Scripture Lists

Brother Reed Benson's Key Scriptures from the Book of Mormon (second semester)


30:6 he was Anti-Christ, for he began to preach unto the people against the prophecies
30:8 Choose ye this day, whom ye will serve.
30:17 every man fared in this life according to the management of the creature.
30:17 that every man conquered according to his strength; and whatsoever a man did was no crime.
30:18 causing them to lift up their heads in their wickedness,
30:44 all things denote there is a God
30:53 Go and reclaim this people, for they have all gone astray
30:53 I taught them because they were pleasing unto the carnal mind
30:60 the devil will not support his children at the last day, but doth speedily drag them down to hell
31:5 preaching of the word had a great tendency to lead the people to do that which was just
31:10 continue in prayer and supplication to God daily, that they might not enter into temptation.
31:38 they should suffer no manner of afflictions, save it were swallowed up in the joy of Christ.
32:16 blessed are they who humble themselves without being compelled to be humble
32:21 If ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true.
32:25 would humble themselves, let them be in whatsoever circumstances they might.
32:27 awake and arouse your faculties even to an experiment upon my words
32:28 enlarge my soul: enlighten my understanding, yea, it beginneth to be delicious to me
32:38 neglect the tree, and take no thought for its nourishment, behold it will not get any root
32:41 nourish the tree as it beginneth to grow, by your faith with great diligence and with patience
32:42 sweet above all that is sweet. . .white above all that is white. . .pure above all that is pure;
33:23 your burdens may be light, through the joy of his Son
34:9 an atonement made, or else all mankind must unavoidably perish
34:16 he that exercises no faith unto repentance is exposed to the whole law of the demands of justice
34:21 Cry unto him in your houses, yea,. . .both morning, mid-day, and evening
34:27 when you do not cry unto the Lord, let your hearts be full, drawn out in prayer unto him continually
34:31 now is the time and the day of your salvation
34:32 this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God.
34:33 do not procrastinate the day of your repentance until the end;
34:38 contend no more against the Holy Ghost
34:38 take upon you the name of Christ;
34:38 worship God, in whatsoever place ye may be in, in spirit and in truth;
34:38 that ye live in thanksgiving daily, for the many mercies and blessings which he doth bestow
34:39 the devil. . .rewardeth you no good thing
34:41 have patience, and bear with those afflictions, with a firm hope that ye shall one day rest from all your afflictions.
35:14 taken up arms to defend themselves, and their wives, and children, and their lands
36:3 whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials and their troubles
36:30 inasmuch as ye shall keep the commandments of God ye shall prosper in the land.
36:30 inasmuch as ye will not keep the commandments of God ye shall be cut off from his presence.
37:12 they are preserved for a wise purpose, which purpose is known unto God
37:13 how strict are the commandments of God.
37:29 ye shall keep these secret plans of their oaths and their covenants from this people
37:33 teach them to withstand every temptation of the devil, with their faith on the Lord
37:35 learn wisdom in thy youth; yea, learn in thy youth to keep the commandments of God.
37:36 cry unto God for all thy support
37:36 let all thy doings be unto the Lord, and whithersoever thou goest let it be in the Lord
37:36 let all thy thoughts be directed unto the Lord; yea, let the affections of thy heart be placed upon the Lord forever.
37:37 Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings,
37:44 it is as easy to give heed to the word of Christ, which will point to you a straight course
37:46 do not let us be slothful because of the easiness of the way
37:47 yea, see that ye look to God and live.
38:9 through Christ. Behold, he is the life and the light of the world.
38:12 Use boldness, but not overbearance; and also see that ye bridle all your passions
41:10 wickedness never was happiness42:27 whosoever will come may come and partake of the waters of life freely;
43:7 preserve their hatred toward the Nephites, that he might bring them into subjection
43:30 he thought it no sin that he should defend them by stratagem
43:45 Nephites were inspired by a better cause, for they were not fighting for monarchy
43:47 the Lord has said that: Ye shall defend your families even unto bloodshed
44:5 by that liberty which binds us to our lands and our country
44:8 We will not suffer ourselves to take an oath unto you, which we know we shall break
44:10 Moroni returned the sword. . .saying: Behold, we will end the conflict.
44:11 spill your blood upon the ground or ye shall submit to the conditions which I have proposed.
