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The Holy Bible: King James Version, Quatercentenary Edition

The Holy Bible: King James Version, Quatercentenary Edition The Holy Bible: King James Version, Quatercentenary Edition

This 400th anniversary edition of the King James Version of the Bible is a reprint of the 1611 text, in an easy-to-read roman font instead of the black-letter type of the original. The original capital letters, many of which are pictorial, have been restored to each chapter in order to replicate the visual appeal of the early editions.

The 1611 text is followed page-for-page and line-for-line, and all misprints are reproduced rather than corrected. The large body of preliminary matter, which includes genealogies, maps, and lists of readings, is also included. The text of the 1611 edition differs from modern editions of the King James Version in thousands of details, and this edition is the most authentic version of the original text that has ever been published.

The volume concludes with an essay by Gordon Campbell on the first edition of the King James Bible.

About the Author

Gordon Campbell is Professor of Renaissance Studies, Department of English at the University of Leicester

Leather Bound: 1552 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (October 26, 2010)

The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament Volume One
The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament Volume One The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament: Apocrypha

The most esteemed body of books left out of the Bible, the Old Testament Apocrypha is of interest to historians, religious scholars, and ordinary laypeople alike. For more than 70 years this version, edited by R.H. Charles, has been the definitive critical edition. Out of print for years, Apocryphile Press is proud to make it available once more to scholars and the curious.

Paperback: 700 pages
Publisher: Apocryphile Press (November 1, 2004)

The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament, Volume Two
The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament, Volume Two The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament, Volume Two

Of all the books left out of the Bible, only the Apocrypha rivals the Pseudepigrapha in popularity and importance. This edition of the Pseudepigrapha was edited by R. H. Charles and was the definitive critical edition for over 70 years.

Paperback: 800 pages
Publisher: Apocryphile Press (November 1, 2004)

The Urantia Book
The Urantia Book The Urantia Book

Love

Love is truly contagious and eternally creative. (p. 2018) “Devote your life to proving that love is the greatest thing in the world.” (p. 2047) “Love is the ancestor of all spiritual goodness, the essence of the true and the beautiful.” (p. 2047) The Father’s love can become real to mortal man only by passing through that man’s personality as he in turn bestows this love upon his fellows. (p. 1289) The secret of a better civilization is bound up in the Master’s teachings of the brotherhood of man, the good will of love and mutual trust. (p. 2065)

Prayer

Prayer is not a technique of escape from conflict but rather a stimulus to growth in the very face of conflict. (p. 1002) The sincerity of any prayer is the assurance of its being heard. … (p. 1639) God answers man’s prayer by giving him an increased revelation of truth, an enhanced appreciation of beauty, and an augmented concept of goodness. (p. 1002) …Never forget that the sincere prayer of faith is a mighty force for the promotion of personal happiness, individual self-control, social harmony, moral progress, and spiritual attainment. (p. 999)

Suffering

There is a great and glorious purpose in the march of the universes through space. All of your mortal struggling is not in vain. (p. 364) Mortals only learn wisdom by experiencing tribulation. (p. 556)

Angels

The angels of all orders are distinct personalities and are highly individualized. (p. 285) Angels....are fully cognizant of your moral struggles and spiritual difficulties. They love human beings, and only good can result from your efforts to understand and love them. (p. 419)

Our Divine Destiny

If you are a willing learner, if you want to attain spirit levels and reach divine heights, if you sincerely desire to reach the eternal goal, then the divine Spirit will gently and lovingly lead you along the pathway of sonship and spiritual progress. (p. 381) …They who know that God is enthroned in the human heart are destined to become like him—immortal. (p. 1449) God is not only the determiner of destiny; he is man’s eternal destination. (p. 67)

Family

Almost everything of lasting value in civilization has its roots in the family. (p. 765) The family is man’s greatest purely human achievement. ... (p. 939)

Faith

…Faith will expand the mind, ennoble the soul, reinforce the personality, augment the happiness, deepen the spirit perception, and enhance the power to love and be loved. (p. 1766) “Now, mistake not, my Father will ever respond to the faintest flicker of faith.” (p. 1733)

History/Science

The story of man’s ascent from seaweed to the lordship of earthly creation is indeed a romance of biologic struggle and mind survival. (p. 731) 2,500,000,000 years ago… Urantia was a well developed sphere about one tenth its present mass. … (p. 658) 1,000,000,000 years ago is the date of the actual beginning of Urantia [Earth] history. (p. 660) 450,000,000 years ago the transition from vegetable to animal life occurred. (p. 669) From the year A.D. 1934 back to the birth of the first two human beings is just 993,419 years. (p. 707) About five hundred thousand years ago…there were almost one-half billion primitive human beings on earth. … (p. 741) Adam and Eve arrived on Urantia, from the year A.D. 1934, 37,848 years ago. (p. 828)

From the Inside Flap

What’s Inside?

Parts I and II

God, the inhabited universes, life after death, angels and other beings, the war in heaven.

Part III

The history of the world, science and evolution, Adam and Eve, development of civilization, marriage and family, personal spiritual growth.

Part IV

The life and teachings of Jesus including the missing years. AND MUCH MORE…

Excerpts

God, …God is the source and destiny of all that is good and beautiful and true. (p. 1431) If you truly want to find God, that desire is in itself evidence that you have already found him. (p. 1440) When man goes in partnership with God, great things may, and do, happen. (p. 1467)

The Origin of Human Life, The universe is not an accident... (p. 53) The universe of universes is the work of God and the dwelling place of his diverse creatures. (p. 21) The evolutionary planets are the spheres of human origin…Urantia [Earth] is your starting point. … (p. 1225) In God, man lives, moves, and has his being. (p. 22)

The Purpose of Life, There is in the mind of God a plan which embraces every creature of all his vast domains, and this plan is an eternal purpose of boundless opportunity, unlimited progress, and endless life. (p. 365) This new gospel of the kingdom… presents a new and exalted goal of destiny, a supreme life purpose. (p. 1778)

Jesus, The religion of Jesus is the most dynamic influence ever to activate the human race. (p. 1091) What an awakening the world would experience if it could only see Jesus as he really lived on earth and know, firsthand, his life-giving teachings! (p. 2083)

Science, Science, guided by wisdom, may become man’s great social liberator. (p. 909) Mortal man is not an evolutionary accident. There is a precise system, a universal law, which determines the unfolding of the planetary life plan on the spheres of space. (p. 560)

Life after Death, God’s love is universal… He is “not willing that any should perish.” (p. 39) Your short sojourn on Urantia [Earth]…is only a single link, the very first in the long chain that is to stretch across universes and through the eternal ages. (p. 435) …Death is only the beginning of an endless career of adventure, an everlasting life of anticipation, an eternal voyage of discovery. (p. 159)

About the Author

The text of The Urantia Book was provided by one or more anonymous contributors working with a small staff which provided editorial and administrative support during the book's creation. The book bears no particular credentials (from a human viewpoint), relying instead on the power and beauty of the writing itself to persuade the reader of its authenticity.

Leather Bound: 2097 pages
Publisher: Urantia Foundation; Box Lea edition (August 25, 2015)

The Dead Sea Scrolls Translated: The Qumran Texts in English

The Dead Sea Scrolls Translated: The Qumran Texts in English The Dead Sea Scrolls Translated: The Qumran Texts in English

One of the world's foremost experts on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Qumran community that produced them provides an authoritative new English translation of the two hundred longest and most important nonbiblical Dead Sea Scrolls found at Qumran, along with an introduction to the history of the discovery and publication of each manuscript and the background necessary for placing each manuscript in its actual historical context.

About the Author

Florentino Garcia Martinez

Paperback: 586 pages
Publisher: Eerdmans; 2nd edition (February 6, 1996)

The Nag Hammadi Library in English

The Nag Hammadi Library in English The Nag Hammadi Library in English

This definitive edition of THE NAG HAMMADI LIBRARY is the only complete, one-volume, English-language edition of the renowned library of fourth-century manuscripts discovered in Egypt in 1945 It includes the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary and other Gnostic gospels and sacred tests. First published in 1978 and revised, expanded, and updated in 1999, THE NAG HAMMADI LIBRARY launched modern Gnostic studies and exposed a movement within Christianity whose teachings are in many ways – as bestselling author Elaine Pagels has shown – as relevant today as they were centuries ago. This edition takes into account recent developments in Gnostic scholarship, including the significance of the Gospel of Thomas as a source of the authentic sayings of Jesus. The translators include such prominent scholars as Elaine Pagels, Marvin Meyer, Helmut Koester, and Bentley Layton. The Chicago Theological Seminary Register called it “A tremendous achievement”.

Paperback: 549 pages
Publisher: HarperOne; 3rd edition (1988)

The Apocryphal New Testament: A Collection of Apocryphal Christian Literature in an English Translation

The Apocryphal New Testament: A Collection of Apocryphal Christian Literature in an English Translation The Apocryphal New Testament: A Collection of Apocryphal Christian Literature in an English Translation

From the Back Cover This collection of apocryphal texts supersedes the best-selling edition by M. R. James, which was originally published in 1924, and regularly reprinted. Several new texts have come to light since 1924 and the textual base for some of the apocrypha previously translated by James is now more secure, as in several cases there are recently published critical editions available. Although a modest appendix to James's edition was added in 1953, no thorough revision has previously been undertaken. In this volume, J. K. Elliott presents new translations of the texts and has provided each of them with a short introduction and bibliography directed to those who wish to pursue further the issues raised in the texts, or to consult the critical editions, other versions, or general studies. The translations are in modern English, in contrast to James's deliberate imitation of the language of the Authorized Version. The collection is designed to give readers the most important and famous of the Christian apocrypha, together with a select sample of gnostic texts. Full translations of the earliest texts are printed.

About the Author

J. K. Elliott (Editor)

Paperback: 774 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press; First Paperback Edition edition (December 22, 2005)


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A New Approach to Studying the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ A New Approach to Studying the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ

A New Approach to Studying the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ A New Approach to Studying the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ

The Prophet Joseph Smith declared a person would get nearer to God by abiding by the precepts of the Book of Mormon than by any other book. While considering ways of making the precepts of this divine book more readily available to the reader, a distinguishing format was devised to isolate the doctrinal precepts and at the same time render this rather complex volume of scripture more comprehensible for reading and pondering. Not one word, letter or even a punctuation mark of the actual text has been deleted or altered in the process. Only the formatting has been enhanced by adding wider margins for notes, two type sizes, and spaces between textual subdivisions. These contextual enhancements are designed to help the reader more readily visualize the context, speaker and doctrine of the Book of Mormon narrative.

This edition of the Book of Mormon divides the text into 214 events or episodes. An event-based approach provides an alternate way to read the scripture text without the obvious intrusion of verse and chapter breaks which can obscure the narrative as it was originally written or even the continuity of doctrinal discourses. Short text headings in the margins indicate names of speakers, chronological dates, locational information and other scriptural references. These marginal annotations allow the reader to quickly and consistently place the Book of Mormon historical narrative within space and time.

About the Author

Starting in the 1980s as a father and son team we developed and helped the Church publish the first online edition of the scriptures. Parallel to that project we considered ways to isolate the doctrinal precepts by reformatting the scriptures for easier reading and pondering. We also investigated ways to go beyond merely searching electronically for words in the text. We quickly discovered this reformatted edition emphasizing events rather than chapters was our preferred way to study.

More than a decade in the making, A New Approach to Studying the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ has been our labor of love. We are ever mindful of the long line of record keepers from Ether to Nephi to Mormon to Joseph Smith who have made this edition possible. We express appreciation to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for providing a license to publish the text of the 2013 edition of the scriptures.

We add our testimony to the millions before us that The Book of Mormon is a true account of the Nephite, Lamanite and Jaredite people, and its translation came by gift and power of God. We also testify The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and contains the gospel doctrines of salvation that lead to joy and happiness.

Lynn A. Rosenvall

David L Rosenvall

Paperback: 720 pages
Publisher: Olive Leaf Foundation (August 1, 2017)

The Book Of Mormon

translated by Joseph Smith, Jun.


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THE BOOK OF MORMON


An Account Written

BY THE HAND OF MORMON



UPON PLATES
TAKEN FROM THE PLATES OF NEPHI



Wherefore, it is an abridgment of the record of the people of Nephi, and also of the Lamanites—Written to the Lamanites, who are a remnant of the house of Israel; and also to Jew and Gentile—Written by way of commandment, and also by the spirit of prophecy and of revelation—Written and sealed up, and hid up unto the Lord, that they might not be destroyed—To come forth by the gift and power of God unto the interpretation thereof—Sealed by the hand of Moroni, and hid up unto the Lord, to come forth in due time by way of the Gentile—The interpretation thereof by the gift of God.

An abridgment taken from the Book of Ether also, which is a record of the people of Jared, who were scattered at the time the Lord confounded the language of the people, when they were building a tower to get to heaven—Which is to show unto the remnant of the House of Israel what great things the Lord hath done for their fathers; and that they may know the covenants of the Lord, that they are not cast off forever—And also to the convincing of the Jew and Gentile that JESUS is the CHRIST, the ETERNAL GOD, manifesting himself unto all nations—And now, if there are faults they are the mistakes of men; wherefore, condemn not the things of God, that ye may be found spotless at the judgment-seat of Christ.



TRANSLATED BY JOSEPH SMITH, JUN.



THE TESTIMONY OF THREE WITNESSES

Be it known unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, unto whom this work shall come: That we, through the grace of God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, have seen the plates which contain this record, which is a record of the people of Nephi, and also of the Lamanites, their brethren, and also of the people of Jared, who came from the tower of which hath been spoken. And we also know that they have been translated by the gift and power of God, for his voice hath declared it unto us; wherefore we know of a surety that the work is true. And we also testify that we have seen the engravings which are upon the plates; and they have been shown unto us by the power of God, and not of man. And we declare with words of soberness, that an angel of God came down from heaven, and he brought and laid before our eyes, that we beheld and saw the plates, and the engravings thereon; and we know that it is by the grace of God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, that we beheld and bear record that these things are true. And it is marvelous in our eyes. Nevertheless, the voice of the Lord commanded us that we should bear record of it; wherefore, to be obedient unto the commandments of God, we bear testimony of these things. And we know that if we are faithful in Christ, we shall rid our garments of the blood of all men, and be found spotless before the judgment-seat of Christ, and shall dwell with him eternally in the heavens. And the honor be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, which is one God. Amen.

OLIVER COWDERY
DAVID WHITMER
MARTIN HARRIS





THE TESTIMONY OF EIGHT WITNESSES

Be it known unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, unto whom this work shall come: That Joseph Smith, Jun., the translator of this work, has shown unto us the plates of which hath been spoken, which have the appearance of gold; and as many of the leaves as the said Smith has translated we did handle with our hands; and we also saw the engravings thereon, all of which has the appearance of ancient work, and of curious workmanship. And this we bear record with words of soberness, that the said Smith has shown unto us, for we have seen and hefted, and know of a surety that the said Smith has got the plates of which we have spoken. And we give our names unto the world, to witness unto the world that which we have seen. And we lie not, God bearing witness of it.

CHRISTIAN WHITMER
JACOB WHITMER
PETER WHITMER, JUN.
JOHN WHITMER
HIRAM PAGE
JOSEPH SMITH, SEN.
HYRUM SMITH
SAMUEL H. SMITH











THE FIRST BOOK OF NEPHI HIS REIGN AND MINISTRY
(1 Nephi)

An account of Lehi and his wife Sariah and his four sons, being called, (beginning at the eldest) Laman, Lemuel, Sam, and Nephi. The Lord warns Lehi to depart out of the land of Jerusalem, because he prophesieth unto the people concerning their iniquity and they seek to destroy his life. He taketh three days' journey into the wilderness with his family. Nephi taketh his brethren and returneth to the land of Jerusalem after the record of the Jews. The account of their sufferings. They take the daughters of Ishmael to wife. They take their families and depart into the wilderness. Their sufferings and afflictions in the wilderness. The course of their travels. They come to the large waters. Nephi's brethren rebel against him. He confoundeth them, and buildeth a ship. They call the name of the place Bountiful. They cross the large waters into the promised land, and so forth. This is according to the account of Nephi; or in other words, I, Nephi, wrote this record.

1 Nephi 1 Chapter 1

          1 Nephi 1:1
           1 I, Nephi, having been born of goodly parents, therefore I was
          taught somewhat in all the learning of my father; and having seen
          many afflictions in the course of my days, nevertheless, having
          been highly favored of the Lord in all my days; yea, having had a
          great knowledge of the goodness and the mysteries of God,
          therefore I make a record of my proceedings in my days.
          
          1 Nephi 1:2
           2 Yea, I make a record in the language of my father, which
          consists of the learning of the Jews and the language of the
          Egyptians.
          
          1 Nephi 1:3
           3 And I know that the record which I make is true; and I make it
          with mine own hand; and I make it according to my knowledge.
          
          1 Nephi 1:4
           4 For it came to pass in the commencement of the first year of
          the reign of Zedekiah, king of Judah, (my father, Lehi, having
          dwelt at Jerusalem in all his days); and in that same year there
          came many prophets, prophesying unto the people that they must
          repent, or the great city Jerusalem must be destroyed.
          
          1 Nephi 1:5
           5 Wherefore it came to pass that my father, Lehi, as he went
          forth prayed unto the Lord, yea, even with all his heart, in
          behalf of his people.
          
          1 Nephi 1:6
           6 And it came to pass as he prayed unto the Lord, there came a
          pillar of fire and dwelt upon a rock before him; and he saw and
          heard much; and because of the things which he saw and heard he
          did quake and tremble exceedingly.
          
          1 Nephi 1:7
           7 And it came to pass that he returned to his own house at
          Jerusalem; and he cast himself upon his bed, being overcome with
          the Spirit and the things which he had seen.
          
          1 Nephi 1:8
           8 And being thus overcome with the Spirit, he was carried away
          in a vision, even that he saw the heavens open, and he thought he
          saw God sitting upon his throne, surrounded with numberless
          concourses of angels in the attitude of singing and praising
          their God.
          
          1 Nephi 1:9
           9 And it came to pass that he saw One descending out of the
          midst of heaven, and he beheld that his luster was above that of
          the sun at noon-day.
          
          1 Nephi 1:10
           10 And he also saw twelve others following him, and their
          brightness did exceed that of the stars in the firmament.
          
          1 Nephi 1:11
           11 And they came down and went forth upon the face of the earth;
          and the first came and stood before my father, and gave unto him
          a book, and bade him that he should read.
          
          1 Nephi 1:12
           12 And it came to pass that as he read, he was filled with the
          Spirit of the Lord.
          
          1 Nephi 1:13
           13 And he read, saying: Wo, wo, unto Jerusalem, for I have seen
          thine abominations! Yea, and many things did my father read
          concerning Jerusalem—that it should be destroyed, and the
          inhabitants thereof; many should perish by the sword, and many
          should be carried away captive into Babylon.
          
          1 Nephi 1:14
           14 And it came to pass that when my father had read and seen
          many great and marvelous things, he did exclaim many things unto
          the Lord; such as: Great and marvelous are thy works, O Lord God
          Almighty! Thy throne is high in the heavens, and thy power, and
          goodness, and mercy are over all the inhabitants of the earth,
          and, because thou art merciful, thou wilt not suffer those who
          come unto thee that they shall perish!
          
          1 Nephi 1:15
           15 And after this manner was the language of my father in the
          praising of his God; for his soul did rejoice, and his whole
          heart was filled, because of the things which he had seen, yea,
          which the Lord had shown unto him.
          
          1 Nephi 1:16
           16 And now I, Nephi, do not make a full account of the things
          which my father hath written, for he hath written many things
          which he saw in visions and in dreams; and he also hath written
          many things which he prophesied and spake unto his children, of
          which I shall not make a full account.
          
          1 Nephi 1:17
           17 But I shall make an account of my proceedings in my days.
          Behold, I make an abridgment of the record of my father, upon
          plates which I have made with mine own hands; wherefore, after I
          have abridged the record of my father then will I make an account
          of mine own life.
          
          1 Nephi 1:18
           18 Therefore, I would that ye should know, that after the Lord
          had shown so many marvelous things unto my father, Lehi, yea,
          concerning the destruction of Jerusalem, behold he went forth
          among the people, and began to prophesy and to declare unto them
          concerning the things which he had both seen and heard.
          
          1 Nephi 1:19
           19 And it came to pass that the Jews did mock him because of the
          things which he testified of them; for he truly testified of
          their wickedness and their abominations; and he testified that
          the things which he saw and heard, and also the things which he
          read in the book, manifested plainly of the coming of the
          Messiah, and also the redemption of the world.
          
          1 Nephi 1:20
           20 And when the Jews heard these things they were angry with
          him; yea, even as with the prophets of old, whom they had cast
          out, and stoned, and slain; and they also sought his life, that
          they might take it away. But behold, I, Nephi, will show unto
          you that the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom
          he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even
          unto the power of deliverance.
          

1 Nephi 2 Chapter 2

          1 Nephi 2:1
           1 For behold, it came to pass that the Lord spake unto my
          father, yea, even in a dream, and said unto him: Blessed art thou
          Lehi, because of the things which thou hast done; and because
          thou hast been faithful and declared unto this people the things
          which I commanded thee, behold, they seek to take away thy life.
          
          1 Nephi 2:2
           2 And it came to pass that the Lord commanded my father, even in
          a dream, that he should take his family and depart into the
          wilderness.
          
          1 Nephi 2:3
           3 And it came to pass that he was obedient unto the word of the
          Lord, wherefore he did as the Lord commanded him.
          
          1 Nephi 2:4
           4 And it came to pass that he departed into the wilderness. And
          he left his house, and the land of his inheritance, and his gold,
          and his silver, and his precious things, and took nothing with
          him, save it were his family, and provisions, and tents, and
          departed into the wilderness.
          
          1 Nephi 2:5
           5 And he came down by the borders near the shore of the Red Sea;
          and he traveled in the wilderness in the borders which are nearer
          the Red Sea; and he did travel in the wilderness with his family,
          which consisted of my mother, Sariah, and my elder brothers, who
          were Laman, Lemuel, and Sam.
          
          1 Nephi 2:6
           6 And it came to pass that when he had traveled three days in
          the wilderness, he pitched his tent in a valley by the side of a
          river of water.
          
          1 Nephi 2:7
           7 And it came to pass that he built an altar of stones, and made
          an offering unto the Lord, and gave thanks unto the Lord our God.
          
          1 Nephi 2:8
           8 And it came to pass that he called the name of the river,
          Laman, and it emptied into the Red Sea; and the valley was in the
          borders near the mouth thereof.
          
          1 Nephi 2:9
           9 And when my father saw that the waters of the river emptied
          into the fountain of the Red Sea, he spake unto Laman, saying: O
          that thou mightest be like unto this river, continually running
          into the fountain of all righteousness!
          
          1 Nephi 2:10
           10 And he also spake unto Lemuel: O that thou mightest be like
          unto this valley, firm and steadfast, and immovable in keeping
          the commandments of the Lord!
          
          1 Nephi 2:11
           11 Now this he spake because of the stiffneckedness of Laman and
          Lemuel; for behold they did murmur in many things against their
          father, because he was a visionary man, and had led them out of
          the land of Jerusalem, to leave the land of their inheritance,
          and their gold, and their silver, and their precious things, to
          perish in the wilderness. And this they said he had done because
          of the foolish imaginations of his heart.
          
          1 Nephi 2:12
           12 And thus Laman and Lemuel, being the eldest, did murmur
          against their father. And they did murmur because they knew not
          the dealings of that God who had created them.
          1 Nephi 2:13
           13 Neither did they believe that Jerusalem, that great city,
          could be destroyed according to the words of the prophets. And
          they were like unto the Jews who were at Jerusalem, who sought to
          take away the life of my father.
          
          1 Nephi 2:14
           14 And it came to pass that my father did speak unto them in the
          valley of Lemuel, with power, being filled with the Spirit, until
          their frames did shake before him. And he did confound them,
          that they durst not utter against him; wherefore, they did as he
          commanded them.
          
          1 Nephi 2:15
           15 And my father dwelt in a tent.
          
          1 Nephi 2:16
           16 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, being exceedingly young,
          nevertheless being large in stature, and also having great
          desires to know of the mysteries of God, wherefore, I did cry
          unto the Lord; and behold he did visit me, and did soften my
          heart that I did believe all the words which had been spoken by
          my father; wherefore, I did not rebel against him like unto my
          brothers.
          
          1 Nephi 2:17
           17 And I spake unto Sam, making known unto him the things which
          the Lord had manifested unto me by his Holy Spirit. And it came
          to pass that he believed in my words.
          
          1 Nephi 2:18
           18 But, behold, Laman and Lemuel would not hearken unto my
          words; and being grieved because of the hardness of their hearts
          I cried unto the Lord for them.
          
          1 Nephi 2:19
           19 And it came to pass that the Lord spake unto me, saying:
          Blessed art thou, Nephi, because of thy faith, for thou hast
          sought me diligently, with lowliness of heart.
          
          1 Nephi 2:20
           20 And inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments, ye shall
          prosper, and shall be led to a land of promise; yea, even a land
          which I have prepared for you; yea, a land which is choice above
          all other lands.
          
          1 Nephi 2:21
           21 And inasmuch as thy brethren shall rebel against thee, they
          shall be cut off from the presence of the Lord.
          
          1 Nephi 2:22
           22 And inasmuch as thou shalt keep my commandments, thou shalt
          be made a ruler and a teacher over thy brethren.
          
          1 Nephi 2:23
           23 For behold, in that day that they shall rebel against me, I
          will curse them even with a sore curse, and they shall have no
          power over thy seed except they shall rebel against me also.
          
          1 Nephi 2:24
           24 And if it so be that they rebel against me, they shall be a
          scourge unto thy seed, to stir them up in the ways of
          remembrance.
          

1 Nephi 3 Chapter 3

          1 Nephi 3:1
           1 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, returned from speaking with
          the Lord, to the tent of my father.
          
          1 Nephi 3:2
           2 And it came to pass that he spake unto me, saying: Behold I
          have dreamed a dream, in the which the Lord hath commanded me
          that thou and thy brethren shall return to Jerusalem.
          
          1 Nephi 3:3
           3 For behold, Laban hath the record of the Jews and also a
          genealogy of my forefathers, and they are engraven upon plates of
          brass.
          
          1 Nephi 3:4
           4 Wherefore, the Lord hath commanded me that thou and thy
          brothers should go unto the house of Laban, and seek the records,
          and bring them down hither into the wilderness.
          
          1 Nephi 3:5
           5 And now, behold thy brothers murmur, saying it is a hard thing
          which I have required of them; but behold I have not required it
          of them, but it is a commandment of the Lord.
          
          1 Nephi 3:6
           6 Therefore go, my son, and thou shalt be favored of the Lord,
          because thou hast not murmured.
          
          1 Nephi 3:7
           7 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will
          go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know
          that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men,
          save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the
          thing which he commandeth them.
          
          1 Nephi 3:8
           8 And it came to pass that when my father had heard these words
          he was exceedingly glad, for he knew that I had been blessed of
          the Lord.
          
          1 Nephi 3:9
           9 And I, Nephi, and my brethren took our journey in the
          wilderness, with our tents, to go up to the land of Jerusalem.
          
          1 Nephi 3:10
           10 And it came to pass that when we had gone up to the land of
          Jerusalem, I and my brethren did consult one with another.
          
          1 Nephi 3:11
           11 And we cast lots—who of us should go in unto the house of
          Laban. And it came to pass that the lot fell upon Laman; and
          Laman went in unto the house of Laban, and he talked with him as
          he sat in his house.
          
          1 Nephi 3:12
           12 And he desired of Laban the records which were engraven upon
          the plates of brass, which contained the genealogy of my father.
          
          1 Nephi 3:13
           13 And behold, it came to pass that Laban was angry, and thrust
          him out from his presence; and he would not that he should have
          the records. Wherefore, he said unto him: Behold thou art a
          robber, and I will slay thee.
          
          1 Nephi 3:14
           14 But Laman fled out of his presence, and told the things which
          Laban had done, unto us. And we began to be exceedingly
          sorrowful, and my brethren were about to return unto my father in
          the wilderness.
          
          1 Nephi 3:15
           15 But behold I said unto them that: As the Lord liveth, and as
          we live, we will not go down unto our father in the wilderness
          until we have accomplished the thing which the Lord hath
          commanded us.
          
          1 Nephi 3:16
           16 Wherefore, let us be faithful in keeping the commandments of
          the Lord; therefore let us go down to the land of our father's
          inheritance, for behold he left gold and silver, and all manner
          of riches. And all this he hath done because of the commandments
          of the Lord.
          
          1 Nephi 3:17
           17 For he knew that Jerusalem must be destroyed, because of the
          wickedness of the people.
          
          1 Nephi 3:18
           18 For behold, they have rejected the words of the prophets.
          Wherefore, if my father should dwell in the land after he hath
          been commanded to flee out of the land, behold, he would also
          perish. Wherefore, it must needs be that he flee out of the
          land.
          
          1 Nephi 3:19
           19 And behold, it is wisdom in God that we should obtain these
          records, that we may preserve unto our children the language of
          our fathers;
          
          1 Nephi 3:20
           20 And also that we may preserve unto them the words which have
          been spoken by the mouth of all the holy prophets, which have
          been delivered unto them by the Spirit and power of God, since
          the world began, even down unto this present time.
          
          1 Nephi 3:21
           21 And it came to pass that after this manner of language did I
          persuade my brethren, that they might be faithful in keeping the
          commandments of God.
          
          1 Nephi 3:22
           22 And it came to pass that we went down to the land of our
          inheritance, and we did gather together our gold, and our silver,
          and our precious things.
          
          1 Nephi 3:23
           23 And after we had gathered these things together, we went up
          again unto the house of Laban.
          
          1 Nephi 3:24
           24 And it came to pass that we went in unto Laban, and desired
          him that he would give unto us the records which were engraven
          upon the plates of brass, for which we would give unto him our
          gold, and our silver, and all our precious things.
          
          1 Nephi 3:25
           25 And it came to pass that when Laban saw our property, and
          that it was exceedingly great, he did lust after it, insomuch
          that he thrust us out, and sent his servants to slay us, that he
          might obtain our property.
          
          1 Nephi 3:26
           26 And it came to pass that we did flee before the servants of
          Laban, and we were obliged to leave behind our property, and it
          fell into the hands of Laban.
          
          1 Nephi 3:27
           27 And it came to pass that we fled into the wilderness, and the
          servants of Laban did not overtake us, and we hid ourselves in
          the cavity of a rock.
          
          1 Nephi 3:28
           28 And it came to pass that Laman was angry with me, and also
          with my father; and also was Lemuel, for he hearkened unto the
          words of Laman. Wherefore Laman and Lemuel did speak many hard
          words unto us, their younger brothers, and they did smite us even
          with a rod.
          
          1 Nephi 3:29
           29 And it came to pass as they smote us with a rod, behold, an
          angel of the Lord came and stood before them, and he spake unto
          them, saying: Why do ye smite your younger brother with a rod?
          Know ye not that the Lord hath chosen him to be a ruler over you,
          and this because of your iniquities? Behold ye shall go up to
          Jerusalem again, and the Lord will deliver Laban into your hands.
          
          1 Nephi 3:30
           30 And after the angel had spoken unto us, he departed.
          
          1 Nephi 3:31
           31 And after the angel had departed, Laman and Lemuel again
          began to murmur, saying: How is it possible that the Lord will
          deliver Laban into our hands? Behold, he is a mighty man, and he
          can command fifty, yea, even he can slay fifty; then why not us?
          

1 Nephi 4 Chapter 4

          1 Nephi 4:1
           1 And it came to pass that I spake unto my brethren, saying: Let
          us go up again unto Jerusalem, and let us be faithful in keeping
          the commandments of the Lord; for behold he is mightier than all
          the earth, then why not mightier than Laban and his fifty, yea,
          or even than his tens of thousands?
          
          1 Nephi 4:2
           2 Therefore let us go up; let us be strong like unto Moses; for
          he truly spake unto the waters of the Red Sea and they divided
          hither and thither, and our fathers came through, out of
          captivity, on dry ground, and the armies of Pharaoh did follow
          and were drowned in the waters of the Red Sea.
          
          1 Nephi 4:3
           3 Now behold ye know that this is true; and ye also know that an
          angel hath spoken unto you; wherefore can ye doubt? Let us go
          up; the Lord is able to deliver us, even as our fathers, and to
          destroy Laban, even as the Egyptians.
          
          1 Nephi 4:4
           4 Now when I had spoken these words, they were yet wroth, and
          did still continue to murmur; nevertheless they did follow me up
          until we came without the walls of Jerusalem.
          
          1 Nephi 4:5
           5 And it was by night; and I caused that they should hide
          themselves without the walls. And after they had hid themselves,
          I, Nephi, crept into the city and went forth towards the house of
          Laban.
          
          1 Nephi 4:6
           6 And I was led by the Spirit, not knowing beforehand the things
          which I should do.
          
          1 Nephi 4:7
           7 Nevertheless I went forth, and as I came near unto the house
          of Laban I beheld a man, and he had fallen to the earth before
          me, for he was drunken with wine.
          
          1 Nephi 4:8
           8 And when I came to him I found that it was Laban.
          
          1 Nephi 4:9
           9 And I beheld his sword, and I drew it forth from the sheath
          thereof; and the hilt thereof was of pure gold, and the
          workmanship thereof was exceedingly fine, and I saw that the
          blade thereof was of the most precious steel.
          
          1 Nephi 4:10
           10 And it came to pass that I was constrained by the Spirit that
          I should kill Laban; but I said in my heart: Never at any time
          have I shed the blood of man. And I shrunk and would that I
          might not slay him.
          
          1 Nephi 4:11
           11 And the Spirit said unto me again: Behold the Lord hath
          delivered him into thy hands. Yea, and I also knew that he had
          sought to take away mine own life; yea, and he would not hearken
          unto the commandments of the Lord; and he also had taken away our
          property.
          
          1 Nephi 4:12
           12 And it came to pass that the Spirit said unto me again: Slay
          him, for the Lord hath delivered him into thy hands;
          
          1 Nephi 4:13
           13 Behold the Lord slayeth the wicked to bring forth his
          righteous purposes. It is better that one man should perish than
          that a nation should dwindle and perish in unbelief.
          
          1 Nephi 4:14
           14 And now, when I, Nephi, had heard these words, I remembered
          the words of the Lord which he spake unto me in the wilderness,
          saying that: Inasmuch as thy seed shall keep my commandments,
          they shall prosper in the land of promise.
          
          1 Nephi 4:15
           15 Yea, and I also thought that they could not keep the
          commandments of the Lord according to the law of Moses, save they
          should have the law.
          
          1 Nephi 4:16
           16 And I also knew that the law was engraven upon the plates of
          brass.
          
          1 Nephi 4:17
           17 And again, I knew that the Lord had delivered Laban into my
          hands for this cause—that I might obtain the records according
          to his commandments.
          
          1 Nephi 4:18
           18 Therefore I did obey the voice of the Spirit, and took Laban
          by the hair of the head, and I smote off his head with his own
          sword.
          
          1 Nephi 4:19
           19 And after I had smitten off his head with his own sword, I
          took the garments of Laban and put them upon mine own body; yea,
          even every whit; and I did gird on his armor about my loins.
          
          1 Nephi 4:20
           20 And after I had done this, I went forth unto the treasury of
          Laban. And as I went forth towards the treasury of Laban,
          behold, I saw the servant of Laban who had the keys of the
          treasury. And I commanded him in the voice of Laban, that he
          should go with me into the treasury.
          
          1 Nephi 4:21
           21 And he supposed me to be his master, Laban, for he beheld the
          garments and also the sword girded about my loins.
          
          1 Nephi 4:22
           22 And he spake unto me concerning the elders of the Jews, he
          knowing that his master, Laban, had been out by night among them.
          
          1 Nephi 4:23
           23 And I spake unto him as if it had been Laban.
          
          1 Nephi 4:24
           24 And I also spake unto him that I should carry the engravings,
          which were upon the plates of brass, to my elder brethren, who
          were without the walls.
          
          1 Nephi 4:25
           25 And I also bade him that he should follow me.
          
          1 Nephi 4:26
           26 And he, supposing that I spake of the brethren of the church,
          and that I was truly that Laban whom I had slain, wherefore he
          did follow me.
          
          1 Nephi 4:27
           27 And he spake unto me many times concerning the elders of the
          Jews, as I went forth unto my brethren, who were without the
          walls.
          
          1 Nephi 4:28
           28 And it came to pass that when Laman saw me he was exceedingly
          frightened, and also Lemuel and Sam. And they fled from before
          my presence; for they supposed it was Laban, and that he had
          slain me and had sought to take away their lives also.
          
          1 Nephi 4:29
           29 And it came to pass that I called after them, and they did
          hear me; wherefore they did cease to flee from my presence.
          
          1 Nephi 4:30
           30 And it came to pass that when the servant of Laban beheld my
          brethren he began to tremble, and was about to flee from before
          me and return to the city of Jerusalem.
          
          1 Nephi 4:31
           31 And now I, Nephi, being a man large in stature, and also
          having received much strength of the Lord, therefore I did seize
          upon the servant of Laban, and held him, that he should not flee.
          
          1 Nephi 4:32
           32 And it came to pass that I spake with him, that if he would
          hearken unto my words, as the Lord liveth, and as I live, even so
          that if he would hearken unto our words, we would spare his life.
          
          1 Nephi 4:33
           33 And I spake unto him, even with an oath, that he need not
          fear; that he should be a free man like unto us if he would go
          down in the wilderness with us.
          
          1 Nephi 4:34
           34 And I also spake unto him, saying: Surely the Lord hath
          commanded us to do this thing; and shall we not be diligent in
          keeping the commandments of the Lord? Therefore, if thou wilt go
          down into the wilderness to my father thou shalt have place with
          us.
          
          1 Nephi 4:35
           35 And it came to pass that Zoram did take courage at the words
          which I spake. Now Zoram was the name of the servant; and he
          promised that he would go down into the wilderness unto our
          father. Yea, and he also made an oath unto us that he would
          tarry with us from that time forth.
          
          1 Nephi 4:36
           36 Now we were desirous that he should tarry with us for this
          cause, that the Jews might not know concerning our flight into
          the wilderness, lest they should pursue us and destroy us.
          
          1 Nephi 4:37
           37 And it came to pass that when Zoram had made an oath unto us,
          our fears did cease concerning him.
          
          1 Nephi 4:38
           38 And it came to pass that we took the plates of brass and the
          servant of Laban, and departed into the wilderness, and journeyed
          unto the tent of our father.
          

1 Nephi 5 Chapter 5

          1 Nephi 5:1
           1 And it came to pass that after we had come down into the
          wilderness unto our father, behold, he was filled with joy, and
          also my mother, Sariah, was exceedingly glad, for she truly had
          mourned because of us.
          
          1 Nephi 5:2
           2 For she had supposed that we had perished in the wilderness;
          and she also had complained against my father, telling him that
          he was a visionary man; saying: Behold thou hast led us forth
          from the land of our inheritance, and my sons are no more, and we
          perish in the wilderness.
          
          1 Nephi 5:3
           3 And after this manner of language had my mother complained
          against my father.
          
          1 Nephi 5:4
           4 And it had come to pass that my father spake unto her, saying:
          I know that I am a visionary man; for if I had not seen the
          things of God in a vision I should not have known the goodness of
          God, but had tarried at Jerusalem, and had perished with my
          brethren.
          
          1 Nephi 5:5
           5 But behold, I have obtained a land of promise, in the which
          things I do rejoice; yea, and I know that the Lord will deliver
          my sons out of the hands of Laban, and bring them down again unto
          us in the wilderness.
          
          1 Nephi 5:6
           6 And after this manner of language did my father, Lehi, comfort
          my mother, Sariah, concerning us, while we journeyed in the
          wilderness up to the land of Jerusalem, to obtain the record of
          the Jews.
          
          1 Nephi 5:7
           7 And when we had returned to the tent of my father, behold
          their joy was full, and my mother was comforted.
          
          1 Nephi 5:8
           8 And she spake, saying: Now I know of a surety that the Lord
          hath commanded my husband to flee into the wilderness; yea, and I
          also know of a surety that the Lord hath protected my sons, and
          delivered them out of the hands of Laban, and given them power
          whereby they could accomplish the thing which the Lord hath
          commanded them. And after this manner of language did she speak.
          
          1 Nephi 5:9
           9 And it came to pass that they did rejoice exceedingly, and did
          offer sacrifice and burnt offerings unto the Lord; and they gave
          thanks unto the God of Israel.
          
          1 Nephi 5:10
           10 And after they had given thanks unto the God of Israel, my
          father, Lehi, took the records which were engraven upon the
          plates of brass, and he did search them from the beginning.
          
          1 Nephi 5:11
           11 And he beheld that they did contain the five books of Moses,
          which gave an account of the creation of the world, and also of
          Adam and Eve, who were our first parents;
          
          1 Nephi 5:12
           12 And also a record of the Jews from the beginning, even down
          to the commencement of the reign of Zedekiah, king of Judah;
          
          1 Nephi 5:13
           13 And also the prophecies of the holy prophets, from the
          beginning, even down to the commencement of the reign of
          Zedekiah; and also many prophecies which have been spoken by the
          mouth of Jeremiah.
          
          1 Nephi 5:14
           14 And it came to pass that my father, Lehi, also found upon the
          plates of brass a genealogy of his fathers; wherefore he knew
          that he was a descendant of Joseph; yea, even that Joseph who was
          the son of Jacob, who was sold into Egypt, and who was preserved
          by the hand of the Lord, that he might preserve his father,
          Jacob, and all his household from perishing with famine.
          
          1 Nephi 5:15
           15 And they were also led out of captivity and out of the land
          of Egypt, by that same God who had preserved them.
          
          1 Nephi 5:16
           16 And thus my father, Lehi, did discover the genealogy of his
          fathers. And Laban also was a descendant of Joseph, wherefore he
          and his fathers had kept the records.
          
          1 Nephi 5:17
           17 And now when my father saw all these things, he was filled
          with the Spirit, and began to prophesy concerning his seed—
          
          1 Nephi 5:18
           18 That these plates of brass should go forth unto all nations,
          kindreds, tongues, and people who were of his seed.
          
          1 Nephi 5:19
           19 Wherefore, he said that these plates of brass should never
          perish; neither should they be dimmed any more by time. And he
          prophesied many things concerning his seed.
          
          1 Nephi 5:20
           20 And it came to pass that thus far I and my father had kept
          the commandments wherewith the Lord had commanded us.
          
          1 Nephi 5:21
           21 And we had obtained the records which the Lord had commanded
          us, and searched them and found that they were desirable; yea,
          even of great worth unto us, insomuch that we could preserve the
          commandments of the Lord unto our children.
          
          1 Nephi 5:22
           22 Wherefore, it was wisdom in the Lord that we should carry
          them with us, as we journeyed in the wilderness towards the land
          of promise.
          

1 Nephi 6 Chapter 6

          1 Nephi 6:1
           1 And now I, Nephi, do not give the genealogy of my fathers in
          this part of my record; neither at any time shall I give it after
          upon these plates which I am writing; for it is given in the
          record which has been kept by my father; wherefore, I do not
          write it in this work.
          
          1 Nephi 6:2
           2 For it sufficeth me to say that we are descendants of Joseph.
          
          1 Nephi 6:3
           3 And it mattereth not to me that I am particular to give a full
          account of all the things of my father, for they cannot be
          written upon these plates, for I desire the room that I may write
          of the things of God.
          
          1 Nephi 6:4
           4 For the fulness of mine intent is that I may persuade men to
          come unto the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God
          of Jacob, and be saved.
          
          1 Nephi 6:5
           5 Wherefore, the things which are pleasing unto the world I do
          not write, but the things which are pleasing unto God and unto
          those who are not of the world.
          
          1 Nephi 6:6
           6 Wherefore, I shall give commandment unto my seed, that they
          shall not occupy these plates with things which are not of worth
          unto the children of men.
          

1 Nephi 7 Chapter 7

          1 Nephi 7:1
           1 And now I would that ye might know, that after my father,
          Lehi, had made an end of prophesying concerning his seed, it came
          to pass that the Lord spake unto him again, saying that it was
          not meet for him, Lehi, that he should take his family into the
          wilderness alone; but that his sons should take daughters to
          wife, that they might raise up seed unto the Lord in the land of
          promise.
          
          1 Nephi 7:2
           2 And it came to pass that the Lord commanded him that I, Nephi,
          and my brethren, should again return unto the land of Jerusalem,
          and bring down Ishmael and his family into the wilderness.
          
          1 Nephi 7:3
           3 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, did again, with my
          brethren, go forth into the wilderness to go up to Jerusalem.
          
          1 Nephi 7:4
           4 And it came to pass that we went up unto the house of Ishmael,
          and we did gain favor in the sight of Ishmael, insomuch that we
          did speak unto him the words of the Lord.
          
          1 Nephi 7:5
           5 And it came to pass that the Lord did soften the heart of
          Ishmael, and also his household, insomuch that they took their
          journey with us down into the wilderness to the tent of our
          father.
          
          1 Nephi 7:6
           6 And it came to pass that as we journeyed in the wilderness,
          behold Laman and Lemuel, and two of the daughters of Ishmael, and
          the two sons of Ishmael and their families, did rebel against us;
          yea, against me, Nephi, and Sam, and their father, Ishmael, and
          his wife, and his three other daughters.
          
          1 Nephi 7:7
           7 And it came to pass in the which rebellion, they were desirous
          to return unto the land of Jerusalem.
          
          1 Nephi 7:8
           8 And now I, Nephi, being grieved for the hardness of their
          hearts, therefore I spake unto them, saying, yea, even unto Laman
          and unto Lemuel: Behold ye are mine elder brethren, and how is it
          that ye are so hard in your hearts, and so blind in your minds,
          that ye have need that I, your younger brother, should speak unto
          you, yea, and set an example for you?
          
          1 Nephi 7:9
           9 How is it that ye have not hearkened unto the word of the
          Lord?
          
          1 Nephi 7:10
           10 How is it that ye have forgotten that ye have seen an angel
          of the Lord?
          
          1 Nephi 7:11
           11 Yea, and how is it that ye have forgotten what great things
          the Lord hath done for us, in delivering us out of the hands of
          Laban, and also that we should obtain the record?
          
          1 Nephi 7:12
           12 Yea, and how is it that ye have forgotten that the Lord is
          able to do all things according to his will, for the children of
          men, if it so be that they exercise faith in him? Wherefore, let
          us be faithful to him.
          
          1 Nephi 7:13
           13 And if it so be that we are faithful to him, we shall obtain
          the land of promise; and ye shall know at some future period that
          the word of the Lord shall be fulfilled concerning the
          destruction of Jerusalem; for all things which the Lord hath
          spoken concerning the destruction of Jerusalem must be fulfilled.
          
          1 Nephi 7:14
           14 For behold, the Spirit of the Lord ceaseth soon to strive
          with them; for behold, they have rejected the prophets, and
          Jeremiah have they cast into prison. And they have sought to
          take away the life of my father, insomuch that they have driven
          him out of the land.
          
          1 Nephi 7:15
           15 Now behold, I say unto you that if ye will return unto
          Jerusalem ye shall also perish with them. And now, if ye have
          choice, go up to the land, and remember the words which I speak
          unto you, that if ye go ye will also perish; for thus the Spirit
          of the Lord constraineth me that I should speak.
          
          1 Nephi 7:16
           16 And it came to pass that when I, Nephi, had spoken these
          words unto my brethren, they were angry with me. And it came to
          pass that they did lay their hands upon me, for behold, they were
          exceedingly wroth, and they did bind me with cords, for they
          sought to take away my life, that they might leave me in the
          wilderness to be devoured by wild beasts.
          
          1 Nephi 7:17
           17 But it came to pass that I prayed unto the Lord, saying: O
          Lord, according to my faith which is in thee, wilt thou deliver
          me from the hands of my brethren; yea, even give me strength that
          I may burst these bands with which I am bound.
          
          1 Nephi 7:18
           18 And it came to pass that when I had said these words, behold,
          the bands were loosed from off my hands and feet, and I stood
          before my brethren, and I spake unto them again.
          
          1 Nephi 7:19
           19 And it came to pass that they were angry with me again, and
          sought to lay hands upon me; but behold, one of the daughters of
          Ishmael, yea, and also her mother, and one of the sons of
          Ishmael, did plead with my brethren, insomuch that they did
          soften their hearts; and they did cease striving to take away my
          life.
          
          1 Nephi 7:20
           20 And it came to pass that they were sorrowful, because of
          their wickedness, insomuch that they did bow down before me, and
          did plead with me that I would forgive them of the thing that
          they had done against me.
          
          1 Nephi 7:21
           21 And it came to pass that I did frankly forgive them all that
          they had done, and I did exhort them that they would pray unto
          the Lord their God for forgiveness. And it came to pass that
          they did so. And after they had done praying unto the Lord we
          did again travel on our journey towards the tent of our father.
          
          1 Nephi 7:22
           22 And it came to pass that we did come down unto the tent of
          our father. And after I and my brethren and all the house of
          Ishmael had come down unto the tent of my father, they did give
          thanks unto the Lord their God; and they did offer sacrifice and
          burnt offerings unto him.
          

1 Nephi 8 Chapter 8

          1 Nephi 8:1
           1 And it came to pass that we had gathered together all manner
          of seeds of every kind, both of grain of every kind, and also of
          the seeds of fruit of every kind.
          
          1 Nephi 8:2
           2 And it came to pass that while my father tarried in the
          wilderness he spake unto us, saying: Behold, I have dreamed a
          dream; or, in other words, I have seen a vision.
          
          1 Nephi 8:3
           3 And behold, because of the thing which I have seen, I have
          reason to rejoice in the Lord because of Nephi and also of Sam;
          for I have reason to suppose that they, and also many of their
          seed, will be saved.
          
          1 Nephi 8:4
           4 But behold, Laman and Lemuel, I fear exceedingly because of
          you; for behold, methought I saw in my dream, a dark and dreary
          wilderness.
          
          1 Nephi 8:5
           5 And it came to pass that I saw a man, and he was dressed in a
          white robe; and he came and stood before me.
          
          1 Nephi 8:6
           6 And it came to pass that he spake unto me, and bade me follow
          him.
          
          1 Nephi 8:7
           7 And it came to pass that as I followed him I beheld myself
          that I was in a dark and dreary waste.
          
          1 Nephi 8:8
           8 And after I had traveled for the space of many hours in
          darkness, I began to pray unto the Lord that he would have mercy
          on me, according to the multitude of his tender mercies.
          
          1 Nephi 8:9
           9 And it came to pass after I had prayed unto the Lord I beheld
          a large and spacious field.
          
          1 Nephi 8:10
           10 And it came to pass that I beheld a tree, whose fruit was
          desirable to make one happy.
          
          1 Nephi 8:11
           11 And it came to pass that I did go forth and partake of the
          fruit thereof; and I beheld that it was most sweet, above all
          that I ever before tasted. Yea, and I beheld that the fruit
          thereof was white, to exceed all the whiteness that I had ever
          seen.
          
          1 Nephi 8:12
           12 And as I partook of the fruit thereof it filled my soul with
          exceedingly great joy; wherefore, I began to be desirous that my
          family should partake of it also; for I knew that it was
          desirable above all other fruit.
          
          1 Nephi 8:13
           13 And as I cast my eyes round about, that perhaps I might
          discover my family also, I beheld a river of water; and it ran
          along, and it was near the tree of which I was partaking the
          fruit.
          
          1 Nephi 8:14
           14 And I looked to behold from whence it came; and I saw the
          head thereof a little way off; and at the head thereof I beheld
          your mother Sariah, and Sam, and Nephi; and they stood as if they
          knew not whither they should go.
          
          1 Nephi 8:15
           15 And it came to pass that I beckoned unto them; and I also did
          say unto them with a loud voice that they should come unto me,
          and partake of the fruit, which was desirable above all other
          fruit.
          
          1 Nephi 8:16
           16 And it came to pass that they did come unto me and partake of
          the fruit also.
          
          1 Nephi 8:17
           17 And it came to pass that I was desirous that Laman and Lemuel
          should come and partake of the fruit also; wherefore, I cast mine
          eyes towards the head of the river, that perhaps I might see
          them.
          
          1 Nephi 8:18
           18 And it came to pass that I saw them, but they would not come
          unto me and partake of the fruit.
          
          1 Nephi 8:19
           19 And I beheld a rod of iron, and it extended along the bank of
          the river, and led to the tree by which I stood.
          
          1 Nephi 8:20
           20 And I also beheld a strait and narrow path, which came along
          by the rod of iron, even to the tree by which I stood; and it
          also led by the head of the fountain, unto a large and spacious
          field, as if it had been a world.
          
          1 Nephi 8:21
           21 And I saw numberless concourses of people, many of whom were
          pressing forward, that they might obtain the path which led unto
          the tree by which I stood.
          
          1 Nephi 8:22
           22 And it came to pass that they did come forth, and commence in
          the path which led to the tree.
          
          1 Nephi 8:23
           23 And it came to pass that there arose a mist of darkness; yea,
          even an exceedingly great mist of darkness, insomuch that they
          who had commenced in the path did lose their way, that they
          wandered off and were lost.
          
          1 Nephi 8:24
           24 And it came to pass that I beheld others pressing forward,
          and they came forth and caught hold of the end of the rod of
          iron; and they did press forward through the mist of darkness,
          clinging to the rod of iron, even until they did come forth and
          partake of the fruit of the tree.
          
          1 Nephi 8:25
           25 And after they had partaken of the fruit of the tree they did
          cast their eyes about as if they were ashamed.
          
          1 Nephi 8:26
           26 And I also cast my eyes round about, and beheld, on the other
          side of the river of water, a great and spacious building; and it
          stood as it were in the air, high above the earth.
          
          1 Nephi 8:27
           27 And it was filled with people, both old and young, both male
          and female; and their manner of dress was exceedingly fine; and
          they were in the attitude of mocking and pointing their fingers
          towards those who had come at and were partaking of the fruit.
          
          1 Nephi 8:28
           28 And after they had tasted of the fruit they were ashamed,
          because of those that were scoffing at them; and they fell away
          into forbidden paths and were lost.
          
          1 Nephi 8:29
           29 And now I, Nephi, do not speak all the words of my father.
          
          1 Nephi 8:30
           30 But, to be short in writing, behold, he saw other multitudes
          pressing forward; and they came and caught hold of the end of the
          rod of iron; and they did press their way forward, continually
          holding fast to the rod of iron, until they came forth and fell
          down and partook of the fruit of the tree.
          
          1 Nephi 8:31
           31 And he also saw other multitudes feeling their way towards
          that great and spacious building.
          
          1 Nephi 8:32
           32 And it came to pass that many were drowned in the depths of
          the fountain; and many were lost from his view, wandering in
          strange roads.
          
          1 Nephi 8:33
           33 And great was the multitude that did enter into that strange
          building. And after they did enter into that building they did
          point the finger of scorn at me and those that were partaking of
          the fruit also; but we heeded them not.
          
          1 Nephi 8:34
           34 These are the words of my father: For as many as heeded them,
          had fallen away.
          
          1 Nephi 8:35
           35 And Laman and Lemuel partook not of the fruit, said my
          father.
          
          1 Nephi 8:36
           36 And it came to pass after my father had spoken all the words
          of his dream or vision, which were many, he said unto us, because
          of these things which he saw in a vision, he exceedingly feared
          for Laman and Lemuel; yea, he feared lest they should be cast off
          from the presence of the Lord.
          
          1 Nephi 8:37
           37 And he did exhort them then with all the feeling of a tender
          parent, that they would hearken to his words, that perhaps the
          Lord would be merciful to them, and not cast them off; yea, my
          father did preach unto them.
          
          1 Nephi 8:38
           38 And after he had preached unto them, and also prophesied unto
          them of many things, he bade them to keep the commandments of the
          Lord; and he did cease speaking unto them.
          

1 Nephi 9 Chapter 9

          1 Nephi 9:1
           1 And all these things did my father see, and hear, and speak,
          as he dwelt in a tent, in the valley of Lemuel, and also a great
          many more things, which cannot be written upon these plates.
          
          1 Nephi 9:2
           2 And now, as I have spoken concerning these plates, behold they
          are not the plates upon which I make a full account of the
          history of my people; for the plates upon which I make a full
          account of my people I have given the name of Nephi; wherefore,
          they are called the plates of Nephi, after mine own name; and
          these plates also are called the plates of Nephi.
          
          1 Nephi 9:3
           3 Nevertheless, I have received a commandment of the Lord that I
          should make these plates, for the special purpose that there
          should be an account engraven of the ministry of my people.
          
          1 Nephi 9:4
           4 Upon the other plates should be engraven an account of the
          reign of the kings, and the wars and contentions of my people;
          wherefore these plates are for the more part of the ministry; and
          the other plates are for the more part of the reign of the kings
          and the wars and contentions of my people.
          
          1 Nephi 9:5
           5 Wherefore, the Lord hath commanded me to make these plates for
          a wise purpose in him, which purpose I know not.
          
          1 Nephi 9:6
           6 But the Lord knoweth all things from the beginning; wherefore,
          he prepareth a way to accomplish all his works among the children
          of men; for behold, he hath all power unto the fulfilling of all
          his words. And thus it is. Amen.
          

1 Nephi 10 Chapter 10

          1 Nephi 10:1
           1 And now I, Nephi, proceed to give an account upon these plates
          of my proceedings, and my reign and ministry; wherefore, to
          proceed with mine account, I must speak somewhat of the things of
          my father, and also of my brethren.
          
          1 Nephi 10:2
           2 For behold, it came to pass after my father had made an end of
          speaking the words of his dream, and also of exhorting them to
          all diligence, he spake unto them concerning the Jews—
          
          1 Nephi 10:3
           3 That after they should be destroyed, even that great city
          Jerusalem, and many be carried away captive into Babylon,
          according to the own due time of the Lord, they should return
          again, yea, even be brought back out of captivity; and after they
          should be brought back out of captivity they should possess again
          the land of their inheritance.
          
          1 Nephi 10:4
           4 Yea, even six hundred years from the time that my father left
          Jerusalem, a prophet would the Lord God raise up among the
          Jews—even a Messiah, or, in other words, a Savior of the world.
          
          1 Nephi 10:5
           5 And he also spake concerning the prophets, how great a number
          had testified of these things, concerning this Messiah, of whom
          he had spoken, or this Redeemer of the world.
          
          1 Nephi 10:6
           6 Wherefore, all mankind were in a lost and in a fallen state,
          and ever would be save they should rely on this Redeemer.
          
          1 Nephi 10:7
           7 And he spake also concerning a prophet who should come before
          the Messiah, to prepare the way of the Lord—
          
          1 Nephi 10:8
           8 Yea, even he should go forth and cry in the wilderness:
          Prepare ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths straight; for
          there standeth one among you whom ye know not; and he is mightier
          than I, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose. And
          much spake my father concerning this thing.
          
          1 Nephi 10:9
           9 And my father said he should baptize in Bethabara, beyond
          Jordan; and he also said he should baptize with water; even that
          he should baptize the Messiah with water.
          
          1 Nephi 10:10
           10 And after he had baptized the Messiah with water, he should
          behold and bear record that he had baptized the Lamb of God, who
          should take away the sins of the world.
          
          1 Nephi 10:11
           11 And it came to pass after my father had spoken these words he
          spake unto my brethren concerning the gospel which should be
          preached among the Jews, and also concerning the dwindling of the
          Jews in unbelief. And after they had slain the Messiah, who
          should come, and after he had been slain he should rise from the
          dead, and should make himself manifest, by the Holy Ghost, unto
          the Gentiles.
          
          1 Nephi 10:12
           12 Yea, even my father spake much concerning the Gentiles, and
          also concerning the house of Israel, that they should be compared
          like unto an olive-tree, whose branches should be broken off and
          should be scattered upon all the face of the earth.
          
          1 Nephi 10:13
           13 Wherefore, he said it must needs be that we should be led
          with one accord into the land of promise, unto the fulfilling of
          the word of the Lord, that we should be scattered upon all the
          face of the earth.
          
          1 Nephi 10:14
           14 And after the house of Israel should be scattered they should
          be gathered together again; or, in fine, after the Gentiles had
          received the fulness of the Gospel, the natural branches of the
          olive-tree, or the remnants of the house of Israel, should be
          grafted in, or come to the knowledge of the true Messiah, their
          Lord and their Redeemer.
          
          1 Nephi 10:15
           15 And after this manner of language did my father prophesy and
          speak unto my brethren, and also many more things which I do not
          write in this book; for I have written as many of them as were
          expedient for me in mine other book.
          
          1 Nephi 10:16
           16 And all these things, of which I have spoken, were done as my
          father dwelt in a tent, in the valley of Lemuel.
          
          1 Nephi 10:17
           17 And it came to pass after I, Nephi, having heard all the
          words of my father, concerning the things which he saw in a
          vision, and also the things which he spake by the power of the
          Holy Ghost, which power he received by faith on the Son of
          God—and the Son of God was the Messiah who should come—I,
          Nephi, was desirous also that I might see, and hear, and know of
          these things, by the power of the Holy Ghost, which is the gift
          of God unto all those who diligently seek him, as well in times
          of old as in the time that he should manifest himself unto the
          children of men.
          
          1 Nephi 10:18
           18 For he is the same yesterday, to-day, and forever; and the
          way is prepared for all men from the foundation of the world, if
          it so be that they repent and come unto him.
          
          1 Nephi 10:19
           19 For he that diligently seeketh shall find; and the mysteries
          of God shall be unfolded unto them, by the power of the Holy
          Ghost, as well in these times as in times of old, and as well in
          times of old as in times to come; wherefore, the course of the
          Lord is one eternal round.
          
          1 Nephi 10:20
           20 Therefore remember, O man, for all thy doings thou shalt be
          brought into judgment.
          
          1 Nephi 10:21
           21 Wherefore, if ye have sought to do wickedly in the days of
          your probation, then ye are found unclean before the
          judgment-seat of God; and no unclean thing can dwell with God;
          wherefore, ye must be cast off forever.
          
          1 Nephi 10:22
           22 And the Holy Ghost giveth authority that I should speak these
          things, and deny them not.
          

1 Nephi 11 Chapter 11

          1 Nephi 11:1
           1 For it came to pass after I had desired to know the things
          that my father had seen, and believing that the Lord was able to
          make them known unto me, as I sat pondering in mine heart I was
          caught away in the Spirit of the Lord, yea, into an exceedingly
          high mountain, which I never had before seen, and upon which I
          never had before set my foot.
          
          1 Nephi 11:2
           2 And the Spirit said unto me: Behold, what desirest thou?
          
          1 Nephi 11:3
           3 And I said: I desire to behold the things which my father saw.
          
          1 Nephi 11:4
           4 And the Spirit said unto me: Believest thou that thy father
          saw the tree of which he hath spoken?
          
          1 Nephi 11:5
           5 And I said: Yea, thou knowest that I believe all the words of
          my father.
          
          1 Nephi 11:6
           6 And when I had spoken these words, the Spirit cried with a
          loud voice, saying: Hosanna to the Lord, the most high God; for
          he is God over all the earth, yea, even above all. And blessed
          art thou, Nephi, because thou believest in the Son of the most
          high God; wherefore, thou shalt behold the things which thou hast
          desired.
          
          1 Nephi 11:7
           7 And behold this thing shall be given unto thee for a sign,
          that after thou hast beheld the tree which bore the fruit which
          thy father tasted, thou shalt also behold a man descending out of
          heaven, and him shall ye witness; and after ye have witnessed him
          ye shall bear record that it is the Son of God.
          
          1 Nephi 11:8
           8 And it came to pass that the Spirit said unto me: Look! And I
          looked and beheld a tree; and it was like unto the tree which my
          father had seen; and the beauty thereof was far beyond, yea,
          exceeding of all beauty; and the whiteness thereof did exceed the
          whiteness of the driven snow.
          
          1 Nephi 11:9
           9 And it came to pass after I had seen the tree, I said unto the
          Spirit: I behold thou hast shown unto me the tree which is
          precious above all.
          
          1 Nephi 11:10
           10 And he said unto me: What desirest thou?
          
          1 Nephi 11:11
           11 And I said unto him: To know the interpretation thereof—for
          I spake unto him as a man speaketh; for I beheld that he was in
          the form of a man; yet nevertheless, I knew that it was the
          Spirit of the Lord; and he spake unto me as a man speaketh with
          another.
          
          1 Nephi 11:12
           12 And it came to pass that he said unto me: Look! And I looked
          as if to look upon him, and I saw him not; for he had gone from
          before my presence.
          
          1 Nephi 11:13
           13 And it came to pass that I looked and beheld the great city
          of Jerusalem, and also other cities. And I beheld the city of
          Nazareth; and in the city of Nazareth I beheld a virgin, and she
          was exceedingly fair and white.
          
          1 Nephi 11:14
           14 And it came to pass that I saw the heavens open; and an angel
          came down and stood before me; and he said unto me: Nephi, what
          beholdest thou?
          
          1 Nephi 11:15
           15 And I said unto him: A virgin, most beautiful and fair above
          all other virgins.
          
          1 Nephi 11:16
           16 And he said unto me: Knowest thou the condescension of God?
          
          1 Nephi 11:17
           17 And I said unto him: I know that he loveth his children;
          nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things.
          
          1 Nephi 11:18
           18 And he said unto me: Behold, the virgin whom thou seest is
          the mother of the Son of God, after the manner of the flesh.
          
          1 Nephi 11:19
           19 And it came to pass that I beheld that she was carried away
          in the Spirit; and after she had been carried away in the Spirit
          for the space of a time the angel spake unto me, saying: Look!
          
          1 Nephi 11:20
           20 And I looked and beheld the virgin again, bearing a child in
          her arms.
          
          1 Nephi 11:21
           21 And the angel said unto me: Behold the Lamb of God, yea, even
          the Son of the Eternal Father! Knowest thou the meaning of the
          tree which thy father saw?
          
          1 Nephi 11:22
           22 And I answered him, saying: Yea, it is the love of God, which
          sheddeth itself abroad in the hearts of the children of men;
          wherefore, it is the most desirable above all things.
          
          1 Nephi 11:23
           23 And he spake unto me, saying: Yea, and the most joyous to the
          soul.
          
          1 Nephi 11:24
           24 And after he had said these words, he said unto me: Look!
          And I looked, and I beheld the Son of God going forth among the
          children of men; and I saw many fall down at his feet and worship
          him.
          
          1 Nephi 11:25
           25 And it came to pass that I beheld that the rod of iron, which
          my father had seen, was the word of God, which led to the
          fountain of living waters, or to the tree of life; which waters
          are a representation of the love of God; and I also beheld that
          the tree of life was a representation of the love of God.
          
          1 Nephi 11:26
           26 And the angel said unto me again: Look and behold the
          condescension of God!
          
          1 Nephi 11:27
           27 And I looked and beheld the Redeemer of the world, of whom my
          father had spoken; and I also beheld the prophet who should
          prepare the way before him. And the Lamb of God went forth and
          was baptized of him; and after he was baptized, I beheld the
          heavens open, and the Holy Ghost come down out of heaven and
          abide upon him in the form of a dove.
          
          1 Nephi 11:28
           28 And I beheld that he went forth ministering unto the people,
          in power and great glory; and the multitudes were gathered
          together to hear him; and I beheld that they cast him out from
          among them.
          
          1 Nephi 11:29
           29 And I also beheld twelve others following him. And it came
          to pass that they were carried away in the Spirit from before my
          face, and I saw them not.
          
          1 Nephi 11:30
           30 And it came to pass that the angel spake unto me again,
          saying: Look! And I looked, and I beheld the heavens open again,
          and I saw angels descending upon the children of men; and they
          did minister unto them.
          
          1 Nephi 11:31
           31 And he spake unto me again, saying: Look! And I looked, and
          I beheld the Lamb of God going forth among the children of men.
          And I beheld multitudes of people who were sick, and who were
          afflicted with all manner of diseases, and with devils and
          unclean spirits; and the angel spake and showed all these things
          unto me. And they were healed by the power of the Lamb of God;
          and the devils and the unclean spirits were cast out.
          
          1 Nephi 11:32
           32 And it came to pass that the angel spake unto me again,
          saying: Look! And I looked and beheld the Lamb of God, that he
          was taken by the people; yea, the Son of the everlasting God was
          judged of the world; and I saw and bear record.
          
          1 Nephi 11:33
           33 And I, Nephi, saw that he was lifted up upon the cross and
          slain for the sins of the world.
          
          1 Nephi 11:34
           34 And after he was slain I saw the multitudes of the earth,
          that they were gathered together to fight against the apostles of
          the Lamb; for thus were the twelve called by the angel of the
          Lord.
          
          1 Nephi 11:35
           35 And the multitude of the earth was gathered together; and I
          beheld that they were in a large and spacious building, like unto
          the building which my father saw. And the angel of the Lord
          spake unto me again, saying: Behold the world and the wisdom
          thereof; yea, behold the house of Israel hath gathered together
          to fight against the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
          
          1 Nephi 11:36
           36 And it came to pass that I saw and bear record, that the
          great and spacious building was the pride of the world; and it
          fell, and the fall thereof was exceedingly great. And the angel
          of the Lord spake unto me again, saying: Thus shall be the
          destruction of all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, that
          shall fight against the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
          

1 Nephi 12 Chapter 12

          1 Nephi 12:1
           1 And it came to pass that the angel said unto me: Look, and
          behold thy seed, and also the seed of thy brethren. And I looked
          and beheld the land of promise; and I beheld multitudes of
          people, yea, even as it were in number as many as the sand of the
          sea.
          
          1 Nephi 12:2
           2 And it came to pass that I beheld multitudes gathered together
          to battle, one against the other; and I beheld wars, and rumors
          of wars, and great slaughters with the sword among my people.
          
          1 Nephi 12:3
           3 And it came to pass that I beheld many generations pass away,
          after the manner of wars and contentions in the land; and I
          beheld many cities, yea, even that I did not number them.
          
