You are here

“Not My Will, but Thine, Be Done,” by Harry Anderson
Come Follow Me 2024: 2 Nephi 6–10
Scripture Block

2 Nephi 6–10

February 19–25
“O How Great the Plan of Our God”

Scripture Central Videos

Watch videos from Gospel scholars and teachers to learn more about these Book of Mormon passages.

Other Creator Videos

KnoWhys

Evidences

Commentary

Book of Mormon Minute is a commentary series made especially for the free ScripturePlus app, which features insights from Book of Mormon scholar Brant A. Gardner. John W. Welch's notes for Come, Follow Me are also available for free.

Book of Mormon Minute cover
Brant A. Gardner
cover of John W. Welch Notes - Come Follow Me
John W. Welch, Rita Spencer, and Brent J. Schmidt
John W. Welch, General Editor

Reading Plan

Structure your personal scripture study by following a 15-minute, 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. For the best experience, use our Reading Plan in the free ScripturePlus app! You can track your progress and have access to the best resources.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Additional Resources

Bibliography

2 Nephi

Axelgard, Frederick W.. "1 and 2 Nephi: An Inspiring Whole." BYU Studies Quarterly 26, no. 4 (1986): 53-65.

Barratt, Tanner A. "Nephi's Messiah," Religious Educator 23, no. 3 (2022): 126–135.

Peterson, Christopher James. "Nephi and Effective Followership," Religious Educator 21, no. 2 (2020): 99-111.

Reynolds, Noel B.. "Chiastic Structuring of Large Texts: Second Nephi as a Case Study." Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 41 (2020): 193-210.

Reynolds, Noel B.. "Chiastic Structuring of Large Texts: 2 Nephi as a Case Study." In Chiasmus: The State of the Art, edited by Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch, 177-192. Provo, UT/Springville, UT: BYU Studies/Book of Mormon Central, 2020.

Reynolds, Noel B.. "Nephi’s Small Plates: A Rhetorical Analysis." Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 50 (2022): 99-122.

Reynolds, Noel B.. "Lehi’s Dream, Nephi’s Blueprint: How Nephi Uses the Vision of the Tree of Life as an Outline for 1 and 2 Nephi." Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 52 (2022): 231-278.

Reynolds, Noel B. "The Nephite Prophets’ Understanding of Faith and Faithfulness," Religious Educator 21, no. 2 (2020): 73-97.

Reynolds, Noel B.. "The Nephite Metaphor of Life as a Probation: Rethinking Nephi's Portrayal of Laman and Lemuel." Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 57 (2023): 231-280.

2 Nephi 6

Belnap, Daniel. "“I Will Contend with Them That Contendeth with Thee”: The Divine Warrior in Jacob’s Speech of 2 Nephi 6–10." Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 17, no. 1-2 (2008): 20-39.

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

Bowen, Matthew L. "'That Ye May Have Hope': Nephi's Use of Isaiah 49:22-23 in Teaching the Concept of Hope," Religious Educator 23, no. 2 (2022): 30–45.

Gentry, Leland. "God Will Fulfill His Covenants with the House of Israel." In The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 159-176. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.

Halverson, Taylor. "2 Nephi 6-10: Jacob's Masterful Discourse." Interpreter Resources for Students and Teachers. February 6, 2016.

Hamblin, William J.. Jacob's Sermon and the Day of Atonement. The Interpreter Foundation, 2012.

Rau, Allen D.. ""Cheer Up Your Hearts": Jacob’s Message of Hope in Christ." Religious Educator: Perspectives on the Restored Gospel 14, no. 3 (2013): 49-63.

2 Nephi 6:4

Book of Mormon Central, “Did Jacob Refer to Ancient Israelite Autumn Festivals? (2 Nephi 6:4),” KnoWhy 32 (February 12, 2016).

2 Nephi 6:14

Bowen, Matthew L.. "“The Messiah Will Set Himself Again”: Jacob’s Use of Isaiah 11:11 in 2 Nephi 6:14 and Jacob 6:2." Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 44 (2021): 287-306.

2 Nephi 6:17

Book of Mormon Central, “Why Does Jacob Describe God as a Divine Warrior? (2 Nephi 6:17),” KnoWhy 277 (February 20, 2017).

2 Nephi 7

Belnap, Daniel. ""We are Not Cut Off": Separation and Reconciliation through Sacred Covenants." In Living the Book of Mormon: Abiding by Its Precepts, edited by Gaye Strathearn and Charles Swift, 113-124. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University/Deseret Book, 2007.

Davis, Garold N.. "Pattern and Purpose of the Isaiah Commentaries in the Book of Mormon." In Mormons, Scripture, and the Ancient World: Studies in Honor of John L. Sorenson, edited by Davis Bitton, 277-302. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.

Hamblin, William J.. Jacob's Sermon and the Day of Atonement. The Interpreter Foundation, 2012.

Thompson, John S.. "Isaiah 50-51, the Israelite Autumn Festivals, and the Covenant Speech of Jacob in 2 Nephi 6-10." In Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, edited by Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch, 123-150. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.

2 Nephi 8

Belnap, Daniel. ""We are Not Cut Off": Separation and Reconciliation through Sacred Covenants." In Living the Book of Mormon: Abiding by Its Precepts, edited by Gaye Strathearn and Charles Swift, 113-124. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University/Deseret Book, 2007.

Belnap, Daniel. "“I Will Contend with Them That Contendeth with Thee”: The Divine Warrior in Jacob’s Speech of 2 Nephi 6–10." Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 17, no. 1-2 (2008): 20-39.

