Bible, book of mormon and lds scripture compared life. For several years now i have been reading five chapters a day in the book of mormon. The book of mormon is completely devoid of such proof. I told the brethren that the book of mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to god by abiding by its. What does the book of mormon say, but that an angel named moroni delivered the testimony to joesph smith. Because he is allsovereign, the god of israel holds the history and destiny of all peoples and of the world in his hands. Mormon scriptures, lds scriptures, scripture study lds. The scriptural commentary presented here is based on books of scripture recognized by the church of jesus christ of latterday saints, so youll see scriptures from several books like the bible, the book of mormon, the doctrine and covenants, etc. The bible, the book of mormon, and the concept of scripture.
Dills, a former student at north carolina state university. There are so many bible verses that illustrate the lord jesus christ and his gospel in both the old and new testaments. Far from undermining the bible, the book of mormon supports its testimony of jesus christ. Blue shortest purple average about 27 verses red longest jacob chapter 5 is definitely the longest. The quote is almost verbatim from the king james version, with some minor variations. The documents had to trickle in from different times, different places, and different writers. The bible and the book of mormon are united witnesses of jesus christ. I know the book of mormon is the word of god brought to us through joseph smith. Below are various verses that appear in the book of mormon.
The longest chapter in the current lds version of the book of mormon is jacob 5. The mormon prophet joseph smith once said, a man would get nearer to god by abiding by its precepts, than by any other. The god for whom amos speaks is god of more than merely israel. Today the bible and book of mormon are companion books in the hands and before the eyes of people today. Jul 06, 2011 the contradictions between the book of mormon and the bible constitute a most serious obstacle to accepting the book of mormon as latterday scripture supplemental to the bible. I recently decided to go through the entire book of mormon, and in green, i highlighted all of the scriptures that made me glad.
The bible itself is where christ said that by the mouth of two or more witnesses shall his words be established. This resource is designed to help those who are studying the book of mormon locate articles that relate to the passages they are studying. It couldnt be more plain that the book of mormon should be considered accursed, along with all who have preached it. In fact, a bible believer would expect there to be contradictions between the two, since the bible never gives any legitimacy to the book of mormon, but actually condemns it cf. The stick of joseph referred to is the book of mormon. Chapter and verse the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. It was written for us in our day and will help us specifically if we study it, seeking guidance from its pages. Differences between the kjv and the book of mormon occur in verses 6,8, and 12. For example, isaiah speaks of a messiah to come in the meridian of time to be the savior of the world. The book of mormon teaches that little children are not capable of sin because they do not have a sinful nature moroni 8. In addition to this table below, at least 52 other verses from isaiah are found throughout the book of mormon.
The whole book of mormon in 15 verses via gentlyhewstone. The book of mormon contains many linguistic similarities to the king james bible kjv. Joesph smith didnt even stop at adding a full bible length book to the bible. In verses that directly quote the bible, whether attributed by book of mormon narrators or not, the table shows which words were deleted from the source kjv verse and which words were added by the book of mormon verse.
I like the idea of choosing a dozen verses from the book of mormon that teach us about gods interaction with man, or a dozen that teach about the atonement, etc. Lehi, the first prophet of book of mormon, was a descendant of the tribe of joseph. Oct 04, 20 this isnt the exact list id choose but i love the idea and love many of the verses here. Though the abinadi narrative ends in chapter 17, the editor of mosiah continues to use abinadis interpretation, and thus isaiah 52, to describe the nephites and. The book of mormon and the bible mormons in transition. The book of mormon explicitly quotes the prophet isaiah, containing 19 chapters of the kjv of isaiah in their entirety, along with parts of a few other chapters. See more ideas about scripture study, lds scriptures and lds church. Jun 01, 2003 reading the book of mormon without the distractions of chapter breaks, headings, and verses was a new and great experience for me. It is totally different from the bible by virtue of its genesis. Jul 16, 20 heres the book of mormon chapters categorized by length.
Top 40 inspirational book of mormon scriptures the lifey app. Old testament new testament book of mormon doctrine and covenants pearl of great price study helps about the scriptures. He is the great king who rules the whole universe 4. My top 10 chapters in the book of mormon the gospel home. The book of enoch, chapters 160 reluctant messenger. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of god. When i finish it i open it to the first page and start over. In total, approximately 30 percent of the book of isaiah is quoted in the book of mormon one source counts 478 verses in the book of mormon which are quoted from isaiah. Kjv verses in the book of mormon book of mormon depot. Despite what your pastor told you, mormon s do believe in the bible and our beliefs are in there, when you look at other verses besides john 3. The book of mormon was first divided into chapters and verses in 1879 by orson pratt, with the help of james e. Mormons read the book of mormon in addition to the holy bible. How to write the chapters when testing yourself if there is an x, let x equal the chapter number. Previous to the passages you mentioned, nephi wrote this, in chapter 19, verses.
