Journal of Book of Mormon Studies


Bible, Joseph Smith Translation, New Testament, Books, Gospels, Jesus Christ, Teachings, Book of Mormon, 3 Nephi, Visit to the Nephites, Teaching


The Sermon on the Mount in 3 Nephi parallels the accounts in Matthew and Luke, although it is closer to Matthew. The sermon was addressed partly to a general audience and partly to the twelve disciples exclusively, although the crowd heard it. In many cases the account in 3 Nephi clarifies the New Testament accounts; in particular, the Joseph Smith Translation and Book of Mormon explain the Lord’s Prayer.