) “...they were led away to dissensions...notwithstanding the preaching of Helaman...[and] their exceedingly great care over the church...” (Alma 46:6) “...we wee the great wickedness one very wicked man can cause...” (Alma 46:9) “...all those who were true believers in Christ took upon them, gladly, the name of Christ...” (Alma 46:15) “...they went out of the world rejoicing.” (Alma 46:39) “...his heart did glory in...keeping the commandments of God...and resisting iniquity.” (Alma 48:17) “...we can behold that his words are verified...” (Alma 50:19) “...they were men who were true at all times in whatsoever thing they were entrusted. (Alma 53:20) “...We do not doubt our mothers knew it.” (Alma 56:48) “...they did obey and observe to perform every word of command with exactness.” (Alma 57:21) “...they are young, and their minds are firm, and they do put their trust in God continually.” (Alma 57:27) “...they are strict to remember the Lord their God from day to day...” (Alma 58:40) “...I fear...that the judgments of God will come upon this people, because of their eceeing slothfulness...” (Alma 60:!4) “...repent...and begin to be up and doing...” (Alma 60:24) “...it is the tradition of their fathers that has caused their hatred...” (Alma 60:32) “I seek not for power, but to pull it down...” (Alma 60:36) “...they have used flattery, and they have led away the hearts of many people...” (Alma 61:4) “...I...rejoice in the greatness of your heart...” (Alma 61:9) “...whatsoever evil we cannot resist with our words...let us resist with our swords...” (Alma 61:14) “...many had become hardened because of the...great length of the war; and many were softened because of their afflictions...” (Alma 62:41) “...notwithstanding their riches...they were not lifted up in the pride of their eyes...” (Alma 62:49) “...he did observe to do good continually...” (Alma 63:2)




Helaman


“...thus we see that the gate of heaven is open unto all...” (Helaman 3:28) “...they...did wax stronger and stronger in their humility...” (Helaman 3:35) “...because of their boastings in their own strength, they were left in their own strength...” (Helaman 4:13) “...they become weak, because of their transgression...” (Helaman 4:26) “And they did remember his words...” (Helaman 5:14) “...it was a still voice of perfect mildness...” (Helaman 5:30) “...they had become exceedingly wicked...and did turn unto their own ways...” (Helaman 6:31) “...and thus ye shall have power among this people.” (Helaman 10:7) “...he...prophesied unto the people whatsoever things the Lord put into his heart.” (Helaman 13:4) “...it is because of those who are righteous that it is saved...” (Helaman 13:12) “...if a man shall say...do whatsoever your heart desireth...ye will receive him and say that he is a prophet.” (Helaman 13:27) “...ye have sought for happiness in doing iniquity, which thing is contrary to the nature of...righteousness...” (Helaman 13:38) “... in the days of their iniquities hath he chastened them because he loveth them.” (Helaman 15:3) “...they are striving with unwearied diligence...” (Helaman 15:6) “...ye can see that they fear to sin...” (Helaman 15:9) “...it shall be better for them than for you except ye repent.” (Helaman 15:14) “And many more things did he people imagine up in their hearts...” (Helaman 16:22) “...Satan did stir them up...that he might harden the hearts of the people against that which was good...” (Helaman 16:22)




3 Nephi


“...the people began to forget the sins and wonders which they had heard, and began to be less and less astonished at sign or wonder from heaven...” (3 Nephi 2:1) “...and did serve God with all diligence day and night.” (3 Nephi 5:3) “...[there] were a few...who were converted to the faith, and they would not depart from it, for they were firm, and steadfast, and immovable...” (3 Nephi 6:14) “...they did not sin ignorantly...they did wilfully rebel against God.” (3 Nephi 6:18) “...he that hath the scriptures, let him search them...” (3 Nephi 10:14) “...notwithstanding it being a small voice it did pierce them to the center...” (3 Nephi 11:3) “...he that hath the spirit of contention is not of me...” (3 Nephi 11:29) “...it is better that ye should den yourselves of these things...” (3 Nephi 12:30) “...go ye into your homes, and ponder upon the things which I have said...” (3 Nephi 17:3) “...no one can conceive of the joy which filled our souls at the time we heard him pray for us...” (3 Nephi 17:17) “...this doth witness unto the Father that ye are willing to do that which I have commanded you.” (3 Nephi 18:10) “...I am the light which ye shall hold up--that which ye have seen me do.” (3 Nephi 18:24) “,,,he touched with his hand the disciples...one by one...and spake unto them as he touched them.” (3 Nephi 18:36) “...for the works which ye have seen me do that shall ye also do...” (3 Nephi 27:21) “...my joy is great, even unto fulness, because of you...” (3 Nephi 27:30) “...they were converted unto the Lord, and were united unto the church...” (3 Nephi 28:23)




4 Nephi


“...they did not dwindle in unbelief, but they did wilfully rebel against the gospel of Christ.” (4 Nephi 1:38)




