The Book of Mormon and Paul's Epistles


Galatians

Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female... II Nephi 10:16 ...both Jew and Gentile, both bond and free, both male and female...
II Nephi 26:33 ...black and white, bond and free, male and female...and all are alike unto God, both Jew and Gentile.
Alma 1:30 ...both old and young, both bond and free, both male and female...
Alma 5:49 ...both old and young, both bond and free...
Alma 11:44 ...both old and young, both bond and free, both male and female...
IV Nephi 1:3 ...there were not rich and poor, bond and free...
Galatians 4:45 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. II Nephi 2:3 ...because of the righteousness of thy Redeemer; for thou hast beheld that in the fulness of time he cometh to bring salvation unto men.
II Nephi 2:26 And the Messiah cometh in the fulness of time, that he may redeem the children of men from the fall...
Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Mosiah 23:13 And now as ye have been delivered by the power of God out of these bonds...even so I desire that ye should stand fast in this liberty wherewith ye have been made free...
Alma 58:40 ...nevertheless they stand fast in that liberty where-with God has made them free...
Galatians 5:22,23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance... Mosiah 3:19 ...submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love...
Alma 13:28 ...and thus be led by the Holy Spirit, becoming humble, meek, submissive, patient, full of love and all long-suffering...

The word 'bond' appears six times in the Book of Mormon, every time in the phrase 'bond and free'. The words 'male' and  'female' are used seven times, every time together in the phrase 'male and female'. This phrase appears alongside the phrase 'bond and free' four times.

The word 'yoke' is used eleven times. Three of these instances are Old Testament quotations (II Nephi 19:4, II Nephi 20:27, II Nephi 24:25). The word appears in the phrase 'yoke of bondage' (Gal 5:1) five times.

Ephesians

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith... II Nephi 10:24 ...it is only in and through the grace of God that ye are saved.
Ephesians 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ...and without God in the world... Alma 41:11 ...they are without God in the world...
Mormon 5:16 ...they are without Christ and God in the world...
Ephesians 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism... Mosiah 18:21 ...having one faith and one baptism...
Ephesians 5:5 ...nor unclean person...hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. I Nephi 15:34 ...and there cannot any unclean thing enter into the kingdom of God...
Ephesians 5:13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light... II Nephi 30:17 ...there is no work of darkness save it shall be made manifest in the light...
Ephesians 5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly... Mosiah 26:37 ...walking circumspectly before God...
Helaman 15:5 ...and they do walk circumspectly before God...
Helaman 16:10 ...walking more circumspectly before God.
Ephesians 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. I Nephi 15:24 ...neither could the temptations and the fiery darts of the adversary overpower them...

The word 'circumspectly' is used three times in the Book of Mormon, every time in the phrase 'walk circumspectly before God'.

The plural word 'darts' (an archaic term for a spear) is used only once in the Book of Mormon.

Philippians

Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved...work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. Alma 34:37 And now, my beloved brethren...and that ye should work out your salvation with fear before God...
Mormon 9:27 ...and work out your own salvation with fear and trembling before him.
Philippians 2:10,11 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow...And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord... Mosiah 27:31 Yea, every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess before him. Yea, even at the last day, when all men shall stand to be judged of him, then shall they confess that he is God...

The phrase 'work out' is used only twice in the Book of Mormon, both times in the phrase 'work out your own salvation'. The combination of 'fear and trembling' appears only once, in the same context as Philippians 2:12.

Philippians 2:10,11 is actually a paraphrase of Isaiah 45:23. Again, the Book of Mormon quotes a New Testament paraphrase of an Old Testament verse. The text of Isaiah reads as follows:

Isaiah 45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

Colossians

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love... Mosiah 18:21 ...having their hearts knit together in unity and in love one towards another.
Colossians 2:17 Which are a shadow of things to come... Mosiah 16:14 Therefore, if ye teach the law of Moses, also teach that it is a shadow of those things which are to come--

The word 'knit' is used only once in the Book of Mormon.

Thessalonians

I Thessalonians 1:9 ...and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God... Mormon 9:28 ...but that ye will serve the true and living God.
I Thessalonians 5:17,18,19 Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks...Quench not the Spirit. Mosiah 26:39 ...being commanded of God to pray without ceasing, and to give thanks in all things.
Jacob 6:8 ...and quench the Holy Spirit...
II Thessalonians 1:9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power... Alma 12:6 ...that he might chain you down to everlasting destruction, according to the power of his captivity.
Alma 12:17 ...they shall be chained down to an everlasting destruction, according to the power and captivity of Satan...

Timothy

I Timothy 3:16 ...God was manifest in the flesh... II Nephi 6:9 ...the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, should manifest himself unto them in the flesh...
II Timothy 1:12 ...nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed... II Nephi 4:19 ...nevertheless, I know in whom I have trusted.

Contents Copyright 1997 Curt van den Heuvel

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