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Literary Dependence in the Book of Mormon: Two Studies

Literary Dependence in the Book of Mormon: Two Studies

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Appendix 1 — New Testament Wording in the Old Testament Time Frame of the Book of Mormon


The following is a list of writings from the Book of Mormon that were supposed to have been written between 600 B.C.E. and 1 C.E. The left column is the Book of Mormon passage and the right column is the wording as found in the New Testament. This list shows the King James Version wording of the New Testament contained in an anachronistic pre-Christian setting in the Book of Mormon.
 

 

Book of Mormon

New Testament

1.

the mysteries of God (1 Ne. 1:1; 2:16)

the mysteries of God (1 Cor. 4:1)

2.

being grieved because of the hardness of their hearts (1 Ne. 2:18; 7:8)

being grieved for the hardness of their hearts (Mark 3:5)

3.

I also know of a surety that the Lord hath (1 Ne. 5:8)

I know of a surety, that the Lord hath (Acts 12:11)

4.

great things the Lord hath done for us (1 Ne. 7:11)

great things the Lord hath done for thee (Mark 5:19)

5.

the natural branches (1 Ne. 10:14)

the natural branches (Rom. 11:24)

6.

should be grafted in (1 Ne. 10:14)

shall be grafted in (Rom. 11:23)

7.

the power of the Holy Ghost (1 Ne. 10:17, 19; 13:37)

the power of the Holy Ghost (Rom. 15:13)

8.

all those who diligently seek him (1 Ne. 10:17)

of them that diligently seek him (Heb. 11:6)

9.

the same yesterday, today, and forever (1 Ne. 10:18)

the same yesterday, and today, and forever (Heb. 13:8)

10.

bear record that it is the Son of God (1 Ne. 11:7)

bear record that this is the Son of God (John 1:34)

11.

the Lamb of God (1 Ne. 11:21, 27, 31, 32)

the Lamb of God (John 1:29, 36)

12.

the Holy Ghost come down out of heaven and abide upon him in the form of a dove (1 Ne. 11:27)

the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him (Luke 3:22)

13.

the twelve apostles of the Lamb (1 Ne. 11:35, 36; 12:9; 13:26, 39-41; 14:20)

the twelve apostles of the Lamb (Rev. 21:14)

14.

judge the twelve tribes of Israel (1 Ne. 12:9)

judging the twelve tribes of Israel (Luke 22:30)

15.

made white in the blood of the Lamb (1 Ne. 12:11)

made them white in the blood of the Lamb (Rev. 7:14)

16.

pervert the right ways of the Lord (1 Ne. 13:27)

pervert the right ways of the Lord (Acts 13:10)

17.

endure unto the end ... shall be saved (1 Ne. 13:37)

endureth to the end shall be saved (Matt. 10:22)

18.

tidings of great joy (1 Ne. 13:37)

tidings of great joy (Luke 2:10)

19.

last shall be first, and the first shall be last (1 Ne. 13:42)

first shall be last; and the last shall be first (Matt. 19:30)

20.

the mother of abominations (1 Ne. 14:9)

the mother of harlots and abominations (Rev. 17:5)

21.

the whore of all the earth, and she sat upon many waters; and she had dominion over all the earth, among all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people (1 Ne. 14:11)

the great whore that sitteth upon many waters ... The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues (Rev. 17:1, 15)

22.

I was carried away in the spirit (1 Ne. 14:30)

he carried me away in the spirit (Rev. 17:3; 21:10)

23.

hard to be understood (1 Ne. 15:3)

hard to be understood (2 Pet. 3:16)

24.

judged of their works (1 Ne. 15:32, 33)

judged every man according to their works (Rev. 20:13)

25.

were past feeling (1 Ne. 17:45)

being past feeling (Eph. 4:19)

26.

the winds did cease ... and there was a great calm (1 Ne. 18:21)

the wind ceased, and there was a great calm (Mark 4:39)

27.

all scriptures unto us, that it might be for our profit and learning (1 Ne. 19:23)

