The Book of Mormon, chapter by chapter

High-level concepts, goings-on, and questions answered.

February 1, 2022

I've been wanting to commit to memory a high-level overview of The Book of Mormon, such that any time I see a scripture reference, I'll now what's going on in that chapter. For example:

2 Nephi 2:25

25 Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy.

Wouldn't it be great to know, without looking anything up, that this verse came from Lehi's last words to his son Jacob?

Alma 41:10

10 Do not suppose, because it has been spoken concerning restoration, that ye shall be restored from sin to happiness. Behold, I say unto you, wickedness never was happiness.

Alma 41 is a continuation of Alma's words to his son Corianton, who had rebelled from his father's teachings but eventually came back (probably as a result of them). Alma has just explained all about the spirit world and the resurrection and this verse could be thought of as a sort of 'moral of the story'.

So, this document will serve as a convenient reference and memorization aid.

The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ

Introductory Materials

Title Page:


The Testimony of Three Witnesses:

The Testimony of Eight Witnesses:

The Testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith:

A Brief Explanation about The Book of Mormon:

1 Nephi

Nephi's first-person account of his family's journey from Jerusalem to the American continent.

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapters 3-5 - First return to Jerusalem: for the Brass Plates

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapters 11-14 - Nephi's Vision

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20 (Compare Isaiah 48)

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

2 Nephi

Chapters 1-4 - Lehi's farewell and blessings to his children

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4





Words of Mormon




3 Nephi

4 Nephi




-Michael Whatcott

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