Jesus Christ Teaches How to Live the Higher Law | 3 Nephi 12–14
Jesus Christ continues His teachings during His visitation to people of Ancient America. Jesus’ words reflect the Sermon on the Mount and the Beatitudes as found in the Gospel of Matthew 5 – 7.
The twelve disciples called by Jesus to minister are seated before the people as the Lord teaches His gospel. Jesus is shown walking among the multitude, emphasizing His doctrine.
3 Nephi 12: 3 – 16
3 Yea, blessed are the poor in spirit who come unto me, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 And again, blessed are all they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.
5 And blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
6 And blessed are all they who do hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled with the Holy Ghost.
7 And blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
8 And blessed are all the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
9 And blessed are all the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.
10 And blessed are all they who are persecuted for my name’s sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 And blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake;
12 For ye shall have great joy and be exceedingly glad, for great shall be your reward in heaven; for so persecuted they the prophets who were before you.
13 Verily, verily, I say unto you, I give unto you to be the salt of the earth; but if the salt shall lose its savor wherewith shall the earth be salted? The salt shall be thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot of men.
14 Verily, verily, I say unto you, I give unto you to be the light of this people. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.
15 Behold, do men light a candle and put it under a bushel? Nay, but on a candlestick, and it giveth light to all that are in the house;
16 Therefore let your light so shine before this people, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
3 Nephi 13: 1 – 13
1 Verily, verily, I say that I would that ye should do alms unto the poor; but take heed that ye do not your alms before men to be seen of them; otherwise ye have no reward of your Father who is in heaven.
2 Therefore, when ye shall do your alms do not sound a trumpet before you, as will hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward.
3 But when thou doest alms let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth;
4 That thine alms may be in secret; and thy Father who seeth in secret, himself shall reward thee openly.
5 And when thou prayest thou shalt not do as the hypocrites, for they love to pray, standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward.
6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father, who seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen, for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
8 Be not ye therefore like unto them, for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of before ye ask him.
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
11 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
12 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
13 For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
3 Nephi 14: 1 – 8
1 And now it came to pass that when Jesus had spoken these words he turned again to the multitude, and did open his mouth unto them again, saying: Verily, verily, I say unto you, Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother: Let me pull the mote out of thine eye—and behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
7 Ask, and it shall be given unto you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
8 For every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.
LINKS TO THE OTHER VIDEOS OF THE SERIES IN ENGLISH
Book of Mormon Videos: Jesus Christ Teaches and Gives Power to Baptize, 3 Nephi 11–12
Book of Mormon Videos: Jesus Christ Appears in the Ancient Americas
Book of Mormon Videos (#23): Alma Counsels His Sons, Alma 36–42
Book of Mormon Videos (#22): Alma and Amulek Teach about Faith in Jesus Christ, Alma 31–34
Book of Mormon Videos (#21): Ammon Serves and Teaches King Lamoni, Alma 17–19
Book of Mormon Videos (#20): Alma and Amulek Are Delivered by the Power of God, Alma 8–15
Book of Mormon Videos (#19): Alma Preaches the Word of God, Alma 4–7
Book of Mormon Videos (#18): Alma the Younger Is Converted unto the Lord, Mosiah 27; Alma 36
Book of Mormon Videos (#17): Abinadi Testifies of Jesus Christ, Mosiah 11-18
Book of Mormon Videos (#16): King Benjamin Addresses His People, Mosiah 1-5
Book of Mormon Videos (#15): Enos Prays Mightily, Enos 1
Book of Mormon Videos (#14): Sherem Denies Christ, Jacob 7
Book of Mormon Videos (#13): Jacob Teaches about Pride and Chastity, Jacob 2–3
Book of Mormon Videos (#12): Nephi Records His Final Testimony, 2 Nephi 33
Book of Mormon Videos (#10): Jacob Teaches of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, 2 Nephi 6–10
Book of Mormon Videos (#9): The Nephites Separate from the Lamanites, 2 Nephi 5
Book of Mormon Videos (#8): Lehi Gives His Family a Final Blessing, 2 Nephi 1–4
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