46:4 the lower judges of the land, and they were seeking for power.
46:8 Thus we see how quick the children of men do forget the Lord their God,
46:35 would not enter into a covenant to support the cause of freedom. . .put to death
46:40 plants and roots which God had prepared to remove the cause of diseases
48:11 Moroni was a strong and a mighty man; he was a man of a perfect understanding
48:12 a man who did labor exceedingly for the welfare and safety of his people
48:13 an oath to defend his people, his rights, and his country, and his religion
48:17 if all men had been, and were, and ever would be like unto Moroni. . .the devil would never have power.
50:21 abominations, which were among themselves, which brought upon them their wars and their destructions.
50:22 faithful in keeping the commandments of the Lord were delivered at all times
51:5 the law should be altered in a manner to overthrow the free government
51:8 those who were in favor of kings were those of high birth
53:20 they were men who were true at all times in whatsoever thing they were entrusted.
53:21 men of truth and soberness for they had been taught to keep the commandments of God
55:3 I will seek death among them until they shall sue for peace.
56:47 they did think more upon the liberty of their fathers than they did upon their lives;
60:13 the Lord suffereth the righteous to be slain that his justice and judgment may come upon the wicked
60:15 were it not for the wickedness which first commenced at our head
60:24 first cleansed our inward vessel, yea, even the great head of our government
60:28 I do not fear your power nor your authority but it is my God whom I fear;
60:36 I am Moroni your chief captain, I seek not for power but to pull it down.
61:10 We would not shed the blood of the Lamanites if they would stay in their own land.
61:11 We would not shed the blood of our brethren if they would not rise up in rebellion
61:13 But behold he doth not command us that we shall subject ourselves to our enemies,
61:14 resist with our words, yea, such as rebellions and dissensions, let us resist them with our swords,
61:15 the Spirit of God, which is also the Spirit of freedom
62:9 executed according to the law. . .whosoever would not take up arms.
62:10 this law should be strictly observed for the safety of their country;
62:11 inflicted death upon all those who were not true to the cause of freedom.

1:11 they all entered into a covenant. . .tell no man that Kishkumen had murdered Pahoran
1:12 mingle themselves among the people in a manner that they all could not be found
2:5 who belonged to his band that they should be placed in power and authority
2:8 who belonged to his band to murder and to rob and to gain power
2:13 Gadianton did prove the overthrow, yea almost the entire destruction of the people of Nephi
3:23 secret combinations which Gadianton the robber had established in the more settled parts of the land
3:23 at that time were not known unto those who were at the head of government;
3:29 and lead the man of Christ in a straight and narrow course across that everlasting gulf of misery
3:33 pride which began to enter into the church. . .into the hearts of the people who professed to belong
3:35 sanctification cometh because of their yielding their hearts unto God.
4:22 they saw that their laws had become corrupted and that they had become a wicked people
5:2 they who chose evil were more numerous than they who chose good
5:9 no other way nor means whereby man can be saved, only through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ
5:12 upon the rock of. . .Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation
6:20 the Lamanites found that there were robbers. . .did use every means in their power to destroy them
6:21 the Nephites...did enter into their covenants and their oaths6:25 secret oaths and covenants which Alma commanded his son should not go forth
6:37 the Lamanites did hunt the band of robbers of Gadianton
6:38 the Nephites did build them up and support them.
6:38 seduced the more part of the righteous until they had come down to believe in their works and partake of their spoils
6:39 And thus they did obtain the sole management of the government
7:4 Gadianton robbers filling the judgment-seats having usurped the power and authority of the land
7:5 do according to their wills, that they might get gain and glory of the world.
8:1 there were men who were judges, who also belonged to the secret band of Gadianton
8:3 nothing did he speak which was contrary to the commandments of God
8:4 angry with him because he spake plainly unto them concerning their secret works of darkness
10:4 thou hast not feared them, and has not sought thine own life
10:5 all things shall be done unto thee according to thy word
11:6 they did perish by thousands in the more wicked parts of the land.
11:23 Knew concerning the true points of doctrine, having many revelations daily.
12:2 forget the Lord their God. . .this because of their ease and their exceedingly great prosperity
12:8 the dust of the earth moveth hither and thither, to the dividing asunder at the command of. . .God.
12:15 for surely it is the earth that moveth and not the sun
13:3 prophesy unto the people whatsoever things should come into his heart
13:14 it is for the righteous sake that it is spared.