          1 Nephi 12:4
           4 And it came to pass that I saw a mist of darkness on the face
          of the land of promise; and I saw lightnings, and I heard
          thunderings, and earthquakes, and all manner of tumultuous
          noises; and I saw the earth and the rocks, that they rent; and I
          saw mountains tumbling into pieces; and I saw the plains of the
          earth, that they were broken up; and I saw many cities that they
          were sunk; and I saw many that they were burned with fire; and I
          saw many that did tumble to the earth, because of the quaking
          thereof.
          
          1 Nephi 12:5
           5 And it came to pass after I saw these things, I saw the vapor
          of darkness, that it passed from off the face of the earth; and
          behold, I saw multitudes who had not fallen because of the great
          and terrible judgments of the Lord.
          
          1 Nephi 12:6
           6 And I saw the heavens open, and the Lamb of God descending out
          of heaven; and he came down and showed himself unto them.
          
          1 Nephi 12:7
           7 And I also saw and bear record that the Holy Ghost fell upon
          twelve others; and they were ordained of God, and chosen.
          
          1 Nephi 12:8
           8 And the angel spake unto me, saying: Behold the twelve
          disciples of the Lamb, who are chosen to minister unto thy seed.
          
          1 Nephi 12:9
           9 And he said unto me: Thou rememberest the twelve apostles of
          the Lamb? Behold they are they who shall judge the twelve tribes
          of Israel; wherefore, the twelve ministers of thy seed shall be
          judged of them; for ye are of the house of Israel.
          
          1 Nephi 12:10
           10 And these twelve ministers whom thou beholdest shall judge
          thy seed. And, behold, they are righteous forever; for because
          of their faith in the Lamb of God their garments are made white
          in his blood.
          
          1 Nephi 12:11
           11 And the angel said unto me: Look! And I looked, and beheld
          three generations pass away in righteousness; and their garments
          were white even like unto the Lamb of God. And the angel said
          unto me: These are made white in the blood of the Lamb, because
          of their faith in him.
          
          1 Nephi 12:12
           12 And I, Nephi, also saw many of the fourth generation who
          passed away in righteousness.
          
          1 Nephi 12:13
           13 And it came to pass that I saw the multitudes of the earth
          gathered together.
          
          1 Nephi 12:14
           14 And the angel said unto me: Behold thy seed, and also the
          seed of thy brethren.
          
          1 Nephi 12:15
           15 And it came to pass that I looked and beheld the people of my
          seed gathered together in multitudes against the seed of my
          brethren; and they were gathered together to battle.
          
          1 Nephi 12:16
           16 And the angel spake unto me, saying: Behold the fountain of
          filthy water which thy father saw; yea, even the river of which
          he spake; and the depths thereof are the depths of hell.
          
          1 Nephi 12:17
           17 And the mists of darkness are the temptations of the devil,
          which blindeth the eyes, and hardeneth the hearts of the children
          of men, and leadeth them away into broad roads, that they perish
          and are lost.
          
          1 Nephi 12:18
           18 And the large and spacious building, which thy father saw, is
          vain imaginations and the pride of the children of men. And a
          great and a terrible gulf divideth them; yea, even the word of
          the justice of the Eternal God, and the Messiah who is the Lamb
          of God, of whom the Holy Ghost beareth record, from the beginning
          of the world until this time, and from this time henceforth and
          forever.
          
          1 Nephi 12:19
           19 And while the angel spake these words, I beheld and saw that
          the seed of my brethren did contend against my seed, according to
          the word of the angel; and because of the pride of my seed, and
          the temptations of the devil, I beheld that the seed of my
          brethren did overpower the people of my seed.
          
          1 Nephi 12:20
           20 And it came to pass that I beheld, and saw the people of the
          seed of my brethren that they had overcome my seed; and they went
          forth in multitudes upon the face of the land.
          
          1 Nephi 12:21
           21 And I saw them gathered together in multitudes; and I saw
          wars and rumors of wars among them; and in wars and rumors of
          wars I saw many generations pass away.
          
          1 Nephi 12:22
           22 And the angel said unto me: Behold these shall dwindle in
          unbelief.
          
          1 Nephi 12:23
           23 And it came to pass that I beheld, after they had dwindled in
          unbelief they became a dark, and loathsome, and a filthy people,
          full of idleness and all manner of abominations.
          

1 Nephi 13 Chapter 13

          1 Nephi 13:1
           1 And it came to pass that the angel spake unto me, saying:
          Look! And I looked and beheld many nations and kingdoms.
          
          1 Nephi 13:2
           2 And the angel said unto me: What beholdest thou? And I said:
          I behold many nations and kingdoms.
          
          1 Nephi 13:3
           3 And he said unto me: These are the nations and kingdoms of the
          Gentiles.
          
          1 Nephi 13:4
           4 And it came to pass that I saw among the nations of the
          Gentiles the formation of a great church.
          
          1 Nephi 13:5
           5 And the angel said unto me: Behold the formation of a church
          which is most abominable above all other churches, which slayeth
          the saints of God, yea, and tortureth them and bindeth them down,
          and yoketh them with a yoke of iron, and bringeth them down into
          captivity.
          
          1 Nephi 13:6
           6 And it came to pass that I beheld this great and abominable
          church; and I saw the devil that he was the founder of it.
          
          1 Nephi 13:7
           7 And I also saw gold, and silver, and silks, and scarlets, and
          fine-twined linen, and all manner of precious clothing; and I saw
          many harlots.
          
          1 Nephi 13:8
           8 And the angel spake unto me, saying: Behold the gold, and the
          silver, and the silks, and the scarlets, and the fine-twined
          linen, and the precious clothing, and the harlots, are the
          desires of this great and abominable church.
          
          1 Nephi 13:9
           9 And also for the praise of the world do they destroy the
          saints of God, and bring them down into captivity.
          
          1 Nephi 13:10
           10 And it came to pass that I looked and beheld many waters; and
          they divided the Gentiles from the seed of my brethren.
          
          1 Nephi 13:11
           11 And it came to pass that the angel said unto me: Behold the
          wrath of God is upon the seed of thy brethren.
          
          1 Nephi 13:12
           12 And I looked and beheld a man among the Gentiles, who was
          separated from the seed of my brethren by the many waters; and I
          beheld the Spirit of God, that it came down and wrought upon the
          man; and he went forth upon the many waters, even unto the seed
          of my brethren, who were in the promised land.
          
          1 Nephi 13:13
           13 And it came to pass that I beheld the Spirit of God, that it
          wrought upon other Gentiles; and they went forth out of
          captivity, upon the many waters.
          
          1 Nephi 13:14
           14 And it came to pass that I beheld many multitudes of the
          Gentiles upon the land of promise; and I beheld the wrath of God,
          that it was upon the seed of my brethren; and they were scattered
          before the Gentiles and were smitten.
          
          1 Nephi 13:15
           15 And I beheld the Spirit of the Lord, that it was upon the
          Gentiles, and they did prosper and obtain the land for their
          inheritance; and I beheld that they were white, and exceedingly
          fair and beautiful, like unto my people before they were slain.
          
          1 Nephi 13:16
           16 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, beheld that the Gentiles
          who had gone forth out of captivity did humble themselves before
          the Lord; and the power of the Lord was with them.
          
          1 Nephi 13:17
           17 And I beheld that their mother Gentiles were gathered
          together upon the waters, and upon the land also, to battle
          against them.
          
          1 Nephi 13:18
           18 And I beheld that the power of God was with them, and also
          that the wrath of God was upon all those that were gathered
          together against them to battle.
          
          1 Nephi 13:19
           19 And I, Nephi, beheld that the Gentiles that had gone out of
          captivity were delivered by the power of God out of the hands of
          all other nations.
          
          1 Nephi 13:20
           20 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, beheld that they did
          prosper in the land; and I beheld a book, and it was carried
          forth among them.
          
          1 Nephi 13:21
           21 And the angel said unto me: Knowest thou the meaning of the
          book?
          
          1 Nephi 13:22
           22 And I said unto him: I know not.
          
          1 Nephi 13:23
           23 And he said: Behold it proceedeth out of the mouth of a Jew.
          And I, Nephi, beheld it; and he said unto me: The book that thou
          beholdest is a record of the Jews, which contains the covenants
          of the Lord, which he hath made unto the house of Israel; and it
          also containeth many of the prophecies of the holy prophets; and
          it is a record like unto the engravings which are upon the plates
          of brass, save there are not so many; nevertheless, they contain
          the covenants of the Lord, which he hath made unto the house of
          Israel; wherefore, they are of great worth unto the Gentiles.
          
          1 Nephi 13:24
           24 And the angel of the Lord said unto me: Thou hast beheld that
          the book proceeded forth from the mouth of a Jew; and when it
          proceeded forth from the mouth of a Jew it contained the fulness
          of the gospel of the Lord, of whom the twelve apostles bear
          record; and they bear record according to the truth which is in
          the Lamb of God.
          
          1 Nephi 13:25
           25 Wherefore, these things go forth from the Jews in purity unto
          the Gentiles, according to the truth which is in God.
          
          1 Nephi 13:26
           26 And after they go forth by the hand of the twelve apostles of
          the Lamb, from the Jews unto the Gentiles, thou seest the
          formation of a great and abominable church, which is most
          abominable above all other churches; for behold, they have taken
          away from the gospel of the Lamb many parts which are plain and
          most precious; and also many covenants of the Lord have they
          taken away.
          
          1 Nephi 13:27
           27 And all this have they done that they might pervert the right
          ways of the Lord, that they might blind the eyes and harden the
          hearts of the children of men.
          
          1 Nephi 13:28
           28 Wherefore, thou seest that after the book hath gone forth
          through the hands of the great and abominable church, that there
          are many plain and precious things taken away from the book,
          which is the book of the Lamb of God.
          
          1 Nephi 13:29
           29 And after these plain and precious things were taken away it
          goeth forth unto all the nations of the Gentiles; and after it
          goeth forth unto all the nations of the Gentiles, yea, even
          across the many waters which thou hast seen with the Gentiles
          which have gone forth out of captivity, thou seest—because of
          the many plain and precious things which have been taken out of
          the book, which were plain unto the understanding of the children
          of men, according to the plainness which is in the Lamb of
          God—because of these things which are taken away out of the
          gospel of the Lamb, an exceedingly great many do stumble, yea,
          insomuch that Satan hath great power over them.
          
          1 Nephi 13:30
           30 Nevertheless, thou beholdest that the Gentiles who have gone
          forth out of captivity, and have been lifted up by the power of
          God above all other nations, upon the face of the land which is
          choice above all other lands, which is the land that the Lord God
          hath covenanted with thy father that his seed should have for the
          land of their inheritance; wherefore, thou seest that the Lord
          God will not suffer that the Gentiles will utterly destroy the
          mixture of thy seed, which are among thy brethren.
          
          1 Nephi 13:31
           31 Neither will he suffer that the Gentiles shall destroy the
          seed of thy brethren.
          
          1 Nephi 13:32
           32 Neither will the Lord God suffer that the Gentiles shall
          forever remain in that awful state of blindness, which thou
          beholdest they are in, because of the plain and most precious
          parts of the gospel of the Lamb which have been kept back by that
          abominable church, whose formation thou hast seen.
          
          1 Nephi 13:33
           33 Wherefore saith the Lamb of God: I will be merciful unto the
          Gentiles, unto the visiting of the remnant of the house of Israel
          in great judgment.
          
          1 Nephi 13:34
           34 And it came to pass that the angel of the Lord spake unto me,
          saying: Behold, saith the Lamb of God, after I have visited the
          remnant of the house of Israel—and this remnant of whom I speak
          is the seed of thy father—wherefore, after I have visited them
          in judgment, and smitten them by the hand of the Gentiles, and
          after the Gentiles do stumble exceedingly, because of the most
          plain and precious parts of the gospel of the Lamb which have
          been kept back by that abominable church, which is the mother of
          harlots, saith the Lamb—I will be merciful unto the Gentiles in
          that day, insomuch that I will bring forth unto them, in mine own
          power, much of my gospel, which shall be plain and precious,
          saith the Lamb.
          
          1 Nephi 13:35
           35 For, behold, saith the Lamb: I will manifest myself unto thy
          seed, that they shall write many things which I shall minister
          unto them, which shall be plain and precious; and after thy seed
          shall be destroyed, and dwindle in unbelief, and also the seed of
          thy brethren, behold, these things shall be hid up, to come forth
          unto the Gentiles, by the gift and power of the Lamb.
          
          1 Nephi 13:36
           36 And in them shall be written my gospel, saith the Lamb, and
          my rock and my salvation.
          
          1 Nephi 13:37
           37 And blessed are they who shall seek to bring forth my Zion at
          that day, for they shall have the gift and the power of the Holy
          Ghost; and if they endure unto the end they shall be lifted up at
          the last day, and shall be saved in the everlasting kingdom of
          the Lamb; and whoso shall publish peace, yea, tidings of great
          joy, how beautiful upon the mountains shall they be.
          
          1 Nephi 13:38
           38 And it came to pass that I beheld the remnant of the seed of
          my brethren, and also the book of the Lamb of God, which had
          proceeded forth from the mouth of the Jew, that it came forth
          from the Gentiles unto the remnant of the seed of my brethren.
          
          1 Nephi 13:39
           39 And after it had come forth unto them I beheld other books,
          which came forth by the power of the Lamb, from the Gentiles unto
          them, unto the convincing of the Gentiles and the remnant of the
          seed of my brethren, and also the Jews who were scattered upon
          all the face of the earth, that the records of the prophets and
          of the twelve apostles of the Lamb are true.
          
          1 Nephi 13:40
           40 And the angel spake unto me, saying: These last records,
          which thou hast seen among the Gentiles, shall establish the
          truth of the first, which are of the twelve apostles of the Lamb,
          and shall make known the plain and precious things which have
          been taken away from them; and shall make known to all kindreds,
          tongues, and people, that the Lamb of God is the Son of the
          Eternal Father, and the Savior of the world; and that all men
          must come unto him, or they cannot be saved.
          
          1 Nephi 13:41
           41 And they must come according to the words which shall be
          established by the mouth of the Lamb; and the words of the Lamb
          shall be made known in the records of thy seed, as well as in the
          records of the twelve apostles of the Lamb; wherefore they both
          shall be established in one; for there is one God and one
          Shepherd over all the earth.
          
          1 Nephi 13:42
           42 And the time cometh that he shall manifest himself unto all
          nations, both unto the Jews and also unto the Gentiles; and after
          he has manifested himself unto the Jews and also unto the
          Gentiles, then he shall manifest himself unto the Gentiles and
          also unto the Jews, and the last shall be first, and the first
          shall be last.
          

1 Nephi 14 Chapter 14

          1 Nephi 14:1
           1 And it shall come to pass, that if the Gentiles shall hearken
          unto the Lamb of God in that day that he shall manifest himself
          unto them in word, and also in power, in very deed, unto the
          taking away of their stumbling blocks—
          
          1 Nephi 14:2
           2 And harden not their hearts against the Lamb of God, they
          shall be numbered among the seed of thy father; yea, they shall
          be numbered among the house of Israel; and they shall be a
          blessed people upon the promised land forever; they shall be no
          more brought down into captivity; and the house of Israel shall
          no more be confounded.
          
          1 Nephi 14:3
           3 And that great pit, which hath been digged for them by that
          great and abominable church, which was founded by the devil and
          his children, that he might lead away the souls of men down to
          hell—yea, that great pit which hath been digged for the
          destruction of men shall be filled by those who digged it, unto
          their utter destruction, saith the Lamb of God; not the
          destruction of the soul, save it be the casting of it into that
          hell which hath no end.
          
          1 Nephi 14:4
           4 For behold, this is according to the captivity of the devil,
          and also according to the justice of God, upon all those who will
          work wickedness and abomination before him.
          
          1 Nephi 14:5
           5 And it came to pass that the angel spake unto me, Nephi,
          saying: Thou hast beheld that if the Gentiles repent it shall be
          well with them; and thou also knowest concerning the covenants of
          the Lord unto the house of Israel; and thou also hast heard that
          whoso repenteth not must perish.
          
          1 Nephi 14:6
           6 Therefore, wo be unto the Gentiles if it so be that they
          harden their hearts against the Lamb of God.
          
          1 Nephi 14:7
           7 For the time cometh, saith the Lamb of God, that I will work a
          great and a marvelous work among the children of men; a work
          which shall be everlasting, either on the one hand or on the
          other—either to the convincing of them unto peace and life
          eternal, or unto the deliverance of them to the hardness of their
          hearts and the blindness of their minds unto their being brought
          down into captivity, and also into destruction, both temporally
          and spiritually, according to the captivity of the devil, of
          which I have spoken.
          
          1 Nephi 14:8
           8 And it came to pass that when the angel had spoken these
          words, he said unto me: Rememberest thou the covenants of the
          Father unto the house of Israel? I said unto him, Yea.
          
          1 Nephi 14:9
           9 And it came to pass that he said unto me: Look, and behold
          that great and abominable church, which is the mother of
          abominations, whose founder is the devil.
          
          1 Nephi 14:10
           10 And he said unto me: Behold there are save two churches only;
          the one is the church of the Lamb of God, and the other is the
          church of the devil; wherefore, whoso belongeth not to the church
          of the Lamb of God belongeth to that great church, which is the
          mother of abominations; and she is the whore of all the earth.
          
          1 Nephi 14:11
           11 And it came to pass that I looked and beheld the whore of all
          the earth, and she sat upon many waters; and she had dominion
          over all the earth, among all nations, kindreds, tongues, and
          people.
          
          1 Nephi 14:12
           12 And it came to pass that I beheld the church of the Lamb of
          God, and its numbers were few, because of the wickedness and
          abominations of the whore who sat upon many waters; nevertheless,
          I beheld that the church of the Lamb, who were the saints of God,
          were also upon all the face of the earth; and their dominions
          upon the face of the earth were small, because of the wickedness
          of the great whore whom I saw.
          
          1 Nephi 14:13
           13 And it came to pass that I beheld that the great mother of
          abominations did gather together multitudes upon the face of all
          the earth, among all the nations of the Gentiles, to fight
          against the Lamb of God.
          
          1 Nephi 14:14
           14 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, beheld the power of the
          Lamb of God, that it descended upon the saints of the church of
          the Lamb, and upon the covenant people of the Lord, who were
          scattered upon all the face of the earth; and they were armed
          with righteousness and with the power of God in great glory.
          
          1 Nephi 14:15
           15 And it came to pass that I beheld that the wrath of God was
          poured out upon that great and abominable church, insomuch that
          there were wars and rumors of wars among all the nations and
          kindreds of the earth.
          
          1 Nephi 14:16
           16 And as there began to be wars and rumors of wars among all
          the nations which belonged to the mother of abominations, the
          angel spake unto me, saying: Behold, the wrath of God is upon the
          mother of harlots; and behold, thou seest all these things—
          
          1 Nephi 14:17
           17 And when the day cometh that the wrath of God is poured out
          upon the mother of harlots, which is the great and abominable
          church of all the earth, whose founder is the devil, then, at
          that day, the work of the Father shall commence, in preparing the
          way for the fulfilling of his covenants, which he hath made to
          his people who are of the house of Israel.
          
          1 Nephi 14:18
           18 And it came to pass that the angel spake unto me, saying:
          Look!
          
          1 Nephi 14:19
           19 And I looked and beheld a man, and he was dressed in a white
          robe.
          
          1 Nephi 14:20
           20 And the angel said unto me: Behold one of the twelve apostles
          of the Lamb.
          
          1 Nephi 14:21
           21 Behold, he shall see and write the remainder of these things;
          yea, and also many things which have been.
          
          1 Nephi 14:22
           22 And he shall also write concerning the end of the world.
          
          1 Nephi 14:23
           23 Wherefore, the things which he shall write are just and true;
          and behold they are written in the book which thou beheld
          proceeding out of the mouth of the Jew; and at the time they
          proceeded out of the mouth of the Jew, or, at the time the book
          proceeded out of the mouth of the Jew, the things which were
          written were plain and pure, and most precious and easy to the
          understanding of all men.
          
          1 Nephi 14:24
           24 And behold, the things which this apostle of the Lamb shall
          write are many things which thou hast seen; and behold, the
          remainder shalt thou see.
          
          1 Nephi 14:25
           25 But the things which thou shalt see hereafter thou shalt not
          write; for the Lord God hath ordained the apostle of the Lamb of
          God that he should write them.
          
          1 Nephi 14:26
           26 And also others who have been, to them hath he shown all
          things, and they have written them; and they are sealed up to
          come forth in their purity, according to the truth which is in
          the Lamb, in the own due time of the Lord, unto the house of
          Israel.
          
          1 Nephi 14:27
           27 And I, Nephi, heard and bear record, that the name of the
          apostle of the Lamb was John, according to the word of the angel.
          
          1 Nephi 14:28
           28 And behold, I, Nephi, am forbidden that I should write the
          remainder of the things which I saw and heard; wherefore the
          things which I have written sufficeth me; and I have written but
          a small part of the things which I saw.
          
          1 Nephi 14:29
           29 And I bear record that I saw the things which my father saw,
          and the angel of the Lord did make them known unto me.
          
          1 Nephi 14:30
           30 And now I make an end of speaking concerning the things which
          I saw while I was carried away in the spirit; and if all the
          things which I saw are not written, the things which I have
          written are true. And thus it is. Amen.
          

1 Nephi 15 Chapter 15

          1 Nephi 15:1
           1 And it came to pass that after I, Nephi, had been carried away
          in the spirit, and seen all these things, I returned to the tent
          of my father.
          
          1 Nephi 15:2
           2 And it came to pass that I beheld my brethren, and they were
          disputing one with another concerning the things my father had
          spoken unto them.
          
          1 Nephi 15:3
           3 For he truly spake many great things unto them, which were
          hard to be understood, save a man should inquire of the Lord; and
          they being hard in their hearts, therefore they did not look unto
          the Lord as they ought.
          
          1 Nephi 15:4
           4 And now I, Nephi, was grieved because of the hardness of their
          hearts, and also, because of the things which I had seen, and
          knew they must unavoidably come to pass because of the great
          wickedness of the children of men.
          
          1 Nephi 15:5
           5 And it came to pass that I was overcome because of my
          afflictions, for I considered that mine afflictions were great
          above all, because of the destruction of my people, for I had
          beheld their fall.
          
          1 Nephi 15:6
           6 And it came to pass that after I had received strength I spake
          unto my brethren, desiring to know of them the cause of their
          disputations.
          
          1 Nephi 15:7
           7 And they said: Behold, we cannot understand the words which
          our father hath spoken concerning the natural branches of the
          olive-tree, and also concerning the Gentiles.
          
          1 Nephi 15:8
           8 And I said unto them: Have ye inquired of the Lord?
          
          1 Nephi 15:9
           9 And they said unto me: We have not; for the Lord maketh no
          such thing known unto us.
          
          1 Nephi 15:10
           10 Behold, I said unto them: How is it that ye do not keep the
          commandments of the Lord? How is it that ye will perish, because
          of the hardness of your hearts?
          
          1 Nephi 15:11
           11 Do ye not remember the things which the Lord hath said?—If
          ye will not harden your hearts, and ask me in faith, believing
          that ye shall receive, with diligence in keeping my commandments,
          surely these things shall be made known unto you.
          
          1 Nephi 15:12
           12 Behold, I say unto you, that the house of Israel was compared
          unto an olive-tree, by the Spirit of the Lord which was in our
          father; and behold are we not broken off from the house of
          Israel, and are we not a branch of the house of Israel?
          
          1 Nephi 15:13
           13 And now, the thing which our father meaneth concerning the
          grafting in of the natural branches through the fulness of the
          Gentiles, is, that in the latter days, when our seed shall have
          dwindled in unbelief, yea, for the space of many years, and many
          generations after the Messiah shall be manifested in body unto
          the children of men, then shall the fulness of the gospel of the
          Messiah come unto the Gentiles, and from the Gentiles unto the
          remnant of our seed—
          
          1 Nephi 15:14
           14 And at that day shall the remnant of our seed know that they
          are of the house of Israel, and that they are the covenant people
          of the Lord; and then shall they know and come to the knowledge
          of their forefathers, and also to the knowledge of the gospel of
          their Redeemer, which was ministered unto their fathers by him;
          wherefore, they shall come to the knowledge of their Redeemer and
          the very points of his doctrine, that they may know how to come
          unto him and be saved.
          
          1 Nephi 15:15
           15 And then at that day will they not rejoice and give praise
          unto their everlasting God, their rock and their salvation? Yea,
          at that day, will they not receive the strength and nourishment
          from the true vine? Yea, will they not come unto the true fold of
          God?
          
          1 Nephi 15:16
           16 Behold, I say unto you, Yea; they shall be remembered again
          among the house of Israel; they shall be grafted in, being a
          natural branch of the olive-tree, into the true olive-tree.
          
          1 Nephi 15:17
           17 And this is what our father meaneth; and he meaneth that it
          will not come to pass until after they are scattered by the
          Gentiles; and he meaneth that it shall come by way of the
          Gentiles, that the Lord may show his power unto the Gentiles, for
          the very cause that he shall be rejected of the Jews, or of the
          house of Israel.
          
          1 Nephi 15:18
           18 Wherefore, our father hath not spoken of our seed alone, but
          also of all the house of Israel, pointing to the covenant which
          should be fulfilled in the latter days; which covenant the Lord
          made to our father Abraham, saying: In thy seed shall all the
          kindreds of the earth be blessed.
          
          1 Nephi 15:19
           19 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, spake much unto them
          concerning these things; yea, I spake unto them concerning the
          restoration of the Jews in the latter days.
          
          1 Nephi 15:20
           20 And I did rehearse unto them the words of Isaiah, who spake
          concerning the restoration of the Jews, or of the house of
          Israel; and after they were restored they should no more be
          confounded, neither should they be scattered again. And it came
          to pass that I did speak many words unto my brethren, that they
          were pacified and did humble themselves before the Lord.
          
          1 Nephi 15:21
           21 And it came to pass that they did speak unto me again,
          saying: What meaneth this thing which our father saw in a dream?
          What meaneth the tree which he saw?
          
          1 Nephi 15:22
           22 And I said unto them: It was a representation of the tree of
          life.
          
          1 Nephi 15:23
           23 And they said unto me: What meaneth the rod of iron which our
          father saw, that led to the tree?
          
          1 Nephi 15:24
           24 And I said unto them that it was the word of God, and whose
          would hearken unto the word of God, and would hold fast unto it,
          they would never perish; neither could the temptations and the
          fiery darts of the adversary overpower them unto blindness, to
          lead them away to destruction.
          
          1 Nephi 15:25
           25 Wherefore, I, Nephi, did exhort them to give heed unto the
          word of the Lord; yea, I did exhort them with all the energies of
          my soul, and with all the faculty which I possessed, that they
          would give heed to the word of God and remember to keep his
          commandments always in all things.
          
          1 Nephi 15:26
           26 And they said unto me: What meaneth the river of water which
          our father saw?
          
          1 Nephi 15:27
           27 And I said unto them that the water which my father saw was
          filthiness; and so much was his mind swallowed up in other things
          that he beheld not the filthiness of the water.
          
          1 Nephi 15:28
           28 And I said unto them that it was an awful gulf, which
          separated the wicked from the tree of life, and also from the
          saints of God.
          
          1 Nephi 15:29
           29 And I said unto them that it was a representation of that
          awful hell, which the angel said unto me was prepared for the
          wicked.
          
          1 Nephi 15:30
           30 And I said unto them that our father also saw that the
          justice of God did also divide the wicked from the righteous; and
          the brightness thereof was like unto the brightness of a flaming
          fire, which ascendeth up unto God forever and ever, and hath no
          end.
          
          1 Nephi 15:31
           31 And they said unto me: Doth this thing mean the torment of
          the body in the days of probation, or doth it mean the final
          state of the soul after the death of the temporal body, or doth
          it speak of the things which are temporal?
          
          1 Nephi 15:32
           32 And it came to pass that I said unto them that it was a
          representation of things both temporal and spiritual; for the day
          should come that they must be judged of their works, yea, even
          the works which were done by the temporal body in their days of
          probation.
          
          1 Nephi 15:33
           33 Wherefore, if they should die in their wickedness they must
          be cast off also, as to the things which are spiritual, which are
          pertaining to righteousness; wherefore, they must be brought to
          stand before God, to be judged of their works; and if their works
          have been filthiness they must needs be filthy; and if they be
          filthy it must needs be that they cannot dwell in the kingdom of
          God; if so, the kingdom of God must be filthy also.
          
          1 Nephi 15:34
           34 But behold, I say unto you, the kingdom of God is not filthy,
          and there cannot any unclean thing enter into the kingdom of God;
          wherefore there must needs be a place of filthiness prepared for
          that which is filthy.
          
          1 Nephi 15:35
           35 And there is a place prepared, yea, even that awful hell of
          which I have spoken, and the devil is the preparator of it;
          wherefore the final state of the souls of men is to dwell in the
          kingdom of God, or to be cast out because of that justice of
          which I have spoken.
          
          1 Nephi 15:36
           36 Wherefore, the wicked are rejected from the righteous, and
          also from that tree of life, whose fruit is most precious and
          most desirable above all other fruits; yea, and it is the
          greatest of all the gifts of God. And thus I spake unto my
          brethren. Amen.
          

1 Nephi 16 Chapter 16

          1 Nephi 16:1
           1 And now it came to pass that after I, Nephi, had made an end
          of speaking to my brethren, behold they said unto me: Thou hast
          declared unto us hard things, more than we are able to bear.
          
          1 Nephi 16:2
           2 And it came to pass that I said unto them that I knew that I
          had spoken hard things against the wicked, according to the
          truth; and the righteous have I justified, and testified that
          they should be lifted up at the last day; wherefore, the guilty
          taketh the truth to be hard, for it cutteth them to the very
          center.
          
          1 Nephi 16:3
           3 And now my brethren, if ye were righteous and were willing to
          hearken to the truth, and give heed unto it, that ye might walk
          uprightly before God, then ye would not murmur because of the
          truth, and say: Thou speakest hard things against us.
          
          1 Nephi 16:4
           4 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, did exhort my brethren,
          with all diligence, to keep the commandments of the Lord.
          
          1 Nephi 16:5
           5 And it came to pass that they did humble themselves before the
          Lord; insomuch that I had joy and great hopes of them, that they
          would walk in the paths of righteousness.
          
          1 Nephi 16:6
           6 Now, all these things were said and done as my father dwelt in
          a tent in the valley which he called Lemuel.
          
          1 Nephi 16:7
           7 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, took one of the daughters
          of Ishmael to wife; and also, my brethren took of the daughters
          of Ishmael to wife; and also Zoram took the eldest daughter of
          Ishmael to wife.
          
          1 Nephi 16:8
           8 And thus my father had fulfilled all the commandments of the
          Lord which had been given unto him. And also, I, Nephi, had been
          blessed of the Lord exceedingly.
          
          1 Nephi 16:9
           9 And it came to pass that the voice of the Lord spake unto my
          father by night, and commanded him that on the morrow he should
          take his journey into the wilderness.
          
          1 Nephi 16:10
           10 And it came to pass that as my father arose in the morning,
          and went forth to the tent door, to his great astonishment he
          beheld upon the ground a round ball of curious workmanship; and
          it was of fine brass. And within the ball were two spindles; and
          the one pointed the way whither we should go into the wilderness.
          
          1 Nephi 16:11
           11 And it came to pass that we did gather together whatsoever
          things we should carry into the wilderness, and all the remainder
          of our provisions which the Lord had given unto us; and we did
          take seed of every kind that we might carry into the wilderness.
          
          1 Nephi 16:12
           12 And it came to pass that we did take our tents and depart
          into the wilderness, across the river Laman.
          
          1 Nephi 16:13
           13 And it came to pass that we traveled for the space of four
          days, nearly a south-southeast direction, and we did pitch our
          tents again; and we did call the name of the place Shazer.
          
          1 Nephi 16:14
           14 And it came to pass that we did take our bows and our arrows,
          and go forth into the wilderness to slay food for our families;
          and after we had slain food for our families we did return again
          to our families in the wilderness, to the place of Shazer. And
          we did go forth again in the wilderness, following the same
          direction, keeping in the most fertile parts of the wilderness,
          which were in the borders near the Red Sea.
          
          1 Nephi 16:15
           15 And it came to pass that we did travel for the space of many
          days, slaying food by the way, with our bows and our arrows and
          our stones and our slings.
          
          1 Nephi 16:16
           16 And we did follow the directions of the ball, which led us in
          the more fertile parts of the wilderness.
          
          1 Nephi 16:17
           17 And after we had traveled for the space of many days, we did
          pitch our tents for the space of a time, that we might again rest
          ourselves and obtain food for our families.
          
          1 Nephi 16:18
           18 And it came to pass that as I, Nephi, went forth to slay
          food, behold, I did break my bow, which was made of fine steel;
          and after I did break my bow, behold, my brethren were angry with
          me because of the loss of my bow, for we did obtain no food.
          
          1 Nephi 16:19
           19 And it came to pass that we did return without food to our
          families, and being much fatigued, because of their journeying,
          they did suffer much for the want of food.
          
          1 Nephi 16:20
           20 And it came to pass that Laman and Lemuel and the sons of
          Ishmael did begin to murmur exceedingly, because of their
          sufferings and afflictions in the wilderness; and also my father
          began to murmur against the Lord his God; yea, and they were all
          exceedingly sorrowful, even that they did murmur against the
          Lord.
          
          1 Nephi 16:21
           21 Now it came to pass that I, Nephi, having been afflicted with
          my brethren because of the loss of my bow, and their bows having
          lost their springs, it began to be exceedingly difficult, yea,
          insomuch that we could obtain no food.
          
          1 Nephi 16:22
           22 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, did speak much unto my
          brethren, because they had hardened their hearts again, even unto
          complaining against the Lord their God.
          
          1 Nephi 16:23
           23 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, did make out of wood a
          bow, and out of a straight stick, an arrow; wherefore, I did arm
          myself with a bow and an arrow, with a sling and with stones.
          And I said unto my father: Whither shall I go to obtain food?
          
          1 Nephi 16:24
           24 And it came to pass that he did inquire of the Lord, for they
          had humbled themselves because of my words; for I did say many
          things unto them in the energy of my soul.
          
          1 Nephi 16:25
           25 And it came to pass that the voice of the Lord came unto my
          father; and he was truly chastened because of his murmuring
          against the Lord, insomuch that he was brought down into the
          depths of sorrow.
          
          1 Nephi 16:26
           26 And it came to pass that the voice of the Lord said unto him:
          Look upon the ball, and behold the things which are written.
          
          1 Nephi 16:27
           27 And it came to pass that when my father beheld the things
          which were written upon the ball, he did fear and tremble
          exceedingly, and also my brethren and the sons of Ishmael and our
          wives.
          
          1 Nephi 16:28
           28 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, beheld the pointers which
          were in the ball, that they did work according to the faith and
          diligence and heed which we did give unto them.
          
          1 Nephi 16:29
           29 And there was also written upon them a new writing, which was
          plain to be read, which did give us understanding concerning the
          ways of the Lord; and it was written and changed from time to
          time, according to the faith and diligence which we gave unto it.
          

And thus we see that by small means the Lord can bring about great things.

          1 Nephi 16:30
           30 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, did go forth up into the
          top of the mountain, according to the directions which were given
          upon the ball.
          
          1 Nephi 16:31
           31 And it came to pass that I did slay wild beasts, insomuch
          that I did obtain food for our families.
          
          1 Nephi 16:32
           32 And it came to pass that I did return to our tents, bearing
          the beasts which I had slain; and now when they beheld that I had
          obtained food, how great was their joy! And it came to pass that
          they did humble themselves before the Lord, and did give thanks
          unto him.
          
          1 Nephi 16:33
           33 And it came to pass that we did again take our journey,
          traveling nearly the same course as in the beginning; and after
          we had traveled for the space of many days we did pitch our tents
          again, that we might tarry for the space of a time.
          
          1 Nephi 16:34
           34 And it came to pass that Ishmael died, and was buried in the
          place which was called Nahom.
          
          1 Nephi 16:35
           35 And it came to pass that the daughters of Ishmael did mourn
          exceedingly, because of the loss of their father, and because of
          their afflictions in the wilderness; and they did murmur against
          my father, because he had brought them out of the land of
          Jerusalem, saying: Our father is dead; yea, and we have wandered
          much in the wilderness, and we have suffered much affliction,
          hunger, thirst, and fatigue; and after all these sufferings we
          must perish in the wilderness with hunger.
          
          1 Nephi 16:36
           36 And thus they did murmur against my father, and also against
          me; and they were desirous to return again to Jerusalem.
          
          1 Nephi 16:37
           37 And Laman said unto Lemuel and also unto the sons of Ishmael:
          Behold, let us slay our father, and also our brother Nephi, who
          has taken it upon him to be our ruler and our teacher, who are
          his elder brethren.
          
          1 Nephi 16:38
           38 Now, he says that the Lord has talked with him, and also that
          angels have ministered unto him. But behold, we know that he
          lies unto us; and he tells us these things, and he worketh many
          things by his cunning arts, that he may deceive our eyes,
          thinking, perhaps, that he may lead us away into some strange
          wilderness; and after he has led us away, he has thought to make
          himself a king and a ruler over us, that he may do with us
          according to his will and pleasure. And after this manner did my
          brother Laman stir up their hearts to anger.
          
          1 Nephi 16:39
           39 And it came to pass that the Lord was with us, yea, even the
          voice of the Lord came and did speak many words unto them, and
          did chasten them exceedingly; and after they were chastened by
          the voice of the Lord they did turn away their anger, and did
          repent of their sins, insomuch that the Lord did bless us again
          with food, that we did not perish.
          

1 Nephi 17 Chapter 17

          1 Nephi 17:1
           1 And it came to pass that we did again take our journey in the
          wilderness; and we did travel nearly eastward from that time
          forth. And we did travel and wade through much affliction in the
          wilderness; and our women did bear children in the wilderness.
          
          1 Nephi 17:2
           2 And so great were the blessings of the Lord upon us, that
          while we did live upon raw meat in the wilderness, our women did
          give plenty of suck for their children, and were strong, yea,
          even like unto the men; and they began to bear their journeyings
          without murmurings.
          
          1 Nephi 17:3
           3 And thus we see that the commandments of God must be
          fulfilled. And if it so be that the children of men keep the
          commandments of God he doth nourish them, and strengthen them,
          and provide means whereby they can accomplish the thing which he
          has commanded them; wherefore, he did provide means for us while
          we did sojourn in the wilderness.
          
          1 Nephi 17:4
           4 And we did sojourn for the space of many years, yea, even
          eight years in the wilderness.
          
          1 Nephi 17:5
           5 And we did come to the land which we called Bountiful, because
          of its much fruit and also wild honey; and all these things were
          prepared of the Lord that we might not perish. And we beheld the
          sea, which we called Irreantum, which, being interpreted, is many
          waters.
          
          1 Nephi 17:6
           6 And it came to pass that we did pitch our tents by the
          seashore; and notwithstanding we had suffered many afflictions
          and much difficulty, yea, even so much that we cannot write them
          all, we were exceedingly rejoiced when we came to the seashore;
          and we called the place Bountiful, because of its much fruit.
          
          1 Nephi 17:7
           7 And it came to pass that after I, Nephi, had been in the land
          of Bountiful for the space of many days, the voice of the Lord
          came unto me, saying: Arise, and get thee into the mountain. And
          it came to pass that I arose and went up into the mountain, and
          cried unto the Lord.
          
          1 Nephi 17:8
           8 And it came to pass that the Lord spake unto me, saying: Thou
          shalt construct a ship, after the manner which I shall show thee,
          that I may carry thy people across these waters.
          
          1 Nephi 17:9
           9 And I said: Lord, whither shall I go that I may find ore to
          molten, that I may make tools to construct the ship after the
          manner which thou hast shown unto me?
          
          1 Nephi 17:10
           10 And it came to pass that the Lord told me whither I should go
          to find ore, that I might make tools.
          
          1 Nephi 17:11
           11 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, did make a bellows
          wherewith to blow the fire, of the skins of beasts; and after I
          had made a bellows, that I might have wherewith to blow the fire,
          I did smite two stones together that I might make fire.
          
          1 Nephi 17:12
           12 For the Lord had not hitherto suffered that we should make
          much fire, as we journeyed in the wilderness; for he said: I will
          make thy food become sweet, that ye cook it not;
          
          1 Nephi 17:13
           13 And I will also be your light in the wilderness; and I will
          prepare the way before you, if it so be that ye shall keep my
          commandments; wherefore, inasmuch as ye shall keep my
          commandments ye shall be led towards the promised land; and ye
          shall know that it is by me that ye are led.
          
          1 Nephi 17:14
           14 Yea, and the Lord said also that: After ye have arrived in
          the promised land, ye shall know that I, the Lord, am God; and
          that I, the Lord, did deliver you from destruction; yea, that I
          did bring you out of the land of Jerusalem.
          
          1 Nephi 17:15
           15 Wherefore, I, Nephi, did strive to keep the commandments of
          the Lord, and I did exhort my brethren to faithfulness and
          diligence.
          
          1 Nephi 17:16
           16 And it came to pass that I did make tools of the ore which I
          did molten out of the rock.
          
          1 Nephi 17:17
           17 And when my brethren saw that I was about to build a ship,
          they began to murmur against me, saying: Our brother is a fool,
          for he thinketh that he can build a ship; yea, and he also
          thinketh that he can cross these great waters.
          
          1 Nephi 17:18
           18 And thus my brethren did complain against me, and were
          desirous that they might not labor, for they did not believe that
          I could build a ship; neither would they believe that I was
          instructed of the Lord.
          
          1 Nephi 17:19
           19 And now it came to pass that I, Nephi, was exceedingly
          sorrowful because of the hardness of their hearts; and now when
          they saw that I began to be sorrowful they were glad in their
          hearts, insomuch that they did rejoice over me, saying: We knew
          that ye could not construct a ship, for we knew that ye were
          lacking in judgment; wherefore, thou canst not accomplish so
          great a work.
          
          1 Nephi 17:20
           20 And thou art like unto our father, led away by the foolish
          imaginations of his heart; yea, he hath led us out of the land of
          Jerusalem, and we have wandered in the wilderness for these many
          years; and our women have toiled, being big with child; and they
          have borne children in the wilderness and suffered all things,
          save it were death; and it would have been better that they had
          died before they came out of Jerusalem than to have suffered
          these afflictions.
          
          1 Nephi 17:21
           21 Behold, these many years we have suffered in the wilderness,
          which time we might have enjoyed our possessions and the land of
          our inheritance; yea, and we might have been happy.
          
          1 Nephi 17:22
           22 And we know that the people who were in the land of Jerusalem
          were a righteous people; for they kept the statutes and judgments
          of the Lord, and all his commandments, according to the law of
          Moses; wherefore, we know that they are a righteous people; and
          our father hath judged them, and hath led us away because we
          would hearken unto his words; yea, and our brother is like unto
          him. And after this manner of language did my brethren murmur
          and complain against us.
          
          1 Nephi 17:23
           23 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, spake unto them, saying:
          Do ye believe that our fathers, who were the children of Israel,
          would have been led away out of the hands of the Egyptians if
          they had not hearkened unto the words of the Lord?
          
          1 Nephi 17:24
           24 Yea, do ye suppose that they would have been led out of
          bondage, if the Lord had not commanded Moses that he should lead
          them out of bondage?
          
          1 Nephi 17:25
           25 Now ye know that the children of Israel were in bondage; and
          ye know that they were laden with tasks, which were grievous to
          be borne; wherefore, ye know that it must needs be a good thing
          for them, that they should be brought out of bondage.
          
          1 Nephi 17:26
           26 Now ye know that Moses was commanded of the Lord to do that
          great work; and ye know that by his word the waters of the Red
          Sea were divided hither and thither, and they passed through on
          dry ground.
          
          1 Nephi 17:27
           27 But ye know that the Egyptians were drowned in the Red Sea,
          who were the armies of Pharaoh.
          
          1 Nephi 17:28
           28 And ye also know that they were fed with manna in the
          wilderness.
          
          1 Nephi 17:29
           29 Yea, and ye also know that Moses, by his word according to
          the power of God which was in him, smote the rock, and there came
          forth water, that the children of Israel might quench their
          thirst.
          
          1 Nephi 17:30
           30 And notwithstanding they being led, the Lord their God, their
          Redeemer, going before them, leading them by day and giving light
          unto them by night, and doing all things for them which were
          expedient for man to receive, they hardened their hearts and
          blinded their minds, and reviled against Moses and against the
          true and living God.
          
          1 Nephi 17:31
           31 And it came to pass that according to his word he did destroy
          them; and according to his word he did lead them; and according
          to his word he did do all things for them; and there was not any
          thing done save it were by his word.
          
          1 Nephi 17:32
           32 And after they had crossed the river Jordan he did make them
          mighty unto the driving out of the children of the land, yea,
          unto the scattering them to destruction.
          
          1 Nephi 17:33
           33 And now, do ye suppose that the children of this land, who
          were in the land of promise, who were driven out by our fathers,
          do ye suppose that they were righteous? Behold, I say unto you,
          Nay.
          
          1 Nephi 17:34
           34 Do ye suppose that our fathers would have been more choice
          than they if they had been righteous? I say unto you, Nay.
          
          1 Nephi 17:35
           35 Behold, the Lord esteemeth all flesh in one; he that is
          righteous is favored of God. But behold, this people had
          rejected every word of God, and they were ripe in iniquity; and
          the fulness of the wrath of God was upon them; and the Lord did
          curse the land against them, and bless it unto our fathers; yea,
          he did curse it against them unto their destruction, and he did
          bless it unto our fathers unto their obtaining power over it.
          
          1 Nephi 17:36
           36 Behold, the Lord hath created the earth that it should be
          inhabited; and he hath created his children that they should
          possess it.
          
          1 Nephi 17:37
           37 And he raiseth up a righteous nation, and destroyeth the
          nations of the wicked.
          
          1 Nephi 17:38
           38 And he leadeth away the righteous into precious lands, and
          the wicked he destroyeth, and curseth the land unto them for
          their sakes.
          
          1 Nephi 17:39
           39 He ruleth high in the heavens, for it is his throne, and this
          earth is his footstool.
          
          1 Nephi 17:40
           40 And he loveth those who will have him to be their God.
          Behold, he loved our fathers, and he covenanted with them, yea,
          even Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and he remembered the covenants
          which he had made; wherefore, he did bring them out of the land
          of Egypt.
          
          1 Nephi 17:41
           41 And he did straiten them in the wilderness with his rod; for
          they hardened their hearts, even as ye have; and the Lord
          straitened them because of their iniquity. He sent fiery flying
          serpents among them; and after they were bitten he prepared a way
          that they might be healed; and the labor which they had to
          perform was to look; and because of the simpleness of the way, or
          the easiness of it, there were many who perished.
          
          1 Nephi 17:42
           42 And they did harden their hearts from time to time, and they
          did revile against Moses, and also against God; nevertheless, ye
          know that they were led forth by his matchless power into the
          land of promise.
          
          1 Nephi 17:43
           43 And now, after all these things, the time has come that they
          have become wicked, yea, nearly unto ripeness; and I know not but
          they are at this day about to be destroyed; for I know that the
          day must surely come that they must be destroyed, save a few
          only, who shall be led away into captivity.
          
          1 Nephi 17:44
           44 Wherefore, the Lord commanded my father that he should depart
          into the wilderness; and the Jews also sought to take away his
          life; yea, and ye also have sought to take away his life;
          wherefore, ye are murderers in your hearts and ye are like unto
          them.
          
          1 Nephi 17:45
           45 Ye are swift to do iniquity but slow to remember the Lord
          your God. Ye have seen an angel, and he spake unto you; yea, ye
          have heard his voice from time to time; and he hath spoken unto
          you in a still small voice, but ye were past feeling, that ye
          could not feel his words; wherefore, he has spoken unto you like
          unto the voice of thunder, which did cause the earth to shake as
          if it were to divide asunder.
          
          1 Nephi 17:46
           46 And ye also know that by the power of his almighty word he
          can cause the earth that it shall pass away; yea, and ye know
          that by his word he can cause the rough places to be made smooth,
          and smooth places shall be broken up. O, then, why is it, that
          ye can be so hard in your hearts?
          
          1 Nephi 17:47
           47 Behold, my soul is rent with anguish because of you, and my
          heart is pained; I fear lest ye shall be cast off forever.
          Behold, I am full of the Spirit of God, insomuch that my frame
          has no strength.
          
          1 Nephi 17:48
           48 And now it came to pass that when I had spoken these words,
          they were angry with me, and were desirous to throw me into the
          depths of the sea; and as they came forth to lay their hands upon
          me I spake unto them, saying: In the name of the Almighty God, I
          command you that ye touch me not, for I am filled with the power
          of God, even unto the consuming of my flesh; and whoso shall lay
          his hands upon me shall wither even as a dried reed; and he shall
          be as naught before the power of God, for God shall smite him.
          
          1 Nephi 17:49
           49 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto them that they
          should murmur no more against their father; neither should they
          withhold their labor from me, for God had commanded me that I
          should build a ship.
          
          1 Nephi 17:50
           50 And I said unto them: If God had commanded me to do all
          things I could do them. If he should command me that I should
          say unto this water, be thou earth, it should be earth; and if I
          should say it, it would be done.
          
          1 Nephi 17:51
           51 And now, if the Lord has such great power, and has wrought so
          many miracles among the children of men, how is it that he cannot
          instruct me, that I should build a ship?
          
          1 Nephi 17:52
           52 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said many things unto my
          brethren, insomuch that they were confounded and could not
          contend against me; neither durst they lay their hands upon me
          nor touch me with their fingers, even for the space of many days.
          Now they durst not do this lest they should wither before me, so
          powerful was the Spirit of God; and thus it had wrought upon
          them.
          
          1 Nephi 17:53
           53 And it came to pass that the Lord said unto me: Stretch forth
          thine hand again unto thy brethren, and they shall not wither
          before thee, but I will shock them, saith the Lord, and this will
          I do, that they may know that I am the Lord their God.
          
          1 Nephi 17:54
           54 And it came to pass that I stretched forth my hand unto my
          brethren, and they did not wither before me; but the Lord did
          shake them, even according to the word which he had spoken.
          
          1 Nephi 17:55
           55 And now, they said: We know of a surety that the Lord is with
          thee, for we know that it is the power of the Lord that has
          shaken us. And they fell down before me, and were about to
          worship me, but I would not suffer them, saying: I am thy
          brother, yea, even thy younger brother; wherefore, worship the
          Lord thy God, and honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days
          may be long in the land which the Lord thy God shall give thee.
          

1 Nephi 18 Chapter 18

          1 Nephi 18:1
           1 And it came to pass that they did worship the Lord, and did go
          forth with me; and we did work timbers of curious workmanship.
          And the Lord did show me from time to time after what manner I
          should work the timbers of the ship.
          
          1 Nephi 18:2
           2 Now I, Nephi, did not work the timbers after the manner which
          was learned by men, neither did I build the ship after the manner
          of men; but I did build it after the manner which the Lord had
          shown unto me; wherefore, it was not after the manner of men.
          
          1 Nephi 18:3
           3 And I, Nephi, did go into the mount oft, and I did pray oft
          unto the Lord; wherefore the Lord showed unto me great things.
          
          1 Nephi 18:4
           4 And it came to pass that after I had finished the ship,
          according to the word of the Lord, my brethren beheld that it was
          good, and that the workmanship thereof was exceedingly fine;
          wherefore, they did humble themselves again before the Lord.
          
          1 Nephi 18:5
           5 And it came to pass that the voice of the Lord came unto my
          father, that we should arise and go down into the ship.
          
          1 Nephi 18:6
           6 And it came to pass that on the morrow, after we had prepared
          all things, much fruits and meat from the wilderness, and honey
          in abundance, and provisions according to that which the Lord had
          commanded us, we did go down into the ship, with all our loading
          and our seeds, and whatsoever thing we had brought with us, every
          one according to his age; wherefore, we did all go down into the
          ship, with our wives and our children.
          
          1 Nephi 18:7
           7 And now, my father had begat two sons in the wilderness; the
          elder was called Jacob and the younger Joseph.
          
          1 Nephi 18:8
           8 And it came to pass after we had all gone down into the ship,
          and had taken with us our provisions and things which had been
          commanded us, we did put forth into the sea and were driven forth
          before the wind towards the promised land.
          
          1 Nephi 18:9
           9 And after we had been driven forth before the wind for the
          space of many days, behold, my brethren and the sons of Ishmael
          and also their wives began to make themselves merry, insomuch
          that they began to dance, and to sing, and to speak with much
          rudeness, yea, even that they did forget by what power they had
          been brought thither; yea, they were lifted up unto exceeding
          rudeness.
          
          1 Nephi 18:10
           10 And I, Nephi, began to fear exceedingly lest the Lord should
          be angry with us, and smite us because of our iniquity, that we
          should be swallowed up in the depths of the sea; wherefore, I,
          Nephi, began to speak to them with much soberness; but behold
          they were angry with me, saying: We will not that our younger
          brother shall be a ruler over us.
          
          1 Nephi 18:11
           11 And it came to pass that Laman and Lemuel did take me and
          bind me with cords, and they did treat me with much harshness;
          nevertheless, the Lord did suffer it that he might show forth his
          power, unto the fulfilling of his word which he had spoken
          concerning the wicked.
          
          1 Nephi 18:12
           12 And it came to pass that after they had bound me insomuch
          that I could not move, the compass, which had been prepared of
          the Lord, did cease to work.
          
          1 Nephi 18:13
           13 Wherefore, they knew not whither they should steer the ship,
          insomuch that there arose a great storm, yea, a great and
          terrible tempest, and we were driven back upon the waters for the
          space of three days; and they began to be frightened exceedingly
          lest they should be drowned in the sea; nevertheless they did not
          loose me.
          
          1 Nephi 18:14
           14 And on the fourth day, which we had been driven back, the
          tempest began to be exceedingly sore.
          
          1 Nephi 18:15
           15 And it came to pass that we were about to be swallowed up in
          the depths of the sea. And after we had been driven back upon
          the waters for the space of four days, my brethren began to see
          that the judgments of God were upon them, and that they must
          perish save that they should repent of their iniquities;
          wherefore, they came unto me, and loosed the bands which were
          upon my wrist, and behold they had swollen exceedingly; and also
          mine ankles were much swollen, and great was the soreness
          thereof.
          
          1 Nephi 18:16
           16 Nevertheless, I did look unto my God, and I did praise him
          all the day long; and I did not murmur against the Lord because
          of mine afflictions.
          
          1 Nephi 18:17
           17 Now my father, Lehi, had said many things unto them, and also
          unto the sons of Ishmael; but, behold, they did breathe out much
          threatenings against anyone that should speak for me; and my
          parents being stricken in years, and having suffered much grief
          because of their children, they were brought down, yea, even upon
          their sick-beds.
          
          1 Nephi 18:18
           18 Because of their grief and much sorrow, and the iniquity of
          my brethren, they were brought near even to be carried out of
          this time to meet their God; yea, their grey hairs were about to
          be brought down to lie low in the dust; yea, even they were near
          to be cast with sorrow into a watery grave.
          
          1 Nephi 18:19
           19 And Jacob and Joseph also, being young, having need of much
          nourishment, were grieved because of the afflictions of their
          mother; and also my wife with her tears and prayers, and also my
          children, did not soften the hearts of my brethren that they
          would loose me.
          
          1 Nephi 18:20
           20 And there was nothing save it were the power of God, which
          threatened them with destruction, could soften their hearts;
          wherefore, when they saw that they were about to be swallowed up
          in the depths of the sea they repented of the thing which they
          had done, insomuch that they loosed me.
          
          1 Nephi 18:21
           21 And it came to pass after they had loosed me, behold, I took
          the compass, and it did work whither I desired it. And it came
          to pass that I prayed unto the Lord; and after I had prayed the
          winds did cease, and the storm did cease, and there was a great
          calm.
          
          1 Nephi 18:22
           22 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, did guide the ship, that
          we sailed again towards the promised land.
          
          1 Nephi 18:23
           23 And it came to pass that after we had sailed for the space of
          many days we did arrive at the promised land; and we went forth
          upon the land, and did pitch our tents; and we did call it the
          promised land.
          
          1 Nephi 18:24
           24 And it came to pass that we did begin to till the earth, and
          we began to plant seeds; yea, we did put all our seeds into the
          earth, which we had brought from the land of Jerusalem. And it
          came to pass that they did grow exceedingly; wherefore, we were
          blessed in abundance.
          
          1 Nephi 18:25
           25 And it came to pass that we did find upon the land of
          promise, as we journeyed in the wilderness, that there were
          beasts in the forests of every kind, both the cow and the ox, and
          the ass and the horse, and the goat and the wild goat, and all
          manner of wild animals, which were for the use of men. And we
          did find all manner of ore, both of gold, and of silver, and of
          copper.
          

1 Nephi 19 Chapter 19

          1 Nephi 19:1
           1 And it came to pass that the Lord commanded me, wherefore I
          did make plates of ore that I might engraven upon them the record
          of my people. And upon the plates which I made I did engraven
          the record of my father, and also our journeyings in the
          wilderness, and the prophecies of my father; and also many of
          mine own prophecies have I engraven upon them.
          
          1 Nephi 19:2
           2 And I knew not at the time when I made them that I should be
          commanded of the Lord to make these plates; wherefore, the record
          of my father, and the genealogy of his fathers, and the more part
          of all our proceedings in the wilderness are engraven upon those
          first plates of which I have spoken; wherefore, the things which
          transpired before I made these plates are, of a truth, more
          particularly made mention upon the first plates.
          
          1 Nephi 19:3
           3 And after I had made these plates by way of commandment, I,
          Nephi, received a commandment that the ministry and the
          prophecies, the more plain and precious parts of them, should be
          written upon these plates; and that the things which were written
          should be kept for the instruction of my people, who should
          possess the land, and also for other wise purposes, which
          purposes are known unto the Lord.
          
          1 Nephi 19:4
           4 Wherefore, I, Nephi, did make a record upon the other plates,
          which gives an account, or which gives a greater account of the
          wars and contentions and destructions of my people. And this
          have I done, and commanded my people what they should do after I
          was gone; and that these plates should be handed down from one
          generation to another, or from one prophet to another, until
          further commandments of the Lord.
          
          1 Nephi 19:5
           5 And an account of my making these plates shall be given
          hereafter; and then, behold, I proceed according to that which I
          have spoken; and this I do that the more sacred things may be
          kept for the knowledge of my people.
          
          1 Nephi 19:6
           6 Nevertheless, I do not write anything upon plates save it be
          that I think it be sacred. And now, if I do err, even did they
          err of old; not that I would excuse myself because of other men,
          but because of the weakness which is in me, according to the
          flesh, I would excuse myself.
          
          1 Nephi 19:7
           7 For the things which some men esteem to be of great worth,
          both to the body and soul, others set at naught and trample under
          their feet. Yea, even the very God of Israel do men trample
          under their feet; I say, trample under their feet but I would
          speak in other words—they set him at naught, and hearken not to
          the voice of his counsels.
          
          1 Nephi 19:8
           8 And behold he cometh, according to the words of the angel, in
          six hundred years from the time my father left Jerusalem.
          
          1 Nephi 19:9
           9 And the world, because of their iniquity, shall judge him to
          be a thing of naught; wherefore they scourge him, and he
          suffereth it; and they smite him, and he suffereth it. Yea, they
          spit upon him, and he suffereth it, because of his loving
          kindness and his long-suffering towards the children of men.
          
          1 Nephi 19:10
           10 And the God of our fathers, who were led out of Egypt, out of
          bondage, and also were preserved in the wilderness by him, yea,
          the God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, yieldeth
          himself, according to the words of the angel, as a man, into the
          hands of wicked men, to be lifted up, according to the words of
          Zenock, and to be crucified, according to the words of Neum, and
          to be buried in a sepulchre, according to the words of Zenos,
          which he spake concerning the three days of darkness, which
          should be a sign given of his death unto those who should inhabit
          the isles of the sea, more especially given unto those who are of
          the house of Israel.
          
          1 Nephi 19:11
           11 For thus spake the prophet: The Lord God surely shall visit
          all the house of Israel at that day, some with his voice, because
          of their righteousness, unto their great joy and salvation, and
          others with the thunderings and the lightnings of his power, by
          tempest, by fire, and by smoke, and vapor of darkness, and by the
          opening of the earth, and by mountains which shall be carried up.
          
          1 Nephi 19:12
           12 And all these things must surely come, saith the prophet
          Zenos. And the rocks of the earth must rend; and because of the
          groanings of the earth, many of the kings of the isles of the sea
          shall be wrought upon by the Spirit of God, to exclaim: The God
          of nature suffers.
          
          1 Nephi 19:13
           13 And as for those who are at Jerusalem, saith the prophet,
          they shall be scourged by all people, because they crucify the
          God of Israel, and turn their hearts aside, rejecting signs and
          wonders, and the power and glory of the God of Israel.
          
          1 Nephi 19:14
           14 And because they turn their hearts aside, saith the prophet,
          and have despised the Holy One of Israel, they shall wander in
          the flesh, and perish, and become a hiss and a byword, and be
          hated among all nations.
          
          1 Nephi 19:15
           15 Nevertheless, when that day cometh, saith the prophet, that
          they no more turn aside their hearts against the Holy One of
          Israel, then will he remember the covenants which he made to
          their fathers.
          
          1 Nephi 19:16
           16 Yea, then will he remember the isles of the sea; yea, and all
          the people who are of the house of Israel, will I gather in,
          saith the Lord, according to the words of the prophet Zenos, from
          the four quarters of the earth.
          
          1 Nephi 19:17
           17 Yea, and all the earth shall see the salvation of the Lord,
          saith the prophet; every nation, kindred, tongue and people shall
          be blessed.
          
          1 Nephi 19:18
           18 And I, Nephi, have written these things unto my people, that
          perhaps I might persuade them that they would remember the Lord
          their Redeemer.
          
          1 Nephi 19:19
           19 Wherefore, I speak unto all the house of Israel, if it so be
          that they should obtain these things.
          
          1 Nephi 19:20
           20 For behold, I have workings in the spirit, which doth weary
          me even that all my joints are weak, for those who are at
          Jerusalem; for had not the Lord been merciful, to show unto me
          concerning them, even as he had prophets of old, I should have
          perished also.
          
          1 Nephi 19:21
           21 And he surely did show unto the prophets of old all things
          concerning them; and also he did show unto many concerning us;
          wherefore, it must needs be that we know concerning them for they
          are written upon the plates of brass.
          
          1 Nephi 19:22
           22 Now it came to pass that I, Nephi, did teach my brethren
          these things; and it came to pass that I did read many things to
          them, which were engraven upon the plates of brass, that they
          might know concerning the doings of the Lord in other lands,
          among people of old.
          
          1 Nephi 19:23
           23 And I did read many things unto them which were written in
          the books of Moses; but that I might more fully persuade them to
          believe in the Lord their Redeemer I did read unto them that
          which was written by the prophet Isaiah; for I did liken all
          scriptures unto us, that it might be for our profit and learning.
          
          1 Nephi 19:24
           24 Wherefore I spake unto them, saying: Hear ye the words of the
          prophet, ye who are a remnant of the house of Israel, a branch
          who have been broken off; hear ye the words of the prophet, which
          were written unto all the house of Israel, and liken them unto
          yourselves, that ye may have hope as well as your brethren from
          whom ye have been broken off; for after this manner has the
          prophet written.
          

1 Nephi 20 Chapter 20

          1 Nephi 20:1
           1 Hearken and hear this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the
          name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, or
          out of the waters of baptism, who swear by the name of the Lord,
          and make mention of the God of Israel, yet they swear not in
          truth nor in righteousness.
          
          1 Nephi 20:2
           2 Nevertheless, they call themselves of the holy city, but they
          do not stay themselves upon the God of Israel, who is the Lord of
          Hosts; yea, the Lord of Hosts is his name.
          
          1 Nephi 20:3
           3 Behold, I have declared the former things from the beginning;
          and they went forth out of my mouth, and I showed them. I did
          show them suddenly.
          
          1 Nephi 20:4
           4 And I did it because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy
          neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass;
          
          1 Nephi 20:5
           5 And I have even from the beginning declared to thee; before it
          came to pass I showed them thee; and I showed them for fear lest
          thou shouldst say—mine idol hath done them, and my graven image,
          and my molten image hath commanded them.
          
          1 Nephi 20:6
           6 Thou hast seen and heard all this; and will ye not declare
          them? And that I have showed thee new things from this time,
          even hidden things, and thou didst not know them.
          
          1 Nephi 20:7
           7 They are created now, and not from the beginning, even before
          the day when thou heardest them not they were declared unto thee,
          lest thou shouldst say—Behold I knew them.
          
          1 Nephi 20:8
           8 Yea, and thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from
          that time thine ear was not opened; for I knew that thou wouldst
          deal very treacherously, and wast called a transgressor from the
          womb.
          
          1 Nephi 20:9
           9 Nevertheless, for my name's sake will I defer mine anger, and
          for my praise will I refrain from thee, that I cut thee not off.
          
          1 Nephi 20:10
           10 For, behold, I have refined thee, I have chosen thee in the
          furnace of affliction.
          
          1 Nephi 20:11
           11 For mine own sake, yea, for mine own sake will I do this, for
          I will not suffer my name to be polluted, and I will not give my
          glory unto another.
          
          1 Nephi 20:12
           12 Hearken unto me, O Jacob, and Israel my called, for I am he;
          I am the first, and I am also the last.
          
          1 Nephi 20:13
           13 Mine hand hath also laid the foundation of the earth, and my
          right hand hath spanned the heavens. I call unto them and they
          stand up together.
          
          1 Nephi 20:14
           14 All ye, assemble yourselves, and hear; who among them hath
          declared these things unto them? The Lord hath loved him; yea,
          and he will fulfill his word which he hath declared by them; and
          he will do his pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall come upon
          the Chaldeans.
          
          1 Nephi 20:15
           15 Also, saith the Lord; I the Lord, yea, I have spoken; yea, I
          have called him to declare, I have brought him, and he shall make
          his way prosperous.
          
          1 Nephi 20:16
           16 Come ye near unto me; I have not spoken in secret; from the
          beginning, from the time that it was declared have I spoken; and
          the Lord God, and his Spirit, hath sent me.
          
          1 Nephi 20:17
           17 And thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of
          Israel; I have sent him, the Lord thy God who teacheth thee to
          profit, who leadeth thee by the way thou shouldst go, hath done
          it.
          
          1 Nephi 20:18
           18 O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments—then had thy
          peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the
          sea.
          
          1 Nephi 20:19
           19 Thy seed also had been as the sand; the offspring of thy
          bowels like the gravel thereof; his name should not have been cut
          off nor destroyed from before me.
          
          1 Nephi 20:20
           20 Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans, with a
          voice of singing declare ye, tell this, utter to the end of the
          earth; say ye: The Lord hath redeemed his servant Jacob.
          
          1 Nephi 20:21
           21 And they thirsted not; he led them through the deserts; he
          caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them; he clave the
          rock also and the waters gushed out.
          
          1 Nephi 20:22
           22 And notwithstanding he hath done all this, and greater also,
          there is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked.
          

1 Nephi 21 Chapter 21

          1 Nephi 21:1
           1 And again: Hearken, O ye house of Israel, all ye that are
          broken off and are driven out because of the wickedness of the
          pastors of my people; yea, all ye that are broken off, that are
          scattered abroad, who are of my people, O house of Israel.
          Listen, O isles, unto me, and hearken ye people from far; the
          Lord hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother
          hath he made mention of my name.
          
          1 Nephi 21:2
           2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of
          his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his
          quiver hath he hid me;
          
          1 Nephi 21:3
           3 And said unto me: Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I
          will be glorified.
          
          1 Nephi 21:4
           4 Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength
          for naught and in vain; surely my judgment is with the Lord, and
          my work with my God.
          
          1 Nephi 21:5
           5 And now, saith the Lord—that formed me from the womb that I
          should be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him—though Israel
          be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the Lord,
          and my God shall be my strength.
          
          1 Nephi 21:6
           6 And he said: It is a light thing that thou shouldst be my
          servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the
          preserved of Israel. I will also give thee for a light to the
          Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the ends of the
          earth.
          
          1 Nephi 21:7
           7 Thus saith the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, his Holy One, to
          him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to
          servant of rulers: Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall
          worship, because of the Lord that is faithful.
          
          1 Nephi 21:8
           8 Thus saith the Lord: In an acceptable time have I heard thee,
          O isles of the sea, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee;
          and I will preserve thee, and give thee my servant for a covenant
          of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the
          desolate heritages;
          
          1 Nephi 21:9
           9 That thou mayest say to the prisoners: Go forth; to them that
          sit in darkness: Show yourselves. They shall feed in the ways,
          and their pastures shall be in all high places.
          
          1 Nephi 21:10
           10 They shall not hunger nor thirst, neither shall the heat nor
          the sun smite them; for he that hath mercy on them shall lead
          them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.
          
          1 Nephi 21:11
           11 And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall
          be exalted.
          
          1 Nephi 21:12
           12 And then, O house of Israel, behold, these shall come from
          far; and lo, these from the north and from the west; and these
          from the land of Sinim.
          
          1 Nephi 21:13
           13 Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; for the feet of
          those who are in the east shall be established; and break forth
          into singing, O mountains; for they shall be smitten no more; for
          the Lord hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his
          afflicted.
          
          1 Nephi 21:14
           14 But, behold, Zion hath said: The Lord hath forsaken me, and
          my Lord hath forgotten me—but he will show that he hath not.
          
          1 Nephi 21:15
           15 For can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not
          have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget,
          yet will I not forget thee, O house of Israel.
          
          1 Nephi 21:16
           16 Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy
          walls are continually before me.
          
          1 Nephi 21:17
           17 Thy children shall make haste against thy destroyers; and
          they that made thee waste shall go forth of thee.
          
