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Chapter 51: Ether 6–10
|Title||Chapter 51: Ether 6–10|
|Publication Type||Manual Lesson|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Corporate Authors||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints|
|Manual Title||Book of Mormon Student Manual|
|Publisher||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints|
|Place Published||Salt Lake City|
|Keywords||Book of Mormon Geography; Contention; Cumoms; Cureloms; Ecology; Elephants; King Shule; Pride Cycle; Secret Combinations; Tender Mercies; Transoceanic Voyage|
In Ether 6–10, Moroni told of the Jaredites’ journey across the ocean to the promised land. He then summarized the reigns of several generations of kings, contrasting periods of righteousness with periods of wickedness and conflict. Moroni observed many similarities between the Jaredites and his own people, the Nephites. He described the cycle of pride, prosperity, wickedness, and repentance that he had seen in the two nations. He outlined the grave danger we put ourselves in when we allow pride and secret combinations to get control in our society. Both the Nephite and the Jaredite civilizations illustrate the truth that what we sow, we shall reap. Following the Lord brings happiness, while straying from His commandments brings strife and misery.
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