13:26 if a prophet come among you. . .which testifieth of your sins and iniquities, ye are angry with him
13:38 probation are past; ye have procrastinated the day of your salvation until it is everlastingly too late
14:30 whosoever perisheth, perisheth unto himself
14:31 ye can do evil, and have that which is evil restored unto you
16:17 they began to reason and to contend among themselves, saying
16:18 that it is not reasonable that such a being as a Christ shall come;

1:24 now in this thing they did err, having not understood the scriptures
2:1 The people began to forget those signs and. . .began to be less and less astonished at a sign or a wonder
3:7 not our slaves, but our brethren and partners of all our substance
3:12 was a just man, and could not be frightened by the demands and the threatenings of a robber
3:13 gather together their women and their children and their flocks. . .unto one place.
3:19 for their chief captain. . .some one that had the spirit of revelation and also prophecy;
3:21 The Lord forbid; for if we should go up against them the Lord would deliver us into their hands;
4:5 no way that they could subsist save it were to plunder and rob
4:18 Impossible. . .to lay siege sufficiently long because of their much provision which they had laid up in store,
6:5 nothing. . .to hinder the people from prospering continually, except they should fall into transgression
6:12 people began to be distinguished by ranks, according to their riches and their chances for learning
6:15 puffing them up with pride, tempting them to seek for power
6:18 they did not sin ignorantly for they knew the will of God
6:21 and those who were angry were chiefly the chief judges. . .all those who were lawyers
6:30 And they did set at defiance the law and the rights of their country
7:2 separate one from another into tribes every man according to his family
7:6 the regulations of the government were destroyed, because of the secret combination
7:8 turned from their righteousness, like the dog to his vomit
7:18 angels did minister unto him daily
8:1 We know our record to be true, for behold, it was a just man who did keep the record.
8:17 the face of the whole earth became deformed.
9:9 above all the wickedness of the whole earth, because of their secret murders, and combinations
9:20 offer for a sacrifice unto me a broken heart and a contrite spirit
10:12 righteous part of the people who were saved, and it was they who received the prophets
10:13 they were spared and were not sunk and buried. . .drowned. . .burned. . .crushed. . .whirlwind
11:11 And behold, I am the light and the life of the world;
11:11 I have suffered the will of the Father in all things from the beginning
11:29 contention is not of me but is of the devil.
11:32 the Father commandeth all men, everywhere, to repent and believe in me.11:40 And whoso shall declare more or less than this. . .the same cometh of evil
12:1 Blessed are ye if ye shall give heed unto the words of these twelve
12:3 blessed are the poor in spirit who come unto me, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
12:6 blessed are all they who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled with the Holy Ghost
12:25 Agree with thine adversary quickly while thou art in the way with him
12:28 Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery already in his heart
12:30 it is better that ye should deny yourselves of these things, wherein ye will take up your cross
13:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and thieves break through
13:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt and where thieves do not break through
14:7 Ask, and it shall be given unto you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
14:12 all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them, for this is the law and the prophets.
14:14 strait is the gate, and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
14:20 Wherefore, by their fruits ye shall know them
15:1 whoso remembereth these sayings of mine and doeth them, him will I raise up at the last day.
15:9 Look unto me, and endure to the end, and ye shall live;
17:3 ponder upon the things which I have said, and ask of the Father
17:7 any that are sick. . .or that are afflicted in any manner? Bring them hither and I will heal them.
18:7 And if ye do always remember me ye shall have my Spirit to be with you.
18:20 whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, which is right, believing that ye shall receive, behold it shall be given
18:29 whoso eateth and drinketh my flesh and blood unworthily. . .damnation to his soul.
18:34 And blessed are ye if ye have no disputations among you.
19:9 which they most desired; and they desired that the Holy Ghost should be given unto them.
19:29 that I may be in them as thou, Father, art in me, that we may be one
20:22 it shall be a New Jerusalem. And the powers of heaven shall be in the midst of this people.
20:36 put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city,
20:41 be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord.
21:4 set up as a free people by the power of the Father, that these things might come forth
21:10 my wisdom is greater than the cunning of the devil
21:23 that they may build a city, which shall be called the New Jerusalem.