          1 Nephi 21:18
           18 Lift up thine eyes round about and behold; all these gather
          themselves together, and they shall come to thee. And as I live,
          saith the Lord, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as
          with an ornament, and bind them on even as a bride.
          
          1 Nephi 21:19
           19 For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy
          destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the
          inhabitants; and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away.
          
          1 Nephi 21:20
           20 The children whom thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the
          first, shall again in thine ears say: The place is too strait for
          me; give place to me that I may dwell.
          
          1 Nephi 21:21
           21 Then shalt thou say in thine heart: Who hath begotten me
          these, seeing I have lost my children, and am desolate, a
          captive, and removing to and fro? And who hath brought up these?
          

Behold, I was left alone; these, where have they been?

          1 Nephi 21:22
           22 Thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I will lift up mine hand to
          the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people; and they
          shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be
          carried upon their shoulders.
          
          1 Nephi 21:23
           23 And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy
          nursing mothers; they shall bow down to thee with their face
          towards the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou
          shalt know that I am the Lord; for they shall not be ashamed that
          wait for me.
          
          1 Nephi 21:24
           24 For shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful
          captives delivered?
          
          1 Nephi 21:25
           25 But thus saith the Lord, even the captives of the mighty
          shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be
          delivered; for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee,
          and I will save thy children.
          
          1 Nephi 21:26
           26 And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh;
          they shall be drunken with their own blood as with sweet wine;
          and all flesh shall know that I, the Lord, am thy Savior and thy
          Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.
          

1 Nephi 22 Chapter 22

          1 Nephi 22:1
           1 And now it came to pass that after I, Nephi, had read these
          things which were engraven upon the plates of brass, my brethren
          came unto me and said unto me: What meaneth these things which ye
          have read? Behold, are they to be understood according to things
          which are spiritual, which shall come to pass according to the
          spirit and not the flesh?
          
          1 Nephi 22:2
           2 And I, Nephi, said unto them: Behold they were manifest unto
          the prophet by the voice of the Spirit; for by the Spirit are all
          things made known unto the prophets, which shall come upon the
          children of men according to the flesh.
          
          1 Nephi 22:3
           3 Wherefore, the things of which I have read are things
          pertaining to things both temporal and spiritual; for it appears
          that the house of Israel, sooner or later, will be scattered upon
          all the face of the earth, and also among all nations.
          
          1 Nephi 22:4
           4 And behold, there are many who are already lost from the
          knowledge of those who are at Jerusalem. Yea, the more part of
          all the tribes have been led away; and they are scattered to and
          fro upon the isles of the sea; and whither they are none of us
          knoweth, save that we know that they have been led away.
          
          1 Nephi 22:5
           5 And since they have been led away, these things have been
          prophesied concerning them, and also concerning all those who
          shall hereafter be scattered and be confounded, because of the
          Holy One of Israel; for against him will they harden their
          hearts; wherefore, they shall be scattered among all nations and
          shall be hated of all men.
          
          1 Nephi 22:6
           6 Nevertheless, after they shall be nursed by the Gentiles, and
          the Lord has lifted up his hand upon the Gentiles and set them up
          for a standard, and their children have been carried in their
          arms, and their daughters have been carried upon their shoulders,
          behold these things of which are spoken are temporal; for thus
          are the covenants of the Lord with our fathers; and it meaneth us
          in the days to come, and also all our brethren who are of the
          house of Israel.
          
          1 Nephi 22:7
           7 And it meaneth that the time cometh that after all the house
          of Israel have been scattered and confounded, that the Lord God
          will raise up a mighty nation among the Gentiles, yea, even upon
          the face of this land; and by them shall our seed be scattered.
          
          1 Nephi 22:8
           8 And after our seed is scattered the Lord God will proceed to
          do a marvelous work among the Gentiles, which shall be of great
          worth unto our seed; wherefore, it is likened unto their being
          nourished by the Gentiles and being carried in their arms and
          upon their shoulders.
          
          1 Nephi 22:9
           9 And it shall also be of worth unto the Gentiles; and not only
          unto the Gentiles but unto all the house of Israel, unto the
          making known of the covenants of the Father of heaven unto
          Abraham, saying: In thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth
          be blessed.
          
          1 Nephi 22:10
           10 And I would, my brethren, that ye should know that all the
          kindreds of the earth cannot be blessed unless he shall make bare
          his arm in the eyes of the nations.
          
          1 Nephi 22:11
           11 Wherefore, the Lord God will proceed to make bare his arm in
          the eyes of all the nations, in bringing about his covenants and
          his gospel unto those who are of the house of Israel.
          
          1 Nephi 22:12
           12 Wherefore, he will bring them again out of captivity, and
          they shall be gathered together to the lands of their
          inheritance; and they shall be brought out of obscurity and out
          of darkness; and they shall know that the Lord is their Savior
          and their Redeemer, the Mighty One of Israel.
          
          1 Nephi 22:13
           13 And the blood of that great and abominable church, which is
          the whore of all the earth, shall turn upon their own heads; for
          they shall war among themselves, and the sword of their own hands
          shall fall upon their own heads, and they shall be drunken with
          their own blood.
          
          1 Nephi 22:14
           14 And every nation which shall war against thee, O house of
          Israel, shall be turned one against another, and they shall fall
          into the pit which they digged to ensnare the people of the Lord.
          And all that fight against Zion shall be destroyed, and that
          great whore, who hath perverted the right ways of the Lord, yea,
          that great and abominable church, shall tumble to the dust and
          great shall be the fall of it.
          
          1 Nephi 22:15
           15 For behold, saith the prophet, the time cometh speedily that
          Satan shall have no more power over the hearts of the children of
          men; for the day soon cometh that all the proud and they who do
          wickedly shall be as stubble; and the day cometh that they must
          be burned.
          
          1 Nephi 22:16
           16 For the time soon cometh that the fulness of the wrath of God
          shall be poured out upon all the children of men; for he will not
          suffer that the wicked shall destroy the righteous.
          
          1 Nephi 22:17
           17 Wherefore, he will preserve the righteous by his power, even
          if it so be that the fulness of his wrath must come, and the
          righteous be preserved, even unto the destruction of their
          enemies by fire. Wherefore, the righteous need not fear; for
          thus saith the prophet, they shall be saved, even if it so be as
          by fire.
          
          1 Nephi 22:18
           18 Behold, my brethren, I say unto you, that these things must
          shortly come; yea, even blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke must
          come; and it must needs be upon the face of this earth; and it
          cometh unto men according to the flesh if it so be that they will
          harden their hearts against the Holy One of Israel.
          
          1 Nephi 22:19
           19 For behold, the righteous shall not perish; for the time
          surely must come that all they who fight against Zion shall be
          cut off.
          
          1 Nephi 22:20
           20 And the Lord will surely prepare a way for his people, unto
          the fulfilling of the words of Moses, which he spake, saying: A
          prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you, like unto me;
          him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.
          And it shall come to pass that all those who will not hear that
          prophet shall be cut off from among the people.
          
          1 Nephi 22:21
           21 And now I, Nephi, declare unto you, that this prophet of whom
          Moses spake was the Holy One of Israel; wherefore, he shall
          execute judgment in righteousness.
          
          1 Nephi 22:22
           22 And the righteous need not fear, for they are those who shall
          not be confounded. But it is the kingdom of the devil, which
          shall be built up among the children of men, which kingdom is
          established among them which are in the flesh—
          
          1 Nephi 22:23
           23 For the time speedily shall come that all churches which are
          built up to get gain, and all those who are built up to get power
          over the flesh, and those who are built up to become popular in
          the eyes of the world, and those who seek the lusts of the flesh
          and the things of the world, and to do all manner of iniquity;
          yea, in fine, all those who belong to the kingdom of the devil
          are they who need fear, and tremble, and quake; they are those
          who must be brought low in the dust; they are those who must be
          consumed as stubble; and this is according to the words of the
          prophet.
          
          1 Nephi 22:24
           24 And the time cometh speedily that the righteous must be led
          up as calves of the stall, and the Holy One of Israel must reign
          in dominion, and might, and power, and great glory.
          
          1 Nephi 22:25
           25 And he gathereth his children from the four quarters of the
          earth; and he numbereth his sheep, and they know him; and there
          shall be one fold and one shepherd; and he shall feed his sheep,
          and in him they shall find pasture.
          
          1 Nephi 22:26
           26 And because of the righteousness of his people, Satan has no
          power; wherefore, he cannot be loosed for the space of many
          years; for he hath no power over the hearts of the people, for
          they dwell in righteousness, and the Holy One of Israel reigneth.
          
          1 Nephi 22:27
           27 And now behold, I, Nephi, say unto you that all these things
          must come according to the flesh.
          
          1 Nephi 22:28
           28 But, behold, all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people shall
          dwell safely in the Holy One of Israel if it so be that they will
          repent.
          
          1 Nephi 22:29
           29 And now I, Nephi, make an end; for I durst not speak further
          as yet concerning these things.
          
          1 Nephi 22:30
           30 Wherefore, my brethren, I would that ye should consider that
          the things which have been written upon the plates of brass are
          true; and they testify that a man must be obedient to the
          commandments of God.
          
          1 Nephi 22:31
           31 Wherefore, ye need not suppose that I and my father are the
          only ones that have testified, and also taught them. Wherefore,
          if ye shall be obedient to the commandments, and endure to the
          end, ye shall be saved at the last day. And thus it is. Amen.
          

THE SECOND BOOK OF NEPHI

An account of the death of Lehi. Nephi's brethren rebel against him. The Lord warns Nephi to depart into the wilderness. His journeyings in the wilderness, and so forth.

2 Nephi 1 Chapter 1

          2 Nephi 1:1
           1 And now it came to pass that after I, Nephi, had made an end
          of teaching my brethren, our father, Lehi, also spake many things
          unto them, and rehearsed unto them, how great things the Lord had
          done for them in bringing them out of the land of Jerusalem.
          
          2 Nephi 1:2
           2 And he spake unto them concerning their rebellions upon the
          waters, and the mercies of God in sparing their lives, that they
          were not swallowed up in the sea.
          
          2 Nephi 1:3
           3 And he also spake unto them concerning the land of promise,
          which they had obtained—how merciful the Lord had been in
          warning us that we should flee out of the land of Jerusalem.
          
          2 Nephi 1:4
           4 For, behold, said he, I have seen a vision, in which I know
          that Jerusalem is destroyed; and had we remained in Jerusalem we
          should also have perished.
          
          2 Nephi 1:5
           5 But, said he, notwithstanding our afflictions, we have
          obtained a land of promise, a land which is choice above all
          other lands; a land which the Lord God hath covenanted with me
          should be a land for the inheritance of my seed. Yea, the Lord
          hath covenanted this land unto me, and to my children forever,
          and also all those who should be led out of other countries by
          the hand of the Lord.
          
          2 Nephi 1:6
           6 Wherefore, I, Lehi, prophesy according to the workings of the
          Spirit which is in me, that there shall none come into this land
          save they shall be brought by the hand of the Lord.
          
          2 Nephi 1:7
           7 Wherefore, this land is consecrated unto him whom he shall
          bring. And if it so be that they shall serve him according to
          the commandments which he hath given, it shall be a land of
          liberty unto them; wherefore, they shall never be brought down
          into captivity; if so, it shall be because of iniquity; for if
          iniquity shall abound cursed shall be the land for their sakes,
          but unto the righteous it shall be blessed forever.
          
          2 Nephi 1:8
           8 And behold, it is wisdom that this land should be kept as yet
          from the knowledge of other nations; for behold, many nations
          would overrun the land, that there would be no place for an
          inheritance.
          
          2 Nephi 1:9
           9 Wherefore, I, Lehi, have obtained a promise, that inasmuch as
          those whom the Lord God shall bring out of the land of Jerusalem
          shall keep his commandments, they shall prosper upon the face of
          this land; and they shall be kept from all other nations, that
          they may possess this land unto themselves. And if it so be that
          they shall keep his commandments they shall be blessed upon the
          face of this land, and there shall be none to molest them, nor to
          take away the land of their inheritance; and they shall dwell
          safely forever.
          
          2 Nephi 1:10
           10 But behold, when the time cometh that they shall dwindle in
          unbelief, after they have received so great blessings from the
          hand of the Lord—having a knowledge of the creation of the
          earth, and all men, knowing the great and marvelous works of the
          Lord from the creation of the world; having power given them to
          do all things by faith; having all the commandments from the
          beginning, and having been brought by his infinite goodness into
          this precious land of promise—behold, I say, if the day shall
          come that they will reject the Holy One of Israel, the true
          Messiah, their Redeemer and their God, behold, the judgments of
          him that is just shall rest upon them.
          
          2 Nephi 1:11
           11 Yea, he will bring other nations unto them, and he will give
          unto them power, and he will take away from them the lands of
          their possessions, and he will cause them to be scattered and
          smitten.
          
          2 Nephi 1:12
           12 Yea, as one generation passeth to another there shall be
          bloodsheds, and great visitations among them; wherefore, my sons,
          I would that ye would remember; yea, I would that ye would
          hearken unto my words.
          
          2 Nephi 1:13
           13 O that ye would awake; awake from a deep sleep, yea, even
          from the sleep of hell, and shake off the awful chains by which
          ye are bound, which are the chains which bind the children of
          men, that they are carried away captive down to the eternal gulf
          of misery and woe.
          
          2 Nephi 1:14
           14 Awake! and arise from the dust, and hear the words of a
          trembling parent, whose limbs ye must soon lay down in the cold
          and silent grave, from whence no traveler can return; a few more
          days and I go the way of all the earth.
          
          2 Nephi 1:15
           15 But behold, the Lord hath redeemed my soul from hell; I have
          beheld his glory, and I am encircled about eternally in the arms
          of his love.
          
          2 Nephi 1:16
           16 And I desire that ye should remember to observe the statutes
          and the judgments of the Lord; behold, this hath been the anxiety
          of my soul from the beginning.
          
          2 Nephi 1:17
           17 My heart hath been weighed down with sorrow from time to
          time, for I have feared, lest for the hardness of your hearts the
          Lord your God should come out in the fulness of his wrath upon
          you, that ye be cut off and destroyed forever;
          
          2 Nephi 1:18
           18 Or, that a cursing should come upon you for the space of many
          generations; and ye are visited by sword, and by famine, and are
          hated, and are led according to the will and captivity of the
          devil.
          
          2 Nephi 1:19
           19 O my sons, that these things might not come upon you, but
          that ye might be a choice and a favored people of the Lord. But
          behold, his will be done; for his ways are righteousness forever.
          
          2 Nephi 1:20
           20 And he hath said that: Inasmuch as ye shall keep my
          commandments ye shall prosper in the land; but inasmuch as ye
          will not keep my commandments ye shall be cut off from my
          presence.
          
          2 Nephi 1:21
           21 And now that my soul might have joy in you, and that my heart
          might leave this world with gladness because of you, that I might
          not be brought down with grief and sorrow to the grave, arise
          from the dust, my sons, and be men, and be determined in one mind
          and in one heart, united in all things, that ye may not come down
          into captivity;
          
          2 Nephi 1:22
           22 That ye may not be cursed with a sore cursing; and also, that
          ye may not incur the displeasure of a just God upon you, unto the
          destruction, yea, the eternal destruction of both soul and body.
          
          2 Nephi 1:23
           23 Awake, my sons; put on the armor of righteousness. Shake off
          the chains with which ye are bound, and come forth out of
          obscurity, and arise from the dust.
          
          2 Nephi 1:24
           24 Rebel no more against your brother, whose views have been
          glorious, and who hath kept the commandments from the time that
          we left Jerusalem; and who hath been an instrument in the hands
          of God, in bringing us forth into the land of promise; for were
          it not for him, we must have perished with hunger in the
          wilderness; nevertheless, ye sought to take away his life; yea,
          and he hath suffered much sorrow because of you.
          
          2 Nephi 1:25
           25 And I exceedingly fear and tremble because of you, lest he
          shall suffer again; for behold, ye have accused him that he
          sought power and authority over you; but I know that he hath not
          sought for power nor authority over you, but he hath sought the
          glory of God, and your own eternal welfare.
          
          2 Nephi 1:26
           26 And ye have murmured because he hath been plain unto you. Ye
          say that he hath used sharpness; ye say that he hath been angry
          with you; but behold, his sharpness was the sharpness of the
          power of the word of God, which was in him; and that which ye
          call anger was the truth, according to that which is in God,
          which he could not restrain, manifesting boldly concerning your
          iniquities.
          
          2 Nephi 1:27
           27 And it must needs be that the power of God must be with him,
          even unto his commanding you that ye must obey. But behold, it
          was not he, but it was the Spirit of the Lord which was in him,
          which opened his mouth to utterance that he could not shut it.
          
          2 Nephi 1:28
           28 And now my son, Laman, and also Lemuel and Sam, and also my
          sons who are the sons of Ishmael, behold, if ye will hearken unto
          the voice of Nephi ye shall not perish. And if ye will hearken
          unto him I leave unto you a blessing, yea, even my first
          blessing.
          
          2 Nephi 1:29
           29 But if ye will not hearken unto him I take away my first
          blessing, yea, even my blessing, and it shall rest upon him.
          
          2 Nephi 1:30
           30 And now Zoram, I speak unto you: Behold, thou art the servant
          of Laban; nevertheless, thou hast been brought out of the land of
          Jerusalem, and I know that thou art a true friend unto my son,
          Nephi, forever.
          
          2 Nephi 1:31
           31 Wherefore, because thou hast been faithful thy seed shall be
          blessed with his seed, that they dwell in prosperity long upon
          the face of this land; and nothing, save it shall be iniquity
          among them, shall harm or disturb their prosperity upon the face
          of this land forever.
          
          2 Nephi 1:32
           32 Wherefore, if ye shall keep the commandments of the Lord, the
          Lord hath consecrated this land for the security of thy seed with
          the seed of my son.
          

2 Nephi 2 Chapter 2

          2 Nephi 2:1
           1 And now, Jacob, I speak unto you: Thou art my first-born in
          the days of my tribulation in the wilderness. And behold, in thy
          childhood thou hast suffered afflictions and much sorrow, because
          of the rudeness of thy brethren.
          
          2 Nephi 2:2
           2 Nevertheless, Jacob, my first-born in the wilderness, thou
          knowest the greatness of God; and he shall consecrate thine
          afflictions for thy gain.
          
          2 Nephi 2:3
           3 Wherefore, thy soul shall be blessed, and thou shalt dwell
          safely with thy brother, Nephi; and thy days shall be spent in
          the service of thy God. Wherefore, I know that thou art
          redeemed, because of the righteousness of thy Redeemer; for thou
          hast beheld that in the fulness of time he cometh to bring
          salvation unto men.
          
          2 Nephi 2:4
           4 And thou hast beheld in thy youth his glory; wherefore, thou
          art blessed even as they unto whom he shall minister in the
          flesh; for the Spirit is the same, yesterday, today, and forever.
          And the way is prepared from the fall of man, and salvation is
          free.
          
          2 Nephi 2:5
           5 And men are instructed sufficiently that they know good from
          evil. And the law is given unto men. And by the law no flesh is
          justified; or, by the law men are cut off. Yea, by the temporal
          law they were cut off; and also, by the spiritual law they perish
          from that which is good, and become miserable forever.
          
          2 Nephi 2:6
           6 Wherefore, redemption cometh in and through the Holy Messiah;
          for he is full of grace and truth.
          
          2 Nephi 2:7
           7 Behold, he offereth himself a sacrifice for sin, to answer the
          ends of the law, unto all those who have a broken heart and a
          contrite spirit; and unto none else can the ends of the law be
          answered.
          
          2 Nephi 2:8
           8 Wherefore, how great the importance to make these things known
          unto the inhabitants of the earth, that they may know that there
          is no flesh that can dwell in the presence of God, save it be
          through the merits, and mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah, who
          layeth down his life according to the flesh, and taketh it again
          by the power of the Spirit, that he may bring to pass the
          resurrection of the dead, being the first that should rise.
          
          2 Nephi 2:9
           9 Wherefore, he is the first-fruits unto God, inasmuch as he
          shall make intercession for all the children of men; and they
          that believe in him shall be saved.
          
          2 Nephi 2:10
           10 And because of the intercession for all, all men come unto
          God; wherefore, they stand in the presence of him to be judged of
          him according to the truth and holiness which is in him.
          Wherefore, the ends of the law which the Holy One hath given,
          unto the inflicting of the punishment which is affixed, which
          punishment that is affixed is in opposition to that of the
          happiness which is affixed, to answer the ends of the atonement—
          
          2 Nephi 2:11
           11 For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all
          things. If not so, my first-born in the wilderness,
          righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness,
          neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad. Wherefore,
          all things must needs be a compound in one; wherefore, if it
          should be one body it must needs remain as dead, having no life
          neither death, nor corruption nor incorruption, happiness nor
          misery, neither sense nor insensibility.
          
          2 Nephi 2:12
           12 Wherefore, it must needs have been created for a thing of
          naught; wherefore there would have been no purpose in the end of
          its creation. Wherefore, this thing must needs destroy the
          wisdom of God and his eternal purposes, and also the power, and
          the mercy, and the justice of God.
          
          2 Nephi 2:13
           13 And if ye shall say there is no law, ye shall also say there
          is no sin. If ye shall say there is no sin, ye shall also say
          there is no righteousness. And if there be no righteousness
          there be no happiness. And if there be no righteousness nor
          happiness there be no punishment nor misery. And if these things
          are not there is no God. And if there is no God we are not,
          neither the earth; for there could have been no creation of
          things, neither to act nor to be acted upon; wherefore, all
          things must have vanished away.
          
          2 Nephi 2:14
           14 And now, my sons, I speak unto you these things for your
          profit and learning; for there is a God, and he hath created all
          things, both the heavens and the earth, and all things that in
          them are, both things to act and things to be acted upon.
          
          2 Nephi 2:15
           15 And to bring about his eternal purposes in the end of man,
          after he had created our first parents, and the beasts of the
          field and the fowls of the air, and in fine, all things which are
          created, it must needs be that there was an opposition; even the
          forbidden fruit in opposition to the tree of life; the one being
          sweet and the other bitter.
          
          2 Nephi 2:16
           16 Wherefore, the Lord God gave unto man that he should act for
          himself. Wherefore, man could not act for himself save it should
          be that he was enticed by the one or the other.
          
          2 Nephi 2:17
           17 And I, Lehi, according to the things which I have read, must
          needs suppose that an angel of God, according to that which is
          written, had fallen from heaven; wherefore, he became a devil,
          having sought that which was evil before God.
          
          2 Nephi 2:18
           18 And because he had fallen from heaven, and had become
          miserable forever, he sought also the misery of all mankind.
          Wherefore, he said unto Eve, yea, even that old serpent, who is
          the devil, who is the father of all lies, wherefore he said:
          Partake of the forbidden fruit, and ye shall not die, but ye
          shall be as God, knowing good and evil.
          
          2 Nephi 2:19
           19 And after Adam and Eve had partaken of the forbidden fruit
          they were driven out of the garden of Eden, to till the earth.
          
          2 Nephi 2:20
           20 And they have brought forth children; yea, even the family of
          all the earth.
          
          2 Nephi 2:21
           21 And the days of the children of men were prolonged, according
          to the will of God, that they might repent while in the flesh;
          wherefore, their state became a state of probation, and their
          time was lengthened, according to the commandments which the Lord
          God gave unto the children of men. For he gave commandment that
          all men must repent; for he showed unto all men that they were
          lost, because of the transgression of their parents.
          
          2 Nephi 2:22
           22 And now, behold, if Adam had not transgressed he would not
          have fallen, but he would have remained in the garden of Eden.
          And all things which were created must have remained in the same
          state in which they were after they were created; and they must
          have remained forever, and had no end.
          
          2 Nephi 2:23
           23 And they would have had no children; wherefore they would
          have remained in a state of innocence, having no joy, for they
          knew no misery; doing no good, for they knew no sin.
          
          2 Nephi 2:24
           24 But behold, all things have been done in the wisdom of him
          who knoweth all things.
          
          2 Nephi 2:25
           25 Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might
          have joy.
          
          2 Nephi 2:26
           26 And the Messiah cometh in the fulness of time, that he may
          redeem the children of men from the fall. And because that they
          are redeemed from the fall they have become free forever, knowing
          good from evil; to act for themselves and not to be acted upon,
          save it be by the punishment of the law at the great and last
          day, according to the commandments which God hath given.
          
          2 Nephi 2:27
           27 Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all
          things are given them which are expedient unto man. And they are
          free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great
          Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according
          to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all
          men might be miserable like unto himself.
          
          2 Nephi 2:28
           28 And now, my sons, I would that ye should look to the great
          Mediator, and hearken unto his great commandments; and be
          faithful unto his words, and choose eternal life, according to
          the will of his Holy Spirit;
          
          2 Nephi 2:29
           29 And not choose eternal death, according to the will of the
          flesh and the evil which is therein, which giveth the spirit of
          the devil power to captivate, to bring you down to hell, that he
          may reign over you in his own kingdom.
          
          2 Nephi 2:30
           30 I have spoken these few words unto you all, my sons, in the
          last days of my probation; and I have chosen the good part,
          according to the words of the prophet. And I have none other
          object save it be the everlasting welfare of your souls. Amen.
          

2 Nephi 3 Chapter 3

          2 Nephi 3:1
           1 And now I speak unto you, Joseph, my last-born. Thou wast
          born in the wilderness of mine afflictions; yea, in the days of
          my greatest sorrow did thy mother bear thee.
          
          2 Nephi 3:2
           2 And may the Lord consecrate also unto thee this land, which is
          a most precious land, for thine inheritance and the inheritance
          of thy seed with thy brethren, for thy security forever, if it so
          be that ye shall keep the commandments of the Holy One of Israel.
          
          2 Nephi 3:3
           3 And now, Joseph, my last-born, whom I have brought out of the
          wilderness of mine afflictions, may the Lord bless thee forever,
          for thy seed shall not utterly be destroyed.
          
          2 Nephi 3:4
           4 For behold, thou art the fruit of my loins; and I am a
          descendant of Joseph who was carried captive into Egypt. And
          great were the covenants of the Lord which he made unto Joseph.
          
          2 Nephi 3:5
           5 Wherefore, Joseph truly saw our day. And he obtained a
          promise of the Lord, that out of the fruit of his loins the Lord
          God would raise up a righteous branch unto the house of Israel;
          not the Messiah, but a branch which was to be broken off,
          nevertheless, to be remembered in the covenants of the Lord that
          the Messiah should be made manifest unto them in the latter days,
          in the spirit of power, unto the bringing of them out of darkness
          unto light—yea, out of hidden darkness and out of captivity unto
          freedom.
          
          2 Nephi 3:6
           6 For Joseph truly testified, saying: A seer shall the Lord my
          God raise up, who shall be a choice seer unto the fruit of my
          loins.
          
          2 Nephi 3:7
           7 Yea, Joseph truly said: Thus saith the Lord unto me: A choice
          seer will I raise up out of the fruit of thy loins; and he shall
          be esteemed highly among the fruit of thy loins. And unto him
          will I give commandment that he shall do a work for the fruit of
          thy loins, his brethren, which shall be of great worth unto them,
          even to the bringing of them to the knowledge of the covenants
          which I have made with thy fathers.
          
          2 Nephi 3:8
           8 And I will give unto him a commandment that he shall do none
          other work, save the work which I shall command him. And I will
          make him great in mine eyes; for he shall do my work.
          
          2 Nephi 3:9
           9 And he shall be great like unto Moses, whom I have said I
          would raise up unto you, to deliver my people, O house of Israel.
          
          2 Nephi 3:10
           10 And Moses will I raise up, to deliver thy people out of the
          land of Egypt.
          
          2 Nephi 3:11
           11 But a seer will I raise up out of the fruit of thy loins; and
          unto him will I give power to bring forth my word unto the seed
          of thy loins—and not to the bringing forth my word only, saith
          the Lord, but to the convincing them of my word, which shall have
          already gone forth among them.
          
          2 Nephi 3:12
           12 Wherefore, the fruit of thy loins shall write; and the fruit
          of the loins of Judah shall write; and that which shall be
          written by the fruit of thy loins, and also that which shall be
          written by the fruit of the loins of Judah, shall grow together,
          unto the confounding of false doctrines and laying down of
          contentions, and establishing peace among the fruit of thy loins,
          and bringing them to the knowledge of their fathers in the latter
          days, and also to the knowledge of my covenants, saith the Lord.
          
          2 Nephi 3:13
           13 And out of weakness he shall be made strong, in that day when
          my work shall commence among all my people, unto the restoring
          thee, O house of Israel, saith the Lord.
          
          2 Nephi 3:14
           14 And thus prophesied Joseph, saying: Behold, that seer will
          the Lord bless; and they that seek to destroy him shall be
          confounded; for this promise, which I have obtained of the Lord,
          of the fruit of my loins, shall be fulfilled. Behold, I am sure
          of the fulfilling of this promise;
          
          2 Nephi 3:15
           15 And his name shall be called after me; and it shall be after
          the name of his father. And he shall be like unto me; for the
          thing, which the Lord shall bring forth by his hand, by the power
          of the Lord shall bring my people unto salvation.
          
          2 Nephi 3:16
           16 Yea, thus prophesied Joseph: I am sure of this thing, even as
          I am sure of the promise of Moses; for the Lord hath said unto
          me, I will preserve thy seed forever.
          
          2 Nephi 3:17
           17 And the Lord hath said: I will raise up a Moses; and I will
          give power unto him in a rod; and I will give judgment unto him
          in writing. Yet I will not loose his tongue, that he shall speak
          much, for I will not make him mighty in speaking. But I will
          write unto him my law, by the finger of mine own hand; and I will
          make a spokesman for him.
          
          2 Nephi 3:18
           18 And the Lord said unto me also: I will raise up unto the
          fruit of thy loins; and I will make for him a spokesman. And I,
          behold, I will give unto him that he shall write the writing of
          the fruit of thy loins, unto the fruit of thy loins; and the
          spokesman of thy loins shall declare it.
          
          2 Nephi 3:19
           19 And the words which he shall write shall be the words which
          are expedient in my wisdom should go forth unto the fruit of thy
          loins. And it shall be as if the fruit of thy loins had cried
          unto them from the dust; for I know their faith.
          
          2 Nephi 3:20
           20 And they shall cry from the dust; yea, even repentance unto
          their brethren, even after many generations have gone by them.
          And it shall come to pass that their cry shall go, even according
          to the simpleness of their words.
          
          2 Nephi 3:21
           21 Because of their faith their words shall proceed forth out of
          my mouth unto their brethren who are the fruit of thy loins; and
          the weakness of their words will I make strong in their faith,
          unto the remembering of my covenant which I made unto thy
          fathers.
          
          2 Nephi 3:22
           22 And now, behold, my son Joseph, after this manner did my
          father of old prophesy.
          
          2 Nephi 3:23
           23 Wherefore, because of this covenant thou art blessed; for thy
          seed shall not be destroyed, for they shall hearken unto the
          words of the book.
          
          2 Nephi 3:24
           24 And there shall rise up one mighty among them, who shall do
          much good, both in word and in deed, being an instrument in the
          hands of God, with exceeding faith, to work mighty wonders, and
          do that thing which is great in the sight of God, unto the
          bringing to pass much restoration unto the house of Israel, and
          unto the seed of thy brethren.
          
          2 Nephi 3:25
           25 And now, blessed art thou, Joseph. Behold, thou art little;
          wherefore hearken unto the words of thy brother, Nephi, and it
          shall be done unto thee even according to the words which I have
          spoken. Remember the words of thy dying father. Amen.
          

2 Nephi 4 Chapter 4

          2 Nephi 4:1
           1 And now, I, Nephi, speak concerning the prophecies of which my
          father hath spoken, concerning Joseph, who was carried into
          Egypt.
          
          2 Nephi 4:2
           2 For behold, he truly prophesied concerning all his seed. And
          the prophecies which he wrote, there are not many greater. And
          he prophesied concerning us, and our future generations; and they
          are written upon the plates of brass.
          
          2 Nephi 4:3
           3 Wherefore, after my father had made an end of speaking
          concerning the prophecies of Joseph, he called the children of
          Laman, his sons, and his daughters, and said unto them: Behold,
          my sons, and my daughters, who are the sons and the daughters of
          my first-born, I would that ye should give ear unto my words.
          
          2 Nephi 4:4
           4 For the Lord God hath said that: Inasmuch as ye shall keep my
          commandments ye shall prosper in the land; and inasmuch as ye
          will not keep my commandments ye shall be cut off from my
          presence.
          
          2 Nephi 4:5
           5 But behold, my sons and my daughters, I cannot go down to my
          grave save I should leave a blessing upon you; for behold, I know
          that if ye are brought up in the way ye should go ye will not
          depart from it.
          
          2 Nephi 4:6
           6 Wherefore, if ye are cursed, behold, I leave my blessing upon
          you, that the cursing may be taken from you and be answered upon
          the heads of your parents.
          
          2 Nephi 4:7
           7 Wherefore, because of my blessing the Lord God will not suffer
          that ye shall perish; wherefore, he will be merciful unto you and
          unto your seed forever.
          
          2 Nephi 4:8
           8 And it came to pass that after my father had made an end of
          speaking to the sons and daughters of Laman, he caused the sons
          and daughters of Lemuel to be brought before him.
          
          2 Nephi 4:9
           9 And he spake unto them, saying: Behold, my sons and my
          daughters, who are the sons and the daughters of my second son;
          behold I leave unto you the same blessing which I left unto the
          sons and daughters of Laman; wherefore, thou shalt not utterly be
          destroyed; but in the end thy seed shall be blessed.
          
          2 Nephi 4:10
           10 And it came to pass that when my father had made an end of
          speaking unto them, behold, he spake unto the sons of Ishmael,
          yea, and even all his household.
          
          2 Nephi 4:11
           11 And after he had made an end of speaking unto them, he spake
          unto Sam, saying: Blessed art thou, and thy seed; for thou shall
          inherit the land like unto thy brother Nephi. And thy seed shall
          be numbered with his seed; and thou shalt be even like unto thy
          brother, and thy seed like unto his seed; and thou shalt be
          blessed in all thy days.
          
          2 Nephi 4:12
           12 And it came to pass after my father, Lehi, had spoken unto
          all his household, according to the feelings of his heart and the
          Spirit of the Lord which was in him, he waxed old. And it came
          to pass that he died, and was buried.
          
          2 Nephi 4:13
           13 And it came to pass that not many days after his death, Laman
          and Lemuel and the sons of Ishmael were angry with me because of
          the admonitions of the Lord.
          
          2 Nephi 4:14
           14 For I, Nephi, was constrained to speak unto them, according
          to his word; for I had spoken many things unto them, and also my
          father, before his death; many of which sayings are written upon
          mine other plates; for a more history part are written upon mine
          other plates.
          
          2 Nephi 4:15
           15 And upon these I write the things of my soul, and many of the
          scriptures which are engraven upon the plates of brass. For my
          soul delighteth in the scriptures, and my heart pondereth them,
          and writeth them for the learning and the profit of my children.
          
          2 Nephi 4:16
           16 Behold, my soul delighteth in the things of the Lord; and my
          heart pondereth continually upon the things which I have seen and
          heard.
          
          2 Nephi 4:17
           17 Nevertheless, notwithstanding the great goodness of the Lord,
          in showing me his great and marvelous works, my heart exclaimeth:
          O wretched man that I am! Yea, my heart sorroweth because of my
          flesh; my soul grieveth because of mine iniquities.
          
          2 Nephi 4:18
           18 I am encompassed about, because of the temptations and the
          sins which do so easily beset me.
          
          2 Nephi 4:19
           19 And when I desire to rejoice, my heart groaneth because of my
          sins; nevertheless, I know in whom I have trusted.
          
          2 Nephi 4:20
           20 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.
          
          2 Nephi 4:21
           21 He hath filled me with his love, even unto the consuming of
          my flesh.
          
          2 Nephi 4:22
           22 He hath confounded mine enemies, unto the causing of them to
          quake before me.
          
          2 Nephi 4:23
           23 Behold, he hath heard my cry by day, and he hath given me
          knowledge by visions in the nighttime.
          
          2 Nephi 4:24
           24 And by day have I waxed bold in mighty prayer before him;
          yea, my voice have I sent up on high; and angels came down and
          ministered unto me.
          
          2 Nephi 4:25
           25 And upon the wings of his Spirit hath my body been carried
          away upon exceedingly high mountains. And mine eyes have beheld
          great things, yea, even too great for man; therefore I was bidden
          that I should not write them.
          
          2 Nephi 4:26
           26 O then, if I have seen so great things, if the Lord in his
          condescension unto the children of men hath visited men in so
          much mercy, why should my heart weep and my soul linger in the
          valley of sorrow, and my flesh waste away, and my strength
          slacken, because of mine afflictions?
          
          2 Nephi 4:27
           27 And why should I yield to sin, because of my flesh? Yea, why
          should I give way to temptations, that the evil one have place in
          my heart to destroy my peace and afflict my soul? Why am I angry
          because of mine enemy?
          
          2 Nephi 4:28
           28 Awake, my soul! No longer droop in sin. Rejoice, O my
          heart, and give place no more for the enemy of my soul.
          
          2 Nephi 4:29
           29 Do not anger again because of mine enemies. Do not slacken
          my strength because of mine afflictions.
          
          2 Nephi 4:30
           30 Rejoice, O my heart, and cry unto the Lord, and say: O Lord,
          I will praise thee forever; yea, my soul will rejoice in thee, my
          God, and the rock of my salvation.
          
          2 Nephi 4:31
           31 O Lord, wilt thou redeem my soul? Wilt thou deliver me out
          of the hands of mine enemies? Wilt thou make me that I may shake
          at the appearance of sin?
          
          2 Nephi 4:32
           32 May the gates of hell be shut continually before me, because
          that my heart is broken and my spirit is contrite! O Lord, wilt
          thou not shut the gates of thy righteousness before me, that I
          may walk in the path of the low valley, that I may be strict in
          the plain road!
          
          2 Nephi 4:33
           33 O Lord, wilt thou encircle me around in the robe of thy
          righteousness! O Lord, wilt thou make a way for mine escape
          before mine enemies! Wilt thou make my path straight before me!
          Wilt thou not place a stumbling block in my way—but that thou
          wouldst clear my way before me, and hedge not up my way, but the
          ways of mine enemy.
          
          2 Nephi 4:34
           34 O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee
          forever. I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh; for I know
          that cursed is he that putteth his trust in the arm of flesh.
          Yea, cursed is he that putteth his trust in man or maketh flesh
          his arm.
          
          2 Nephi 4:35
           35 Yea, I know that God will give liberally to him that asketh.
          Yea, my God will give me, if I ask not amiss; therefore I will
          lift up my voice unto thee; yea, I will cry unto thee, my God,
          the rock of my righteousness. Behold, my voice shall forever
          ascend up unto thee, my rock and mine everlasting God. Amen.
          

2 Nephi 5 Chapter 5

          2 Nephi 5:1
           1 Behold, it came to pass that I, Nephi, did cry much unto the
          Lord my God, because of the anger of my brethren.
          
          2 Nephi 5:2
           2 But behold, their anger did increase against me, insomuch that
          they did seek to take away my life.
          
          2 Nephi 5:3
           3 Yea, they did murmur against me, saying: Our younger brother
          thinks to rule over us; and we have had much trial because of
          him; wherefore, now let us slay him, that we may not be afflicted
          more because of his words. For behold, we will not have him to
          be our ruler; for it belongs unto us, who are the elder brethren,
          to rule over this people.
          
          2 Nephi 5:4
           4 Now I do not write upon these plates all the words which they
          murmured against me. But it sufficeth me to say, that they did
          seek to take away my life.
          
          2 Nephi 5:5
           5 And it came to pass that the Lord did warn me, that I, Nephi,
          should depart from them and flee into the wilderness, and all
          those who would go with me.
          
          2 Nephi 5:6
           6 Wherefore, it came to pass that I, Nephi, did take my family,
          and also Zoram and his family, and Sam, mine elder brother and
          his family, and Jacob and Joseph, my younger brethren, and also
          my sisters, and all those who would go with me. And all those
          who would go with me were those who believed in the warnings and
          the revelations of God; wherefore, they did hearken unto my
          words.
          
          2 Nephi 5:7
           7 And we did take our tents and whatsoever things were possible
          for us, and did journey in the wilderness for the space of many
          days. And after we had journeyed for the space of many days we
          did pitch our tents.
          
          2 Nephi 5:8
           8 And my people would that we should call the name of the place
          Nephi; wherefore, we did call it Nephi.
          
          2 Nephi 5:9
           9 And all those who were with me did take upon them to call
          themselves the people of Nephi.
          
          2 Nephi 5:10
           10 And we did observe to keep the judgments, and the statutes,
          and the commandments of the Lord in all things according to the
          law of Moses.
          
          2 Nephi 5:11
           11 And the Lord was with us; and we did prosper exceedingly; for
          we did sow seed, and we did reap again in abundance. And we
          began to raise flocks, and herds, and animals of every kind.
          
          2 Nephi 5:12
           12 And I, Nephi, had also brought the records which were
          engraven upon the plates of brass; and also the ball, or compass,
          which was prepared for my father by the hand of the Lord,
          according to that which is written.
          
          2 Nephi 5:13
           13 And it came to pass that we began to prosper exceedingly, and
          to multiply in the land.
          
          2 Nephi 5:14
           14 And I, Nephi, did take the sword of Laban, and after the
          manner of it did make many swords, lest by any means the people
          who were now called Lamanites should come upon us and destroy us;
          for I knew their hatred towards me and my children and those who
          were called my people.
          
          2 Nephi 5:15
           15 And I did teach my people to build buildings, and to work in
          all manner of wood, and of iron, and of copper, and of brass, and
          of steel, and of gold, and of silver, and of precious ores, which
          were in great abundance.
          
          2 Nephi 5:16
           16 And I, Nephi, did build a temple; and I did construct it
          after the manner of the temple of Solomon save it were not built
          of so many precious things; for they were not to be found upon
          the land, wherefore, it could not be built like unto Solomon's
          temple. But the manner of the construction was like unto the
          temple of Solomon; and the workmanship thereof was exceedingly
          fine.
          
          2 Nephi 5:17
           17 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, did cause my people to be
          industrious, and to labor with their hands.
          
          2 Nephi 5:18
           18 And it came to pass that they would that I should be their
          king. But I, Nephi, was desirous that they should have no king;
          nevertheless, I did for them according to that which was in my
          power.
          
          2 Nephi 5:19
           19 And behold, the words of the Lord had been fulfilled unto my
          brethren, which he spake concerning them, that I should be their
          ruler and their teacher. Wherefore, I had been their ruler and
          their teacher, according to the commandments of the Lord, until
          the time they sought to take away my life.
          
          2 Nephi 5:20
           20 Wherefore, the word of the Lord was fulfilled which he spake
          unto me, saying that: Inasmuch as they will not hearken unto thy
          words they shall be cut off from the presence of the Lord. And
          behold, they were cut off from his presence.
          
          2 Nephi 5:21
           21 And he had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a
          sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had
          hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto
          a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and
          delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people the
          Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them.
          
          2 Nephi 5:22
           22 And thus saith the Lord God: I will cause that they shall be
          loathsome unto thy people, save they shall repent of their
          iniquities.
          
          2 Nephi 5:23
           23 And cursed shall be the seed of him that mixeth with their
          seed; for they shall be cursed even with the same cursing. And
          the Lord spake it, and it was done.
          
          2 Nephi 5:24
           24 And because of their cursing which was upon them they did
          become an idle people, full of mischief and subtlety, and did
          seek in the wilderness for beasts of prey.
          
          2 Nephi 5:25
           25 And the Lord God said unto me: They shall be a scourge unto
          thy seed, to stir them up in remembrance of me; and inasmuch as
          they will not remember me, and hearken unto my words, they shall
          scourge them even unto destruction.
          
          2 Nephi 5:26
           26 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, did consecrate Jacob and
          Joseph, that they should be priests and teachers over the land of
          my people.
          
          2 Nephi 5:27
           27 And it came to pass that we lived after the manner of
          happiness.
          
          2 Nephi 5:28
           28 And thirty years had passed away from the time we left
          Jerusalem.
          
          2 Nephi 5:29
           29 And I, Nephi, had kept the records upon my plates, which I
          had made, of my people thus far.
          
          2 Nephi 5:30
           30 And it came to pass that the Lord God said unto me: Make
          other plates; and thou shalt engraven many things upon them which
          are good in my sight, for the profit of thy people.
          
          2 Nephi 5:31
           31 Wherefore, I, Nephi, to be obedient to the commandments of
          the Lord, went and made these plates upon which I have engraven
          these things.
          
          2 Nephi 5:32
           32 And I engraved that which is pleasing unto God. And if my
          people are pleased with the things of God they will be pleased
          with mine engravings which are upon these plates.
          
          2 Nephi 5:33
           33 And if my people desire to know the more particular part of
          the history of my people they must search mine other plates.
          
          2 Nephi 5:34
           34 And it sufficeth me to say that forty years had passed away,
          and we had already had wars and contentions with our brethren.
          

2 Nephi 6 Chapter 6

          2 Nephi 6:1
           1 The words of Jacob, the brother of Nephi, which he spake unto
          the people of Nephi:
          
          2 Nephi 6:2
           2 Behold, my beloved brethren, I, Jacob, having been called of
          God, and ordained after the manner of his holy order, and having
          been consecrated by my brother Nephi, unto whom ye look as a king
          or a protector, and on whom ye depend for safety, behold ye know
          that I have spoken unto you exceedingly many things.
          
          2 Nephi 6:3
           3 Nevertheless, I speak unto you again; for I am desirous for
          the welfare of your souls. Yea, mine anxiety is great for you;
          and ye yourselves know that it ever has been. For I have
          exhorted you with all diligence; and I have taught you the words
          of my father; and I have spoken unto you concerning all things
          which are written, from the creation of the world.
          
          2 Nephi 6:4
           4 And now, behold, I would speak unto you concerning things
          which are, and which are to come; wherefore, I will read you the
          words of Isaiah. And they are the words which my brother has
          desired that I should speak unto you. And I speak unto you for
          your sakes, that ye may learn and glorify the name of your God.
          
          2 Nephi 6:5
           5 And now, the words which I shall read are they which Isaiah
          spake concerning all the house of Israel; wherefore, they may be
          likened unto you, for ye are of the house of Israel. And there
          are many things which have been spoken by Isaiah which may be
          likened unto you, because ye are of the house of Israel.
          
          2 Nephi 6:6
           6 And now these are the words: Thus saith the Lord God: Behold,
          I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard
          to the people; and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and
          thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders.
          
          2 Nephi 6:7
           7 And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy
          nursing mothers; they shall bow down to thee with their faces
          towards the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou
          shalt know that I am the Lord; for they shall not be ashamed that
          wait for me.
          
          2 Nephi 6:8
           8 And now I, Jacob, would speak somewhat concerning these words.
          For behold, the Lord has shown me that those who were at
          Jerusalem, from whence we came, have been slain and carried away
          captive.
          
          2 Nephi 6:9
           9 Nevertheless, the Lord has shown unto me that they should
          return again. And he also has shown unto me that the Lord God,
          the Holy One of Israel, should manifest himself unto them in the
          flesh; and after he should manifest himself they should scourge
          him and crucify him, according to the words of the angel who
          spake it unto me.
          
          2 Nephi 6:10
           10 And after they have hardened their hearts and stiffened their
          necks against the Holy One of Israel, behold the judgments of the
          Holy One of Israel shall come upon them. And the day cometh that
          they shall be smitten and afflicted.
          
          2 Nephi 6:11
           11 Wherefore, after they are driven to and fro, for thus saith
          the angel, many shall be afflicted in the flesh, and shall not be
          suffered to perish, because of the prayers of the faithful; they
          shall be scattered, and smitten, and hated; nevertheless, the
          Lord will be merciful unto them, that when they shall come to the
          knowledge of their Redeemer, they shall be gathered together
          again to the lands of their inheritance.
          
          2 Nephi 6:12
           12 And blessed are the Gentiles, they of whom the prophet has
          written; for behold, if it so be that they shall repent and fight
          not against Zion, and do not unite themselves to that great and
          abominable church, they shall be saved; for the Lord God will
          fulfil his covenants which he has made unto his children; and for
          this cause the prophet has written these things.
          
          2 Nephi 6:13
           13 Wherefore, they that fight against Zion and the covenant
          people of the Lord shall lick up the dust of their feet; and the
          people of the Lord shall not be ashamed. For the people of the
          Lord are they who wait for him; for they still wait for the
          coming of the Messiah.
          
          2 Nephi 6:14
           14 And behold, according to the words of the prophet, the
          Messiah will set himself again the second time to recover them;
          wherefore, he will manifest himself unto them in power and great
          glory, unto the destruction of their enemies, when that day
          cometh when they shall believe in him; and none will he destroy
          that believe in him.
          
          2 Nephi 6:15
           15 And they that believe not in him shall be destroyed, both by
          fire, and by tempest, and by earthquakes, and by bloodsheds, and
          by pestilence, and by famine. And they shall know that the Lord
          is God, the Holy One of Israel.
          
          2 Nephi 6:16
           16 For shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful
          captive delivered?
          
          2 Nephi 6:17
           17 But thus saith the Lord: Even the captives of the mighty
          shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be
          delivered; for the Mighty God shall deliver his covenant people.
          For thus saith the Lord: I will contend with them that contendeth
          with thee—
          
          2 Nephi 6:18
           18 And I will feed them that oppress thee, with their own flesh;
          and they shall be drunken with their own blood as with sweet
          wine; and all flesh shall know that I the Lord am thy Savior and
          thy Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.
          

2 Nephi 7 Chapter 7

          2 Nephi 7:1
           1 Yea, for thus saith the Lord: Have I put thee away, or have I
          cast thee off forever? For thus saith the Lord: Where is the
          bill of your mother's divorcement? To whom have I put thee away,
          or to which of my creditors have I sold you? Yea, to whom have I
          sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves,
          and for your transgressions is your mother put away.
          
          2 Nephi 7:2
           2 Wherefore, when I came, there was no man; when I called, yea,
          there was none to answer. O house of Israel, is my hand
          shortened at all that it cannot redeem, or have I no power to
          deliver? Behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make their
          rivers a wilderness and their fish to stink because the waters
          are dried up, and they die because of thirst.
          
          2 Nephi 7:3
           3 I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth
          their covering.
          
          2 Nephi 7:4
           4 The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I
          should know how to speak a word in season unto thee, O house of
          Israel. When ye are weary he waketh morning by morning. He
          waketh mine ear to hear as the learned.
          
          2 Nephi 7:5
           5 The Lord God hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious,
          neither turned away back.
          
          2 Nephi 7:6
           6 I gave my back to the smiter, and my cheeks to them that
          plucked off the hair. I hid not my face from shame and spitting.
          
          2 Nephi 7:7
           7 For the Lord God will help me, therefore shall I not be
          confounded. Therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I
          know that I shall not be ashamed.
          
          2 Nephi 7:8
           8 And the Lord is near, and he justifieth me. Who will contend
          with me? Let us stand together. Who is mine adversary? Let him
          come near me, and I will smite him with the strength of my mouth.
          
          2 Nephi 7:9
           9 For the Lord God will help me. And all they who shall condemn
          me, behold, all they shall wax old as a garment, and the moth
          shall eat them up.
          
          2 Nephi 7:10
           10 Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the
          voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness and hath no light?
          
          2 Nephi 7:11
           11 Behold all ye that kindle fire, that compass yourselves about
          with sparks, walk in the light of your fire and in the sparks
          which ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand—ye shall
          lie down in sorrow.
          

2 Nephi 8 Chapter 8

          2 Nephi 8:1
           1 Hearken unto me, ye that follow after righteousness. Look
          unto the rock from whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit
          from whence ye are digged.
          
          2 Nephi 8:2
           2 Look unto Abraham, your father, and unto Sarah, she that bare
          you; for I called him alone, and blessed him.
          
          2 Nephi 8:3
           3 For the Lord shall comfort Zion, he will comfort all her waste
          places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert
          like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness shall be found
          therein, thanksgiving and the voice of melody.
          
          2 Nephi 8:4
           4 Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation;
          for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to
          rest for a light for the people.
          
          2 Nephi 8:5
           5 My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine
          arm shall judge the people. The isles shall wait upon me, and on
          mine arm shall they trust.
          
          2 Nephi 8:6
           6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth
          beneath; for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the
          earth shall wax old like a garment; and they that dwell therein
          shall die in like manner. But my salvation shall be forever, and
          my righteousness shall not be abolished.
          
          2 Nephi 8:7
           7 Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in
          whose heart I have written my law, fear ye not the reproach of
          men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.
          
          2 Nephi 8:8
           8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm
          shall eat them like wool. But my righteousness shall be forever,
          and my salvation from generation to generation.
          
          2 Nephi 8:9
           9 Awake, awake! Put on strength, O arm of the Lord; awake as in
          the ancient days. Art thou not he that hath cut Rahab, and
          wounded the dragon?
          
          2 Nephi 8:10
           10 Art thou not he who hath dried the sea, the waters of the
          great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the
          ransomed to pass over?
          
          2 Nephi 8:11
           11 Therefore, the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come
          with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy and holiness shall be
          upon their heads; and they shall obtain gladness and joy; sorrow
          and mourning shall flee away.
          
          2 Nephi 8:12
           12 I am he; yea, I am he that comforteth you. Behold, who art
          thou, that thou shouldst be afraid of man, who shall die, and of
          the son of man, who shall be made like unto grass?
          
          2 Nephi 8:13
           13 And forgettest the Lord thy maker, that hath stretched forth
          the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth, and hast
          feared continually every day, because of the fury of the
          oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? And where is the fury
          of the oppressor?
          
          2 Nephi 8:14
           14 The captive exile hasteneth, that he may be loosed, and that
          he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.
          
          2 Nephi 8:15
           15 But I am the Lord thy God, whose waves roared; the Lord of
          Hosts is my name.
          
          2 Nephi 8:16
           16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and have covered thee
          in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens and lay
          the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion: Behold, thou art
          my people.
          
          2 Nephi 8:17
           17 Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the
          hand of the Lord the cup of his fury—thou hast drunken the dregs
          of the cup of trembling wrung out—
          
          2 Nephi 8:18
           18 And none to guide her among all the sons she hath brought
          forth; neither that taketh her by the hand, of all the sons she
          hath brought up.
          
          2 Nephi 8:19
           19 These two sons are come unto thee, who shall be sorry for
          thee—thy desolation and destruction, and the famine and the
          sword—and by whom shall I comfort thee?
          
          2 Nephi 8:20
           20 Thy sons have fainted, save these two; they lie at the head
          of all the streets; as a wild bull in a net, they are full of the
          fury of the Lord, the rebuke of thy God.
          
          2 Nephi 8:21
           21 Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, and not
          with wine:
          
          2 Nephi 8:22
           22 Thus saith thy Lord, the Lord and thy God pleadeth the cause
          of his people; behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of
          trembling, the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more
          drink it again.
          
          2 Nephi 8:23
           23 But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee;
          who have said to thy soul: Bow down, that we may go over—and
          thou hast laid thy body as the ground and as the street to them
          that went over.
          
          2 Nephi 8:24
           24 Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy
          beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; for henceforth
          there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the
          unclean.
          
          2 Nephi 8:25
           25 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, sit down, O Jerusalem;
          loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of
          Zion.
          

2 Nephi 9 Chapter 9

          2 Nephi 9:1
           1 And now, my beloved brethren, I have read these things that ye
          might know concerning the covenants of the Lord that he has
          covenanted with all the house of Israel—
          
          2 Nephi 9:2
           2 That he has spoken unto the Jews, by the mouth of his holy
          prophets, even from the beginning down, from generation to
          generation, until the time comes that they shall be restored to
          the true church and fold of God; when they shall be gathered home
          to the lands of their inheritance, and shall be established in
          all their lands of promise.
          
          2 Nephi 9:3
           3 Behold, my beloved brethren, I speak unto you these things
          that ye may rejoice, and lift up your heads forever, because of
          the blessings which the Lord God shall bestow upon your children.
          
          2 Nephi 9:4
           4 For I know that ye have searched much, many of you, to know of
          things to come; wherefore I know that ye know that our flesh must
          waste away and die; nevertheless, in our bodies we shall see God.
          
          2 Nephi 9:5
           5 Yea, I know that ye know that in the body he shall show
          himself unto those at Jerusalem, from whence we came; for it is
          expedient that it should be among them; for it behooveth the
          great Creator that he suffereth himself to become subject unto
          man in the flesh, and die for all men, that all men might become
          subject unto him.
          
          2 Nephi 9:6
           6 For as death hath passed upon all men, to fulfil the merciful
          plan of the great Creator, there must needs be a power of
          resurrection, and the resurrection must needs come unto man by
          reason of the fall; and the fall came by reason of transgression;
          and because man became fallen they were cut off from the presence
          of the Lord.
          
          2 Nephi 9:7
           7 Wherefore, it must needs be an infinite atonement—save it
          should be an infinite atonement this corruption could not put on
          incorruption. Wherefore, the first judgment which came upon man
          must needs have remained to an endless duration. And if so, this
          flesh must have laid down to rot and to crumble to its mother
          earth, to rise no more.
          
          2 Nephi 9:8
           8 O the wisdom of God, his mercy and grace! For behold, if the
          flesh should rise no more our spirits must become subject to that
          angel who fell from before the presence of the Eternal God, and
          became the devil, to rise no more.
          
          2 Nephi 9:9
           9 And our spirits must have become like unto him, and we become
          devils, angels to a devil, to be shut out from the presence of
          our God, and to remain with the father of lies, in misery, like
          unto himself; yea, to that being who beguiled our first parents,
          who transformeth himself nigh unto an angel of light, and
          stirreth up the children of men unto secret combinations of
          murder and all manner of secret works of darkness.
          
          2 Nephi 9:10
           10 O how great the goodness of our God, who prepareth a way for
          our escape from the grasp of this awful monster; yea, that
          monster, death and hell, which I call the death of the body, and
          also the death of the spirit.
          
          2 Nephi 9:11
           11 And because of the way of deliverance of our God, the Holy
          One of Israel, this death, of which I have spoken, which is the
          temporal, shall deliver up its dead; which death is the grave.
          
          2 Nephi 9:12
           12 And this death of which I have spoken, which is the spiritual
          death, shall deliver up its dead; which spiritual death is hell;
          wherefore, death and hell must deliver up their dead, and hell
          must deliver up its captive spirits, and the grave must deliver
          up its captive bodies, and the bodies and the spirits of men will
          be restored one to the other; and it is by the power of the
          resurrection of the Holy One of Israel.
          
          2 Nephi 9:13
           13 O how great the plan of our God! For on the other hand, the
          paradise of God must deliver up the spirits of the righteous, and
          the grave deliver up the body of the righteous; and the spirit
          and the body is restored to itself again, and all men become
          incorruptible, and immortal, and they are living souls, having a
          perfect knowledge like unto us in the flesh, save it be that our
          knowledge shall be perfect.
          
          2 Nephi 9:14
           14 Wherefore, we shall have a perfect knowledge of all our
          guilt, and our uncleanness, and our nakedness; and the righteous
          shall have a perfect knowledge of their enjoyment, and their
          righteousness, being clothed with purity, yea, even with the robe
          of righteousness.
          
          2 Nephi 9:15
           15 And it shall come to pass that when all men shall have passed
          from this first death unto life, insomuch as they have become
          immortal, they must appear before the judgment-seat of the Holy
          One of Israel; and then cometh the judgment, and then must they
          be judged according to the holy judgment of God.
          
          2 Nephi 9:16
           16 And assuredly, as the Lord liveth, for the Lord God hath
          spoken it, and it is his eternal word, which cannot pass away,
          that they who are righteous shall be righteous still, and they
          who are filthy shall be filthy still; wherefore, they who are
          filthy are the devil and his angels; and they shall go away into
          everlasting fire; prepared for them; and their torment is as a
          lake of fire and brimstone, whose flame ascendeth up forever and
          ever and has no end.
          
          2 Nephi 9:17
           17 O the greatness and the justice of our God! For he executeth
          all his words, and they have gone forth out of his mouth, and his
          law must be fulfilled.
          
          2 Nephi 9:18
           18 But, behold, the righteous, the saints of the Holy One of
          Israel, they who have believed in the Holy One of Israel, they
          who have endured the crosses of the world, and despised the shame
          of it, they shall inherit the kingdom of God, which was prepared
          for them from the foundation of the world, and their joy shall be
          full forever.
          
          2 Nephi 9:19
           19 O the greatness of the mercy of our God, the Holy One of
          Israel! For he delivereth his saints from that awful monster the
          devil, and death, and hell, and that lake of fire and brimstone,
          which is endless torment.
          
          2 Nephi 9:20
           20 O how great the holiness of our God! For he knoweth all
          things, and there is not anything save he knows it.
          
          2 Nephi 9:21
           21 And he cometh into the world that he may save all men if they
          will hearken unto his voice; for behold, he suffereth the pains
          of all men, yea, the pains of every living creature, both men,
          women, and children, who belong to the family of Adam.
          
          2 Nephi 9:22
           22 And he suffereth this that the resurrection might pass upon
          all men, that all might stand before him at the great and
          judgment day.
          
          2 Nephi 9:23
           23 And he commandeth all men that they must repent, and be
          baptized in his name, having perfect faith in the Holy One of
          Israel, or they cannot be saved in the kingdom of God.
          
          2 Nephi 9:24
           24 And if they will not repent and believe in his name, and be
          baptized in his name, and endure to the end, they must be damned;
          for the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has spoken it.
          
          2 Nephi 9:25
           25 Wherefore, he has given a law; and where there is no law
          given there is no punishment; and where there is no punishment
          there is no condemnation; and where there is no condemnation the
          mercies of the Holy One of Israel have claim upon them, because
          of the atonement; for they are delivered by the power of him.
          
          2 Nephi 9:26
           26 For the atonement satisfieth the demands of his justice upon
          all those who have not the law given to them, that they are
          delivered from that awful monster, death and hell, and the devil,
          and the lake of fire and brimstone, which is endless torment; and
          they are restored to that God who gave them breath, which is the
          Holy One of Israel.
          
          2 Nephi 9:27
           27 But wo unto him that has the law given, yea, that has all the
          commandments of God, like unto us, and that transgresseth them,
          and that wasteth the days of his probation, for awful is his
          state!
          
          2 Nephi 9:28
           28 O that cunning plan of the evil one! O the vainness, and the
          frailties, and the foolishness of men! When they are learned
          they think they are wise, and they hearken not unto the counsel
          of God, for they set it aside, supposing they know of themselves,
          wherefore, their wisdom is foolishness and it profiteth them not.
          

And they shall perish.

          2 Nephi 9:29
           29 But to be learned is good if they hearken unto the counsels
          of God.
          
          2 Nephi 9:30
           30 But wo unto the rich, who are rich as to the things of the
          world. For because they are rich they despise the poor, and they
          persecute the meek, and their hearts are upon their treasures;
          wherefore, their treasure is their God. And behold, their
          treasure shall perish with them also.
          
          2 Nephi 9:31
           31 And wo unto the deaf that will not hear; for they shall
          perish.
          
          2 Nephi 9:32
           32 Wo unto the blind that will not see; for they shall perish
          also.
          
          2 Nephi 9:33
           33 Wo unto the uncircumcised of heart, for a knowledge of their
          iniquities shall smite them at the last day.
          
          2 Nephi 9:34
           34 Wo unto the liar, for he shall be thrust down to hell.
          
          2 Nephi 9:35
           35 Wo unto the murderer who deliberately killeth, for he shall
          die.
          
          2 Nephi 9:36
           36 Wo unto them who commit whoredoms, for they shall be thrust
          down to hell.
          
          2 Nephi 9:37
           37 Yea, wo unto those that worship idols, for the devil of all
          devils delighteth in them.
          
          2 Nephi 9:38
           38 And, in fine, wo unto all those who die in their sins; for
          they shall return to God, and behold his face, and remain in
          their sins.
          
          2 Nephi 9:39
           39 O, my beloved brethren, remember the awfulness in
          transgressing against that Holy God, and also the awfulness of
          yielding to the enticings of that cunning one. Remember, to be
          carnally-minded is death, and to be spiritually-minded is life
          eternal.
          
          2 Nephi 9:40
           40 O, my beloved brethren, give ear to my words. Remember the
          greatness of the Holy One of Israel. Do not say that I have
          spoken hard things against you; for if ye do, ye will revile
          against the truth; for I have spoken the words of your Maker. I
          know that the words of truth are hard against all uncleanness;
          but the righteous fear them not, for they love the truth and are
          not shaken.
          
          2 Nephi 9:41
           41 O then, my beloved brethren, come unto the Lord, the Holy
          One. Remember that his paths are righteous. Behold, the way for
          man is narrow, but it lieth in a straight course before him, and
          the keeper of the gate is the Holy One of Israel; and he
          employeth no servant there; and there is none other way save it
          be by the gate; for he cannot be deceived, for the Lord God is
          his name.
          
          2 Nephi 9:42
           42 And whoso knocketh, to him will he open; and the wise, and
          the learned, and they that are rich, who are puffed up because of
          their learning, and their wisdom, and their riches—yea, they are
          they whom he despiseth; and save they shall cast these things
          away, and consider themselves fools before God, and come down in
          the depths of humility, he will not open unto them.
          
          2 Nephi 9:43
           43 But the things of the wise and the prudent shall be hid from
          them forever—yea, that happiness which is prepared for the
          saints.
          
          2 Nephi 9:44
           44 O, my beloved brethren, remember my words. Behold, I take
          off my garments, and I shake them before you; I pray the God of
          my salvation that he view me with his all-searching eye;
          wherefore, ye shall know at the last day, when all men shall be
          judged of their works, that the God of Israel did witness that I
          shook your iniquities from my soul, and that I stand with
          brightness before him, and am rid of your blood.
          
          2 Nephi 9:45
           45 O, my beloved brethren, turn away from your sins; shake off
          the chains of him that would bind you fast; come unto that God
          who is the rock of your salvation.
          
          2 Nephi 9:46
           46 Prepare your souls for that glorious day when justice shall
          be administered unto the righteous, even the day of judgment,
          that ye may not shrink with awful fear; that ye may not remember
          your awful guilt in perfectness, and be constrained to exclaim:
          Holy, holy are thy judgments, O Lord God Almighty—but I know my
          guilt; I transgressed thy law, and my transgressions are mine;
          and the devil hath obtained me, that I am a prey to his awful
          misery.
          
          2 Nephi 9:47
           47 But behold, my brethren, is it expedient that I should awake
          you to an awful reality of these things? Would I harrow up your
          souls if your minds were pure? Would I be plain unto you
          according to the plainness of the truth if ye were freed from
          sin?
          
          2 Nephi 9:48
           48 Behold, if ye were holy I would speak unto you of holiness;
          but as ye are not holy, and ye look upon me as a teacher, it must
          needs be expedient that I teach you the consequences of sin.
          
          2 Nephi 9:49
           49 Behold, my soul abhorreth sin, and my heart delighteth in
          righteousness; and I will praise the holy name of my God.
          
          2 Nephi 9:50
           50 Come, my brethren, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the
          waters; and he that hath no money, come buy and eat; yea, come
          buy wine and milk without money and without price.
          
          2 Nephi 9:51
           51 Wherefore, do not spend money for that which is of no worth,
          nor your labor for that which cannot satisfy. Hearken diligently
          unto me, and remember the words which I have spoken; and come
          unto the Holy One of Israel, and feast upon that which perisheth
          not, neither can be corrupted, and let your soul delight in
          fatness.
          
          2 Nephi 9:52
           52 Behold, my beloved brethren, remember the words of your God;
          pray unto him continually by day, and give thanks unto his holy
          name by night. Let your hearts rejoice.
          
          2 Nephi 9:53
           53 And behold how great the covenants of the Lord, and how great
          his condescensions unto the children of men; and because of his
          greatness, and his grace and mercy, he has promised unto us that
          our seed shall not utterly be destroyed, according to the flesh,
          but that he would preserve them; and in future generations they
          shall become a righteous branch unto the house of Israel.
          
          2 Nephi 9:54
           54 And now, my brethren, I would speak unto you more; but on the
          morrow I will declare unto you the remainder of my words. Amen.
          

2 Nephi 10 Chapter 10

          2 Nephi 10:1
           1 And now I, Jacob, speak unto you again, my beloved brethren,
          concerning this righteous branch of which I have spoken.
          
          2 Nephi 10:2
           2 For behold, the promises which we have obtained are promises
          unto us according to the flesh; wherefore, as it has been shown
          unto me that many of our children shall perish in the flesh
          because of unbelief, nevertheless, God will be merciful unto
          many; and our children shall be restored, that they may come to
          that which will give them the true knowledge of their Redeemer.
          
          2 Nephi 10:3
           3 Wherefore, as I said unto you, it must needs be expedient that
          Christ—for in the last night the angel spake unto me that this
          should be his name—should come among the Jews, among those who
          are the more wicked part of the world; and they shall crucify
          him—for thus it behooveth our God, and there is none other
          nation on earth that would crucify their God.
          
          2 Nephi 10:4
           4 For should the mighty miracles be wrought among other nations
          they would repent, and know that he be their God.
          
          2 Nephi 10:5
           5 But because of priestcrafts and iniquities, they at Jerusalem
          will stiffen their necks against him, that he be crucified.
          
          2 Nephi 10:6
           6 Wherefore, because of their iniquities, destructions, famines,
          pestilences, and bloodshed shall come upon them; and they who
          shall not be destroyed shall be scattered among all nations.
          
          2 Nephi 10:7
           7 But behold, thus saith the Lord God: When the day cometh that
          they shall believe in me, that I am Christ, then have I
          covenanted with their fathers that they shall be restored in the
          flesh, upon the earth, unto the lands of their inheritance.
          
          2 Nephi 10:8
           8 And it shall come to pass that they shall be gathered in from
          their long dispersion, from the isles of the sea, and from the
          four parts of the earth; and the nations of the Gentiles shall be
          great in the eyes of me, saith God, in carrying them forth to the
          lands of their inheritance.
          
