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KnoWhy #358
"Behold, my soul delighteth in proving unto my people the truth of the coming of Christ … and all things which have been given of God from the beginning of the world, unto man, are the typifying of him."
2 Nephi 11:4
Alma 36 chiasm by Book of Mormon Central
KnoWhy #355
“O Jesus, thou Son of God, have mercy on me, who am in the gall of bitterness, and am encircled about by the everlasting chains of death.”
Alma 36:18
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KnoWhy #353
"And I would that ye should remember also, that this is the name that I said I should give unto you that never should be blotted out, except it be through transgression; therefore, take heed that ye do not transgress, that the name be not blotted out of your hearts."
Mosiah 5:11
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KnoWhy #349
"And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins."
2 Nephi 25:26
Stela from Quirigua from Latin American Studies
KnoWhy #346
“I ought not to harrow up in my desires the firm degree of a just God, for I know that he granted unto men according to their desire, whether it be unto death or unto life; yea, I know that he allotteth unto men, yea, decreeth unto them decrees which are unalterable, according to their wills, whether they be unto salvation or unto destruction.”
Alma 29:4
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KnoWhy #343
"This is the name that I said I should give unto you that never should be blotted out, except it be through transgression; therefore, take heed that ye do not transgress, that the name be not blotted out of your hearts. I say unto you, I would that ye should remember to retain the name written always in your hearts, that ye are not found on the left hand of God."
Mosiah 5:11–12
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KnoWhy #340
“ For it is expedient that an atonement should be made; for according to the great plan of the Eternal God there must be an atonement made, or else all mankind must unavoidably perish; yea, all are hardened; yea, all are fallen and are lost, and must perish except it be through the atonement which it is expedient should be made.”
Alma 34:9
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KnoWhy #337
“For the things which some men esteem to be of great worth ... others set at naught.”
1 Nephi 19:7
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KnoWhy #334
“And behold, it is wisdom in God that we should obtain these records, that we may preserve unto our children the language of our fathers.”
1 Nephi 3:19

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