22:2 lengthen thy cords and strengthen thy stakes
22:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper
23:1 search these things diligently for great are the words of Isaiah
23:14 when Jesus had expounded all the scriptures in one
24:7 Return unto me and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of Hosts.
24:10 Prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of Hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven
25:1 the day cometh that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud. . .shall be as stubble
25:5 I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord
25:6 he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to the fathers
26:10 will not believe these things, then shall the greater things be withheld from them unto their condemnation
27:7 whatsoever ye shall do, ye shall do it in my name
27:8 if it be called in my name then it is my church if it so be that they are built upon my gospel
27:11 the works of the devil, verily I say unto you they have joy in their works for a season
27:19 nothing entereth into his rest save it be those who have washed their garments in my blood.
27:27 what manner of men ought ye to be? Verily I say unto you, even as I am.
28:9 ye have desired that ye might bring the souls of men unto me, while the world shall stand
28:10 your joy shall be full, even as the Father hath given me fulness of joy
28:34 wo be unto him that will not hearken unto the words of Jesus and also to them whom he hath chosen
29:8 ye need not any longer hiss, nor spurn, nor make game of the Jews

1:2 there were no contentions and disputations among them, and every man did deal justly one with another.
1:15 no contention in the land because of the love of God which did dwell in the hearts
1:16 surely there could not be a happier people among all the people who had been created
1:31 notwithstanding all these miracles, the people did harden their hearts
1:38 they did not dwindle in unbelief but they did willfully rebel against the gospel of Christ
1:39 And they were taught to hate the children of God.1:46 the robbers of Gadianton did spread over all the face of the land

1:16 I was forbidden that I should preach unto them; for behold they had wilfully rebelled against their God
1:17 I did remain among them but I was forbidden to preach unto them because of the hardness of their hearts
2:13 sorrowing of the damned, because the Lord would not always suffer them to take happiness in sin
2:15 the day of grace was passed with them, both temporally and spiritually,
2:19 my heart has been filled with sorrow because of their wickedness, all my days; nevertheless, I know that I shall be lifted up at the last day.
2:26 the strength of the Lord was not with us; yea, we were left to ourselves
3:16 I did even as the Lord had commanded me; and I did stand as an idle witness
3:20 ye must all stand before the judgment-seat of Christ, yea, every soul who belongs to the whole human family of Adam
4:5 it is by the wicked that the wicked are punished; for it is the wicked that stir up the hearts of the children of men unto bloodshed
5:2 repented not of their iniquities but did struggle for their lives without calling upon that Being who created them.
5:11 this people had not repented that they might have been clasped in the arms of Jesus.
5:18 is tossed about upon the waves without sail or anchor or without anything wherewith to steer her
6:7 that awful fear of death which fills the breasts of all the wicked
6:17 O ye fair ones, how could ye have rejected that Jesus, who stood with open arms to receive you!
7:7 to sing ceaseless praises with the choirs above, unto the Father, and unto the Son. . .in a state of happiness which hath no end.
7:9 this is written for the intent that ye may believe that and if ye believe that ye will believe this also
8:22 For the eternal purposes of the Lord shall roll on, until all his promises shall be fulfilled.
8:35 I speak unto you as if ye were present, and yet ye are not. But behold Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me and I know your doing
8:38 why have ye polluted the holy church of God?
9:4 ye would be more miserable to dwell with a holy and just God, under a consciousness of your filthiness
9:12 by Adam came the fall of man. And because of the fall of man came Jesus Christ. . .and because of Jesus Christ came the redemption of man.
9:28 yield to no temptation but that ye will serve the true and living God
9:29 see that ye do all things in worthiness and do it in the name of Jesus
9:31 Condemn me not because of mine imperfection neither my father, because of his imperfection

2:9 the fullness of his wrath cometh upon them when they are ripened in iniquity
2:10 for behold, this is a land which is choice above all other lands;
2:10 wherefore he that doth possess it shall serve God or shall be swept off; for it is the everlasting decree of God.
2:11 not bring down the fulness of the wrath of God upon you as the inhabitants of the land have hitherto done
2:12 free from bondage and from captivity and from all other nations under heaven if they will. . .serve. . .God
2:15 remember that my Spirit will not always strive with man
3:4 O Lord, that thou hast all power and can do whatsoever thou wilt for the benefit of man
3:11 Believest thou the words which I shall speak?