          2 Nephi 10:9
           9 Yea, the kings of the Gentiles shall be nursing fathers unto
          them, and their queens shall become nursing mothers; wherefore,
          the promises of the Lord are great unto the Gentiles, for he hath
          spoken it, and who can dispute?
          
          2 Nephi 10:10
           10 But behold, this land, said God, shall be a land of thine
          inheritance, and the Gentiles shall be blessed upon the land.
          
          2 Nephi 10:11
           11 And this land shall be a land of liberty unto the Gentiles,
          and there shall be no kings upon the land, who shall raise up
          unto the Gentiles.
          
          2 Nephi 10:12
           12 And I will fortify this land against all other nations.
          
          2 Nephi 10:13
           13 And he that fighteth against Zion shall perish, saith God.
          
          2 Nephi 10:14
           14 For he that raiseth up a king against me shall perish, for I,
          the Lord, the king of heaven, will be their king, and I will be a
          light unto them forever, that hear my words.
          
          2 Nephi 10:15
           15 Wherefore, for this cause, that my covenants may be fulfilled
          which I have made unto the children of men, that I will do unto
          them while they are in the flesh, I must needs destroy the secret
          works of darkness, and of murders, and of abominations.
          
          2 Nephi 10:16
           16 Wherefore, he that fighteth against Zion, both Jew and
          Gentile, both bond and free, both male and female, shall perish;
          for they are they who are the whore of all the earth; for they
          who are not for me are against me, saith our God.
          
          2 Nephi 10:17
           17 For I will fulfil my promises which I have made unto the
          children of men, that I will do unto them while they are in the
          flesh—
          
          2 Nephi 10:18
           18 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, thus saith our God: I will
          afflict thy seed by the hand of the Gentiles; nevertheless, I
          will soften the hearts of the Gentiles, that they shall be like
          unto a father to them; wherefore, the Gentiles shall be blessed
          and numbered among the house of Israel.
          
          2 Nephi 10:19
           19 Wherefore, I will consecrate this land unto thy seed, and
          them who shall be numbered among thy seed, forever, for the land
          of their inheritance; for it is a choice land, saith God unto me,
          above all other lands, wherefore I will have all men that dwell
          thereon that they shall worship me, saith God.
          
          2 Nephi 10:20
           20 And now, my beloved brethren, seeing that our merciful God
          has given us so great knowledge concerning these things, let us
          remember him, and lay aside our sins, and not hang down our
          heads, for we are not cast off; nevertheless, we have been driven
          out of the land of our inheritance; but we have been led to a
          better land, for the Lord has made the sea our path, and we are
          upon an isle of the sea.
          
          2 Nephi 10:21
           21 But great are the promises of the Lord unto them who are upon
          the isles of the sea; wherefore as it says isles, there must
          needs be more than this, and they are inhabited also by our
          brethren.
          
          2 Nephi 10:22
           22 For behold, the Lord God has led away from time to time from
          the house of Israel, according to his will and pleasure. And now
          behold, the Lord remembereth all them who have been broken off,
          wherefore he remembereth us also.
          
          2 Nephi 10:23
           23 Therefore, cheer up your hearts, and remember that ye are
          free to act for yourselves—to choose the way of everlasting
          death or the way of eternal life.
          
          2 Nephi 10:24
           24 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, reconcile yourselves to the
          will of God, and not to the will of the devil and the flesh; and
          remember, after ye are reconciled unto God, that it is only in
          and through the grace of God that ye are saved.
          
          2 Nephi 10:25
           25 Wherefore, may God raise you from death by the power of the
          resurrection, and also from everlasting death by the power of the
          atonement, that ye may be received into the eternal kingdom of
          God, that ye may praise him through grace divine. Amen.
          

2 Nephi 11 Chapter 11

          2 Nephi 11:1
           1 And now, Jacob spake many more things to my people at that
          time; nevertheless only these things have I caused to be written,
          for the things which I have written sufficeth me.
          
          2 Nephi 11:2
           2 And now I, Nephi, write more of the words of Isaiah, for my
          soul delighteth in his words. For I will liken his words unto my
          people, and I will send them forth unto all my children, for he
          verily saw my Redeemer, even as I have seen him.
          
          2 Nephi 11:3
           3 And my brother, Jacob, also has seen him as I have seen him;
          wherefore, I will send their words forth unto my children to
          prove unto them that my words are true. Wherefore, by the words
          of three, God hath said, I will establish my word. Nevertheless,
          God sendeth more witnesses, and he proveth all his words.
          
          2 Nephi 11:4
           4 Behold, my soul delighteth in proving unto my people the truth
          of the coming of Christ; for, for this end hath the law of Moses
          been given; and all things which have been given of God from the
          beginning of the world, unto man, are the typifying of him.
          
          2 Nephi 11:5
           5 And also my soul delighteth in the covenants of the Lord which
          he hath made to our fathers; yea, my soul delighteth in his
          grace, and in his justice, and power, and mercy in the great and
          eternal plan of deliverance from death.
          
          2 Nephi 11:6
           6 And my soul delighteth in proving unto my people that save
          Christ should come all men must perish.
          
          2 Nephi 11:7
           7 For if there be no Christ there be no God; and if there be no
          God we are not, for there could have been no creation. But there
          is a God, and he is Christ, and he cometh in the fulness of his
          own time.
          
          2 Nephi 11:8
           8 And now I write some of the words of Isaiah, that whoso of my
          people shall see these words may lift up their hearts and rejoice
          for all men. Now these are the words, and ye may liken them unto
          you and unto all men.
          

2 Nephi 12 Chapter 12

          2 Nephi 12:1
           1 The word that Isaiah, the son of Amoz, saw concerning Judah
          and Jerusalem:
          
          2 Nephi 12:2
           2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, when the mountain
          of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the
          mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills, and all nations
          shall flow unto it.
          
          2 Nephi 12:3
           3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to
          the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and
          he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths; for
          out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from
          Jerusalem.
          
          2 Nephi 12:4
           4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many
          people: and they shall beat their swords into plow-shares, and
          their spears into pruning-hooks—nation shall not lift up sword
          against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
          
          2 Nephi 12:5
           5 O house of Jacob, come ye and let us walk in the light of the
          Lord; yea, come, for ye have all gone astray, every one to his
          wicked ways.
          
          2 Nephi 12:6
           6 Therefore, O Lord, thou hast forsaken thy people, the house of
          Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and hearken
          unto soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves
          in the children of strangers.
          
          2 Nephi 12:7
           7 Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there
          any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses,
          neither is there any end of their chariots.
          
          2 Nephi 12:8
           8 Their land is also full of idols; they worship the work of
          their own hands, that which their own fingers have made.
          
          2 Nephi 12:9
           9 And the mean man boweth not down, and the great man humbleth
          himself not, therefore, forgive him not.
          
          2 Nephi 12:10
           10 O ye wicked ones, enter into the rock, and hide thee in the
          dust, for the fear of the Lord and the glory of his majesty shall
          smite thee.
          
          2 Nephi 12:11
           11 And it shall come to pass that the lofty looks of man shall
          be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and
          the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.
          
          2 Nephi 12:12
           12 For the day of the Lord of Hosts soon cometh upon all
          nations, yea, upon every one; yea, upon the proud and lofty, and
          upon every one who is lifted up, and he shall be brought low.
          
          2 Nephi 12:13
           13 Yea, and the day of the Lord shall come upon all the cedars
          of Lebanon, for they are high and lifted up; and upon all the
          oaks of Bashan;
          
          2 Nephi 12:14
           14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills, and
          upon all the nations which are lifted up, and upon every people;
          
          2 Nephi 12:15
           15 And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall;
          
          2 Nephi 12:16
           16 And upon all the ships of the sea, and upon all the ships of
          Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.
          
          2 Nephi 12:17
           17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the
          haughtiness of men shall be made low; and the Lord alone shall be
          exalted in that day.
          
          2 Nephi 12:18
           18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.
          
          2 Nephi 12:19
           19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the
          caves of the earth, for the fear of the Lord shall come upon them
          and the glory of his majesty shall smite them, when he ariseth to
          shake terribly the earth.
          
          2 Nephi 12:20
           20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his
          idols of gold, which he hath made for himself to worship, to the
          moles and to the bats;
          
          2 Nephi 12:21
           21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the
          ragged rocks, for the fear of the Lord shall come upon them and
          the majesty of his glory shall smite them, when he ariseth to
          shake terribly the earth.
          
          2 Nephi 12:22
           22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils; for
          wherein is he to be accounted of?
          

2 Nephi 13 Chapter 13

          2 Nephi 13:1
           1 For behold, the Lord, the Lord of Hosts, doth take away from
          Jerusalem, and from Judah, the stay and the staff, the whole
          staff of bread, and the whole stay of water—
          
          2 Nephi 13:2
           2 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the
          prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient;
          
          2 Nephi 13:3
           3 The captain of fifty, and the honorable man, and the
          counselor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.
          
          2 Nephi 13:4
           4 And I will give children unto them to be their princes, and
          babes shall rule over them.
          
          2 Nephi 13:5
           5 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and
          every one by his neighbor; the child shall behave himself proudly
          against the ancient, and the base against the honorable.
          
          2 Nephi 13:6
           6 When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his
          father, and shall say: Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and
          let not this ruin come under thy hand—
          
          2 Nephi 13:7
           7 In that day shall he swear, saying: I will not be a healer;
          for in my house there is neither bread nor clothing; make me not
          a ruler of the people.
          
          2 Nephi 13:8
           8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen, because their
          tongues and their doings have been against the Lord, to provoke
          the eyes of his glory.
          
          2 Nephi 13:9
           9 The show of their countenance doth witness against them, and
          doth declare their sin to be even as Sodom, and they cannot hide
          it. Wo unto their souls, for they have rewarded evil unto
          themselves!
          
          2 Nephi 13:10
           10 Say unto the righteous that it is well with them; for they
          shall eat the fruit of their doings.
          
          2 Nephi 13:11
           11 Wo unto the wicked, for they shall perish; for the reward of
          their hands shall be upon them!
          
          2 Nephi 13:12
           12 And my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule
          over them. O my people, they who lead thee cause thee to err and
          destroy the way of thy paths.
          
          2 Nephi 13:13
           13 The Lord standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the
          people.
          
          2 Nephi 13:14
           14 The Lord will enter into judgment with the ancients of his
          people and the princes thereof; for ye have eaten up the vineyard
          and the spoil of the poor in your houses.
          
          2 Nephi 13:15
           15 What mean ye? Ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the
          faces of the poor, saith the Lord God of Hosts.
          
          2 Nephi 13:16
           16 Moreover, the Lord saith: Because the daughters of Zion are
          haughty, and walk with stretched-forth necks and wanton eyes,
          walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their
          feet—
          
          2 Nephi 13:17
           17 Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the
          head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will discover their
          secret parts.
          
          2 Nephi 13:18
           18 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their
          tinkling ornaments, and cauls, and round tires like the moon;
          
          2 Nephi 13:19
           19 The chains and the bracelets, and the mufflers;
          
          2 Nephi 13:20
           20 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the
          headbands, and the tablets, and the ear-rings;
          
          2 Nephi 13:21
           21 The rings, and nose jewels;
          
          2 Nephi 13:22
           22 The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the
          wimples, and the crisping-pins;
          
          2 Nephi 13:23
           23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and hoods, and the veils.
          
          2 Nephi 13:24
           24 And it shall come to pass, instead of sweet smell there shall
          be stink; and instead of a girdle, a rent; and instead of well
          set hair, baldness; and instead of a stomacher, a girding of
          sackcloth; burning instead of beauty.
          
          2 Nephi 13:25
           25 Thy men shall fall by the sword and thy mighty in the war.
          
          2 Nephi 13:26
           26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she shall be
          desolate, and shall sit upon the ground.
          

2 Nephi 14 Chapter 14

          2 Nephi 14:1
           1 And in that day, seven women shall take hold of one man,
          saying: We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel; only
          let us be called by thy name to take away our reproach.
          
          2 Nephi 14:2
           2 In that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and
          glorious; the fruit of the earth excellent and comely to them
          that are escaped of Israel.
          
          2 Nephi 14:3
           3 And it shall come to pass, they that are left in Zion and
          remain in Jerusalem shall be called holy, every one that is
          written among the living in Jerusalem—
          
          2 Nephi 14:4
           4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the
          daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem
          from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment and by the
          spirit of burning.
          
          2 Nephi 14:5
           5 And the Lord will create upon every dwelling-place of mount
          Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the
          shining of a flaming fire by night; for upon all the glory of
          Zion shall be a defence.
          
          2 Nephi 14:6
           6 And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime
          from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and a covert from storm
          and from rain.
          

2 Nephi 15 Chapter 15

          2 Nephi 15:1
           1 And then will I sing to my well-beloved a song of my beloved,
          touching his vineyard. My well-beloved hath a vineyard in a very
          fruitful hill.
          
          2 Nephi 15:2
           2 And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and
          planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst
          of it, and also made a wine-press therein; and he looked that it
          should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.
          
          2 Nephi 15:3
           3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge,
          I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.
          
          2 Nephi 15:4
           4 What could have been done more to my vineyard that I have not
          done in it? Wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth
          grapes it brought forth wild grapes.
          
          2 Nephi 15:5
           5 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my
          vineyard—I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be
          eaten up; and I will break down the wall thereof, and it shall be
          trodden down;
          
          2 Nephi 15:6
           6 And I will lay it waste; it shall not be pruned nor digged;
          but there shall come up briers and thorns; I will also command
          the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.
          
          2 Nephi 15:7
           7 For the vineyard of the Lord of Hosts is the house of Israel,
          and the men of Judah his pleasant plant; and he looked for
          judgment, and behold, oppression; for righteousness, but behold,
          a cry.
          
          2 Nephi 15:8
           8 Wo unto them that join house to house, till there can be no
          place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!
          
          2 Nephi 15:9
           9 In mine ears, said the Lord of Hosts, of a truth many houses
          shall be desolate, and great and fair cities without inhabitant.
          
          2 Nephi 15:10
           10 Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed
          of a homer shall yield an ephah.
          
          2 Nephi 15:11
           11 Wo unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may
          follow strong drink, that continue until night, and wine inflame
          them!
          
          2 Nephi 15:12
           12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine
          are in their feasts; but they regard not the work of the Lord,
          neither consider the operation of his hands.
          
          2 Nephi 15:13
           13 Therefore, my people are gone into captivity, because they
          have no knowledge; and their honorable men are famished, and
          their multitude dried up with thirst.
          
          2 Nephi 15:14
           14 Therefore, hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth
          without measure; and their glory, and their multitude, and their
          pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.
          
          2 Nephi 15:15
           15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man
          shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled.
          
          2 Nephi 15:16
           16 But the Lord of Hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God
          that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.
          
          2 Nephi 15:17
           17 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste
          places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.
          
          2 Nephi 15:18
           18 Wo unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin
          as it were with a cart rope;
          
          2 Nephi 15:19
           19 That say: Let him make speed, hasten his work, that we may
          see it; and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh
          and come, that we may know it.
          
          2 Nephi 15:20
           20 Wo unto them that call evil good, and good evil, that put
          darkness for light, and light for darkness, that put bitter for
          sweet, and sweet for bitter!
          
          2 Nephi 15:21
           21 Wo unto the wise in their own eyes and prudent in their own
          sight!
          
          2 Nephi 15:22
           22 Wo unto the mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to
          mingle strong drink;
          
          2 Nephi 15:23
           23 Who justify the wicked for reward, and take away the
          righteousness of the righteous from him!
          
          2 Nephi 15:24
           24 Therefore, as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame
          consumeth the chaff, their root shall be rottenness, and their
          blossoms shall go up as dust; because they have cast away the law
          of the Lord of Hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of
          Israel.
          
          2 Nephi 15:25
           25 Therefore, is the anger of the Lord kindled against his
          people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and
          hath smitten them; and the hills did tremble, and their carcasses
          were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is
          not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
          
          2 Nephi 15:26
           26 And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and
          will hiss unto them from the end of the earth; and behold, they
          shall come with speed swiftly; none shall be weary nor stumble
          among them.
          
          2 Nephi 15:27
           27 None shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of
          their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken;
          
          2 Nephi 15:28
           28 Whose arrows shall be sharp, and all their bows bent, and
          their horses' hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels
          like a whirlwind, their roaring like a lion.
          
          2 Nephi 15:29
           29 They shall roar like young lions; yea, they shall roar, and
          lay hold of the prey, and shall carry away safe, and none shall
          deliver.
          
          2 Nephi 15:30
           30 And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring
          of the sea; and if they look unto the land, behold, darkness and
          sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.
          

2 Nephi 16 Chapter 16

          2 Nephi 16:1
           1 In the year that king Uzziah died, I saw also the Lord sitting
          upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the
          temple.
          
          2 Nephi 16:2
           2 Above it stood the seraphim; each one had six wings; with
          twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet,
          and with twain he did fly.
          
          2 Nephi 16:3
           3 And one cried unto another, and said: Holy, holy, holy, is the
          Lord of Hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.
          
          2 Nephi 16:4
           4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that
          cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
          
          2 Nephi 16:5
           5 Then said I: Wo is unto me! for I am undone; because I am a
          man of unclean lips; and I dwell in the midst of a people of
          unclean lips; for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of
          Hosts.
          
          2 Nephi 16:6
           6 Then flew one of the seraphim unto me, having a live coal in
          his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar;
          
          2 Nephi 16:7
           7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said: Lo, this has touched
          thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.
          
          2 Nephi 16:8
           8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: Whom shall I send,
          and who will go for us? Then I said: Here am I; send me.
          
          2 Nephi 16:9
           9 And he said: Go and tell this people—Hear ye indeed, but they
          understood not; and see ye indeed, but they perceived not.
          
          2 Nephi 16:10
           10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy,
          and shut their eyes—lest they see with their eyes, and hear with
          their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted and
          be healed.
          
          2 Nephi 16:11
           11 Then said I: Lord, how long? And he said: Until the cities
          be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the
          land be utterly desolate;
          
          2 Nephi 16:12
           12 And the Lord have removed men far away, for there shall be a
          great forsaking in the midst of the land.
          
          2 Nephi 16:13
           13 But yet there shall be a tenth, and they shall return, and
          shall be eaten, as a teil-tree, and as an oak whose substance is
          in them when they cast their leaves; so the holy seed shall be
          the substance thereof.
          

2 Nephi 17 Chapter 17

          2 Nephi 17:1
           1 And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the
          son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin, king of Syria, and
          Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward
          Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it.
          
          2 Nephi 17:2
           2 And it was told the house of David, saying: Syria is
          confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart
          of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind.
          
          2 Nephi 17:3
           3 Then said the Lord unto Isaiah: Go forth now to meet Ahaz,
          thou and Shearjashub thy son, at the end of the conduit of the
          upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field;
          
          2 Nephi 17:4
           4 And say unto him: Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither
          be faint-hearted for the two tails of these smoking firebrands,
          for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of
          Remaliah.
          
          2 Nephi 17:5
           5 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken
          evil counsel against thee, saying:
          
          2 Nephi 17:6
           6 Let us go up against Judah and vex it, and let us make a
          breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it, yea,
          the son of Tabeal.
          
          2 Nephi 17:7
           7 Thus saith the Lord God: It shall not stand, neither shall it
          come to pass.
          
          2 Nephi 17:8
           8 For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus,
          Rezin; and within three score and five years shall Ephraim be
          broken that it be not a people.
          
          2 Nephi 17:9
           9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is
          Remaliah's son. If ye will not believe surely ye shall not be
          established.
          
          2 Nephi 17:10
           10 Moreover, the Lord spake again unto Ahaz, saying:
          
          2 Nephi 17:11
           11 Ask thee a sign of the Lord thy God; ask it either in the
          depths, or in the heights above.
          
          2 Nephi 17:12
           12 But Ahaz said: I will not ask, neither will I tempt the Lord.
          
          2 Nephi 17:13
           13 And he said: Hear ye now, O house of David; is it a small
          thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?
          
          2 Nephi 17:14
           14 Therefore, the Lord himself shall give you a sign—Behold, a
          virgin shall conceive, and shall bear a son, and shall call his
          name Immanuel.
          
          2 Nephi 17:15
           15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the
          evil and to choose the good.
          
          2 Nephi 17:16
           16 For before the child shall know to refuse the evil and choose
          the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both
          her kings.
          
          2 Nephi 17:17
           17 The Lord shall bring upon thee, and upon thy people, and upon
          thy father's house, days that have not come from the day that
          Ephraim departed from Judah, the king of Assyria.
          
          2 Nephi 17:18
           18 And it shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall
          hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of Egypt, and for
          the bee that is in the land of Assyria.
          
          2 Nephi 17:19
           19 And they shall come, and shall rest all of them in the
          desolate valleys, and in the holes of the rocks, and upon all
          thorns, and upon all bushes.
          
          2 Nephi 17:20
           20 In the same day shall the Lord shave with a razor that is
          hired, by them beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, the
          head, and the hair of the feet; and it shall also consume the
          beard.
          
          2 Nephi 17:21
           21 And it shall come to pass in that day, a man shall nourish a
          young cow and two sheep;
          
          2 Nephi 17:22
           22 And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk they
          shall give he shall eat butter; for butter and honey shall every
          one eat that is left in the land.
          
          2 Nephi 17:23
           23 And it shall come to pass in that day, every place shall be,
          where there were a thousand vines at a thousand silverlings,
          which shall be for briers and thorns.
          
          2 Nephi 17:24
           24 With arrows and with bows shall men come thither, because all
          the land shall become briers and thorns.
          
          2 Nephi 17:25
           25 And all hills that shall be digged with the mattock, there
          shall not come thither the fear of briers and thorns; but it
          shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and the treading of
          lesser cattle.
          

2 Nephi 18 Chapter 18

          2 Nephi 18:1
           1 Moreover, the word of the Lord said unto me: Take thee a great
          roll, and write in it with a man's pen, concerning
          Maher-shalal-hash-baz.
          
          2 Nephi 18:2
           2 And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the
          priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.
          
          2 Nephi 18:3
           3 And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived and bare a
          son. Then said the Lord to me: Call his name,
          Maher-shalal-hash-baz.
          
          2 Nephi 18:4
           4 For behold, the child shall not have knowledge to cry, My
          father, and my mother, before the riches of Damascus and the
          spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.
          
          2 Nephi 18:5
           5 The Lord spake also unto me again, saying:
          
          2 Nephi 18:6
           6 Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that
          go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son;
          
          2 Nephi 18:7
           7 Now therefore, behold, the Lord bringeth up upon them the
          waters of the river, strong and many, even the king of Assyria
          and all his glory; and he shall come up over all his channels,
          and go over all his banks.
          
          2 Nephi 18:8
           8 And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go
          over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of
          his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel.
          
          2 Nephi 18:9
           9 Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in
          pieces; and give ear all ye of far countries; gird yourselves,
          and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall
          be broken in pieces.
          
          2 Nephi 18:10
           10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to naught; speak the
          word, and it shall not stand; for God is with us.
          
          2 Nephi 18:11
           11 For the Lord spake thus to me with a strong hand, and
          instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people,
          saying:
          
          2 Nephi 18:12
           12 Say ye not, A confederacy, to all to whom this people shall
          say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.
          
          2 Nephi 18:13
           13 Sanctify the Lord of Hosts himself, and let him be your fear,
          and let him be your dread.
          
          2 Nephi 18:14
           14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of
          stumbling, and for a rock of offense to both the houses of
          Israel, for a gin and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
          
          2 Nephi 18:15
           15 And many among them shall stumble and fall, and be broken,
          and be snared, and be taken.
          
          2 Nephi 18:16
           16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
          
          2 Nephi 18:17
           17 And I will wait upon the Lord, that hideth his face from the
          house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
          
          2 Nephi 18:18
           18 Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are
          for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of Hosts, which
          dwelleth in Mount Zion.
          
          2 Nephi 18:19
           19 And when they shall say unto you: Seek unto them that have
          familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep and mutter—should
          not a people seek unto their God for the living to hear from the
          dead?
          
          2 Nephi 18:20
           20 To the law and to the testimony; and if they speak not
          according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
          
          2 Nephi 18:21
           21 And they shall pass through it hardly bestead and hungry; and
          it shall come to pass that when they shall be hungry, they shall
          fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look
          upward.
          
          2 Nephi 18:22
           22 And they shall look unto the earth and behold trouble, and
          darkness, dimness of anguish, and shall be driven to darkness.
          

2 Nephi 19 Chapter 19

          2 Nephi 19:1
           1 Nevertheless, the dimness shall not be such as was in her
          vexation, when at first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun,
          and the land of Naphtali, and afterwards did more grievously
          afflict by the way of the Red Sea beyond Jordan in Galilee of the
          nations.
          
          2 Nephi 19:2
           2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light;
          they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them
          hath the light shined.
          
          2 Nephi 19:3
           3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, and increased the joy—they
          joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men
          rejoice when they divide the spoil.
          
          2 Nephi 19:4
           4 For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of
          his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor.
          
          2 Nephi 19:5
           5 For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and
          garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel
          of fire.
          
          2 Nephi 19:6
           6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the
          government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be
          called, Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting
          Father, The Prince of Peace.
          
          2 Nephi 19:7
           7 Of the increase of government and peace there is no end, upon
          the throne of David, and upon his kingdom to order it, and to
          establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth, even
          forever. The zeal of the Lord of Hosts will perform this.
          
          2 Nephi 19:8
           8 The Lord sent his word unto Jacob and it hath lighted upon
          Israel.
          
          2 Nephi 19:9
           9 And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the
          inhabitants of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of
          heart:
          
          2 Nephi 19:10
           10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn
          stones; the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into
          cedars.
          
          2 Nephi 19:11
           11 Therefore the Lord shall set up the adversaries of Rezin
          against him, and join his enemies together;
          
          2 Nephi 19:12
           12 The Syrians before and the Philistines behind; and they shall
          devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not
          turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
          
          2 Nephi 19:13
           13 For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them,
          neither do they seek the Lord of Hosts.
          
          2 Nephi 19:14
           14 Therefore will the Lord cut off from Israel head and tail,
          branch and rush in one day.
          
          2 Nephi 19:15
           15 The ancient, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth
          lies, he is the tail.
          
          2 Nephi 19:16
           16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they
          that are led of them are destroyed.
          
          2 Nephi 19:17
           17 Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men,
          neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows; for
          every one of them is a hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth
          speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but
          his hand is stretched out still.
          
          2 Nephi 19:18
           18 For wickedness burneth as the fire; it shall devour the
          briers and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets of the
          forests, and they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke.
          
          2 Nephi 19:19
           19 Through the wrath of the Lord of Hosts is the land darkened,
          and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire; no man shall
          spare his brother.
          
          2 Nephi 19:20
           20 And he shall snatch on the right hand and be hungry; and he
          shall eat on the left hand and they shall not be satisfied; they
          shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm—
          
          2 Nephi 19:21
           21 Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh; they together shall
          be against Judah. For all this his anger is not turned away, but
          his hand is stretched out still.
          

2 Nephi 20 Chapter 20

          2 Nephi 20:1
           1 Wo unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write
          grievousness which they have prescribed;
          
          2 Nephi 20:2
           2 To turn away the needy from judgment, and to take away the
          right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey,
          and that they may rob the fatherless!
          
          2 Nephi 20:3
           3 And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the
          desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for
          help? and where will ye leave your glory?
          
          2 Nephi 20:4
           4 Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they
          shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned
          away, but his hand is stretched out still.
          
          2 Nephi 20:5
           5 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand
          is their indignation.
          
          2 Nephi 20:6
           6 I will send him against a hypocritical nation, and against the
          people of my wrath will I give him a charge to take the spoil,
          and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the
          streets.
          
          2 Nephi 20:7
           7 Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so;
          but in his heart it is to destroy and cut off nations not a few.
          
          2 Nephi 20:8
           8 For he saith: Are not my princes altogether kings?
          
          2 Nephi 20:9
           9 Is not Calno as Carchemish? Is not Hamath as Arpad? Is not
          Samaria as Damascus?
          
          2 Nephi 20:10
           10 As my hand hath founded the kingdoms of the idols, and whose
          graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;
          
          2 Nephi 20:11
           11 Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do
          to Jerusalem and to her idols?
          
          2 Nephi 20:12
           12 Wherefore it shall come to pass that when the Lord hath
          performed his whole work upon Mount Zion and upon Jerusalem, I
          will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria,
          and the glory of his high looks.
          
          2 Nephi 20:13
           13 For he saith: By the strength of my hand and by my wisdom I
          have done these things; for I am prudent; and I have moved the
          borders of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I
          have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man;
          
          2 Nephi 20:14
           14 And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people;
          and as one gathereth eggs that are left have I gathered all the
          earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the
          mouth, or peeped.
          
          2 Nephi 20:15
           15 Shall the ax boast itself against him that heweth therewith?
          Shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? As if
          the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as
          if the staff should lift up itself as if it were no wood!
          
          2 Nephi 20:16
           16 Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of Hosts, send among his
          fat ones, leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a burning
          like the burning of a fire.
          
          2 Nephi 20:17
           17 And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One
          for a flame, and shall burn and shall devour his thorns and his
          briers in one day;
          
          2 Nephi 20:18
           18 And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his
          fruitful field, both soul and body; and they shall be as when a
          standard-bearer fainteth.
          
          2 Nephi 20:19
           19 And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a
          child may write them.
          
          2 Nephi 20:20
           20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of
          Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no
          more again stay upon him that smote them, but shall stay upon the
          Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
          
          2 Nephi 20:21
           21 The remnant shall return, yea, even the remnant of Jacob,
          unto the mighty God.
          
          2 Nephi 20:22
           22 For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a
          remnant of them shall return; the consumption decreed shall
          overflow with righteousness.
          
          2 Nephi 20:23
           23 For the Lord God of Hosts shall make a consumption, even
          determined in all the land.
          
          2 Nephi 20:24
           24 Therefore, thus saith the Lord God of Hosts: O my people that
          dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian; he shall smite
          thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after
          the manner of Egypt.
          
          2 Nephi 20:25
           25 For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease,
          and mine anger in their destruction.
          
          2 Nephi 20:26
           26 And the Lord of Hosts shall stir up a scourge for him
          according to the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb; and as
          his rod was upon the sea so shall he lift it up after the manner
          of Egypt.
          
          2 Nephi 20:27
           27 And it shall come to pass in that day that his burden shall
          be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy
          neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.
          
          2 Nephi 20:28
           28 He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at Michmash he
          hath laid up his carriages.
          
          2 Nephi 20:29
           29 They are gone over the passage; they have taken up their
          lodging at Geba; Ramath is afraid; Gibeah of Saul is fled.
          
          2 Nephi 20:30
           30 Lift up the voice, O daughter of Gallim; cause it to be heard
          unto Laish, O poor Anathoth.
          
          2 Nephi 20:31
           31 Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants of Gebim gather
          themselves to flee.
          
          2 Nephi 20:32
           32 As yet shall he remain at Nob that day; he shall shake his
          hand against the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of
          Jerusalem.
          
          2 Nephi 20:33
           33 Behold, the Lord, the Lord of Hosts shall lop the bough with
          terror; and the high ones of stature shall be hewn down; and the
          haughty shall be humbled.
          
          2 Nephi 20:34
           34 And he shall cut down the thickets of the forests with iron,
          and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.
          

2 Nephi 21 Chapter 21

          2 Nephi 21:1
           1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and
          a branch shall grow out of his roots.
          
          2 Nephi 21:2
           2 And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of
          wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the
          spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;
          
          2 Nephi 21:3
           3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the
          Lord; and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither
          reprove after the hearing of his ears.
          
          2 Nephi 21:4
           4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove
          with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall smite the
          earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips
          shall he slay the wicked.
          
          2 Nephi 21:5
           5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and
          faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
          
          2 Nephi 21:6
           6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall
          lie down with the kid, and the calf and the young lion and
          fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
          
          2 Nephi 21:7
           7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall
          lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
          
          2 Nephi 21:8
           8 And the suckling child shall play on the hole of the asp, and
          the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice's den.
          
          2 Nephi 21:9
           9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, for
          the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the
          waters cover the sea.
          
          2 Nephi 21:10
           10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall
          stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek;
          and his rest shall be glorious.
          
          2 Nephi 21:11
           11 And it shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall set
          his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his
          people which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and
          from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and
          from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
          
          2 Nephi 21:12
           12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall
          assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the
          dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
          
          2 Nephi 21:13
           13 The envy of Ephraim also shall depart, and the adversaries of
          Judah shall be cut off; Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah
          shall not vex Ephraim.
          
          2 Nephi 21:14
           14 But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines
          towards the west; they shall spoil them of the east together;
          they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of
          Ammon shall obey them.
          
          2 Nephi 21:15
           15 And the Lord shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian
          sea; and with his mighty wind he shall shake his hand over the
          river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go
          over dry shod.
          
          2 Nephi 21:16
           16 And there shall be a highway for the remnant of his people
          which shall be left, from Assyria, like as it was to Israel in
          the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.
          

2 Nephi 22 Chapter 22

          2 Nephi 22:1
           1 And in that day thou shalt say: O Lord, I will praise thee;
          though thou wast angry with me thine anger is turned away, and
          thou comfortedst me.
          
          2 Nephi 22:2
           2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid;
          for the Lord JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also has
          become my salvation.
          
          2 Nephi 22:3
           3 Therefore, with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of
          salvation.
          
          2 Nephi 22:4
           4 And in that day shall ye say: Praise the Lord, call upon his
          name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his
          name is exalted.
          
          2 Nephi 22:5
           5 Sing unto the Lord; for he hath done excellent things; this is
          known in all the earth.
          
          2 Nephi 22:6
           6 Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion; for great is the
          Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.
          

2 Nephi 23 Chapter 23

          2 Nephi 23:1
           1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.
          
          2 Nephi 23:2
           2 Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice
          unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the
          nobles.
          
          2 Nephi 23:3
           3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my
          mighty ones, for mine anger is not upon them that rejoice in my
          highness.
          
          2 Nephi 23:4
           4 The noise of the multitude in the mountains like as of a great
          people, a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered
          together, the Lord of Hosts mustereth the hosts of the battle.
          
          2 Nephi 23:5
           5 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, yea, the
          Lord, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole
          land.
          
          2 Nephi 23:6
           6 Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is at hand; it shall come as
          a destruction from the Almighty.
          
          2 Nephi 23:7
           7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, every man's heart shall
          melt;
          
          2 Nephi 23:8
           8 And they shall be afraid; pangs and sorrows shall take hold of
          them; they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be
          as flames.
          
          2 Nephi 23:9
           9 Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and
          fierce anger, to lay the land desolate; and he shall destroy the
          sinners thereof out of it.
          
          2 Nephi 23:10
           10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall
          not give their light; the sun shall be darkened in his going
          forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
          
          2 Nephi 23:11
           11 And I will punish the world for evil, and the wicked for
          their iniquity; I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease,
          and will lay down the haughtiness of the terrible.
          
          2 Nephi 23:12
           12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man
          than the golden wedge of Ophir.
          
          2 Nephi 23:13
           13 Therefore, I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall
          remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of Hosts, and
          in the day of his fierce anger.
          
          2 Nephi 23:14
           14 And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man
          taketh up; and they shall every man turn to his own people, and
          flee every one into his own land.
          
          2 Nephi 23:15
           15 Every one that is proud shall be thrust through; yea, and
          every one that is joined to the wicked shall fall by the sword.
          
          2 Nephi 23:16
           16 Their children, also shall be dashed to pieces before their
          eyes; their houses shall be spoiled and their wives ravished.
          
          2 Nephi 23:17
           17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall
          not regard silver and gold, nor shall they delight in it.
          
          2 Nephi 23:18
           18 Their bows shall also dash the young men to pieces, and they
          shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eyes shall not
          spare children.
          
          2 Nephi 23:19
           19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the
          Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and
          Gomorrah.
          
          2 Nephi 23:20
           20 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in
          from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch
          tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.
          
          2 Nephi 23:21
           21 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their
          houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell
          there, and satyrs shall dance there.
          
          2 Nephi 23:22
           22 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their
          desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces; and her
          time is near to come, and her day shall not be prolonged. For I
          will destroy her speedily; yea, for I will be merciful unto my
          people, but the wicked shall perish.
          

2 Nephi 24 Chapter 24

          2 Nephi 24:1
           1 For the Lord will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose
          Israel, and set them in their own land; and the strangers shall
          be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.
          
          2 Nephi 24:2
           2 And the people shall take them and bring them to their place;
          yea, from far unto the ends of the earth; and they shall return
          to their lands of promise. And the house of Israel shall possess
          them, and the land of the Lord shall be for servants and
          handmaids; and they shall take them captives unto whom they were
          captives; and they shall rule over their oppressors.
          
          2 Nephi 24:3
           3 And it shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall give
          thee rest, from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard
          bondage wherein thou wast made to serve.
          
          2 Nephi 24:4
           4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that thou shalt take up
          this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say: How hath the
          oppressor ceased, the golden city ceased!
          
          2 Nephi 24:5
           5 The Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked, the scepters of
          the rulers.
          
          2 Nephi 24:6
           6 He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he
          that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none
          hindereth.
          
          2 Nephi 24:7
           7 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet; they break forth
          into singing.
          
          2 Nephi 24:8
           8 Yea, the fir-trees rejoice at thee, and also the cedars of
          Lebanon, saying: Since thou art laid down no feller is come up
          against us.
          
          2 Nephi 24:9
           9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy
          coming; it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones
          of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings
          of the nations.
          
          2 Nephi 24:10
           10 All they shall speak and say unto thee: Art thou also become
          weak as we? Art thou become like unto us?
          
          2 Nephi 24:11
           11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave; the noise of thy viols
          is not heard; the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover
          thee.
          
          2 Nephi 24:12
           12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the
          morning! Art thou cut down to the ground, which did weaken the
          nations!
          
          2 Nephi 24:13
           13 For thou hast said in thy heart: I will ascend into heaven, I
          will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will sit also upon
          the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north;
          
          2 Nephi 24:14
           14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like
          the Most High.
          
          2 Nephi 24:15
           15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the
          pit.
          
          2 Nephi 24:16
           16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and shall
          consider thee, and shall say: Is this the man that made the earth
          to tremble, that did shake kingdoms?
          
          2 Nephi 24:17
           17 And made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities
          thereof, and opened not the house of his prisoners?
          
          2 Nephi 24:18
           18 All the kings of the nations, yea, all of them, lie in glory,
          every one of them in his own house.
          
          2 Nephi 24:19
           19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch,
          and the remnant of those that are slain, thrust through with a
          sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcass
          trodden under feet.
          
          2 Nephi 24:20
           20 Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou
          hast destroyed thy land and slain thy people; the seed of
          evil-doers shall never be renowned.
          
          2 Nephi 24:21
           21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquities of
          their fathers, that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor
          fill the face of the world with cities.
          
          2 Nephi 24:22
           22 For I will rise up against them, saith the Lord of Hosts, and
          cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew,
          saith the Lord.
          
          2 Nephi 24:23
           23 I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools
          of water; and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction,
          saith the Lord of Hosts.
          
          2 Nephi 24:24
           24 The Lord of Hosts hath sworn, saying: Surely as I have
          thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so
          
          shall it stand—
          
          2 Nephi 24:25
           25 That I will bring the Assyrian in my land, and upon my
          mountains tread him under foot; then shall his yoke depart from
          off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.
          
          2 Nephi 24:26
           26 This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth;
          and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all nations.
          
          2 Nephi 24:27
           27 For the Lord of Hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul?
          And his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?
          
          2 Nephi 24:28
           28 In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.
          
          2 Nephi 24:29
           29 Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him
          that smote thee is broken; for out of the serpent's root shall
          come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying
          serpent.
          
          2 Nephi 24:30
           30 And the first-born of the poor shall feed, and the needy
          shall lie down in safety; and I will kill thy root with famine,
          and he shall slay thy remnant.
          
          2 Nephi 24:31
           31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, art
          dissolved; for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none
          shall be alone in his appointed times.
          
          2 Nephi 24:32
           32 What shall then answer the messengers of the nations? That
          the Lord hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall
          trust in it.
          

2 Nephi 25 Chapter 25

          2 Nephi 25:1
           1 Now I, Nephi, do speak somewhat concerning the words which I
          have written, which have been spoken by the mouth of Isaiah. For
          behold, Isaiah spake many things which were hard for many of my
          people to understand; for they know not concerning the manner of
          prophesying among the Jews.
          
          2 Nephi 25:2
           2 For I, Nephi, have not taught them many things concerning the
          manner of the Jews; for their works were works of darkness, and
          their doings were doings of abominations.
          
          2 Nephi 25:3
           3 Wherefore, I write unto my people, unto all those that shall
          receive hereafter these things which I write, that they may know
          the judgments of God, that they come upon all nations, according
          to the word which he hath spoken.
          
          2 Nephi 25:4
           4 Wherefore, hearken, O my people, which are of the house of
          Israel, and give ear unto my words; for because the words of
          Isaiah are not plain unto you, nevertheless they are plain unto
          all those that are filled with the spirit of prophecy. But I
          give unto you a prophecy, according to the spirit which is in me;
          wherefore I shall prophesy according to the plainness which hath
          been with me from the time that I came out from Jerusalem with my
          father; for behold, my soul delighteth in plainness unto my
          people, that they may learn.
          
          2 Nephi 25:5
           5 Yea, and my soul delighteth in the words of Isaiah, for I came
          out from Jerusalem, and mine eyes hath beheld the things of the
          Jews, and I know that the Jews do understand the things of the
          prophets, and there is none other people that understand the
          things which were spoken unto the Jews like unto them, save it be
          that they are taught after the manner of the things of the Jews.
          
          2 Nephi 25:6
           6 But behold, I, Nephi, have not taught my children after the
          manner of the Jews; but behold, I, of myself, have dwelt at
          Jerusalem, wherefore I know concerning the regions round about;
          and I have made mention unto my children concerning the judgments
          of God, which hath come to pass among the Jews, unto my children,
          according to all that which Isaiah hath spoken, and I do not
          write them.
          
          2 Nephi 25:7
           7 But behold, I proceed with mine own prophecy, according to my
          plainness; in the which I know that no man can err; nevertheless,
          in the days that the prophecies of Isaiah shall be fulfilled men
          shall know of a surety, at the times when they shall come to
          pass.
          
          2 Nephi 25:8
           8 Wherefore, they are of worth unto the children of men, and he
          that supposeth that they are not, unto them will I speak
          particularly, and confine the words unto mine own people; for I
          know that they shall be of great worth unto them in the last
          days; for in that day shall they understand them; wherefore, for
          their good have I written them.
          
          2 Nephi 25:9
           9 And as one generation hath been destroyed among the Jews
          because of iniquity, even so have they been destroyed from
          generation to generation according to their iniquities; and never
          hath any of them been destroyed save it were foretold them by the
          prophets of the Lord.
          
          2 Nephi 25:10
           10 Wherefore, it hath been told them concerning the destruction
          which should come upon them, immediately after my father left
          Jerusalem; nevertheless, they hardened their hearts; and
          according to my prophecy they have been destroyed, save it be
          those which are carried away captive into Babylon.
          
          2 Nephi 25:11
           11 And now this I speak because of the spirit which is in me.
          And notwithstanding they have been carried away they shall return
          again, and possess the land of Jerusalem; wherefore, they shall
          be restored again to the land of their inheritance.
          
          2 Nephi 25:12
           12 But, behold, they shall have wars, and rumors of wars; and
          when the day cometh that the Only Begotten of the Father, yea,
          even the Father of heaven and of earth, shall manifest himself
          unto them in the flesh, behold, they will reject him, because of
          their iniquities, and the hardness of their hearts, and the
          stiffness of their necks.
          
          2 Nephi 25:13
           13 Behold, they will crucify him; and after he is laid in a
          sepulchre for the space of three days he shall rise from the
          dead, with healing in his wings; and all those who shall believe
          on his name shall be saved in the kingdom of God. Wherefore, my
          soul delighteth to prophesy concerning him, for I have seen his
          day, and my heart doth magnify his holy name.
          
          2 Nephi 25:14
           14 And behold it shall come to pass that after the Messiah hath
          risen from the dead, and hath manifested himself unto his people,
          unto as many as will believe on his name, behold, Jerusalem shall
          be destroyed again; for wo unto them that fight against God and
          the people of his church.
          
          2 Nephi 25:15
           15 Wherefore, the Jews shall be scattered among all nations;
          yea, and also Babylon shall be destroyed; wherefore, the Jews
          shall be scattered by other nations.
          
          2 Nephi 25:16
           16 And after they have been scattered, and the Lord God hath
          scourged them by other nations for the space of many generations,
          yea, even down from generation to generation until they shall be
          persuaded to believe in Christ, the Son of God, and the
          atonement, which is infinite for all mankind—and when that day
          shall come that they shall believe in Christ, and worship the
          Father in his name, with pure hearts and clean hands, and look
          not forward any more for another Messiah, then, at that time, the
          day will come that it must needs be expedient that they should
          believe these things.
          
          2 Nephi 25:17
           17 And the Lord will set his hand again the second time to
          restore his people from their lost and fallen state. Wherefore,
          he will proceed to do a marvelous work and a wonder among the
          children of men.
          
          2 Nephi 25:18
           18 Wherefore, he shall bring forth his words unto them, which
          words shall judge them at the last day, for they shall be given
          them for the purpose of convincing them of the true Messiah, who
          was rejected by them; and unto the convincing of them that they
          need not look forward any more for a Messiah to come, for there
          should not any come, save it should be a false Messiah which
          should deceive the people; for there is save one Messiah spoken
          of by the prophets, and that Messiah is he who should be rejected
          of the Jews.
          
          2 Nephi 25:19
           19 For according to the words of the prophets, the Messiah
          cometh in six hundred years from the time that my father left
          Jerusalem; and according to the words of the prophets, and also
          the word of the angel of God, his name shall be Jesus Christ, the
          Son of God.
          
          2 Nephi 25:20
           20 And now, my brethren, I have spoken plainly that ye cannot
          err. And as the Lord God liveth that brought Israel up out of
          the land of Egypt, and gave unto Moses power that he should heal
          the nations after they had been bitten by the poisonous serpents,
          if they would cast their eyes unto the serpent which he did raise
          up before them, and also gave him power that he should smite the
          rock and the water should come forth; yea, behold I say unto you,
          that as these things are true, and as the Lord God liveth, there
          is none other name given under heaven save it be this Jesus
          Christ, of which I have spoken, whereby man can be saved.
          
          2 Nephi 25:21
           21 Wherefore, for this cause hath the Lord God promised unto me
          that these things which I write shall be kept and preserved, and
          handed down unto my seed, from generation to generation, that the
          promise may be fulfilled unto Joseph, that his seed should never
          perish as long as the earth should stand.
          
          2 Nephi 25:22
           22 Wherefore, these things shall go from generation to
          generation as long as the earth shall stand; and they shall go
          according to the will and pleasure of God; and the nations who
          shall possess them shall be judged of them according to the words
          which are written.
          
          2 Nephi 25:23
           23 For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children,
          and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled
          to God; for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after
          all we can do.
          
          2 Nephi 25:24
           24 And, notwithstanding we believe in Christ, we keep the law of
          Moses, and look forward with steadfastness unto Christ, until the
          law shall be fulfilled.
          
          2 Nephi 25:25
           25 For, for this end was the law given; wherefore the law hath
          become dead unto us, and we are made alive in Christ because of
          our faith; yet we keep the law because of the commandments.
          
          2 Nephi 25:26
           26 And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of
          Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our
          prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may
          look for a remission of their sins.
          
          2 Nephi 25:27
           27 Wherefore, we speak concerning the law that our children may
          know the deadness of the law; and they, by knowing the deadness
          of the law, may look forward unto that life which is in Christ,
          and know for what end the law was given. And after the law is
          fulfilled in Christ, that they need not harden their hearts
          against him when the law ought to be done away.
          
          2 Nephi 25:28
           28 And now behold, my people, ye are a stiffnecked people;
          wherefore, I have spoken plainly unto you, that ye cannot
          misunderstand. And the words which I have spoken shall stand as
          a testimony against you; for they are sufficient to teach any man
          the right way; for the right way is to believe in Christ and deny
          him not; for by denying him ye also deny the prophets and the
          law.
          
          2 Nephi 25:29
           29 And now behold, I say unto you that the right way is to
          believe in Christ, and deny him not; and Christ is the Holy One
          of Israel; wherefore ye must bow down before him, and worship him
          with all your might, mind, and strength, and your whole soul; and
          if ye do this ye shall in nowise be cast out.
          
          2 Nephi 25:30
           30 And, inasmuch as it shall be expedient, ye must keep the
          performances and ordinances of God until the law shall be
          fulfilled which was given unto Moses.
          

2 Nephi 26 Chapter 26

          2 Nephi 26:1
           1 And after Christ shall have risen from the dead he shall show
          himself unto you, my children, and my beloved brethren; and the
          words which he shall speak unto you shall be the law which ye
          shall do.
          
          2 Nephi 26:2
           2 For behold, I say unto you that I have beheld that many
          generations shall pass away, and there shall be great wars and
          contentions among my people.
          
          2 Nephi 26:3
           3 And after the Messiah shall come there shall be signs given
          unto my people of his birth, and also of his death and
          resurrection; and great and terrible shall that day be unto the
          wicked, for they shall perish; and they perish because they cast
          out the prophets, and the saints, and stone them, and slay them;
          wherefore the cry of the blood of the saints shall ascend up to
          God from the ground against them.
          
          2 Nephi 26:4
           4 Wherefore, all those who are proud, and that do wickedly, the
          day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of Hosts, for
          they shall be as stubble.
          
          2 Nephi 26:5
           5 And they that kill the prophets, and the saints, the depths of
          the earth shall swallow them up, saith the Lord of Hosts; and
          mountains shall cover them, and whirlwinds shall carry them away,
          and buildings shall fall upon them and crush them to pieces and
          grind them to powder.
          
          2 Nephi 26:6
           6 And they shall be visited with thunderings, and lightnings,
          and earthquakes, and all manner of destructions, for the fire of
          the anger of the Lord shall be kindled against them, and they
          shall be as stubble, and the day that cometh shall consume them,
          saith the Lord of Hosts.
          
          2 Nephi 26:7
           7 O the pain, and the anguish of my soul for the loss of the
          slain of my people! For I, Nephi, have seen it, and it well nigh
          consumeth me before the presence of the Lord; but I must cry unto
          my God: Thy ways are just.
          
          2 Nephi 26:8
           8 But behold, the righteous that hearken unto the words of the
          prophets, and destroy them not, but look forward unto Christ with
          steadfastness for the signs which are given, notwithstanding all
          persecution—behold, they are they which shall not perish.
          
          2 Nephi 26:9
           9 But the Son of righteousness shall appear unto them; and he
          shall heal them, and they shall have peace with him, until three
          generations shall have passed away, and many of the fourth
          generation shall have passed away in righteousness.
          
          2 Nephi 26:10
           10 And when these things have passed away a speedy destruction
          cometh unto my people; for, notwithstanding the pains of my soul,
          I have seen it; wherefore, I know that it shall come to pass; and
          they sell themselves for naught; for, for the reward of their
          pride and their foolishness they shall reap destruction; for
          because they yield unto the devil and choose works of darkness
          rather than light, therefore they must go down to hell.
          
          2 Nephi 26:11
           11 For the Spirit of the Lord will not always strive with man.
          And when the Spirit ceaseth to strive with man then cometh speedy
          destruction, and this grieveth my soul.
          
          2 Nephi 26:12
           12 And as I spake concerning the convincing of the Jews, that
          Jesus is the very Christ, it must needs be that the Gentiles be
          convinced also that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God;
          
          2 Nephi 26:13
           13 And that he manifesteth himself unto all those who believe in
          him, by the power of the Holy Ghost; yea, unto every nation,
          kindred, tongue, and people, working mighty miracles, signs, and
          wonders, among the children of men according to their faith.
          
          2 Nephi 26:14
           14 But behold, I prophesy unto you concerning the last days;
          concerning the days when the Lord God shall bring these things
          forth unto the children of men.
          
          2 Nephi 26:15
           15 After my seed and the seed of my brethren shall have dwindled
          in unbelief, and shall have been smitten by the Gentiles; yea,
          after the Lord God shall have camped against them round about,
          and shall have laid siege against them with a mount, and raised
          forts against them; and after they shall have been brought down
          low in the dust, even that they are not, yet the words of the
          righteous shall be written, and the prayers of the faithful shall
          be heard, and all those who have dwindled in unbelief shall not
          be forgotten.
          
          2 Nephi 26:16
           16 For those who shall be destroyed shall speak unto them out of
          the ground, and their speech shall be low out of the dust, and
          their voice shall be as one that hath a familiar spirit; for the
          Lord God will give unto him power, that he may whisper concerning
          them, even as it were out of the ground; and their speech shall
          whisper out of the dust.
          
          2 Nephi 26:17
           17 For thus saith the Lord God: They shall write the things
          which shall be done among them, and they shall be written and
          sealed up in a book, and those who have dwindled in unbelief
          shall not have them, for they seek to destroy the things of God.
          
          2 Nephi 26:18
           18 Wherefore, as those who have been destroyed have been
          destroyed speedily; and the multitude of their terrible ones
          shall be as chaff that passeth away—yea, thus saith the Lord
          God: It shall be at an instant, suddenly—
          
          2 Nephi 26:19
           19 And it shall come to pass, that those who have dwindled in
          unbelief shall be smitten by the hand of the Gentiles.
          
          2 Nephi 26:20
           20 And the Gentiles are lifted up in the pride of their eyes,
          and have stumbled, because of the greatness of their stumbling
          block, that they have built up many churches; nevertheless, they
          put down the power and miracles of God, and preach up unto
          themselves their own wisdom and their own learning, that they may
          get gain and grind upon the face of the poor.
          
          2 Nephi 26:21
           21 And there are many churches built up which cause envyings,
          and strifes, and malice.
          
          2 Nephi 26:22
           22 And there are also secret combinations, even as in times of
          old, according to the combinations of the devil, for he is the
          founder of all these things; yea, the founder of murder, and
          works of darkness; yea, and he leadeth them by the neck with a
          flaxen cord, until he bindeth them with his strong cords forever.
          
          2 Nephi 26:23
           23 For behold, my beloved brethren, I say unto you that the Lord
          God worketh not in darkness.
          
          2 Nephi 26:24
           24 He doeth not anything save it be for the benefit of the
          world; for he loveth the world, even that he layeth down his own
          life that he may draw all men unto him. Wherefore, he commandeth
          none that they shall not partake of his salvation.
          
          2 Nephi 26:25
           25 Behold, doth he cry unto any, saying: Depart from me?
          Behold, I say unto you, Nay; but he saith: Come unto me all ye
          ends of the earth, buy milk and honey, without money and without
          price.
          
          2 Nephi 26:26
           26 Behold, hath he commanded any that they should depart out of
          the synagogues, or out of the houses of worship? Behold, I say
          unto you, Nay.
          
          2 Nephi 26:27
           27 Hath he commanded any that they should not partake of his
          salvation? Behold I say unto you, Nay; but he hath given it free
          for all men; and he hath commanded his people that they should
          persuade all men to repentance.
          
          2 Nephi 26:28
           28 Behold, hath the Lord commanded any that they should not
          partake of his goodness? Behold I say unto you, Nay; but all men
          are privileged the one like unto the other, and none are
          forbidden.
          
          2 Nephi 26:29
           29 He commandeth that there shall be no priestcrafts; for,
          behold priestcrafts are that men preach and set themselves up for
          a light unto the world, that they may get gain and praise of the
          world; but they seek not the welfare of Zion.
          
          2 Nephi 26:30
           30 Behold, the Lord hath forbidden this thing; wherefore, the
          Lord God hath given a commandment that all men should have
          charity, which charity is love, and except they should have
          charity they were nothing. Wherefore, if they should have
          charity they would not suffer the laborer in Zion to perish.
          
          2 Nephi 26:31
           31 But the laborer in Zion shall labor for Zion; for if they
          labor for money they shall perish.
          
          2 Nephi 26:32
           32 And again, the Lord God hath commanded that men should not
          murder; that they should not lie; that they should not steal;
          that they should not take the name of the Lord their God in vain;
          that they should not envy; that they should not have malice; that
          they should not contend one with another; that they should not
          commit whoredoms; and that they should do none of these things;
          for whoso doeth them shall perish.
          
          2 Nephi 26:33
           33 For none of these iniquities come of the Lord; for he doeth
          that which is good among the children of men; and he doeth
          nothing save it be plain unto the children of men; and he
          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.
          

2 Nephi 27 Chapter 27

          2 Nephi 27:1
           1 But, behold, in the last days, or in the days of the
          Gentiles—yea, behold all the nations of the Gentiles and also
          the Jews, both those who shall come upon this land and those who
          shall be upon other lands, yea, even upon all the lands of the
          earth, behold, they will be drunken with iniquity and all manner
          of abominations—
          
          2 Nephi 27:2
           2 And when that day shall come they shall be visited of the Lord
          of Hosts, with thunder and with earthquake, and with a great
          noise, and with storm, and with tempest, and with the flame of
          devouring fire.
          
          2 Nephi 27:3
           3 And all the nations that fight against Zion, and that distress
          her, shall be as a dream of a night vision; yea, it shall be unto
          them, even as unto a hungry man which dreameth, and behold he
          eateth but he awaketh and his soul is empty; or like unto a
          thirsty man which dreameth, and behold he drinketh but he awaketh
          and behold he is faint, and his soul hath appetite; yea, even so
          shall the multitude of all the nations be that fight against
          Mount Zion.
          
          2 Nephi 27:4
           4 For behold, all ye that doeth iniquity, stay yourselves and
          wonder, for ye shall cry out, and cry; yea, ye shall be drunken
          but not with wine, ye shall stagger but not with strong drink.
          
          2 Nephi 27:5
           5 For behold, the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of
          deep sleep. For behold, ye have closed your eyes, and ye have
          rejected the prophets; and your rulers, and the seers hath he
          covered because of your iniquity.
          
          2 Nephi 27:6
           6 And it shall come to pass that the Lord God shall bring forth
          unto you the words of a book, and they shall be the words of them
          which have slumbered.
          
          2 Nephi 27:7
           7 And behold the book shall be sealed; and in the book shall be
          a revelation from God, from the beginning of the world to the
          ending thereof.
          
          2 Nephi 27:8
           8 Wherefore, because of the things which are sealed up, the
          things which are sealed shall not be delivered in the day of the
          wickedness and abominations of the people. Wherefore the book
          shall be kept from them.
          
          2 Nephi 27:9
           9 But the book shall be delivered unto a man, and he shall
          deliver the words of the book, which are the words of those who
          have slumbered in the dust, and he shall deliver these words unto
          another;
          
          2 Nephi 27:10
           10 But the words which are sealed he shall not deliver, neither
          shall he deliver the book. For the book shall be sealed by the
          power of God, and the revelation which was sealed shall be kept
          in the book until the own due time of the Lord, that they may
          come forth; for behold, they reveal all things from the
          foundation of the world unto the end thereof.
          
          2 Nephi 27:11
           11 And the day cometh that the words of the book which were
          sealed shall be read upon the house tops; and they shall be read
          by the power of Christ; and all things shall be revealed unto the
          children of men which ever have been among the children of men,
          and which ever will be even unto the end of the earth.
          
          2 Nephi 27:12
           12 Wherefore, at that day when the book shall be delivered unto
          the man of whom I have spoken, the book shall be hid from the
          eyes of the world, that the eyes of none shall behold it save it
          be that three witnesses shall behold it, by the power of God,
          besides him to whom the book shall be delivered; and they shall
          testify to the truth of the book and the things therein.
          
          2 Nephi 27:13
           13 And there is none other which shall view it, save it be a few
          according to the will of God, to bear testimony of his word unto
          the children of men; for the Lord God hath said that the words of
          the faithful should speak as if it were from the dead.
          
          2 Nephi 27:14
           14 Wherefore, the Lord God will proceed to bring forth the words
          of the book; and in the mouth of as many witnesses as seemeth him
          good will he establish his word; and wo be unto him that
          rejecteth the word of God!
          
          2 Nephi 27:15
           15 But behold, it shall come to pass that the Lord God shall say
          unto him to whom he shall deliver the book: Take these words
          which are not sealed and deliver them to another, that he may
          show them unto the learned, saying: Read this, I pray thee. And
          the learned shall say: Bring hither the book, and I will read
          them.
          
          2 Nephi 27:16
           16 And now, because of the glory of the world and to get gain
          will they say this, and not for the glory of God.
          
          2 Nephi 27:17
           17 And the man shall say: I cannot bring the book, for it is
          sealed.
          
          2 Nephi 27:18
           18 Then shall the learned say: I cannot read it.
          
          2 Nephi 27:19
           19 Wherefore it shall come to pass, that the Lord God will
          deliver again the book and the words thereof to him that is not
          learned; and the man that is not learned shall say: I am not
          learned.
          
          2 Nephi 27:20
           20 Then shall the Lord God say unto him: The learned shall not
          read them, for they have rejected them, and I am able to do mine
          own work; wherefore thou shalt read the words which I shall give
          unto thee.
          
          2 Nephi 27:21
           21 Touch not the things which are sealed, for I will bring them
          forth in mine own due time; for I will show unto the children of
          men that I am able to do mine own work.
          
          2 Nephi 27:22
           22 Wherefore, when thou hast read the words which I have
          commanded thee, and obtained the witnesses which I have promised
          unto thee, then shalt thou seal up the book again, and hide it up
          unto me, that I may preserve the words which thou hast not read,
          until I shall see fit in mine own wisdom to reveal all things
          unto the children of men.
          
          2 Nephi 27:23
           23 For behold, I am God; and I am a God of miracles; and I will
          show unto the world that I am the same yesterday, today, and
          forever; and I work not among the children of men save it be
          according to their faith.
          
          2 Nephi 27:24
           24 And again it shall come to pass that the Lord shall say unto
          him that shall read the words that shall be delivered him:
          
          2 Nephi 27:25
           25 Forasmuch as this people draw near unto me with their mouth,
          and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their hearts
          far from me, and their fear towards me is taught by the precepts
          of men—
          
          2 Nephi 27:26
           26 Therefore, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this
          people, yea, a marvelous work and a wonder, for the wisdom of
          their wise and learned shall perish, and the understanding of
          their prudent shall be hid.
          
          2 Nephi 27:27
           27 And wo unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from
          the Lord! And their works are in the dark; and they say: Who
          seeth us, and who knoweth us? And they also say: Surely, your
          turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's
          clay. But behold, I will show unto them, saith the Lord of
          Hosts, that I know all their works. For shall the work say of
          him that made it, he made me not? Or shall the thing framed say
          of him that framed it, he had no understanding?
          
          2 Nephi 27:28
           28 But behold, saith the Lord of Hosts: I will show unto the
          children of men that it is yet a very little while and Lebanon
          shall be turned into a fruitful field; and the fruitful field
          shall be esteemed as a forest.
          
          2 Nephi 27:29
           29 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book,
          and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of
          darkness.
          
          2 Nephi 27:30
           30 And the meek also shall increase, and their joy shall be in
          the Lord, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of
          Israel.
          
          2 Nephi 27:31
           31 For assuredly as the Lord liveth they shall see that the
          terrible one is brought to naught, and the scorner is consumed,
          and all that watch for iniquity are cut off;
          
          2 Nephi 27:32
           32 And they that make a man an offender for a word, and lay a
          snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just
          for a thing of naught.
          
          2 Nephi 27:33
           33 Therefore, thus saith the Lord, who redeemed Abraham,
          concerning the house of Jacob: Jacob shall not now be ashamed,
          neither shall his face now wax pale.
          
          2 Nephi 27:34
           34 But when he seeth his children, the work of my hands, in the
          midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy
          One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.
          
          2 Nephi 27:35
           35 They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding,
          and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.
          

2 Nephi 28 Chapter 28

          2 Nephi 28:1
           1 And now, behold, my brethren, I have spoken unto you,
          according as the Spirit hath constrained me; wherefore, I know
          that they must surely come to pass.
          
          2 Nephi 28:2
           2 And the things which shall be written out of the book shall be
          of great worth unto the children of men, and especially unto our
          seed, which is a remnant of the house of Israel.
          
          2 Nephi 28:3
           3 For it shall come to pass in that day that the churches which
          are built up, and not unto the Lord, when the one shall say unto
          the other: Behold, I, I am the Lord's; and the others shall say:
          I, I am the Lord's; and thus shall every one say that hath built
          up churches, and not unto the Lord—
          
          2 Nephi 28:4
           4 And they shall contend one with another; and their priests
          shall contend one with another, and they shall teach with their
          learning, and deny the Holy Ghost, which giveth utterance.
          
          2 Nephi 28:5
           5 And they deny the power of God, the Holy One of Israel; and
          they say unto the people: Hearken unto us, and hear ye our
          precept; for behold there is no God today, for the Lord and the
          Redeemer hath done his work, and he hath given his power unto
          men;
          
          2 Nephi 28:6
           6 Behold, hearken ye unto my precept; if they shall say there is
          a miracle wrought by the hand of the Lord, believe it not; for
          this day he is not a God of miracles; he hath done his work.
          
          2 Nephi 28:7
           7 Yea, and there shall be many which shall say: Eat, drink, and
          be merry, for tomorrow we die; and it shall be well with us.
          
          2 Nephi 28:8
           8 And there shall also be many which shall say: Eat, drink, and
          be merry; nevertheless, fear God—he will justify in committing a
          little sin; yea, lie a little, take the advantage of one because
          of his words, dig a pit for thy neighbor; there is no harm in
          this; and do all these things, for tomorrow we die; and if it so
          be that we are guilty, God will beat us with a few stripes, and
          at last we shall be saved in the kingdom of God.
          
          2 Nephi 28:9
           9 Yea, and there shall be many which shall teach after this
          manner, false and vain and foolish doctrines, and shall be puffed
          up in their hearts, and shall seek deep to hide their counsels
          from the Lord; and their works shall be in the dark.
          
          2 Nephi 28:10
           10 And the blood of the saints shall cry from the ground against
          them.
          
          2 Nephi 28:11
           11 Yea, they have all gone out of the way; they have become
          corrupted.
          
          2 Nephi 28:12
           12 Because of pride, and because of false teachers, and false
          doctrine, their churches have become corrupted, and their
          churches are lifted up; because of pride they are puffed up.
          
          2 Nephi 28:13
           13 They rob the poor because of their fine sanctuaries; they rob
          the poor because of their fine clothing; and they persecute the
          meek and the poor in heart, because in their pride they are
          puffed up.
          
          2 Nephi 28:14
           14 They wear stiff necks and high heads; yea, and because of
          pride, and wickedness, and abominations, and whoredoms, they have
          all gone astray save it be a few, who are the humble followers of
          Christ; nevertheless, they are led, that in many instances they
          do err because they are taught by the precepts of men.
          
          2 Nephi 28:15
           15 O the wise, and the learned, and the rich, that are puffed up
          in the pride of their hearts, and all those who preach false
          doctrines, and all those who commit whoredoms, and pervert the
          right way of the Lord, wo, wo, wo be unto them, saith the Lord
          God Almighty, for they shall be thrust down to hell!
          
          2 Nephi 28:16
           16 Wo unto them that turn aside the just for a thing of naught
          and revile against that which is good, and say that is of no
          worth! For the day shall come that the Lord God will speedily
          visit the inhabitants of the earth; and in that day that they are
          fully ripe in iniquity they shall perish.
          
          2 Nephi 28:17
           17 But behold, if the inhabitants of the earth shall repent of
          their wickedness and abominations they shall not be destroyed,
          saith the Lord of Hosts.
          
          2 Nephi 28:18
           18 But behold, that great and abominable church, the whore of
          all the earth, must tumble to the earth, and great must be the
          fall thereof.
          
          2 Nephi 28:19
           19 For the kingdom of the devil must shake, and they which
          belong to it must needs be stirred up unto repentance, or the
          devil will grasp them with his everlasting chains, and they be
          stirred up to anger, and perish;
          
          2 Nephi 28:20
           20 For behold, at that day shall he rage in the hearts of the
          children of men, and stir them up to anger against that which is
          good.
          
          2 Nephi 28:21
           21 And others will he pacify, and lull them away into carnal
          security, that they will say: All is well in Zion; yea, Zion
          prospereth, all is well—and thus the devil cheateth their souls,
          and leadeth them away carefully down to hell.
          
          2 Nephi 28:22
           22 And behold, others he flattereth away, and telleth them there
          is no hell; and he saith unto them: I am no devil, for there is
          none—and thus he whispereth in their ears, until he grasps them
          with his awful chains, from whence there is no deliverance.
          
          2 Nephi 28:23
           23 Yea, they are grasped with death, and hell; and death, and
          hell, and the devil, and all that have been seized therewith must
          stand before the throne of God, and be judged according to their
          works, from whence they must go into the place prepared for them,
          even a lake of fire and brimstone, which is endless torment.
          
          2 Nephi 28:24
           24 Therefore, wo be unto him that is at ease in Zion!
          
          2 Nephi 28:25
           25 Wo be unto him that crieth: All is well!
          
          2 Nephi 28:26
           26 Yea, wo be unto him that hearkeneth unto the precepts of men,
          and denieth the power of God, and the gift of the Holy Ghost!
          
          2 Nephi 28:27
           27 Yea, wo be unto him that saith: We have received, and we need
          no more!
          
          2 Nephi 28:28
           28 And in fine, wo unto all those who tremble, and are angry
          because of the truth of God! For behold, he that is built upon
          the rock receiveth it with gladness; and he that is built upon a
          sandy foundation trembleth lest he shall fall.
          
          2 Nephi 28:29
           29 Wo be unto him that shall say: We have received the word of
          God, and we need no more of the word of God, for we have enough!
          