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine (2 Tim. 3:16)

28.

the lusts of the flesh (1 Ne. 22:23)

the lusts of the flesh (2 Peter 2:18)

29.

the armor of righteousness (2 Ne. 1:23)

the armor of righteousness (2 Cor. 6:7)

30.

by the law no flesh is justified (2 Ne. 2:5)

by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified (Gal. 2:16)

31.

full of grace and truth (2 Ne. 2:6)

full of grace and truth (John 1:14)

32.

the first that should rise (2 Ne. 2:8)

the first that should rise (Acts 26:23)

33.

that old serpent, who is the devil (2 Ne. 2:18)

that old serpent, which is the Devil (Rev. 20:2)

34.

who is the father of all lies (2 Ne. 2:18)

he is a liar, and the father of it (John 8:44)

35.

have chosen the good part (2 Ne. 2:30)

hath chosen that good part (Luke 10:42)

36.

O wretched man that I am (2 Ne. 4:17)

O wretched man that I am (Rom. 7:24)

37.

the sins which do so easily beset me (2 Ne. 4:18)

the sin which doth so easily beset us (Heb. 12:1)

38.

Yea, I know that God will give liberally to him that asketh (2 Ne. 4:35)

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally (James 1:5)

39.

this corruption could not put on incorruption (2 Ne. 9:7)

this corruptible must put on incorruption (1 Cor. 15:53)

40.

transformeth himself nigh unto an angel of light (2 Ne. 9:9)

Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light (2 Cor. 11:14)

41.

death and hell must deliver up their dead (2 Ne. 9:12)

death and hell delivered up the dead (Rev. 20:13)

42.

the paradise of God (2 Ne. 9:13)

the paradise of God (Rev. 2:7)

43.

they who are righteous shall be righteous still, and they who are filthy shall be filthy still (2 Ne. 9:16)

he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still (Rev. 22:11)

44.

the devil and his angels; and they shall go away into everlasting fire; prepared for them (2 Ne. 9:16)

Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels (Matt. 25:41)

45.

a lake of fire and brimstone (2 Ne. 9:16)

lake of fire and brimstone (Rev. 20:10)

46.

ascendeth up forever and ever (2 Ne. 9:16)

ascendeth up for ever and ever (Rev. 14:11)

47.

their joy shall be full (2 Ne. 9:18)

that your joy might be full (John 15:11)

48.

that lake of fire and brimstone, which is endless torment (2 Ne. 9:19)

the lake of fire and brimstone ... and shall be tormented day and night for ever (Rev. 20:10)

49.

commandeth all men that they must repent (2 Ne. 9:23)

commandeth all men every where to repent (Acts 17:30)

50.

where there is no law given there is no punishment (2 Ne. 9:25)

where no law is, there is no transgression (Rom. 4:15)

51.

their wisdom is foolishness (2 Ne. 9:28)

the wisdom of this world is foolishness (1 Cor. 3:19)

52.

But wo unto the rich (2 Ne. 9:30)

But woe unto you that are rich (Luke 6:24)

53.

hearts are upon their treasures (2 Ne. 9:30)

where your treasure is, there will your heart be also (Matt. 6:21/Luke 12:34)

54.

die in their sins (2 Ne. 9:38)

die in your sins (John 8:21, 24)

55.

to be carnally-minded is death, and to be spiritually-minded is life (2 Ne. 9:39)

to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life (Rom. 8:6)

56.

And whoso knocketh, to him will he open (2 Ne. 9:42)

and to him that knocketh it shall be opened (Matt. 7:8)

57.

