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Comparing Motifs and Phrases in Alma 5 to the Bible

The following is a list of some of the motifs and phrases in Alma 5 that are found in the Bible. Some of these references are found in the LDS Topical Guide, but many are not. There are also many more Biblical references found in Alma 5 that are not included in this list. The number of specific references in Alma 5 to scriptures found across the Old and New Testament suggest that the author(s) of the Book of Mormon had an intimate knowledge of scriptural language beyond simply trying to mimic the KJV style of language.


1. “having been consecrated by my father, Alma, to be a high priest” (Alma 5:3)
“consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office” (Exodus 28:41)
2. “he having power and authority from God” (Alma 5:3)
“with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits” (Luke 4:36)
3. “by the power of his word” (Alma 5:5)
“upholding all things by the word of his power” (Hebrews 1:3)
4. “he awakened them out of a deep sleep” (Alma 5:7)
“Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead” (Ephesians 5:14)
5. “encircled about by the bands of death” (Alma 5:7)
“for there are no bands in their death” (Psalm 73:4)
“He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder” (Psalm 107:14)
6. “have you sufficiently retained in remembrance the captivity of your fathers? (Alma 5:6)
“But thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt, and the Lord thy God redeemed thee thence” (Deuteronomy 24:18)
7. “the bands of death, and the chains of hell” (Alma 5:7)
“delivered them into chains of darkness” (2 Peter 2:4)
8. “and an everlasting destruction did await them” (Alma 5:7)
“who shall be punished with everlasting destruction” (2 Thessalonians 1:9)
9. “and their souls did expand” (Alma 5:9)
“when thou shalt enlarge my heart” (Psalm 119:32)
10. “what grounds had they to hope for salvation?” (Alma 5:10)
“and for an helmet, the hope of salvation” (1 Thessalonians 5:8)
11. “put their trust in the true and living God’ (Alma 5:13)
“But the Lord is the true God, he is the living God” (Jeremiah 10:10)
12. “have ye spiritually been born of God” (Alma 5:14)
“Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:6)
13. “view this mortal body raised in immortality, and this corruption raised in incorruption” (Alma 5:15)
“For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality” (1 Corinthians 15:53)
14. “Come unto me ye blessed” (Alma 5:16)
“Come, ye blessed of my Father” (Matthew 25:34)
15. “can ye look up to God at that day with a pure heart and clean hands?” (Alma 5:19)
“He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart” (Psalm 24:4)
16. “a place to sit down in the kingdom of God, with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob” (Alma 5:24)
“shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 8:11)
17. “ye make our Creator a liar from the beginning” (Alma 5:25)
“he that believeth not God hath made him a liar” (1 John 5:10)
18. “they are the children of the kingdom of the devil” (Alma 5:25)
“thou child of the devil” (Acts 13:10)
19. “Have ye walked, keeping yourselves blameless before God?” (Alma 5:27)
“walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless” (Luke 1:6)
20. “who will come to redeem his people from their sins?” (Alma 5:27)
“for he shall save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21)
21. “he knoweth not when the time shall come” (Alma 5:29)
“ye know not what hour your Lord doth come” (Matthew 24:42)
“for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh” (Matthew           25:13)
22. “wo unto all ye workers of iniquity” (Alma 5:32)
“thou hatest all workers of iniquity” (Psalms 5:5)
23. “ye shall eat and drink of the bread and the waters of life freely” (Alma 5:34)
“And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely” (Revelation 22:17)
24. “ye shall not be hewn down and cast into the fire” (Alma 5:35)
“hewn down, and cast into the fire” (Matthew 7:19)
25. “whosoever bringeth forth not good fruit” (Alma 5:36)
“Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit” (Matthew 7:19)
26. “have gone astray, as sheep having no shepherd” (Alma 5:37)
“be not as sheep which have no shepherd” (Numbers 27:17)
“scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd” (Matthew 9:36)
27. “the good shepherd doth call you” (Alma 5:38)
“I am the good shepherd” (John 10:11)
28. “yea, and in his own name he doth call you” (Alma 5:38)
“he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out” (John 10:3)
29. “whatsoever is good cometh from God” (Alma 5:40)
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above” (James 1:17)
30. “how do ye suppose that I know of their surety?” (Alma 5:45)
“Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel” (Acts 12:11)
31. “they are made known unto me by the Holy Spirit of God” Alma 5:46)
“the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God” (1 Corinthians 2:11)
32. “according to the spirit of prophecy which is in me” (Alma 5:47)
“the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” (Revelation 19:10)
33. “the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace, and mercy, and truth” (Alma 5:48)
“the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14)
34. “both old and young, both bond and free” (Alma 5:49)
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female” (Galatians 3:28)
35. “They must repent and be born again” (Alma 5:49)
“Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” (John 3:7)
36. “the Son of God cometh in his glory, in his might, majesty, power, and dominion” (Alma 5:50)
“To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever” (Jude 1:25)
37. “the King of heaven shall very soon shine forth among all the children of men” (Alma 5:50)
“he shined forth from mount Paran” (Deuteronomy 33:2)
38. “ye can in nowise inherit the kingdom of heaven” (Alma 5:51)
“for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:10)
39. “the Spirit saith: Behold, the ax is laid at the root of the tree” (Alma 5:52)
“And now also the ax is laid unto the root of the trees” (Matthew 3:10)
40. “fire which cannot be consumed, even an unquenchable fire” (Alma 5:52)
“the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable” (Luke 3:17)
41. “the Holy One hath spoken it” (Alma 5:52)
“the Holy One of Israel is our king” (Psalm 89:18)
42. “and trample the Holy One under your feet” (Alma 5:53)
“lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you” (Matthew 7:6)
43. “having been sanctified by the Holy Spirit” (Alma 5:54)
“being sanctified by the Holy Ghost” (Romans 15:16)
44. “come ye out from the wicked, and be ye separate, and touch not their unclean things” (Alma 5:57)
“all such as had separated themselves unto them from the filthiness of the heathen” (Ezra 6:21)
45. “behold, their names shall be blotted out” (Alma 5:57)
“blot out their name from under heaven” (Deuteronomy 9:14)
46. “For the names of the righteous shall be written in the book of life” (Alma 5:58)
“Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous” (Psalm 69:28)
“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:15)
47. “unto them will I grant an inheritance at my right hand” (Alma 5:58)
“Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand…inherit the kingdom prepared for you…” (Matthew 25:34)
48. “he will bring you into his fold, and ye are his sheep” (Alma 5:60)
“and will bring them again to their folds” (Jeremiah 23:3)

Jacob 5: Phrases, Doctrines, and Metaphors beyond Isaiah 5 and Romans 11

Some dismiss chapter 5 of Jacob as simply a plagiarism of Isaiah 5 and Romans 11. The following is a list of Biblical references in Jacob 5 that are not found in Isaiah 5 or Romans 11. The purpose of this list is to illustrate the complexity of the allegory of the olive tree and how it has a deep foundation in Biblical imagery and doctrine not accounted for in Isaiah 5 or Romans 11, possibly providing evidence of its Semitic roots.

1. Planting trees in a vineyard = Some argue that it makes no sense that the allegory refers to an olive tree in a vineyard, with some attributing the supposed “error” to the mindless plagiarism of Isaiah 5 and Romans 11, and others arguing that this error is due to writer’s fatigue. Planting trees in vineyards, however, has its basis in other Biblical passages.

  • Jacob 5:3 = “a tame olive tree, which a man took and nourished in his vineyard”
  • Luke 13:8 = “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard…”

2. Prune it, dig about it, nourish it, dung it = Had Jacob 5 been a simple plagiarism of Isaiah 5, then it would have only mentioned “pruning” and “digging.” Jacob 5 includes “dunging” and “nourishing,” which are not mentioned in Isaiah 5.

  • Jacob 5:4, 64 = “I will prune it, and dig about it, and nourish it…dig about them, and prune them, and dung them once more…”
  • Isaiah 5:6 = “it shall not be pruned, nor digged…”
  • Luke 13:8 = “till I shall dig about it, and dung it”

3. Shoot forth branches = It is unknown whether or not “shoot forth branches” was part of the vernacular of 19th century farmers, but regardless the phrase is found in various Old and New Testament scriptures.

  • Jacob 5:4 = “that perhaps it may shoot forth young and tender branches”
  • Ezekiel 17:7 = “and shot forth her branches toward him…”
  • Ezekiel 36:8 = “But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come”
  • Luke 21:30 = “when they now shoot forth, ye see and know…”

4. Those who abide in the vine/tree bring much fruit = The Lord of the Vineyard is Jehovah, the God of the Old Testament. Members of the LDS faith believe that Jesus Christ is Jehovah, making the verse in Jacob 5 a direct reference to the words of the Savior in the New Testament.

  • Jacob 5:20 = “this long time have I nourished it, and it hath brought forth much fruit.”
  • John 15:5 = “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit…”

5. Young and tender branches = Once again, it is unknown whether the phrase “young and tender” was part of the vernacular of 19th century farmers, but the phrase is found in its exact form in the Old Testament.

  • Jacob 5:4 = “shoot forth young and tender branches”
  • Matthew 24:32 = “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh”
  • Ezekiel 17:22 = “crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one…”
  • 1 Chronicles 22:5 = “Solomon my son is young and tender…”

6. Cast withered branches into the fire that they are burned = The wording between these two passages is very similar, including the unusual phrase “into the fire that they may be burned.” Most English writers would simply say “cast into the fire” and omit “that they may be burned” because it would be redundant. This may lend support to the Semitic origins of the Book of Mormon

  • Jacob 5:7 = “branches which are beginning to wither away, and we will cast them into the fire that they may be burned.”
  • John 15:6 = “he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.”

7. The main top begins to perish and will be destroyed= The perishing of the olive tree is a direct reference to prophecies about the scattering of Israel. There is no reference to the perishing of an olive tree in Isaiah 5 or Romans 11.

  • Jacob 5:6-7 = “it began to put forth somewhat a little, young and tender branches; but behold, the main top thereof began to perish…we will pluck off those main branches which are beginning to wither away, and we will cast them into the fire that they may be burned”
  • Jeremiah 2:21 = “Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me?”
  • Jeremiah 19:15/20:4 = “I will bring upon this city and upon all her towns all the evil that I have pronounced against it, because they have hardened their necks, that they might not hear my words…and I will give all Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall carry them captive into Babylon, and shall slay them with the sword”

8. Lord of the vineyard =

  • Jacob 5:8 = “And behold, saith the Lord of the vineyard…”
  • Luke 20:13 = “Then said the Lord of the vineyard…”

9. Lay up against the season = It is unknown if this was common vernacular during the time of Joseph Smith. Regardless, the language is consistent with that of the Bible.

  • Jacob 5:13 = “that I may lay up fruit thereof against the season, unto myself…”
  • 1 Timothy 6:19 = “Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.”

10. Good spot of ground/soil =

  • Jacob 5:25 = “Behold, this have I planted in a good spot of ground…”
  • Ezekiel 17:8 = “It was planted in a good soil by great waters, that it might bring forth branches, and that it might bear fruit, that it might be a goodly vine.”

11. Planting tender branches into a new spot of ground =

  • Jacob 5: 24 = “Look hither, and behold another branch also, which I have planted…”
  • Ezekiel 17:22-23 = “I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one, and will plant it upon an high mountain and eminent…and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit…”

12. Spare the tree a little longer =

  • Jacob 5:27, 50 = “Let us prune it, and dig about it, and nourish it a little longer…But behold, the servant said unto the Lord of the vineyard: Spare it a little longer.”
  • Luke 13:8-9 = “Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: and if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.”

13. None of the fruit is good =

  • Jacob 5:32 = “this time it hath brought forth much fruit, and there is none of it which is good.”
  • Psalms 14:3 = “They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”

14. Corrupt trees bring evil fruit =

  • Jacob 5:38-39 = “Let us go down into the nethermost parts of the vineyard, and behold if the natural branches have also brought forth evil fruit… the fruit of the natural branches had become corrupt also; yea, the first and the second and also the last; and they had all become corrupt.”
  • Matthew 7:17, 19 = “Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit…Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire”

15. Trees are hewn down and cast into the fire =

  • Jacob 5:42 = “now all the trees of my vineyard are good for nothing save it be to be hewn down and cast into the fire.”
  • Matthew 3:10 = “every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.”

16. Cut down that which cumbers the ground =

  • Jacob 5:44 = “I also cut down that which cumbered this spot of ground, that I might plant this tree in the stead thereof.”
  • Luke 13:7 = “Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?”

17. Stretched forth my hand all the day long =

  • Jacob 5:47 = “Have I slackened mine hand, that I have not nourished it? Nay, I have nourished it, and I have digged about it, and I have pruned it, and I have dunged it; and I have stretched forth mine hand almost all the day long, and the end draweth nigh.”
  • Isaiah 65:2 = “I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts.”
  • Romans 10:20-21 = “But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me. But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people”

18. Loftiness of the vineyard = Loftiness in the Bible is associated with pride. Isaiah 5 and Romans 11 mention nothing of the height of the tree nor that the loftiness of the tree overpowers the roots.

