Do You Know the Women in the Scriptures?
June 2012

“Do You Know the Women in the Scriptures?” Ensign, June 2012, 73

Do You Know the Women in the Scriptures?

See if you can match the descriptions of the women from the scriptures with their names. Use the scripture references if you need help.

  1. My husband comforted me when I mourned because of my sons, who were on a dangerous journey (see 1 Nephi 5:1, 6).

  2. I was a servant in the house of King Lamoni and had been converted to the Lord many years before the king was converted (see Alma 19:16).

  3. When my husband died, I “clave unto” my mother-in-law and told her I would make her people my people and her God my God (see Ruth 1:14, 16).

  4. I am mentioned by name in both the New Testament and the Book of Mormon. I am described as “exceedingly fair and white” and “a precious and chosen vessel” (see 1 Nephi 11:13; Alma 7:10).

  5. I “[chose] that good part” by listening to the words of Jesus Christ when He visited my family in Bethany (see Luke 10:42).

  6. My people fasted for me when I risked my own life by pleading with the king to spare them (see Esther 4:16).

  7. My name means “mother of all living” (see Genesis 3:20).

  8. I was called “an elect lady” in the Doctrine and Covenants, and I made “a selection of sacred hymns” (see D&C 25:3, 11).

  9. I had been a widow for about 84 years when I greeted the infant Jesus at the temple (see Luke 2:36–38).

  10. When the Lord changed my husband’s name, He changed mine to a name meaning “princess” (see Genesis 17:15).

  1. Mary, mother of the Lord

  2. Sariah

  3. Anna

  4. Eve

  5. Abish

  6. Sarah

  7. Esther

  8. Mary, sister of Martha

  9. Emma Smith

  10. Ruth

  • Answers: 1. B; 2. E; 3. J; 4. A; 5. H; 6. G; 7. D; 8. I; 9. C; 10. F