Favorite Random Book of Mormon Scriptures

” 31 And it came to pass that I did slay wild beasts, insomuch that I did obtain food for our families.” – 1 Nephi 16:31

This verse makes me think that Russell Crowe should play Nephi.

” 6 Behold the back pass, through the back wall, on the back side of the city. The Lamanites, or the guards of the Lamanites, by night are drunken; therefore let us send a proclamation among all this people that they gather together their flocks and herds, that they may drive them into the wilderness by night.” – Mosiah 22:6

I mainly love the first sentence in that verse. Can you imagine it, in a low-whisper voice, Behold, the back pass, through the back wall, on the back side of the city…” It seems sinister. (in a good way, of course)

Don’t ever make the mistake of opening to 3 Nephi 3:7 instead of 1 Nephi 3:7. A friend of mine did that once – while he was on his mission. He was trying to encourage an investigator about the gospel – that we weren’t a cult. He was trying to talk about obedience and courage. He was telling the investigator to read 1 Nephi 3:7, but the investigator accidentally opened to 3 Nephi and went to chapter 3:7…which says:

” 7 Or in other words, yield yourselves up unto us, and unite with us and become acquainted with our secret works, and become our brethren that ye may be like unto us—not our slaves, but our brethren and partners of all our substance.” – 3 Nephi 3:7

pretty funny, huh?!

So…those are three of my favorite random Book of Mormon scriptures. I know that they aren’t very enlightening, but it is fun to think about.

Oh – I’ve also come to the conclusion that Teancum is the Chuck Norris of the Book of Mormon. Don’t mess with him. And instead of round-house kicking to the face, Teancum sticks with a javelin to the heart.

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(Go here to see the original rendering of Teancum)

Any fun scriptures thoughts about the Book of Mormon?


3 thoughts on “Favorite Random Book of Mormon Scriptures

  1. 3 Nephi 3:7-that’s hilariously unfortunate.

    Personally I love the stories where someone gets duped, but my all time favourite is Elijah versus the priests of Baal-that story is so funny.

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