  • Jacob 5:48 = “Is it not the loftiness of thy vineyard—have not the branches thereof overcome the roots which are good?”
  • Isaiah 2:12, 17 = “For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty…and the loftiness of man shall be bowed down…”
  • Ezekiel 31:10-11 = (Note: This is a prophecy referring to the fall of Egypt. However, the metaphor is similar to that in Jacob 5) “Because thou hast lifted up thyself in height, and he hath shot up his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height; I have therefore delivered him into the hand of the mighty one of the heathen; he shall surely deal with him: I have driven him out for his wickedness”

19. Labor with our might =

  • Jacob 5:61 = “that we may labor diligently with our might in the vineyard…”
  • Ecclesiastes 9:9-10 = “and in thy labor which thou takest under the sun. Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might…”

20. Prepare the way = This is a clever use the phrase “prepare the way.” In preparing the way for the good fruit to grow, the writer also refers to prophecies of Isaiah.

  • Jacob 5:61, 64 = “labor diligently with our might in the vineyard, that we may prepare the way, that I may bring forth again the natural fruit…prepare the way for them, that they may grow”
  • Isaiah 40:3 = “The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God”
  • Matthew 3:3 = “The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.”

21. First shall be last; last shall be first =

  • Jacob 5:63 = “Graft in the branches; begin at the last that they may be first, and that the first may be last…”
  • Matthew 19:30 = “But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.”

22. Let good and bad grow together = This similarity is particularly interesting because it shows two parables referring to different dilemmas (olive trees producing evil fruits vs. a wheat field being infested with tares) and yet teach the same doctrine about good and evil in the last days.

  • Jacob 5:65 = “And as they begin to grow ye shall clear away the branches which bring forth bitter fruit, according to the strength of the good and the size thereof; and ye shall not clear away the bad thereof all at once, lest the roots thereof should be too strong for the graft…”
  • Matthew 13:28-30 = “The servants said unto him; Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest…”

23. They shall be one =

  • Jacob 5:68 = “That they shall bring forth the natural fruit, and they shall be one.”
  • John 17:11 = “that they may be one, as we are.”

24. The laborers are few =

  • Jacob 5:70 = “And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard sent his servant; and the servant went and did as the Lord had commanded him, and brought other servants; and they were few.”
  • Matthew 9:37 = “Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his vineyard”

25. They will be one body =

  • Jacob 5:74 = “the trees had become again the natural fruit; and they became like unto one body…”
  • I Corinthians 12:13 = “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles…”

26. The fruits were equal =

  • Jacob 5:74 = “and they became like unto one body; and the fruits were equal…”
  • Matthew 20:12 = “These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us…”

27. Satan will be bound but will return for a short time =

  • Jacob 5:76-77 = “For behold, for a long time will I lay up of the fruit of my vineyard unto mine own self against the season, which speedily cometh…And when the time cometh that evil fruit shall again come into my vineyard, then will I cause the good and the bad to be gathered…and my vineyard will I cause to be burned with fire.”
  • Revelation 20:2-3 = “And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled; and after that he must be loosed a little season”

28. Good and evil will be separated in the last days =

  • Jacob 5:77 = “then will I cause the good and the bad to be gathered; and the good will I preserve unto myself, and the bad will I cast away into its own place. And then cometh the season and the end”
  • Matthew 25:32 = “And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats”

29. The evil are cast away to their own place =

  • Jacob 5:77 = “and the good will I preserve unto myself, and the bad will I cast away into its own place.”
  • Acts 1:25 = “from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.”

Comparing Isaiah and the Book of Mormon (Part 2)

The following is a list of differences between chapters of Isaiah found in the Herald Heritage Reprint (1973) of the 1830 edition of the Book of Mormon (BOM) and the King James version (KJV) of the Bible. The list will include comparisons between”Second Book of Nephi: Chapter 5″ (2 Nephi 6:16-18/7-8) and Isaiah 49:24-26/50-51/52:1-2.

Text that is found in the BOM but not in the KJVwill be bolded, underlined and italicized. Text that was excluded from the BOM that was found in the KJV will have a line through it.

“Second Book of Nephi: Chapter 5” (2 Nephi 6:16-18) and Isaiah 49:24-26

24 (Isaiah). “For shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered?”

25. “But thus saith the Lord: Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for the Mighty God shall deliver his covenant people. For thus saith the Lord: I will contend with them him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.

“Second Book of Nephi: Chapter 5” (2 Nephi 7) and Isaiah 50

1. Yea, for thus saith the Lord: Have I put thee away, or have I cast thee off forever? For thus saith the Lord: Where is the bill of your mother’s divorcement? To whom have I put thee away, or to which of my creditors is it to whom I have have I sold you? Yea, to whom have I sold you?…”

2. “wherefore, when I come came, there was was there no man?; when I called, yea, there was was there none to answer?

3. “O House of Israel, is my hand shortened at all that it cannot redeem, or have I no power to deliver? Behold, at my rebuke, I dry up the sea, I make their rivers a wilderness and their fish to stink stinketh, because the waters are dried up there is no water; and they die because of for thirst.”

4. “The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season unto thee, O House of Israel. When ye are to him that is weary, he waketh morning by morning…”

5. “The Lord God hath appointed opened (it is changed back to “opened” in later editions) mine ear, and I was not rebellious…”

8. “And the Lord He is near, and he that justifieth me. Who will contend with me? Let us stand together. Who is mine adversary? Let him come near to me, and I will smite him with the strength of my mouth…”

9. “For Behold, the Lord God will help me. And all they which who is he that shall condemn me?, behold lo, all they they all shall wax old as a garment, and the moth shall eat them up.”

10. “Who is among you that feareth the Lord; that obeyeth the voice of his servent; that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the Lord, and stay upon his God.

11. “…walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks which that ye have kindled…”

“Second Book of Nephi: Chapter 5” (2 Nephi 78) and Isaiah 51-52:1-2

1. “Hearken unto me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the Lord: Look unto the rock from whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit from whence ye are digged.”

2. “Look unto Abraham, your father; and unto Sarah, she that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.

4. “…and I will make my judgment to rest for a light thing (deleted in later editions) of the people.”

7. “Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart I have written is my law…”

8. “Awake, awake, put on strength O arm of the Lord: awake as in the ancient days, in the generations of old…”

11. “…and come singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy and holiness shall be upon their heads; and they shall obtain gladness and joy: and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.”

12. “I am he; yea, I even I am he that comforteth you: Behold, who art thou, that thou shouldst be afraid of a man which that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made like unto as grass;”

15. “But I am the Lord thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves roared: the Lord of Hosts is my his name.”

16. “And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have hath covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Behold, thou art my people.”

17. “…thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out;”

18. “and There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she hath brought forth; neither is there any that taketh her by the hand, of all the sons that she hath brought up.”

19. “These two sons things are come unto thee; who shall be sorry for thee? thy desolation and destruction, and the famine and the sword: And by whom shall I comfort thee?”

20. “Thy sons have fainted, save these two: they lie at the head of all the streets…”

21. “Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, and but not with wine…”

22. “Thus saith thy Lord, the Lord and thy God that pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury…”

23. “But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee; which I have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over…”

Isaiah 52: 2 “Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem…”

Comparing Isaiah in the Bible and the Book of Mormon (Part 1)

The following is a comparison of Chapter 6 in the First Book of Nephi (1 Nephi 20-21) in the original 1830 edition text of the Book of Mormon (BOM) and Isaiah 48-49 of the King James version of the Old Testament. In several instances, prophets in the BOM quote from Old Testament prophets, whose writing were contained on the plates of brass. There are several differences between the King James version of the revelations of Isaiah and the text provided by Nephi in the Herald Heritage Reprint (1973) of the 1830 edition of the BOM. It should be noted that much of the text (excluding spelling errors) in the 1830 edition and today’s 2013 version of the BOM are nearly identical. Some differences include changing the word “which” to “who” and adding “or out of the waters of baptism” in 1 Nephi 20:1 in later additions of the BOM (most likely to provide clarity to the meaning “waters of Judah”).

Text that is found in the BOM but not found in the Old Testament will be bolded, underlined, and italicizedText that is included in the Old Testament and not found in the BOM will have a line through the text. The chapters will not be reproduced in their entirety, but all changes aside from spelling errors will be noted.

“First Book of Nephi: Chapter 6” (1 Nephi 20)/Isaiah 48

Verse 1.”Hearken and hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, which swear by the name of the Lord, and make mention of the God of Israel, yet they swear but not in truth, nor in righteousness-”

2. “Nevertheless For they call themselves of the Holy city, but they do not and stay themselves upon the God of Israel, which is the Lord of hosts; yea, the Lord of hosts is his name.”

3. “Behold, I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I shewed them; I did shew them suddenly, and they came to pass.

4. “And I did it because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck was an iron sinew, and thy brow brass;”

5. “And I have, even from the beginning, declared it to thee; before it came to pass I shewed them it thee; and I shewed them for fear lest thou shouldst say, Mine idol hath done them; and my graven image, and my molten image, hath commanded them.”

6. “Thou hast seen and heard see all this; and will ye not declare them it? And that I have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know them.”

7. “They are created now, and not from the beginning; even before the day when thou heardest them not, they were declared unto thee, lest thou shouldst say, Behold, I knew them.”

8. “Yea, and thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from that time, that thine ear was not opened…”

9. “Nevertheless, for my name‘s sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain from for thee…”

10. “For, behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.”

11. “For mine own sake, yea even, for mine own sake, will I do this it; for I will not suffer how should my name to be polluted…”

12. “Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; for I am he; and I am the first, and I am also also am the last.”

13. “Mine hand hath also also hath laid the foundations of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: and when I called unto them, and they stand up together.”

14. “All ye, assemble yourselves, and hear; which among them hath declared these things unto them? The Lord hath loved him: yea, and he will fulfill his word which he hath declared by them; and he will do his pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall come upon be on the Chaldeans.”

15. “Also, saith the Lord; I the Lord, yea, even I have spoken, yea, I have called him, to declare I have brought him…”

16. “Come ye near unto me, hear ye this: I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was declared, have I spoken there am I; and now the Lord God, and his spirit, hath sent me.”

17. “And thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy one of Israel; I have sent him am, the Lord thy God, which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldst go, hath done it.

19. “Thy seed also had been as the sand, and the offspring of thy bowels like the gravel thereof…”

20. “…with a voice of singing declare ye, tell this, utter it even to the end of the earth…”

21. “And they thirsted not; when he led them through the deserts: he caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them: he cleaved clave the rock also, and the waters gushed out.”

22. “And notwithstanding he hath done all this, and greater also, There is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked.”

“First Book of Nephi: Chapter 6” (1 Nephi 21)/Isaiah 49

1. “And again: Hearken, O ye house of Israel, all ye that are broken off and driven out, because of the wickedness of the pastors of my people; yea, all ye that are broken off, that are scattered abroad, which are of my people, O house of Israel. Listen, O isles, unto me…”

4. “…I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain; yet surely, my judgment is with the Lord…”

5. “And now, saith the Lord, that formed me from the womb that I should to be his servant…”

7. “Thus saith the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nations abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the Lord that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.

8. “Thus saith the Lord, In an acceptable time I have heard thee, O isles of the sea, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee my servant for a covenant of the people…”

9. “That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that sit are in darkness, Shew yourselves…”

12. “And then, O house of Israel, behold, these shall come from far…”

13. “Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; for the feet of them which are in the east shall be established; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for they shall be smitten no more: for the Lord hath comforted his people…”

14. “But, behold, Zion hath said, The Lord hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me; but he will shew that he hath not.

15. “For can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee, O house of Israel.

17. “Thy children shall make haste against thy destroyers; and they that made thee waste, shall go forth of thee.”

18. “Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, and they shall come to thee. And as I live, saith the Lord, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them on thee even as a bride doeth.”

19. “The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the other, shall again in thine ears say shall say again in thine ears, the place is too strait for me…”

21. “…Behold, I was left alone; these, where have had they been?

24. “For shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captives delivered?”

26. ” And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood…”

 

List of motifs, symbolism, and phrases: Comparing the Bible and Book of Mormon

The following list was compiled by the author and identifies various similarities between the Bible and the Book of Mormon in idiomatic expressions, doctrines, and symbolism. Each item shows at least two scriptures (one from the Bible; one from the Book of Mormon) that are comparable in one of the ways mentioned previously. The list is large and can easily be expanded to include hundreds more. The point of this list is to show the reader just how expansive the Book of Mormon is in accounting for symbols and phrases found throughout the Bible. Including so many individual examples of direct references to the Bible would have required incredible skill and knowledge of both Old and New Testaments. In addition, the harmonious synthesis of so many motifs into single chapters of the Book of Mormon suggest the author(s) had an in-depth understanding of the Bible, rather than simply flipping to random pages of the Bible for source material.

