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2 Nephi 26:33

By Emily Milner

I have always remembered this guest post by Deborah, on turning scripture into poetry. For Martin Luther King Day, a brief attempt:

2 Nephi 26:33

… [A]nd the Lord
inviteth them all
to come
unto him
and partake
of his goodness;

and he denieth none
that come unto him,
black and white,
bond and free,
male and female;

and he remembereth the heathen;
and all are alike unto God,
both Jew and Gentile.

Just separating the words into lines like that gives it a more poetic feel, or, at the very least, helps me see the words more clearly. He denieth none that come unto him, and all are alike unto God. Good words for today, and every day.

Are there any other great Martin Luther King day scriptures I don’t know about? Tell me in the comments. This is my personal favorite, the ideal to strive for in the Church and in the world, but I’m sure there are others.

About Emily Milner

(Poetry Board) graduated from BYU in Comparative Literature, but it was long enough ago that most of what she learned has leaked out. She would like to mention other hobbies or interests, but to be honest she spends most of her free time reading (although she does enjoy attempting yoga). She used to blog at hearingvoices.wordpress.com. For now, though, Segullah is her only blogging home, and it's a good one.

6 thoughts on “2 Nephi 26:33”

  1. I have been reading for years now from my Reader's Edition of the Book of Mormon, an amazing work of editing by a member of the high council in my parent's stake in North Carolina. He has organized the Book of Mormon text into paragraphs and verse where appropriate, and it makes a HUGE difference in what I get from my reading…

  2. Emily, your post invites me to remember the account in Acts 10 of Peter receiving a vision to accept non-Jews (specifically Cornelius and others with him who approached Peter) into the church. "What God hath cleansed, that call not thou uncommon." Acts 10:15. In April 2012 General Conference, Elder Christofferson discusses this passage and others on his talk regarding continuing revelation.


  3. Thanks, everyone–Jennie, glad you liked it. I do this sometimes to help me see familiar scriptures in new ways.

    Cindy, if you see this (it's been nearly a week since I posted this, which is embarrassing, but better late than never) I'm just wondering where to get a copy of the Reader's Edition–it sounds intriguing.

    Thanks, Melody. "All are alike" applies to so many things.

    KDA, YES, that passage is perfect.

    Deborah, the post has stuck with me ever since you wrote it. Great stuff–thanks again.


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