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Come Follow Me 2020: 3 Nephi 1-7
One Day, One Night, and One Day, by Jorge Cocco. Image via ChurchofJesusChrist.org
One Day, One Night, and One Day, by Jorge Cocco. Image via ChurchofJesusChrist.org

Scripture Block

3 Nephi 1-7

September 7–13. “Lift Up Your Head and Be of Good Cheer”

KnoWhys

Reading Plan

Structure your personal scripture study by following a multimedia, day by day plan. Each day's assignment includes the required scripture passages from the Come Follow Me curriculum, as well as suggestions for additional resources to bring context and understanding to your study.

Monday

Explore Further

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Explore Further

Friday

Saturday

Explore Further

Sunday

Additional Resources (Bibliography)

3 Nephi

Ludlow, Victor L. “Secret Covenant Teachings of Men and the Devil in Helaman Through 3 Nephi 8.” In The Book of Mormon: Helaman Through 3 Nephi 8, According to Thy Word, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 265–282. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992.

Sweat, Anthony. “Active Learning and the Savior's Nephite Ministry.” Religious Educator 10, no. 3 (2009): 75–86.

Welch, John W. “Seeing Third Nephi as the Holy of Holies of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 19, no. 1 (2010): 36–55.

3 Nephi 1

Berkey, Kimberly M. “Temporality and Fulfillment in 3 Nephi 1.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 24 (2015): 53–83.

Rappleye, Neal. “’The Time is Past’: A Note on Samuel's Five-Year Prophecy.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 29 (2018): 21–30.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “The Coming of Christ to the Nephites: A Pattern for His Second Coming.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 51.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Nephite Cycles: Years A.D. 1–34.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 147.

3 Nephi 1:1–3

Arnold, Marilyn. “The Nephi We Tend to Forget.” Ensign 8 (1978): 69–71.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “The Nephite Judges.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 33.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Who Kept the Records in the Book of Mormon? (By Lineages).” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 17.

3 Nephi 1:13

Book of Mormon Central. “How Does the Book of Mormon Help Date the First Christmas? (3 Nephi 1:13).” KnoWhy 255 (December 21, 2016).

3 Nephi 1:15

Book of Mormon Central. “How was There a Night Without Darkness? (3 Nephi 1:15).” KnoWhy 188 (September 15, 2016).

3 Nephi 2

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “The Coming of Christ to the Nephites: A Pattern for His Second Coming.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 51.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Nephite Cycles: Years A.D. 1–34.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 147.

3 Nephi 2:3

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Were Many Nephites So Quick to Disbelieve the Signs of Christ’s Coming? (3 Nephi 2:3).” KnoWhy 189 (September 16, 2016).

3 Nephi 3

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “The Coming of Christ to the Nephites: A Pattern for His Second Coming.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 51.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Nephite Cycles: Years A.D. 1–34.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 147.

3 Nephi 3:2

Book of Mormon Central. “Why was Giddianhi So Polite? (3 Nephi 3:2).” KnoWhy 190 (September 19, 2016).

3 Nephi 3:8

Bowen, Matthew L. “’Swearing by Their Everlasting Maker’: Some Notes on Paanchi and Giddianhi.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 28 (2018): 155–170.

3 Nephi 3:12

Welch, John W., and Kelly Ward. “Thieves and Robbers.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon, edited by John W. Welch, 248–249. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: FARMS/Deseret Book, 1992.

3 Nephi 4

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “The Coming of Christ to the Nephites: A Pattern for His Second Coming.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 51.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Nephite Cycles: Years A.D. 1–34.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 147.

3 Nephi 4:7

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Did the Gadianton Robbers Wear a Lamb Skin? (3 Nephi 4:7).” KnoWhy 191 (September 20, 2016).

Brown, Matthew B. “Girded about with a Lambskin.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6, no. 2 (1997): 124–151.