For should the mighty miracles be wrought among other nations they would repent (2 Ne. 10:4)

for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented (Matt. 11:21)

58.

reconciled unto God (2 Ne. 10:24; 25:23)

reconciled to God (Rom. 5:10; 2 Cor. 5:20)

59.

through the grace of God that ye are saved (2 Ne. 10:24)

by grace are ye saved (Eph. 2:8)

60.

the power of the resurrection (2 Ne. 10:25)

the power of his resurrection (Phil. 3:10)

61.

the fullness of his own time (2 Ne. 11:7)

the fullness of the time

(Gal. 4:4)

62.

the Only Begotten of the Father (2 Ne. 25:12)

the only begotten of the Father (John 1:14)

63.

as many as will believe on his name (2 Ne. 25:14)

to them that believe on his name (John 1:12)

64.

there is none other name given under heaven save it be this Jesus Christ, of which I have spoken, whereby man can be saved (2 Ne. 25:20)

there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12)

65.

by grace that we are saved (2 Ne. 25:23)

by grace are ye saved (Eph. 2:8)

66.

in no wise be cast out (2 Ne. 25:29)

in no wise cast out (John 6:37)

67.

grind them to powder (2 Ne. 26:5)

grind him to powder

(Matt. 21:44/Luke 20:18)

68.

darkness rather than light (2 Ne. 26:10)

darkness rather than light (John 3:19)

69.

the power of the Holy Ghost (2 Ne. 26:13)

the power of the Holy Ghost (Rom. 15:13)

70.

layeth down his own life (2 Ne. 26:24)

lay down my life (John 10:15, 17; 13:37)

71.

he may draw all men unto him (2 Ne. 26:24)

I ... will draw all men unto me (John 12:32)

72.

bond and free, male and female (2 Ne. 26:33)

bond nor free ... male nor female (Gal. 3:28)

73.

will beat us with a few stripes (2 Ne. 28:8)

be beaten with few stripes (Luke 12:48)

74.

judged according to their works (2 Ne. 28:23)

judged every man according to their works (Rev. 20:13)

75.

a lake of fire (2 Ne. 28:23)

a lake of fire (Rev. 19:20)

76.

gift of the Holy Ghost (2 Ne. 28:26)

gift of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:38; 10:45)

77.

out of the books which shall be written I will judge the world, every man according to their works (2 Ne. 29:11)

out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works (Rev. 20:12)

78.

ye shall all likewise perish (2 Ne. 30:1)

ye shall all likewise perish (Luke 13:3, 5)

79.

There is nothing which is secret save it shall be revealed (2 Ne. 30:17)

for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed (Matt. 10:26/Luke 12:2)

80.

made manifest in the light (2 Ne. 30:17)

made manifest by the light (Eph. 5:13)

81.

the doctrine of Christ (2 Ne. 31:2)

the doctrine of Christ (Heb. 6:1; 2 John 9)

82.

the Lamb of God, which should take away the sins of the world (2 Ne. 31:4)

the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world (John 1:29)

83.

to fulfill all righteousness (2 Ne. 31:5)

to fulfill all righteousness (Matt. 3:15)

84.

the Holy Ghost descended upon him in the form of a dove (2 Ne. 31:8)

the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him (Luke 3:22)

85.

receive the Holy Ghost (2 Ne. 31:13)

receive the Holy Ghost (Acts 8:15, 19)

86.

baptism of fire and of the Holy Ghost (2 Ne. 31:13)

baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire (Matt. 3:11/Luke 3:16)

87.

He that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved (2 Ne. 31:15)

he that endureth to the end shall be saved (Matt. 10:22; 24:13)

88.

there is none other way nor name given under heaven whereby man can be saved (2 Ne. 31:21)

there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12)

89.

of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost (2 Ne. 31:21)

of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost (Matt. 28:19)

90.

because ye ask not (2 Ne. 32:4)

because ye ask not (James 4:2)

91.

for Christ's sake (Jacob 1:4)

for Christ's sake (1 Cor. 4:10; 2 Cor. 12:10; Eph. 4:32)

92.

lest by any means (Jacob 1:7)

lest by any means (1 Cor. 8:9; 2 Cor. 11:3; Gal. 2:2)

93.

