Significant Words of the Book of Mormon

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Faith is Translated as Support.

Once again, the Book of Mormon uses not only the proper word, but a word not translated in this context in English Bible Translations.

Faith in Hebrew literally means to support —to have confidence in.

(Click Here to Read about Ancient Hebrew Faith means 'Firm and Steadfast' as used in the Book of Mormon)

In One Aspect of this Hebrew word, Jeff Benner explains how the ancient Hebrew understanding of faith was more closely the English word 'support.


Once again, The Book of Mormon contains many instances of support being associated with one s faith in God because he is our support. The English Bibles (King James which was available in 1800s) do not contain support in the Old Testament, and is used only once in the New Testament, but not in context with faith.
See how support is specifically used in The Book of Mormon relating to the assurance of following God (i.e. support)

But the Book of Mormon cites many instances where the word 'Support' describes our confidence in God's reliability, his faithfulness to us.

The Hebrew word mish'en (Strongs Hebrew #4937) was usually translated into older English bibles as 'faithfulness' or 'stay' or 'supply.'

It's most accurate translation however appears to be the word 'Support.' The King James did not use the word 'support' in the Old Testament.'

Notice this amazing language in the Book of Mormon, Nephi literally declares that God has been his support.

2 Nephi 3:35 
My God hath been my support;
He hath led me through mine afflictions in the wilderness,
And He hath preserved me upon the waters of the great deep;

And now compare King Benjamin's words to the Jewish Bible Stone's Tanach English Translation--it is almost a word for word likeness to 2 Samuel 22:19. However this language that God was our support' did not appear in any bibles of the 1800's. Rather it has only been in recent decades better Hebrew understanding has emerged. And when Hebrew scholars translate old Testament Hebrew to Enlgish now, their word combinations appear in no other book than the Book of Mormon.Hashem Hath Been My Support




But notice the incredibly accurate applications of 'support' in the Book of Mormon as it relates to trusting in God. The King James bible always used other words, so how would someone know to choose a word not appearing in the King James (authority of the day) when the Book of Mormon was published?

Mosiah 1:53 I say unto you, that if ye should serve Him who hath created you from the beginning, And art preserving you from day to day by lending you breath, that ye may live and move and do according to your own will, And even supporting you from one moment to another -

Mosiah 1:69 But the Lord God doth support me and hath suffered me that I should speak unto you, And hath commanded me that I should declare unto you this day that my son Mosiah is a king and a ruler over you.

Alma 16:77 And thus we see the end of him who perverteth the ways of the Lord. And thus we see that the devil will not support his children at the last day, but doth speedily drag them down to hell.

Alma 17:3 And now, O my son Helaman, behold, thou art in thy youth, And, therefore, I beseech of thee that thou wilt hear my words and learn of me; For I do know that whomsoever shall put his trust in God shall be supported in their trials and their troubles and their afflictions and shall be lifted up at the last day;

Alma 17:25 And I have been supported under trials and troubles of every kind, yea, and in all manner of afflictions, Yea, God hath delivered me from prisons and from bonds and from death, Yea, and I do put my trust in Him and He will still deliver me;

Alma 17:68 O remember, my son, and learn wisdom in thy youth, Yea, learn in thy youth to keep the commandments of God, Yea, and cry unto God for all thy support,


Commentary at shares

Psalm 23's 'thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me' the word 'staff' is not a shepherds crook or walking stick, but is a little used Hebrew word 'mishenet' meaning 'support.' The verse literally means 'thy support comforts me.'

Read more here at

Also, the Israel Bible translates Psalm 18:19 as 'They confronted me on the day of my calamity, but Hashem was my support.'

The Book of Mormon richly uses the classic ancient Hebrew word 'Support' in proper context.

How could one know to use a word absent from English bibles of the day, and yet choose perfectly fitting Hebrew words in proper context?

The word 'Support' does not appear in King James Old Testaments or similar English bibles of the 1800's. Yet it does appear in modern Hebrew translations. But the purely Hebrew context found in the Book of Mormon of trusting God for our 'support' is abundant within the Book of Mormon.


Scripture Search the Book of Mormon and King James Bible simultaneously for the word 'Support' Here.