  1. Abominable church; and I saw the devil that he was the founder of it = (1 Nephi 13:6)/(Revelation 2:9/3:9)
  2. An abomination to God = (Deuteronomy 17:1)/(Alma 39:5)
  3. Anguish of spirit/soul = (2 Nephi 26:7)/(Exodus 6:9)
  4. Abraham rejoiced to see Christ’s day = (John 8:56)/(Helaman 8:17)
  5. According to his will and pleasure = (Jacob 5:14)/(Ephesians 1:5)
  6. According to the foreknowledge of God = (Alma 13:3)/(1 Peter 1:2)
  7. Afraid to look upon God = (Exodus 3:6)/(Ether 3:6)
  8. Ahah/Ahiah = (Ether 1:9)/(1 Samuel 14:3)
  9. All in all = (Ephesians 1:23)/(Moroni 10:8)
  10. All things common = (Acts 2:44)/(4 Nephi 1:3)
  11. Alpha and Omega = (3 Nephi 9:18)/(Revelation 22:13)
  12. Altar of stones = (Deuteronomy 27:5)/(1 Nephi 2:7)
  13. Amalek/Amulek = (Exodus 17:8)/(Alma 10:2)
  14. Amalekites = (1 Samuel 27:8)/(Alma 43:6)
  15. Ammon = (Deuteronomy 2:19)/(Mosiah 7:3)
  16. An angel fell from heaven = (2 Nephi 9:8)/(Isaiah 14:12)
  17. Anchor of the soul = Hebrews 6:19/Ether 12:4
  18. Apostles of the Lamb = (1 Nephi 11:34)/(Revelation 21:14)
  19. Apply your heart to understanding; be wise = (Mosiah 12:27)/(Proverbs 2:2)
  20. Appointed unto man to die = (Hebrews 9:27)/(Alma 12:27)
  21. Armor of righteousness = (2 Nephi 1:23/Isaiah 59:17/Ephesians 6:14/ II Corinthians 6:7)
  22. Arose and ministered to them = (Matthew 8:15)/(Alma 22:23)
  23. As I live = (Numbers 14:21)/(1 Nephi 3:15)
  24. Ascended into heaven = (John 3:13)/(Alma 40:20)/(3 Nephi 26:15)
  25. Ashamed of Christ = (Romans 1:16)/(Alma 46:21)
  26. Ask and ye shall receive = (3 Nephi 27:29)/(Luke 11:9-10)
  27. Ask not amiss = (2 Nephi 4:35)/(James 4:3)
  28. As the flower of the grass shall pass away = (James 1:10)/(Mosiah 12:12)
  29. As the Lord liveth = (1 Nephi 3:15)/(Jeremiah 38:16)
  30. Atonement for sin = (Exodus 32:30)/(Alma 42:15)
  31. Awake from deep sleep = (2 Nephi 1:13)/(Ephesians 5:14)
  32. Axe laid at the root of the tree = (Matthew 3:10)/(Alma 5:52)
  33. Bands of death = (Alma 4:14/Psalm 73:4)/(Alma 11:4)/(Psalm 107:14)
  34. Baptize in Bethabara, beyond Jordan = (1 Nephi 10:9)/(John 1:28)
  35. Baptize with fire and the Holy Ghost = (Matthew 3:11)/(Ether 12:14)
  36. Bare a son in his old age = (Ether 10:14)/(Genesis 21:2)
  37. Bars and gates = (Nahum 3:13)/(Job 38:10)/(2 Nephi 33:11)/(Psalm 147:13)/(Nehemiah 3:3)/(Alma 5:22)/(Jacob 6:9)
  38. Be a man = (1 Samuel 4:9)/(Job 38:3)/(2 Nephi 1:21)
  39. Be as gods, knowing good and evil = (2 Nephi 2:18)/(Genesis 3:5)
  40. Be like him and see him as he is = (Moroni 7:48)(1 John 3:2)
  41. Be of good cheer = (Acts 27:22)/(3 Nephi 1:13)
  42. Be wise = (Proverbs 8:33)/(Jacob 6:12)
  43. Beasts eating in another man’s field = (Exodus 22:5)/(Mosiah 5:14)
  44. Begat sons and daughters = (Genesis 5:10)/(Ether 6:15)
  45. Believe that he is = (Mosiah 4:9)/(Hebrews 11:6)
  46. Believe these works, then you will believe in Christ = (John 10:38)/(2 Nephi 33:10)
  47. Better that one man should perish than a whole nation = (John 11:50)/(1 Nephi 4:13)
  48. Bind/seal on earth shall be bound in heaven = (Matthew 18:18)/(Helaman 10:7)
  49. Blameless = (I Corinthians 1:8)/(Mosiah 2:27)
  50. Blessing and a curse = (Deuteronomy 30:1)/(1 Nephi 17:35)
  51. Blind in your minds = (1 Nephi 7:8)/(II Corinthians 4:4)
  52. Blood cries from the ground = (2 Nephi 28:10/Genesis 4:10)
  53. Blood, fire, and vapor of smoke = (Acts 2:19)/(1 Nephi 22:18)
  54. Blood from Christ’s pores/sweat = (Luke 22:44)/(Mosiah 3:7)
  55. Blot out their iniquities = (Psalm 51:9)/(Alma 7:13)/(Isaiah 43:25)
  56. Blot out their names = (Mosiah 5:11)/(Deuteronomy 9:14)/(Psalm 109:13)
  57. Boast in God = (Psalm 44:8)/(Alma 26:12)
  58. Boast in their own strength = (Isaiah 10:13)/(Mormon 3:9)
  59. Boldness of speech = (Jacob 2:7)/(2 Corinthians 7:4)
  60. Bond and free, male and female = (Alma 11:44)/(Galatians 3:28)/(2 Nephi 10:16)
  61. Book of Life = (Alma 5:58)/(Revelation 20:15)/(Psalm 69:28)
  62. Book of Moses = (Ezra 6:18)/(1 Nephi 5:11)
  63. Book of the Lamb of God = (1 Nephi 13:28,38)/(Isaiah 34:16)/(Revelation 21:27)
  64. Both soul and body = (2 Nephi 1:22)/(Isaiah 10:18)
  65. Bow of steel = (1 Nephi 16:18)/(Psalm 18:34)
  66. Bowels of mercy = (Colossians 3:12)/(Alma 7:12)/(Mosiah 15:9)
  67. Branches of Joseph = (Genesis 49:22)/(2 Nephi 3:5)
  68. Break the rocks into pieces = (Helaman 14:21-22/1 Kings 19:11)
  69. Breathe out threatenings/cruelty = (Psalms 27:12)/(1 Nephi 18:17)/(Acts 9:1)
  70. Brightness above the sun = (Acts 26:13)/(1 Nephi 1:9)/(Revelation 1:16)
  71. Brightness as the stars = (Daniel 12:3)/(1 Nephi 1:10)
  72. Brightness of fire = (1 Nephi 15:30)/(Ezekiel 1:27)
  73. Bring fruit unto repentance = (Alma 34:30)/(Matthew 3:8)
  74. Bring them into his/their fold = (Alma 5:60)/(Jeremiah 23:3)
  75. Brought low (to the dust) = (Job 24:24)/(1 Nephi 22:23)/(Psalm 22:15)
  76. Build on my rock, gates of hell will not prevail = (3 Nephi 11:39)/(Matthew 16:18)
  77. Brought forth through the air = (Moroni 10:34)/(1 Thessalonians 4:17)
  78. Built an altar to the Lord = (1 Nephi 2:7)/(Genesis 8:20)
  79. Burdens may be light = (Alma 33:23)/(Matthew 11:30)
  80. Burnt offerings = (1 Nephi 5:9)/(Genesis 8:20)
  81. Burst their bands = (1 Nephi 7:17)/(Jeremiah 2:20)
  82. Buy wine and milk without money = (2 Nephi 9:50)/(Isaiah 55:1)
  83. By the mouth of his holy prophets = (2 Nephi 9:2)/(Acts 3:21)
  84. By way of the Red Sea = (Numbers 21:4)/(Deuteronomy 2:1)/(2 Nephi 19:1)
  85. Called/chosen from the foundation of the world = (Alma 13:3)/(Ephesians 1:4)
  86. Call his sheep by his name = (John 10:3)/(Alma 5:38)
  87. Called by the name of the Lord = (Deuteronomy 28:10)/(Mosiah 5:9)
  88. Called with a holy calling = (Alma 13:3)/(II Timothy 1:9)
  89. As calves in the stall = (Malachi 4:2)/(1 Nephi 22:24)
  90. Came unto his own = (3 Nephi 1:14)/(John 1:11)
  91. Captain of fifty = (Isaiah 3:3)/(1 Nephi 3:31)
  92. Carnally minded is death = (2 Nephi 9:39)/(Romans 8:6)
  93. Carried away captive = (Jeremiah 1:3)/(2 Nephi 25:10)
  94. Carried away in the Spirit = (1 Nephi 15:1)/(2 Nephi 4:25)/(Revelation 17:3)
  95. Cast to their own place = (Jacob 5:77)/(Acts 1:25)
  96. Caught away…into an exceedingly high mountain = (1 Nephi 11:1)/(Revelation 21:10)
  97. Chaff before the wind = (Psalms 1:4)/(Mormon 5:16)
  98. Chains of hell = (2 Nephi 9:45)/(2 Peter 2:4)/(Jude 1:6)/(Alma 12:6,11)
  99. Change of heart = (Alma 5:12)/(1 Samuel 10:9)
  100. Cherubim and a flaming sword = (Genesis 3:24)/(Alma 12:21)
  101. Child of hell/devil = (Alma 11:23)/(Acts 13:10)/(1 Nephi 14:3)
  102. Children of God = (Psalm 82:6)/(Mosiah 5:7)
  103. Children of Israel = (1 Nephi 17:23)/(Isaiah 27:12)
  104. Choose darkness rather than light = (John 3:19)/(Helaman 13:29)
  105. Choose life or death = (Deuteronomy 30:19)/(2 Nephi 2:27-28)
  106. Chosen vessel of the Lord = (Moroni 7:31)/(Acts 9:15)
  107. Christ is our advocate = (1 John 2:1)/(Moroni 7:28)
  108. Christ is our example = (1 Peter 2:21)/(2 Nephi 31:16)
  109. Christ is our head = (Mosiah 5:8)/(1 Corinthians 11:3)
  110. Christ was lifted up = (1 Nephi 19:10)/(3 Nephi 27:14)/(John 3:14)/(John 12:32)
  111. Church of Satan = (1 Nephi 13:6)/(Revelation 2:9/3:9)
  112. Cleanse the inward vessel = (Alma 60:23-24)/(Matthew 23:26-27)/(Luke 11:39)
  113. Cleansed every whit = (3 Nephi 8:1)/(John 13:10)
  114. Cleave unto God = (Deuteronomy 10:20)/(Jacob 6:5)
  115. Cloud by day, pillar of fire by night = (Exodus 13:21)/(1 Nephi 17:30)
  116. Come out and be ye separate = (Alma 5:57)/(2 Corinthians 6:17)
  117. “Come unto me ye blessed/Come ye blessed of my Father” (Alma 5:16)/(Matthew 25:34)
  118. Confound the wise = (Alma 37:6)/(1 Corinthians 1:27)
  119. Confound their language = (Ether 1:33)/(Genesis 11:17)
  120. Consecrated to be a priest = (Alma 5:3)/(Exodus 28:41)
  121. Cords of sin = (2 Nephi 26:22)/(Proverbs 5:22)
  122. Corrupt trees bring evil fruit = (Jacob 5:38-39)/(Matt 7:17,19)
  123. Corruption must put on incorruption = (2 Nephi 9:7)/(1 Corinthians 15:53)
  124. Counsel of God = (2 Nephi 9:28)/(Luke 7:30)
  125. Counted unto him for righteousness = (Psalm 106:31)/(Moroni 7:7)
  126. Cunning and craftiness = (Mosiah 9:10)/(Ephesians 4:14)
  127. Curious [items] = (Exodus 28:8; 29:5)/(1 Nephi 16:10)
  128. Curse/destroy even with a sore curse/destruction = (Micah 2:10)/(1 Nephi 2:23)/(Malachi 3:9)
  129. Cursed is the land for your sakes = (Mormon 1:17)/(Genesis 3:17)/(1 Nephi 17:38)
  130. Cursed who trust in the arm of flesh = (Jeremiah 17:5)/(2 Nephi 4:34)
  131. Cut off from his presence = (1 Nephi 2:21)/(2 Nephi 1:20)/(Psalm 31:22)
  132. Cut to the heart = (Mosiah 13:7/Acts 5:33)
  133. Darkness unto light = (2 Nephi 3:5)/(Acts 26:18)
  134. Dash in pieces = (Nahum 2:1)/(Ether 2:23)
  135. Day of salvation = (II Corinthians 6:2)/(Alma 13:21)
  136. Day of visitation = (Isaiah 10:3)/(Mormon 9:2)/(Hosea 9:7)
  137. Death and Hell = (2 Nephi 9:10)/(Revelation 6:8)
  138. Days may be prolonged = (Deuteronomy 6:2)/(2 Nephi 2:21)
  139. Death and Hell must deliver its dead = (2 Nephi 9:12)/(Revelation 20:13)/(2 Nephi 28:23)
  140. Death penalty for prophesying against the city = (Jeremiah 26:11)/(1 Nephi 1:13, 20)/(Mosiah 17:7-8)
  141. Death swallowed in victory = (Mosiah 16:8)/(Isaiah 25:8)
  142. Declare glad tidings = (Acts 13:32)/(Mosiah 3:3)/(Luke 2:10)
  143. Decrees are unalterable/which shall not pass = Alma 29:4/Psalms 148:6
  144. Deliver into your hands = (1 Chronicles 14:10)/(1 Nephi 3:29)
  145. Deny the Holy Ghost = no forgiveness = (Mark 3:29)/(Alma 39:6)
  146. Deny yourself of all ungodliness = (Moroni 10:32)/(Titus 2:12)
  147. Destroy their craft = (Acts 19:27)/(Alma 35:3)
  148. Devil and his angels and everlasting pit prepared for them = (2 Nephi 9:16)/(Matthew 25:41)
  149. Die in their sins = (2 Nephi 9:38)/(John 8:24)