But before ye seek for riches, seek ye for the kingdom of God (Jacob 2:18)

But seek ye first the kingdom of God ... and all these things shall be added unto you (Matt. 6:33)

94.

hope in Christ (Jacob 2:19)

hope in Christ (1 Cor. 15:19)

95.

lake of fire and brimstone which is the second death (Jacob 3:11)

lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death (Rev. 21:8)

96.

the branches of the wild olive-tree, and graft them in (Jacob 5:9)

the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in (Rom. 11:17)

97.

Nevertheless, not my will be done (Jacob 7:14)

nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done (Luke 22:42)

98.

thy faith hath made thee whole (Enos 8)

thy faith hath made thee whole (Matt. 9:22/Mark 5:34; 10:52/Luke 8:48; 17:19)

99.

Whatsoever thing ye shall ask in faith, believing ... ye shall receive it (Enos 15)

whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive (Matt. 21:22)

100.

Come unto me, ye blessed (Enos 27)

Come, ye blessed (Matt. 25:34)

101.

grievous to be borne (Mosiah 2:14)

grievous to be borne (Matt. 23:4)

102.

clear conscience before God (Mosiah 2:15)

good conscience before God (Acts 23:1)

103.

glad tidings of great joy (Mosiah 3:3)

good tidings of great joy (Luke 2:10)

104.

there shall be no other name given nor any other way nor means whereby salvation can come (Mosiah 3:17)

there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12)

105.

he judgeth, and his judgment is just (Mosiah 3:18)

I judge: and my judgment is just (John 5:30)

106.

become as little children (Mosiah 3:18)

become as little children (Matt. 18:3)

107.

natural man is an enemy to God (Mosiah 3:19)

the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God (1 Cor. 2:14)

108.

enemy to all righteousness (Mosiah 4:14)

enemy of all righteousness (Acts 13:10)

109.

whatsoever ye ask that is right, in faith, believing that ye shall receive (Mosiah 4:21)

whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive (Matt. 21:22)

110.

grievous to be borne (Mosiah 7:15)

grievous to be borne (Matt. 23:4)

111.

a leathern girdle about their loins (Mosiah 10:8)

a leathern girdle about his loins (Matt. 3:4)

112.

He is the light ... of the world (Mosiah 16:9)

I am the light of the world (John 8:12; 9:5)

113.

this mortal shall put on immortality (Mosiah 16:10)

this mortal shall have put on immortality (1 Cor. 15:54)

114.

this corruption shall put on incorruption (Mosiah 16:10)

this corruptible shall have put on incorruption (1 Cor. 5:54)

115.

And then I will confess unto them that I never knew them (Mosiah 26:27)

And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you (Matt. 7:23)

116.

forgive one another your trespasses (Mosiah 26:31)

forgive men their trespasses (Matt. 6:14)

117.

pray without ceasing (Mosiah 26:39)

Pray without ceasing (1 Thess. 5:17)

118.

born of the Spirit (Mosiah 27:24)

born of the Spirit (John 3:8)

119.

Marvel not that all mankind ... must be born again (Mosiah 27:25)

Marvel not that ... Ye must be born again (John 3:7)

120.

the gall of bitterness and bonds of iniquity (Mosiah 27:29)

the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity (Acts 8:23)

121.

Stand fast in the faith (Alma 1:25)

stand fast in the faith (1 Cor. 16:13)

122.

the ax is laid at the root of the tree, therefore every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit shall be hewn down and cast into the fire (Alma 5:52)

the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire (Matt. 3:10/Luke 3:9)

123.

bring forth works which are meet for repentance (Alma 5:54; 9:30)

Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance (Matt. 3:8)

124.

the book of life (Alma 5:58)

the book of life (Phil. 4:3; Rev. 3:5; 13:8; 17:8; 20:12, 15; 22:19)

125.

if ye are not born again ye cannot inherit the kingdom of heaven (Alma 7:14)

Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God (John 3:3)

126.

the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world (Alma 7:14)

the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world (John 1:29)

127.

and to cleanse from all unrighteousness (Alma 7:14)

and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9)

128.

neither doth he vary from that which he hath said; neither hath he a shadow of turning (Alma 7:20)

with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning (James 1:17)

129.

the glory of the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace, equity, and truth (Alma 9:26)

and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14)

130.

