Book of Mormon Notes– How deep can you dig?

2009, August 10

“Jacob’s Double-Ax Imagery in the Book of Mormon: ‘Cleave unto God (as He Cleaveth unto You)’ or ‘Get Hewn Down'” by grego

“Jacob’s Double-Ax Imagery in the Book of Mormon: ‘Cleave unto God (as He Cleaveth unto You)’ or ‘Get Hewn Down'”
by grego
(c)2009

Jacob 6:3 And how blessed are they who have labored diligently in his vineyard; and how cursed are they who shall be cast out into their own place! And the world shall be burned with fire.

Jacob 6:4 And how merciful is our God unto us, for he remembereth the house of Israel, both roots and branches; and he stretches forth his hands unto them all the day long; and they are a stiffnecked and a gainsaying people; but as many as will not harden their hearts shall be saved in the kingdom of God.

Jacob 6:5 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, I beseech of you in words of soberness that ye would repent, and come with full purpose of heart, and cleave unto God as he cleaveth unto you. And while his arm of mercy is extended towards you in the light of the day, harden not your hearts.

Jacob 6:6 Yea, today, if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts; for why will ye die?

Jacob 6:7 For behold, after ye have been nourished by the good word of God all the day long, will ye bring forth evil fruit, that ye must be hewn down and cast into the fire?

Ok, whatever that said in “Nephite”, the wordplay was pretty cool in English. “Cleave unto God as he cleaveth unto you” vs. “be hewn down”.

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