          2 Nephi 28:30
           30 For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the
          children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a
          little and there a little; and blessed are those who hearken unto
          my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall
          learn wisdom; for unto him that receiveth I will give more; and
          from them that shall say, We have enough, from them shall be
          taken away even that which they have.
          
          2 Nephi 28:31
           31 Cursed is he that putteth his trust in man, or maketh flesh
          his arm, or shall hearken unto the precepts of men, save their
          precepts shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost.
          
          2 Nephi 28:32
           32 Wo be unto the Gentiles, saith the Lord God of Hosts! For
          notwithstanding I shall lengthen out mine arm unto them from day
          to day, they will deny me; nevertheless, I will be merciful unto
          them, saith the Lord God, if they will repent and come unto me;
          for mine arm is lengthened out all the day long, saith the Lord
          God of Hosts.
          

2 Nephi 29 Chapter 29

          2 Nephi 29:1
           1 But behold, there shall be many—at that day when I shall
          proceed to do a marvelous work among them, that I may remember my
          covenants which I have made unto the children of men, that I may
          set my hand again the second time to recover my people, which are
          of the house of Israel;
          
          2 Nephi 29:2
           2 And also, that I may remember the promises which I have made
          unto thee, Nephi, and also unto thy father, that I would remember
          your seed; and that the words of your seed should proceed forth
          out of my mouth unto your seed; and my words shall hiss forth
          unto the ends of the earth, for a standard unto my people, which
          are of the house of Israel;
          
          2 Nephi 29:3
           3 And because my words shall hiss forth—many of the Gentiles
          shall say: A Bible! A Bible! We have got a Bible, and there
          cannot be any more Bible.
          
          2 Nephi 29:4
           4 But thus saith the Lord God: O fools, they shall have a Bible;
          and it shall proceed forth from the Jews, mine ancient covenant
          people. And what thank they the Jews for the Bible which they
          receive from them? Yea, what do the Gentiles mean? Do they
          remember the travails, and the labors, and the pains of the Jews,
          and their diligence unto me, in bringing forth salvation unto the
          Gentiles?
          
          2 Nephi 29:5
           5 O ye Gentiles, have ye remembered the Jews, mine ancient
          covenant people? Nay; but ye have cursed them, and have hated
          them, and have not sought to recover them. But behold, I will
          return all these things upon your own heads; for I the Lord have
          not forgotten my people.
          
          2 Nephi 29:6
           6 Thou fool, that shall say: A Bible, we have got a Bible, and
          we need no more Bible. Have ye obtained a Bible save it were by
          the Jews?
          
          2 Nephi 29:7
           7 Know ye not that there are more nations than one? Know ye not
          that I, the Lord your God, have created all men, and that I
          remember those who are upon the isles of the sea; and that I rule
          in the heavens above and in the earth beneath; and I bring forth
          my word unto the children of men, yea, even upon all the nations
          of the earth?
          
          2 Nephi 29:8
           8 Wherefore murmur ye, because that ye shall receive more of my
          word? Know ye not that the testimony of two nations is a witness
          unto you that I am God, that I remember one nation like unto
          another? Wherefore, I speak the same words unto one nation like
          unto another. And when the two nations shall run together the
          testimony of the two nations shall run together also.
          
          2 Nephi 29:9
           9 And I do this that I may prove unto many that I am the same
          yesterday, today, and forever; and that I speak forth my words
          according to mine own pleasure. And because that I have spoken
          one word ye need not suppose that I cannot speak another; for my
          work is not yet finished; neither shall it be until the end of
          man, neither from that time henceforth and forever.
          
          2 Nephi 29:10
           10 Wherefore, because that ye have a Bible ye need not suppose
          that it contains all my words; neither need ye suppose that I
          have not caused more to be written.
          
          2 Nephi 29:11
           11 For I command all men, both in the east and in the west, and
          in the north, and in the south, and in the islands of the sea,
          that they shall write the words which I speak unto them; for out
          of the books which shall be written I will judge the world, every
          man according to their works, according to that which is written.
          
          2 Nephi 29:12
           12 For behold, I shall speak unto the Jews and they shall write
          it; and I shall also speak unto the Nephites and they shall write
          it; and I shall also speak unto the other tribes of the house of
          Israel, which I have led away, and they shall write it; and I
          shall also speak unto all nations of the earth and they shall
          write it.
          
          2 Nephi 29:13
           13 And it shall come to pass that the Jews shall have the words
          of the Nephites, and the Nephites shall have the words of the
          Jews; and the Nephites and the Jews shall have the words of the
          lost tribes of Israel; and the lost tribes of Israel shall have
          the words of the Nephites and the Jews.
          
          2 Nephi 29:14
           14 And it shall come to pass that my people, which are of the
          house of Israel, shall be gathered home unto the lands of their
          possessions; and my word also shall be gathered in one. And I
          will show unto them that fight against my word and against my
          people, who are of the house of Israel, that I am God, and that I
          covenanted with Abraham that I would remember his seed forever.
          

2 Nephi 30 Chapter 30

          2 Nephi 30:1
           1 And now behold, my beloved brethren, I would speak unto you;
          for I, Nephi, would not suffer that ye should suppose that ye are
          more righteous than the Gentiles shall be. For behold, except ye
          shall keep the commandments of God ye shall all likewise perish;
          and because of the words which have been spoken ye need not
          suppose that the Gentiles are utterly destroyed.
          
          2 Nephi 30:2
           2 For behold, I say unto you that as many of the Gentiles as
          will repent are the covenant people of the Lord; and as many of
          the Jews as will not repent shall be cast off; for the Lord
          covenanteth with none save it be with them that repent and
          believe in his Son, who is the Holy One of Israel.
          
          2 Nephi 30:3
           3 And now, I would prophesy somewhat more concerning the Jews
          and the Gentiles. For after the book of which I have spoken
          shall come forth, and be written unto the Gentiles, and sealed up
          again unto the Lord, there shall be many which shall believe the
          words which are written; and they shall carry them forth unto the
          remnant of our seed.
          
          2 Nephi 30:4
           4 And then shall the remnant of our seed know concerning us, how
          that we came out from Jerusalem, and that they are descendants of
          the Jews.
          
          2 Nephi 30:5
           5 And the gospel of Jesus Christ shall be declared among them;
          wherefore, they shall be restored unto the knowledge of their
          fathers, and also to the knowledge of Jesus Christ, which was had
          among their fathers.
          
          2 Nephi 30:6
           6 And then shall they rejoice; for they shall know that it is a
          blessing unto them from the hand of God; and their scales of
          darkness shall begin to fall from their eyes; and many
          generations shall not pass away among them, save they shall be a
          pure and delightsome people.
          
          2 Nephi 30:7
           7 And it shall come to pass that the Jews which are scattered
          also shall begin to believe in Christ; and they shall begin to
          gather in upon the face of the land; and as many as shall believe
          in Christ shall also become a delightsome people.
          
          2 Nephi 30:8
           8 And it shall come to pass that the Lord God shall commence his
          work among all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, to bring
          about the restoration of his people upon the earth.
          
          2 Nephi 30:9
           9 And with righteousness shall the Lord God judge the poor, and
          reprove with equity for the meek of the earth. And he shall
          smite the earth with the rod of his mouth; and with the breath of
          his lips shall he slay the wicked.
          
          2 Nephi 30:10
           10 For the time speedily cometh that the Lord God shall cause a
          great division among the people, and the wicked will he destroy;
          and he will spare his people, yea, even if it so be that he must
          destroy the wicked by fire.
          
          2 Nephi 30:11
           11 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and
          faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
          
          2 Nephi 30:12
           12 And then shall the wolf dwell with the lamb; and the leopard
          shall lie down with the kid, and the calf, and the young lion,
          and the fatling, together; and a little child shall lead them.
          
          2 Nephi 30:13
           13 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall
          lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
          
          2 Nephi 30:14
           14 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and
          the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice's den.
          
          2 Nephi 30:15
           15 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain; for
          the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the
          waters cover the sea.
          
          2 Nephi 30:16
           16 Wherefore, the things of all nations shall be made known;
          yea, all things shall be made known unto the children of men.
          
          2 Nephi 30:17
           17 There is nothing which is secret save it shall be revealed;
          there is no work of darkness save it shall be made manifest in
          the light; and there is nothing which is sealed upon the earth
          save it shall be loosed.
          
          2 Nephi 30:18
           18 Wherefore, all things which have been revealed unto the
          children of men shall at that day be revealed; and Satan shall
          have power over the hearts of the children of men no more, for a
          long time. And now, my beloved brethren, I make an end of my
          sayings.
          

2 Nephi 31 Chapter 31

          2 Nephi 31:1
           1 And now I, Nephi, make an end of my prophesying unto you, my
          beloved brethren. And I cannot write but a few things, which I
          know must surely come to pass; neither can I write but a few of
          the words of my brother Jacob.
          
          2 Nephi 31:2
           2 Wherefore, the things which I have written sufficeth me, save
          it be a few words which I must speak concerning the doctrine of
          Christ; wherefore, I shall speak unto you plainly, according to
          the plainness of my prophesying.
          
          2 Nephi 31:3
           3 For my soul delighteth in plainness; for after this manner
          doth the Lord God work among the children of men. For the Lord
          God giveth light unto the understanding; for he speaketh unto men
          according to their language, unto their understanding.
          
          2 Nephi 31:4
           4 Wherefore, I would that ye should remember that I have spoken
          unto you concerning that prophet which the Lord showed unto me,
          that should baptize the Lamb of God, which should take away the
          sins of the world.
          
          2 Nephi 31:5
           5 And now, if the Lamb of God, he being holy, should have need
          to be baptized by water, to fulfil all righteousness, O then, how
          much more need have we, being unholy, to be baptized, yea, even
          by water!
          
          2 Nephi 31:6
           6 And now, I would ask of you, my beloved brethren, wherein the
          Lamb of God did fulfil all righteousness in being baptized by
          water?
          
          2 Nephi 31:7
           7 Know ye not that he was holy? But notwithstanding he being
          holy, he showeth unto the children of men that, according to the
          flesh he humbleth himself before the Father, and witnesseth unto
          the Father that he would be obedient unto him in keeping his
          commandments.
          
          2 Nephi 31:8
           8 Wherefore, after he was baptized with water the Holy Ghost
          descended upon him in the form of a dove.
          
          2 Nephi 31:9
           9 And again, it showeth unto the children of men the
          straightness of the path, and the narrowness of the gate, by
          which they should enter, he having set the example before them.
          
          2 Nephi 31:10
           10 And he said unto the children of men: Follow thou me.
          Wherefore, my beloved brethren, can we follow Jesus save we shall
          be willing to keep the commandments of the Father?
          
          
          2 Nephi 31:11
           11 And the Father said: Repent ye, repent ye, and be baptized in
          the name of my Beloved Son.
          
          2 Nephi 31:12
           12 And also, the voice of the Son came unto me, saying: He that
          is baptized in my name, to him will the Father give the Holy
          Ghost, like unto me; wherefore, follow me, and do the things
          which ye have seen me do.
          
          2 Nephi 31:13
           13 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, I know that if ye shall
          follow the Son, with full purpose of heart, acting no hypocrisy
          and no deception before God, but with real intent, repenting of
          your sins, witnessing unto the Father that ye are willing to take
          upon you the name of Christ, by baptism—yea, by following your
          Lord and your Savior down into the water, according to his word,
          behold, then shall ye receive the Holy Ghost; yea, then cometh
          the baptism of fire and of the Holy Ghost; and then can ye speak
          with the tongue of angels, and shout praises unto the Holy One of
          Israel.
          
          2 Nephi 31:14
           14 But, behold, my beloved brethren, thus came the voice of the
          Son unto me, saying: After ye have repented of your sins, and
          witnessed unto the Father that ye are willing to keep my
          commandments, by the baptism of water, and have received the
          baptism of fire and of the Holy Ghost, and can speak with a new
          tongue, yea, even with the tongue of angels, and after this
          should deny me, it would have been better for you that ye had not
          known me.
          
          2 Nephi 31:15
           15 And I heard a voice from the Father, saying: Yea, the words
          of my Beloved are true and faithful. He that endureth to the
          end, the same shall be saved.
          
          2 Nephi 31:16
           16 And now, my beloved brethren, I know by this that unless a
          man shall endure to the end, in following the example of the Son
          of the living God, he cannot be saved.
          
          2 Nephi 31:17
           17 Wherefore, do the things which I have told you I have seen
          that your Lord and your Redeemer should do; for, for this cause
          have they been shown unto me, that ye might know the gate by
          which ye should enter. For the gate by which ye should enter is
          repentance and baptism by water; and then cometh a remission of
          your sins by fire and by the Holy Ghost.
          
          2 Nephi 31:18
           18 And then are ye in this strait and narrow path which leads to
          eternal life; yea, ye have entered in by the gate; ye have done
          according to the commandments of the Father and the Son; and ye
          have received the Holy Ghost, which witnesses of the Father and
          the Son, unto the fulfilling of the promise which he hath made,
          that if ye entered in by the way ye should receive.
          
          2 Nephi 31:19
           19 And now, my beloved brethren, after ye have gotten into this
          strait and narrow path, I would ask if all is done? Behold, I
          say unto you, Nay; for ye have not come thus far save it were by
          the word of Christ with unshaken faith in him, relying wholly
          upon the merits of him who is mighty to save.
          
          2 Nephi 31:20
           20 Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in
          Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God
          and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting
          upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus
          saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life.
          
          2 Nephi 31:21
           21 And now, behold, my beloved brethren, this is the way; and
          there is none other way nor name given under heaven whereby man
          can be saved in the kingdom of God. And now, behold, this is the
          doctrine of Christ, and the only and true doctrine of the Father,
          and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, which is one God, without
          end. Amen.
          

2 Nephi 32 Chapter 32

          2 Nephi 32:1
           1 And now, behold, my beloved brethren, I suppose that ye ponder
          somewhat in your hearts concerning that which ye should do after
          ye have entered in by the way. But, behold, why do ye ponder
          these things in your hearts?
          
          2 Nephi 32:2
           2 Do ye not remember that I said unto you that after ye had
          received the Holy Ghost ye could speak with the tongue of angels?
          And now, how could ye speak with the tongue of angels save it
          were by the Holy Ghost?
          
          2 Nephi 32:3
           3 Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they
          speak the words of Christ. Wherefore, I said unto you, feast
          upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will
          tell you all things what ye should do.
          
          2 Nephi 32:4
           4 Wherefore, now after I have spoken these words, if ye cannot
          understand them it will be because ye ask not, neither do ye
          knock; wherefore, ye are not brought into the light, but must
          perish in the dark.
          
          2 Nephi 32:5
           5 For behold, again I say unto you that if ye will enter in by
          the way, and receive the Holy Ghost, it will show unto you all
          things what ye should do.
          
          2 Nephi 32:6
           6 Behold, this is the doctrine of Christ, and there will be no
          more doctrine given until after he shall manifest himself unto
          you in the flesh. And when he shall manifest himself unto you in
          the flesh, the things which he shall say unto you shall ye
          observe to do.
          
          2 Nephi 32:7
           7 And now I, Nephi, cannot say more; the Spirit stoppeth mine
          utterance, and I am left to mourn because of the unbelief, and
          the wickedness, and the ignorance, and the stiffneckedness of
          men; for they will not search knowledge, nor understand great
          knowledge, when it is given unto them in plainness, even as plain
          as word can be.
          
          2 Nephi 32:8
           8 And now, my beloved brethren, I perceive that ye ponder still
          in your hearts; and it grieveth me that I must speak concerning
          this thing. For if ye would hearken unto the Spirit which
          teacheth a man to pray ye would know that ye must pray; for the
          evil spirit teacheth not a man to pray, but teacheth him that he
          must not pray.
          
          2 Nephi 32:9
           9 But behold, I say unto you that ye must pray always, and not
          faint; that ye must not perform any thing unto the Lord save in
          the first place ye shall pray unto the Father in the name of
          Christ, that he will consecrate thy performance unto thee, that
          thy performance may be for the welfare of thy soul.
          

2 Nephi 33 Chapter 33

          2 Nephi 33:1
           1 And now I, Nephi, cannot write all the things which were
          taught among my people; neither am I mighty in writing, like unto
          speaking; for when a man speaketh by the power of the Holy Ghost
          the power of the Holy Ghost carrieth it unto the hearts of the
          children of men.
          
          2 Nephi 33:2
           2 But behold, there are many that harden their hearts against
          the Holy Spirit, that it hath no place in them; wherefore, they
          cast many things away which are written and esteem them as things
          of naught.
          
          2 Nephi 33:3
           3 But I, Nephi, have written what I have written, and I esteem
          it as of great worth, and especially unto my people. For I pray
          continually for them by day, and mine eyes water my pillow by
          night, because of them; and I cry unto my God in faith, and I
          know that he will hear my cry.
          
          2 Nephi 33:4
           4 And I know that the Lord God will consecrate my prayers for
          the gain of my people. And the words which I have written in
          weakness will be made strong unto them; for it persuadeth them to
          do good; it maketh known unto them of their fathers; and it
          speaketh of Jesus, and persuadeth them to believe in him, and to
          endure to the end, which is life eternal.
          
          2 Nephi 33:5
           5 And it speaketh harshly against sin, according to the
          plainness of the truth; wherefore, no man will be angry at the
          words which I have written save he shall be of the spirit of the
          devil.
          
          2 Nephi 33:6
           6 I glory in plainness; I glory in truth; I glory in my Jesus,
          for he hath redeemed my soul from hell.
          
          2 Nephi 33:7
           7 I have charity for my people, and great faith in Christ that I
          shall meet many souls spotless at his judgment-seat.
          
          2 Nephi 33:8
           8 I have charity for the Jew—I say Jew, because I mean them
          from whence I came.
          
          2 Nephi 33:9
           9 I also have charity for the Gentiles. But behold, for none of
          these can I hope except they shall be reconciled unto Christ, and
          enter into the narrow gate, and walk in the strait path which
          leads to life, and continue in the path until the end of the day
          of probation.
          
          2 Nephi 33:10
           10 And now, my beloved brethren, and also Jew, and all ye ends
          of the earth, hearken unto these words and believe in Christ; and
          if ye believe not in these words believe in Christ. And if ye
          shall believe in Christ ye will believe in these words, for they
          are the words of Christ, and he hath given them unto me; and they
          teach all men that they should do good.
          
          2 Nephi 33:11
           11 And if they are not the words of Christ, judge ye—for Christ
          will show unto you, with power and great glory, that they are his
          words, at the last day; and you and I shall stand face to face
          before his bar; and ye shall know that I have been commanded of
          him to write these things, notwithstanding my weakness.
          
          2 Nephi 33:12
           12 And I pray the Father in the name of Christ that many of us,
          if not all, may be saved in his kingdom at that great and last
          day.
          
          2 Nephi 33:13
           13 And now, my beloved brethren, all those who are of the house
          of Israel, and all ye ends of the earth, I speak unto you as the
          voice of one crying from the dust: Farewell until that great day
          shall come.
          
          2 Nephi 33:14
           14 And you that will not partake of the goodness of God, and
          respect the words of the Jews, and also my words, and the words
          which shall proceed forth out of the mouth of the Lamb of God,
          behold, I bid you an everlasting farewell, for these words shall
          condemn you at the last day.
          
          2 Nephi 33:15
           15 For what I seal on earth, shall be brought against you at the
          judgment bar; for thus hath the Lord commanded me, and I must
          obey. Amen.
          

THE BOOK OF JACOB

THE BROTHER OF NEPHI

The words of his preaching unto his brethren. He confoundeth a man who seeketh to overthrow the doctrine of Christ. A few words concerning the history of the people of Nephi.

Jacob 1 Chapter 1

          Jacob 1:1
           1 For behold, it came to pass that fifty and five years had
          passed away from the time that Lehi left Jerusalem; wherefore,
          Nephi gave me, Jacob, a commandment concerning the small plates,
          upon which these things are engraven.
          
          Jacob 1:2
           2 And he gave me, Jacob, a commandment that I should write upon
          these plates a few of the things which I consider to be most
          precious; that I should not touch, save it were lightly,
          concerning the history of this people which are called the people
          of Nephi.
          
          Jacob 1:3
           3 For he said that the history of his people should be engraven
          upon his other plates, and that I should preserve these plates
          and hand them down unto my seed, from generation to generation.
          
          Jacob 1:4
           4 And if there were preaching which was sacred, or revelation
          which was great, or prophesying, that I should engraven the heads
          of them upon these plates, and touch upon them as much as it were
          possible, for Christ's sake, and for the sake of our people.
          
          Jacob 1:5
           5 For because of faith and great anxiety, it truly had been made
          manifest unto us concerning our people, what things should happen
          unto them.
          
          Jacob 1:6
           6 And we also had many revelations, and the spirit of much
          prophecy; wherefore, we knew of Christ and his kingdom, which
          should come.
          
          Jacob 1:7
           7 Wherefore we labored diligently among our people, that we
          might persuade them to come unto Christ, and partake of the
          goodness of God, that they might enter into his rest, lest by any
          means he should swear in his wrath they should not enter in, as
          in the provocation in the days of temptation while the children
          of Israel were in the wilderness.
          
          Jacob 1:8
           8 Wherefore, we would to God that we could persuade all men not
          to rebel against God, to provoke him to anger, but that all men
          would believe in Christ, and view his death, and suffer his cross
          and bear the shame of the world; wherefore, I, Jacob, take it
          upon me to fulfil the commandment of my brother Nephi.
          
          Jacob 1:9
           9 Now Nephi began to be old, and he saw that he must soon die;
          wherefore, he anointed a man to be a king and a ruler over his
          people now, according to the reigns of the kings.
          
          Jacob 1:10
           10 The people having loved Nephi exceedingly, he having been a
          great protector for them, having wielded the sword of Laban in
          their defence, and having labored in all his days for their
          welfare—
          
          Jacob 1:11
           11 Wherefore, the people were desirous to retain in remembrance
          his name. And whoso should reign in his stead were called by the
          people, second Nephi, third Nephi, and so forth, according to the
          reigns of the kings; and thus they were called by the people, let
          them be of whatever name they would.
          
          Jacob 1:12
           12 And it came to pass that Nephi died.
          
          Jacob 1:13
           13 Now the people which were not Lamanites were Nephites;
          nevertheless, they were called Nephites, Jacobites, Josephites,
          Zoramites, Lamanites, Lemuelites, and Ishmaelites.
          
          Jacob 1:14
           14 But I, Jacob, shall not hereafter distinguish them by these
          names, but I shall call them Lamanites that seek to destroy the
          people of Nephi, and those who are friendly to Nephi I shall call
          Nephites, or the people of Nephi, according to the reigns of the
          kings.
          
          Jacob 1:15
           15 And now it came to pass that the people of Nephi, under the
          reign of the second king, began to grow hard in their hearts, and
          indulge themselves somewhat in wicked practices, such as like
          unto David of old desiring many wives and concubines, and also
          Solomon, his son.
          
          Jacob 1:16
           16 Yea, and they also began to search much gold and silver, and
          began to be lifted up somewhat in pride.
          
          Jacob 1:17
           17 Wherefore I, Jacob, gave unto them these words as I taught
          them in the temple, having first obtained mine errand from the
          Lord.
          
          Jacob 1:18
           18 For I, Jacob, and my brother Joseph had been consecrated
          priests and teachers of this people, by the hand of Nephi.
          
          Jacob 1:19
           19 And we did magnify our office unto the Lord, taking upon us
          the responsibility, answering the sins of the people upon our own
          heads if we did not teach them the word of God with all
          diligence; wherefore, by laboring with our might their blood
          might not come upon our garments; otherwise their blood would
          come upon our garments, and we would not be found spotless at the
          last day.
          

Jacob 2 Chapter 2

          Jacob 2:1
           1 The words which Jacob, the brother of Nephi, spake unto the
          people of Nephi, after the death of Nephi:
          
          Jacob 2:2
           2 Now, my beloved brethren, I, Jacob, according to the
          responsibility which I am under to God, to magnify mine office
          with soberness, and that I might rid my garments of your sins, I
          come up into the temple this day that I might declare unto you
          the word of God.
          
          Jacob 2:3
           3 And ye yourselves know that I have hitherto been diligent in
          the office of my calling; but I this day am weighed down with
          much more desire and anxiety for the welfare of your souls than I
          have hitherto been.
          
          Jacob 2:4
           4 For behold, as yet, ye have been obedient unto the word of the
          Lord, which I have given unto you.
          
          Jacob 2:5
           5 But behold, hearken ye unto me, and know that by the help of
          the all-powerful Creator of heaven and earth I can tell you
          concerning your thoughts, how that ye are beginning to labor in
          sin, which sin appeareth very abominable unto me, yea, and
          abominable unto God.
          
          Jacob 2:6
           6 Yea, it grieveth my soul and causeth me to shrink with shame
          before the presence of my Maker, that I must testify unto you
          concerning the wickedness of your hearts.
          
          Jacob 2:7
           7 And also it grieveth me that I must use so much boldness of
          speech concerning you, before your wives and your children, many
          of whose feelings are exceedingly tender and chaste and delicate
          before God, which thing is pleasing unto God;
          
          Jacob 2:8
           8 And it supposeth me that they have come up hither to hear the
          pleasing word of God, yea, the word which healeth the wounded
          soul.
          
          Jacob 2:9
           9 Wherefore, it burdeneth my soul that I should be constrained,
          because of the strict commandment which I have received from God,
          to admonish you according to your crimes, to enlarge the wounds
          of those who are already wounded, instead of consoling and
          healing their wounds; and those who have not been wounded,
          instead of feasting upon the pleasing word of God have daggers
          placed to pierce their souls and wound their delicate minds.
          
          Jacob 2:10
           10 But, notwithstanding the greatness of the task, I must do
          according to the strict commands of God, and tell you concerning
          your wickedness and abominations, in the presence of the pure in
          heart, and the broken heart, and under the glance of the piercing
          eye of the Almighty God.
          
          Jacob 2:11
           11 Wherefore, I must tell you the truth according to the
          plainness of the word of God. For behold, as I inquired of the
          Lord, thus came the word unto me, saying: Jacob, get thou up
          into the temple on the morrow, and declare the word which I shall
          give thee unto this people.
          
          Jacob 2:12
           12 And now behold, my brethren, this is the word which I declare
          unto you, that many of you have begun to search for gold, and for
          silver, and for all manner of precious ores, in the which this
          land, which is a land of promise unto you and to your seed, doth
          abound most plentifully.
          
          Jacob 2:13
           13 And the hand of providence hath smiled upon you most
          pleasingly, that you have obtained many riches; and because some
          of you have obtained more abundantly than that of your brethren
          ye are lifted up in the pride of your hearts, and wear stiff
          necks and high heads because of the costliness of your apparel,
          and persecute your brethren because ye suppose that ye are better
          than they.
          
          Jacob 2:14
           14 And now, my brethren, do ye suppose that God justifieth you
          in this thing? Behold, I say unto you, Nay. But he condemneth
          you, and if ye persist in these things his judgments must
          speedily come unto you.
          
          Jacob 2:15
           15 O that he would show you that he can pierce you, and with one
          glance of his eye he can smite you to the dust!
          
          Jacob 2:16
           16 O that he would rid you from this iniquity and abomination.
          And, O that ye would listen unto the word of his commands, and
          let not this pride of your hearts destroy your souls!
          
          Jacob 2:17
           17 Think of your brethren like unto yourselves, and be familiar
          with all and free with your substance, that they may be rich like
          unto you.
          
          Jacob 2:18
           18 But before ye seek for riches, seek ye for the kingdom of
          God.
          
          Jacob 2:19
           19 And after ye have obtained a hope in Christ ye shall obtain
          riches, if ye seek them; and ye will seek them for the intent to
          do good—to clothe the naked, and to feed the hungry, and to
          liberate the captive, and administer relief to the sick and the
          afflicted.
          
          Jacob 2:20
           20 And now, my brethren, I have spoken unto you concerning
          pride; and those of you which have afflicted your neighbor, and
          persecuted him because ye were proud in your hearts, of the
          things which God hath given you, what say ye of it?
          
          Jacob 2:21
           21 Do ye not suppose that such things are abominable unto him
          who created all flesh? And the one being is as precious in his
          sight as the other. And all flesh is of the dust; and for the
          selfsame end hath he created them, that they should keep his
          commandments and glorify him forever.
          
          Jacob 2:22
           22 And now I make an end of speaking unto you concerning this
          pride. And were it not that I must speak unto you concerning a
          grosser crime, my heart would rejoice exceedingly because of you.
          
          Jacob 2:23
           23 But the word of God burdens me because of your grosser
          crimes. For behold, thus saith the Lord: This people begin to
          wax in iniquity; they understand not the scriptures, for they
          seek to excuse themselves in committing whoredoms, because of the
          things which were written concerning David, and Solomon his son.
          
          Jacob 2:24
           24 Behold, David and Solomon truly had many wives and
          concubines, which thing was abominable before me, saith the Lord.
          
          Jacob 2:25
           25 Wherefore, thus saith the Lord, I have led this people forth
          out of the land of Jerusalem, by the power of mine arm, that I
          might raise up unto me a righteous branch from the fruit of the
          loins of Joseph.
          
          Jacob 2:26
           26 Wherefore, I the Lord God will not suffer that this people
          shall do like unto them of old.
          
          Jacob 2:27
           27 Wherefore, my brethren, hear me, and hearken to the word of
          the Lord: For there shall not any man among you have save it be
          one wife; and concubines he shall have none;
          
          Jacob 2:28
           28 For I, the Lord God, delight in the chastity of women. And
          whoredoms are an abomination before me; thus saith the Lord of
          Hosts.
          
          Jacob 2:29
           29 Wherefore, this people shall keep my commandments, saith the
          Lord of Hosts, or cursed be the land for their sakes.
          
          Jacob 2:30
           30 For if I will, saith the Lord of Hosts, raise up seed unto
          me, I will command my people; otherwise they shall hearken unto
          these things.
          
          Jacob 2:31
           31 For behold, I, the Lord, have seen the sorrow, and heard the
          mourning of the daughters of my people in the land of Jerusalem,
          yea, and in all the lands of my people, because of the wickedness
          and abominations of their husbands.
          
          Jacob 2:32
           32 And I will not suffer, saith the Lord of Hosts, that the
          cries of the fair daughters of this people, which I have led out
          of the land of Jerusalem, shall come up unto me against the men
          of my people, saith the Lord of Hosts.
          
          Jacob 2:33
           33 For they shall not lead away captive the daughters of my
          people because of their tenderness, save I shall visit them with
          a sore curse, even unto destruction; for they shall not commit
          whoredoms, like unto them of old, saith the Lord of Hosts.
          
          Jacob 2:34
           34 And now behold, my brethren, ye know that these commandments
          were given to our father, Lehi; wherefore, ye have known them
          before; and ye have come unto great condemnation; for ye have
          done these things which ye ought not to have done.
          
          Jacob 2:35
           35 Behold, ye have done greater iniquities than the Lamanites,
          our brethren. Ye have broken the hearts of your tender wives,
          and lost the confidence of your children, because of your bad
          examples before them; and the sobbings of their hearts ascend up
          to God against you. And because of the strictness of the word of
          God, which cometh down against you, many hearts died, pierced
          with deep wounds.
          

Jacob 3 Chapter 3

          Jacob 3:1
           1 But behold, I, Jacob, would speak unto you that are pure in
          heart. Look unto God with firmness of mind, and pray unto him
          with exceeding faith, and he will console you in your
          afflictions, and he will plead your cause, and send down justice
          upon those who seek your destruction.
          
          Jacob 3:2
           2 O all ye that are pure in heart, lift up your heads and
          receive the pleasing word of God, and feast upon his love; for ye
          may, if your minds are firm, forever.
          
          Jacob 3:3
           3 But, wo, wo, unto you that are not pure in heart, that are
          filthy this day before God; for except ye repent the land is
          cursed for your sakes; and the Lamanites, which are not filthy
          like unto you, nevertheless they are cursed with a sore cursing,
          shall scourge you even unto destruction.
          
          Jacob 3:4
           4 And the time speedily cometh, that except ye repent they shall
          possess the land of your inheritance, and the Lord God will lead
          away the righteous out from among you.
          
          Jacob 3:5
           5 Behold, the Lamanites your brethren, whom ye hate because of
          their filthiness and the cursing which hath come upon their
          skins, are more righteous than you; for they have not forgotten
          the commandment of the Lord, which was given unto our
          father—that they should have save it were one wife, and
          concubines they should have none, and there should not be
          whoredoms committed among them.
          
          Jacob 3:6
           6 And now, this commandment they observe to keep; wherefore,
          because of this observance, in keeping this commandment, the Lord
          God will not destroy them, but will be merciful unto them; and
          one day they shall become a blessed people.
          
          Jacob 3:7
           7 Behold, their husbands love their wives, and their wives love
          their husbands; and their husbands and their wives love their
          children; and their unbelief and their hatred towards you is
          because of the iniquity of their fathers; wherefore, how much
          better are you than they, in the sight of your great Creator?
          
          Jacob 3:8
           8 O my brethren, I fear that unless ye shall repent of your sins
          that their skins will be whiter than yours, when ye shall be
          brought with them before the throne of God.
          
          Jacob 3:9
           9 Wherefore, a commandment I give unto you, which is the word of
          God, that ye revile no more against them because of the darkness
          of their skins; neither shall ye revile against them because of
          their filthiness; but ye shall remember your own filthiness, and
          remember that their filthiness came because of their fathers.
          
          Jacob 3:10
           10 Wherefore, ye shall remember your children, how that ye have
          grieved their hearts because of the example that ye have set
          before them; and also, remember that ye may, because of your
          filthiness, bring your children unto destruction, and their sins
          be heaped upon your heads at the last day.
          
          Jacob 3:11
           11 O my brethren, hearken unto my words; arouse the faculties of
          your souls; shake yourselves that ye may awake from the slumber
          of death; and loose yourselves from the pains of hell that ye may
          not become angels to the devil, to be cast into that lake of fire
          and brimstone which is the second death.
          
          Jacob 3:12
           12 And now I, Jacob, spake many more things unto the people of
          Nephi, warning them against fornication and lasciviousness, and
          every kind of sin, telling them the awful consequences of them.
          
          Jacob 3:13
           13 And a hundredth part of the proceedings of this people, which
          now began to be numerous, cannot be written upon these plates;
          but many of their proceedings are written upon the larger plates,
          and their wars, and their contentions, and the reigns of their
          kings.
          
          Jacob 3:14
           14 These plates are called the plates of Jacob, and they were
          made by the hand of Nephi. And I make an end of speaking these
          words.
          

Jacob 4 Chapter 4

          Jacob 4:1
           1 Now behold, it came to pass that I, Jacob, having ministered
          much unto my people in word, (and I cannot write but a little of
          my words, because of the difficulty of engraving our words upon
          plates) and we know that the things which we write upon plates
          must remain;
          
          Jacob 4:2
           2 But whatsoever things we write upon anything save it be upon
          plates must perish and vanish away; but we can write a few words
          upon plates, which will give our children, and also our beloved
          brethren, a small degree of knowledge concerning us, or
          concerning their fathers—
          
          Jacob 4:3
           3 Now in this thing we do rejoice; and we labor diligently to
          engraven these words upon plates, hoping that our beloved
          brethren and our children will receive them with thankful hearts,
          and look upon them that they may learn with joy and not with
          sorrow, neither with contempt, concerning their first parents.
          
          Jacob 4:4
           4 For, for this intent have we written these things, that they
          may know that we knew of Christ, and we had a hope of his glory
          many hundred years before his coming; and not only we ourselves
          had a hope of his glory, but also all the holy prophets which
          were before us.
          
          Jacob 4:5
           5 Behold, they believed in Christ and worshiped the Father in
          his name, and also we worship the Father in his name. And for
          this intent we keep the law of Moses, it pointing our souls to
          him; and for this cause it is sanctified unto us for
          righteousness, even as it was accounted unto Abraham in the
          wilderness to be obedient unto the commands of God in offering up
          his son Isaac, which is a similitude of God and his Only Begotten
          Son.
          
          Jacob 4:6
           6 Wherefore, we search the prophets, and we have many
          revelations and the spirit of prophecy; and having all these
          witnesses we obtain a hope, and our faith becometh unshaken,
          insomuch that we truly can command in the name of Jesus and the
          very trees obey us, or the mountains, or the waves of the sea.
          
          Jacob 4:7
           7 Nevertheless, the Lord God showeth us our weakness that we may
          know that it is by his grace, and his great condescensions unto
          the children of men, that we have power to do these things.
          
          Jacob 4:8
           8 Behold, great and marvelous are the works of the Lord. How
          unsearchable are the depths of the mysteries of him; and it is
          impossible that man should find out all his ways. And no man
          knoweth of his ways save it be revealed unto him; wherefore,
          brethren, despise not the revelations of God.
          
          Jacob 4:9
           9 For behold, by the power of his word man came upon the face of
          the earth, which earth was created by the power of his word.
          Wherefore, if God being able to speak and the world was, and to
          speak and man was created, O then, why not able to command the
          earth, or the workmanship of his hands upon the face of it,
          according to his will and pleasure?
          
          Jacob 4:10
           10 Wherefore, brethren, seek not to counsel the Lord, but to
          take counsel from his hand. For behold, ye yourselves know that
          he counseleth in wisdom, and in justice, and in great mercy, over
          all his works.
          
          Jacob 4:11
           11 Wherefore, beloved brethren, be reconciled unto him through
          the atonement of Christ, his Only Begotten Son, and ye may obtain
          a resurrection, according to the power of the resurrection which
          is in Christ, and be presented as the first-fruits of Christ unto
          God, having faith, and obtained a good hope of glory in him
          before he manifesteth himself in the flesh.
          
          Jacob 4:12
           12 And now, beloved, marvel not that I tell you these things;
          for why not speak of the atonement of Christ, and attain to a
          perfect knowledge of him, as to attain to the knowledge of a
          resurrection and the world to come?
          
          Jacob 4:13
           13 Behold, my brethren, he that prophesieth, let him prophesy to
          the understanding of men; for the Spirit speaketh the truth and
          lieth not. Wherefore, it speaketh of things as they really are,
          and of things as they really will be; wherefore, these things are
          manifested unto us plainly, for the salvation of our souls. But
          behold, we are not witnesses alone in these things; for God also
          spake them unto prophets of old.
          
          Jacob 4:14
           14 But behold, the Jews were a stiffnecked people; and they
          despised the words of plainness, and killed the prophets, and
          sought for things that they could not understand. Wherefore,
          because of their blindness, which blindness came by looking
          beyond the mark, they must needs fall; for God hath taken away
          his plainness from them, and delivered unto them many things
          which they cannot understand, because they desired it. And
          because they desired it God hath done it, that they may stumble.
          
          Jacob 4:15
           15 And now I, Jacob, am led on by the Spirit unto prophesying;
          for I perceive by the workings of the Spirit which is in me, that
          by the stumbling of the Jews they will reject the stone upon
          which they might build and have safe foundation.
          
          Jacob 4:16
           16 But behold, according to the scriptures, this stone shall
          become the great, and the last, and the only sure foundation,
          upon which the Jews can build.
          
          Jacob 4:17
           17 And now, my beloved, how is it possible that these, after
          having rejected the sure foundation, can ever build upon it, that
          it may become the head of their corner?
          
          Jacob 4:18
           18 Behold, my beloved brethren, I will unfold this mystery unto
          you; if I do not, by any means, get shaken from my firmness in
          the Spirit, and stumble because of my over anxiety for you.
          

Jacob 5 Chapter 5

          Jacob 5:1
           1 Behold, my brethren, do ye not remember to have read the words
          of the prophet Zenos, which he spake unto the house of Israel,
          saying:
          
          Jacob 5:2
           2 Hearken, O ye house of Israel, and hear the words of me, a
          prophet of the Lord.
          
          Jacob 5:3
           3 For behold, thus saith the Lord, I will liken thee, O house of
          Israel, like unto a tame olive-tree, which a man took and
          nourished in his vineyard; and it grew, and waxed old, and began
          to decay.
          
          Jacob 5:4
           4 And it came to pass that the master of the vineyard went
          forth, and he saw that his olive-tree began to decay; and he
          said: I will prune it, and dig about it, and nourish it, that
          perhaps it may shoot forth young and tender branches, and it
          perish not.
          
          Jacob 5:5
           5 And it came to pass that he pruned it, and digged about it,
          and nourished it according to his word.
          
          Jacob 5:6
           6 And it came to pass that after many days it began to put forth
          somewhat a little, young and tender branches; but behold, the
          main top thereof began to perish.
          
          Jacob 5:7
           7 And it came to pass that the master of the vineyard saw it,
          and he said unto his servant: It grieveth me that I should lose
          this tree; wherefore, go and pluck the branches from a wild
          olive-tree, and bring them hither unto me; and we will pluck off
          those main branches which are beginning to wither away, and we
          will cast them into the fire that they may be burned.
          
          Jacob 5:8
           8 And behold, saith the Lord of the vineyard, I take away many
          of these young and tender branches, and I will graft them
          whithersoever I will; and it mattereth not that if it so be that
          the root of this tree will perish, I may preserve the fruit
          thereof unto myself; wherefore, I will take these young and
          tender branches, and I will graft them whithersoever I will.
          
          Jacob 5:9
           9 Take thou the branches of the wild olive-tree, and graft them
          in, in the stead thereof; and these which I have plucked off I
          will cast into the fire and burn them, that they may not cumber
          the ground of my vineyard.
          
          Jacob 5:10
           10 And it came to pass that the servant of the Lord of the
          vineyard did according to the word of the Lord of the vineyard,
          and grafted in the branches of the wild olive-tree.
          
          Jacob 5:11
           11 And the Lord of the vineyard caused that it should be digged
          about, and pruned, and nourished, saying unto his servant: It
          grieveth me that I should lose this tree; wherefore, that perhaps
          I might preserve the roots thereof that they perish not, that I
          might preserve them unto myself, I have done this thing.
          
          Jacob 5:12
           12 Wherefore, go thy way; watch the tree, and nourish it,
          according to my words.
          
          Jacob 5:13
           13 And these will I place in the nethermost part of my vineyard,
          whithersoever I will, it mattereth not unto thee; and I do it
          that I may preserve unto myself the natural branches of the tree;
          and also, that I may lay up fruit thereof against the season,
          unto myself; for it grieveth me that I should lose this tree and
          the fruit thereof.
          
          Jacob 5:14
           14 And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard went his
          way, and hid the natural branches of the tame olive-tree in the
          nethermost parts of the vineyard, some in one and some in
          another, according to his will and pleasure.
          
          Jacob 5:15
           15 And it came to pass that a long time passed away, and the
          Lord of the vineyard said unto his servant: Come, let us go down
          into the vineyard, that we may labor in the vineyard.
          
          Jacob 5:16
           16 And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard, and also
          the servant, went down into the vineyard to labor. And it came
          to pass that the servant said unto his master: Behold, look here;
          behold the tree.
          
          Jacob 5:17
           17 And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard looked and
          beheld the tree in the which the wild olive branches had been
          grafted; and it had sprung forth and begun to bear fruit. And he
          beheld that it was good; and the fruit thereof was like unto the
          natural fruit.
          
          Jacob 5:18
           18 And he said unto the servant: Behold, the branches of the
          wild tree have taken hold of the moisture of the root thereof,
          that the root thereof hath brought forth much strength; and
          because of the much strength of the root thereof the wild
          branches have brought forth tame fruit. Now, if we had not
          grafted in these branches, the tree thereof would have perished.
          And now, behold, I shall lay up much fruit, which the tree
          thereof hath brought forth; and the fruit thereof I shall lay up
          against the season, unto mine own self.
          
          Jacob 5:19
           19 And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard said unto
          the servant: Come, let us go to the nethermost part of the
          vineyard, and behold if the natural branches of the tree have not
          brought forth much fruit also, that I may lay up of the fruit
          thereof against the season, unto mine own self.
          
          Jacob 5:20
           20 And it came to pass that they went forth whither the master
          had hid the natural branches of the tree, and he said unto the
          servant: Behold these; and he beheld the first that it had
          brought forth much fruit; and he beheld also that it was good.
          And he said unto the servant: Take of the fruit thereof, and lay
          it up against the season, that I may preserve it unto mine own
          self; for behold, said he, this long time have I nourished it,
          and it hath brought forth much fruit.
          
          Jacob 5:21
           21 And it came to pass that the servant said unto his master:
          How comest thou hither to plant this tree, or this branch of the
          tree? For behold, it was the poorest spot in all the land of thy
          vineyard.
          
          Jacob 5:22
           22 And the Lord of the vineyard said unto him: Counsel me not; I
          knew that it was a poor spot of ground; wherefore, I said unto
          thee, I have nourished it this long time, and thou beholdest that
          it hath brought forth much fruit.
          
          Jacob 5:23
           23 And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard said unto
          his servant: Look hither; behold I have planted another branch of
          the tree also; and thou knowest that this spot of ground was
          poorer than the first. But, behold the tree. I have nourished
          it this long time, and it hath brought forth much fruit;
          therefore, gather it, and lay it up against the season, that I
          may preserve it unto mine own self.
          
          Jacob 5:24
           24 And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard said again
          unto his servant: Look hither, and behold another branch also,
          which I have planted; behold that I have nourished it also, and
          it hath brought forth fruit.
          
          Jacob 5:25
           25 And he said unto the servant: Look hither and behold the
          last. Behold, this have I planted in a good spot of ground; and
          I have nourished it this long time, and only a part of the tree
          hath brought forth tame fruit, and the other part of the tree
          hath brought forth wild fruit; behold, I have nourished this tree
          like unto the others.
          
          Jacob 5:26
           26 And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard said unto
          the servant: Pluck off the branches that have not brought forth
          good fruit, and cast them into the fire.
          
          Jacob 5:27
           27 But behold, the servant said unto him: Let us prune it, and
          dig about it, and nourish it a little longer, that perhaps it may
          bring forth good fruit unto thee, that thou canst lay it up
          against the season.
          
          Jacob 5:28
           28 And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard and the
          servant of the Lord of the vineyard did nourish all the fruit of
          the vineyard.
          
          Jacob 5:29
           29 And it came to pass that a long time had passed away, and the
          Lord of the vineyard said unto his servant: Come, let us go down
          into the vineyard, that we may labor again in the vineyard. For
          behold, the time draweth near, and the end soon cometh;
          wherefore, I must lay up fruit against the season, unto mine own
          self.
          
          Jacob 5:30
           30 And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard and the
          servant went down into the vineyard; and they came to the tree
          whose natural branches had been broken off, and the wild branches
          had been grafted in; and behold all sorts of fruit did cumber the
          tree.
          
          Jacob 5:31
           31 And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard did taste
          of the fruit, every sort according to its number. And the Lord
          of the vineyard said: Behold, this long time have we nourished
          this tree, and I have laid up unto myself against the season much
          fruit.
          
          Jacob 5:32
           32 But behold, this time it hath brought forth much fruit, and
          there is none of it which is good. And behold, there are all
          kinds of bad fruit; and it profiteth me nothing, notwithstanding
          all our labor; and now it grieveth me that I should lose this
          tree.
          
          Jacob 5:33
           33 And the Lord of the vineyard said unto the servant: What
          shall we do unto the tree, that I may preserve again good fruit
          thereof unto mine own self?
          
          Jacob 5:34
           34 And the servant said unto his master: Behold, because thou
          didst graft in the branches of the wild olive-tree they have
          nourished the roots, that they are alive and they have not
          perished; wherefore thou beholdest that they are yet good.
          
          Jacob 5:35
           35 And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard said unto
          his servant: The tree profiteth me nothing, and the roots thereof
          profit me nothing so long as it shall bring forth evil fruit.
          
          Jacob 5:36
           36 Nevertheless, I know that the roots are good, and for mine
          own purpose I have preserved them; and because of their much
          strength they have hitherto brought forth, from the wild
          branches, good fruit.
          
          Jacob 5:37
           37 But behold, the wild branches have grown and have overrun the
          roots thereof; and because that the wild branches have overcome
          the roots thereof it hath brought forth much evil fruit; and
          because that it hath brought forth so much evil fruit thou
          beholdest that it beginneth to perish; and it will soon become
          ripened, that it may be cast into the fire, except we should do
          something for it to preserve it.
          
          Jacob 5:38
           38 And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard said unto
          his servant: Let us go down into the nethermost parts of the
          vineyard, and behold if the natural branches have also brought
          forth evil fruit.
          
          Jacob 5:39
           39 And it came to pass that they went down into the nethermost
          parts of the vineyard. And it came to pass that they beheld that
          the fruit of the natural branches had become corrupt also; yea,
          the first and the second and also the last; and they had all
          become corrupt.
          
          Jacob 5:40
           40 And the wild fruit of the last had overcome that part of the
          tree which brought forth good fruit, even that the branch had
          withered away and died.
          
          Jacob 5:41
           41 And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard wept, and
          said unto the servant: What could I have done more for my
          vineyard?
          
          Jacob 5:42
           42 Behold, I knew that all the fruit of the vineyard, save it
          were these, had become corrupted. And now these which have once
          brought forth good fruit have also become corrupted; and now all
          the trees of my vineyard are good for nothing save it be to be
          hewn down and cast into the fire.
          
          Jacob 5:43
           43 And behold this last, whose branch hath withered away, I did
          plant in a good spot of ground; yea, even that which was choice
          unto me above all other parts of the land of my vineyard.
          
          Jacob 5:44
           44 And thou beheldest that I also cut down that which cumbered
          this spot of ground, that I might plant this tree in the stead
          thereof.
          
          Jacob 5:45
           45 And thou beheldest that a part thereof brought forth good
          fruit, and a part thereof brought forth wild fruit; and because I
          plucked not the branches thereof and cast them into the fire,
          behold, they have overcome the good branch that it hath withered
          away.
          
          Jacob 5:46
           46 And now, behold, notwithstanding all the care which we have
          taken of my vineyard, the trees thereof have become corrupted,
          that they bring forth no good fruit; and these I had hoped to
          preserve, to have laid up fruit thereof against the season, unto
          mine own self. But, behold, they have become like unto the wild
          olive-tree, and they are of no worth but to be hewn down and cast
          into the fire; and it grieveth me that I should lose them.
          
          Jacob 5:47
           47 But what could I have done more in my vineyard? Have I
          slackened mine hand, that I have not nourished it, Nay, I have
          nourished it, and I have digged about it, and I have pruned it,
          and I have dunged it; and I have stretched forth mine hand almost
          all the day long, and the end draweth nigh. And it grieveth me
          that I should hew down all the trees of my vineyard, and cast
          them into the fire that they should be burned. Who is it that
          has corrupted my vineyard?
          
          Jacob 5:48
           48 And it came to pass that the servant said unto his master: Is
          it not the loftiness of thy vineyard—have not the branches
          thereof overcome the roots which are good? And because the
          branches have overcome the roots thereof, behold they grew faster
          than the strength of the roots, taking strength unto themselves.
          Behold, I say, is not this the cause that the trees of thy
          vineyard have become corrupted?
          
          Jacob 5:49
           49 And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard said unto
          the servant: Let us go to and hew down the trees of the vineyard
          and cast them into the fire, that they shall not cumber the
          ground of my vineyard, for I have done all. What could I have
          done more for my vineyard?
          
          Jacob 5:50
           50 But, behold, the servant said unto the Lord of the vineyard:
          Spare it a little longer.
          
          Jacob 5:51
           51 And the Lord said: Yea, I will spare it a little longer, for
          it grieveth me that I should lose the trees of my vineyard.
          
          Jacob 5:52
           52 Wherefore, let us take of the branches of these which I have
          planted in the nethermost parts of my vineyard, and let us graft
          them into the tree from whence they came; and let us pluck from
          the tree those branches whose fruit is most bitter, and graft in
          the natural branches of the tree in the stead thereof.
          
          Jacob 5:53
           53 And this will I do that the tree may not perish, that,
          perhaps, I may preserve unto myself the roots thereof for mine
          own purpose.
          
          Jacob 5:54
           54 And, behold, the roots of the natural branches of the tree
          which I planted whithersoever I would are yet alive; wherefore,
          that I may preserve them also for mine own purpose, I will take
          of the branches of this tree, and I will graft them in unto them.
          Yea, I will graft in unto them the branches of their mother tree,
          that I may preserve the roots also unto mine own self, that when
          they shall be sufficiently strong perhaps they may bring forth
          good fruit unto me, and I may yet have glory in the fruit of my
          vineyard.
          
          Jacob 5:55
           55 And it came to pass that they took from the natural tree
          which had become wild, and grafted in unto the natural trees,
          which also had become wild.
          
          Jacob 5:56
           56 And they also took of the natural trees which had become
          wild, and grafted into their mother tree.
          
          Jacob 5:57
           57 And the Lord of the vineyard said unto the servant: Pluck not
          the wild branches from the trees, save it be those which are most
          bitter; and in them ye shall graft according to that which I have
          said.
          
          Jacob 5:58
           58 And we will nourish again the trees of the vineyard, and we
          will trim up the branches thereof; and we will pluck from the
          trees those branches which are ripened, that must perish, and
          cast them into the fire.
          
          Jacob 5:59
           59 And this I do that, perhaps, the roots thereof may take
          strength because of their goodness; and because of the change of
          the branches, that the good may overcome the evil.
          
          Jacob 5:60
           60 And because that I have preserved the natural branches and
          the roots thereof, and that I have grafted in the natural
          branches again into their mother tree, and have preserved the
          roots of their mother tree, that, perhaps, the trees of my
          vineyard may bring forth again good fruit; and that I may have
          joy again in the fruit of my vineyard, and, perhaps, that I may
          rejoice exceedingly that I have preserved the roots and the
          branches of the first fruit—
          
          Jacob 5:61
           61 Wherefore, go to, and call servants, that we may labor
          diligently with our might in the vineyard, that we may prepare
          the way, that I may bring forth again the natural fruit, which
          natural fruit is good and the most precious above all other
          fruit.
          
          Jacob 5:62
           62 Wherefore, let us go to and labor with our might this last
          time, for behold the end draweth nigh, and this is for the last
          time that I shall prune my vineyard.
          
          Jacob 5:63
           63 Graft in the branches; begin at the last that they may be
          first, and that the first may be last, and dig about the trees,
          both old and young, the first and the last; and the last and the
          first, that all may be nourished once again for the last time.
          
          Jacob 5:64
           64 Wherefore, dig about them, and prune them, and dung them once
          more, for the last time, for the end draweth nigh. And if it be
          so that these last grafts shall grow, and bring forth the natural
          fruit, then shall ye prepare the way for them, that they may
          grow.
          
          Jacob 5:65
           65 And as they begin to grow ye shall clear away the branches
          which bring forth bitter fruit, according to the strength of the
          good and the size thereof; and ye shall not clear away the bad
          thereof all at once, lest the roots thereof should be too strong
          for the graft, and the graft thereof shall perish, and I lose the
          trees of my vineyard.
          
          Jacob 5:66
           66 For it grieveth me that I should lose the trees of my
          vineyard; wherefore ye shall clear away the bad according as the
          good shall grow, that the root and the top may be equal in
          strength, until the good shall overcome the bad, and the bad be
          hewn down and cast into the fire, that they cumber not the ground
          of my vineyard; and thus will I sweep away the bad out of my
          vineyard.
          
          Jacob 5:67
           67 And the branches of the natural tree will I graft in again
          into the natural tree;
          
          Jacob 5:68
           68 And the branches of the natural tree will I graft into the
          natural branches of the tree; and thus will I bring them together
          again, that they shall bring forth the natural fruit, and they
          shall be one.
          
          Jacob 5:69
           69 And the bad shall be cast away, yea, even out of all the land
          of my vineyard; for behold, only this once will I prune my
          vineyard.
          
          Jacob 5:70
           70 And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard sent his
          servant; and the servant went and did as the Lord had commanded
          him, and brought other servants; and they were few.
          
          Jacob 5:71
           71 And the Lord of the vineyard said unto them: Go to, and labor
          in the vineyard, with your might. For behold, this is the last
          time that I shall nourish my vineyard; for the end is nigh at
          hand, and the season speedily cometh; and if ye labor with your
          might with me ye shall have joy in the fruit which I shall lay up
          unto myself against the time which will soon come.
          
          Jacob 5:72
           72 And it came to pass that the servants did go and labor with
          their mights; and the Lord of the vineyard labored also with
          them; and they did obey the commandments of the Lord of the
          vineyard in all things.
          
          Jacob 5:73
           73 And there began to be the natural fruit again in the
          vineyard; and the natural branches began to grow and thrive
          exceedingly; and the wild branches began to be plucked off and to
          be cast away; and they did keep the root and the top thereof
          equal, according to the strength thereof.
          
          Jacob 5:74
           74 And thus they labored, with all diligence, according to the
          commandments of the Lord of the vineyard, even until the bad had
          been cast away out of the vineyard, and the Lord had preserved
          unto himself that the trees had become again the natural fruit;
          and they became like unto one body; and the fruits were equal;
          and the Lord of the vineyard had preserved unto himself the
          natural fruit, which was most precious unto him from the
          beginning.
          
          Jacob 5:75
           75 And it came to pass that when the Lord of the vineyard saw
          that his fruit was good, and that his vineyard was no more
          corrupt, he called up his servants, and said unto them: Behold,
          for this last time have we nourished my vineyard; and thou
          beholdest that I have done according to my will; and I have
          preserved the natural fruit, that it is good, even like as it was
          in the beginning. And blessed art thou; for because ye have been
          diligent in laboring with me in my vineyard, and have kept my
          commandments, and have brought unto me again the natural fruit,
          that my vineyard is no more corrupted, and the bad is cast away,
          behold ye shall have joy with me because of the fruit of my
          vineyard.
          
          Jacob 5:76
           76 For behold, for a long time will I lay up of the fruit of my
          vineyard unto mine own self against the season, which speedily
          cometh; and for the last time have I nourished my vineyard, and
          pruned it, and dug about it, and dunged it; wherefore I will lay
          up unto mine own self of the fruit, for a long time, according to
          that which I have spoken.
          
          Jacob 5:77
           77 And when the time cometh that evil fruit shall again come
          into my vineyard, then will I cause the good and the bad to be
          gathered; and the good will I preserve unto myself, and the bad
          will I cast away into its own place. And then cometh the season
          and the end; and my vineyard will I cause to be burned with fire.
          

Jacob 6 Chapter 6

          Jacob 6:1
           1 And now, behold, my brethren, as I said unto you that I would
          prophesy, behold, this is my prophecy—that the things which this
          prophet Zenos spake, concerning the house of Israel, in the which
          he likened them unto a tame olive-tree, must surely come to pass.
          
          Jacob 6:2
           2 And the day that he shall set his hand again the second time
          to recover his people, is the day, yea, even the last time, that
          the servants of the Lord shall go forth in his power, to nourish
          and prune his vineyard; and after that the end soon cometh.
          
          Jacob 6:3
           3 And how blessed are they who have labored diligently in his
          vineyard; and how cursed are they who shall be cast out into
          their own place! And the world shall be burned with fire.
          
          Jacob 6:4
           4 And how merciful is our God unto us, for he remembereth the
          house of Israel, both roots and branches; and he stretches forth
          his hands unto them all the day long; and they are a stiffnecked
          and a gainsaying people; but as many as will not harden their
          hearts shall be saved in the kingdom of God.
          
          Jacob 6:5
           5 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, I beseech of you in words of
          soberness that ye would repent, and come with full purpose of
          heart, and cleave unto God as he cleaveth unto you. And while
          his arm of mercy is extended towards you in the light of the day,
          harden not your hearts.
          
          Jacob 6:6
           6 Yea, today, if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts;
          for why will ye die?
          
          Jacob 6:7
           7 For behold, after ye have been nourished by the good word of
          God all the day long, will ye bring forth evil fruit, that ye
          must be hewn down and cast into the fire?
          
          Jacob 6:8
           8 Behold, will ye reject these words? Will ye reject the words
          of the prophets; and will ye reject all the words which have been
          spoken concerning Christ, after so many have spoken concerning
          him; and deny the good word of Christ, and the power of God, and
          the gift of the Holy Ghost, and quench the Holy Spirit, and make
          a mock of the great plan of redemption, which hath been laid for
          you?
          
          Jacob 6:9
           9 Know ye not that if ye will do these things, that the power of
          the redemption and the resurrection, which is in Christ, will
          bring you to stand with shame and awful guilt before the bar of
          God?
          
          Jacob 6:10
           10 And according to the power of justice, for justice cannot be
          denied, ye must go away into that lake of fire and brimstone,
          whose flames are unquenchable, and whose smoke ascendeth up
          forever and ever, which lake of fire and brimstone is endless
          torment.
          
          Jacob 6:11
           11 O then, my beloved brethren, repent ye, and enter in at the
          strait gate, and continue in the way which is narrow, until ye
          shall obtain eternal life.
          
          Jacob 6:12
           12 O be wise; what can I say more?
          
          Jacob 6:13
           13 Finally, I bid you farewell, until I shall meet you before
          the pleasing bar of God, which bar striketh the wicked with awful
          dread and fear. Amen.
          

Jacob 7 Chapter 7

          Jacob 7:1
           1 And now it came to pass after some years had passed away,
          there came a man among the people of Nephi, whose name was
          Sherem.
          
          Jacob 7:2
           2 And it came to pass that he began to preach among the people,
          and to declare unto them that there should be no Christ. And he
          preached many things which were flattering unto the people; and
          this he did that he might overthrow the doctrine of Christ.
          
          Jacob 7:3
           3 And he labored diligently that he might lead away the hearts
          of the people, insomuch that he did lead away many hearts; and he
          knowing that I, Jacob, had faith in Christ who should come, he
          sought much opportunity that he might come unto me.
          
          Jacob 7:4
           4 And he was learned, that he had a perfect knowledge of the
          language of the people; wherefore, he could use much flattery,
          and much power of speech, according to the power of the devil.
          
          Jacob 7:5
           5 And he had hope to shake me from the faith, notwithstanding
          the many revelations and the many things which I had seen
          concerning these things; for I truly had seen angels, and they
          had ministered unto me. And also, I had heard the voice of the
          Lord speaking unto me in very word, from time to time; wherefore,
          I could not be shaken.
          
          Jacob 7:6
           6 And it came to pass that he came unto me, and on this wise did
          he speak unto me, saying: Brother Jacob, I have sought much
          opportunity that I might speak unto you; for I have heard and
          also know that thou goest about much, preaching that which ye
          call the gospel, or the doctrine of Christ.
          
          Jacob 7:7
           7 And ye have led away much of this people that they pervert the
          right way of God, and keep not the law of Moses which is the
          right way; and convert the law of Moses into the worship of a
          being which ye say shall come many hundred years hence. And now
          behold, I, Sherem, declare unto you that this is blasphemy; for
          no man knoweth of such things; for he cannot tell of things to
          come. And after this manner did Sherem contend against me.
          
          Jacob 7:8
           8 But behold, the Lord God poured in his Spirit into my soul,
          insomuch that I did confound him in all his words.
          
          Jacob 7:9
           9 And I said unto him: Deniest thou the Christ who shall come?
          And he said: If there should be a Christ, I would not deny him;
          but I know that there is no Christ, neither has been, nor ever
          will be.
          
          Jacob 7:10
           10 And I said unto him: Believest thou the scriptures? And he
          said, Yea.
          
          Jacob 7:11
           11 And I said unto him: Then ye do not understand them; for they
          truly testify of Christ. Behold, I say unto you that none of the
          prophets have written, nor prophesied, save they have spoken
          concerning this Christ.
          
          Jacob 7:12
           12 And this is not all—it has been made manifest unto me, for I
          have heard and seen; and it also has been made manifest unto me
          by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, I know if there should
          be no atonement made all mankind must be lost.
          
          Jacob 7:13
           13 And it came to pass that he said unto me: Show me a sign by
          this power of the Holy Ghost, in the which ye know so much.
          
          Jacob 7:14
           14 And I said unto him: What am I that I should tempt God to
          show unto thee a sign in the thing which thou knowest to be true?
          Yet thou wilt deny it, because thou art of the devil.
          Nevertheless, not my will be done; but if God shall smite thee,
          let that be a sign unto thee that he has power, both in heaven
          and in earth; and also, that Christ shall come. And thy will, O
          Lord, be done, and not mine.
          
          Jacob 7:15
           15 And it came to pass that when I, Jacob, had spoken these
          words, the power of the Lord came upon him, insomuch that he fell
          to the earth. And it came to pass that he was nourished for the
          space of many days.
          
          Jacob 7:16
           16 And it came to pass that he said unto the people: Gather
          together on the morrow, for I shall die; wherefore, I desire to
          speak unto the people before I shall die.
          
          Jacob 7:17
           17 And it came to pass that on the morrow the multitude were
          gathered together; and he spake plainly unto them and denied the
          things which he had taught them, and confessed the Christ, and
          the power of the Holy Ghost, and the ministering of angels.
          
          Jacob 7:18
           18 And he spake plainly unto them, that he had been deceived by
          the power of the devil. And he spake of hell, and of eternity,
          and of eternal punishment.
          
          Jacob 7:19
           19 And he said: I fear lest I have committed the unpardonable
          sin, for I have lied unto God; for I denied the Christ, and said
          that I believed the scriptures; and they truly testify of him.
          And because I have thus lied unto God I greatly fear lest my case
          shall be awful; but I confess unto God.
          
          Jacob 7:20
           20 And it came to pass that when he had said these words he
          could say no more, and he gave up the ghost.
          
          Jacob 7:21
           21 And when the multitude had witnessed that he spake these
          things as he was about to give up the ghost, they were astonished
          exceedingly; insomuch that the power of God came down upon them,
          and they were overcome that they fell to the earth.
          
          Jacob 7:22
           22 Now, this thing was pleasing unto me, Jacob, for I had
          requested it of my Father who was in heaven; for he had heard my
          cry and answered my prayer.
          
          Jacob 7:23
           23 And it came to pass that peace and the love of God was
          restored again among the people; and they searched the
          scriptures, and hearkened no more to the words of this wicked
          man.
          
          Jacob 7:24
           24 And it came to pass that many means were devised to reclaim
          and restore the Lamanites to the knowledge of the truth; but it
          all was vain, for they delighted in wars and bloodshed, and they
          had an eternal hatred against us, their brethren. And they
          sought by the power of their arms to destroy us continually.
          
          Jacob 7:25
           25 Wherefore, the people of Nephi did fortify against them with
          their arms, and with all their might, trusting in the God and
          rock of their salvation; wherefore, they became as yet,
          conquerors of their enemies.
          
          Jacob 7:26
           26 And it came to pass that I, Jacob, began to be old; and the
          record of this people being kept on the other plates of Nephi,
          wherefore, I conclude this record, declaring that I have written
          according to the best of my knowledge, by saying that the time
          passed away with us, and also our lives passed away like as it
          were unto us a dream, we being a lonesome and a solemn people,
          wanderers, cast out from Jerusalem, born in tribulation, in a
          wilderness, and hated of our brethren, which caused wars and
          contentions; wherefore, we did mourn out our days.
          
          Jacob 7:27
           27 And I, Jacob, saw that I must soon go down to my grave;
          wherefore, I said unto my son Enos: Take these plates. And I
          told him the things which my brother Nephi had commanded me, and
          he promised obedience unto the commands. And I make an end of my
          writing upon these plates, which writing has been small; and to
          the reader I bid farewell, hoping that many of my brethren may
          read my words. Brethren, adieu.
          

THE BOOK OF ENOS

          Enos 1:1
           1 Behold, it came to pass that I, Enos, knowing my father that
          he was a just man—for he taught me in his language, and also in
          the nurture and admonition of the Lord—and blessed be the name
          of my God for it—
          
          Enos 1:2
           2 And I will tell you of the wrestle which I had before God,
          before I received a remission of my sins.
          
          Enos 1:3
           3 Behold, I went to hunt beasts in the forests; and the words
          which I had often heard my father speak concerning eternal life,
          and the joy of the saints, sunk deep into my heart.
          
          Enos 1:4
           4 And my soul hungered; and I kneeled down before my Maker, and
          I cried unto him in mighty prayer and supplication for mine own
          soul; and all the day long did I cry unto him; yea, and when the
          night came I did still raise my voice high that it reached the
          heavens.
          
          Enos 1:5
           5 And there came a voice unto me, saying: Enos, thy sins are
          forgiven thee, and thou shalt be blessed.
          
          Enos 1:6
           6 And I, Enos, knew that God could not lie; wherefore, my guilt
          was swept away.
          
          Enos 1:7
           7 And I said: Lord, how is it done?
          
          Enos 1:8
           8 And he said unto me: Because of thy faith in Christ, whom thou
          hast never before heard nor seen. And many years pass away
          before he shall manifest himself in the flesh; wherefore, go to,
          thy faith hath made thee whole.
          
          Enos 1:9
           9 Now, it came to pass that when I had heard these words I began
          to feel a desire for the welfare of my brethren, the Nephites;
          wherefore, I did pour out my whole soul unto God for them.
          
          Enos 1:10
           10 And while I was thus struggling in the spirit, behold, the
          voice of the Lord came into my mind again, saying: I will visit
          thy brethren according to their diligence in keeping my
          commandments. I have given unto them this land, and it is a holy
          land; and I curse it not save it be for the cause of iniquity;
          wherefore, I will visit thy brethren according as I have said;
          and their transgressions will I bring down with sorrow upon their
          own heads.
          
          Enos 1:11
           11 And after I, Enos, had heard these words, my faith began to
          be unshaken in the Lord; and I prayed unto him with many long
          strugglings for my brethren, the Lamanites.
          
          Enos 1:12
           12 And it came to pass that after I had prayed and labored with
          all diligence, the Lord said unto me: I will grant unto thee
          according to thy desires, because of thy faith.
          