Hamblin, William J.. Jacob's Sermon and the Day of Atonement. The Interpreter Foundation, 2012.

Thompson, John S.. "Isaiah 50-51, the Israelite Autumn Festivals, and the Covenant Speech of Jacob in 2 Nephi 6-10." In Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, edited by Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch, 123-150. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.

2 Nephi 9

Bokovoy, David E.. "Ancient Temple Imagery in the Sermons of Jacob." Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 46 (2021): 31-46.

Callister, Tad R.. "Teaching the Atonement." Religious Educator 3, no. 1 (2002): 51-64.

Callister, Tad R.. The Book of Mormon—a Book from God In The One Hundred and Eighty-First Semiannual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2011.

Matthews, Robert J.. "The Atonement of Jesus Christ: 2 Nephi 9." In The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 177-199. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.

Reynolds, Noel B.. "The Ancient Doctrine of the Two Ways and the Book of Mormon." BYU Studies Quarterly 56, no. 3 (2017): 49-78.

Smith, Skyler. "Heavenly Ascent in Jacob’s Writings in Second Nephi: Addressing the Question of What the Plan of Salvation is in the Book of Mormon." Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 60 (2024): 137-182.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “The Ways of Life and Death: Overview.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Welch, John W.. "Ten Testimonies of Jesus Christ from the Book of Mormon." In A Book of Mormon Treasury: Gospel Insights from General Authorities and Religious Educators, 316-342. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.

2 Nephi 9:6

Book of Mormon Central, “What Does the Book of Mormon Teach Us about the Resurrection? (2 Nephi 9:6),” KnoWhy 511 (April 20, 2019).

Book of Mormon Central, “When Does the Book of Mormon First Talk About the Plan of Salvation? (2 Nephi 9:6),” KnoWhy 33, (February 15, 2016).

Lund, Gerald N.. Plan of Salvation, Plan of Redemption In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Edited by Daniel H. Ludlow. Vol. 3. New York: Macmillan, 1992.

2 Nephi 9:9

Peterson, Daniel C.. "Notes and Communications - "Secret Combinations" Revisited." Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 1, no. 1 (1992): 184-188.

Peterson, Daniel C.. "Secret Combinations Revisited." In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by John W. Welch and Melvin J. Thorne, 190-195. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1999.

2 Nephi 9:10

Book of Mormon Central, “Why Does Jacob Choose a “Monster” as a Symbol for Death and Hell? (2 Nephi 9:10),” KnoWhy 34 (February 16, 2016).

2 Nephi 9:16

Book of Mormon Central, “Why Does the Book of Mormon Warn that a Lake of Fire and Brimstone Awaits Sinners in the Afterlife? (2 Nephi 9:16),” KnoWhy 446 (July 3, 2018).

2 Nephi 9:27

Book of Mormon Central, “Why Does Jacob Declare so Many “Woes”? (2 Nephi 9:27),” KnoWhy 35 (February 17, 2016).

Welch, John W.. "Jacob's Ten Commandments." In Reexploring the Book of Mormon, edited by John W. Welch, 69-72. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: FARMS/Deseret Book, 1992.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Jacob's Ten Woes and the Ten Commandments.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Welch, John W.. "Counting to Ten." Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12, no. 2 (2003): 42-57, 113-114.

2 Nephi 9:29

Book of Mormon Central, “What Role Should Scholarship Play in Studying the Book of Mormon? (2 Nephi 9:29),” KnoWhy 487 (November 22, 2018).

2 Nephi 10

Barratt, Tanner A. "Nephi's Messiah," Religious Educator 23, no. 3 (2022): 126–135.

Gentry, Leland. "God Will Fulfill His Covenants with the House of Israel." In The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 159-176. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.

Smith, Skyler. "Heavenly Ascent in Jacob’s Writings in Second Nephi: Addressing the Question of What the Plan of Salvation is in the Book of Mormon." Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 60 (2024): 137-182.

2 Nephi 10:3

Book of Mormon Central, “Why Does an Angel Reveal the Name of Christ to Jacob? (2 Nephi 10:3),” KnoWhy 36 (February 18, 2016).

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Names and Concepts Associated with Christ by Major Book of Mormon Authors.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Hilton, John III. "Teaching the Scriptural Emphasis on the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ," Religious Educator 20, no. 3 (2019): 133–53.

Strathern, Gaye. “Christ’s Crucifixion: Reclamation of the Cross” in With Healing in His Wings, ed. Camille Fronk Olson and Thomas A. Wayment (Salt Lake City and Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2013), 55–79.

2 Nephi 10:7

Nicholson, John. "Questions and Answers - Gathering of the Jews." Improvement Era 5, no. 8 (1902): 628-633.

2 Nephi 10:11

Book of Mormon Central, “Where is the Land of Promise? (2 Nephi 1:5),” KnoWhy 497 (January 8, 2019).

Parrish, Alan K.. "Lehi and the Covenant of the Promised Land: A Modern Appraisal." In The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 39-59. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.

2 Nephi 10:20–21

Mansfield, M.W., and B.H. Roberts. "Jacob's Isle (Remarks on the Foregoing Article by Elder B.H. Roberts)." Improvement Era 7, no. 4 (1904): 264-267, 267-269.

2 Nephi 10:23

Stirling, Mack C.. "The Way of Life and the Way of Death in the Book of Mormon." Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6, no. 2 (1997): 152-204.