The prophet joseph smith said, i told the brethren that the book of mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to god by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book joseph smith, history of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints, 7 vols. The fact that there are numerous disagreements between the bible and the book of mormon does not disparage the bible in any way. John begins with the profound announcement that jesus is the in the beginning creative word of god who had become embodied incarnated as a human being to be the light of life for the world. The book of mormon is a sacred text that was published in march 1830 by joseph smith, jr. Specifically, the book of mormon was prepared for our day so that we would learn and grow by readings the words of ancient prophets in the americas. The lords words will hiss forth unto the ends of the earth, 2 ne. One of the most consistent parallels between the book of mormon and the septuagint is the citation of isaiah 53 in mosiah 14. The book of mormon and the bible will grow together, 2 ne. Number of books, chapters, verses, and paragraphs should be consistent across all editions of the king james bible. People who read the book of mormon and become latterday saints accept it as the word of god, in some cases having even more regard for it than the bible. It is divided into chapters and verses, but not into columns. He also uses one nation against another to carry out his purposes 6. It is the word of god and, like the bible, gives us guidance and inspiration in our daily lives.
Basically, ive listed each chapter in the book of mormon and how many verses are in it. Book of mormon versions from other groups such as the community of christ and editions from prior to 1920 may have different chapter verse segments or none at all. The bible is full of proof that it came by the inspiration of god. Comparison with the king james bible in english shows that there are differences in more than half of the 433 verses of isaiah quoted in the book of mormon, while about 200 verses have the same wording as the. Exlatter day saint families on youtube shine a little more light on the theological and practical inconsistencies of the historical and current leaders and prophets, but this documentary really just gives a black and white comparison of the two books. Book of mormon charts charting the book of mormon is a collection of more than 175 visual aids that promote deeper understanding and appreciation of the book of mormon. The book of mormon is another testament of jesus christ. Why does the book of mormon have some of the same passages as. Despite what your pastor told you, mormons do believe in the bible and our beliefs are in there, when you look at other verses besides john 3. Enoch, a righteous man, who was 1 with god, answered and spoke, while his eyes were open, and while he saw a holy vision in the heavens. If you accept the book of mormon you must place your faith in one man, joseph smith, and accept that everything he says is the absolute and eternal truth. The holy bible teaches unity and that all nations of men are of the same blood. Nov 04, 20 i recently decided to go through the entire book of mormon, and in green, i highlighted all of the scriptures that made me glad. Smith said he has received these plates in 1827 from an angel named moroni, who.
Being a latterday saint, or mormon, many of these versus will come from the book of mormon. The condensed book of mormon, in 15 verses today i read the most amazing blog post, courtesy of our friends at first thoughts. Who divided the book of mormon into chapters and verses. Bible references supporting the beliefs of the lds church. Is the book of mormon a direct revelation from god. The book of mormon chapter summaries flashcards quizlet. This is not true in the teachings of the book of mormon as it teaches that dark skin is a sign of gods curse and favors only those with white skin. Two chapters of the prophet malachi are quoted by jesus in iii nephi 24 and following. The book of mormon is known as a second witness for jesus christ, and the bible and book of mormon are carried and used together by the missionaries and members of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints, thus fulfilling the scripture and the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes. The mormon claim that the book of mormon is another testament of jesus christ is. Jul 26, 2018 the book of mormon is a sacred text that was published in march 1830 by joseph smith, jr.
Nonkjv translations of the bible, in english or other languages, sometimes have slightly different chapter or verse numbers usually within one chapter or verse. Jul 22, 2011 according to the mormon church, ezekiel 37. Book of mormonplagiarism accusationsking james bible. Book of mormon quotes and verses basic mormon beliefs. In some cases, entire passages are duplicated in the book of mormon. Why the bible needs the book of mormon greg trimble. What is less well known is that the book of mormon makes a. Additionally, the church has made clear in the 1981 and the 20 editions of the book of mormon in footnote a for 2 nephi 12. Contradictions between the book of mormon and the bible. The book of morman vs the bible what do the scriptures say. He gives this clinical description of how the angel was. Below each chapter is a summary of how many chapters i have left to read, the date i want to read them all, how many days i have left to do so, how many chapters i have to read each day, and. A must for anyone who really wants to know about the mormon faith and the bible.