  150. Die no more [Christ] = (Alma 11:45)/(Romans 6:9)
  151. Dig about it, dung it = (Luke 13:8)/(Jacob 5:47)
  152. Disappear as the morning dew = (Hosea 6:4)/(Mormon 4:18)
  153. Do the will of the Father = (Matthew 12:50)/(3 Nephi 27:13)
  154. Doctrine of Christ = (2 Nephi 31:21)/(2 John 1:9)
  155. Doing that which was right in the sight of the Lord = (Ether 10:16)/(2 Chronicles 20:32)
  156. Down to the dust = (Isaiah 25:12)/(Alma 42:30)
  157. Draw all men unto me = (John 12:32)/(2 Nephi 26:24)
  158. Dreamed a dream = (1 Nephi 8:2)/(Daniel 2:3)
  159. Dregs of a bitter cup = (Alma 40:26)/(Psalm 75:8)/(Isaiah 51:17)
  160. Drink damnation = (1 Corinthians 11:29)/(Mosiah 3:18)
  161. Drink of [cup] of the wrath of God = (Mosiah 5:5)/(Job 21:20)
  162. Dross = (Isaiah 1:22)/(Alma 34:29)
  163. Drown in waters = (1 Nephi 8:32)/(1 Timothy 6:9)/(Psalm 124:3-5)
  164. Dry ground = (1 Nephi 4:2)/(Exodus 14:16)
  165. Dung on the face of the earth = (Mormon 2:15)/(Jeremiah 8:2)
  166. Dwelleth in the heavens = (Moroni 7:28)/(Psalm 123:1)
  167. Dwelt in tents = (Judges 8:11)/(1 Ne 2:15)
  168. East wind = (Jeremiah 18:17)/(Mosiah 7:31)
  169. Eat, drink, be merry; tomorrow we die = (I Corinthians 15:32)/(Isaiah 22:13)/(2 Nephi 28:7)
  170. Elements will melt with fervent heat = (Mormon 9:2)/(II Peter 3:12)
  171. Endure the cross and despise the shame of it = (2 Nephi 9:18)/(Hebrews 12:2)
  172. Endure to the end = (Matthew 10:22)/(2 Nephi 31:16)
  173. Enemy of all righteousness = (Acts 13:10)/(Mosiah 2:37)/(Mosiah 4:14)
  174. Enlarge my heart/soul = (Psalm 119:32)/(Alma 32:28)
  175. Enter into a covenant with God = (Deuteronomy 29:12)/(Alma 7:15)
  176. Enter into his rest = (Jacob 1:7)/(Hebrews 3:11)
  177. Envying and strifes = (Alma 4:9)/(1 Corinthians 3:3)
  178. Eternal God = (Alma 34:9)/(Deuteronomy 33:27)
  179. Eternal purposes = (2 Nephi 2:12,15)/(Alma 42:26)/(Ephesians 3:11)
  180. Everlasting chains = (2 Nephi 28:19)/(Jude 1:6)
  181. Everlasting destruction = (Alma 12:17)/(2 Thessalonians 1:9)
  182. Everlasting God = (Moroni 10:28)/(Romans 16:26)
  183. Every good gift cometh from God = (James 1:17)/(Moroni 10:18)
  184. Every knee shall bow = (Mosiah 27:31)/(Philippians 2:10-11)
  185. Etham/Ethem = (Numbers 33:6)/(Ether 1:8)
  186. Ether = (Joshua 15:42)/(Ether 1:2)
  187. Execute judgment in righteousness = (1 Nephi 22:21)/(Jeremiah 33:15)
  188. Eye be single = (Matthew 6:22)/(Mormon 8:15)
  189. Eye of the Lord = (2 Nephi 9:44)/(Psalm 33:18)/(Ezra 5:5)
  190. Fall into the pit they digged = (1 Nephi 22:14)/(Psalm 9:15)/(Psalm 7:15)
  191. Fall thereof was exceedingly great = (1 Nephi 11:36)/(Matthew 7:27)
  192. Father of heaven and of earth = (2 Nephi 25:12)/(Matthew 11:24)
  193. Father of lies = (2 Nephi 2:18)/(John 8:44)
  194. Fatness = (Psalm 36:8)/(2 Nephi 9:51)
  195. Fear and tremble = (1 Nephi 16:27)/(II Corinthians 7:15)
  196. Fear not what man can do = (Moroni 8:16)/(Hebrews 13:6)/(Psalms 118:6)
  197. Fell as though he was dead = (Alma 22:18)/(Revelation 1:17)
  198. Fiery darts = (1 Nephi 15:24)/(Ephesians 6:16)
  199. Fiery flying serpents = (1 Nephi 17:41)/(Isaiah 14:29)
  200. Fiery indignation = (Alma 40:14/Hebrews 10:27)
  201. Fight for your children, wives and homes = (Mormon 2:23)/(Nehemiah 4:14)
  202. Fill up the garners = (Alma 26:5)/(Psalm 144:13)
  203. Filthy shall be filthy still = (1 Nephi 15:33)/(Revelation 22:11)
  204. Find pasture = (John 10:9)/(1 Nephi 22:25)
  205. Finger of God = (Alma 10:2)/(Luke 11:20)
  206. Fire is kindled in mine anger = (Deut 32:22)/(2 Nephi 26:6)
  207. First fruits unto God = (2 Nephi 2:9)/(Romans 8:23)/(I Corinthians 15:20)/(Jacob 4:11)
  208. First resurrection = (Revelation 20:5)/(Alma 40:16)/(Mosiah 15:21)
  209. First shall be last, last shall be first = (1 Nephi 13:42)/(Matthew 19:30)
  210. Flame/smoke ascends forever = (2 Nephi 9:16)/(Revelation 14:11)
  211. Fools before God = (2 Nephi 9:42)/(1 Corinthians 3:18)
  212. Fools mock = (Proverbs 14:9)/(Ether 12:26)
  213. Forget the Lord = (Helaman 12:2)/(Deuteronomy 6:12)
  214. Found favor in sight of the king = (Alma 20:28)/(Nehemiah 2:5)
  215. Fountain of living waters = (Jeremiah 2:13)/(1 Nephi 11:25)/(Revelation 7:17)/(Psalm 36:9)
  216. Fourth Generation = (2 Nephi 26:9)/(Genesis 15:16)
  217. From everlasting to everlasting = (Moroni 7:22)/(Psalm 90:2)
  218. From generation to generation = (2 Nephi 9:2)/(Isaiah 13:20)
  219. From the beginning = (2 Nephi 9:2)/(Isaiah 40:21)
  220. From the foundation of the world = (Ether 4:14)/(Luke 11:50)
  221. From whence they can no more return = (Mosiah 3:25)/(Job 16:22)
  222. Fulfill all righteousness = (2 Nephi 31:5)/(Matthew 3:15)
  223. Full of grace and truth = (2 Nephi 2:6)/(Alma 13:9)/(John 1:14)
  224. Fullness of the Gentiles = (Romans 11:25)/(1 Nephi 10:14)
  225. Fullness of time = (2 Nephi 2:3)/(Galatians 4:4)
  226. Gad = (3 Nephi 9:10)/(2 Samuel 24:5)
  227. Gall of bitterness and bonds of iniquity = (Moroni 8:14)/(Acts 8:23)
  228. Gates of righteousness = (2 Nephi 4:32)/(2 Nephi 31:9)/(Psalm 118:19)
  229. Gather sheaves = (Micah 4:12)/(Alma 26:5)
  230. Genealogies written in books = (1 Nephi 5:14)/(1 Chronicles 9:1)
  231. Generation knew not the Lord = (Judges 2:10)/(Mosiah 26:1)
  232. Gentiles hear the Gospel from the Apostles = (Acts 15:7)/(3 Nephi 15:22)
  233. Gershom/Jershon [similar name and meaning] = (Exodus 2:22)/(Alma 27:22)
  234. Gideon = (Judges 8:4)/(Mosiah 19:4)
  235. Gilgal = (3 Nephi 9:6)/(Joshua 4:19)
  236. Give half of my kingdom = (Alma 20:23)/(Mark 6:23)
  237. Give liberally = (2 Nephi 4:35)/(James 1:5)
  238. Give place to the devil/enemy of my soul = (Ephesians 4:27)/(2 Nephi 4:28)
  239. Glory, power, might, majesty, and dominion = (Alma 12:15)/(Jude 1:25)
  240. Gnash with teeth = (Job 16:9)/(Alma 14:21)
  241. Go no more out = (Alma 7:25)/(Revelation 3:12)
  242. Go up to Jerusalem [never “go down” to Jerusalem] = (Ezra 1:3)/(1 Nephi 3:9)
  243. Go the way of all the earth = (Joshua 23:14)/(2 Nephi 1:14)
  244. God can make the sun stand still = (Joshua 10:12-13)/(Helaman 12:14-15)
  245. God cannot lie = (Enos 1:6)/(Hebrews 6:18)
  246. God has no variableness or shadow of turning = (James 1:17)/(Mosiah 2:22)
  247. God of heaven = (Ezra 7:21)/(Ether 8:14)
  248. God of Israel = (Isaiah 37:16)/(1 Nephi 19:7)
  249. God of our fathers = (1 Nephi 19:10)/(Acts 22:14)
  250. God of truth = (Ether 3:12)/(Deuteronomy 32:4)
  251. God sitting on his throne = (1 Nephi 1:8)/(Psalm 47:8)/(Isaiah 6:1)
  252. God speaks once, twice, yet men don’t perceive it = (Job 33:14)/(3 Nephi 11:3-5)
  253. God’s throne is in heaven = (1 Nephi 1:14)/(Psalm 11:4)
  254. God trieth the righteous = (Mosiah 23:21)/(Psalm 11:5)
  255. God’s word will not pass away = (2 Nephi 9:16)/(Mark 13:31)/(Psalm 148:6)
  256. Gone out of the way = (2 Nephi 28:11)/(Helaman 7:18)/(Hebrews 5:2)
  257. Good Shepherd = (Alma 5:38)/(John 10:11)
  258. Grace for grace = (John 1:16)/(Helaman 12:24)
  259. Great and terrible = (1 Nephi 12:18/(Deuteronomy 1:19)/(Nehemiah 1:5)
  260. The great God = (Nehemiah 8:6)/(Alma 24:8)
  261. Great and marvelous are thy works = (1 Nephi 1:14)/(Revelation 15:3)
  262. Great gulf diving wicked and righteous = (1 Nephi 12:18)/(Luke 16:26)
  263. Great lights in heaven = (Helaman 14:3)/(Psalm 136:7)
  264. Great shall be the fall = (1 Nephi 22:14)/(Matthew 7:27)
  265. Greater than I can bear = (1 Nephi 16:1)/(Genesis 4:13)/(1 Corinthians 3:2)
  266. Grieved because of hardness of their hearts = (1 Nephi 2:18)/(Mark 3:5)
  267. Grievous to be borne = (Mosiah 7:23)/(Matthew 23:4)
  268. Grind to powder = (2 Nephi 26:5)/(Matthew 21:44)
  269. Grind upon the face of the poor = (2 Nephi 26:20)/(Isaiah 3:15/2 Nephi 13:15)
  270. Groaning of the earth/creation = (1 Nephi 19:12)/(Romans 8:22)
  271. Groups of fifty = (Luke 9:14)/(Mosiah 18:18)
  272. Hand of the Lord = (1 Nephi 5:14)/(Nehemiah 1:10)
  273. Harden your hearts = (Alma 34:31)/(Exodus 7:13)
  274. The harvest is ripe = (Alma 26:5)/(Revelation 14:15)
  275. Have ye not read the scriptures? (3 Nephi 27:5)/(Matthew 21:42)/(Mark 12:26)
  276. Havoth/Hagoth = (Numbers 32:41)/(Alma 63:5)
  277. Heal the nations = (Revelation 22:2)/(2 Nephi 25:20)
  278. Healing in his wings = (Malachi 4:2)/(2 Nephi 25:13)
  279. Heaping up wrath against the day of judgment = (Helaman 8:25)/(Romans 2:5)/(Job 36:13)
  280. Hearts did burn = (3 Nephi 11:3)/(Luke 24:32)
  281. Heaven, earth, and all things that in them are = (2 Nephi 2:14)/(Acts 4:24)/(Exodus 20:11)
  282. The heavens opened = (1 Nephi 11:14,27,30)/(Mark 1:10)/(Ezekiel 1:1)
  283. Hedge up the way = (Mosiah 7:29)/(Hosea 2:6)
  284. He hath a devil = (Mosiah 3:9)/(Luke 7:33)
  285. Helam = (2 Samuel 10:16)/(Mosiah 23:19)
  286. He maketh intercession = (Isaiah 53:12)/(2 Nephi 2:9)
  287. Hen gathereth her chickens = (Matthew 23:37)/(3 Nephi 10:4)
  288. Hermon/Hermounts [similar name] = (Psalm 133:3)/(Alma 2:37)/(Deuteronomy 3:8)
  289. Hewn down and cast into the fire = (Alma 5:35)/(Matthew 7:19)
  290. Hidden darkness = (2 Nephi 3:5)/(Mosiah 8:17)/(I Corinthians 4:5)
  291. Hold fast to the word = (Titus 1:9)/(1 Nephi 8:30)/(1 Nephi 11:25)
  292. Holy arm = (Psalm 98:1)/(Enos 1:13)/(Isaiah 52:10)
  293. Holy Ghost descended like a dove = (2 Nephi 31:8)/(Matthew 3:16)
  294. Holy Ghost given to the Gentiles = (1 Nephi 10:11)/(Acts 10:45)
  295. Holy one = (2 Nephi 2:10)/(Psalm 89:18)
  296. Holy One of Israel = (1 Nephi 19:14)/(Isaiah 31:1)
  297. The hope of glory = Colossians 1:27/Jacob 4:4,11
  298. Hope of/for salvation = (1 Thessalonians 5:8)/(Alma 5:10)
  299. The house of Israel is an olive tree = (Jacob 5:3)/(Romans 11:24)/(Jeremiah 11:16-17)
  300. Houses left desolate = (Helaman 15:1)/(Isaiah 5:9)
  301. How great is the goodness of God = (2 Nephi 9:10)/(Psalm 31:19)/(Zechariah 9:17)