          Enos 1:13
           13 And now behold, this was the desire which I desired of
          him—that if it should so be, that my people, the Nephites,
          should fall into transgression, and by any means be destroyed,
          and the Lamanites should not be destroyed, that the Lord God
          would preserve a record of my people, the Nephites; even if it so
          be by the power of his holy arm, that it might be brought forth
          at some future day unto the Lamanites, that, perhaps, they might
          be brought unto salvation—
          
          Enos 1:14
           14 For at the present our strugglings were vain in restoring
          them to the true faith. And they swore in their wrath that, if
          it were possible, they would destroy our records and us, and also
          all the traditions of our fathers.
          
          Enos 1:15
           15 Wherefore, I knowing that the Lord God was able to preserve
          our records, I cried unto him continually, for he had said unto
          me: Whatsoever thing ye shall ask in faith, believing that ye
          shall receive in the name of Christ, ye shall receive it.
          
          Enos 1:16
           16 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.
          
          Enos 1:17
           17 And I, Enos, knew it would be according to the covenant which
          he had made; wherefore my soul did rest.
          
          Enos 1:18
           18 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.
          
          Enos 1:19
           19 And now it came to pass that I, Enos, went about among the
          people of Nephi, prophesying of things to come, and testifying of
          the things which I had heard and seen.
          
          Enos 1:20
           20 And I bear record that the people of Nephi did seek
          diligently to restore the Lamanites unto the true faith in God.
          But our labors were vain; their hatred was fixed, and they were
          led by their evil nature that they became wild, and ferocious,
          and a bloodthirsty people, full of idolatry and filthiness;
          feeding upon beasts of prey; dwelling in tents, and wandering
          about in the wilderness with a short skin girdle about their
          loins and their heads shaven; and their skill was in the bow, and
          in the cimeter, and the ax. And many of them did eat nothing
          save it was raw meat; and they were continually seeking to
          destroy us.
          
          Enos 1:21
           21 And it came to pass that the people of Nephi did till the
          land, and raise all manner of grain, and of fruit, and flocks of
          herds, and flocks of all manner of cattle of every kind, and
          goats, and wild goats, and also many horses.
          
          Enos 1:22
           22 And there were exceedingly many prophets among us. And the
          people were a stiffnecked people, hard to understand.
          
          Enos 1:23
           23 And there was nothing save it was exceeding harshness,
          preaching and prophesying of wars, and contentions, and
          destructions, and continually reminding them of death, and the
          duration of eternity, and the judgments and the power of God, and
          all these things—stirring them up continually to keep them in
          the fear of the Lord. I say there was nothing short of these
          things, and exceedingly great plainness of speech, would keep
          them from going down speedily to destruction. And after this
          manner do I write concerning them.
          
          Enos 1:24
           24 And I saw wars between the Nephites and Lamanites in the
          course of my days.
          
          Enos 1:25
           25 And it came to pass that I began to be old, and an hundred
          and seventy and nine years had passed away from the time that our
          father Lehi left Jerusalem.
          
          Enos 1:26
           26 And I saw that I must soon go down to my grave, having been
          wrought upon by the power of God that I must preach and prophesy
          unto this people, and declare the word according to the truth
          which is in Christ. And I have declared it in all my days, and
          have rejoiced in it above that of the world.
          
          Enos 1:27
           27 And I soon go to the place of my rest, which is with my
          Redeemer; for I know that in him I shall rest. And I rejoice in
          the day when my mortal shall put on immortality, and shall stand
          before him; then shall I see his face with pleasure, and he will
          say unto me: Come unto me, ye blessed, there is a place prepared
          for you in the mansions of my Father. Amen.
          

THE BOOK OF JAROM

          Jarom 1:1
           1 Now behold, I, Jarom, write a few words according to the
          commandment of my father, Enos, that our genealogy may be kept.
          
          Jarom 1:2
           2 And as these plates are small, and as these things are written
          for the intent of the benefit of our brethren the Lamanites,
          wherefore, it must needs be that I write a little; but I shall
          not write the things of my prophesying, nor of my revelations.
          For what could I write more than my fathers have written? For
          have not they revealed the plan of salvation? I say unto you,
          Yea; and this sufficeth me.
          
          Jarom 1:3
           3 Behold, it is expedient that much should be done among this
          people, because of the hardness of their hearts, and the deafness
          of their ears, and the blindness of their minds, and the
          stiffness of their necks; nevertheless, God is exceedingly
          merciful unto them, and has not as yet swept them off from the
          face of the land.
          
          Jarom 1:4
           4 And there are many among us who have many revelations, for
          they are not all stiffnecked. And as many as are not stiffnecked
          and have faith, have communion with the Holy Spirit, which maketh
          manifest unto the children of men, according to their faith.
          
          Jarom 1:5
           5 And now, behold, two hundred years had passed away, and the
          people of Nephi had waxed strong in the land. They observed to
          keep the law of Moses and the sabbath day holy unto the Lord.
          And they profaned not; neither did they blaspheme. And the laws
          of the land were exceedingly strict.
          
          Jarom 1:6
           6 And they were scattered upon much of the face of the land, and
          the Lamanites also. And they were exceedingly more numerous than
          were they of the Nephites; and they loved murder and would drink
          the blood of beasts.
          
          Jarom 1:7
           7 And it came to pass that they came many times against us, the
          Nephites, to battle. But our kings and our leaders were mighty
          men in the faith of the Lord; and they taught the people the ways
          of the Lord; wherefore, we withstood the Lamanites and swept them
          away out of our lands, and began to fortify our cities, or
          whatsoever place of our inheritance.
          
          Jarom 1:8
           8 And we multiplied exceedingly, and spread upon the face of the
          land, and became exceedingly rich in gold, and in silver, and in
          precious things, and in fine workmanship of wood, in buildings,
          and in machinery, and also in iron and copper, and brass and
          steel, making all manner of tools of every kind to till the
          ground, and weapons of war—yea, the sharp pointed arrow, and the
          quiver, and the dart, and the javelin, and all preparations for
          war.
          
          Jarom 1:9
           9 And thus being prepared to meet the Lamanites, they did not
          prosper against us. But the word of the Lord was verified, which
          he spake unto our fathers, saying that: Inasmuch as ye will keep
          my commandments ye shall prosper in the land.
          
          Jarom 1:10
           10 And it came to pass that the prophets of the Lord did
          threaten the people of Nephi, according to the word of God, that
          if they did not keep the commandments, but should fall into
          transgression, they should be destroyed from off the face of the
          land.
          
          Jarom 1:11
           11 Wherefore, the prophets, and the priests, and the teachers,
          did labor diligently, exhorting with all long-suffering the
          people to diligence; teaching the law of Moses, and the intent
          for which it was given; persuading them to look forward unto the
          Messiah, and believe in him to come as though he already was.
          And after this manner did they teach them.
          
          Jarom 1:12
           12 And it came to pass that by so doing they kept them from
          being destroyed upon the face of the land; for they did prick
          their hearts with the word, continually stirring them up unto
          repentance.
          
          Jarom 1:13
           13 And it came to pass that two hundred and thirty and eight
          years had passed away—after the manner of wars, and contentions,
          and dissensions, for the space of much of the time.
          
          Jarom 1:14
           14 And I, Jarom, do not write more, for the plates are small.
          But behold, my brethren, ye can go to the other plates of Nephi;
          for behold, upon them the records of our wars are engraven,
          according to the writings of the kings, or those which they
          caused to be written.
          
          Jarom 1:15
           15 And I deliver these plates into the hands of my son Omni,
          that they may be kept according to the commandments of my
          fathers.
          

THE BOOK OF OMNI

          Omni 1:1
           1 Behold, it came to pass that I, Omni, being commanded by my
          father, Jarom, that I should write somewhat upon these plates, to
          preserve our genealogy—
          
          Omni 1:2
           2 Wherefore, in my days, I would that ye should know that I
          fought much with the sword to preserve my people, the Nephites,
          from falling into the hands of their enemies, the Lamanites. But
          behold, I of myself am a wicked man, and I have not kept the
          statutes and the commandments of the Lord as I ought to have
          done.
          
          Omni 1:3
           3 And it came to pass that two hundred and seventy and six years
          had passed away, and we had many seasons of peace; and we had
          many seasons of serious war and bloodshed. Yea, and in fine, two
          hundred and eighty and two years had passed away, and I had kept
          these plates according to the commandments of my fathers; and I
          conferred them upon my son Amaron. And I make an end.
          
          Omni 1:4
           4 And now I, Amaron, write the things whatsoever I write, which
          are few, in the book of my father.
          
          Omni 1:5
           5 Behold, it came to pass that three hundred and twenty years
          had passed away, and the more wicked part of the Nephites were
          destroyed.
          
          Omni 1:6
           6 For the Lord would not suffer, after he had led them out of
          the land of Jerusalem and kept and preserved them from falling
          into the hands of their enemies, yea, he would not suffer that
          the words should not be verified, which he spake unto our
          fathers, saying that: Inasmuch as ye will not keep my
          commandments ye shall not prosper in the land.
          
          Omni 1:7
           7 Wherefore, the Lord did visit them in great judgment;
          nevertheless, he did spare the righteous that they should not
          perish, but did deliver them out of the hands of their enemies.
          
          Omni 1:8
           8 And it came to pass that I did deliver the plates unto my
          brother Chemish.
          
          Omni 1:9
           9 Now I, Chemish, write what few things I write, in the same
          book with my brother; for behold, I saw the last which he wrote,
          that he wrote it with his own hand; and he wrote it in the day
          that he delivered them unto me. And after this manner we keep
          the records, for it is according to the commandments of our
          fathers. And I make an end.
          
          Omni 1:10
           10 Behold, I, Abinadom, am the son of Chemish. Behold, it came
          to pass that I saw much war and contention between my people, the
          Nephites, and the Lamanites; and I, with my own sword, have taken
          the lives of many of the Lamanites in the defence of my brethren.
          
          Omni 1:11
           11 And behold, the record of this people is engraven upon plates
          which is had by the kings, according to the generations; and I
          know of no revelation save that which has been written, neither
          prophecy; wherefore, that which is sufficient is written. And I
          make an end.
          
          Omni 1:12
           12 Behold, I am Amaleki, the son of Abinadom. Behold, I will
          speak unto you somewhat concerning Mosiah, who was made king over
          the land of Zarahemla; for behold, he being warned of the Lord
          that he should flee out of the land of Nephi, and as many as
          would hearken unto the voice of the Lord should also depart out
          of the land with him, into the wilderness—
          
          Omni 1:13
           13 And it came to pass that he did according as the Lord had
          commanded him. And they departed out of the land into the
          wilderness, as many as would hearken unto the voice of the Lord;
          and they were led by many preachings and prophesyings. And they
          were admonished continually by the word of God; and they were led
          by the power of his arm, through the wilderness, until they came
          down into the land which is called the land of Zarahemla.
          
          Omni 1:14
           14 And they discovered a people, who were called the people of
          Zarahemla. Now, there was great rejoicing among the people of
          Zarahemla; and also Zarahemla did rejoice exceedingly, because
          the Lord had sent the people of Mosiah with the plates of brass
          which contained the record of the Jews.
          
          Omni 1:15
           15 Behold, it came to pass that Mosiah discovered that the
          people of Zarahemla came out from Jerusalem at the time that
          Zedekiah, king of Judah, was carried away captive into Babylon.
          
          Omni 1:16
           16 And they journeyed in the wilderness, and were brought by the
          hand of the Lord across the great waters, into the land where
          Mosiah discovered them; and they had dwelt there from that time
          forth.
          
          Omni 1:17
           17 And at the time that Mosiah discovered them, they had become
          exceedingly numerous. Nevertheless, they had had many wars and
          serious contentions, and had fallen by the sword from time to
          time; and their language had become corrupted; and they had
          brought no records with them; and they denied the being of their
          Creator; and Mosiah, nor the people of Mosiah, could understand
          them.
          
          Omni 1:18
           18 But it came to pass that Mosiah caused that they should be
          taught in his language. And it came to pass that after they were
          taught in the language of Mosiah, Zarahemla gave a genealogy of
          his fathers, according to his memory; and they are written, but
          not in these plates.
          
          Omni 1:19
           19 And it came to pass that the people of Zarahemla, and of
          Mosiah, did unite together; and Mosiah was appointed to be their
          king.
          
          Omni 1:20
           20 And it came to pass in the days of Mosiah, there was a large
          stone brought unto him with engravings on it; and he did
          interpret the engravings by the gift and power of God.
          
          Omni 1:21
           21 And they gave an account of one Coriantumr, and the slain of
          his people. And Coriantumr was discovered by the people of
          Zarahemla; and he dwelt with them for the space of nine moons.
          
          Omni 1:22
           22 It also spake a few words concerning his fathers. And his
          first parents came out from the tower, at the time the Lord
          confounded the language of the people; and the severity of the
          Lord fell upon them according to his judgments, which are just;
          and their bones lay scattered in the land northward.
          
          Omni 1:23
           23 Behold, I, Amaleki, was born in the days of Mosiah; and I
          have lived to see his death; and Benjamin, his son, reigneth in
          his stead.
          
          Omni 1:24
           24 And behold, I have seen, in the days of king Benjamin, a
          serious war and much bloodshed between the Nephites and the
          Lamanites. But behold, the Nephites did obtain much advantage
          over them; yea, insomuch that king Benjamin did drive them out of
          the land of Zarahemla.
          
          Omni 1:25
           25 And it came to pass that I began to be old; and, having no
          seed, and knowing king Benjamin to be a just man before the Lord,
          wherefore, I shall deliver up these plates unto him, exhorting
          all men to come unto God, the Holy One of Israel, and believe in
          prophesying, and in revelations, and in the ministering of
          angels, and in the gift of speaking with tongues, and in the gift
          of interpreting languages, and in all things which are good; for
          there is nothing which is good save it comes from the Lord; and
          that which is evil cometh from the devil.
          
          Omni 1:26
           26 And now, my beloved brethren, I would that ye should come
          unto Christ, who is the Holy One of Israel, and partake of his
          salvation, and the power of his redemption. Yea, come unto him,
          and offer your whole souls as an offering unto him, and continue
          in fasting and praying, and endure to the end; and as the Lord
          liveth ye will be saved.
          
          Omni 1:27
           27 And now I would speak somewhat concerning a certain number
          who went up into the wilderness to return to the land of Nephi;
          for there was a large number who were desirous to possess the
          land of their inheritance.
          
          Omni 1:28
           28 Wherefore, they went up into the wilderness. And their
          leader being a strong and mighty man, and a stiffnecked man,
          wherefore he caused a contention among them; and they were all
          slain, save fifty, in the wilderness, and they returned again to
          the land of Zarahemla.
          
          Omni 1:29
           29 And it came to pass that they also took others to a
          considerable number, and took their journey again into the
          wilderness.
          
          Omni 1:30
           30 And I, Amaleki, had a brother, who also went with them; and I
          have not since known concerning them. And I am about to lie down
          in my grave; and these plates are full. And I make an end of my
          speaking.
          

THE WORDS OF MORMON

          Words of Mormon 1:1
           1 And now I, Mormon, being about to deliver up the record which
          I have been making into the hands of my son Moroni, behold I have
          witnessed almost all the destruction of my people, the Nephites.
          
          Words of Mormon 1:2
           2 And it is many hundred years after the coming of Christ that I
          deliver these records into the hands of my son; and it supposeth
          me that he will witness the entire destruction of my people. But
          may God grant that he may survive them, that he may write
          somewhat concerning them, and somewhat concerning Christ, that
          perhaps some day it may profit them.
          
          Words of Mormon 1:3
           3 And now, I speak somewhat concerning that which I have
          written; for after I had made an abridgment from the plates of
          Nephi, down to the reign of this king Benjamin, of whom Amaleki
          spake, I searched among the records which had been delivered into
          my hands, and I found these plates, which contained this small
          account of the prophets, from Jacob down to the reign of this
          king Benjamin, and also many of the words of Nephi.
          
          Words of Mormon 1:4
           4 And the things which are upon these plates pleasing me,
          because of the prophecies of the coming of Christ; and my fathers
          knowing that many of them have been fulfilled; yea, and I also
          know that as many things as have been prophesied concerning us
          down to this day have been fulfilled, and as many as go beyond
          this day must surely come to pass—
          
          Words of Mormon 1:5
           5 Wherefore, I chose these things, to finish my record upon
          them, which remainder of my record I shall take from the plates
          of Nephi; and I cannot write the hundredth part of the things of
          my people.
          
          Words of Mormon 1:6
           6 But behold, I shall take these plates, which contain these
          prophesyings and revelations, and put them with the remainder of
          my record, for they are choice unto me; and I know they will be
          choice unto my brethren.
          
          Words of Mormon 1:7
           7 And I do this for a wise purpose; for thus it whispereth me,
          according to the workings of the Spirit of the Lord which is in
          me. And now, I do not know all things; but the Lord knoweth all
          things which are to come; wherefore, he worketh in me to do
          according to his will.
          
          Words of Mormon 1:8
           8 And my prayer to God is concerning my brethren, that they may
          once again come to the knowledge of God, yea, the redemption of
          Christ; that they may once again be a delightsome people.
          
          Words of Mormon 1:9
           9 And now I, Mormon, proceed to finish out my record, which I
          take from the plates of Nephi; and I make it according to the
          knowledge and the understanding which God has given me.
          
          Words of Mormon 1:10
           10 Wherefore, it came to pass that after Amaleki had delivered
          up these plates into the hands of king Benjamin, he took them and
          put them with the other plates, which contained records which had
          been handed down by the kings, from generation to generation
          until the days of king Benjamin.
          
          Words of Mormon 1:11
           11 And they were handed down from king Benjamin, from generation
          to generation until they have fallen into my hands. And I,
          Mormon, pray to God that they may be preserved from this time
          henceforth. And I know that they will be preserved; for there
          are great things written upon them, out of which my people and
          their brethren shall be judged at the great and last day,
          according to the word of God which is written.
          
          Words of Mormon 1:12
           12 And now, concerning this king Benjamin—he had somewhat of
          contentions among his own people.
          
          Words of Mormon 1:13
           13 And it came to pass also that the armies of the Lamanites
          came down out of the land of Nephi, to battle against his people.
          But behold, king Benjamin gathered together his armies, and he
          did stand against them; and he did fight with the strength of his
          own arm, with the sword of Laban.
          
          Words of Mormon 1:14
           14 And in the strength of the Lord they did contend against
          their enemies, until they had slain many thousands of the
          Lamanites. And it came to pass that they did contend against the
          Lamanites until they had driven them out of all the lands of
          their inheritance.
          
          Words of Mormon 1:15
           15 And it came to pass that after there had been false Christs,
          and their mouths had been shut, and they punished according to
          their crimes;
          
          Words of Mormon 1:16
           16 And after there had been false prophets, and false preachers
          and teachers among the people, and all these having been punished
          according to their crimes; and after there having been much
          contention and many dissensions away unto the Lamanites, behold,
          it came to pass that king Benjamin, with the assistance of the
          holy prophets who were among his people—
          
          Words of Mormon 1:17
           17 For behold, king Benjamin was a holy man, and he did reign
          over his people in righteousness; and there were many holy men in
          the land, and they did speak the word of God with power and with
          authority; and they did use much sharpness because of the
          stiffneckedness of the people—
          
          Words of Mormon 1:18
           18 Wherefore, with the help of these, king Benjamin, by laboring
          with all the might of his body and the faculty of his whole soul,
          and also the prophets, did once more establish peace in the land.
          

THE BOOK OF MOSIAH

Mosiah 1 Chapter 1

          Mosiah 1:1
           1 And now there was no more contention in all the land of
          Zarahemla, among all the people who belonged to king Benjamin, so
          that king Benjamin had continual peace all the remainder of his
          days.
          
          Mosiah 1:2
           2 And it came to pass that he had three sons; and he called
          their names Mosiah, and Helorum, and Helaman. And he caused that
          they should be taught in all the language of his fathers, that
          thereby they might become men of understanding; and that they
          might know concerning the prophecies which had been spoken by the
          mouths of their fathers, which were delivered them by the hand of
          the Lord.
          
          Mosiah 1:3
           3 And he also taught them concerning the records which were
          engraven on the plates of brass, saying: My sons, I would that ye
          should remember that were it not for these plates, which contain
          these records and these commandments, we must have suffered in
          ignorance, even at this present time, not knowing the mysteries
          of God.
          
          Mosiah 1:4
           4 For it were not possible that our father, Lehi, could have
          remembered all these things, to have taught them to his children,
          except it were for the help of these plates; for he having been
          taught in the language of the Egyptians therefore he could read
          these engravings, and teach them to his children, that thereby
          they could teach them to their children, and so fulfilling the
          commandments of God, even down to this present time.
          
          Mosiah 1:5
           5 I say unto you, my sons, were it not for these things, which
          have been kept and preserved by the hand of God, that we might
          read and understand of his mysteries, and have his commandments
          always before our eyes, that even our fathers would have dwindled
          in unbelief, and we should have been like unto our brethren, the
          Lamanites, who know nothing concerning these things, or even do
          not believe them when they are taught them, because of the
          traditions of their fathers, which are not correct.
          
          Mosiah 1:6
           6 O my sons, I would that ye should remember that these sayings
          are true, and also that these records are true. And behold, also
          the plates of Nephi, which contain the records and the sayings of
          our fathers from the time they left Jerusalem until now, and they
          are true; and we can know of their surety because we have them
          before our eyes.
          
          Mosiah 1:7
           7 And now, my sons, I would that ye should remember to search
          them diligently, that ye may profit thereby; and I would that ye
          should keep the commandments of God, that ye may prosper in the
          land according to the promises which the Lord made unto our
          fathers.
          
          Mosiah 1:8
           8 And many more things did king Benjamin teach his sons, which
          are not written in this book.
          
          Mosiah 1:9
           9 And it came to pass that after king Benjamin had made an end
          of teaching his sons, that he waxed old, and he saw that he must
          very soon go the way of all the earth; therefore, he thought it
          expedient that he should confer the kingdom upon one of his sons.
          
          Mosiah 1:10
           10 Therefore, he had Mosiah brought before him; and these are
          the words which he spake unto him, saying: My son, I would that
          ye should make a proclamation throughout all this land among all
          this people, or the people of Zarahemla, and the people of Mosiah
          who dwell in the land, that thereby they may be gathered
          together; for on the morrow I shall proclaim unto this my people
          out of mine own mouth that thou art a king and a ruler over this
          people, whom the Lord our God hath given us.
          
          Mosiah 1:11
           11 And moreover, I shall give this people a name, that thereby
          they may be distinguished above all the people which the Lord God
          hath brought out of the land of Jerusalem; and this I do because
          they have been a diligent people in keeping the commandments of
          the Lord.
          
          Mosiah 1:12
           12 And I give unto them a name that never shall be blotted out,
          except it be through transgression.
          
          Mosiah 1:13
           13 Yea, and moreover I say unto you, that if this highly favored
          people of the Lord should fall into transgression, and become a
          wicked and an adulterous people, that the Lord will deliver them
          up, that thereby they become weak like unto their brethren; and
          he will no more preserve them by his matchless and marvelous
          power, as he has hitherto preserved our fathers.
          
          Mosiah 1:14
           14 For I say unto you, that if he had not extended his arm in
          the preservation of our fathers they must have fallen into the
          hands of the Lamanites, and become victims to their hatred.
          
          Mosiah 1:15
           15 And it came to pass that after king Benjamin had made an end
          of these sayings to his son, that he gave him charge concerning
          all the affairs of the kingdom.
          
          Mosiah 1:16
           16 And moreover, he also gave him charge concerning the records
          which were engraven on the plates of brass; and also the plates
          of Nephi; and also, the sword of Laban, and the ball or director,
          which led our fathers through the wilderness, which was prepared
          by the hand of the Lord that thereby they might be led, every one
          according to the heed and diligence which they gave unto him.
          
          Mosiah 1:17
           17 Therefore, as they were unfaithful they did not prosper nor
          progress in their journey, but were driven back, and incurred the
          displeasure of God upon them; and therefore they were smitten
          with famine and sore afflictions, to stir them up in remembrance
          of their duty.
          
          Mosiah 1:18
           18 And now, it came to pass that Mosiah went and did as his
          father had commanded him, and proclaimed unto all the people who
          were in the land of Zarahemla that thereby they might gather
          themselves together, to go up to the temple to hear the words
          which his father should speak unto them.
          

Mosiah 2 Chapter 2

          Mosiah 2:1
           1 And it came to pass that after Mosiah had done as his father
          had commanded him, and had made a proclamation throughout all the
          land, that the people gathered themselves together throughout all
          the land, that they might go up to the temple to hear the words
          which king Benjamin should speak unto them.
          
          Mosiah 2:2
           2 And there were a great number, even so many that they did not
          number them; for they had multiplied exceedingly and waxed great
          in the land.
          
          Mosiah 2:3
           3 And they also took of the firstlings of their flocks, that
          they might offer sacrifice and burnt offerings according to the
          law of Moses;
          
          Mosiah 2:4
           4 And also that they might give thanks to the Lord their God,
          who had brought them out of the land of Jerusalem, and who had
          delivered them out of the hands of their enemies, and had
          appointed just men to be their teachers, and also a just man to
          be their king, who had established peace in the land of
          Zarahemla, and who had taught them to keep the commandments of
          God, that they might rejoice and be filled with love towards God
          and all men.
          
          Mosiah 2:5
           5 And it came to pass that when they came up to the temple, they
          pitched their tents round about, every man according to his
          family, consisting of his wife, and his sons, and his daughters,
          and their sons, and their daughters, from the eldest down to the
          youngest, every family being separate one from another.
          
          Mosiah 2:6
           6 And they pitched their tents round about the temple, every man
          having his tent with the door thereof towards the temple, that
          thereby they might remain in their tents and hear the words which
          king Benjamin should speak unto them;
          
          Mosiah 2:7
           7 For the multitude being so great that king Benjamin could not
          teach them all within the walls of the temple, therefore he
          caused a tower to be erected, that thereby his people might hear
          the words which he should speak unto them.
          
          Mosiah 2:8
           8 And it came to pass that he began to speak to his people from
          the tower; and they could not all hear his words because of the
          greatness of the multitude; therefore he caused that the words
          which he spake should be written and sent forth among those that
          were not under the sound of his voice, that they might also
          receive his words.
          
          Mosiah 2:9
           9 And these are the words which he spake and caused to be
          written, saying: My brethren, all ye that have assembled
          yourselves together, you that can hear my words which I shall
          speak unto you this day; for I have not commanded you to come up
          hither to trifle with the words which I shall speak, but that you
          should hearken unto me, and open your ears that ye may hear, and
          your hearts that ye may understand, and your minds that the
          mysteries of God may be unfolded to your view.
          
          Mosiah 2:10
           10 I have not commanded you to come up hither that ye should
          fear me, or that ye should think that I of myself am more than a
          mortal man.
          
          Mosiah 2:11
           11 But I am like as yourselves, subject to all manner of
          infirmities in body and mind; yet I have been chosen by this
          people, and consecrated by my father, and was suffered by the
          hand of the Lord that I should be a ruler and a king over this
          people; and have been kept and preserved by his matchless power,
          to serve you with all the might, mind and strength which the Lord
          hath granted unto me.
          
          Mosiah 2:12
           12 I say unto you that as I have been suffered to spend my days
          in your service, even up to this time, and have not sought gold
          nor silver nor any manner of riches of you;
          
          Mosiah 2:13
           13 Neither have I suffered that ye should be confined in
          dungeons, nor that ye should make slaves one of another, nor that
          ye should murder, or plunder, or steal, or commit adultery; nor
          even have I suffered that ye should commit any manner of
          wickedness, and have taught you that ye should keep the
          commandments of the Lord, in all things which he hath commanded
          you—
          
          Mosiah 2:14
           14 And even I, myself, have labored with mine own hands that I
          might serve you, and that ye should not be laden with taxes, and
          that there should nothing come upon you which was grievous to be
          borne—and of all these things which I have spoken, ye yourselves
          are witnesses this day.
          
          Mosiah 2:15
           15 Yet, my brethren, I have not done these things that I might
          boast, neither do I tell these things that thereby I might accuse
          you; but I tell you these things that ye may know that I can
          answer a clear conscience before God this day.
          
          Mosiah 2:16
           16 Behold, I say unto you that because I said unto you that I
          had spent my days in your service, I do not desire to boast, for
          I have only been in the service of God.
          
          Mosiah 2:17
           17 And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom;
          that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow
          beings ye are only in the service of your God.
          
          Mosiah 2:18
           18 Behold, ye have called me your king; and if I, whom ye call
          your king, do labor to serve you, then ought not ye to labor to
          serve one another?
          
          Mosiah 2:19
           19 And behold also, if I, whom ye call your king, who has spent
          his days in your service, and yet has been in the service of God,
          do merit any thanks from you, O how you ought to thank your
          heavenly King!
          
          Mosiah 2:20
           20 I say unto you, my brethren, that if you should render all
          the thanks and praise which your whole soul has power to possess,
          to that God who has created you, and has kept and preserved you,
          and has caused that ye should rejoice, and has granted that ye
          should live in peace one with another—
          
          Mosiah 2:21
           21 I say unto you that if ye should serve him who has created
          you from the beginning, and is 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—I say, if ye should serve him with all your whole souls
          yet ye would be unprofitable servants.
          
          Mosiah 2:22
           22 And behold, all that he requires of you is to keep his
          commandments; and he has promised you that if ye would keep his
          commandments ye should prosper in the land; and he never doth
          vary from that which he hath said; therefore, if ye do keep his
          commandments he doth bless you and prosper you.
          
          Mosiah 2:23
           23 And now, in the first place, he hath created you, and granted
          unto you your lives, for which ye are indebted unto him.
          
          Mosiah 2:24
           24 And secondly, he doth require that ye should do as he hath
          commanded you; for which if ye do, he doth immediately bless you;
          and therefore he hath paid you. And ye are still indebted unto
          him, and are, and will be, forever and ever; therefore, of what
          have ye to boast?
          
          Mosiah 2:25
           25 And now I ask, can ye say aught of yourselves? I answer you,
          Nay. Ye cannot say that ye are even as much as the dust of the
          earth; yet ye were created of the dust of the earth; but behold,
          it belongeth to him who created you.
          
          Mosiah 2:26
           26 And I, even I, whom ye call your king, am no better than ye
          yourselves are; for I am also of the dust. And ye behold that I
          am old, and am about to yield up this mortal frame to its mother
          earth.
          
          Mosiah 2:27
           27 Therefore, as I said unto you that I had served you, walking
          with a clear conscience before God, even so I at this time have
          caused that ye should assemble yourselves together, that I might
          be found blameless, and that your blood should not come upon me,
          when I shall stand to be judged of God of the things whereof he
          hath commanded me concerning you.
          
          Mosiah 2:28
           28 I say unto you that I have caused that ye should assemble
          yourselves together that I might rid my garments of your blood,
          at this period of time when I am about to go down to my grave,
          that I might go down in peace, and my immortal spirit may join
          the choirs above in singing the praises of a just God.
          
          Mosiah 2:29
           29 And moreover, I say unto you that I have caused that ye
          should assemble yourselves together, that I might declare unto
          you that I can no longer be your teacher, nor your king;
          
          Mosiah 2:30
           30 For even at this time, my whole frame doth tremble
          exceedingly while attempting to speak unto you; 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.
          
          Mosiah 2:31
           31 And now, my brethren, I would that ye should do as ye have
          hitherto done. As ye have kept my commandments, and also the
          commandments of my father, and have prospered, and have been kept
          from falling into the hands of your enemies, even so if ye shall
          keep the commandments of my son, or the commandments of God which
          shall be delivered unto you by him, ye shall prosper in the land,
          and your enemies shall have no power over you.
          
          Mosiah 2:32
           32 But, O my people, beware lest there shall arise contentions
          among you, and ye list to obey the evil spirit, which was spoken
          of by my father Mosiah.
          
          Mosiah 2:33
           33 For behold, there is a wo pronounced upon him who listeth to
          obey that spirit; for if he listeth to obey him, and remaineth
          and dieth in his sins, the same drinketh damnation to his own
          soul; for he receiveth for his wages an everlasting punishment,
          having transgressed the law of God contrary to his own knowledge.
          
          Mosiah 2:34
           34 I say unto you, that there are not any among you, except it
          be your little children that have not been taught concerning
          these things, but what knoweth that ye are eternally indebted to
          your heavenly Father, to render to him all that you have and are;
          and also have been taught concerning the records which contain
          the prophecies which have been spoken by the holy prophets, even
          down to the time our father, Lehi, left Jerusalem;
          
          Mosiah 2:35
           35 And also, all that has been spoken by our fathers until now.
          And behold, also, they spake that which was commanded them of the
          Lord; therefore, they are just and true.
          
          Mosiah 2:36
           36 And now, I say unto you, my brethren, that after ye have
          known and have been taught all these things, if ye should
          transgress and go contrary to that which has been spoken, that ye
          do withdraw yourselves from the Spirit of the Lord, that it may
          have no place in you to guide you in wisdom's paths that ye may
          be blessed, prospered, and preserved—
          
          Mosiah 2:37
           37 I say unto you, that the man that doeth this, the same cometh
          out in open rebellion against God; therefore he listeth to obey
          the evil spirit, and becometh an enemy to all righteousness;
          therefore, the Lord has no place in him, for he dwelleth not in
          unholy temples.
          
          Mosiah 2:38
           38 Therefore if that man repenteth not, and remaineth and dieth
          an enemy to God, the demands of divine justice do awaken his
          immortal soul to a lively sense of his own guilt, which doth
          cause him to shrink from the presence of the Lord, and doth fill
          his breast with guilt, and pain, and anguish, which is like an
          unquenchable fire, whose flame ascendeth up forever and ever.
          
          Mosiah 2:39
           39 And now I say unto you, that mercy hath no claim on that man;
          therefore his final doom is to endure a never-ending torment.
          
          Mosiah 2:40
           40 O, all ye old men, and also ye young men, and you little
          children who can understand my words, for I have spoken plainly
          unto you that ye might understand, I pray that ye should awake to
          a remembrance of the awful situation of those that have fallen
          into transgression.
          
          Mosiah 2:41
           41 And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the
          blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of
          God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal
          and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are
          received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a
          state of never-ending happiness. O remember, remember that these
          things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it.
          

Mosiah 3 Chapter 3

          Mosiah 3:1
           1 And again my brethren, I would call your attention, for I have
          somewhat more to speak unto you; for behold, I have things to
          tell you concerning that which is to come.
          
          Mosiah 3:2
           2 And the things which I shall tell you are made known unto me
          by an angel from God. And he said unto me: Awake; and I awoke,
          and behold he stood before me.
          
          Mosiah 3:3
           3 And he said unto me: Awake, and hear the words which I shall
          tell thee; for behold, I am come to declare unto you the glad
          tidings of great joy.
          
          Mosiah 3:4
           4 For the Lord hath heard thy prayers, and hath judged of thy
          righteousness, and hath sent me to declare unto thee that thou
          mayest rejoice; and that thou mayest declare unto thy people,
          that they may also be filled with joy.
          
          Mosiah 3:5
           5 For behold, the time cometh, and is not far distant, that with
          power, the Lord Omnipotent who reigneth, who was, and is from all
          eternity to all eternity, shall come down from heaven among the
          children of men, and shall dwell in a tabernacle of clay, and
          shall go forth amongst men, working mighty miracles, such as
          healing the sick, raising the dead, causing the lame to walk, the
          blind to receive their sight, and the deaf to hear, and curing
          all manner of diseases.
          
          Mosiah 3:6
           6 And he shall cast out devils, or the evil spirits which dwell
          in the hearts of the children of men.
          
          Mosiah 3:7
           7 And lo, he shall suffer temptations, and pain of body, hunger,
          thirst, and fatigue, even more than man can suffer, except it be
          unto death; for behold, blood cometh from every pore, so great
          shall be his anguish for the wickedness and the abominations of
          his people.
          
          Mosiah 3:8
           8 And he shall be called Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the
          Father of heaven and earth, the Creator of all things from the
          beginning; and his mother shall be called Mary.
          
          Mosiah 3:9
           9 And lo, he cometh unto his own, that salvation might come unto
          the children of men even through faith on his name; and even
          after all this they shall consider him a man, and say that he
          hath a devil, and shall scourge him, and shall crucify him.
          
          Mosiah 3:10
           10 And he shall rise the third day from the dead; and behold, he
          standeth to judge the world; and behold, all these things are
          done that a righteous judgment might come upon the children of
          men.
          
          Mosiah 3:11
           11 For behold, and also his blood atoneth for the sins of those
          who have fallen by the transgression of Adam, who have died not
          knowing the will of God concerning them, or who have ignorantly
          sinned.
          
          Mosiah 3:12
           12 But wo, wo unto him who knoweth that he rebelleth against
          God! For salvation cometh to none such except it be through
          repentance and faith on the Lord Jesus Christ.
          
          Mosiah 3:13
           13 And the Lord God hath sent his holy prophets among all the
          children of men, to declare these things to every kindred,
          nation, and tongue, that thereby whosoever should believe that
          Christ should come, the same might receive remission of their
          sins, and rejoice with exceedingly great joy, even as though he
          had already come among them.
          
          Mosiah 3:14
           14 Yet the Lord God saw that his people were a stiffnecked
          people, and he appointed unto them a law, even the law of Moses.
          
          Mosiah 3:15
           15 And many signs, and wonders, and types, and shadows showed he
          unto them, concerning his coming; and also holy prophets spake
          unto them concerning his coming; and yet they hardened their
          hearts, and understood not that the law of Moses availeth nothing
          except it were through the atonement of his blood.
          
          Mosiah 3:16
           16 And even if it were possible that little children could sin
          they could not be saved; but I say unto you they are blessed; for
          behold, as in Adam, or by nature, they fall, even so the blood of
          Christ atoneth for their sins.
          
          Mosiah 3:17
           17 And moreover, I say unto you, that there shall be no other
          name given nor any other way nor means whereby salvation can come
          unto the children of men, only in and through the name of Christ,
          the Lord Omnipotent.
          
          Mosiah 3:18
           18 For behold he judgeth, and his judgment is just; and the
          infant perisheth not that dieth in his infancy; but men drink
          damnation to their own souls except they humble themselves and
          become as little children, and believe that salvation was, and
          is, and is to come, in and through the atoning blood of Christ,
          the Lord Omnipotent.
          
          Mosiah 3:19
           19 For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the
          fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields to
          the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man
          and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord,
          and becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full
          of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit
          to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father.
          
          Mosiah 3:20
           20 And moreover, I say unto you, that the time shall come when
          the knowledge of the Savior shall spread throughout every nation,
          kindred, tongue, and people.
          
          Mosiah 3:21
           21 And behold, when that time cometh, none shall be found
          blameless before God, except it be little children, only through
          repentance and faith on the name of the Lord God Omnipotent.
          
          Mosiah 3:22
           22 And even at this time, when thou shalt have taught thy people
          the things which the Lord thy God hath commanded thee, even then
          are they found no more blameless in the sight of God, only
          according to the words which I have spoken unto thee.
          
          Mosiah 3:23
           23 And now I have spoken the words which the Lord God hath
          commanded me.
          
          Mosiah 3:24
           24 And thus saith the Lord: They shall stand as a bright
          testimony against this people, at the judgment day; whereof they
          shall be judged, every man according to his works, whether they
          be good, or whether they be evil.
          
          Mosiah 3:25
           25 And if they be evil they are consigned to an awful view of
          their own guilt and abominations, which doth cause them to shrink
          from the presence of the Lord into a state of misery and endless
          torment, from whence they can no more return; therefore they have
          drunk damnation to their own souls.
          
          Mosiah 3:26
           26 Therefore, they have drunk out of the cup of the wrath of
          God, which justice could no more deny unto them than it could
          deny that Adam should fall because of his partaking of the
          forbidden fruit; therefore, mercy could have claim on them no
          more forever.
          
          Mosiah 3:27
           27 And their torment is as a lake of fire and brimstone, whose
          flames are unquenchable, and whose smoke ascendeth up forever and
          ever. Thus hath the Lord commanded me. Amen.
          

Mosiah 4 Chapter 4

          Mosiah 4:1
           1 And now, it came to pass that when king Benjamin had made an
          end of speaking the words which had been delivered unto him by
          the angel of the Lord, that he cast his eyes round about on the
          multitude, and behold they had fallen to the earth, for the fear
          of the Lord had come upon them.
          
          Mosiah 4:2
           2 And they had viewed themselves in their own carnal state, even
          less than the dust of the earth. And they all cried aloud with
          one voice, saying: O have mercy, and apply the atoning blood of
          Christ that we may receive forgiveness of our sins, and our
          hearts may be purified; for we believe in Jesus Christ, the Son
          of God, who created heaven and earth, and all things; who shall
          come down among the children of men.
          
          Mosiah 4:3
           3 And it came to pass that after they had spoken these words the
          Spirit of the Lord came upon them, and they were filled with joy,
          having received a remission of their sins, and having peace of
          conscience, because of the exceeding faith which they had in
          Jesus Christ who should come, according to the words which king
          Benjamin had spoken unto them.
          
          Mosiah 4:4
           4 And king Benjamin again opened his mouth and began to speak
          unto them, saying: My friends and my brethren, my kindred and my
          people, I would again call your attention, that ye may hear and
          understand the remainder of my words which I shall speak unto
          you.
          
          Mosiah 4:5
           5 For behold, if the knowledge of the goodness of God at this
          time has awakened you to a sense of your nothingness, and your
          worthless and fallen state—
          
          Mosiah 4:6
           6 I say unto you, if ye have come to a knowledge of the goodness
          of God, and his matchless power, and his wisdom, and his
          patience, and his long-suffering towards the children of men; and
          also, the atonement which has been prepared from the foundation
          of the world, that thereby salvation might come to him that
          should put his trust in the Lord, and should be diligent in
          keeping his commandments, and continue in the faith even unto the
          end of his life, I mean the life of the mortal body—
          
          Mosiah 4:7
           7 I say, that this is the man who receiveth salvation, through
          the atonement which was prepared from the foundation of the world
          for all mankind, which ever were since the fall of Adam, or who
          are, or who ever shall be, even unto the end of the world.
          
          Mosiah 4:8
           8 And this is the means whereby salvation cometh. And there is
          none other salvation save this which hath been spoken of; neither
          are there any conditions whereby man can be saved except the
          conditions which I have told you.
          
          Mosiah 4:9
           9 Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all
          things, both in heaven and in earth; believe that he has all
          wisdom, and all power, both in heaven and in earth; believe that
          man doth not comprehend all the things which the Lord can
          comprehend.
          
          Mosiah 4:10
           10 And again, believe that ye must repent of your sins and
          forsake them, and humble yourselves before God; and ask in
          sincerity of heart that he would forgive you; and now, if you
          believe all these things see that ye do them.
          
          Mosiah 4:11
           11 And again I say unto you as I have said before, that as ye
          have come to the knowledge of the glory of God, or if ye have
          known of his goodness and have tasted of his love, and have
          received a remission of your sins, which causeth such exceedingly
          great joy in your souls, even so I would that ye should remember,
          and always retain in remembrance, the greatness of God, and your
          own nothingness, and his goodness and long-suffering towards you,
          unworthy creatures, and humble yourselves even in the depths of
          humility, calling on the name of the Lord daily, and standing
          steadfastly in the faith of that which is to come, which was
          spoken by the mouth of the angel.
          
          Mosiah 4:12
           12 And behold, I say unto you that if ye do this ye shall always
          rejoice, and be filled with the love of God, and always retain a
          remission of your sins; and ye shall grow in the knowledge of the
          glory of him that created you, or in the knowledge of that which
          is just and true.
          
          Mosiah 4:13
           13 And ye will not have a mind to injure one another, but to
          live peaceably, and to render to every man according to that
          which is his due.
          
          Mosiah 4:14
           14 And ye will not suffer your children that they go hungry, or
          naked; neither will ye suffer that they transgress the laws of
          God, and fight and quarrel one with another, and serve the devil,
          who is the master of sin, or who is the evil spirit which hath
          been spoken of by our fathers, he being an enemy to all
          righteousness.
          
          Mosiah 4:15
           15 But ye will teach them to walk in the ways of truth and
          soberness; ye will teach them to love one another, and to serve
          one another.
          
          Mosiah 4:16
           16 And also, ye yourselves will succor those that stand in need
          of your succor; ye will administer of your substance unto him
          that standeth in need; and ye will not suffer that the beggar
          putteth up his petition to you in vain, and turn him out to
          perish.
          
          Mosiah 4:17
           17 Perhaps thou shalt say: The man has brought upon himself his
          misery; therefore I will stay my hand, and will not give unto him
          of my food, nor impart unto him of my substance that he may not
          suffer, for his punishments are just—
          
          Mosiah 4:18
           18 But I say unto you, O man, whosoever doeth this the same hath
          great cause to repent; and except he repenteth of that which he
          hath done he perisheth forever, and hath no interest in the
          kingdom of God.
          
          Mosiah 4:19
           19 For behold, are we not all beggars? Do we not all depend
          upon the same Being, even God, for all the substance which we
          have, for both food and raiment, and for gold, and for silver,
          and for all the riches which we have of every kind?
          
          Mosiah 4:20
           20 And behold, even at this time, ye have been calling on his
          name, and begging for a remission of your sins. And has he
          suffered that ye have begged in vain? Nay; he has poured out his
          Spirit upon you, and has caused that your hearts should be filled
          with joy, and has caused that your mouths should be stopped that
          ye could not find utterance, so exceedingly great was your joy.
          
          Mosiah 4:21
           21 And now, if God, who has created you, on whom you are
          dependent for your lives and for all that ye have and are, doth
          grant unto you whatsoever ye ask that is right, in faith,
          believing that ye shall receive, O then, how ye ought to impart
          of the substance that ye have one to another.
          
          Mosiah 4:22
           22 And if ye judge the man who putteth up his petition to you
          for your substance that he perish not, and condemn him, how much
          more just will be your condemnation for withholding your
          substance, which doth not belong to you but to God, to whom also
          your life belongeth; and yet ye put up no petition, nor repent of
          the thing which thou hast done.
          
          Mosiah 4:23
           23 I say unto you, wo be unto that man, for his substance shall
          perish with him; and now, I say these things unto those who are
          rich as pertaining to the things of this world.
          
          Mosiah 4:24
           24 And again, I say unto the poor, ye who have not and yet have
          sufficient, that ye remain from day to day; I mean all you who
          deny the beggar, because ye have not; I would that ye say in your
          hearts that: I give not because I have not, but if I had I would
          give.
          
          Mosiah 4:25
           25 And now, if ye say this in your hearts ye remain guiltless,
          otherwise ye are condemned; and your condemnation is just for ye
          covet that which ye have not received.
          
          Mosiah 4:26
           26 And now, for the sake of these things which I have spoken
          unto you—that is, for the sake of retaining a remission of your
          sins from day to day, that ye may walk guiltless before God—I
          would that ye should impart of your substance to the poor, every
          man according to that which he hath, such as feeding the hungry,
          clothing the naked, visiting the sick and administering to their
          relief, both spiritually and temporally, according to their
          wants.
          
          Mosiah 4:27
           27 And see that all these things are done in wisdom and order;
          for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has
          strength. And again, it is expedient that he should be diligent,
          that thereby he might win the prize; therefore, all things must
          be done in order.
          
          Mosiah 4:28
           28 And I would that ye should remember, that whosoever among you
          borroweth of his neighbor should return the thing that he
          borroweth, according as he doth agree, or else thou shalt commit
          sin; and perhaps thou shalt cause thy neighbor to commit sin
          also.
          
          Mosiah 4:29
           29 And finally, I cannot tell you all the things whereby ye may
          commit sin; for there are divers ways and means, even so many
          that I cannot number them.
          
          Mosiah 4:30
           30 But this much I can tell you, that if ye do not watch
          yourselves, and your thoughts, and your words, and your deeds,
          and observe the commandments of God, and continue in the faith of
          what ye have heard concerning the coming of our Lord, even unto
          the end of your lives, ye must perish. And now, O man, remember,
          and perish not.
          

Mosiah 5 Chapter 5

          Mosiah 5:1
           1 And now, it came to pass that when king Benjamin had thus
          spoken to his people, he sent among them, desiring to know of his
          people if they believed the words which he had spoken unto them.
          
          Mosiah 5:2
           2 And they all cried with one voice, saying: Yea, we believe all
          the words which thou hast spoken unto us; and also, we know of
          their surety and truth, because of the Spirit of the Lord
          Omnipotent, which has wrought a mighty change in us, or in our
          hearts, that we have no more disposition to do evil, but to do
          good continually.
          
          Mosiah 5:3
           3 And we, ourselves, also, through the infinite goodness of God,
          and the manifestations of his Spirit, have great views of that
          which is to come; and were it expedient, we could prophesy of all
          things.
          
          Mosiah 5:4
           4 And it is the faith which we have had on the things which our
          king has spoken unto us that has brought us to this great
          knowledge, whereby we do rejoice with such exceedingly great joy.
          
          Mosiah 5:5
           5 And we are willing to enter into a covenant with our God to do
          his will, and to be obedient to his commandments in all things
          that he shall command us, all the remainder of our days, that we
          may not bring upon ourselves a never-ending torment, as has been
          spoken by the angel, that we may not drink out of the cup of the
          wrath of God.
          
          Mosiah 5:6
           6 And now, these are the words which king Benjamin desired of
          them; and therefore he said unto them: Ye have spoken the words
          that I desired; and the covenant which ye have made is a
          righteous covenant.
          
          Mosiah 5:7
           7 And now, because of the covenant which ye have made ye shall
          be called the children of Christ, his sons, and his daughters;
          for behold, this day he hath spiritually begotten you; for ye say
          that your hearts are changed through faith on his name;
          therefore, ye are born of him and have become his sons and his
          daughters.
          
          Mosiah 5:8
           8 And under this head ye are made free, and there is no other
          head whereby ye can be made free. There is no other name given
          whereby salvation cometh; therefore, I would that ye should take
          upon you the name of Christ, all you that have entered into the
          covenant with God that ye should be obedient unto the end of your
          lives.
          
          Mosiah 5:9
           9 And it shall come to pass that whosoever doeth this shall be
          found at the right hand of God, for he shall know the name by
          which he is called; for he shall be called by the name of Christ.
          
          Mosiah 5:10
           10 And now it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall not take
          upon him the name of Christ must be called by some other name;
          therefore, he findeth himself on the left hand of God.
          
          Mosiah 5:11
           11 And I would that ye should remember also, that this is the
          name that I said I should give unto you that never should be
          blotted out, except it be through transgression; therefore, take
          heed that ye do not transgress, that the name be not blotted out
          of your hearts.
          
          Mosiah 5:12
           12 I say unto you, I would that ye should remember to retain the
          name written always in your hearts, that ye are not found on the
          left hand of God, but that ye hear and know the voice by which ye
          shall be called, and also, the name by which he shall call you.
          
          Mosiah 5:13
           13 For how knoweth a man the master whom he has not served, and
          who is a stranger unto him, and is far from the thoughts and
          intents of his heart?
          
          Mosiah 5:14
           14 And again, doth a man take an ass which belongeth to his
          neighbor, and keep him? I say unto you, Nay; he will not even
          suffer that he shall feed among his flocks, but will drive him
          away, and cast him out. I say unto you, that even so shall it be
          among you if ye know not the name by which ye are called.
          
          Mosiah 5:15
           15 Therefore, I would that ye should be steadfast and immovable,
          always abounding in good works, that Christ, the Lord God
          Omnipotent, may seal you his, that you may be brought to heaven,
          that ye may have everlasting salvation and eternal life, through
          the wisdom, and power, and justice, and mercy of him who created
          all things, in heaven and in earth, who is God above all. Amen.
          

Mosiah 6 Chapter 6

          Mosiah 6:1
           1 And now, king Benjamin thought it was expedient, after having
          finished speaking to the people, that he should take the names of
          all those who had entered into a covenant with God to keep his
          commandments.
          
          Mosiah 6:2
           2 And it came to pass that there was not one soul, except it
          were little children, but who had entered into the covenant and
          had taken upon them the name of Christ.
          
          Mosiah 6:3
           3 And again, it came to pass that when king Benjamin had made an
          end of all these things, and had consecrated his son Mosiah to be
          a ruler and a king over his people, and had given him all the
          charges concerning the kingdom, and also had appointed priests to
          teach the people, that thereby they might hear and know the
          commandments of God, and to stir them up in remembrance of the
          oath which they had made, he dismissed the multitude, and they
          returned, every one, according to their families, to their own
          houses.
          
          Mosiah 6:4
           4 And Mosiah began to reign in his father's stead. And he began
          to reign in the thirtieth year of his age, making in the whole,
          about four hundred and seventy-six years from the time that Lehi
          left Jerusalem.
          
          Mosiah 6:5
           5 And king Benjamin lived three years and he died.
          
          Mosiah 6:6
           6 And it came to pass that king Mosiah did walk in the ways of
          the Lord, and did observe his judgments and his statutes, and did
          keep his commandments in all things whatsoever he commanded him.
          
          Mosiah 6:7
           7 And king Mosiah did cause his people that they should till the
          earth. And he also, himself, did till the earth, that thereby he
          might not become burdensome to his people, that he might do
          according to that which his father had done in all things. And
          there was no contention among all his people for the space of
          three years.
          

Mosiah 7 Chapter 7

          Mosiah 7:1
           1 And now, it came to pass that after king Mosiah had had
          continual peace for the space of three years, he was desirous to
          know concerning the people who went up to dwell in the land of
          Lehi-Nephi, or in the city of Lehi-Nephi; for his people had
          heard nothing from them from the time they left the land of
          Zarahemla; therefore, they wearied him with their teasings.
          
          Mosiah 7:2
           2 And it came to pass that king Mosiah granted that sixteen of
          their strong men might go up to the land of Lehi-Nephi to inquire
          concerning their brethren.
          
          Mosiah 7:3
           3 And it came to pass that on the morrow they started to go up,
          having with them one Ammon, he being a strong and mighty man, and
          a descendant of Zarahemla; and he was also their leader.
          
          Mosiah 7:4
           4 And now, they knew not the course they should travel in the
          wilderness to go up to the land of Lehi-Nephi; therefore they
          wandered many days in the wilderness, even forty days did they
          wander.
          
          Mosiah 7:5
           5 And when they had wandered forty days they came to a hill,
          which is north of the land of Shilom, and there they pitched
          their tents.
          
          Mosiah 7:6
           6 And Ammon took three of his brethren, and their names were
          Amaleki, Helem, and Hem, and they went down into the land of
          Nephi.
          
          Mosiah 7:7
           7 And behold, they met the king of the people who were in the
          land of Nephi, and in the land of Shilom; and they were
          surrounded by the king's guard, and were taken, and were bound,
          and were committed to prison.
          
          Mosiah 7:8
           8 And it came to pass when they had been in prison two days they
          were again brought before the king, and their bands were loosed;
          and they stood before the king, and were permitted, or rather
          commanded, that they should answer the questions which he should
          ask them.
          
          Mosiah 7:9
           9 And he said unto them: Behold, I am Limhi, the son of Noah,
          who was the son of Zeniff, who came up out of the land of
          Zarahemla to inherit this land, which was the land of their
          fathers, who was made a king by the voice of the people.
          
          Mosiah 7:10
           10 And now, I desire to know the cause whereby ye were so bold
          as to come near the walls of the city, when I, myself, was with
          my guards without the gate?
          
          Mosiah 7:11
           11 And now, for this cause have I suffered that ye should be
          preserved, that I might inquire of you, or else I should have
          caused that my guards should have put you to death. Ye are
          permitted to speak.
          
          Mosiah 7:12
           12 And now, when Ammon saw that he was permitted to speak, he
          went forth and bowed himself before the king; and rising again he
          said: O king, I am very thankful before God this day that I am
          yet alive, and am permitted to speak; and I will endeavor to
          speak with boldness;
          
          Mosiah 7:13
           13 For I am assured that if ye had known me ye would not have
          suffered that I should have worn these bands. For I am Ammon,
          and am a descendant of Zarahemla, and have come up out of the
          land of Zarahemla to inquire concerning our brethren, whom Zeniff
          brought up out of that land.
          
          Mosiah 7:14
           14 And now, it came to pass that after Limhi had heard the words
          of Ammon, he was exceedingly glad, and said: Now, I know of a
          surety that my brethren who were in the land of Zarahemla are yet
          alive. And now, I will rejoice; and on the morrow I will cause
          that my people shall rejoice also.
          
          Mosiah 7:15
           15 For behold, we are in bondage to the Lamanites, and are taxed
          with a tax which is grievous to be borne. And now, behold, our
          brethren will deliver us out of our bondage, or out of the hands
          of the Lamanites, and we will be their slaves; for it is better
          that we be slaves to the Nephites than to pay tribute to the king
          of the Lamanites.
          
          Mosiah 7:16
           16 And now, king Limhi commanded his guards that they should no
          more bind Ammon nor his brethren, but caused that they should go
          to the hill which was north of Shilom, and bring their brethren
          into the city, that thereby they might eat, and drink, and rest
          themselves from the labors of their journey; for they had
          suffered many things; they had suffered hunger, thirst, and
          fatigue.
          
          Mosiah 7:17
           17 And now, it came to pass on the morrow that king Limhi sent a
          proclamation among all his people, that thereby they might gather
          themselves together to the temple to hear the words which he
          should speak unto them.
          
          Mosiah 7:18
           18 And it came to pass that when they had gathered themselves
          together that he spake unto them in this wise, saying: O ye, my
          people, lift up your heads and be comforted; for behold, the time
          is at hand, or is not far distant, when we shall no longer be in
          subjection to our enemies, notwithstanding our many strugglings,
          which have been in vain; yet I trust there remaineth an effectual
          struggle to be made.
          
          Mosiah 7:19
           19 Therefore, lift up your heads, and rejoice, and put your
          trust in God, in that God who was the God of Abraham, and Isaac,
          and Jacob; and also, that God who brought the children of Israel
          out of the land of Egypt, and caused that they should walk
          through the Red Sea on dry ground, and fed them with manna that
          they might not perish in the wilderness; and many more things did
          he do for them.
          
          Mosiah 7:20
           20 And again, that same God has brought our fathers out of the
          land of Jerusalem, and has kept and preserved his people even
          until now; and behold, it is because of our iniquities and
          abominations that he has brought us into bondage.
          
          Mosiah 7:21
           21 And ye all are witnesses this day, that Zeniff, who was made
          king over this people, he being over-zealous to inherit the land
          of his fathers, therefore being deceived by the cunning and
          craftiness of king Laman, who having entered into a treaty with
          king Zeniff, and having yielded up into his hands the possessions
          of a part of the land, or even the city of Lehi-Nephi, and the
          city of Shilom; and the land round about—
          
          Mosiah 7:22
           22 And all this he did, for the sole purpose of bringing this
          people into subjection or into bondage. And behold, we at this
          time do pay tribute to the king of the Lamanites, to the amount
          of one half of our corn, and our barley, and even all our grain
          of every kind, and one half of the increase of our flocks and our
          herds; and even one half of all we have or possess the king of
          the Lamanites doth exact of us, or our lives.
          
          Mosiah 7:23
           23 And now, is not this grievous to be borne? And is not this,
          our affliction, great? Now behold, how great reason we have to
          mourn.
          
          Mosiah 7:24
           24 Yea, I say unto you, great are the reasons which we have to
          mourn; for behold how many of our brethren have been slain, and
          their blood has been spilt in vain, and all because of iniquity.
          
          Mosiah 7:25
           25 For if this people had not fallen into transgression the Lord
          would not have suffered that this great evil should come upon
          them. But behold, they would not hearken unto his words; but
          there arose contentions among them, even so much that they did
          shed blood among themselves.
          
          Mosiah 7:26
           26 And a prophet of the Lord have they slain; yea, a chosen man
          of God, who told them of their wickedness and abominations, and
          prophesied of many things which are to come, yea, even the coming
          of Christ.
          
          Mosiah 7:27
           27 And because he said unto them that Christ was the God, the
          Father of all things, and said that he should take upon him the
          image of man, and it should be the image after which man was
          created in the beginning; or in other words, he said that man was
          created after the image of God, and that God should come down
          among the children of men, and take upon him flesh and blood, and
          go forth upon the face of the earth—
          
          Mosiah 7:28
           28 And now, because he said this, they did put him to death; and
          many more things did they do which brought down the wrath of God
          upon them. Therefore, who wondereth that they are in bondage,
          and that they are smitten with sore afflictions?
          
          Mosiah 7:29
           29 For behold, the Lord hath said: I will not succor my people
          in the day of their transgression; but I will hedge up their ways
          that they prosper not; and their doings shall be as a stumbling
          block before them.
          
          Mosiah 7:30
           30 And again, he saith: If my people shall sow filthiness they
          shall reap the chaff thereof in the whirlwind; and the effect
          thereof is poison.
          
          Mosiah 7:31
           31 And again he saith: If my people shall sow filthiness they
          shall reap the east wind, which bringeth immediate destruction.
          
          Mosiah 7:32
           32 And now, behold, the promise of the Lord is fulfilled, and ye
          are smitten and afflicted.
          
          Mosiah 7:33
           33 But if ye will turn to the Lord with full purpose of heart,
          and put your trust in him, and serve him with all diligence of
          mind, if ye do this, he will, according to his own will and
          pleasure, deliver you out of bondage.
          

Mosiah 8 Chapter 8

          Mosiah 8:1
           1 And it came to pass that after king Limhi had made an end of
          speaking to his people, for he spake many things unto them and
          only a few of them have I written in this book, he told his
          people all the things concerning their brethren who were in the
          land of Zarahemla.
          
          Mosiah 8:2
           2 And he caused that Ammon should stand up before the multitude,
          and rehearse unto them all that had happened unto their brethren
          from the time that Zeniff went up out of the land even until the
          time that he himself came up out of the land.
          
          Mosiah 8:3
           3 And he also rehearsed unto them the last words which king
          Benjamin had taught them, and explained them to the people of
          king Limhi, so that they might understand all the words which he
          spake.
          
          Mosiah 8:4
           4 And it came to pass that after he had done all this, that king
          Limhi dismissed the multitude, and caused that they should return
          every one unto his own house.
          
          Mosiah 8:5
           5 And it came to pass that he caused that the plates which
          contained the record of his people from the time that they left
          the land of Zarahemla, should be brought before Ammon, that he
          might read them.
          
          Mosiah 8:6
           6 Now, as soon as Ammon had read the record, the king inquired
          of him to know if he could interpret languages, and Ammon told
          him that he could not.
          
          Mosiah 8:7
           7 And the king said unto him: Being grieved for the afflictions
          of my people, I caused that forty and three of my people should
          take a journey into the wilderness, that thereby they might find
          the land of Zarahemla, that we might appeal unto our brethren to
          deliver us out of bondage.
          
          Mosiah 8:8
           8 And they were lost in the wilderness for the space of many
          days, yet they were diligent, and found not the land of Zarahemla
          but returned to this land, having traveled in a land among many
          waters, having discovered a land which was covered with bones of
          men, and of beasts, and was also covered with ruins of buildings
          of every kind, having discovered a land which had been peopled
          with a people who were as numerous as the hosts of Israel.
          
          Mosiah 8:9
           9 And for a testimony that the things that they had said are
          true they have brought twenty-four plates which are filled with
          engravings, and they are of pure gold.
          
          Mosiah 8:10
           10 And behold, also, they have brought breastplates, which are
          large, and they are of brass and of copper, and are perfectly
          sound.
          
          Mosiah 8:11
           11 And again, they have brought swords, the hilts thereof have
          perished, and the blades thereof were cankered with rust; and
          there is no one in the land that is able to interpret the
          language or the engravings that are on the plates. Therefore I
          said unto thee: Canst thou translate?
          
          Mosiah 8:12
           12 And I say unto thee again: Knowest thou of any one that can
          translate? For I am desirous that these records should be
          translated into our language; for, perhaps, they will give us a
          knowledge of a remnant of the people who have been destroyed,
          from whence these records came; or, perhaps, they will give us a
          knowledge of this very people who have been destroyed; and I am
          desirous to know the cause of their destruction.
          
          Mosiah 8:13
           13 Now Ammon said unto him: I can assuredly tell thee, O king,
          of a man that can translate the records; for he has wherewith
          that he can look, and translate all records that are of ancient
          date; and it is a gift from God. And the things are called
          interpreters, and no man can look in them except he be commanded,
          lest he should look for that he ought not and he should perish.
          And whosoever is commanded to look in them, the same is called
          seer.
          
          Mosiah 8:14
           14 And behold, the king of the people who are in the land of
          Zarahemla is the man that is commanded to do these things, and
          who has this high gift from God.
          
          Mosiah 8:15
           15 And the king said that a seer is greater than a prophet.
          
          Mosiah 8:16
           16 And Ammon said that a seer is a revelator and a prophet also;
          and a gift which is greater can no man have, except he should
          possess the power of God, which no man can; yet a man may have
          great power given him from God.
          
          Mosiah 8:17
           17 But a seer can know of things which are past, and also of
          things which are to come, and by them shall all things be
          revealed, or, rather, shall secret things be made manifest, and
          hidden things shall come to light, and things which are not known
          shall be made known by them, and also things shall be made known
          by them which otherwise could not be known.
          
          Mosiah 8:18
           18 Thus God has provided a means that man, through faith, might
          work mighty miracles; therefore he becometh a great benefit to
          his fellow beings.
          
          Mosiah 8:19
           19 And now, when Ammon had made an end of speaking these words
          the king rejoiced exceedingly, and gave thanks to God, saying:
          Doubtless a great mystery is contained within these plates, and
          these interpreters were doubtless prepared for the purpose of
          unfolding all such mysteries to the children of men.
          
          Mosiah 8:20
           20 O how marvelous are the works of the Lord, and how long doth
          he suffer with his people; yea, and how blind and impenetrable
          are the understandings of the children of men; for they will not
          seek wisdom, neither do they desire that she should rule over
          them!
          
          Mosiah 8:21
           21 Yea, they are as a wild flock which fleeth from the shepherd,
          and scattereth, and are driven, and are devoured by the beasts of
          the forest.
          

Mosiah 9 Chapter 9

          Mosiah 9:1
           1 I, Zeniff, having been taught in all the language of the
          Nephites, and having had a knowledge of the land of Nephi, or of
          the land of our fathers' first inheritance, and having been sent
          as a spy among the Lamanites that I might spy out their forces,
          that our army might come upon them and destroy them—but when I
          saw that which was good among them I was desirous that they
          should not be destroyed.
          
          Mosiah 9:2
           2 Therefore, I contended with my brethren in the wilderness for
          I would that our ruler should make a treaty with them; but he
          being an austere and a bloodthirsty man commanded that I should
          be slain; but I was rescued by the shedding of much blood; for
          father fought against father, and brother against brother, until
          the greater number of our army was destroyed in the wilderness;
          and we returned, those of us that were spared, to the land of
          Zarahemla, to relate that tale to their wives and their children.
          
          Mosiah 9:3
           3 And yet, I being over-zealous to inherit the land of our
          fathers, collected as many as were desirous to go up to possess
          the land, and started again on our journey into the wilderness to
          go up to the land; but we were smitten with famine and sore
          afflictions; for we were slow to remember the Lord our God.
          
          Mosiah 9:4
           4 Nevertheless, after many days' wandering in the wilderness we
          pitched our tents in the place where our brethren were slain,
          which was near to the land of our fathers.
          
          Mosiah 9:5
           5 And it came to pass that I went again with four of my men into
          the city, in unto the king, that I might know of the disposition
          of the king, and that I might know if I might go in with my
          people and possess the land in peace.
          
          Mosiah 9:6
           6 And I went in unto the king, and he covenanted with me that I
          might possess the land of Lehi-Nephi, and the land of Shilom.
          
          Mosiah 9:7
           7 And he also commanded that his people should depart out of the
          land, and I and my people went into the land that we might
          possess it.
          
          Mosiah 9:8
           8 And we began to build buildings, and to repair the walls of
          the city, yea, even the walls of the city of Lehi-Nephi, and the
          city of Shilom.
          
          Mosiah 9:9
           9 And we began to till the ground, yea, even with all manner of
          seeds, with seeds of corn, and of wheat, and of barley, and with
          neas, and with sheum, and with seeds of all manner of fruits; and
          we did begin to multiply and prosper in the land.
          
          Mosiah 9:10
           10 Now it was the cunning and the craftiness of king Laman, to
          bring my people into bondage, that he yielded up the land that we
          might possess it.
          
          Mosiah 9:11
           11 Therefore it came to pass, that after we had dwelt in the
          land for the space of twelve years that king Laman began to grow
          uneasy, lest by any means my people should wax strong in the
          land, and that they could not overpower them and bring them into
          bondage.
          
          Mosiah 9:12
           12 Now they were a lazy and an idolatrous people; therefore they
          were desirous to bring us into bondage, that they might glut
          themselves with the labors of our hands; yea, that they might
          feast themselves upon the flocks of our fields.
          
          Mosiah 9:13
           13 Therefore it came to pass that king Laman began to stir up
          his people that they should contend with my people; therefore
          there began to be wars and contentions in the land.
          
          Mosiah 9:14
           14 For, in the thirteenth year of my reign in the land of Nephi,
          away on the south of the land of Shilom, when my people were
          watering and feeding their flocks, and tilling their lands, a
          numerous host of Lamanites came upon them and began to slay them,
          and to take off their flocks, and the corn of their fields.
          
          Mosiah 9:15
           15 Yea, and it came to pass that they fled, all that were not
          overtaken, even into the city of Nephi, and did call upon me for
          protection.
          
          Mosiah 9:16
           16 And it came to pass that I did arm them with bows, and with
          arrows, with swords, and with cimeters, and with clubs, and with
          slings, and with all manner of weapons which we could invent, and
          I and my people did go forth against the Lamanites to battle.
          
          Mosiah 9:17
           17 Yea, in the strength of the Lord did we go forth to battle
          against the Lamanites; for I and my people did cry mightily to
          the Lord that he would deliver us out of the hands of our
          enemies, for we were awakened to a remembrance of the deliverance
          of our fathers.
          
          Mosiah 9:18
           18 And God did hear our cries and did answer our prayers; and we
          did go forth in his might; yea, we did go forth against the
          Lamanites, and in one day and a night we did slay three thousand
          and forty-three; we did slay them even until we had driven them
          out of our land.
          
