2 Nephi 4-10

Questions for Review:

1. Jacob taught that the atonement of Christ provided us an escape from the grasp of an "awful monster." What was that "monster"? (2 Nephi 9:10)

2. (Fill in the blanks) "But to be learned is good if they                                   " (2 Nephi 9:29)

3. (Fill in the blanks) Nephi tells us to cheer up our hearts and remember that we are "                                   " (2 Nephi 10:23)


2 Nephi 4

The quality of Joseph of Egypt's prophecies: not many are greater (2)

Lehi's blessing for the Lamanite children (6-7) Lehi dies (12)

Nephi's keys to successful scripture study  (15-16,24-25)

Even prophets and seers have their shortcomings; however, they do not allow themselves to be overpowered by them (17,28-30,34)

2 Nephi 5

Nephites and Lamanites separate (5,7,14)

Composition of the Nephite camp: (6) The Nephite civilization is established and flourishes: Basic characteristics of the Nephite religious life:

2 Nephi 6
Jacob's Teachings
and Quotations from the Book of Isaiah

Jacob also received a revelation about the destruction of Jerusalem and the second major Israelite captivity and eventual return (8-9)

He received ministrations from angels (9; see also Jacob 7:5)

Jacob prophesies about Christ's mortal ministry among the Jews, his being rejected, scourged, and crucified (10-11)

The Israelites' future afflictions and restoration:

The Gentiles will be blessed together with the covenant people (12-13)

2 Nephi 7
Jacob's Teachings and Quotations
from the Book of Isaiah  (cont.)

The Lord compares His relationship with Israel as a troubled marriage (1)

Although the Lord is omnipotent (i.e. has all power) the ancient Israelites did not put their trust in His power (2-3)

Those who rely in their own puny little light (i.e. imperfect mortal wisdom) will lie in sorrow (11)

2 Nephi 8
Jacob's Teachings and Quotations
from the Book of Isaiah  (cont.)


In the future, Zion shall flourish and people will have everlasting joy, gladness, holiness, thanksgiving, and voice of melody (3,11,24-25)

We should not fear men or earthly powers; we should only fear the Lord (7,12-13)

2 Nephi 9
Jacob's Teachings on the Atonement


Without the atonement all humankind would have become miserable forever, without resurrection, shut out from the presence of God, and forever subject to the devil (7-9)

"Hell" is not a physical place or location, but rather a mental condition experienced as consequence of the spiritual death (12,16; see also Mosiah 2:38)

In the resurrection all-including the wicked--will have perfect knowledge and a complete recollection of all earthly actions. Perfect knowledge will make the wicked acknowledge their mistakes (12-14, 46)

Steps to inherit the kingdom of God: (18)

The Lord knows everything. That means there have never been, there aren't, and there won't be any accidents or unexpected circumstances in the plan of salvation (20)

The effects of the atonement also reach those who do not have the fulness of the gospel (25-26)

Be careful with learning and riches (28-30,42-43)

Punishment affixed to lies, murders, whoredoms, and idolatry (34-37)

The awfulness of transgression (39)

There are two mental attitudes to guide our lives: carnal and spiritual (39)

The keeper of the gate is the Holy One of Israel (41)

Final counsels in Jacob's speech: (51-52)

2 Nephi 10
Continuation of Jacob's Teachings

This appears to have been the first time in the small plates of Nephi that the name "Christ" was mentioned (3)

No other nation would have crucified their God (3-5)

There would be no kings over the American continent (11) There were more people led away from Israel, other than the Lehites and Mulekites (21-22)

We must reconcile ourselves to the will of the Lord (24; see also D&C 88:68-69)

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