A seminarian named sarah wilson thought to abbreviate the bible by selecting just one representative verse from each book, resulting in a breathtaking tour through the highlights of scripture. The contradictions between the book of mormon and the bible constitute a most serious obstacle to accepting the book of mormon as latterday scripture supplemental to the bible. More could be said about how the book of mormon does not agree with the bible, but this is sufficient to show that one cannot take both as being the word of god. The bible needed the book of mormon to act as a second witness just a paul tells the corinthians that in the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established. The book of mormon quotes extensively from the book of isaiah, including entire chapters, and in many cases verbatim to the king james translation. Sometimes in context, sometimes out of it, and sometimes just odd or poor word choices in translations. To be honest, the majority of my most favorites turned out to all be pretty common. Fair study aidsbook of mormon resources by chapter and verse. While reading the scriptures, ive occasionally come across verses that seem funny or odd. The book of mormon has him appearing in the americas after his ascension 3 nephi 10. Who divided the book of mormon into chapters and verses and when. It took hundreds of years to give us the bible thousands, actually, if you include the old testament, of course. Apr 12, 2010 share your favorite verse form the book of mormon and why its your favorite. The book of mormon, in contrast, has 538 verses with more than 360 characters, including 2 that are greater than 720.
I needed to know the chapter size so i could plan reading sections for a book of mormon readathon. The book of mormon is divided into smaller books, titled after the individuals named as primary authors and, in most versions, divided into chapters and verses. The book of mormon is a holy book of scripture about jesus christ and gods dealings with the people of the ancient americas. Mormon again leads the nephite armies in battles of blood and carnagethe book of mormon will come forth to convince all israel that jesus is the christbecause of their unbelief, the lamanites will be scattered, and the spirit will cease to strive with themthey will receive the gospel from the gentiles in the latter days. Study the chapter headings of the book of mormon to learn about the content. The book of mormon was written for the intent that we may believe the bible, morm. The book of mormon contains extensive quotes from isaiah some twentytwo chapters of the prophet are found in the book, in many cases quoted verbatim from the king james version. Everything you need to start a chapters scripture journal in one discounted price. Smith said he has received these plates in 1827 from an angel named. Number of books, chapters, verses, and paragraphs in the old and new testament, book of mormon, doctrine. What are the 20 shortest verses in the book of mormon. The book of mormon testifies of christ and his mission here on the earth.
Sometimes the quotation is explicit, as in the second book of nephi, which contains 18 quoted chapters of the book of isaiah other significant connections between the two books include book of mormon words and phrases. Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, for judah, and for the children of israel his companions. Share your favorite verse form the book of mormon and why its your favorite. To say that the book of mormon contains the truth is like saying that you found a diamond ring in a trash can. Creative study journal book of mormon edi worthy written words study journal. Jun 20, 20 what does the book of mormon say, but that an angel named moroni delivered the testimony to joesph smith.
As a matter of fact, most teenagers readily understand the narrative of the book of mormon. These chapters have inspired me, taught me and are perennial favorites. But in doing so, i found some pretty awesome scriptures that i absolutely love. This is a list of some of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints doctrines and beliefs and the bible passages that support them. Written by educated mormons comparing the bible and book of mormon. Introduction concerning this record the prophet joseph smith said. The lord covenanted with enos to bring forth the book of mormon to the lamanites, enos 1. Reading the book of mormon without the distractions of chapter breaks, headings, and verses was a new and great experience for me. Bible, book of mormon and lds scripture compared life after. The style of the language changes to old testament prophecy style. I plan on continuing to read the bom in the regular format most of the time, but this was great for appreciating the book as a cohesive series of events, rather than getting bogged down in the how many verses. This page shows the book of mormon verses that incorporate text from the king james version of the bible. Incidentally, i have a copy of the third liverpool edition of the book of mormon, which was printed in 1883. The book of mormon has one supposed son of zedekiah mulek living and in the americas heleman 8.
The most important teachings of the bible include the gospel, the life, and ministry of our lord and savior jesus christ. I told the brethren that the book of mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to god by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book. Bible ties to the book of mormon bible reference for lds. After this comes the proclamation that this jesus is the son of god sent from the father to finish the fathers work in the world see 4. It is written in english very similar to the early modern english linguistic style of the king james version of the bible, and has since been fully or partially translated into 111. Bible references that support mormon doctrines and beliefs. The book of mormon and the bible support each other, and act as a second witness to one another.
The condensed book of mormon, in 15 verses gently hew stone. Designed for multiple use as study guides, handouts, and masters for creating projectable images, the charts convey a wealth of information that will enrich personal study and. I needed to know the chapter size so i could plan reading sections for a bookofmormonreadathon. The book of mormon favorite verses showing 111 of 11. Heres the book of mormon chapters categorized by length. One passage says that the book of mormon shall establish the truth of the bible and shall make known to all kindreds, tongues, and people, that the lamb of god is the son of the eternal father. To the left ive listed how many of those verses i have read. Then, just as you settle in to move comfortably along, you will meet a barrier. So when these verses were truncated to 360 characters before being analyzed the chances were pretty high that the analysis would come back wrong because the sentences would be syntactically and semantically incomplete. Apologetics press the bible versus the book of mormon. What is less well known is that the book of mormon makes a large number of unacknowledged biblical quotes.