          Mosiah 9:19
           19 And I, myself, with mine own hands, did help to bury their
          dead. And behold, to our great sorrow and lamentation, two
          hundred and seventy-nine of our brethren were slain.
          

Mosiah 10 Chapter 10

          Mosiah 10:1
           1 And it came to pass that we again began to establish the
          kingdom and we again began to possess the land in peace. And I
          caused that there should be weapons of war made of every kind,
          that thereby I might have weapons for my people against the time
          the Lamanites should come up again to war against my people.
          
          Mosiah 10:2
           2 And I set guards round about the land, that the Lamanites
          might not come upon us again unawares and destroy us; and thus I
          did guard my people and my flocks, and keep them from falling
          into the hands of our enemies.
          
          Mosiah 10:3
           3 And it came to pass that we did inherit the land of our
          fathers for many years, yea, for the space of twenty and two
          years.
          
          Mosiah 10:4
           4 And I did cause that the men should till the ground, and raise
          all manner of grain and all manner of fruit of every kind.
          
          Mosiah 10:5
           5 And I did cause that the women should spin, and toil, and
          work, and work all manner of fine linen, yea, and cloth of every
          kind, that we might clothe our nakedness; and thus we did prosper
          in the land—thus we did have continual peace in the land for the
          space of twenty and two years.
          
          Mosiah 10:6
           6 And it came to pass that king Laman died, and his son began to
          reign in his stead. And he began to stir his people up in
          rebellion against my people; therefore they began to prepare for
          war, and to come up to battle against my people.
          
          Mosiah 10:7
           7 But I had sent my spies out round about the land of Shemlon,
          that I might discover their preparations, that I might guard
          against them, that they might not come upon my people and destroy
          them.
          
          Mosiah 10:8
           8 And it came to pass that they came up upon the north of the
          land of Shilom, with their numerous hosts, men armed with bows,
          and with arrows, and with swords, and with cimeters, and with
          stones, and with slings; and they had their heads shaved that
          they were naked; and they were girded with a leathern girdle
          about their loins.
          
          Mosiah 10:9
           9 And it came to pass that I caused that the women and children
          of my people should be hid in the wilderness; and I also caused
          that all my old men that could bear arms, and also all my young
          men that were able to bear arms, should gather themselves
          together to go to battle against the Lamanites; and I did place
          them in their ranks, every man according to his age.
          
          Mosiah 10:10
           10 And it came to pass that we did go up to battle against the
          Lamanites; and I, even I, in my old age, did go up to battle
          against the Lamanites. And it came to pass that we did go up in
          the strength of the Lord to battle.
          
          Mosiah 10:11
           11 Now, the Lamanites knew nothing concerning the Lord, nor the
          strength of the Lord, therefore they depended upon their own
          strength. Yet they were a strong people, as to the strength of
          men.
          
          Mosiah 10:12
           12 They were a wild, and ferocious, and a blood-thirsty people,
          believing in the tradition of their fathers, which is
          this—Believing that they were driven out of the land of
          Jerusalem because of the iniquities of their fathers, and that
          they were wronged in the wilderness by their brethren, and they
          were also wronged while crossing the sea;
          
          Mosiah 10:13
           13 And again, that they were wronged while in the land of their
          first inheritance, after they had crossed the sea, and all this
          because that Nephi was more faithful in keeping the commandments
          of the Lord—therefore he was favored of the Lord, for the Lord
          heard his prayers and answered them, and he took the lead of
          their journey in the wilderness.
          
          Mosiah 10:14
           14 And his brethren were wroth with him because they understood
          not the dealings of the Lord; they were also wroth with him upon
          the waters because they hardened their hearts against the Lord.
          
          Mosiah 10:15
           15 And again, they were wroth with him when they had arrived in
          the promised land, because they said that he had taken the ruling
          of the people out of their hands; and they sought to kill him.
          
          Mosiah 10:16
           16 And again, they were wroth with him because he departed into
          the wilderness as the Lord had commanded him, and took the
          records which were engraven on the plates of brass, for they said
          that he robbed them.
          
          Mosiah 10:17
           17 And thus they have taught their children that they should
          hate them, and that they should murder them, and that they should
          rob and plunder them, and do all they could to destroy them;
          therefore they have an eternal hatred towards the children of
          Nephi.
          
          Mosiah 10:18
           18 For this very cause has king Laman, by his cunning, and lying
          craftiness, and his fair promises, deceived me, that I have
          brought this my people up into this land, that they may destroy
          them; yea, and we have suffered these many years in the land.
          
          Mosiah 10:19
           19 And now I, Zeniff, after having told all these things unto my
          people concerning the Lamanites, I did stimulate them to go to
          battle with their might, putting their trust in the Lord;
          therefore, we did contend with them, face to face.
          
          Mosiah 10:20
           20 And it came to pass that we did drive them again out of our
          land; and we slew them with a great slaughter, even so many that
          we did not number them.
          
          Mosiah 10:21
           21 And it came to pass that we returned again to our own land,
          and my people again began to tend their flocks, and to till their
          ground.
          
          Mosiah 10:22
           22 And now I, being old, did confer the kingdom upon one of my
          sons; therefore, I say no more. And may the Lord bless my
          people. Amen.
          

Mosiah 11 Chapter 11

          Mosiah 11:1
           1 And now it came to pass that Zeniff conferred the kingdom upon
          Noah, one of his sons; therefore Noah began to reign in his
          stead; and he did not walk in the ways of his father.
          
          Mosiah 11:2
           2 For behold, he did not keep the commandments of God, but he
          did walk after the desires of his own heart. And he had many
          wives and concubines. And he did cause his people to commit sin,
          and do that which was abominable in the sight of the Lord. Yea,
          and they did commit whoredoms and all manner of wickedness.
          
          Mosiah 11:3
           3 And he laid a tax of one fifth part of all they possessed, a
          fifth part of their gold and of their silver, and a fifth part of
          their ziff, and of their copper, and of their brass and their
          iron; and a fifth part of their fatlings; and also a fifth part
          of all their grain.
          
          Mosiah 11:4
           4 And all this did he take to support himself, and his wives and
          his concubines; and also his priests, and their wives and their
          concubines; thus he had changed the affairs of the kingdom.
          
          Mosiah 11:5
           5 For he put down all the priests that had been consecrated by
          his father, and consecrated new ones in their stead, such as were
          lifted up in the pride of their hearts.
          
          Mosiah 11:6
           6 Yea, and thus they were supported in their laziness, and in
          their idolatry, and in their whoredoms, by the taxes which king
          Noah had put upon his people; thus did the people labor
          exceedingly to support iniquity.
          
          Mosiah 11:7
           7 Yea, and they also became idolatrous, because they were
          deceived by the vain and flattering words of the king and
          priests; for they did speak flattering things unto them.
          
          Mosiah 11:8
           8 And it came to pass that king Noah built many elegant and
          spacious buildings; and he ornamented them with fine work of
          wood, and of all manner of precious things, of gold, and of
          silver, and of iron, and of brass, and of ziff, and of copper;
          
          Mosiah 11:9
           9 And he also built him a spacious palace, and a throne in the
          midst thereof, all of which was of fine wood and was ornamented
          with gold and silver and with precious things.
          
          Mosiah 11:10
           10 And he also caused that his workmen should work all manner of
          fine work within the walls of the temple, of fine wood, and of
          copper, and of brass.
          
          Mosiah 11:11
           11 And the seats which were set apart for the high priests,
          which were above all the other seats, he did ornament with pure
          gold; and he caused a breastwork to be built before them, that
          they might rest their bodies and their arms upon while they
          should speak lying and vain words to his people.
          
          Mosiah 11:12
           12 And it came to pass that he built a tower near the temple;
          yea, a very high tower, even so high that he could stand upon the
          top thereof and overlook the land of Shilom, and also the land of
          Shemlon, which was possessed by the Lamanites; and he could even
          look over all the land round about.
          
          Mosiah 11:13
           13 And it came to pass that he caused many buildings to be built
          in the land Shilom; and he caused a great tower to be built on
          the hill north of the land Shilom, which had been a resort for
          the children of Nephi at the time they fled out of the land; and
          thus he did do with the riches which he obtained by the taxation
          of his people.
          
          Mosiah 11:14
           14 And it came to pass that he placed his heart upon his riches,
          and he spent his time in riotous living with his wives and his
          concubines; and so did also his priests spend their time with
          harlots.
          
          Mosiah 11:15
           15 And it came to pass that he planted vineyards round about in
          the land; and he built wine-presses, and made wine in abundance;
          and therefore he became a wine-bibber, and also his people.
          
          Mosiah 11:16
           16 And it came to pass that the Lamanites began to come in upon
          his people, upon small numbers, and to slay them in their fields,
          and while they were tending their flocks.
          
          Mosiah 11:17
           17 And king Noah sent guards round about the land to keep them
          off; but he did not send a sufficient number, and the Lamanites
          came upon them and killed them, and drove many of their flocks
          out of the land; thus the Lamanites began to destroy them, and to
          exercise their hatred upon them.
          
          Mosiah 11:18
           18 And it came to pass that king Noah sent his armies against
          them, and they were driven back, or they drove them back for a
          time; therefore, they returned rejoicing in their spoil.
          
          Mosiah 11:19
           19 And now, because of this great victory they were lifted up in
          the pride of their hearts; they did boast in their own strength,
          saying that their fifty could stand against thousands of the
          Lamanites; and thus they did boast, and did delight in blood, and
          the shedding of the blood of their brethren, and this because of
          the wickedness of their king and priests.
          
          Mosiah 11:20
           20 And it came to pass that there was a man among them whose
          name was Abinadi; and he went forth among them, and began to
          prophesy, saying: Behold, thus saith the Lord, and thus hath he
          commanded me, saying, Go forth, and say unto this people, thus
          saith the Lord—Wo be unto this people, for I have seen their
          abominations, and their wickedness, and their whoredoms; and
          except they repent I will visit them in mine anger.
          
          Mosiah 11:21
           21 And except they repent and turn to the Lord their God,
          behold, I will deliver them into the hands of their enemies; yea,
          and they shall be brought into bondage; and they shall be
          afflicted by the hand of their enemies.
          
          Mosiah 11:22
           22 And it shall come to pass that they shall know that I am the
          Lord their God, and am a jealous God, visiting the iniquities of
          my people.
          
          Mosiah 11:23
           23 And it shall come to pass that except this people repent and
          turn unto the Lord their God, they shall be brought into bondage;
          and none shall deliver them, except it be the Lord the Almighty
          God.
          
          Mosiah 11:24
           24 Yea, and it shall come to pass that when they shall cry unto
          me I will be slow to hear their cries; yea, and I will suffer
          them that they be smitten by their enemies.
          
          Mosiah 11:25
           25 And except they repent in sackcloth and ashes, and cry
          mightily to the Lord their God, I will not hear their prayers,
          neither will I deliver them out of their afflictions; and thus
          saith the Lord, and thus hath he commanded me.
          
          Mosiah 11:26
           26 Now it came to pass that when Abinadi had spoken these words
          unto them they were wroth with him, and sought to take away his
          life; but the Lord delivered him out of their hands.
          
          Mosiah 11:27
           27 Now when king Noah had heard of the words which Abinadi had
          spoken unto the people, he was also wroth; and he said: Who is
          Abinadi, that I and my people should be judged of him, or who is
          the Lord, that shall bring upon my people such great affliction?
          
          Mosiah 11:28
           28 I command you to bring Abinadi hither, that I may slay him,
          for he has said these things that he might stir up my people to
          anger one with another, and to raise contentions among my people;
          therefore I will slay him.
          
          Mosiah 11:29
           29 Now the eyes of the people were blinded; therefore they
          hardened their hearts against the words of Abinadi, and they
          sought from that time forward to take him. And king Noah
          hardened his heart against the word of the Lord, and he did not
          repent of his evil doings.
          

Mosiah 12 Chapter 12

          Mosiah 12:1
           1 And it came to pass that after the space of two years that
          Abinadi came among them in disguise, that they knew him not, and
          began to prophesy among them, saying: Thus has the Lord commanded
          me, saying—Abinadi, go and prophesy unto this my people, for
          they have hardened their hearts against my words; they have
          repented not of their evil doings; therefore, I will visit them
          in my anger, yea, in my fierce anger will I visit them in their
          iniquities and abominations.
          
          Mosiah 12:2
           2 Yea, wo be unto this generation! And the Lord said unto me:
          Stretch forth thy hand and prophesy saying: Thus saith the Lord,
          it shall come to pass that this generation, because of their
          iniquities, shall be brought into bondage, and shall be smitten
          on the cheek; yea, and shall be driven by men, and shall be
          slain; and the vultures of the air, and the dogs, yea, and the
          wild beasts, shall devour their flesh.
          
          Mosiah 12:3
           3 And it shall come to pass that the life of king Noah shall be
          valued even as a garment in a hot furnace; for he shall know that
          I am the Lord.
          
          Mosiah 12:4
           4 And it shall come to pass that I will smite this my people
          with sore afflictions, yea, with famine and with pestilence; and
          I will cause that they shall howl all the day long.
          
          Mosiah 12:5
           5 Yea, and I will cause that they shall have burdens lashed upon
          their backs; and they shall be driven before like a dumb ass.
          
          Mosiah 12:6
           6 And it shall come to pass that I will send forth hail among
          them, and it shall smite them; and they shall also be smitten
          with the east wind; and insects shall pester their land also, and
          devour their grain.
          
          Mosiah 12:7
           7 And they shall be smitten with a great pestilence—and all
          this will I do because of their iniquities and abominations.
          
          Mosiah 12:8
           8 And it shall come to pass that except they repent I will
          utterly destroy them from off the face of the earth; yet they
          shall leave a record behind them, and I will preserve them for
          other nations which shall possess the land; yea, even this will I
          do that I may discover the abominations of this people to other
          nations. And many things did Abinadi prophesy against this
          people.
          
          Mosiah 12:9
           9 And it came to pass that they were angry with him; and they
          took him and carried him bound before the king, and said unto the
          king: Behold, we have brought a man before thee who has
          prophesied evil concerning thy people, and saith that God will
          destroy them.
          
          Mosiah 12:10
           10 And he also prophesieth evil concerning thy life, and saith
          that thy life shall be as a garment in a furnace of fire.
          
          Mosiah 12:11
           11 And again, he saith that thou shalt be as a stalk, even as a
          dry stalk of the field, which is run over by the beasts and
          trodden under foot.
          
          Mosiah 12:12
           12 And again, he saith thou shalt be as the blossoms of a
          thistle, which, when it is fully ripe, if the wind bloweth, it is
          driven forth upon the face of the land. And he pretendeth the
          Lord hath spoken it. And he saith all this shall come upon thee
          except thou repent, and this because of thine iniquities.
          
          Mosiah 12:13
           13 And now, O king, what great evil hast thou done, or what
          great sins have thy people committed, that we should be condemned
          of God or judged of this man?
          
          Mosiah 12:14
           14 And now, O king, behold, we are guiltless, and thou, O king,
          hast not sinned; therefore, this man has lied concerning you, and
          he has prophesied in vain.
          
          Mosiah 12:15
           15 And behold, we are strong, we shall not come into bondage, or
          be taken captive by our enemies; yea, and thou hast prospered in
          the land, and thou shalt also prosper.
          
          Mosiah 12:16
           16 Behold, here is the man, we deliver him into thy hands; thou
          mayest do with him as seemeth thee good.
          
          Mosiah 12:17
           17 And it came to pass that king Noah caused that Abinadi should
          be cast into prison; and he commanded that the priests should
          gather themselves together that he might hold a council with them
          what he should do with him.
          
          Mosiah 12:18
           18 And it came to pass that they said unto the king: Bring him
          hither that we may question him; and the king commanded that he
          should be brought before them.
          
          Mosiah 12:19
           19 And they began to question him, that they might cross him,
          that thereby they might have wherewith to accuse him; but he
          answered them boldly, and withstood all their questions, yea, to
          their astonishment; for he did withstand them in all their
          questions, and did confound them in all their words.
          
          Mosiah 12:20
           20 And it came to pass that one of them said unto him: What
          meaneth the words which are written, and which have been taught
          by our fathers, saying:
          
          Mosiah 12:21
           21 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that
          bringeth good tidings; that publisheth peace; that bringeth good
          tidings of good; that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion,
          Thy God reigneth;
          
          Mosiah 12:22
           22 Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together
          shall they sing; for they shall see eye to eye when the Lord
          shall bring again Zion;
          
          Mosiah 12:23
           23 Break forth into joy; sing together ye waste places of
          Jerusalem; for the Lord hath comforted his people, he hath
          redeemed Jerusalem;
          
          Mosiah 12:24
           24 The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the
          nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of
          our God?
          
          Mosiah 12:25
           25 And now Abinadi said unto them: Are you priests, and pretend
          to teach this people, and to understand the spirit of
          prophesying, and yet desire to know of me what these things mean?
          
          Mosiah 12:26
           26 I say unto you, wo be unto you for perverting the ways of the
          Lord! For if ye understand these things ye have not taught them;
          therefore, ye have perverted the ways of the Lord.
          
          Mosiah 12:27
           27 Ye have not applied your hearts to understanding; therefore,
          ye have not been wise. Therefore, what teach ye this people?
          
          Mosiah 12:28
           28 And they said: We teach the law of Moses.
          
          Mosiah 12:29
           29 And again he said unto them: If ye teach the law of Moses why
          do ye not keep it? Why do ye set your hearts upon riches? Why
          do ye commit whoredoms and spend your strength with harlots, yea,
          and cause this people to commit sin, that the Lord has cause to
          send me to prophesy against this people, yea, even a great evil
          against this people?
          
          Mosiah 12:30
           30 Know ye not that I speak the truth? Yea, ye know that I
          speak the truth; and you ought to tremble before God.
          
          Mosiah 12:31
           31 And it shall come to pass that ye shall be smitten for your
          iniquities, for ye have said that ye teach the law of Moses. And
          what know ye concerning the law of Moses? Doth salvation come by
          the law of Moses? What say ye?
          
          Mosiah 12:32
           32 And they answered and said that salvation did come by the law
          of Moses.
          
          Mosiah 12:33
           33 But now Abinadi said unto them: I know if ye keep the
          commandments of God ye shall be saved; yea, if ye keep the
          commandments which the Lord delivered unto Moses in the mount of
          Sinai, saying:
          
          Mosiah 12:34
           34 I am the Lord thy God, who hath brought thee out of the land
          of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
          
          Mosiah 12:35
           35 Thou shalt have no other God before me.
          
          Mosiah 12:36
           36 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any
          likeness of any thing in heaven above, or things which are in the
          earth beneath.
          
          Mosiah 12:37
           37 Now Abinadi said unto them, Have ye done all this? I say
          unto you, Nay, ye have not. And have ye taught this people that
          they should do all these things? I say unto you, Nay, ye have
          not.
          

Mosiah 13 Chapter 13

          Mosiah 13:1
           1 And now when the king had heard these words, he said unto his
          priests: Away with this fellow, and slay him; for what have we to
          do with him, for he is mad.
          
          Mosiah 13:2
           2 And they stood forth and attempted to lay their hands on him;
          but he withstood them, and said unto them:
          
          Mosiah 13:3
           3 Touch me not, for God shall smite you if ye lay your hands
          upon me, for I have not delivered the message which the Lord sent
          me to deliver; neither have I told you that which ye requested
          that I should tell; therefore, God will not suffer that I shall
          be destroyed at this time.
          
          Mosiah 13:4
           4 But I must fulfil the commandments wherewith God has commanded
          me; and because I have told you the truth ye are angry with me.
          And again, because I have spoken the word of God ye have judged
          me that I am mad.
          
          Mosiah 13:5
           5 Now it came to pass after Abinadi had spoken these words that
          the people of king Noah durst not lay their hands on him, for the
          Spirit of the Lord was upon him; and his face shone with
          exceeding luster, even as Moses' did while in the mount of Sinai,
          while speaking with the Lord.
          
          Mosiah 13:6
           6 And he spake with power and authority from God; and he
          continued his words, saying:
          
          Mosiah 13:7
           7 Ye see that ye have not power to slay me, therefore I finish
          my message. Yea, and I perceive that it cuts you to your hearts
          because I tell you the truth concerning your iniquities.
          
          Mosiah 13:8
           8 Yea, and my words fill you with wonder and amazement, and with
          anger.
          
          Mosiah 13:9
           9 But I finish my message; and then it matters not whither I go,
          if it so be that I am saved.
          
          Mosiah 13:10
           10 But this much I tell you, what you do with me, after this,
          shall be as a type and a shadow of things which are to come.
          
          Mosiah 13:11
           11 And now I read unto you the remainder of the commandments of
          God, for I perceive that they are not written in your hearts; I
          perceive that ye have studied and taught iniquity the most part
          of your lives.
          
          Mosiah 13:12
           12 And now, ye remember that I said unto you: Thou shall not
          make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of things which
          are in heaven above, or which are in the earth beneath, or which
          are in the water under the earth.
          
          Mosiah 13:13
           13 And again: Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor
          serve them; for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the
          iniquities of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and
          fourth generations of them that hate me;
          
          Mosiah 13:14
           14 And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and
          keep my commandments.
          
          Mosiah 13:15
           15 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for
          the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in
          vain.
          
          Mosiah 13:16
           16 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
          
          Mosiah 13:17
           17 Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work;
          
          Mosiah 13:18
           18 But the seventh day, the sabbath of the Lord thy God, thou
          shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy
          man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy
          stranger that is within thy gates;
          
          Mosiah 13:19
           19 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and the sea,
          and all that in them is; wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath
          day, and hallowed it.
          
          Mosiah 13:20
           20 Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long
          upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
          
          Mosiah 13:21
           21 Thou shalt not kill.
          
          Mosiah 13:22
           22 Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt not steal.
          
          Mosiah 13:23
           23 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
          
          Mosiah 13:24
           24 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not
          covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his
          maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy
          neighbor's.
          
          Mosiah 13:25
           25 And it came to pass that after Abinadi had made an end of
          these sayings that he said unto them: Have ye taught this people
          that they should observe to do all these things for to keep these
          commandments?
          
          Mosiah 13:26
           26 I say unto you, Nay; for if ye had, the Lord would not have
          caused me to come forth and to prophesy evil concerning this
          people.
          
          Mosiah 13:27
           27 And now ye have said that salvation cometh by the law of
          Moses. I say unto you that it is expedient that ye should keep
          the law of Moses as yet; but I say unto you, that the time shall
          come when it shall no more be expedient to keep the law of Moses.
          
          Mosiah 13:28
           28 And moreover, I say unto you, that salvation doth not come by
          the law alone; and were it not for the atonement, which God
          himself shall make for the sins and iniquities of his people,
          that they must unavoidably perish, notwithstanding the law of
          Moses.
          
          Mosiah 13:29
           29 And now I say unto you that it was expedient that there
          should be a law given to the children of Israel, yea, even a very
          strict law; for they were a stiffnecked people, quick to do
          iniquity, and slow to remember the Lord their God;
          
          Mosiah 13:30
           30 Therefore there was a law given them, yea, a law of
          performances and of ordinances, a law which they were to observe
          strictly from day to day, to keep them in remembrance of God and
          their duty towards him.
          
          Mosiah 13:31
           31 But behold, I say unto you, that all these things were types
          of things to come.
          
          Mosiah 13:32
           32 And now, did they understand the law? I say unto you, Nay,
          they did not all understand the law; and this because of the
          hardness of their hearts; for they understood not that there
          could not any man be saved except it were through the redemption
          of God.
          
          Mosiah 13:33
           33 For behold, did not Moses prophesy unto them concerning the
          coming of the Messiah, and that God should redeem his people?
          Yea, and even all the prophets who have prophesied ever since the
          world began—have they not spoken more or less concerning these
          things?
          
          Mosiah 13:34
           34 Have they not said that God himself should come down among
          the children of men, and take upon him the form of man, and go
          forth in mighty power upon the face of the earth?
          
          Mosiah 13:35
           35 Yea, and have they not said also that he should bring to pass
          the resurrection of the dead, and that he, himself, should be
          oppressed and afflicted?
          

Mosiah 14 Chapter 14

          Mosiah 14:1
           1 Yea, even doth not Isaiah say: Who hath believed our report,
          and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?
          
          Mosiah 14:2
           2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a
          root out of dry ground; he hath no form nor comeliness; and when
          we shall see him there is no beauty that we should desire him.
          
          Mosiah 14:3
           3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and
          acquainted with grief; and we hid as it were our faces from him;
          he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
          
          Mosiah 14:4
           4 Surely he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet
          we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
          
          Mosiah 14:5
           5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for
          our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and
          with his stripes we are healed.
          
          Mosiah 14:6
           6 All we, like sheep, have gone astray; we have turned every one
          to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquities of
          us all.
          
          Mosiah 14:7
           7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his
          mouth; he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep
          before her shearers is dumb so he opened not his mouth.
          
          Mosiah 14:8
           8 He was taken from prison and from judgment; and who shall
          declare his generation? For he was cut off out of the land of
          the living; for the transgressions of my people was he stricken.
          
          Mosiah 14:9
           9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in
          his death; because he had done no evil, neither was any deceit in
          his mouth.
          
          Mosiah 14:10
           10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to
          grief; when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin he shall
          see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the
          Lord shall prosper in his hand.
          
          Mosiah 14:11
           11 He shall see the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied;
          by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he
          shall bear their iniquities.
          
          Mosiah 14:12
           12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he
          shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured
          out his soul unto death; and he was numbered with the
          transgressors; and he bore the sins of many, and made
          intercession for the transgressors.
          

Mosiah 15 Chapter 15

          Mosiah 15:1
           1 And now Abinadi said unto them: I would that ye should
          understand that God himself shall come down among the children of
          men, and shall redeem his people.
          
          Mosiah 15:2
           2 And because he dwelleth in flesh he shall be called the Son of
          God, and having subjected the flesh to the will of the Father,
          being the Father and the Son—
          
          Mosiah 15:3
           3 The Father, because he was conceived by the power of God; and
          the Son, because of the flesh; thus becoming the Father and Son—
          
          Mosiah 15:4
           4 And they are one God, yea, the very Eternal Father of heaven
          and of earth.
          
          Mosiah 15:5
           5 And thus the flesh becoming subject to the Spirit, or the Son
          to the Father, being one God, suffereth temptation, and yieldeth
          not to the temptation, but suffereth himself to be mocked, and
          scourged, and cast out, and disowned by his people.
          
          Mosiah 15:6
           6 And after all this, after working many mighty miracles among
          the children of men, he shall be led, yea, even as Isaiah said,
          as a sheep before the shearer is dumb, so he opened not his
          mouth.
          
          Mosiah 15:7
           7 Yea, even so he shall be led, crucified, and slain, the flesh
          becoming subject even unto death, the will of the Son being
          swallowed up in the will of the Father.
          
          Mosiah 15:8
           8 And thus God breaketh the bands of death, having gained the
          victory over death; giving the Son power to make intercession for
          the children of men—
          
          Mosiah 15:9
           9 Having ascended into heaven, having the bowels of mercy; being
          filled with compassion towards the children of men; standing
          betwixt them and justice; having broken the bands of death, taken
          upon himself their iniquity and their transgressions, having
          redeemed them, and satisfied the demands of justice.
          
          Mosiah 15:10
           10 And now I say unto you, who shall declare his generation?
          Behold, I say unto you, that when his soul has been made an
          offering for sin he shall see his seed. And now what say ye?
          And who shall be his seed?
          
          Mosiah 15:11
           11 Behold I say unto you, that whosoever has heard the words of
          the prophets, yea, all the holy prophets who have prophesied
          concerning the coming of the Lord—I say unto you, that all those
          who have hearkened unto their words, and believed that the Lord
          would redeem his people, and have looked forward to that day for
          a remission of their sins, I say unto you, that these are his
          seed, or they are heirs of the kingdom of God.
          
          Mosiah 15:12
           12 For these are they whose sins he has borne; these are they
          for whom he has died, to redeem them from their transgressions.
          And now, are they not his seed?
          
          Mosiah 15:13
           13 Yea, and are not the prophets, every one that has opened his
          mouth to prophesy, that has not fallen into transgression, I mean
          all the holy prophets ever since the world began? I say unto you
          that they are his seed.
          
          Mosiah 15:14
           14 And these are they who have published peace, who have brought
          good tidings of good, who have published salvation; and said unto
          Zion: Thy God reigneth!
          
          Mosiah 15:15
           15 And O how beautiful upon the mountains were their feet!
          
          Mosiah 15:16
           16 And again, how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of
          those that are still publishing peace!
          
          Mosiah 15:17
           17 And again, how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of
          those who shall hereafter publish peace, yea, from this time
          henceforth and forever!
          
          Mosiah 15:18
           18 And behold, I say unto you, this is not all. For O how
          beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth
          good tidings, that is the founder of peace, yea, even the Lord,
          who has redeemed his people; yea, him who has granted salvation
          unto his people;
          
          Mosiah 15:19
           19 For were it not for the redemption which he hath made for his
          people, which was prepared from the foundation of the world, I
          say unto you, were it not for this, all mankind must have
          perished.
          
          Mosiah 15:20
           20 But behold, the bands of death shall be broken, and the Son
          reigneth, and hath power over the dead; therefore, he bringeth to
          pass the resurrection of the dead.
          
          Mosiah 15:21
           21 And there cometh a resurrection, even a first resurrection;
          yea, even a resurrection of those that have been, and who are,
          and who shall be, even until the resurrection of Christ—for so
          shall he be called.
          
          Mosiah 15:22
           22 And now, the resurrection of all the prophets, and all those
          that have believed in their words, or all those that have kept
          the commandments of God, shall come forth in the first
          resurrection; therefore, they are the first resurrection.
          
          Mosiah 15:23
           23 They are raised to dwell with God who has redeemed them; thus
          they have eternal life through Christ, who has broken the bands
          of death.
          
          Mosiah 15:24
           24 And these are those who have part in the first resurrection;
          and these are they that have died before Christ came, in their
          ignorance, not having salvation declared unto them. And thus the
          Lord bringeth about the restoration of these; and they have a
          part in the first resurrection, or have eternal life, being
          redeemed by the Lord.
          
          Mosiah 15:25
           25 And little children also have eternal life.
          
          Mosiah 15:26
           26 But behold, and fear, and tremble before God, for ye ought to
          tremble; for the Lord redeemeth none such that rebel against him
          and die in their sins; yea, even all those that have perished in
          their sins ever since the world began, that have wilfully
          rebelled against God, that have known the commandments of God,
          and would not keep them; these are they that have no part in the
          first resurrection.
          
          Mosiah 15:27
           27 Therefore ought ye not to tremble? For salvation cometh to
          none such; for the Lord hath redeemed none such; yea, neither can
          the Lord redeem such; for he cannot deny himself; for he cannot
          deny justice when it has its claim.
          
          Mosiah 15:28
           28 And now I say unto you that the time shall come that the
          salvation of the Lord shall be declared to every nation, kindred,
          tongue, and people.
          
          Mosiah 15:29
           29 Yea, Lord, thy watchmen shall lift up their voice; with the
          voice together shall they sing; for they shall see eye to eye,
          when the Lord shall bring again Zion.
          
          Mosiah 15:30
           30 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of
          Jerusalem; for the Lord hath comforted his people, he hath
          redeemed Jerusalem.
          
          Mosiah 15:31
           31 The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the
          nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of
          our God.
          

Mosiah 16 Chapter 16

          Mosiah 16:1
           1 And now, it came to pass that after Abinadi had spoken these
          words he stretched forth his hand and said: The time shall come
          when all shall see the salvation of the Lord; when every nation,
          kindred, tongue, and people shall see eye to eye and shall
          confess before God that his judgments are just.
          
          Mosiah 16:2
           2 And then shall the wicked be cast out, and they shall have
          cause to howl, and weep, and wail, and gnash their teeth; and
          this because they would not hearken unto the voice of the Lord;
          therefore the Lord redeemeth them not.
          
          Mosiah 16:3
           3 For they are carnal and devilish, and the devil has power over
          them; yea, even that old serpent that did beguile our first
          parents, which was the cause of their fall; which was the cause
          of all mankind becoming carnal, sensual, devilish, knowing evil
          from good, subjecting themselves to the devil.
          
          Mosiah 16:4
           4 Thus all mankind were lost; and behold, they would have been
          endlessly lost were it not that God redeemed his people from
          their lost and fallen state.
          
          Mosiah 16:5
           5 But remember that he that persists in his own carnal nature,
          and goes on in the ways of sin and rebellion against God,
          remaineth in his fallen state and the devil hath all power over
          him. Therefore, he is as though there was no redemption made,
          being an enemy to God; and also is the devil an enemy to God.
          
          Mosiah 16:6
           6 And now if Christ had not come into the world, speaking of
          things to come as though they had already come, there could have
          been no redemption.
          
          Mosiah 16:7
           7 And if Christ had not risen from the dead, or have broken the
          bands of death that the grave should have no victory, and that
          death should have no sting, there could have been no
          resurrection.
          
          Mosiah 16:8
           8 But there is a resurrection, therefore the grave hath no
          victory, and the sting of death is swallowed up in Christ.
          
          Mosiah 16:9
           9 He is the light and the life of the world; yea, a light that
          is endless, that can never be darkened; yea, and also a life
          which is endless, that there can be no more death.
          
          Mosiah 16:10
           10 Even this mortal shall put on immortality, and this
          corruption shall put on incorruption, and shall be brought to
          stand before the bar of God, to be judged of him according to
          their works whether they be good or whether they be evil—
          
          Mosiah 16:11
           11 If they be good, to the resurrection of endless life and
          happiness; and if they be evil, to the resurrection of endless
          damnation, being delivered up to the devil, who hath subjected
          them, which is damnation—
          
          Mosiah 16:12
           12 Having gone according to their own carnal wills and desires;
          having never called upon the Lord while the arms of mercy were
          extended towards them; for the arms of mercy were extended
          towards them, and they would not; they being warned of their
          iniquities and yet they would not depart from them; and they were
          commanded to repent and yet they would not repent.
          
          Mosiah 16:13
           13 And now, ought ye not to tremble and repent of your sins, and
          remember that only in and through Christ ye can be saved?
          
          Mosiah 16:14
           14 Therefore, if ye teach the law of Moses, also teach that it
          is a shadow of those things which are to come—
          
          Mosiah 16:15
           15 Teach them that redemption cometh through Christ the Lord,
          who is the very Eternal Father. Amen.
          

Mosiah 17 Chapter 17

          Mosiah 17:1
           1 And now it came to pass that when Abinadi had finished these
          sayings, that the king commanded that the priests should take him
          and cause that he should be put to death.
          
          Mosiah 17:2
           2 But there was one among them whose name was Alma, he also
          being a descendant of Nephi. And he was a young man, and he
          believed the words which Abinadi had spoken, for he knew
          concerning the iniquity which Abinadi has testified against them;
          therefore he began to plead with the king that he would not be
          angry with Abinadi, but suffer that he might depart in peace.
          
          Mosiah 17:3
           3 But the king was more wroth, and caused that Alma should be
          cast out from among them, and sent his servants after him that
          they might slay him.
          
          Mosiah 17:4
           4 But he fled from before them and hid himself that they found
          him not. And he being concealed for many days did write all the
          words which Abinadi had spoken.
          
          Mosiah 17:5
           5 And it came to pass that the king caused that his guards
          should surround Abinadi and take him; and they bound him and cast
          him into prison.
          
          Mosiah 17:6
           6 And after three days, having counseled with his priests, he
          caused that he should again be brought before him.
          
          Mosiah 17:7
           7 And he said unto him: Abinadi, we have found an accusation
          against thee, and thou art worthy of death.
          
          Mosiah 17:8
           8 For thou hast said that God himself should come down among the
          children of men; and now, for this cause thou shalt be put to
          death unless thou wilt recall all the words which thou hast
          spoken evil concerning me and my people.
          
          Mosiah 17:9
           9 Now Abinadi said unto him: I say unto you, I will not recall
          the words which I have spoken unto you concerning this people,
          for they are true; and that ye may know of their surety I have
          suffered myself that I have fallen into your hands.
          
          Mosiah 17:10
           10 Yea, and I will suffer even until death, and I will not
          recall my words, and they shall stand as a testimony against you.
          And if ye slay me ye will shed innocent blood, and this shall
          also stand as a testimony against you at the last day.
          
          Mosiah 17:11
           11 And now king Noah was about to release him, for he feared his
          word; for he feared that the judgments of God would come upon
          him.
          
          Mosiah 17:12
           12 But the priests lifted up their voices against him, and began
          to accuse him, saying: He has reviled the king. Therefore the
          king was stirred up in anger against him, and he delivered him up
          that he might be slain.
          
          Mosiah 17:13
           13 And it came to pass that they took him and bound him, and
          scourged his skin with faggots, yea, even unto death.
          
          Mosiah 17:14
           14 And now when the flames began to scorch him, he cried unto
          them, saying:
          
          Mosiah 17:15
           15 Behold, even as ye have done unto me, so shall it come to
          pass that thy seed shall cause that many shall suffer the pains
          that I do suffer, even the pains of death by fire; and this
          because they believe in the salvation of the Lord their God.
          
          Mosiah 17:16
           16 And it will come to pass that ye shall be afflicted with all
          manner of diseases because of your iniquities.
          
          Mosiah 17:17
           17 Yea, and ye shall be smitten on every hand, and shall be
          driven and scattered to and fro, even as a wild flock is driven
          by wild and ferocious beasts.
          
          Mosiah 17:18
           18 And in that day ye shall be hunted, and ye shall be taken by
          the hand of your enemies, and then ye shall suffer, as I suffer,
          the pains of death by fire.
          
          Mosiah 17:19
           19 Thus God executeth vengeance upon those that destroy his
          people. O God, receive my soul.
          
          Mosiah 17:20
           20 And now, when Abinadi had said these words, he fell, having
          suffered death by fire; yea, having been put to death because he
          would not deny the commandments of God, having sealed the truth
          of his words by his death.
          

Mosiah 18 Chapter 18

          Mosiah 18:1
           1 And now, it came to pass that Alma, who had fled from the
          servants of king Noah, repented of his sins and iniquities, and
          went about privately among the people, and began to teach the
          words of Abinadi—
          
          Mosiah 18:2
           2 Yea, concerning that which was to come, and also concerning
          the resurrection of the dead, and the redemption of the people,
          which was to be brought to pass through the power, and
          sufferings, and death of Christ, and his resurrection and
          ascension into heaven.
          
          Mosiah 18:3
           3 And as many as would hear his word he did teach. And he
          taught them privately, that it might not come to the knowledge of
          the king. And many did believe his words.
          
          Mosiah 18:4
           4 And it came to pass that as many as did believe him did go
          forth to a place which was called Mormon, having received its
          name from the king, being in the borders of the land having been
          infested, by times or at seasons, by wild beasts.
          
          Mosiah 18:5
           5 Now, there was in Mormon a fountain of pure water, and Alma
          resorted thither, there being near the water a thicket of small
          trees, where he did hide himself in the daytime from the searches
          of the king.
          
          Mosiah 18:6
           6 And it came to pass that as many as believed him went thither
          to hear his words.
          
          Mosiah 18:7
           7 And it came to pass after many days there were a goodly number
          gathered together at the place of Mormon, to hear the words of
          Alma. Yea, all were gathered together that believed on his word,
          to hear him. And he did teach them, and did preach unto them
          repentance, and redemption, and faith on the Lord.
          
          Mosiah 18:8
           8 And it came to pass that he said unto them: Behold, here are
          the waters of Mormon (for thus were they called) and now, as ye
          are desirous to come into the fold of God, and to be called his
          people, and are willing to bear one another's burdens, that they
          may be light;
          
          Mosiah 18:9
           9 Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and
          comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as
          witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all
          places that ye may be in, even until death, that ye may be
          redeemed of God, and be numbered with those of the first
          resurrection, that ye may have eternal life—
          
          Mosiah 18:10
           10 Now I say unto you, if this be the desire of your hearts,
          what have you against being baptized in the name of the Lord, as
          a witness before him that ye have entered into a covenant with
          him, that ye will serve him and keep his commandments, that he
          may pour out his Spirit more abundantly upon you?
          
          Mosiah 18:11
           11 And now when the people had heard these words, they clapped
          their hands for joy, and exclaimed: This is the desire of our
          hearts.
          
          Mosiah 18:12
           12 And now it came to pass that Alma took Helam, he being one of
          the first, and went and stood forth in the water, and cried,
          saying: O Lord, pour out thy Spirit upon thy servant, that he may
          do this work with holiness of heart.
          
          Mosiah 18:13
           13 And when he had said these words, the Spirit of the Lord was
          upon him, and he said: Helam, I baptize thee, having authority
          from the Almighty God, as a testimony that ye have entered into a
          covenant to serve him until you are dead as to the mortal body;
          and may the Spirit of the Lord be poured out upon you; and may he
          grant unto you eternal life, through the redemption of Christ,
          whom he has prepared from the foundation of the world.
          
          Mosiah 18:14
           14 And after Alma had said these words, both Alma and Helam were
          buried in the water; and they arose and came forth out of the
          water rejoicing, being filled with the Spirit.
          
          Mosiah 18:15
           15 And again, Alma took another, and went forth a second time
          into the water, and baptized him according to the first, only he
          did not bury himself again in the water.
          
          Mosiah 18:16
           16 And after this manner he did baptize every one that went
          forth to the place of Mormon; and they were in number about two
          hundred and four souls; yea, and they were baptized in the waters
          of Mormon, and were filled with the grace of God.
          
          Mosiah 18:17
           17 And they were called the church of God, or the church of
          Christ, from that time forward. And it came to pass that
          whosoever was baptized by the power and authority of God was
          added to his church.
          
          Mosiah 18:18
           18 And it came to pass that Alma, having authority from God,
          ordained priests; even one priest to every fifty of their number
          did he ordain to preach unto them, and to teach them concerning
          the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.
          
          Mosiah 18:19
           19 And he commanded them that they should teach nothing save it
          were the things which he had taught, and which had been spoken by
          the mouth of the holy prophets.
          
          Mosiah 18:20
           20 Yea, even he commanded them that they should preach nothing
          save it were repentance and faith on the Lord, who had redeemed
          his people.
          
          Mosiah 18:21
           21 And he commanded them that there should be no contention one
          with another, but that they should look forward with one eye,
          having one faith and one baptism, having their hearts knit
          together in unity and in love one towards another.
          
          Mosiah 18:22
           22 And thus he commanded them to preach. And thus they became
          the children of God.
          
          Mosiah 18:23
           23 And he commanded them that they should observe the sabbath
          day, and keep it holy, and also every day they should give thanks
          to the Lord their God.
          
          Mosiah 18:24
           24 And he also commanded them that the priests whom he had
          ordained should labor with their own hands for their support.
          
          Mosiah 18:25
           25 And there was one day in every week that was set apart that
          they should gather themselves together to teach the people, and
          to worship the Lord their God, and also, as often as it was in
          their power, to assemble themselves together.
          
          Mosiah 18:26
           26 And the priests were not to depend upon the people for their
          support; but for their labor they were to receive the grace of
          God, that they might wax strong in the Spirit, having the
          knowledge of God, that they might teach with power and authority
          from God.
          
          Mosiah 18:27
           27 And again Alma commanded that the people of the church should
          impart of their substance, every one according to that which he
          had; if he have more abundantly he should impart more abundantly;
          and of him that had but little, but little should be required;
          and to him that had not should be given.
          
          Mosiah 18:28
           28 And thus they should impart of their substance of their own
          free will and good desires towards God, and to those priests that
          stood in need, yea, and to every needy, naked soul.
          
          Mosiah 18:29
           29 And this he said unto them, having been commanded of God; and
          they did walk uprightly before God, imparting to one another both
          temporally and spiritually according to their needs and their
          wants.
          
          Mosiah 18:30
           30 And now it came to pass that all this was done in Mormon,
          yea, by the waters of Mormon, in the forest that was near the
          waters of Mormon; yea, the place of Mormon, the waters of Mormon,
          the forest of Mormon, how beautiful are they to the eyes of them
          who there came to the knowledge of their Redeemer; yea, and how
          blessed are they, for they shall sing to his praise forever.
          
          Mosiah 18:31
           31 And these things were done in the borders of the land, that
          they might not come to the knowledge of the king.
          
          Mosiah 18:32
           32 But behold, it came to pass that the king, having discovered
          a movement among the people, sent his servants to watch them.
          Therefore on the day that they were assembling themselves
          together to hear the word of the Lord they were discovered unto
          the king.
          
          Mosiah 18:33
           33 And now the king said that Alma was stirring up the people to
          rebellion against him; therefore he sent his army to destroy
          them.
          
          Mosiah 18:34
           34 And it came to pass that Alma and the people of the Lord were
          apprised of the coming of the king's army; therefore they took
          their tents and their families and departed into the wilderness.
          
          Mosiah 18:35
           35 And they were in number about four hundred and fifty souls.
          

Mosiah 19 Chapter 19

          Mosiah 19:1
           1 And it came to pass that the army of the king returned, having
          searched in vain for the people of the Lord.
          
          Mosiah 19:2
           2 And now behold, the forces of the king were small, having been
          reduced, and there began to be a division among the remainder of
          the people.
          
          Mosiah 19:3
           3 And the lesser part began to breathe out threatenings against
          the king, and there began to be a great contention among them.
          
          Mosiah 19:4
           4 And now there was a man among them whose name was Gideon, and
          he being a strong man and an enemy to the king, therefore he drew
          his sword, and swore in his wrath that he would slay the king.
          
          Mosiah 19:5
           5 And it came to pass that he fought with the king; and when the
          king saw that he was about to overpower him, he fled and ran and
          got upon the tower which was near the temple.
          
          Mosiah 19:6
           6 And Gideon pursued after him and was about to get upon the
          tower to slay the king, and the king cast his eyes round about
          towards the land of Shemlon, and behold, the army of the
          Lamanites were within the borders of the land.
          
          Mosiah 19:7
           7 And now the king cried out in the anguish of his soul, saying:
          Gideon, spare me, for the Lamanites are upon us, and they will
          destroy us; yea, they will destroy my people.
          
          Mosiah 19:8
           8 And now the king was not so much concerned about his people as
          he was about his own life; nevertheless, Gideon did spare his
          life.
          
          Mosiah 19:9
           9 And the king commanded the people that they should flee before
          the Lamanites, and he himself did go before them, and they did
          flee into the wilderness, with their women and their children.
          
          Mosiah 19:10
           10 And it came to pass that the Lamanites did pursue them, and
          did overtake them, and began to slay them.
          
          Mosiah 19:11
           11 Now it came to pass that the king commanded them that all the
          men should leave their wives and their children, and flee before
          the Lamanites.
          
          Mosiah 19:12
           12 Now there were many that would not leave them, but had rather
          stay and perish with them. And the rest left their wives and
          their children and fled.
          
          Mosiah 19:13
           13 And it came to pass that those who tarried with their wives
          and their children caused that their fair daughters should stand
          forth and plead with the Lamanites that they would not slay them.
          
          Mosiah 19:14
           14 And it came to pass that the Lamanites had compassion on
          them, for they were charmed with the beauty of their women.
          
          Mosiah 19:15
           15 Therefore the Lamanites did spare their lives, and took them
          captives and carried them back to the land of Nephi, and granted
          unto them that they might possess the land, under the conditions
          that they would deliver up king Noah into the hands of the
          Lamanites, and deliver up their property, even one half of all
          they possessed, one half of their gold, and their silver, and all
          their precious things, and thus they should pay tribute to the
          king of the Lamanites from year to year.
          
          Mosiah 19:16
           16 And now there was one of the sons of the king among those
          that were taken captive, whose name was Limhi.
          
          Mosiah 19:17
           17 And now Limhi was desirous that his father should not be
          destroyed; nevertheless, Limhi was not ignorant of the iniquities
          of his father, he himself being a just man.
          
          Mosiah 19:18
           18 And it came to pass that Gideon sent men into the wilderness
          secretly, to search for the king and those that were with him.
          And it came to pass that they met the people in the wilderness,
          all save the king and his priests.
          
          Mosiah 19:19
           19 Now they had sworn in their hearts that they would return to
          the land of Nephi, and if their wives and their children were
          slain, and also those that had tarried with them, that they would
          seek revenge, and also perish with them.
          
          Mosiah 19:20
           20 And the king commanded them that they should not return; and
          they were angry with the king, and caused that he should suffer,
          even unto death by fire.
          
          Mosiah 19:21
           21 And they were about to take the priests also and put them to
          death, and they fled before them.
          
          Mosiah 19:22
           22 And it came to pass that they were about to return to the
          land of Nephi, and they met the men of Gideon. And the men of
          Gideon told them of all that had happened to their wives and
          their children; and that the Lamanites had granted unto them that
          they might possess the land by paying a tribute to the Lamanites
          of one half of all they possessed.
          
          Mosiah 19:23
           23 And the people told the men of Gideon that they had slain the
          king, and his priests had fled from them farther into the
          wilderness.
          
          Mosiah 19:24
           24 And it came to pass that after they had ended the ceremony,
          that they returned to the land of Nephi, rejoicing, because their
          wives and their children were not slain; and they told Gideon
          what they had done to the king.
          
          Mosiah 19:25
           25 And it came to pass that the king of the Lamanites made an
          oath unto them, that his people should not slay them.
          
          Mosiah 19:26
           26 And also Limhi, being the son of the king, having the kingdom
          conferred upon him by the people, made oath unto the king of the
          Lamanites that his people should pay tribute unto him, even one
          half of all they possessed.
          
          Mosiah 19:27
           27 And it came to pass that Limhi began to establish the kingdom
          and to establish peace among his people.
          
          Mosiah 19:28
           28 And the king of the Lamanites set guards round about the
          land, that he might keep the people of Limhi in the land, that
          they might not depart into the wilderness; and he did support his
          guards out of the tribute which he did receive from the Nephites.
          
          Mosiah 19:29
           29 And now king Limhi did have continual peace in his kingdom
          for the space of two years, that the Lamanites did not molest
          them nor seek to destroy them.
          

Mosiah 20 Chapter 20

          Mosiah 20:1
           1 Now there was a place in Shemlon where the daughters of the
          Lamanites did gather themselves together to sing, and to dance,
          and to make themselves merry.
          
          Mosiah 20:2
           2 And it came to pass that there was one day a small number of
          them gathered together to sing and to dance.
          
          Mosiah 20:3
           3 And now the priests of king Noah, being ashamed to return to
          the city of Nephi, yea, and also fearing that the people would
          slay them, therefore they durst not return to their wives and
          their children.
          
          Mosiah 20:4
           4 And having tarried in the wilderness, and having discovered
          the daughters of the Lamanites, they laid and watched them;
          
          Mosiah 20:5
           5 And when there were but few of them gathered together to
          dance, they came forth out of their secret places and took them
          and carried them into the wilderness; yea, twenty and four of the
          daughters of the Lamanites they carried into the wilderness.
          
          Mosiah 20:6
           6 And it came to pass that when the Lamanites found that their
          daughters had been missing, they were angry with the people of
          Limhi, for they thought it was the people of Limhi.
          
          Mosiah 20:7
           7 Therefore they sent their armies forth; yea, even the king
          himself went before his people; and they went up to the land of
          Nephi to destroy the people of Limhi.
          
          Mosiah 20:8
           8 And now Limhi had discovered them from the tower, even all
          their preparations for war did he discover; therefore he gathered
          his people together, and laid wait for them in the fields and in
          the forests.
          
          Mosiah 20:9
           9 And it came to pass that when the Lamanites had come up, that
          the people of Limhi began to fall upon them from their waiting
          places, and began to slay them.
          
          Mosiah 20:10
           10 And it came to pass that the battle became exceedingly sore,
          for they fought like lions for their prey.
          
          Mosiah 20:11
           11 And it came to pass that the people of Limhi began to drive
          the Lamanites before them; yet they were not half so numerous as
          the Lamanites. But they fought for their lives, and for their
          wives, and for their children; therefore they exerted themselves
          and like dragons did they fight.
          
          Mosiah 20:12
           12 And it came to pass that they found the king of the Lamanites
          among the number of their dead; yet he was not dead, having been
          wounded and left upon the ground, so speedy was the flight of his
          people.
          
          Mosiah 20:13
           13 And they took him and bound up his wounds, and brought him
          before Limhi, and said: Behold, here is the king of the
          Lamanites; he having received a wound has fallen among their
          dead, and they have left him; and behold, we have brought him
          before you; and now let us slay him.
          
          Mosiah 20:14
           14 But Limhi said unto them: Ye shall not slay him, but bring
          him hither that I may see him. And they brought him. And Limhi
          said unto him: What cause have ye to come up to war against my
          people? Behold, my people have not broken the oath that I made
          unto you; therefore, why should ye break the oath which ye made
          unto my people?
          
          Mosiah 20:15
           15 And now the king said: I have broken the oath because thy
          people did carry away the daughters of my people; therefore, in
          my anger I did cause my people to come up to war against thy
          people.
          
          Mosiah 20:16
           16 And now Limhi had heard nothing concerning this matter;
          therefore he said: I will search among my people and whosoever
          has done this thing shall perish. Therefore he caused a search
          to be made among his people.
          
          Mosiah 20:17
           17 Now when Gideon had heard these things, he being the king's
          captain, he went forth and said unto the king: I pray thee
          forbear, and do not search this people, and lay not this thing to
          their charge.
          
          Mosiah 20:18
           18 For do ye not remember the priests of thy father, whom this
          people sought to destroy? And are they not in the wilderness?
          And are not they the ones who have stolen the daughters of the
          Lamanites?
          
          Mosiah 20:19
           19 And now, behold, and tell the king of these things, that he
          may tell his people that they may be pacified towards us; for
          behold they are already preparing to come against us; and behold
          also there are but few of us.
          
          Mosiah 20:20
           20 And behold, they come with their numerous hosts; and except
          the king doth pacify them towards us we must perish.
          
          Mosiah 20:21
           21 For are not the words of Abinadi fulfilled, which he
          prophesied against us—and all this because we would not hearken
          unto the words of the Lord, and turn from our iniquities?
          
          Mosiah 20:22
           22 And now let us pacify the king, and we fulfil the oath which
          we have made unto him; for it is better that we should be in
          bondage than that we should lose our lives; therefore, let us put
          a stop to the shedding of so much blood.
          
          Mosiah 20:23
           23 And now Limhi told the king all the things concerning his
          father, and the priests that had fled into the wilderness, and
          attributed the carrying away of their daughters to them.
          
          Mosiah 20:24
           24 And it came to pass that the king was pacified towards his
          people; and he said unto them: Let us go forth to meet my people,
          without arms; and I swear unto you with an oath that my people
          shall not slay thy people.
          
          Mosiah 20:25
           25 And it came to pass that they followed the king, and went
          forth without arms to meet the Lamanites. And it came to pass
          that they did meet the Lamanites; and the king of the Lamanites
          did bow himself down before them, and did plead in behalf of the
          people of Limhi.
          
          Mosiah 20:26
           26 And when the Lamanites saw the people of Limhi, that they
          were without arms, they had compassion on them and were pacified
          towards them, and returned with their king in peace to their own
          land.
          

Mosiah 21 Chapter 21

          Mosiah 21:1
           1 And it came to pass that Limhi and his people returned to the
          city of Nephi, and began to dwell in the land again in peace.
          
          Mosiah 21:2
           2 And it came to pass that after many days the Lamanites began
          again to be stirred up in anger against the Nephites, and they
          began to come into the borders of the land round about.
          
          Mosiah 21:3
           3 Now they durst not slay them, because of the oath which their
          king had made unto Limhi; but they would smite them on their
          cheeks, and exercise authority over them; and began to put heavy
          burdens upon their backs, and drive them as they would a dumb
          ass—
          
          Mosiah 21:4
           4 Yea, all this was done that the word of the Lord might be
          fulfilled.
          
          Mosiah 21:5
           5 And now the afflictions of the Nephites were great, and there
          was no way that they could deliver themselves out of their hands,
          for the Lamanites had surrounded them on every side.
          
          Mosiah 21:6
           6 And it came to pass that the people began to murmur with the
          king because of their afflictions; and they began to be desirous
          to go against them to battle. And they did afflict the king
          sorely with their complaints; therefore he granted unto them that
          they should do according to their desires.
          
          Mosiah 21:7
           7 And they gathered themselves together again, and put on their
          armor, and went forth against the Lamanites to drive them out of
          their land.
          
          Mosiah 21:8
           8 And it came to pass that the Lamanites did beat them, and
          drove them back, and slew many of them.
          
          Mosiah 21:9
           9 And now there was a great mourning and lamentation among the
          people of Limhi, the widow mourning for her husband, the son and
          the daughter mourning for their father, and the brothers for
          their brethren.
          
          Mosiah 21:10
           10 Now there were a great many widows in the land, and they did
          cry mightily from day to day, for a great fear of the Lamanites
          had come upon them.
          
          Mosiah 21:11
           11 And it came to pass that their continual cries did stir up
          the remainder of the people of Limhi to anger against the
          Lamanites; and they went again to battle, but they were driven
          back again, suffering much loss.
          
          Mosiah 21:12
           12 Yea, they went again even the third time, and suffered in the
          like manner; and those that were not slain returned again to the
          city of Nephi.
          
          Mosiah 21:13
           13 And they did humble themselves even to the dust, subjecting
          themselves to the yoke of bondage, submitting themselves to be
          smitten, and to be driven to and fro, and burdened, according to
          the desires of their enemies.
          
          Mosiah 21:14
           14 And they did humble themselves even in the depths of
          humility; and they did cry mightily to God; yea, even all the day
          long did they cry unto their God that he would deliver them out
          of their afflictions.
          
          Mosiah 21:15
           15 And now the Lord was slow to hear their cry because of their
          iniquities; nevertheless the Lord did hear their cries, and began
          to soften the hearts of the Lamanites that they began to ease
          their burdens; yet the Lord did not see fit to deliver them out
          of bondage.
          
          Mosiah 21:16
           16 And it came to pass that they began to prosper by degrees in
          the land, and began to raise grain more abundantly, and flocks,
          and herds, that they did not suffer with hunger.
          
          Mosiah 21:17
           17 Now there was a great number of women, more than there was of
          men; therefore king Limhi commanded that every man should impart
          to the support of the widows and their children, that they might
          not perish with hunger; and this they did because of the
          greatness of their number that had been slain.
          
          Mosiah 21:18
           18 Now the people of Limhi kept together in a body as much as it
          was possible, and secured their grain and their flocks;
          
          Mosiah 21:19
           19 And the king himself did not trust his person without the
          walls of the city, unless he took his guards with him, fearing
          that he might by some means fall into the hands of the Lamanites.
          
          Mosiah 21:20
           20 And he caused that his people should watch the land round
          about, that by some means they might take those priests that fled
          into the wilderness, who had stolen the daughters of the
          Lamanites, and that had caused such a great destruction to come
          upon them.
          
          Mosiah 21:21
           21 For they were desirous to take them that they might punish
          them; for they had come into the land of Nephi by night, and
          carried off their grain and many of their precious things;
          therefore they laid wait for them.
          
          Mosiah 21:22
           22 And it came to pass that there was no more disturbance
          between the Lamanites and the people of Limhi, even until the
          time that Ammon and his brethren came into the land.
          
          Mosiah 21:23
           23 And the king having been without the gates of the city with
          his guard, discovered Ammon and his brethren; and supposing them
          to be priests of Noah therefore he caused that they should be
          taken, and bound, and cast into prison. And had they been the
          priests of Noah he would have caused that they should be put to
          death.
          
          Mosiah 21:24
           24 But when he found that they were not, but that they were his
          brethren, and had come from the land of Zarahemla, he was filled
          with exceedingly great joy.
          
          Mosiah 21:25
           25 Now king Limhi had sent, previous to the coming of Ammon, a
          small number of men to search for the land of Zarahemla; but they
          could not find it, and they were lost in the wilderness.
          
          Mosiah 21:26
           26 Nevertheless, they did find a land which had been peopled;
          yea, a land which was covered with dry bones; yea, a land which
          had been peopled and which had been destroyed; and they, having
          supposed it to be the land of Zarahemla, returned to the land of
          Nephi, having arrived in the borders of the land not many days
          before the coming of Ammon.
          
          Mosiah 21:27
           27 And they brought a record with them, even a record of the
          people whose bones they had found; and it was engraven on plates
          of ore.
          
          Mosiah 21:28
           28 And now Limhi was again filled with joy in learning from the
          mouth of Ammon that king Mosiah had a gift from God, whereby he
          could interpret such engravings; yea, and Ammon also did rejoice.
          
          Mosiah 21:29
           29 Yet Ammon and his brethren were filled with sorrow because so
          many of their brethren had been slain;
          
          Mosiah 21:30
           30 And also that king Noah and his priests had caused the people
          to commit so many sins and iniquities against God; and they also
          did mourn for the death of Abinadi; and also for the departure of
          Alma and the people that went with him, who had formed a church
          of God through the strength and power of God, and faith on the
          words which had been spoken by Abinadi.
          
          Mosiah 21:31
           31 Yea, they did mourn for their departure, for they knew not
          whither they had fled. Now they would have gladly joined with
          them, for they themselves had entered into a covenant with God to
          serve him and keep his commandments.
          
          Mosiah 21:32
           32 And now since the coming of Ammon, king Limhi had also
          entered into a covenant with God, and also many of his people, to
          serve him and keep his commandments.
          
          Mosiah 21:33
           33 And it came to pass that king Limhi and many of his people
          were desirous to be baptized; but there was none in the land that
          had authority from God. And Ammon declined doing this thing,
          considering himself an unworthy servant.
          
          Mosiah 21:34
           34 Therefore they did not at that time form themselves into a
          church, waiting upon the Spirit of the Lord. Now they were
          desirous to become even as Alma and his brethren, who had fled
          into the wilderness.
          
          Mosiah 21:35
           35 They were desirous to be baptized as a witness and a
          testimony that they were willing to serve God with all their
          hearts; nevertheless they did prolong the time; and an account of
          their baptism shall be given hereafter.
          
          Mosiah 21:36
           36 And now all the study of Ammon and his people, and king Limhi
          and his people, was to deliver themselves out of the hands of the
          Lamanites and from bondage.
          

Mosiah 22 Chapter 22

          Mosiah 22:1
           1 And now it came to pass that Ammon and king Limhi began to
          consult with the people how they should deliver themselves out of
          bondage; and even they did cause that all the people should
          gather themselves together; and this they did that they might
          have the voice of the people concerning the matter.
          
          Mosiah 22:2
           2 And it came to pass that they could find no way to deliver
          themselves out of bondage, except it were to take their women and
          children, and their flocks, and their herds, and their tents, and
          depart into the wilderness; for the Lamanites being so numerous,
          it was impossible for the people of Limhi to contend with them,
          thinking to deliver themselves out of bondage by the sword.
          
          Mosiah 22:3
           3 Now it came to pass that Gideon went forth and stood before
          the king, and said unto him: Now O king, thou hast hitherto
          hearkened unto my words many times when we have been contending
          with our brethren, the Lamanites.
          
          Mosiah 22:4
           4 And now O king, if thou hast not found me to be an
          unprofitable servant, or if thou hast hitherto listened to my
          words in any degree, and they have been of service to thee, even
          so I desire that thou wouldst listen to my words at this time,
          and I will be thy servant and deliver this people out of bondage.
          
          Mosiah 22:5
           5 And the king granted unto him that he might speak. And Gideon
          said unto him:
          
          Mosiah 22:6
           6 Behold the back pass, through the back wall, on the back side
          of the city. The Lamanites, or the guards of the Lamanites, by
          night are drunken; therefore let us send a proclamation among all
          this people that they gather together their flocks and herds,
          that they may drive them into the wilderness by night.
          
          Mosiah 22:7
           7 And I will go according to thy command and pay the last
          tribute of wine to the Lamanites, and they will be drunken; and
          we will pass through the secret pass on the left of their camp
          when they are drunken and asleep.
          
          Mosiah 22:8
           8 Thus we will depart with our women and our children, our
          flocks, and our herds into the wilderness; and we will travel
          around the land of Shilom.
          
          Mosiah 22:9
           9 And it came to pass that the king hearkened unto the words of
          Gideon.
          
          Mosiah 22:10
           10 And king Limhi caused that his people should gather their
          flocks together; and he sent the tribute of wine to the
          Lamanites; and he also sent more wine, as a present unto them;
          and they did drink freely of the wine which king Limhi did send
          unto them.
          
          Mosiah 22:11
           11 And it came to pass that the people of king Limhi did depart
          by night into the wilderness with their flocks and their herds,
          and they went round about the land of Shilom in the wilderness,
          and bent their course towards the land of Zarahemla, being led by
          Ammon and his brethren.
          
          Mosiah 22:12
           12 And they had taken all their gold, and silver, and their
          precious things, which they could carry, and also their
          provisions with them, into the wilderness; and they pursued their
          journey.
          
          Mosiah 22:13
           13 And after being many days in the wilderness they arrived in
          the land of Zarahemla, and joined Mosiah's people, and became his
          subjects.
          
          Mosiah 22:14
           14 And it came to pass that Mosiah received them with joy; and
          he also received their records, and also the records which had
          been found by the people of Limhi.
          
          Mosiah 22:15
           15 And now it came to pass when the Lamanites had found that the
          people of Limhi had departed out of the land by night, that they
          sent an army into the wilderness to pursue them;
          
          Mosiah 22:16
           16 And after they had pursued them two days, they could no
          longer follow their tracks; therefore they were lost in the
          wilderness.
          

Mosiah 23 Chapter 23

          Mosiah 23:1
           1 Now Alma, having been warned of the Lord that the armies of
          king Noah would come upon them, and having made it known to his
          people, therefore they gathered together their flocks, and took
          of their grain, and departed into the wilderness before the
          armies of king Noah.
          
          Mosiah 23:2
           2 And the Lord did strengthen them, that the people of king Noah
          could not overtake them to destroy them.
          
          Mosiah 23:3
           3 And they fled eight days' journey into the wilderness.
          
          Mosiah 23:4
           4 And they came to a land, yea, even a very beautiful and
          pleasant land, a land of pure water.
          
          Mosiah 23:5
           5 And they pitched their tents, and began to till the ground,
          and began to build buildings; yea, they were industrious, and did
          labor exceedingly.
          
          Mosiah 23:6
           6 And the people were desirous that Alma should be their king,
          for he was beloved by his people.
          
          Mosiah 23:7
           7 But he said unto them: Behold, it is not expedient that we
          should have a king; for thus saith the Lord: Ye shall not esteem
          one flesh above another, or one man shall not think himself above
          another; therefore I say unto you it is not expedient that ye
          should have a king.
          
          Mosiah 23:8
           8 Nevertheless, if it were possible that ye could always have
          just men to be your kings it would be well for you to have a
          king.
          
          Mosiah 23:9
           9 But remember the iniquity of king Noah and his priests; and I
          myself was caught in a snare, and did many things which were
          abominable in the sight of the Lord, which caused me sore
          repentance;
          
          Mosiah 23:10
           10 Nevertheless, after much tribulation, the Lord did hear my
          cries, and did answer my prayers, and has made me an instrument
          in his hands in bringing so many of you to a knowledge of his
          truth.
          
          Mosiah 23:11
           11 Nevertheless, in this I do not glory, for I am unworthy to
          glory of myself.
          
          Mosiah 23:12
           12 And now I say unto you, ye have been oppressed by king Noah,
          and have been in bondage to him and his priests, and have been
          brought into iniquity by them; therefore ye were bound with the
          bands of iniquity.
          
          Mosiah 23:13
           13 And now as ye have been delivered by the power of God out of
          these bonds; yea, even out of the hands of king Noah and his
          people, and also from the bonds of iniquity, even so I desire
          that ye should stand fast in this liberty wherewith ye have been
          made free, and that ye trust no man to be a king over you.
          
          Mosiah 23:14
           14 And also trust no one to be your teacher nor your minister,
          except he be a man of God, walking in his ways and keeping his
          commandments.
          
          Mosiah 23:15
           15 Thus did Alma teach his people, that every man should love
          his neighbor as himself, that there should be no contention among
          them.
          
          Mosiah 23:16
           16 And now, Alma was their high priest, he being the founder of
          their church.
          
          Mosiah 23:17
           17 And it came to pass that none received authority to preach or
          to teach except it were by him from God. Therefore he
          consecrated all their priests and all their teachers; and none
          were consecrated except they were just men.
          
          Mosiah 23:18
           18 Therefore they did watch over their people, and did nourish
          them with things pertaining to righteousness.
          
          Mosiah 23:19
           19 And it came to pass that they began to prosper exceedingly in
          the land; and they called the land Helam.
          
          Mosiah 23:20
           20 And it came to pass that they did multiply and prosper
          exceedingly in the land of Helam; and they built a city, which
          they called the city of Helam.
          
          Mosiah 23:21
           21 Nevertheless the Lord seeth fit to chasten his people; yea,
          he trieth their patience and their faith.
          
          Mosiah 23:22
           22 Nevertheless—whosoever putteth his trust in him the same
          shall be lifted up at the last day. Yea, and thus it was with
          this people.
          
          Mosiah 23:23
           23 For behold, I will show unto you that they were brought into
          bondage, and none could deliver them but the Lord their God, yea,
          even the God of Abraham and Isaac and of Jacob.
          
          Mosiah 23:24
           24 And it came to pass that he did deliver them, and he did show
          forth his mighty power unto them, and great were their
          rejoicings.
          
          Mosiah 23:25
           25 For behold, it came to pass that while they were in the land
          of Helam, yea, in the city of Helam, while tilling the land round
          about, behold an army of the Lamanites was in the borders of the
          land.
          
          Mosiah 23:26
           26 Now it came to pass that the brethren of Alma fled from their
          fields, and gathered themselves together in the city of Helam;
          and they were much frightened because of the appearance of the
          Lamanites.
          
          Mosiah 23:27
           27 But Alma went forth and stood among them, and exhorted them
          that they should not be frightened, but that they should remember
          the Lord their God and he would deliver them.
          
