The Book of Mormon and Luke

Tidings of Great Joy

Luke 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy... I Nephi 13:37 ...and whoso shall publish peace, yea, tidings of great joy...
Mosiah 3:3 ...I am come to declare unto you the glad tidings of great joy.
Alma 13:22 ...that they may have glad tidings of great joy...
Helaman 16:14 And angels did appear unto men, wise men, and did declare unto them glad tidings of great joy...

Thrust down to Hell

Luke 10:15 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell. II Nephi 9:34 Wo unto the liar, for he shall be thrust down to hell.
II Nephi 9:36 Wo unto them who commit whoredoms, for they shall be thrust down to hell.
II Nephi 28:15 ...for they shall be thrust down to hell!

Ye shall all Perish

Luke 13:3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. II Nephi 30:1 ...For behold, except ye shall keep the commandments of God ye shall all likewise perish...
Alma 21:6 Thou also sayest, except we repent we shall perish...
Helaman 7:28 And except ye repent ye shall perish...
Moroni 8:16 ...for they shall perish except they repent...
Moroni 9:22 ...for I know that they must perish except they repent and return unto him.

The Fig Tree

Luke 13:7,8 Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it... Jacob 5:4 ...I will prune it, and dig about it, and nourish it...
Jacob 5:9 ......that they may not cumber the ground of my vineyard.
Jacob 5:47 ...and I have digged about it, and I have pruned it, and I have dunged it...
Jacob 5:49 ...that they shall not cumber the ground of my vineyard...
Jacob 5:50 ...Spare it a little longer.
Jacob 5:64 Wherefore, dig about them, and prune them, and dung them once more...
Jacob 5:66 ...that they cumber not the ground of my vineyard...
Jacob 5:76 ...and pruned it, and dug about it, and dunged it...

The word 'cumber' is used four times in the Book of Mormon, three times in the phrase 'cumber the ground'. All four instances are found in Jacob 5. The word 'cumbered' also appears once in the Book of Mormon, in Jacob 5.

Sift you as Wheat

Luke 22:31 ...behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat... Alma 37:15 ...and ye shall be delivered up unto Satan, that he may sift you as chaff before the wind.
III Nephi 18:18 ...for Satan desireth to have you, that he may sift you as wheat.

The word 'sift' is used only twice in the Book of Mormon, both times with the word 'Satan'.

Other Quotations from Luke

Luke 6:24 But woe unto you that are rich!... II Nephi 9:30 But wo unto the rich...
Luke 7:9 ...I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. Alma 19:10 ...I say unto thee, woman, there has not been such great faith among all the people of the Nephites.
Luke 8:17 For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest... II Nephi 30:17 There is nothing which is secret save it shall be revealed; there is no work of darkness save it shall be made manifest in the light...
Luke 10:42 ...she hath chosen that good part... II Nephi 2:30 ...and I have chosen the good part...
Luke 12:48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes... II Nephi 28:8 ...and if it so be that we are guilty, God will beat us with a few stripes...
Luke 18:1 ...that men ought always to pray, and not to faint... II Nephi 32:9 But behold, I say unto you that ye must pray always, and not faint...
Luke 18:16 ...Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. III Nephi 9:22 Therefore, whoso repenteth and cometh unto me as a little child, him will I receive, for of such is the kingdom of God...
Luke 18:38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. Alma 36:18 ...I cried within my heart: O Jesus, thou Son of God, have mercy on me...

The word 'stripes' (Luke 12:48, used in the archaic sense of a whipping) is used only twice in the Book of Mormon, once in II Nephi 28:8, and once in a quotation from Isaiah (Mosiah 14:5).

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