Mormon


“...thou art a sober child, and art quick to observe” (Mormon 1:2) “...their sorrowing was not unto repentance...but it was rather the sorrowing of the damned, because the Lord would not...suffer them to take happiness in sin.” (Mormon 2:13) “...I saw that the day of grace had passed.” (Mormon 2:15) “...the strength of the Lord was not with us; yea, we were left to ourselves...” (Mormon 2:26) “...I did cry unto this people, but it was in vain; and they did not realize that it was the Lord that had spared them...’ (Mormon 3:3) “...they are led about by Satan..without sail or anchor, or without anything wherewith to steer her;” (Mormon 5:18) “...be baptized in the name of Jesus, and lay hold upon the gospel of Christ...” (Mormon 7:8) “...ye would be more miserable to dwell with a holy and just God, under a consciousness of your filthiness before him, than ye would to dwell with the damned souls in hell.” (Mormon 9:4) “...give thanks unto Go that he hath made manifest unto you our imperfections, that ye may learn to be more wise than we have been” (Mormon 9:31)




Ether


“And the Lord said: Go to work and build...” (Ether 2:16) “...wherefore, ye shall treasure up the things which ye have seen and heard...” (Ether 3:21) “...whatsoever thing persuadeth men to do good is of me...” (Ether 4:12) “Come unto me...and I will show the greater things...” (Ether 4:13) “...he did do justice unto the people, but not unto himself because of his many whoredoms;”” (Ether 10:11) “...and they adopted the old plans...” (Ether 10:33) “...because thou hast seen they weakness, thou shalt be made strong...” (Ether 12:37) “...whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world...” (Ether 12:4) “...dispute not because she see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith.” (Ether 12:6) “...if there be no faith among the children of men God can do no miracle among them...” (Ether 12:12)




Moroni


“...their names were taken, that they might be nourished by the good word of God...” (Moroni 6:4) “...as oft as they repented and sough forgiveness...they were forgiven.” (Moroni 6:8) “I am mindful of you always in my prayers...” (Moroni 8:2) “Little children are whole, for they are not capable of committing sin...” (Moroni 8:8) “...it is solemn mockery before God, that ye should baptize little children.” (Moroni 8:9) “I speak with boldness, having authority from God...” (Moroni 8:16) “...all little children are alive in Christ, and also all they that are without the law.” (Moroni 8:22) “...he that is under no condemnation cannot repent...” (Moroni 8:22) “...repentance is unto them that are under condemnation and under the curse of a broken law.” (Moroni 8:24) “Pray for them...that repentance may come unto them.” (Moroni 8:28) “O the depravity of my people! They are without order and without mercy.” (Moroni 9:18) “...behold, my son, I recommend thee unto God...” (Moroni 9:21) “...deny not the gifts of God...” (Moroni 10:8) “...despair cometh because of inquity.” (Moroni 10:22) “......deny yourselves of all ungodliness...” (Moroni 10:32)




Jacob


“...because of faith and great anxiety, it truly had been made manifest unto us concerning our people...” (Jacob 1:5) “...taking upon us the responsibility, answering the sins of the people upon our own heads if we did not teach them...” (Jacob 1:19) “...I...am weighed down with much...desire and anxiety for the welfare of your souls...” (Jacob 2:3) “...by the help of the all-powerful Creator...I can tell you concerning your thoughts...” (Jacob 2:5) “...it grieveth me that I must use so much boldness of speech concerning you, before your wives and your children...” (Jacob 2:7) “...they have come up hither to hear the word of God,...which healeth the wounded soul.” (Jacob 2:8) “...let not this pride of your hearts destroy your souls!” (Jacob 2:16) “Think of your brethren like unto yourselves...” (Jacob 2:17) “...be familiar with all and free with your substance..” (Jacob 2:17) “But before ye seek for riches, seek ye for the kingdom of God.” (Jacob 2:18) “And the one being is as precious in his sight as the other...” (Jacob 2:21) “...for they seek to excuse themselves in committing whoredoms...” (Jacob 2:23) “...I the Lord have seen the sorrow...of the daughters of my people...because of the wickedness...of their husbands.” (Jacob 2:31) “...for ye have done these things which ye ought not to have doe...ye have broken the hearts of your tender wives, and lost the confidence of your children...” (Jacob 2:34-35) “...many hearts died, pierced with deep wounds.” (Jacob 2:35) “...pray unto him with exceeding faith, and he will console you in your afflictions...” (Jacob 3:1) “...revile no more against them...but ye shall remember your own filthiness...” (Jacob 3:9) “...remember that ye may, because of your filthiness, bring your children unto destruction...” (Jacob 3:10) “...we know that the things which we write upon plates must remain.” (Jacob 4:1) “...that they may learn with joy’ (Jacob 4:3) “...we have written these things that they may know that we knew of Christ...” (Jacob 4:4) “...How unsearchable are the depths of the mysteries of him...” (Jacob 4::8) “...they...sought for things they could not understand...” (Jacob 4:14) “...the Lord of the vineyard and also the servant went down into the vineyard to labor...” (Jacob 5:16) “...What could I have done more in my vineyard?” (Jacob 5:41) “...how blessed are they who have labored diligently in his vineyard...” (Jacob 6:3) “...nourished by the good word of God...” (Jacob 6:7) “...I had heard the voice of the Lord...wherefore, I could not be shaken.” (Jacob 7:5) “...none of the prophets have written...save they have spoken concerning this Christ” (Jacob 7:11) “...and he promised obedience unto the commands...” (Jacob 7:27)





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