5:6 ye shall know that I have authority when ye shall see me, and we shall stand before God.
8:17 leading them away by fair promises to do whatsoever thing he desired
8:18 they formed a secret combination. . .which combination is most abominable and wicked above all in the sight of God
8:21 they have caused the destruction of this people of whom I am now speaking and. . .the people of Nephi
8:22 whatsoever nation shall uphold such secret combinations. . .shall be destroyed
8:23 suffer not that these murderous combinations shall get above you
8:23 which are built up to get power and gain
8:24 The Lord commandeth you when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation
8:25 whoso buildeth it up seeketh to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries
8:26 Wherefore, I, Moroni am commanded to write these things that evil may be done away
10:5 grievous to be borne; yea, he did tax them with heavy taxes
11:5 all the prophets who prophesied of the destruction of the people should be put to death
12:4 whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world
12:4 which hope cometh of faith, maketh an anchor to the souls of men
12:6 faith is things which are hoped for and not seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not,
12:6 for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith.
12:19 truly saw with their eyes the things which they had beheld with an eye of faith,
12:26 Fools mock, but they shall mourn; and my grace is sufficient for the meek
12:27 I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men
12:28 faith, hope and charity bringeth unto me--the fountain of all righteousness.12:34 this love which thou hast had for the children of men is charity;
12:41 I would commend you to seek this Jesus of whom the prophets and apostles have written

6:3 they took upon them the name of Christ, having a determination to serve him to the end.
6:4 their names were taken, that they might be remembered and nourished by the good word of God.
6:5 to speak one with another concerning the welfare of their souls
6:9 the Holy Ghost led them whether to preach, or to exhort, or to pray or to supplicate,
7:3 I would speak unto you that are of the church, that are the peaceable followers of Christ
7:6 a man being evil cannot do that which is good
7:8 If a man being evil giveth a gift, he doeth it grudgingly
7:9 counted evil unto a man if he shall pray and not with real intent of heart
7:11 a man being a servant of the devil cannot follow Christ
7:11 if he follow Christ he cannot be a servant of the devil
7:12 Wherefore, all things which are good cometh of God; and that which is evil cometh of the devil
7:16 For behold, the Spirit of Christ is given to every man, that he may know good from evil
7:16 every thing which inviteth to do good, and to persuade to believe in is of God.
7:17 do evil and believe not in Christ. . .serve not God. . .is of the devil
7:19 ye should search diligently in the light of Christ that ye may know good from evil;
7:19 if ye will lay hold upon every good thing, and condemn it not, ye certainly will be a child of Christ.
7:41 ye shall have hope through the atonement of Christ and the power of his resurrection, to be raised unto life eternal
7:42 if a man have faith he must needs have hope;
7:43 cannot have faith and hope, save he shall be meek, and lowly of heart.
7:44 if he have not charity he is nothing
7:45 And charity suffereth long, and is kind, and envieth not, and is not puffed up
7:46 if ye have not charity, ye are nothing, for charity never faileth
7:46 cleave unto charity which is the greatest of all
7:47 charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever
7:48 pray unto the father with all the energy of heart that ye may be filled with this love
8:3 I am mindful of you always in my prayers
8:17 I am filled with charity, which is everlasting love
8:27 Behold, the pride of this nation, or the people of the Nephites, hath proven their destruction
8:28 seeking to put down all power and authority which cometh from God
9:4 when I speak the word of God with sharpness they tremble and anger against me; and when I use no sharpness they harden their hearts
9:6 And now, my beloved son, notwithstanding their hardness, let us labor diligently
9:6 if we should cease to labor we should be brought under condemnation; for we have a labor to perform
9:6 that we may conquer the enemy of all righteousness, and rest our souls in the kingdom of God.
9:21 I cannot recommend them unto God lest he should smite me.
9:22 But behold my son, I recommend thee unto God
9:25 be faithful in Christ; and may not the things which I have written grieve thee, to weigh thee down unto death
9:25 but may Christ lift thee up. . .and the hope of his glory and of eternal life, rest in your mind forever
10:4 if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ,
10:5 by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things
10:22 if ye have no hope ye must needs be in despair; and despair cometh because of iniquity
10:32 deny yourselves of all ungodliness and love God with all your might, mind and strength
10:33 then are ye sanctified in Christ by the grace of God, through the shedding of the blood of Christ.
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