  302. How great things the Lord has done = (2 Nephi 1:1)/(Mark 5:19)
  303. Humble yourself as a little child = (Moroni 8:10)/(Matthew 18:4)
  304. I am the light of the world = (Ether 4:12)/(John 8:12)
  305. I can do all things in his strength = (Alma 26:12)/(Phillipians 4:13)
  306. I looked…and I saw him not = (1 Nephi 11:12)/(Revelation 1:12)
  307. I saw and bare record = (1 Nephi 11:32)/(John 1:34)
  308. If ye are brought up in the gospel ye will not depart from it = (2 Nephi 4:5)/(Proverbs 22:6)
  309. If you do not preach, the blood of the wicked will be on you = (Jacob 1:19)/(Ezekiel 3:18-20)
  310. If you slay me you will shed innocent blood = (Mosiah 17:10)/(Jeremiah 26:15)
  311. I have not found so great faith in Israel = (Matthew 8:10)/(3 Nephi 19:35)/(Alma 19:10)
  312. Imagination of the heart = (Jeremiah 3:17/7:24/9:14)/(1 Nephi 2:11)
  313. In our flesh we will see God = (2 Nephi 9:4)/(Job 19:26)
  314. In thy seed shall all nations/kindreds be blessed = (1 Nephi 22:9)/(Genesis 18:18)
  315. Inherit the kingdom of God prepared from the foundation of the world = (2 Nephi 9:18)/(Matthew 25:34)
  316. Inquire of the Lord = (1 Samuel 10:22)/(1 Nephi 15:8)
  317. Jacob/Nephites have I loved; Esau/Lamanites have I hated = (Romans 9:13)/(Helaman 15:3-4)/(Malachi 1:2-3)
  318. Jerusalem, I have seen thy abominations = (1 Nephi 1:13)/(Ezekiel 8:6)
  319. Jot and tittle = Alma 34:13/Matthew 5:18
  320. Josiah/Mosiah = 2 Chronicles 34:1/Omni 1:18
  321. Joy may be full = (2 Nephi 9:18)/(1 John 1:4)
  322. Judge righteously = (Alma 41:14)/(Deuteronomy 1:16)
  323. Judgment seat of Christ = (2 Nephi 9:15)/(Romans 14:10)
  324. Judgments and statutes of the law = (2 Nephi 5:10)/(Deuteronomy 4:8)
  325. Kingdom of heaven is at hand = (Alma 5:28)/(Matthew 10:7)
  326. Kings and rulers = (1 Nephi 16:38)/(Mosiah 2:30)/(Mark 13:9)
  327. The King’s countenance was changed = (Alma 18:12)/(Daniel 5:6)
  328. Kish = (Ether 1:18)/(1 Samuel 14:51)
  329. Know not when the end will come = (Alma 5:29)/(Matthew 25:13)/24:42)
  330. Know that I am the Lord = (2 Nephi 6:7)/(Ezekiel 11:10)/(Mosiah 12:3)
  331. Knowledge of the truth = (Mosiah 27:36)/(2 Timothy 3:7)
  332. Laban = (Deuteronomy 1:1)/(1 Nephi 3:3)
  333. Labor with their hands = (Alma 1:3)/(1 Corinthians 4:12)/(1 Thessalonians 4:11)
  334. Lake of fire and brimstone = (2 Nephi 9:16)/(Revelation 19:20)
  335. Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world = (Alma 7:14)/(John 1:29)
  336. Land for an inheritance = (Numbers 34:2)/(1 Nephi 2:4)
  337. Land will be desolate = (Alma 22:30)/(Jeremiah 6:8)
  338. The law and the prophets = (2 Nephi 25:28)/(Luke 16:16)
  339. The law hath become dead to us = (2 Nephi 25:25)/(Romans 7:4)
  340. Law of Moses because of iniquity = (Mosiah 13:29)/(Matthew 19:8)
  341. Law of Moses brings us to Christ = (Galatians 3:24)/(Jacob 4:5)
  342. Lay down my life to take it again = (2 Nephi 2:8)/(John 10:17)
  343. Lay up treasures in heaven = (Matthew 6:19-20)/(Helaman 5:8/8:25)
  344. Led by the blind = (Matthew 15:14)/(Helaman 13:29)
  345. Left hand of God = (Mosiah 5:10)/(Matthew 25:33)
  346. Lemuel/Kemuel = (Genesis 22:21)/(1 Nephi 2:10)
  347. Let good and bad grow together = (Jacob 5:65)/(Matt 13:30)
  348. Let things be done in order = (Mosiah 4:27)/(1 Corinthians 14:40)
  349. Life or damnation = (Helaman 12:26)/(John 5:29)
  350. Lift up your heads = (2 Nephi 9:3)/(Psalm 24:7)
  351. Lift up your hearts = (2 Nephi 11:8)/(Lamentations 3:41)
  352. Light and understanding = (Daniel 5:14)/(2 Nephi 31:3)
  353. Light of thy countenance = (Psalm 4:6)/(3 Nephi 19:25)
  354. Light to shine out of darkness = (2 Corinthians 4:6)/(Alma 37:23,25)
  355. Line upon line, precept upon precept = (2 Nephi 28:30)/(Isaiah 28:13)
  356. Loftiness of man/the vineyard = (Isaiah 2:17)/(Jacob 5:48)
  357. Look upon the brazen serpent shall live = (Numbers 21:8)/(1 Nephi 17:41)
  358. Looked steadfastly to heaven = (3 Nephi 11:5)/(Acts 7:55)
  359. Loose bands of death/wickedness = (Alma 11:41)/(Isaiah 58:6)
  360. The Lord is his name = (2 Nephi 9:41)/(Amos 5:8)
  361. Lord hidden in a cloud = (Ether 2:4)/(Exodus 16:10)
  362. Lord of Hosts = (Isaiah 37:16)/(2 Nephi 26:5)
  363. Lord thy Redeemer = (1 Nephi 19:18)/(Isaiah 54:8)
  364. Lord will hide your sins from his face = (3 Nephi 9:5)/(Psalm 51:9)
  365. The Lord’s wings = (2 Nephi 4:25/Psalm 17:8)
  366. Love of God shed abroad in our hearts = (1 Nephi 11:22/Romans 5:5)
  367. Lowly in heart = (Alma 32:8)/(Matthew 11:29)
  368. A lying spirit = (Alma 30:42)/(2 Chronicles 18:22)
  369. Made the sea our path = (2 Nephi 10:20)/(Psalms 8:8)
  370. Magnify our office = (Jacob 1:19)/(Romans 11:13)
  371. Make bare his arm in eyes of the nations = (Isaiah 52:10)/(1 Nephi 22:10)
  372. Make God a liar = (1 John 5:10)/(Alma 12:23)
  373. Make it after the pattern shown thee in the mount = (1 Nephi 17:7-8)/(Exodus 25:40)/(Hebrews 8:5)
  374. Make my path straight before me = (2 Nephi 4:33)/(Psalm 5:8)
  375. Man/Nations are nothing, less than nothing/dust = (Helaman 12:7)/(Isaiah 40:15-17)
  376. Man of understanding = (Mosiah 1:2)/(Proverbs 1:5/20:5)
  377. Mansions in heaven = (Ether 12:37)/(John 14:2)
  378. The mark = (Phillipians 3:14)/(Jacob 4:14)
  379. (Set a) mark = (Genesis 4:15)/(Alma 3:10)
  380. Mark on their foreheads = (Alma 3:18)/(Ezekiel 9:4)
  381. Marvelous work = (1 Nephi 14:7)/(Isaiah 29:14)
  382. Measures [explaining ratios of measures, in particular randomly putting a unit of measurement at the end of a long discussion] = (Exodus 16:36)/(Alma 11:18-19)
  383. Mediator = (2 Nephi 2:27-28)/(Hebrews 12:24)
  384. Melchizedek = (Alma 13)/(Hebrews 7)/(Genesis 14:18-24)
  385. Mercy and truth = (Proverbs 16:6)/(Alma 5:48)
  386. Mighty in word and deed = (Helaman 10:5)/(Luke 24:19)
  387. Mighty to save = (Alma 7:14)/(Isaiah 63:1)/(Zephaniah 3:17)/(2 Nephi 31:19)
  388. Mischief and subtlety = (2 Nephi 5:24)/(Acts 13:10)
  389. Mist of darkness = (1 Nephi 8:23)/(II Peter 2:17)/(Revelation 9:2)
  390. More tolerable for them than for you = (Alma 9:15)/(Luke 10:14)
  391. Moses’ face shone = (Exodus 34:30)/(Mosiah 13:5)
  392. Moses’ prophecy of Christ’s coming = (1 Nephi 22:20)/(Acts 3:22-23)
  393. Moth doth corrupt, thieves break and steal = (3 Nephi 27:32)/(Matthew 6:19)
  394. Mother of abominations = (Revelation 17:5)/(1 Nephi 14:9)
  395. Mother of harlots = (Revelation 17:5)/(1 Nephi 13:34)
  396. Mountains are carried up = (1 Nephi 19:11)/(Psalms 46:2)
  397. Mouth of God = (2 Nephi 33:14)/(2 Chronicles 35:22)
  398. Multitude of tender mercies = (1 Nephi 8:8)/(Psalm 51:1)
  399. Murderer from the beginning = (John 8:44)/(Ether 8:15)
  400. Murmur against the Lord = (Exodus 16:7)/(1 Nephi 16:20)
  401. My grace is sufficient for thee = (2 Corinthians 12:9)/(Ether 12:27)
  402. My soul delighteth = (Isaiah 42:1)/(2 Nephi 11:2)
  403. Mysteries of God = (Matthew 13:11)/(1 Nephi 1:1)
  404. Nahor/Nahom/Nehor = (Genesis 11:22)/(1 Nephi 16:34)/(Alma 1:15)
  405. Nations driven out for wickedness = (Deuteronomy 9:4)/(1 Nephi 17:33)
  406. Never hath man dwelt = (Jeremiah 2:6)/(Ether 2:5)
  407. New creatures = (Mosiah 27:26)/(II Corinthians 5:17)
  408. New heaven and new earth = (Revelation 21:1)/(2 Peter 3:13)/(Ether 13:9)/(Isaiah 65:17)
  409. New Jerusalem = (Revelation 21:2/3:12)/(Ether 13:3)
  410. Night where no work can be performed = (John 9:4)/(Alma 34:33)
  411. Nimrod the mighty hunter = (Ether 2:1)/(Genesis 10:8-9)
  412. No flesh is justified by the law = (2 Nephi 2:5)/(Romans 3:20)
  413. No hair of the head will be lost = (Alma 40:23)/(Acts 27:34)
  414. No law, no sin = (Romans 4:15)/(2 Nephi 2:13)
  415. No other name under heaven where salvation can come = (Acts 4:12)/(Mosiah 5:8)
  416. No respect of persons = (Alma 1:30)/(1 Peter 1:17)/(2 Chronicles 19:7)
  417. No unclean thing can enter = (2 Chronicles 23:19)/(Alma 11:37)
  418. None effect = (Alma 12:26)/(Mark 7:13)
  419. None that doeth good = (Jacob 5:32)/(Psalms 14:3)/(Moroni 10:25)
  420. North countries = (Ether 13:11)/(Jeremiah 23:8)
  421. Not a few = (Isaiah 10:7/2 Nephi 20:7)/(Alma 17:34)
  422. Not be afraid of ten thousands of people = (1 Nephi 4:1)/(Psalm 3:6)
  423. Not cumber the ground = (Jacob 5:9)/(Luke 13:7)
  424. Not for me are against me = (2 Nephi 10:16)/(Luke 11:23)
  425. Not knowing what to do = (1 Nephi 4:6)/(Hebrews 11:8)
  426. Nothing doubting = (Acts 11:12)/(Ether 3:19)
  427. Now I know of a surety = (1 Nephi 5:8)/(Acts 12:11)
  428. Now is the day of salvation = (II Corinthians 6:2)/(Alma 34:31)
  429. Number the people = (2 Samuel 24:2)/(Ether 6:19)
  430. Nurture and admonition of the Lord = (Enos 1:1)/(Ephesians 6:4)
  431. Wretched man that I am = (2 Nephi 4:17)/(Romans 7:24)
  432. Oath and a curse = (Nehemiah 5:13/10:29)/(Alma 46:22)
  433. Obtain political power through flattery = (Daniel 11:21, 32)/(Alma 46:7)
  434. Old serpent = (2 Nephi 2:18)/(Revelation 12:9)
  435. Omri/Omni = Omni 1:1/2 Chronicles 22:2
  436. One body = (Jacob 5:74)/(Ephesians 4:4)
  437. One faith and one baptism = (Mosiah 18:21)/(Ephesians 4:5)
  438. One heart = (2 Nephi 1:21)/(Ezekiel 11:19)
  439. One mind = (Phillipians 2:2)/(2 Nephi 1:21)
  440. Ordained elders in the church = (Alma 6:1)/(Acts 14:23)
  441. Outer darkness, weeping and gnashing = (Alma 40:13)/(Matthew 22:13)
  442. Pains of hell = (Psalm 116:3)/(Alma 26:13)/(Jacob 3:11)
  443. Partake of the heavenly gift = (Ether 12:8)/(Hebrews 6:4)
  444. Pass away like a dream = (Isaiah 29:7)/(Jacob 7:26)
  445. Past feeling = (1 Nephi 17:45)/(Ephesians 4:19)
  446. Path of righteousness = (2 Nephi 9:41)/(Psalm 23:3)
  447. People cried/answered with one voice = (Mosiah 5:2)/(Exodus 24:3)
  448. Perfect knowledge = (Job 37:16)/(2 Nephi 9:13)
  449. Perverse and crooked generation/wicked and perverse generation = (Deut 32:5)/(Alma

