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Would Joseph Smith have noticed a couple of rare usages of the word “require” in the Bible?

In Enos 1:16,18 we read:

And I had faith, and I did cry unto God that he would preserve the records; and he covenanted with me that he would bring them forth unto the Lamanites in his own due time.

And the Lord said unto me: Thy fathers have also required of me this thing; and it shall be done unto them according to their faith; for their faith was like unto thine.

The word “require” here seems odd, why would Joseph Smith say Enos’ righteous fathers “required” things from the Lord? The meaning of this word in Early Modern English (centuries before Joseph Smith’s day) is to “ask” which is a much better fit for Enos 1:18 and also obscurely used in the Bible.

How did Joseph Smith know this early meaning of the word “require”? Did he know the Bible so well to have noticed this?


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