Tuesday, September 9, 2008
One of the downsides of using the KJ version of the Bible is that the language is unfamiliar and challenging--especially for kids. And the language of the BoM is pretty much the same. Be sure to take a second or two to explain (by repeating using a good synonym) to your children to help them better understand what the scriptures are really saying.
I am in the process of compiling a list of definitions of the more common but challenging scripture vocabulary words that children need help learning. Please excuse these simplified definitions; my point is to be able to help younger kids, so the definitions might not be as exact or detailed as what you might find in an official dictionary.
Every once in a while I will add to the list with an additional post. But here are the beginnings:
Adversary: Satan or another person who is against you
Begat: became the parent of (i.e., Abraham begat Isaac)
Charity: to love and/or care about
Epistle: a letter
Hypocrite: someone who says one thing, but then does the opposite
Persecuted: teased or laughed at for a belief
Ponder: to think about something a lot
Privily: privately or secretly
Thee, thou, thy: all forms of the word "you" in referring to Heavenly Father or Christ
Thine: yours, in referring to Heavenly Father or Christ
Ye: also meaning you
Scripture of the Day: #3 -- Joshua 2:17