31:24)/(Alma 9:8)/(Phil 2:15)

  1. Perverted the way = (2 Nephi 28:15)/(Jeremiah 3:21)
  2. Pit of Hell = (1 Nephi 14:3)/(Revelation 9:2)/(Psalm 7:15-16)
  3. Plain path/road = (Psalms 27:11)/(2 Nephi 4:32)
  4. Plainness of speech = (2 Nephi 9:47)/(II Corinthians 3:12)
  5. Pollutions = (Mormon 8:31)/(Jeremiah 3:2)
  6. Pondered in my heart = (1 Nephi 11:1)/(Luke 2:19)
  7. Pour out my spirit = (Proverbs 1:23)/(Jacob 7:8)/(Mosiah 18:10)
  8. Pour out thy wrath = (Psalm 79:6)/(1 Nephi 14:15)
  9. Power and authority = (Luke 4:36)/(Mosiah 18:26)
  10. Power and great glory = (1 Nephi 11:28)/(Mark 13:26)/(Psalms 63:2)
  11. Power in heaven and in earth = (Jacob 7:14)/(Matthew 28:18)
  12. Power of hell/heaven shall be shaken = (Alma 48:17)/(Matthew 24:29)
  13. Power of the resurrection = (2 Nephi 9:6)/(Phillipians 3:10)
  14. Pray and not faint = (Luke 18:1)/(2 Nephi 32:9)
  15. Pray continually without ceasing = (Alma 26:22)/(Romans 1:9)
  16. Pray in your closet/in secret = (Alma 34:26)/(Matthew 6:6)
  17. Pray to be seen of men = (Matthew 6:5)/(Alma 38:13)
  18. Prayer and supplication = (Alma 31:10)/(Acts 1:14)
  19. Preach to every creature = (Mormon 9:22)/(Mark 16:15)
  20. Prepare your hearts/minds = (2 Chronicles 19:3)/(3 Nephi 17:3)
  21. Prepareth a way to escape = (1 Corinthians 10:13)/(2 Nephi 9:10)
  22. Pride of your hearts = (Mormon 8:36)/(2 Chronicles 32:26)
  23. Prophet given a book to read = (1 Nephi 1:11-12)/(Ezekiel 2:8-9)
  24. The provocation = (Alma 12:36)/(Hebrews 3:8)/(Psalm 78:40)
  25. Pruning, digging, nourishing = (Jacob 5:4,64)/(Luke 13:8)/(Isaiah 5:6)
  26. Pure as he is pure = (Moroni 7:48)/(1 John 3:3)
  27. Pure heart and clean hands = (2 Nephi 25:16)/(Psalms 24:4)
  28. Put away privily = (Matthew 1:19)/(Alma 14:3)
  29. The quick and the dead = (Moroni 10:34)/(2 Timothy 4:1)
  30. Rabboni/Rabbanah = (Alma 18:13)/(John 20:16)
  31. Ramah = (1 Kings 15:17)/(Ether 15:11)
  32. Read upon the house tops = (Matthew 10:27)/(Mormon 5:8)
  33. Reading sacred records to the people = (Nehemiah 9)/(Mosiah 25)
  34. Recommended to God = (Acts 14:26)/(Moroni 9:21)
  35. Reconciled to Christ = (2 Nephi 33:9)/(II Corinthians 5:18,20)
  36. Remember the captivity of your fathers = (Alma 5:6)/(Deuteronomy 24:18)
  37. Remembered his covenant = (Psalms 105:8)/(2 Nephi 29:1)
  38. Remnant of house of Israel = (Jeremiah 31:7)/(Mormon 7:1)/(Isaiah 46:3)
  39. Remnant of Jacob = (Micah 5:7)/(Mormon 7:10)
  40. Remnant of Joseph = (Amos 5:15)/(Alma 46:24)
  41. The residue of men = (Moroni 7:32)/(Acts 15:17)
  42. Righteous will be righteous still; filthy will be filthy still = (2 Nephi 9:16)/(Revelation 22:11)
  43. Riplah/Riblah = (Numbers 34:11)/(Alma 43:35)
  44. Rise from the dust = (1 Samuel 2:8)/(2 Nephi 1:14)/(Isaiah 52:2)
  45. Robe of righteousness = (2 Nephi 9:14)/(Isaiah 61:10)
  46. Rock of my Redeemer = (Helaman 5:12)/(Psalms 78:35)
  47. Rock of my salvation = (2 Nephi 9:45)/(Psalm 62:2)
  48. Rocks and mountains fall on us to hide us from the Lord = (Alma 12:14)/(Revelation 6:16)/(Hosea 10:8)/(Luke 23:30)
  49. Rocks rent = (1 Nephi 12:4)/(1 Nephi 19:12)/(Matthew 27:51)
  50. Rod of iron = (1 Nephi 8:19/11:24-25)/(Revelation 2:26-27)/(Psalms 23:4)
  51. Rolled together as a scroll = (Mormon 9:2)/(Revelation 6:14)
  52. Rooted out = (Job 18:14)/(Alma 22:15)
  53. Ruler over you = (Deuteronomy 1:13)/(1 Nephi 2:22)/(1 Nephi 3:29)
  54. Run a race, win the prize = (Mosiah 4:27)/(1 Corinthians 9:24)
  55. Same yesterday, today, and forever = (2 Nephi 2:4)/(Hebrews 13:8)
  56. Sanctified by the Holy Ghost= (Romans 15:16)/(Alma 13:12)
  57. Satan can transform into angel of light = (2 Nephi 9:9)/(II Corinthians 11:14)
  58. Save them from their sins = (Matthew 1:21)/(Alma 5:27)
  59. Scales of darkness fell from his eyes = (2 Nephi 30:6)/(Acts 9:18)
  60. Scattered upon all the face of the earth = (Ether 1:33)/(Genesis 11:9)
  61. Scourge unto you = (Joshua 23:13)/(1 Nephi 2:24)
  62. Seal you his = (Mosiah 5:15)/(II Corinthians 1:22)/(Alma 34:35)
  63. Seal up the vision = (Daniel 9:24)/(Revelation 22:10)/(1 Nephi 14:26)
  64. Searched diligently for salvation to come = (2 Nephi 9:4)/(1 Peter 1:10)
  65. Searched the scriptures = (Acts 17:11)/(Jacob 7:23)
  66. Second death = (Revelation 20:6)/(Jacob 3:11)/(Alma 12:32)
  67. See eye to eye = (Alma 36:26)/(Isaiah 52:8)
  68. See God face to face = (Ether 12:39)/(Genesis 32:30)
  69. See the salvation of the Lord = (1 Nephi 19:17)/(Exodus 14:13)/(2 Chronicles 20:17)
  70. Seek my life, to take it away = (1 Nephi 1:20)/(1 Kings 19:10)
  71. Seek the kingdom of God = (Matthew 6:33)/(Jacob 2:18)
  72. Seen and heard = (Mormon 1:1)/(Acts 4:20)
  73. Sell themselves for naught = (2 Nephi 26:10)/(Psalm 44:12)
  74. Serpent beguiled = (2 Nephi 9:9)/(Genesis 3:13)
  75. Set your hearts upon riches = (Psalm 62:10)/(Helaman 13:20)
  76. Shake my garments to rid myself of your blood = (2 Nephi 9:44)/(Acts 18:6)
  77. Shall be in danger of hell fire = (Mormon 8:17)/(Matthew 5:22)
  78. Shall wonder and perish = (Mormon 9:26)/(Acts 13:41)
  79. Sharpness = (2 Nephi 1:26)/(II Corinthians 13:10)
  80. Shazer/Jazer = (Numbers 32:1)/(1 Nephi 16:13)
  81. Sheep which have no shepherd = (Numbers 27:17)/(Matthew 9:36)/(Alma 5:37)
  82. Shimeath/Shimrith/Shim = (2 Chronicles 24:26)/(Mormon 1:3)
  83. Shine forth [God] = (Deuteronomy 33:2)/(Alma 5:50)
  84. Shine like the sun in the kingdom of God = (Matthew 13:43)/(Alma 40:25)
  85. Shur/Shurr = (Ether 14:28)/(1 Samuel 15:7)
  86. Sidon = (Alma 50:11)/(Luke 4:26)
  87. Sift you as wheat = (Luke 22:31)/(3 Nephi 18:18)
  88. A sign unto thee = (Exodus 13:9)/(Jacob 7:14)
  89. Sign of Christ’s death = (3 Nephi 11:2)/(Matthew 12:39-40)
  90. Signs and wonders = (Hebrews 2:4)/(Helaman 14:6)
  91. Signs shall follow them = (Mormon 9:24)/(Mark 16:17)
  92. Similitude of God = (James 3:9)/(Jacob 4:5)
  93. Sins returned on your own head = (Obadiah 1:15)/(Jacob 3:10)
  94. Sins which easily beset me = (2 Nephi 4:18)/(Hebrews 12:1)
  95. Sit down on the right hand of God = (Moroni 7:27)/(Hebrews 10:12)
  96. Sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob = (Alma 7:25)/(Matthew 8:11)
  97. Slay with a great slaughter = (Joshua 10:10)/(Alma 59:7)
  98. Small and great = (Revelation 11:18)/(Mormon 9:13)
  99. Smite with a rod = (Isaiah 30:31)/(1 Nephi 3:28)/(Exodus 21:20)
  100. Smitten upon the cheek = (Job 16:10)/(Alma 14:15)
  101. Speak hard things = (1 Nephi 16:1)/(2 Nephi 9:40)/(Psalm 60:3)
  102. In spirit and truth = (Alma 34:38)/(John 4:24)
  103. The Spirit constraineth me = (Job 32:18)/(Alma 14:11)
  104. Spirit of Christ = (Moroni 7:16)/(Romans 8:9)
  105. Spirit of God dwell in you = (Romans 8:9)/(Alma 7:5)
  106. Spirit of power = (2 Nephi 3:5)/(I Corinthians 2:4)
  107. Spirit of prophecy = (Revelation 19:10)/(2 Nephi 25:4)/(Jacob 4:6)
  108. Spirit of truth = (John 16:13)/(Alma 30:46)
  109. Spirit shall not always strive with man = (2 Nephi 26:11)/(Genesis 6:3)
  110. Spirit which giveth utterance = (2 Nephi 28:4)/(Acts 2:4)
  111. Spirit/Word hath no place in you = (2 Nephi 33:2)/(John 8:37)
  112. Spiritual body = (Alma 11:45)/(I Corinthians 15:44)
  113. Spiritual law = (Romans 7:14)/(2 Nephi 2:5)
  114. Son of perdition = (John 17:12)/(3 Nephi 27:32)
  115. Son of Righteousness = (Malachi 4:2)/(Ether 9:22)
  116. Sons of God = (Phillipians 2:15)/(Moroni 7:26)
  117. Sorrowful/Grieved unto death = (Moroni 9:25)/(Mark 14:34)
  118. Stand fast in liberty that made you free = (Mosiah 23:13)/(Galatians 5:1)
  119. Stand with brightness = (2 Nephi 9:44)/(Ezekiel 28:7,17)
  120. A standard in the camp = (Numbers 10:14)/(Alma 62:4-5)
  121. Stars in the firmament = (1 Nephi 1:10)/(Genesis 1:14)
  122. Steadfast and immovable = (1 Nephi 2:10)/(Mosiah 5:15)/(1 Corinthians 15:58)
  123. Steadfast in the faith = (Mosiah 4:11)/(1 Peter 5:9)
  124. Steal the hearts = (2 Samuel 15:6)/(Alma 39:4)/(Alma 31:22)
  125. Stealing women for wives while they dance = (Judges 21:21)/(Mosiah 20:1-5)
  126. Stiffnecked people = (Deuteronomy 9:6)/(Alma 37:10)
  127. Still small voice = (1 Nephi 17:45)/(1 Kings 19:12)
  128. Stir you up to remembrance = (1 Nephi 2:24)/(II Peter 3:1)
  129. Stone which builders rejected = (Jacob 4:15-16)/(Psalm 118:22)/(Matthew 21:42)
  130. Strait is the gate, narrow is the way = (3 Nephi 27:33)/(Matthew 13-14)/(Luke 13:24)/(Jacob 6:11)
  131. Strength slacken because of iniquity = (2 Nephi 4:26)/(Psalms 31:10)
  132. Strength in weakness = (Ether 12:26-27)/(II Corinthians 12:9-10)
  133. Strengthen them in the Lord = (Zechariah 10:12)/(Alma 15:18)
  134. Stretch forth your hand = (Acts 26:1)/(Mosiah 12:2)