Repent ye ... for the kingdom of heaven is at hand (Alma 10:20)

Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand (Matt. 3:2)

131.

thou hast not lied unto men only but thou hast lied unto God (Alma 12:3)

thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God (Acts 5:4)

132.

the spirit of prophecy (Alma 12:7)

the spirit of prophecy (Rev. 19:10)

133.

resurrection of the dead, ... both the just and the unjust (Alma 12:8)

resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust (Acts 24:15)

134.

called with a holy calling (Alma 13:3, 8)

called us with an holy calling (2 Tim. 1:9)

135.

being sanctified by the Holy Ghost (Alma 13:12)

being sanctified by the Holy Ghost (Rom. 15:16)

136.

prayeth continually without ceasing (Alma 26:22)

Pray without ceasing (1 Thess. 5:17)

137.

the same yesterday, today, and forever (Alma 31:17)

the same yesterday, and today, and forever (Heb. 3:8)

138.

my heart is exceedingly sorrowful (Alma 31:31)

My soul is exceeding sorrowful (Matt. 26:38/Mark 14:34)

139.

meek and lowly in heart; for such shall find rest to their souls (Alma 37:34)

meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls (Matt. 11:29)

140.

no other way or means whereby man can be saved, only in and through Christ (Alma 38:9)

none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12)

141.

he is ... the light of the world (Alma 38:9)

I am the light of the world (John 8:12)

142.

the lust of your eyes (Alma 39:9)

the lust of the eyes (1 John 2:16)

143.

shall be cast out into outer darkness; there shall be weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth (Alma 40:13)

shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth (Matt. 8:12)

144.

are in the gall of bitterness and in the bonds of iniquity (Alma 41:11)

art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity (Acts 8:23)

145.

whosoever will come may come and partake of the waters of life freely (Alma 42:27)

whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely (Rev. 22:17)

146.

stand fast in that liberty wherewith God has made them free (Alma 58:40)

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free (Gal. 5:1)

147.

fadeth not away (Helaman 5:8)

fadeth not away (1 Peter 1:4; 5:4)

148.

except ye repent ye shall perish (Helaman 7:28)

except ye repent, ye shall ... perish (Luke 13:3, 5)

149.

And as he lifted up the brazen serpent in the wilderness, even so shall he be lifted up who should come (Helaman 8:14)

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up (John 3:14)

150.

Abraham saw of his coming, and was filled with gladness and did rejoice (Helaman 8:17)

Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad (John 8:56)

151.

laying up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where nothing doth corrupt (Helaman 8:25)

lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt (Matt. 6:20)

152.

whatsoever ye shall seal on earth shall be sealed in heaven; and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven (Helaman 10:7)

whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven (Matt. 16:19; 18:18)

153.

ye shall say unto this mountain (Helaman 10:9)

ye shall say unto this mountain (Matt. 17:20; 21:21/Mark 11:23)

154.

They that have done good shall have everlasting life; and they that have done evil shall have everlasting damnation (Helaman 12:26)

they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:29)

155.

he testifieth that your deeds are evil (Helaman 13:26)

I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil (John 7:7)

156.

darkness rather than light (Helaman 13:29)

darkness rather than light (John 3:19)

157.

Graves shall be opened, and shall yield up many of their dead; and many saints shall appear unto many (Helaman 14:25)

graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose ... and appeared unto many (Matt. 27:52-53)

158.

and wo unto them which are with child (Helaman 15:2)

And woe unto them that are with child (Matt. 24:19/Mark 13:17/Luke 21:23)

159.

angels did appear unto men, wise men, and did declare unto them glad tidings of great joy (Helaman 16:14)

the angel said ... behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy (Luke 2:10)