3 Nephi 4:28–33

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Are Later Jewish Sources Relevant to Texts in the Book of Mormon? (3 Nephi 4:28).” KnoWhy 478 (October 23, 2018).

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Did the People Cut Down the Tree after Hanging Zemnarihah? (3 Nephi 4:28).” KnoWhy 192 (September 21, 2016).

Bowen, Matthew L. “Jacob's Protector.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 27 (2017): 229–256.

Bowen, Matthew L. “The Scalp of Your Head: Polysemy in Alma 44:14–18.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 20 (2016): 39–45.

Tvedtnes, John A. “More on the Hanging of Zemnarihah.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by John W. Welch and Melvin J. Thorne, 208–210. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1999.

Welch, John W. “The Execution of Zemnarihah.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon, edited by John W. Welch, 250–252. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: FARMS/Deseret Book, 1992.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Legal Cases and Procedures in the Book of Mormon.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 121.

3 Nephi 5

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “The Coming of Christ to the Nephites: A Pattern for His Second Coming.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 51.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Nephite Cycles: Years A.D. 1–34.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 147.

3 Nephi 5:1

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Do We Need Prophets? (3 Nephi 5:1).” KnoWhy 364 (September 14, 2017).

3 Nephi 5:3

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Nephite Cycle of Righteousness: Mormon's Warning for Us Today.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 144.

3 Nephi 5:4–5

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Legal Cases and Procedures in the Book of Mormon.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 121.

3 Nephi 5:8

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Nephite Books Compared by Length and Years Covered.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 24.

3 Nephi 5:12–13

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Did Mormon Introduce Himself in 3 Nephi 5? (3 Nephi 5:12–13).” KnoWhy 194 (September 23, 2016).

Book of Mormon Central. “Why do New Testament Words and Phrases Show Up in the Book of Mormon? Part 2: The Resurrected Jesus as the Source (3 Nephi 5:12–13).” KnoWhy 528 (August 22, 2019).

3 Nephi 5:20–26

Bowen, Matthew L. “’They Shall No More Be Confounded’: Moroni’s Wordplay on Joseph in Ether 13:1-13 and Moroni 10:31.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 30 (2018): 91–104.

3 Nephi 6

Riddle, Chauncey C. “Days of Wickedness and Vengeance: Analysis of 3 Nephi 6 and 7.” In The Book of Mormon: Helaman Through 3 Nephi 8, According to Thy Word, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 191–205. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “The Coming of Christ to the Nephites: A Pattern for His Second Coming.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 51.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Nephite Cycles: Years A.D. 1–34.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 147.

3 Nephi 6:4–8

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Nephite Cycle of Righteousness: Mormon's Warning for Us Today.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 144.

3 Nephi 6:8

Book of Mormon Central. “Is There Evidence for Book of Mormon Highways in Ancient America? (3 Nephi 6:8).” KnoWhy 470 (September 25, 2018).

3 Nephi 6:10

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Did the “Pride Cycle” Destroy the Nephite Nation? (3 Nephi 6:10).” KnoWhy 195 (September 26, 2016).

3 Nephi 6:14

Tvedtnes, John A., and Kevin L. Barney. “Word Groups in the Book of Mormon.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by John W. Welch and Melvin J. Thorne, 211–218. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1999.

3 Nephi 6:24

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Legal Cases and Procedures in the Book of Mormon.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 121.

3 Nephi 6:21–23

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “The Nephite Judges.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 33.

3 Nephi 7

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “The Coming of Christ to the Nephites: A Pattern for His Second Coming.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 51.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Nephite Cycles: Years A.D. 1–34.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 147.

3 Nephi 7:1–8

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “The Nephite Judges.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 33.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Nephite Cycle of Righteousness: Mormon's Warning for Us Today.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 144.

3 Nephi 7:14

Roper, Matthew. “Possible Book of Mormon Parallel.” Insights: A Window to the Ancient World 20, no. 10 (2010): 5.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “The Nephite Judges.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 33.