J230 | Part 2.6 | Who’s Voice?

J230 | Part 2.6 | Who’s Voice?

Another observation that I made, while studying chapter two, was while reading, “For behold, as I inquired of the Lord, thus came the word unto me, saying: Jacob, get thou up into the temple on the morrow, and declare the word which I shall give thee unto this...
J230 | Part 2.5 | Raise up Seed

J230 | Part 2.5 | Raise up Seed

“For if I will, saith the Lord of Hosts, raise up seed unto me, I will command my people; otherwise they shall hearken unto these things.” 1 If they were a “righteous branch,” and considered to be “my people” as in “God’s people,” then were...
J230 | Part 2.4 | A Branch of Joseph

J230 | Part 2.4 | A Branch of Joseph

A Righteous Branch “Wherefore, thus saith the Lord, I have led  this people  forth out of the land of Jerusalem, by the power of mine arm, that I might  raise up   unto me  a righteous  branch  from the  fruit ...
J230 | Part 2.3 | The Thoughts of the Heart

J230 | Part 2.3 | The Thoughts of the Heart

There is something I noticed about the way Jacob discovers what’s going on. Based on what Jacob says, it led me to wonder if they were even taking action yet? And it came to pass that Nephi died.1   And now it came to pass that the people of Nephi, under the...
J230 | Part 2.2 | Daughters of God

J230 | Part 2.2 | Daughters of God

How does God view His daughters? To the women reading this, see if you resonate with any of this, help others understand what these words mean to you. What do these words appear to be speaking to us?   Read and Consider before your wives and your children, many...
J230 | Part 1.4 | Chapter and Verse

J230 | Part 1.4 | Chapter and Verse

The Book of Mormon has gone through several changes and editions to arrive at our modern edition. I found it useful to look at the history of these chapters, how the Book of Mormon was organized in the first printing, and how we got to the chapters and verses we use...
J230 | Part 1.3 | The Root of the Interpretation

J230 | Part 1.3 | The Root of the Interpretation

The first mention of Jacob 2 that I could find is from the Journal of Discourses, in general conference, by Orson Pratt in July of 1859.1 This is 15 years after the death of Joseph Smith. Before jumping in, it’s worth noting Pratt’s influence on Mormon...
J230 | Part 1.2 | One Interpretation, Officially

J230 | Part 1.2 | One Interpretation, Officially

Jacob 2:30 is treated as an incomplete sentence: “For if I will, saith the Lord of Hosts, raise up seed unto me, I will command my people to take more than one wife; otherwise they shall hearken unto these things: there shall not any man among you have save it be one...
J230 | Part 1.1 | Wresting the Scriptures

J230 | Part 1.1 | Wresting the Scriptures

Wresting the Scriptures While studying the scriptures we should be asking lots of questions. Why are we getting this sermon? What have the Nephites done or what are they being warned not to do? Why have they fallen into error? What are the consequences of their...