  135. Stretched out my hands = (Psalms 88:9)/(Jacob 6:4)
  136. Stricken in years = (1 Nephi 18:17)/(Joshua 13:1)
  137. Stumble/tremble that he should fall = (Romans 11:11)/(2 Nephi 28:28)
  138. Stumblingblocks = (1 Nephi 14:1)/(1 Corinthians 1:23)
  139. [Earth] Swallowed up = (2 Nephi 26:5)/(Lamentations 2:2)/(Exodus 15:12)
  140. Swear in my wrath = (Hebrews 4:3)/(Jacob 1:7)
  141. Sword of the Lord = (Alma 54:6)/(3 Nephi 2:19)/(Judges 7:18)
  142. Subtlety [of the devil] = (Alma 12:4)/(II Corinthians 11:3)
  143. Sun scorcheth the plant; it withers and dies = (Matthew 13:6)/(Alma 32:38)
  144. Take away their talent = (Ether 12:35)/(Matthew 25:28)
  145. Take no thought what you should eat = (Alma 31:37)/(Matthew 6:25)
  146. Taken away by the Spirit = (Acts 8:39)/(Helaman 10:16)
  147. Taken up into a cloud = (Acts 1:9)/(3 Nephi 18:38-39)
  148. Taste of the goodness of the Lord = (Mormon 1:15)/(Psalm 34:8)
  149. Tax of 1/5 = (Genesis 47:24)/(Mosiah 11:3)
  150. Tempt God = (Deuteronomy 6:16)/(Alma 30:44)
  151. Tender and delicate [women] = (Isaiah 47:1)/(Jacob 2:7)
  152. That great city = (Jonah 1:2)/(1 Nephi 2:13)/(Revelation 17:18)
  153. That I am = (Ether 4:12)/(Exodus 3:14)
  154. That I may prove them = (Exodus 16:4)/(Ether 12:35)
  155. They would have repented if they saw your miracles = (2 Nephi 10:4)/(Matthew 11:21)
  156. They are the gods among us = (Alma 18:4)/(Acts 14:11)
  157. This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased = (Matthew 17:5)/(3 Nephi 11:7)
  158. Thou hast loved the world = (Ether 12:33)/(John 3:16)
  159. Thoughts and intents of the heart = (Hebrews 4:12)/(Alma 18:32)
  160. Three days of darkness/vapor of darkness = (3 Nephi 8:20/10:10)/(Exodus 10:21-23)
  161. Thrust down to hell = (2 Nephi 9:34)/(Luke 10:15)
  162. Thunderings and lightnings = (Exodus 20:18)/(1 Nephi 19:11)
  163. Time appointed unto man = (Job 7:1)/(Alma 40:10/42:4/12:28)
  164. Time/days of tribulation = (Judges 10:14)/(2 Nephi 2:1)
  165. Time was lengthened = (Deuteronomy 25:15)/(2 Nephi 2:21)
  166. Tossed about/to and fro = (Ephesians 4:14)/(Mormon 5:18)
  167. [Even] to the ends of the earth = (Jeremiah 25:31)/(Mormon 9:21)
  168. To this day = (Joshua 4:9)/(Alma 25:9)
  169. Towers = (2 Chronicles 26:9)/(Alma 50:4)
  170. Trample God under foot = (1 Nephi 19:7)/(Hebrews 10:29)
  171. Tree planted by river of water = (1 Nephi 8:13, 20)/(Psalm 1:3)/(Jeremiah 17:8)
  172. Tree of life = (1 Nephi 15:22)/(Revelation 2:7)/(Proverbs 3:13-18)
  173. Tree [eat from] = (1 Nephi 8:10/11:22)/(Revelation 2:7)
  174. Trial of your faith = (Ether 12:6)/(I Peter 1:7)
  175. Tribe of Manasseh lives in Jerusalem = (Alma 10:3)/(1 Chronicles 9:3)
  176. True and faithful = (Revelation 21:5)/(2 Nephi 31:15)
  177. True vine = (1 Nephi 15:15)/(John 15:1)
  178. True and living God = (Alma 11:27)/(Jeremiah 10:10)
  179. Trump of God = (Alma 29:1)/(I Thessalonians 4:16)
  180. Trust in God = (Psalm 4:5)/(Alma 36:3)
  181. Truth and righteousness = (Zechariah 8:8)/(Alma 38:9)/(Psalms 19:9)
  182. Truth and soberness = (Mosiah 4:15)/(Acts 26:25)
  183. Truth which is in God/the Lamb/Christ = (1 Nephi 13:24,25)/(1 Tim 2:7)
  184. Turn aside = (1 Nephi 19:13-15)/(Deuteronomy 9:12)
  185. Turn his anger away = (Alma 8:29)/(Psalm 78:38)
  186. Turn to the Lord [with all your heart]= (Acts 11:21)/(2 Chronicles 30:6)/(Jeremiah 3:10)/(Mosiah 7:33)
  187. Turn to the right hand or to the left = (Genesis 24:49)/(Alma 24:23)
  188. Twelve apostles will judge the twelve tribes = (1 Nephi 12:9)/(Matthew 19:28)
  189. Two or three witnesses = (Ether 5:4)/(Matthew 18:16)
  190. Type and a shadow = (Mosiah 13:10)/(Hebrews 8:5)
  191. Uncircumcised of heart = (2 Nephi 9:33)/(Jeremiah 9:26)
  192. Unprofitable servants = (Luke 17:10)/(Mosiah 2:21)
  193. Unquenchable fire = (Luke 3:17)/(Mormon 9:5)
  194. Unsearchable = (Psalms 145:3)/(Romans 11:33)/(Job 5:9)/(Jacob 4:8)
  195. Unspeakable words = (3 Nephi 19:34/26:18)/(2 Corinthians 12:4)
  196. Utterly destroyed = (Isaiah 34:2)/(Moroni 9:22)
  197. Vengeance is mine; I will repay = (Mormon 3:15)/(Romans 12:19)
  198. Verily, verily, I say unto you = (3 Nephi 16:1)/(John 3:11)
  199. Vineyard of the Lord = (Jacob 5:3)/(Isaiah 5:7)/(Matt 20:1)
  200. [Prophets have] visions and dreams = (1 Nephi 8:36)/(Numbers 12:6)
  201. Visions drain the physical body = (1 Nephi 1:7/17:47)/(Daniel 10:8)
  202. Visit their sins = (Amos 3:14)/(Mosiah 11:22/12:1)
  203. [God will] visit you = (Genesis 50:24)/(1 Nephi 2:16)
  204. Visitation = (2 Nephi 1:12)/(Micah 7:4)
  205. Voice like a trumpet = (Revelation 4:1)/(Alma 29:1)
  206. Voice of thunder = (1 Nephi 17:45)/(Psalms 77:18)
  207. Wait for the Lord = (2 Nephi 6:13)/(Psalm 27:14/37:7)
  208. Walk blameless = (Alma 7:22)/(Luke 1:6)
  209. Walk circumspectly = (Helaman 15:5)/(Ephesians 5:15)
  210. Walk humbly = (Micah 6:8)/(Ether 6:30)
  211. Walk in his paths = (Micah 4:2)/(Alma 7:9)
  212. Walk in his ways and keep his commandments = (Mosiah 23:14)/(1 Kings 2:3)/(Isaiah 42:24)
  213. Walk in the ways of his father = (Mosiah 11:1)/(2 Chronicles 20:32)
  214. Walk in truth = (2 John 1:4)/(Helaman 6:34)/(Psalm 86:11)
  215. Walk in wisdom/wisdom’s paths = (Colossians 4:5)/(Helaman 12:5)
  216. Walk uprightly = (1 Nephi 16:3)/(Psalms 15:2)/(Proverbs 28:18)
  217. Wanderers in a strange land = (Alma 26:36)/(Exodus 2:22)
  218. Wandering from house to house = (1 Timothy 5:13)/(Alma 30:58)
  219. War a good warfare = (Alma 1:1)/(I Timothy 1:18)
  220. Wars and rumors of wars = (1 Nephi 12:2)/(Matthew 24:6)
  221. Water my couch/pillow with tears = (2 Nephi 33:3)/(Psalm 6:6)
  222. Take waters of life freely = (Alma 42:27)/(Revelation 22:17)
  223. Waters which run continually = (1 Nephi 2:9)/(Psalm 58:7)
  224. Way of righteousness = (Matthew 21:32)/(2 Nephi 1:19)
  225. We are dust = (Psalm 103:14)/(Mosiah 2:25)
  226. We are subject unto Christ = (2 Nephi 9:5)/(Hebrews 2:8)
  227. We will not have him to rule over us = (1 Nephi 18:10)/(Luke 19:14)
  228. What seest thou? = (Jeremiah 1:11-13/24:3)/(1 Nephi 11:2,10,14)
  229. Where no man dwells = (Job 38:26)/(Ether 2:5)
  230. Where the wind listeth = (Alma 26:6)/(John 3:8)
  231. Whether in or out of the body, I cannot tell = (3 Nephi 28:15)/(2 Corinthians 12:3)
  232. Whether they be good or evil = (Mosiah 3:24)/(II Corinthians 5:10)
  233. Which is, which was, which is to come = (Mosiah 3:5, 18, 19)/(Revelation 1:4,8,19)
  234. White as snow = (1 Nephi 11:8)/(Mark 9:3)/(Isaiah 1:18)
  235. Who can stand before his armies? = (Ether 14:18)/(Deuteronomy 9:2)
  236. Whoever touches me will wither = (1 Kings 13:4)/(1 Nephi 17:48)
  237. Who is God? = (Alma 9:6)/(Exodus 5:2)
  238. Who shall declare his generation? = (Mosiah 14:7-8)/(Isaiah 53)/(Acts 8:32-33)
  239. The whole need no physician/call sinners to repentance = (Mark 2:17)/(Moroni 8:8)
  240. Whore of the earth = (1 Nephi 14:10-11)/(Revelation 17:1)
  241. Why persecutest thou me/the church of God? = (Acts 26:14)/(Mosiah 27:13)
  242. Why will ye die? = (Jacob 6:6)/(Jeremiah 27:13)
  243. Wicked will be taken in a whirlwind = (Psalm 58:9)/(3 Nephi 8:16)
  244. Wild fruit = (Isaiah 5:2)/(Jacob 5:25)
  245. Wild olive tree = (Jacob 5:7,9)/(Romans 11:17,24)
  246. Wisdom [feminine noun] = (Luke 7:35)/(Mosiah 8:20)
  247. Wise and the prudent = (2 Nephi 9:43)/(1 Corinthians 1:19)
  248. With our might = (Mormon 2:4)/(Ecclesiastes 9:10)
  249. Without spot = (Moroni 10:33)/(Job 11:15)
  250. Woe to you who are at ease in Zion = (Amos 6:1)/(2 Nephi 28:24)
  251. Word gone forth out of his mouth = (2 Nephi 9:17)/(Isaiah 45:23)
  252. Word of God is quick and powerful = (Hebrews 4:12)/(Helaman 3:29)
  253. Word of his power/Power of his word = (Hebrews 1:3)/(Alma 5:5)
  254. Word planted in your hearts = (Alma 34:4)/(Mark 4:15)
  255. Work out your salvation with fear before God = (Phillipians 2:12)/(Alma 34:37)
  256. Worker of iniquity = (Alma 5:32)/(Psalms 5:5)
  257. Works of darkness = (Ephesians 5:11)/(2 Nephi 9:9)
  258. Their works do follow them = (3 Nephi 27:12)/(Revelation 14:13)
  259. Wrest the scriptures = (Psalms 56:5)/(Alma 13:20)
  260. Writing on wall written by the finger of God = (Alma 10:2)/(Daniel 5:5)
  261. Written in your hearts = (Mosiah 13:11)/(Proverbs 7:3)/(Hebrews 8:10)
  262. Yoke of bondage = (Mosiah 21:13)/(Galatians 5:1)
  263. Yoke of iron = (1 Nephi 13:5)/(Jeremiah 28:14)
  264. Young and tender = (Jacob 5:4,6)/(Ezekiel 17:22)/(1 Chronicles 22:5)
  265. Young lion will tear the gentiles to piece = (3 Nephi 20:16)/(Micah 5:8)
  266. Ziph/Ziff = (Joshua 15:24)/(Mosiah 11:3)

The Koran and the Book of Mormon: Similarities in Content and Doctrine (Part II)

(Disclaimer: I know little about the Muslim faith or the historical context of the Koran. This post is based on my personal reading of the Koran and the Book of Mormon.)

The following is part II of a larger list of doctrinal and content similarities between the Koran and the Book of Mormon. These similarities are not presented in any particular order and I do not attempt to make any conclusions about the significance or insignificance of the similarities.

1. The sacred book will be revealed to an uneducated man.

“Say to them: O men! Verily I am God’s apostle to you all; Whose is the kingdom of the Heavens and of the Earth! There is no God but He! He maketh alive and killeth! Therefore believe on God, and his Apostle– the unlettered Prophet– who believeth in God and his word. And follow him that ye may be guided aright.” (Sura 7:158)

“Wherefore it shall come to pass, that the Lord God will deliver again the book and the words thereof to him that is not learned; and the man that is not learned shall say; I am not learned. Then shall the Lord God say unto him: The learned shall not read them, for they have rejected them, and I am able to do mine own work; wherefore thou shalt read the words which I shall give unto thee.” (2 Nephi 27:19-20)

2. God can give small armies power over large armies

“And when they had passed it, he and those who believed with him, the former said, ‘We have no strength this day against (Djalout) Goliath and his forces:’ But they who held it as certain that they must meet God, said, ‘How oft, by God’s will, hath a small host vanquished a numerous host! and God is with the steadfastly enduring.” (Sura 2:250)

“Laman and Lemuel again began to murmur, saying: How is it possible that the Lord will deliver Laban into our hands? Behold, he is a mighty man, and he can command fifty, yea, even he can slay fifty; then why not us? And it came to pass that I spake unto my brethren, saying: Let us go up again unto Jerusalem, and let us be faithful in keeping the commandments of the Lord; for behold, he is mightier than all the earth, then why not mightier than Laban and his fifty, yea, or even than his tens of thousands?” (1 Nephi 3:31-1 Nephi 4:1)

3. Believers are commanded to fast.

“O believers! a Fast is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may fear God…” (Sura 2:179)

“Nevertheless the children of God were commanded that they should gather themselves together oft, and join in fasting and mighty prayer in behalf of the welfare of the souls of those who knew not God.” (Alma 6:6)

4. Believers must be patient in their afflictions.

“Who observeth prayer, and payeth the legal alms, and who is of those who are faithful to their engagements when they have engaged in them, and patient under ills and hardships, and in time of trouble: these are they who are just, and these are they who fear the Lord.” (Sura 2:172)

“Now when our hearts were depressed, and we were about to turn back, behold, the Lord comforted us, and said: Go amongst thy brethren, the Lamanites, and bear with patience thine afflictions, and I will give unto you success.” (Alma 26:27)

5. We will be judged by our works

“On a certain day shall every soul come to plead for itself, and every soul shall be repaid according to its deeds; and they shall not be wronged.” (Sura 16:112)

“And it came to pass that I said unto them that it was a representation of things both temporal and spiritual; for the day should come that they must be judged of their works, yea, even the works which were done by the temporal body in their days of probation.” (1 Nephi 15:32)

6. Give alms, but do so judiciously

“And to him who is of kin render his due, and also to the poor and to the wayfarer…But if thou turn away from them, while thou thyself seekest boons from thy Lord for which thou hopest, at least speak to them with kindly speech: and let not thy hand be tied up to the neck; nor yet open it with all openness, lest thou sit thee down in rebuke, in beggary.” (Sura 17:28-32)

“For behold, are we not all beggars? Do we not all depend upon the same Being, even God, for all the substance which we have…all you who deny the beggar, because ye have not; I would that ye say in your hearts that: I give not because I have not, but if I had I would give…I would that ye should impart of your substance to the poor, every man according to that which he hath…And see that all these things are done in wisdom and order; for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength.” (Mosiah 4:19, 24-27)

7. Satan is the source of contentions

“Enjoin my servants to speak in kindly sort: Verily Satan would stir up strifes among them, for Satan is man’s avowed foe.” (Sura 17:55)

“For verily, verily I say unto you, he that hath the spirit of contention is not of me, but is of the devil, who is the father of contention, and he stirreth up the hearts of men to contend with anger, one with another.” (3 Nephi 11:29)

8. The sacred books speak in direct language to be easy to understand

“Praise be to God, who hath sent down the Book to his servant, and hath not made it torturous, but direct; that it may warn of a grievous woe from him, and announce to the faithful who do the things that are right, that a goodly reward, wherein they shall abide for ever, awaiteth them” (Sura 18:1-2)

“For my soul delighteth in plainness; for after this manner doth the Lord God work among the children of men. For the Lord God giveth light unto the understanding; for he speaketh unto men according to their language, unto their understanding.” (2 Nephi 31:3)

Further Arguments Against View of the Hebrews as Source Material for the Book of Mormon

Most of what is used as evidence in “View of the Hebrews” (VOTH) is not new material. Ethan Smith bases almost all of his assertions off of previously published materials. A list of cited authors can be found just after the table of contents on page 6. There are at least 48 authors who are cited thoughout VOTH, and many more not included in the table of contents. The point of listing all of these outside sources cited by Ethan Smith is to show that it is extremely difficult to suggest that Joseph Smith used VOTH as a source of inspiration for writing the Book of Mormon (BOM). If VOTH never existed, it could still be argued that Joseph Smith borrowed ideas from any of the other 40+ sources cited in VOTH. Once multiple source materials show that the same ideas and information have been circulated for decades, then the argument that any one document served as inspiration for another work of literature falls apart. I will be referring to the VOTH found in http://www.thechristianidentityforum.net/downloads/View-America.pdf

Below is a list of authors cited in VOTH. This list is found after the table of contents. Many of these authors argue that the Native Americans are the lost ten tribes of Israel, and many of these authors provide evidence of Hebrew origins found in Native American traditions:

“Adair, 80,84,88,89,92,95,98.

Archaelogia Americana, page

Bartram, 113,123-125.

Beatty, 96,98,116,119.

Boudinot, 87,91,93,96,98,100.

Buttrick , 130.

Carver, 123,154.

Casas, 176.

Chapman, 123,157.

Charlevoix, 85,174.

Clavigero, 116.

Colden, 94,109.

Columbus, 132.

Commissioners, 137.

Cushman, 105,174.

Dodge & Blight, 104. 174, 175.

Don Alonzo de Erici lla, 158.

Edwards, 86,89,162.

Esdras, 74.

Frey , 118.

Giddings, 88,102.

Gook in, 107.

Hebard, 101. 154.

Heckewelder, 107. Some of his

arguments, 147-

Herman, 140. 112,116,121,123.

Humboldt, 177.

Hunter, 162 188.

Hutchinson, 93,174.

Immanuel de M oraez, 97.

Jarvis, 79,116,120,123-125,133,134.

Lewis & Clark, 106,124.

Long, 141,160.

M’ Kenzie, 97,114,115, 138.

Mather, 127.

Melverda & Acasta, 162.

Morse, 91,126,142.

Occum, 106.

Pedro de Cicca, 88.

Penn, 107,174.

Pixley, 111,113,130.

Pratz, 87,175.

Robertson, 153.

Sauard, 92.

Schoolcraft, 145.

Smith, (C ol.) 117,126,134,136.

Ulloa, 83.

Williams, (Roger) 107

Williams, 88,101,110,114”

To gain a better understanding of just how heavily Ethan Smith relies on previously published works, here are just a few examples of how he cites other works in VOTH:

“Manasses Ben Israel, in a work entitled “The Hope of Israel,” has written to show that the American Indians are the ten tribes of Israel.” (p. 33) [p. 81]

“The main pillar of his evidence is James Adair, Esq. Mr. Adair was a man of established character, as appears from good authority. He lived a trader among the Indians, in the south of North America, for forty years. He left them and returned to England in 1774, and there published his “History of the American Indians;” and his reason for being persuaded that they are the ten tribes of Israel.” (p. 33)

“Mr. Adair gives his opinion that the ten tribes, soon after their banishment from the land of Israel, left Media, and reached this continent from the north-west, probably before the carrying away of the Jews of Babylon.” (p. 33) [p. 81]

“In the “Star in the West,” published by the Hon. Elias Boudinot, LL. D. upon this subject, that venerable man says; “The writer of these sheets has made a free use of Mr. Adair’s history of the Indians; which renders it necessary that something further should be said of him. Sometime about the year 1774, Mr. Adair came to Elizabethtown, (where the writer lived,) with his manuscript…” (P. 34) [p. 84]

“Mr. Adair expresses the same opinion; and the Indians have their tradition, that in the nation from which they originally came, all were one colour” (p. 36) [p. 88]

“Du Pratz says, in his history of Louisiania [sic], “The nations of North America derived their origin from the same country, since at bottom they all have the same manners and usages, and the same manner of speaking and thinking.” (p. 36) [p. 88]

“In the course of their remarks they add; ‘To the testimonies here adduced by Doctor Jarvis, (i.e. that the Indians are the ten tribes of Israel,) might have been added several of our New England historians, from the first settlement of the country.’ Some they proceed to mention; and then add, that the Rev. Messrs. Samuel Sewall, fellow of Harvard College, and Samuel Willard, vice president of the same, were of opinion, that “the Indians are the descendants of Israel.” Doct. Jarvis notes this as an hypothesis, which has been a favorite topic with European writers; and as a subject, to which it is hoped the Americans may be said to be waking up at last.” (p. 32) [p. 80-81]

“Doctor Williams, in his history of Vermont says; ‘In whatever manner this part of the earth was peopled, the Indians appear to have been the most ancient, or the original men of America. They had spread over the whole continent, from the fiftieth degree of north latitude, to the southern extremity of Cape Horn. And these men every w here appeared to be the same race or kind of people. In every part of the continent, the Indians marked with a similarity of colour, features, and every circumstance of external appearance. Pedro de Cicca de Leon, one of the conquerors of Peru, and who had travelled [sic] through many provinces of America, says of the Indians; ‘The people, men and women, although there are such a multitude of tribes or nations, in such diversities of climates, appear nevertheless like the children of one father and mother.’” (p. 36) [p. 88-89]

“Their language appears clearly to be Hebrew. In this, Doctor Edwards, Mr. Adair, and others were agreed. Doctor Edwards, after having a good acquaintance with their language, gave his reasons for believing it to have been originally Hebrew. Both, he remarks, are found without prepositions, and are formed with prefixes and suffixes; a thing probably known to no other language” (p. 36) [p. 89]

“Mr. Faber remarks; “They (the Indians) call the lightning and thunder, Eloha; and its rumbling, Rowah, which may not improperly be deduced from the Hebrew word Ruach, a name of the third person of the Holy Trinity, originally signifying, the air in motion , or a rushing wind.” Who can doubt but their name of thunder, Eloha, is derived from a Hebrew name of God, Elohim?” (p. 38) [p. 93]

“Bartram informs; ‘We arrived at the Apalachnela town, in the Creek nation. This is esteemed the mother town sacred to peace. No captives are put to death, nor human blood spilt here.’” (p. 46) [p. 113]

“In the Archaeologia Americana, containing Transaction s and Collections of the American Antiquarian Society,’ published at Worcester, Mass. in 1820; are found antiquities of the people who formerly inhabited the western part of the United States.’ Of some of these I shall give a concise view, as additional arguments in favour of my theory…” (p. 76) [p. 188-189]

“The celebrated William Penn gives accounts of the natives of Pennsylvania, which go to corroborate the same point. Mr. Penn saw the Indians of Pennsylvania, before they had been affected with the rude treatment of the white people. And in a letter to a friend in England he thus writes of those natives; ‘I found them with like countenances with the Hebrew race; and their children of so lively a resemblance to them, that a man would think himself in Duke’s place, or Barry street in London, when he sees them.’” (p. 44) [p. 108]

There are many more authors and citations that I could list, but a brief perusal of VOTH by the reader would provide evidence enough that VOTH is hardly the first nor the last publication to provide information that is vaguely similar to the BOM. This is important information for believers of the Book of Mormon because it shows that broad parallels can be drawn between many different works of literature, and yet two works with somewhat similar (and contradictory) assertions can exist together coincidentally.