          Mosiah 23:28
           28 Therefore they hushed their fears, and began to cry unto the
          Lord that he would soften the hearts of the Lamanites, that they
          would spare them, and their wives, and their children.
          
          Mosiah 23:29
           29 And it came to pass the the Lord did soften the hearts of the
          Lamanites. And Alma and his brethren went forth and delivered
          themselves up into their hands; and the Lamanites took possession
          of the land of Helam.
          
          Mosiah 23:30
           30 Now the armies of the Lamanites, which had followed after the
          people of king Limhi, had been lost in the wilderness for many
          days.
          
          Mosiah 23:31
           31 And behold, they had found those priests of king Noah, in a
          place which they called Amulon; and they had begun to possess the
          land of Amulon and had begun to till the ground.
          
          Mosiah 23:32
           32 Now the name of the leader of those priests was Amulon.
          
          Mosiah 23:33
           33 And it came to pass that Amulon did plead with the Lamanites;
          and he also sent forth their wives, who were the daughters of the
          Lamanites, to plead with their brethren, that they should not
          destroy their husbands.
          
          Mosiah 23:34
           34 And the Lamanites had compassion on Amulon and his brethren,
          and did not destroy them, because of their wives.
          
          Mosiah 23:35
           35 And Amulon and his brethren did join the Lamanites, and they
          were traveling in the wilderness in search of the land of Nephi
          when they discovered the land of Helam, which was possessed by
          Alma and his brethren.
          
          Mosiah 23:36
           36 And it came to pass that the Lamanites promised unto Alma and
          his brethren, that if they would show them the way which led to
          the land of Nephi that they would grant unto them their lives and
          their liberty.
          
          Mosiah 23:37
           37 But after Alma had shown them the way that led to the land of
          Nephi the Lamanites would not keep their promise; but they set
          guards round about the land of Helam, over Alma and his brethren.
          
          Mosiah 23:38
           38 And the remainder of them went to the land of Nephi; and a
          part of them returned to the land of Helam, and also brought with
          them the wives and the children of the guards who had been left
          in the land.
          
          Mosiah 23:39
           39 And the king of the Lamanites had granted unto Amulon that he
          should be a king and a ruler over his people, who were in the
          land of Helam; nevertheless he should have no power to do
          anything contrary to the will of the king of the Lamanites.
          

Mosiah 24 Chapter 24

          Mosiah 24:1
           1 And it came to pass that Amulon did gain favor in the eyes of
          the king of the Lamanites; therefore, the king of the Lamanites
          granted unto him and his brethren that they should be appointed
          teachers over his people, yea, even over the people who were in
          the land of Shemlon, and in the land of Shilom, and in the land
          of Amulon.
          
          Mosiah 24:2
           2 For the Lamanites had taken possession of all these lands;
          therefore, the king of the Lamanites had appointed kings over all
          these lands.
          
          Mosiah 24:3
           3 And now the name of the king of the Lamanites was Laman, being
          called after the name of his father; and therefore he was called
          king Laman. And he was king over a numerous people.
          
          Mosiah 24:4
           4 And he appointed teachers of the brethren of Amulon in every
          land which was possessed by his people; and thus the language of
          Nephi began to be taught among all the people of the Lamanites.
          
          Mosiah 24:5
           5 And they were a people friendly one with another; nevertheless
          they knew not God; neither did the brethren of Amulon teach them
          anything concerning the Lord their God, neither the law of Moses;
          nor did they teach them the words of Abinadi;
          
          Mosiah 24:6
           6 But they taught them that they should keep their record, and
          that they might write one to another.
          
          Mosiah 24:7
           7 And thus the Lamanites began to increase in riches, and began
          to trade one with another and wax great, and began to be a
          cunning and a wise people, as to the wisdom of the world, yea, a
          very cunning people, delighting in all manner of wickedness and
          plunder, except it were among their own brethren.
          
          Mosiah 24:8
           8 And now it came to pass that Amulon began to exercise
          authority over Alma and his brethren, and began to persecute him,
          and cause that his children should persecute their children.
          
          Mosiah 24:9
           9 For Amulon knew Alma, that he had been one of the king's
          priests, and that it was he that believed the words of Abinadi
          and was driven out before the king, and therefore he was wroth
          with him; for he was subject to king Laman, yet he exercised
          authority over them, and put tasks upon them, and put
          task-masters over them.
          
          Mosiah 24:10
           10 And it came to pass that so great were their afflictions that
          they began to cry mightily to God.
          
          Mosiah 24:11
           11 And Amulon commanded them that they should stop their cries;
          and he put guards over them to watch them, that whosoever should
          be found calling upon God should be put to death.
          
          Mosiah 24:12
           12 And Alma and his people did not raise their voices to the
          Lord their God, but did pour out their hearts to him; and he did
          know the thoughts of their hearts.
          
          Mosiah 24:13
           13 And it came to pass that the voice of the Lord came to them
          in their afflictions, saying: Lift up your heads and be of good
          comfort, for I know of the covenant which ye have made unto me;
          and I will covenant with my people and deliver them out of
          bondage.
          
          Mosiah 24:14
           14 And I will also ease the burdens which are put upon your
          shoulders, that even you cannot feel them upon your backs, even
          while you are in bondage; and this will I do that ye may stand as
          witnesses for me hereafter, and that ye may know of a surety that
          I, the Lord God, do visit my people in their afflictions.
          
          Mosiah 24:15
           15 And now it came to pass that the burdens which were laid upon
          Alma and his brethren were made light; yea, the Lord did
          strengthen them that they could bear up their burdens with ease,
          and they did submit cheerfully and with patience to all the will
          of the Lord.
          
          Mosiah 24:16
           16 And it came to pass that so great was their faith and their
          patience that the voice of the Lord came unto them again, saying:
          Be of good comfort, for on the morrow I will deliver you out of
          bondage.
          
          Mosiah 24:17
           17 And he said unto Alma: Thou shalt go before this people, and
          I will go with thee and deliver this people out of bondage.
          
          Mosiah 24:18
           18 Now it came to pass that Alma and his people in the
          night-time gathered their flocks together, and also of their
          grain; yea, even all the night-time were they gathering the
          flocks together.
          
          Mosiah 24:19
           19 And in the morning the Lord caused a deep sleep to come upon
          the Lamanites, yea, and all their task-masters were in a profound
          sleep.
          
          Mosiah 24:20
           20 And Alma and his people departed into the wilderness; and
          when they had traveled all day they pitched their tents in a
          valley, and they called the valley Alma, because he led their way
          in the wilderness.
          
          Mosiah 24:21
           21 Yea, and in the valley of Alma they poured out their thanks
          to God because he had been merciful unto them, and eased their
          burdens, and had delivered them out of bondage; for they were in
          bondage, and none could deliver them except it were the Lord
          their God.
          
          Mosiah 24:22
           22 And they gave thanks to God, yea, all their men and all their
          women and all their children that could speak lifted their voices
          in the praises of their God.
          
          Mosiah 24:23
           23 And now the Lord said unto Alma: Haste thee and get thou and
          this people out of this land, for the Lamanites have awakened and
          do pursue thee; therefore get thee out of this land, and I will
          stop the Lamanites in this valley that they come no further in
          pursuit of this people.
          
          Mosiah 24:24
           24 And it came to pass that they departed out of the valley, and
          took their journey into the wilderness.
          
          Mosiah 24:25
           25 And after they had been in the wilderness twelve days they
          arrived in the land of Zarahemla; and king Mosiah did also
          receive them with joy.
          

Mosiah 25 Chapter 25

          Mosiah 25:1
           1 And now king Mosiah caused that all the people should be
          gathered together.
          
          Mosiah 25:2
           2 Now there were not so many of the children of Nephi, or so
          many of those who were descendants of Nephi, as there were of the
          people of Zarahemla, who was a descendant of Mulek, and those who
          came with him into the wilderness.
          
          Mosiah 25:3
           3 And there were not so many of the people of Nephi and of the
          people of Zarahemla as there were of the Lamanites; yea, they
          were not half so numerous.
          
          Mosiah 25:4
           4 And now all the people of Nephi were assembled together, and
          also all the people of Zarahemla, and they were gathered together
          in two bodies.
          
          Mosiah 25:5
           5 And it came to pass that Mosiah did read, and caused to be
          read, the records of Zeniff to his people; yea, he read the
          records of the people of Zeniff, from the time they left the land
          of Zarahemla until they returned again.
          
          Mosiah 25:6
           6 And he also read the account of Alma and his brethren, and all
          their afflictions, from the time they left the land of Zarahemla
          until the time they returned again.
          
          Mosiah 25:7
           7 And now, when Mosiah had made an end of reading the records,
          his people who tarried in the land were struck with wonder and
          amazement.
          
          Mosiah 25:8
           8 For they knew not what to think; for when they beheld those
          that had been delivered out of bondage they were filled with
          exceedingly great joy.
          
          Mosiah 25:9
           9 And again, when they thought of their brethren who had been
          slain by the Lamanites they were filled with sorrow, and even
          shed many tears of sorrow.
          
          Mosiah 25:10
           10 And again, when they thought of the immediate goodness of
          God, and his power in delivering Alma and his brethren out of the
          hands of the Lamanites and of bondage, they did raise their
          voices and give thanks to God.
          
          Mosiah 25:11
           11 And again, when they thought upon the Lamanites, who were
          their brethren, of their sinful and polluted state, they were
          filled with pain and anguish for the welfare of their souls.
          
          Mosiah 25:12
           12 And it came to pass that those who were the children of
          Amulon and his brethren, who had taken to wife the daughters of
          the Lamanites, were displeased with the conduct of their fathers,
          and they would no longer be called by the names of their fathers,
          therefore they took upon themselves the name of Nephi, that they
          might be called the children of Nephi and be numbered among those
          who were called Nephites.
          
          Mosiah 25:13
           13 And now all the people of Zarahemla were numbered with the
          Nephites, and this because the kingdom had been conferred upon
          none but those who were descendants of Nephi.
          
          Mosiah 25:14
           14 And now it came to pass that when Mosiah had made an end of
          speaking and reading to the people, he desired that Alma should
          also speak to the people.
          
          Mosiah 25:15
           15 And Alma did speak unto them, when they were assembled
          together in large bodies, and he went from one body to another,
          preaching unto the people repentance and faith on the Lord.
          
          Mosiah 25:16
           16 And he did exhort the people of Limhi and his brethren, all
          those that had been delivered out of bondage, that they should
          remember that it was the Lord that did deliver them.
          
          Mosiah 25:17
           17 And it came to pass that after Alma had taught the people
          many things, and had made an end of speaking to them, that king
          Limhi was desirous that he might be baptized; and all his people
          were desirous that they might be baptized also.
          
          Mosiah 25:18
           18 Therefore, Alma did go forth into the water and did baptize
          them; yea, he did baptize them after the manner he did his
          brethren in the waters of Mormon; yea, and as many as he did
          baptize did belong to the church of God; and this because of
          their belief on the words of Alma.
          
          Mosiah 25:19
           19 And it came to pass that king Mosiah granted unto Alma that
          he might establish churches throughout all the land of Zarahemla;
          and gave him power to ordain priests and teachers over every
          church.
          
          Mosiah 25:20
           20 Now this was done because there were so many people that they
          could not all be governed by one teacher; neither could they all
          hear the word of God in one assembly;
          
          Mosiah 25:21
           21 Therefore they did assemble themselves together in different
          bodies, being called churches; every church having their priests
          and their teachers, and every priest preaching the word according
          as it was delivered to him by the mouth of Alma.
          
          Mosiah 25:22
           22 And thus, notwithstanding there being many churches they were
          all one church, yea, even the church of God; for there was
          nothing preached in all the churches except it were repentance
          and faith in God.
          
          Mosiah 25:23
           23 And now there were seven churches in the land of Zarahemla.
          And it came to pass that whosoever were desirous to take upon
          them the name of Christ, or of God, they did join the churches of
          God;
          
          Mosiah 25:24
           24 And they were called the people of God. And the Lord did
          pour out his Spirit upon them, and they were blessed, and
          prospered in the land.
          

Mosiah 26 Chapter 26

          Mosiah 26:1
           1 Now it came to pass that there were many of the rising
          generation that could not understand the words of king Benjamin,
          being little children at the time he spake unto his people; and
          they did not believe the tradition of their fathers.
          
          Mosiah 26:2
           2 They did not believe what had been said concerning the
          resurrection of the dead, neither did they believe concerning the
          coming of Christ.
          
          Mosiah 26:3
           3 And now because of their unbelief they could not understand
          the word of God; and their hearts were hardened.
          
          Mosiah 26:4
           4 And they would not be baptized; neither would they join the
          church. And they were a separate people as to their faith, and
          remained so ever after, even in their carnal and sinful state;
          for they would not call upon the Lord their God.
          
          Mosiah 26:5
           5 And now in the reign of Mosiah they were not half so numerous
          as the people of God; but because of the dissensions among the
          brethren they became more numerous.
          
          Mosiah 26:6
           6 For it came to pass that they did deceive many with their
          flattering words, who were in the church, and did cause them to
          commit many sins; therefore it became expedient that those who
          committed sin, that were in the church, should be admonished by
          the church.
          
          Mosiah 26:7
           7 And it came to pass that they were brought before the priests,
          and delivered up unto the priests by the teachers; and the
          priests brought them before Alma, who was the high priest.
          
          Mosiah 26:8
           8 Now king Mosiah had given Alma the authority over the church.
          
          Mosiah 26:9
           9 And it came to pass that Alma did not know concerning them;
          but there were many witnesses against them; yea, the people stood
          and testified of their iniquity in abundance.
          
          Mosiah 26:10
           10 Now there had not any such thing happened before in the
          church; therefore Alma was troubled in his spirit, and he caused
          that they should be brought before the king.
          
          Mosiah 26:11
           11 And he said unto the king: Behold, here are many whom we have
          brought before thee, who are accused of their brethren; yea, and
          they have been taken in divers iniquities. And they do not
          repent of their iniquities; therefore we have brought them before
          thee, that thou mayest judge them according to their crimes.
          
          Mosiah 26:12
           12 But king Mosiah said unto Alma: Behold, I judge them not;
          therefore I deliver them into thy hands to be judged.
          
          Mosiah 26:13
           13 And now the spirit of Alma was again troubled; and he went
          and inquired of the Lord what he should do concerning this
          matter, for he feared that he should do wrong in the sight of
          God.
          
          Mosiah 26:14
           14 And it came to pass that after he had poured out his whole
          soul to God, the voice of the Lord came to him, saying:
          
          Mosiah 26:15
           15 Blessed art thou, Alma, and blessed are they who were
          baptized in the waters of Mormon. Thou art blessed because of
          thy exceeding faith in the words alone of my servant Abinadi.
          
          Mosiah 26:16
           16 And blessed are they because of their exceeding faith in the
          words alone which thou hast spoken unto them.
          
          Mosiah 26:17
           17 And blessed art thou because thou hast established a church
          among this people; and they shall be established, and they shall
          be my people.
          
          Mosiah 26:18
           18 Yea, blessed is this people who are willing to bear my name;
          for in my name shall they be called; and they are mine.
          
          Mosiah 26:19
           19 And because thou hast inquired of me concerning the
          transgressor, thou art blessed.
          
          Mosiah 26:20
           20 Thou art my servant; and I covenant with thee that thou shalt
          have eternal life; and thou shalt serve me and go forth in my
          name, and shalt gather together my sheep.
          
          Mosiah 26:21
           21 And he that will hear my voice shall be my sheep; and him
          shall ye receive into the church, and him will I also receive.
          
          Mosiah 26:22
           22 For behold, this is my church; whosoever is baptized shall be
          baptized unto repentance. And whomsoever ye receive shall
          believe in my name; and him will I freely forgive.
          
          Mosiah 26:23
           23 For it is I that taketh upon me the sins of the world; for it
          is I that hath created them; and it is I that granteth unto him
          that believeth unto the end a place at my right hand.
          
          Mosiah 26:24
           24 For behold, in my name are they called; and if they know me
          they shall come forth, and shall have a place eternally at my
          right hand.
          
          Mosiah 26:25
           25 And it shall come to pass that when the second trump shall
          sound then shall they that never knew me come forth and shall
          stand before me.
          
          Mosiah 26:26
           26 And then shall they know that I am the Lord their God, that I
          am their Redeemer; but they would not be redeemed.
          
          Mosiah 26:27
           27 And then I will confess unto them that I never knew them; and
          they shall depart into everlasting fire prepared for the devil
          and his angels.
          
          Mosiah 26:28
           28 Therefore I say unto you, that he that will not hear my
          voice, the same shall ye not receive into my church, for him I
          will not receive at the last day.
          
          Mosiah 26:29
           29 Therefore I say unto you, Go; and whosoever transgresseth
          against me, him shall ye judge according to the sins which he has
          committed; and if he confess his sins before thee and me, and
          repenteth in the sincerity of his heart, him shall ye forgive,
          and I will forgive him also.
          
          Mosiah 26:30
           30 Yea, and as often as my people repent will I forgive them
          their trespasses against me.
          
          Mosiah 26:31
           31 And ye shall also forgive one another your trespasses; for
          verily I say unto you, he that forgiveth not his neighbor's
          trespasses when he says that he repents, the same hath brought
          himself under condemnation.
          
          Mosiah 26:32
           32 Now I say unto you, Go; and whosoever will not repent of his
          sins the same shall not be numbered among my people; and this
          shall be observed from this time forward.
          
          Mosiah 26:33
           33 And it came to pass when Alma had heard these words he wrote
          them down that he might have them, and that he might judge the
          people of that church according to the commandments of God.
          
          Mosiah 26:34
           34 And it came to pass that Alma went and judged those that had
          been taken in iniquity, according to the word of the Lord.
          
          Mosiah 26:35
           35 And whosoever repented of their sins and did confess them,
          them he did number among the people of the church;
          
          Mosiah 26:36
           36 And those that would not confess their sins and repent of
          their iniquity, the same were not numbered among the people of
          the church, and their names were blotted out.
          
          Mosiah 26:37
           37 And it came to pass that Alma did regulate all the affairs of
          the church; and they began again to have peace and to prosper
          exceedingly in the affairs of the church, walking circumspectly
          before God, receiving many, and baptizing many.
          
          Mosiah 26:38
           38 And now all these things did Alma and his fellow laborers do
          who were over the church, walking in all diligence, teaching the
          word of God in all things, suffering all manner of afflictions,
          being persecuted by all those who did not belong to the church of
          God.
          
          Mosiah 26:39
           39 And they did admonish their brethren; and they were also
          admonished, every one by the word of God, according to his sins,
          or to the sins which he had committed, being commanded of God to
          pray without ceasing, and to give thanks in all things.
          

Mosiah 27 Chapter 27

          Mosiah 27:1
           1 And now it came to pass that the persecutions which were
          inflicted on the church by the unbelievers became so great that
          the church began to murmur, and complain to their leaders
          concerning the matter; and they did complain to Alma. And Alma
          laid the case before their king, Mosiah. And Mosiah consulted
          with his priests.
          
          Mosiah 27:2
           2 And it came to pass that king Mosiah sent a proclamation
          throughout the land round about that there should not any
          unbeliever persecute any of those who belonged to the church of
          God.
          
          Mosiah 27:3
           3 And there was a strict command throughout all the churches
          that there should be no persecutions among them, that there
          should be an equality among all men;
          
          Mosiah 27:4
           4 That they should let no pride nor haughtiness disturb their
          peace; that every man should esteem his neighbor as himself,
          laboring with their own hands for their support.
          
          Mosiah 27:5
           5 Yea, and all their priests and teachers should labor with
          their own hands for their support, in all cases save it were in
          sickness, or in much want; and doing these things, they did
          abound in the grace of God.
          
          Mosiah 27:6
           6 And there began to be much peace again in the land; and the
          people began to be very numerous, and began to scatter abroad
          upon the face of the earth, yea, on the north and on the south,
          on the east and on the west, building large cities and villages
          in all quarters of the land.
          
          Mosiah 27:7
           7 And the Lord did visit them and prosper them, and they became
          a large and wealthy people.
          
          Mosiah 27:8
           8 Now the sons of Mosiah were numbered among the unbelievers;
          and also one of the sons of Alma was numbered among them, he
          being called Alma, after his father; nevertheless, he became a
          very wicked and an idolatrous man. And he was a man of many
          words, and did speak much flattery to the people; therefore he
          led many of the people to do after the manner of his iniquities.
          
          Mosiah 27:9
           9 And he became a great hinderment to the prosperity of the
          church of God; stealing away the hearts of the people; causing
          much dissension among the people; giving a chance for the enemy
          of God to exercise his power over them.
          
          Mosiah 27:10
           10 And now it came to pass that while he was going about to
          destroy the church of God, for he did go about secretly with the
          sons of Mosiah seeking to destroy the church, and to lead astray
          the people of the Lord, contrary to the commandments of God, or
          even the king—
          
          Mosiah 27:11
           11 And as I said unto you, as they were going about rebelling
          against God, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto them;
          and he descended as it were in a cloud; and he spake as it were
          with a voice of thunder, which caused the earth to shake upon
          which they stood;
          
          Mosiah 27:12
           12 And so great was their astonishment, that they fell to the
          earth, and understood not the words which he spake unto them.
          
          Mosiah 27:13
           13 Nevertheless he cried again, saying: Alma, arise and stand
          forth, for why persecutest thou the church of God? For the Lord
          hath said: This is my church, and I will establish it; and
          nothing shall overthrow it, save it is the transgression of my
          people.
          
          Mosiah 27:14
           14 And again, the angel said: Behold, the Lord hath heard the
          prayers of his people, and also the prayers of his servant, Alma,
          who is thy father; for he has prayed with much faith concerning
          thee that thou mightest be brought to the knowledge of the truth;
          therefore, for this purpose have I come to convince thee of the
          power and authority of God, that the prayers of his servants
          might be answered according to their faith.
          
          Mosiah 27:15
           15 And now behold, can ye dispute the power of God? For behold,
          doth not my voice shake the earth? And can ye not also behold me
          before you? And I am sent from God.
          
          Mosiah 27:16
           16 Now I say unto thee: Go, and remember the captivity of thy
          fathers in the land of Helam, and in the land of Nephi; and
          remember how great things he has done for them; for they were in
          bondage, and he has delivered them. And now I say unto thee,
          Alma, go thy way, and seek to destroy the church no more, that
          their prayers may be answered, and this even if thou wilt of
          thyself be cast off.
          
          Mosiah 27:17
           17 And now it came to pass that these were the last words which
          the angel spake unto Alma, and he departed.
          
          Mosiah 27:18
           18 And now Alma and those that were with him fell again to the
          earth, for great was their astonishment; for with their own eyes
          they had beheld an angel of the Lord; and his voice was as
          thunder, which shook the earth; and they knew that there was
          nothing save the power of God that could shake the earth and
          cause it to tremble as though it would part asunder.
          
          Mosiah 27:19
           19 And now the astonishment of Alma was so great that he became
          dumb, that he could not open his mouth; yea, and he became weak,
          even that he could not move his hands; therefore he was taken by
          those that were with him, and carried helpless, even until he was
          laid before his father.
          
          Mosiah 27:20
           20 And they rehearsed unto his father all that had happened unto
          them; and his father rejoiced, for he knew that it was the power
          of God.
          
          Mosiah 27:21
           21 And he caused that a multitude should be gathered together
          that they might witness what the Lord had done for his son, and
          also for those that were with him.
          
          Mosiah 27:22
           22 And he caused that the priests should assemble themselves
          together; and they began to fast, and to pray to the Lord their
          God that he would open the mouth of Alma, that he might speak,
          and also that his limbs might receive their strength—that the
          eyes of the people might be opened to see and know of the
          goodness and glory of God.
          
          Mosiah 27:23
           23 And it came to pass after they had fasted and prayed for the
          space of two days and two nights, the limbs of Alma received
          their strength, and he stood up and began to speak unto them,
          bidding them to be of good comfort:
          
          Mosiah 27:24
           24 For, said he, I have repented of my sins, and have been
          redeemed of the Lord; behold I am born of the Spirit.
          
          Mosiah 27:25
           25 And the Lord said unto me: Marvel not that all mankind, yea,
          men and women, all nations, kindreds, tongues and people, must be
          born again; yea, born of God, changed from their carnal and
          fallen state, to a state of righteousness, being redeemed of God,
          becoming his sons and daughters;
          
          Mosiah 27:26
           26 And thus they become new creatures; and unless they do this,
          they can in nowise inherit the kingdom of God.
          
          Mosiah 27:27
           27 I say unto you, unless this be the case, they must be cast
          off; and this I know, because I was like to be cast off.
          
          Mosiah 27:28
           28 Nevertheless, after wading through much tribulations,
          repenting nigh unto death, the Lord in mercy hath seen fit to
          snatch me out of an everlasting burning, and I am born of God.
          
          Mosiah 27:29
           29 My soul hath been redeemed from the gall of bitterness and
          bonds of iniquity. I was in the darkest abyss; but now I behold
          the marvelous light of God. My soul was racked with eternal
          torment; but I am snatched, and my soul is pained no more.
          
          Mosiah 27:30
           30 I rejected my Redeemer, and denied that which had been spoken
          of by our fathers; but now that they may foresee that he will
          come, and that he remembereth every creature of his creating, he
          will make himself manifest unto all.
          
          Mosiah 27:31
           31 Yea, every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess before
          him. Yea, even at the last day, when all men shall stand to be
          judged of him, then shall they confess that he is God; then shall
          they confess, who live without God in the world, that the
          judgment of an everlasting punishment is just upon them; and they
          shall quake, and tremble, and shrink beneath the glance of his
          all-searching eye.
          
          Mosiah 27:32
           32 And now it came to pass that Alma began from this time
          forward to teach the people, and those who were with Alma at the
          time the angel appeared unto them, traveling round about through
          all the land, publishing to all the people the things which they
          had heard and seen, and preaching the word of God in much
          tribulation, being greatly persecuted by those who were
          unbelievers, being smitten by many of them.
          
          Mosiah 27:33
           33 But notwithstanding all this, they did impart much
          consolation to the church, confirming their faith, and exhorting
          them with long-suffering and much travail to keep the
          commandments of God.
          
          Mosiah 27:34
           34 And four of them were the sons of Mosiah; and their names
          were Ammon, and Aaron, and Omner, and Himni; these were the names
          of the sons of Mosiah.
          
          Mosiah 27:35
           35 And they traveled throughout all the lands of Zarahemla, and
          among all the people who were under the reign of king Mosiah,
          zealously striving to repair all the injuries which they had done
          to the church, confessing all their sins, and publishing all the
          things which they had seen, and explaining the prophecies and the
          scriptures to all who desired to hear them.
          
          Mosiah 27:36
           36 And thus they were instruments in the hands of God in
          bringing many to the knowledge of the truth, yea, to the
          knowledge of their Redeemer.
          
          Mosiah 27:37
           37 And how blessed are they! For they did publish peace; they
          did publish good tidings of good; and they did declare unto the
          people that the Lord reigneth.
          

Mosiah 28 Chapter 28

          Mosiah 28:1
           1 Now it came to pass that after the sons of Mosiah had done all
          these things, they took a small number with them and returned to
          their father, the king, and desired of him that he would grant
          unto them that they might, with these whom they had selected, go
          up to the land of Nephi that they might preach the things which
          they had heard, and that they might impart the word of God to
          their brethren, the Lamanites—
          
          Mosiah 28:2
           2 That perhaps they might bring them to the knowledge of the
          Lord their God, and convince them of the iniquity of their
          fathers; and that perhaps they might cure them of their hatred
          towards the Nephites, that they might also be brought to rejoice
          in the Lord their God, that they might become friendly to one
          another, and that there should be no more contentions in all the
          land which the Lord their God had given them.
          
          Mosiah 28:3
           3 Now they were desirous that salvation should be declared to
          every creature, for they could not bear that any human soul
          should perish; yea, even the very thoughts that any soul should
          endure endless torment did cause them to quake and tremble.
          
          Mosiah 28:4
           4 And thus did the Spirit of the Lord work upon them, for they
          were the very vilest of sinners. And the Lord saw fit in his
          infinite mercy to spare them; nevertheless they suffered much
          anguish of soul because of their iniquities, suffering much and
          fearing that they should be cast off forever.
          
          Mosiah 28:5
           5 And it came to pass that they did plead with their father many
          days that they might go up to the land of Nephi.
          
          Mosiah 28:6
           6 And king Mosiah went and inquired of the Lord if he should let
          his sons go up among the Lamanites to preach the word.
          
          Mosiah 28:7
           7 And the Lord said unto Mosiah: Let them go up, for many shall
          believe on their words, and they shall have eternal life; and I
          will deliver thy sons out of the hands of the Lamanites.
          
          Mosiah 28:8
           8 And it came to pass that Mosiah granted that they might go and
          do according to their request.
          
          Mosiah 28:9
           9 And they took their journey into the wilderness to go up to
          preach the word among the Lamanites; and I shall give an account
          of their proceedings hereafter.
          
          Mosiah 28:10
           10 Now king Mosiah had no one to confer the kingdom upon, for
          there was not any of his sons who would accept of the kingdom.
          
          Mosiah 28:11
           11 Therefore he took the records which were engraven on the
          plates of brass, and also the plates of Nephi, and all the things
          which he had kept and preserved according to the commandments of
          God, after having translated and caused to be written the records
          which were on the plates of gold which had been found by the
          people of Limhi, which were delivered to him by the hand of
          Limhi;
          
          Mosiah 28:12
           12 And this he did because of the great anxiety of his people;
          for they were desirous beyond measure to know concerning those
          people who had been destroyed.
          
          Mosiah 28:13
           13 And now he translated them by the means of those two stones
          which were fastened into the two rims of a bow.
          
          Mosiah 28:14
           14 Now these things were prepared from the beginning, and were
          handed down from generation to generation, for the purpose of
          interpreting languages;
          
          Mosiah 28:15
           15 And they have been kept and preserved by the hand of the
          Lord, that he should discover to every creature who should
          possess the land the iniquities and abominations of his people;
          
          Mosiah 28:16
           16 And whosoever has these things is called seer, after the
          manner of old times.
          
          Mosiah 28:17
           17 Now after Mosiah had finished translating these records,
          behold, it gave an account of the people who were destroyed, from
          the time that they were destroyed back to the building of the
          great tower, at the time the Lord confounded the language of the
          people and they were scattered abroad upon the face of all the
          earth, yea, and even from that time back until the creation of
          Adam.
          
          Mosiah 28:18
           18 Now this account did cause the people of Mosiah to mourn
          exceedingly, yea, they were filled with sorrow; nevertheless it
          gave them much knowledge, in the which they did rejoice.
          
          Mosiah 28:19
           19 And this account shall be written hereafter; for behold, it
          is expedient that all people should know the things which are
          written in this account.
          
          Mosiah 28:20
           20 And now, as I said unto you, that after king Mosiah had done
          these things, he took the plates of brass, and all the things
          which he had kept, and conferred them upon Alma, who was the son
          of Alma; yea, all the records, and also the interpreters, and
          conferred them upon him, and commanded him that he should keep
          and preserve them, and also keep a record of the people, handing
          them down from one generation to another, even as they had been
          handed down from the time that Lehi left Jerusalem.
          

Mosiah 29 Chapter 29

          Mosiah 29:1
           1 Now when Mosiah had done this he sent out throughout all the
          land, among all the people, desiring to know their will
          concerning who should be their king.
          
          Mosiah 29:2
           2 And it came to pass that the voice of the people came, saying:
          We are desirous that Aaron thy son should be our king and our
          ruler.
          
          Mosiah 29:3
           3 Now Aaron had gone up to the land of Nephi, therefore the king
          could not confer the kingdom upon him; neither would Aaron take
          upon him the kingdom; neither were any of the sons of Mosiah
          willing to take upon them the kingdom.
          
          Mosiah 29:4
           4 Therefore king Mosiah sent again among the people; yea, even a
          written word sent he among the people. And these were the words
          that were written, saying:
          
          Mosiah 29:5
           5 Behold, O ye my people, or my brethren, for I esteem you as
          such, I desire that ye should consider the cause which ye are
          called to consider—for ye are desirous to have a king.
          
          Mosiah 29:6
           6 Now I declare unto you that he to whom the kingdom doth
          rightly belong has declined, and will not take upon him the
          kingdom.
          
          Mosiah 29:7
           7 And now if there should be another appointed in his stead,
          behold I fear there would rise contentions among you. And who
          knoweth but what my son, to whom the kingdom doth belong, should
          turn to be angry and draw away a part of this people after him,
          which would cause wars and contentions among you, which would be
          the cause of shedding much blood and perverting the way of the
          Lord, yea, and destroy the souls of many people.
          
          Mosiah 29:8
           8 Now I say unto you let us be wise and consider these things,
          for we have no right to destroy my son, neither should we have
          any right to destroy another if he should be appointed in his
          stead.
          
          Mosiah 29:9
           9 And if my son should turn again to his pride and vain things
          he would recall the things which he had said, and claim his right
          to the kingdom, which would cause him and also this people to
          commit much sin.
          
          Mosiah 29:10
           10 And now let us be wise and look forward to these things, and
          do that which will make for the peace of this people.
          
          Mosiah 29:11
           11 Therefore I will be your king the remainder of my days;
          nevertheless, let us appoint judges, to judge this people
          according to our law; and we will newly arrange the affairs of
          this people, for we will appoint wise men to be judges, that will
          judge this people according to the commandments of God.
          
          Mosiah 29:12
           12 Now it is better that a man should be judged of God than of
          man, for the judgments of God are always just, but the judgments
          of man are not always just.
          
          Mosiah 29:13
           13 Therefore, if it were possible that you could have just men
          to be your kings, who would establish the laws of God, and judge
          this people according to his commandments, yea, if ye could have
          men for your kings who would do even as my father Benjamin did
          for this people—I say unto you, if this could always be the case
          then it would be expedient that ye should always have kings to
          rule over you.
          
          Mosiah 29:14
           14 And even I myself have labored with all the power and
          faculties which I have possessed, to teach you the commandments
          of God, and to establish peace throughout the land, that there
          should be no wars nor contentions, no stealing, nor plundering,
          nor murdering, nor any manner of iniquity;
          
          Mosiah 29:15
           15 And whosoever has committed iniquity, him have I punished
          according to the crime which he has committed, according to the
          law which has been given to us by our fathers.
          
          Mosiah 29:16
           16 Now I say unto you, that because all men are not just it is
          not expedient that ye should have a king or kings to rule over
          you.
          
          Mosiah 29:17
           17 For behold, how much iniquity doth one wicked king cause to
          be committed, yea, and what great destruction!
          
          Mosiah 29:18
           18 Yea, remember king Noah, his wickedness and his abominations,
          and also the wickedness and abominations of his people. Behold
          what great destruction did come upon them; and also because of
          their iniquities they were brought into bondage.
          
          Mosiah 29:19
           19 And were it not for the interposition of their all-wise
          Creator, and this because of their sincere repentance, they must
          unavoidably remain in bondage until now.
          
          Mosiah 29:20
           20 But behold, he did deliver them because they did humble
          themselves before him; and because they cried mightily unto him
          he did deliver them out of bondage; and thus doth the Lord work
          with his power in all cases among the children of men, extending
          the arm of mercy towards them that put their trust in him.
          
          Mosiah 29:21
           21 And behold, now I say unto you, ye cannot dethrone an
          iniquitous king save it be through much contention, and the
          shedding of much blood.
          
          Mosiah 29:22
           22 For behold, he has his friends in iniquity, and he keepeth
          his guards about him; and he teareth up the laws of those who
          have reigned in righteousness before him; and he trampleth under
          his feet the commandments of God;
          
          Mosiah 29:23
           23 And he enacteth laws, and sendeth them forth among his
          people, yea, laws after the manner of his own wickedness; and
          whosoever doth not obey his laws he causeth to be destroyed; and
          whosoever doth rebel against him he will send his armies against
          them to war, and if he can he will destroy them; and thus an
          unrighteous king doth pervert the ways of all righteousness.
          
          Mosiah 29:24
           24 And now behold I say unto you, it is not expedient that such
          abominations should come upon you.
          
          Mosiah 29:25
           25 Therefore, choose you by the voice of this people, judges,
          that ye may be judged according to the laws which have been given
          you by our fathers, which are correct, and which were given them
          by the hand of the Lord.
          
          Mosiah 29:26
           26 Now it is not common that the voice of the people desireth
          anything contrary to that which is right; but it is common for
          the lesser part of the people to desire that which is not right;
          therefore this shall ye observe and make it your law—to do your
          business by the voice of the people.
          
          Mosiah 29:27
           27 And if the time comes that the voice of the people doth
          choose iniquity, then is the time that the judgments of God will
          come upon you; yea, then is the time he will visit you with great
          destruction even as he has hitherto visited this land.
          
          Mosiah 29:28
           28 And now if ye have judges, and they do not judge you
          according to the law which has been given, ye can cause that they
          may be judged of a higher judge.
          
          Mosiah 29:29
           29 If your higher judges do not judge righteous judgments, ye
          shall cause that a small number of your lower judges should be
          gathered together, and they shall judge your higher judges,
          according to the voice of the people.
          
          Mosiah 29:30
           30 And I command you to do these things in the fear of the Lord;
          and I command you to do these things, and that ye have no king;
          that if these people commit sins and iniquities they shall be
          answered upon their own heads.
          
          Mosiah 29:31
           31 For behold I say unto you, the sins of many people have been
          caused by the iniquities of their kings; therefore their
          iniquities are answered upon the heads of their kings.
          
          Mosiah 29:32
           32 And now I desire that this inequality should be no more in
          this land, especially among this my people; but I desire that
          this land be a land of liberty, and every man may enjoy his
          rights and privileges alike, so long as the Lord sees fit that we
          may live and inherit the land, yea, even as long as any of our
          posterity remains upon the face of the land.
          
          Mosiah 29:33
           33 And many more things did king Mosiah write unto them,
          unfolding unto them all the trials and troubles of a righteous
          king, yea, all the travails of soul for their people, and also
          all the murmurings of the people to their king; and he explained
          it all unto them.
          
          Mosiah 29:34
           34 And he told them that these things ought not to be; but that
          the burden should come upon all the people, that every man might
          bear his part.
          
          Mosiah 29:35
           35 And he also unfolded unto them all the disadvantages they
          labored under, by having an unrighteous king to rule over them;
          
          Mosiah 29:36
           36 Yea, all his iniquities and abominations, and all the wars,
          and contentions, and bloodshed, and the stealing, and the
          plundering, and the committing of whoredoms, and all manner of
          iniquities which cannot be enumerated—telling them that these
          things ought not to be, that they were expressly repugnant to the
          commandments of God.
          
          Mosiah 29:37
           37 And now it came to pass, after king Mosiah had sent these
          things forth among the people they were convinced of the truth of
          his words.
          
          Mosiah 29:38
           38 Therefore they relinquished their desires for a king, and
          became exceedingly anxious that every man should have an equal
          chance throughout all the land; yea, and every man expressed a
          willingness to answer for his own sins.
          
          Mosiah 29:39
           39 Therefore, it came to pass that they assembled themselves
          together in bodies throughout the land, to cast in their voices
          concerning who should be their judges, to judge them according to
          the law which had been given them; and they were exceedingly
          rejoiced because of the liberty which had been granted unto them.
          
          Mosiah 29:40
           40 And they did wax strong in love towards Mosiah; yea, they did
          esteem him more than any other man; for they did not look upon
          him as a tyrant who was seeking for gain, yea, for that lucre
          which doth corrupt the soul; for he had not exacted riches of
          them, neither had he delighted in the shedding of blood; but he
          had established peace in the land, and he had granted unto his
          people that they should be delivered from all manner of bondage;
          therefore they did esteem him, yea, exceedingly, beyond measure.
          
          Mosiah 29:41
           41 And it came to pass that they did appoint judges to rule over
          them, or to judge them according to the law; and this they did
          throughout all the land.
          
          Mosiah 29:42
           42 And it came to pass that Alma was appointed to be the first
          chief judge, he being also the high priest, his father having
          conferred the office upon him, and having given him the charge
          concerning all the affairs of the church.
          
          Mosiah 29:43
           43 And now it came to pass that Alma did walk in the ways of the
          Lord, and he did keep his commandments, and he did judge
          righteous judgments; and there was continual peace through the
          land.
          
          Mosiah 29:44
           44 And thus commenced the reign of the judges throughout all the
          land of Zarahemla, among all the people who were called the
          Nephites; and Alma was the first and chief judge.
          
          Mosiah 29:45
           45 And now it came to pass that his father died, being eighty
          and two years old, having lived to fulfil the commandments of
          God.
          
          Mosiah 29:46
           46 And it came to pass that Mosiah died also, in the thirty and
          third year of his reign, being sixty and three years old; making
          in the whole, five hundred and nine years from the time Lehi left
          Jerusalem.
          
          Mosiah 29:47
           47 And thus ended the reign of the kings over the people of
          Nephi; and thus ended the days of Alma, who was the founder of
          their church.
          

THE BOOK OF ALMA

THE SON OF ALMA

The account of Alma, who was the son of Alma the first, and chief judge over the people of Nephi, and also the high priest over the Church. An account of the reign of the judges, and the wars and contentions among the people. And also an account of a war between the Nephites and the Lamanites, according to the record of Alma, the first and chief judge.

Alma 1 Chapter 1

          Alma 1:1
           1 Now it came to pass that in the first year of the reign of the
          judges over the people of Nephi, from this time forward, king
          Mosiah having gone the way of all the earth, having warred a good
          warfare, walking uprightly before God, leaving none to reign in
          his stead; nevertheless he had established laws, and they were
          acknowledged by the people; therefore they were obliged to abide
          by the laws which he had made.
          
          Alma 1:2
           2 And it came to pass that in the first year of the reign of
          Alma in the judgment-seat, there was a man brought before him to
          be judged, a man who was large, and was noted for his much
          strength.
          
          Alma 1:3
           3 And he had gone about among the people, preaching to them that
          which he termed to be the word of God, bearing down against the
          church; declaring unto the people that every priest and teacher
          ought to become popular; and they ought not to labor with their
          hands, but that they ought to be supported by the people.
          
          Alma 1:4
           4 And he also testified unto the people that all mankind should
          be saved at the last day, and that they need not fear nor
          tremble, but that they might lift up their heads and rejoice; for
          the Lord had created all men, and had also redeemed all men; and,
          in the end, all men should have eternal life.
          
          Alma 1:5
           5 And it came to pass that he did teach these things so much
          that many did believe on his words, even so many that they began
          to support him and give him money.
          
          Alma 1:6
           6 And he began to be lifted up in the pride of his heart, and to
          wear very costly apparel, yea, and even began to establish a
          church after the manner of his preaching.
          
          Alma 1:7
           7 And it came to pass as he was going, to preach to those who
          believed on his word, he met a man who belonged to the church of
          God, yea, even one of their teachers; and he began to contend
          with him sharply, that he might lead away the people of the
          church; but the man withstood him, admonishing him with the words
          of God.
          
          Alma 1:8
           8 Now the name of the man was Gideon; and it was he who was an
          instrument in the hands of God in delivering the people of Limhi
          out of bondage.
          
          Alma 1:9
           9 Now, because Gideon withstood him with the words of God he was
          wroth with Gideon, and drew his sword and began to smite him.
          Now Gideon being stricken with many years, therefore he was not
          able to withstand his blows, therefore he was slain by the sword.
          
          Alma 1:10
           10 And the man who slew him was taken by the people of the
          church, and was brought before Alma, to be judged according to
          the crimes which he had committed.
          
          Alma 1:11
           11 And it came to pass that he stood before Alma and pleaded for
          himself with much boldness.
          
          Alma 1:12
           12 But Alma said unto him: Behold, this is the first time that
          priestcraft has been introduced among this people. And behold,
          thou art not only guilty of priestcraft, but hast endeavored to
          enforce it by the sword; and were priestcraft to be enforced
          among this people it would prove their entire destruction.
          
          Alma 1:13
           13 And thou hast shed the blood of a righteous man, yea, a man
          who has done much good among this people; and were we to spare
          thee his blood would come upon us for vengeance.
          
          Alma 1:14
           14 Therefore thou art condemned to die, according to the law
          which has been given us by Mosiah, our last king; and it has been
          acknowledged by this people; therefore this people must abide by
          the law.
          
          Alma 1:15
           15 And it came to pass that they took him; and his name was
          Nehor; and they carried him upon the top of the hill Manti, and
          there he was caused, or rather did acknowledge, between the
          heavens and the earth, that what he had taught to the people was
          contrary to the word of God; and there he suffered an ignominious
          death.
          
          Alma 1:16
           16 Nevertheless, this did not put an end to the spreading of
          priestcraft through the land; for there were many who loved the
          vain things of the world, and they went forth preaching false
          doctrines; and this they did for the sake of riches and honor.
          
          Alma 1:17
           17 Nevertheless, they durst not lie, if it were known, for fear
          of the law, for liars were punished; therefore they pretended to
          preach according to their belief; and now the law could have no
          power on any man for his belief.
          
          Alma 1:18
           18 And they durst not steal, for fear of the law, for such were
          punished; neither durst they rob, nor murder, for he that
          murdered was punished unto death.
          
          Alma 1:19
           19 But it came to pass that whosoever did not belong to the
          church of God began to persecute those that did belong to the
          church of God, and had taken upon them the name of Christ.
          
          Alma 1:20
           20 Yea, they did persecute them, and afflict them with all
          manner of words, and this because of their humility; because they
          were not proud in their own eyes, and because they did impart the
          word of God, one with another, without money and without price.
          
          Alma 1:21
           21 Now there was a strict law among the people of the church
          that there should not any man, belonging to the church, arise and
          persecute those that did not belong to the church, and that there
          should be no persecution among themselves.
          
          Alma 1:22
           22 Nevertheless, there were many among them who began to be
          proud, and began to contend warmly with their adversaries, even
          unto blows; yea, they would smite one another with their fists.
          
          Alma 1:23
           23 Now this was in the second year of the reign of Alma, and it
          was a cause of much affliction to the church; yea, it was the
          cause of much trial with the church.
          
          Alma 1:24
           24 For the hearts of many were hardened, and their names were
          blotted out, that they were remembered no more among the people
          of God. And also many withdrew themselves from among them.
          
          Alma 1:25
           25 Now this was a great trial to those that did stand fast in
          the faith; nevertheless, they were steadfast and immovable in
          keeping the commandments of God, and they bore with patience the
          persecution which was heaped upon them.
          
          Alma 1:26
           26 And when the priests left their labor to impart the word of
          God unto the people, the people also left their labors to hear
          the word of God. And when the priest had imparted unto them the
          word of God they all returned again diligently unto their labors;
          and the priest, not esteeming himself above his hearers, for the
          preacher was no better than the hearer, neither was the teacher
          any better than the learner; and thus they were all equal, and
          they did all labor, every man according to his strength.
          
          Alma 1:27
           27 And they did impart of their substance, every man according
          to that which he had, to the poor, and the needy, and the sick,
          and the afflicted; and they did not wear costly apparel, yet they
          were neat and comely.
          
          Alma 1:28
           28 And thus they did establish the affairs of the church; and
          thus they began to have continual peace again, notwithstanding
          all their persecutions.
          
          Alma 1:29
           29 And now, because of the steadiness of the church they began
          to be exceedingly rich, having abundance of all things whatsoever
          they stood in need—an abundance of flocks and herds, and
          fatlings of every kind, and also abundance of grain, and of gold,
          and of silver, and of precious things, and abundance of silk and
          fine-twined linen, and all manner of good homely cloth.
          
          Alma 1:30
           30 And thus, in their prosperous circumstances, they did not
          send away any who were naked, or that were hungry, or that were
          athirst, or that were sick, or that had not been nourished; and
          they did not set their hearts upon riches; therefore they were
          liberal to all, both old and young, both bond and free, both male
          and female, whether out of the church or in the church, having no
          respect to persons as to those who stood in need.
          
          Alma 1:31
           31 And thus they did prosper and become far more wealthy than
          those who did not belong to their church.
          
          Alma 1:32
           32 For those who did not belong to their church did indulge
          themselves in sorceries, and in idolatry or idleness, and in
          babblings, and in envyings and strife; wearing costly apparel;
          being lifted up in the pride of their own eyes; persecuting,
          lying, thieving, robbing, committing whoredoms, and murdering,
          and all manner of wickedness; nevertheless, the law was put in
          force upon all those who did transgress it, inasmuch as it was
          possible.
          
          Alma 1:33
           33 And it came to pass that by thus exercising the law upon
          them, every man suffering according to that which he had done,
          they became more still, and durst not commit any wickedness if it
          were known; therefore, there was much peace among the people of
          Nephi until the fifth year of the reign of the judges.
          

Alma 2 Chapter 2

          Alma 2:1
           1 And it came to pass in the commencement of the fifth year of
          their reign there began to be a contention among the people; for
          a certain man, being called Amlici, he being a very cunning man,
          yea, a wise man as to the wisdom of the world, he being after the
          order of the man that slew Gideon by the sword, who was executed
          according to the law—
          
          Alma 2:2
           2 Now this Amlici had, by his cunning, drawn away much people
          after him; even so much that they began to be very powerful; and
          they began to endeavor to establish Amlici to be king over the
          people.
          
          Alma 2:3
           3 Now this was alarming to the people of the church, and also to
          all those who had not been drawn away after the persuasions of
          Amlici; for they knew that according to their law that such
          things must be established by the voice of the people.
          
          Alma 2:4
           4 Therefore, if it were possible that Amlici should gain the
          voice of the people, he, being a wicked man, would deprive them
          of their rights and privileges of the church; for it was his
          intent to destroy the church of God.
          
          Alma 2:5
           5 And it came to pass that the people assembled themselves
          together throughout all the land, every man according to his
          mind, whether it were for or against Amlici, in separate bodies,
          having much dispute and wonderful contentions one with another.
          
          Alma 2:6
           6 And thus they did assemble themselves together to cast in
          their voices concerning the matter; and they were laid before the
          judges.
          
          Alma 2:7
           7 And it came to pass that the voice of the people came against
          Amlici, that he was not made king over the people.
          
          Alma 2:8
           8 Now this did cause much joy in the hearts of those who were
          against him; but Amlici did stir up those who were in his favor
          to anger against those who were not in his favor.
          
          Alma 2:9
           9 And it came to pass that they gathered themselves together,
          and did consecrate Amlici to be their king.
          
          Alma 2:10
           10 Now when Amlici was made king over them he commanded them
          that they should take up arms against their brethren; and this he
          did that he might subject them to him.
          
          Alma 2:11
           11 Now the people of Amlici were distinguished by the name of
          Amlici, being called Amlicites; and the remainder were called
          Nephites, or the people of God.
          
          Alma 2:12
           12 Therefore the people of the Nephites were aware of the intent
          of the Amlicites, and therefore they did prepare to meet them;
          yea, they did arm themselves with swords, and with cimeters, and
          with bows, and with arrows, and with stones, and with slings, and
          with all manner of weapons of war, of every kind.
          
          Alma 2:13
           13 And thus they were prepared to meet the Amlicites at the time
          of their coming. And there were appointed captains, and higher
          captains, and chief captains, according to their numbers.
          
          Alma 2:14
           14 And it came to pass that Amlici did arm his men with all
          manner of weapons of war of every kind; and he also appointed
          rulers and leaders over his people, to lead them to war against
          their brethren.
          
          Alma 2:15
           15 And it came to pass that the Amlicites came upon the hill
          Amnihu, which was east of the river Sidon, which ran by the land
          of Zarahemla, and there they began to make war with the Nephites.
          
          Alma 2:16
           16 Now Alma, being the chief judge and the governor of the
          people of Nephi, therefore he went up with his people, yea, with
          his captains, and chief captains, yea, at the head of his armies,
          against the Amlicites to battle.
          
          Alma 2:17
           17 And they began to slay the Amlicites upon the hill east of
          Sidon. And the Amlicites did contend with the Nephites with
          great strength, insomuch that many of the Nephites did fall
          before the Amlicites.
          
          Alma 2:18
           18 Nevertheless the Lord did strengthen the hand of the
          Nephites, that they slew the Amlicites with great slaughter, that
          they began to flee before them.
          
          Alma 2:19
           19 And it came to pass that the Nephites did pursue the
          Amlicites all that day, and did slay them with much slaughter,
          insomuch that there were slain of the Amlicites twelve thousand
          five hundred thirty and two souls; and there were slain of the
          Nephites six thousand five hundred sixty and two souls.
          
          Alma 2:20
           20 And it came to pass that when Alma could pursue the Amlicites
          no longer he caused that his people should pitch their tents in
          the valley of Gideon, the valley being called after that Gideon
          who was slain by the hand of Nehor with the sword; and in this
          valley the Nephites did pitch their tents for the night.
          
          Alma 2:21
           21 And Alma sent spies to follow the remnant of the Amlicites,
          that he might know of their plans and their plots, whereby he
          might guard himself against them, that he might preserve his
          people from being destroyed.
          
          Alma 2:22
           22 Now those whom he had sent out to watch the camp of the
          Amlicites were called Zeram, and Amnor, and Manti, and Limher;
          these were they who went out with their men to watch the camp of
          the Amlicites.
          
          Alma 2:23
           23 And it came to pass that on the morrow they returned into the
          camp of the Nephites in great haste, being greatly astonished,
          and struck with much fear, saying:
          
          Alma 2:24
           24 Behold, we followed the camp of the Amlicites, and to our
          great astonishment, in the land of Minon, above the land of
          Zarahemla, in the course of the land of Nephi, we saw a numerous
          host of the Lamanites; and behold, the Amlicites have joined
          them;
          
          Alma 2:25
           25 And they are upon our brethren in that land; and they are
          fleeing before them with their flocks, and their wives, and their
          children, towards our city; and except we make haste they obtain
          possession of our city, and our fathers, and our wives, and our
          children be slain.
          
          Alma 2:26
           26 And it came to pass that the people of Nephi took their
          tents, and departed out of the valley of Gideon towards their
          city, which was the city of Zarahemla.
          
          Alma 2:27
           27 And behold, as they were crossing the river Sidon, the
          Lamanites and the Amlicites, being as numerous almost, as it
          were, as the sands of the sea, came upon them to destroy them.
          
          Alma 2:28
           28 Nevertheless, the Nephites being strengthened by the hand of
          the Lord, having prayed mightily to him that he would deliver
          them out of the hands of their enemies, therefore the Lord did
          hear their cries, and did strengthen them, and the Lamanites and
          the Amlicites did fall before them.
          
          Alma 2:29
           29 And it came to pass that Alma fought with Amlici with the
          sword, face to face; and they did contend mightily, one with
          another.
          
          Alma 2:30
           30 And it came to pass that Alma, being a man of God, being
          exercised with much faith, cried, saying: O Lord, have mercy and
          spare my life, that I may be an instrument in thy hands to save
          and preserve this people.
          
          Alma 2:31
           31 Now when Alma had said these words he contended again with
          Amlici; and he was strengthened, insomuch that he slew Amlici
          with the sword.
          
          Alma 2:32
           32 And he also contended with the king of the Lamanites; but the
          king of the Lamanites fled back from before Alma and sent his
          guards to contend with Alma.
          
          Alma 2:33
           33 But Alma, with his guards, contended with the guards of the
          king of the Lamanites until he slew and drove them back.
          
          Alma 2:34
           34 And thus he cleared the ground, or rather the bank, which was
          on the west of the river Sidon, throwing the bodies of the
          Lamanites who had been slain into the waters of Sidon, that
          thereby his people might have room to cross and contend with the
          Lamanites and the Amlicites on the west side of the river Sidon.
          
          Alma 2:35
           35 And it came to pass that when they had all crossed the river
          Sidon that the Lamanites and the Amlicites began to flee before
          them, notwithstanding they were so numerous that they could not
          be numbered.
          
          Alma 2:36
           36 And they fled before the Nephites towards the wilderness
          which was west and north, away beyond the borders of the land;
          and the Nephites did pursue them with their might, and did slay
          them.
          
          Alma 2:37
           37 Yea, they were met on every hand, and slain and driven, until
          they were scattered on the west, and on the north, until they had
          reached the wilderness, which was called Hermounts; and it was
          that part of the wilderness which was infested by wild and
          ravenous beasts.
          
          Alma 2:38
           38 And it came to pass that many died in the wilderness of their
          wounds, and were devoured by those beasts and also the vultures
          of the air; and their bones have been found, and have been heaped
          up on the earth.
          

Alma 3 Chapter 3

          Alma 3:1
           1 And it came to pass that the Nephites who were not slain by
          the weapons of war, after having buried those who had been
          slain—now the number of the slain were not numbered, because of
          the greatness of their number—after they had finished burying
          their dead they all returned to their lands, and to their houses,
          and their wives, and their children.
          
          Alma 3:2
           2 Now many women and children had been slain with the sword, and
          also many of their flocks and their herds; and also many of their
          fields of grain were destroyed, for they were trodden down by the
          hosts of men.
          
          Alma 3:3
           3 And now as many of the Lamanites and the Amlicites who had
          been slain upon the bank of the river Sidon were cast into the
          waters of Sidon; and behold their bones are in the depths of the
          sea, and they are many.
          
          Alma 3:4
           4 And the Amlicites were distinguished from the Nephites, for
          they had marked themselves with red in their foreheads after the
          manner of the Lamanites; nevertheless they had not shorn their
          heads like unto the Lamanites.
          
          Alma 3:5
           5 Now the heads of the Lamanites were shorn; and they were
          naked, save it were skin which was girded about their loins, and
          also their armor, which was girded about them, and their bows,
          and their arrows, and their stones, and their slings, and so
          forth.
          
          Alma 3:6
           6 And the skins of the Lamanites were dark, according to the
          mark which was set upon their fathers, which was a curse upon
          them because of their transgression and their rebellion against
          their brethren, who consisted of Nephi, Jacob, and Joseph, and
          Sam, who were just and holy men.
          
          Alma 3:7
           7 And their brethren sought to destroy them, therefore they were
          cursed; and the Lord God set a mark upon them, yea, upon Laman
          and Lemuel, and also the sons of Ishmael, and Ishmaelitish women.
          
          Alma 3:8
           8 And this was done that their seed might be distinguished from
          the seed of their brethren, that thereby the Lord God might
          preserve his people, that they might not mix and believe in
          incorrect traditions which would prove their destruction.
          
          Alma 3:9
           9 And it came to pass that whosoever did mingle his seed with
          that of the Lamanites did bring the same curse upon his seed.
          
          Alma 3:10
           10 Therefore, whosoever suffered himself to be led away by the
          Lamanites was called under that head, and there was a mark set
          upon him.
          
          Alma 3:11
           11 And it came to pass that whosoever would not believe in the
          tradition of the Lamanites, but believed those records which were
          brought out of the land of Jerusalem, and also in the tradition
          of their fathers, which were correct, who believed in the
          commandments of God and kept them, were called the Nephites, or
          the people of Nephi, from that time forth—
          
          Alma 3:12
           12 And it is they who have kept the records which are true of
          their people, and also of the people of the Lamanites.
          
          Alma 3:13
           13 Now we will return again to the Amlicites, for they also had
          a mark set upon them; yea, they set the mark upon themselves,
          yea, even a mark of red upon their foreheads.
          
          Alma 3:14
           14 Thus the word of God is fulfilled, for these are the words
          which he said to Nephi: Behold, the Lamanites have I cursed, and
          I will set a mark on them that they and their seed may be
          separated from thee and thy seed, from this time henceforth and
          forever, except they repent of their wickedness and turn to me
          that I may have mercy upon them.
          
          Alma 3:15
           15 And again: I will set a mark upon him that mingleth his seed
          with thy brethren, that they may be cursed also.
          
          Alma 3:16
           16 And again: I will set a mark upon him that fighteth against
          thee and thy seed.
          
          Alma 3:17
           17 And again, I say he that departeth from thee shall no more be
          called thy seed; and I will bless thee, and whomsoever shall be
          called thy seed, henceforth and forever; and these were the
          promises of the Lord unto Nephi and to his seed.
          
          Alma 3:18
           18 Now the Amlicites knew not that they were fulfilling the
          words of God when they began to mark themselves in their
          foreheads; nevertheless they had come out in open rebellion
          against God; therefore it was expedient that the curse should
          fall upon them.
          
          Alma 3:19
           19 Now I would that ye should see that they brought upon
          themselves the curse; and even so doth every man that is cursed
          bring upon himself his own condemnation.
          
          Alma 3:20
           20 Now it came to pass that not many days after the battle which
          was fought in the land of Zarahemla, by the Lamanites and the
          Amlicites, that there was another army of the Lamanites came in
          upon the people of Nephi, in the same place where the first army
          met the Amlicites.
          
          Alma 3:21
           21 And it came to pass that there was an army sent to drive them
          out of their land.
          
          Alma 3:22
           22 Now Alma himself being afflicted with a wound did not go up
          to battle at this time against the Lamanites;
          
          Alma 3:23
           23 But he sent up a numerous army against them; and they went up
          and slew many of the Lamanites, and drove the remainder of them
          out of the borders of their land.
          
          Alma 3:24
           24 And then they returned again and began to establish peace in
          the land, being troubled no more for a time with their enemies.
          
          Alma 3:25
           25 Now all these things were done, yea, all these wars and
          contentions were commenced and ended in the fifth year of the
          reign of the judges.
          
          Alma 3:26
           26 And in one year were thousands and tens of thousands of souls
          sent to the eternal world, that they might reap their rewards
          according to their works, whether they were good or whether they
          were bad, to reap eternal happiness or eternal misery, according
          to the spirit which they listed to obey, whether it be a good
          spirit or a bad one.
          
          Alma 3:27
           27 For every man receiveth wages of him whom he listeth to obey,
          and this according to the words of the spirit of prophecy;
          therefore let it be according to the truth. And thus endeth the
          fifth year of the reign of the judges.
          

Alma 4 Chapter 4

          Alma 4:1
           1 Now it came to pass in the sixth year of the reign of the
          judges over the people of Nephi, there were no contentions nor
          wars in the land of Zarahemla;
          
          Alma 4:2
           2 But the people were afflicted, yea, greatly afflicted for the
          loss of their brethren, and also for the loss of their flocks and
          herds, and also for the loss of their fields of grain, which were
          trodden under foot and destroyed by the Lamanites.
          
          Alma 4:3
           3 And so great were their afflictions that every soul had cause
          to mourn; and they believed that it was the judgments of God sent
          upon them because of their wickedness and their abominations;
          therefore they were awakened to a remembrance of their duty.
          
          Alma 4:4
           4 And they began to establish the church more fully; yea, and
          many were baptized in the waters of Sidon and were joined to the
          church of God; yea, they were baptized by the hand of Alma, who
          had been consecrated the high priest over the people of the
          church, by the hand of his father Alma.
          
          Alma 4:5
           5 And it came to pass in the seventh year of the reign of the
          judges there were about three thousand five hundred souls that
          united themselves to the church of God and were baptized. And
          thus endeth the seventh year of the reign of the judges over the
          people of Nephi; and there was continual peace in all that time.
          
          Alma 4:6
           6 And it came to pass in the eighth year of the reign of the
          judges, that the people of the church began to wax proud, because
          of their exceeding riches, and their fine silks, and their
          fine-twined linen, and because of their many flocks and herds,
          and their gold and their silver, and all manner of precious
          things, which they had obtained by their industry; and in all
          these things were they lifted up in the pride of their eyes, for
          they began to wear very costly apparel.
          
          Alma 4:7
           7 Now this was the cause of much affliction to Alma, yea, and to
          many of the people whom Alma had consecrated to be teachers, and
          priests, and elders over the church; yea, many of them were
          sorely grieved for the wickedness which they saw had begun to be
          among their people.
          
          Alma 4:8
           8 For they saw and beheld with great sorrow that the people of
          the church began to be lifted up in the pride of their eyes, and
          to set their hearts upon riches and upon the vain things of the
          world, that they began to be scornful, one towards another, and
          they began to persecute those that did not believe according to
          their own will and pleasure.
          
          Alma 4:9
           9 And thus, in this eighth year of the reign of the judges,
          there began to be great contentions among the people of the
          church; yea, there were envyings, and strife, and malice, and
          persecutions, and pride, even to exceed the pride of those who
          did not belong to the church of God.
          
          Alma 4:10
           10 And thus ended the eighth year of the reign of the judges;
          and the wickedness of the church was a great stumbling-block to
          those who did not belong to the church; and thus the church began
          to fail in its progress.
          
          Alma 4:11
           11 And it came to pass in the commencement of the ninth year,
          Alma saw the wickedness of the church, and he saw also that the
          example of the church began to lead those who were unbelievers on
          from one piece of iniquity to another, thus bringing on the
          destruction of the people.
          
          Alma 4:12
           12 Yea, he saw great inequality among the people, some lifting
          themselves up with their pride, despising others, turning their
          backs upon the needy and the naked and those who were hungry, and
          those who were athirst, and those who were sick and afflicted.
          
          Alma 4:13
           13 Now this was a great cause for lamentations among the people,
          while others were abasing themselves, succoring those who stood
          in need of their succor, such as imparting their substance to the
          poor and the needy, feeding the hungry, and suffering all manner
          of afflictions, for Christ's sake, who should come according to
          the spirit of prophecy;
          
          Alma 4:14
           14 Looking forward to that day, thus retaining a remission of
          their sins; being filled with great joy because of the
          resurrection of the dead, according to the will and power and
          deliverance of Jesus Christ from the bands of death.
          
          Alma 4:15
           15 And now it came to pass that Alma, having seen the
          afflictions of the humble followers of God, and the persecutions
          which were heaped upon them by the remainder of his people, and
          seeing all their inequality, began to be very sorrowful;
          nevertheless the Spirit of the Lord did not fail him.
          
          Alma 4:16
           16 And he selected a wise man who was among the elders of the
          church, and gave him power according to the voice of the people,
          that he might have power to enact laws according to the laws
          which had been given, and to put them in force according to the
          wickedness and the crimes of the people.
          
          Alma 4:17
           17 Now this man's name was Nephihah, and he was appointed chief
          judge; and he sat in the judgment-seat to judge and to govern the
          people.
          
          Alma 4:18
           18 Now Alma did not grant unto him the office of being high
          priest over the church, but he retained the office of high priest
          unto himself; but he delivered the judgment-seat unto Nephihah.
          
          Alma 4:19
           19 And this he did that he himself might go forth among his
          people, or among the people of Nephi, that he might preach the
          word of God unto them, to stir them up in remembrance of their
          duty, and that he might pull down, by the word of God, all the
          pride and craftiness and all the contentions which were among his
          people, seeing no way that he might reclaim them save it were in
          bearing down in pure testimony against them.
          
          Alma 4:20
           20 And thus in the commencement of the ninth year of the reign
          of the judges over the people of Nephi, Alma delivered up the
          judgment-seat to Nephihah, and confined himself wholly to the
          high priesthood of the holy order of God, to the testimony of the
          word, according to the spirit of revelation and prophecy.
          

Alma 5 Chapter 5

          Alma 5:1
           1 Now it came to pass that Alma began to deliver the word of God
          unto the people, first in the land of Zarahemla, and from thence
          throughout all the land.
          
          Alma 5:2
           2 And these are the words which he spake to the people in the
          church which was established in the city of Zarahemla, according
          to his own record, saying:
          
          Alma 5:3
           3 I, Alma, having been consecrated by my father, Alma, to be a
          high priest over the church of God, he having power and authority
          from God to do these things, behold, I say unto you that he began
          to establish a church in the land which was in the borders of
          Nephi; yea, the land which was called the land of Mormon; yea,
          and he did baptize his brethren in the waters of Mormon.
          
          Alma 5:4
           4 And behold, I say unto you, they were delivered out of the
          hands of the people of king Noah, by the mercy and power of God.
          
          Alma 5:5
           5 And behold, after that, they were brought into bondage by the
          hands of the Lamanites in the wilderness; yea, I say unto you,
          they were in captivity, and again the Lord did deliver them out
          of bondage by the power of his word; and we were brought into
          this land, and here we began to establish the church of God
          throughout this land also.
          
          Alma 5:6
           6 And now behold, I say unto you, my brethren, you that belong
          to this church, have you sufficiently retained in remembrance the
          captivity of your fathers? Yea, and have you sufficiently
          retained in remembrance his mercy and long-suffering towards
          them? And moreover, have ye sufficiently retained in remembrance
          that he has delivered their souls from hell?
          
          Alma 5:7
           7 Behold, he changed their hearts; yea, he awakened them out of
          a deep sleep, and they awoke unto God. Behold, they were in the
          midst of darkness; nevertheless, their souls were illuminated by
          the light of the everlasting word; yea, they were encircled about
          by the bands of death, and the chains of hell, and an everlasting
          destruction did await them.
          
          Alma 5:8
           8 And now I ask of you, my brethren, were they destroyed?
          Behold, I say unto you, Nay, they were not.
          
          Alma 5:9
           9 And again I ask, were the bands of death broken, and the
          chains of hell which encircled them about, were they loosed? I
          say unto you, Yea, they were loosed, and their souls did expand,
          and they did sing redeeming love. And I say unto you that they
          are saved.
          
          Alma 5:10
           10 And now I ask of you on what conditions are they saved? Yea,
          what grounds had they to hope for salvation? What is the cause
          of their being loosed from the bands of death, yea, and also the
          chains of hell?
          
          Alma 5:11
           11 Behold, I can tell you—did not my father Alma believe in the
          words which were delivered by the mouth of Abinadi? And was he
          not a holy prophet? Did he not speak the words of God, and my
          father Alma believe them?
          
          Alma 5:12
           12 And according to his faith there was a mighty change wrought
          in his heart. Behold I say unto you that this is all true.
          
          Alma 5:13
           13 And behold, he preached the word unto your fathers, and a
          mighty change was also wrought in their hearts, and they humbled
          themselves and put their trust in the true and living God. And
          behold, they were faithful until the end; therefore they were
          saved.
          
          Alma 5:14
           14 And now behold, I ask of you, my brethren of the church, have
          ye spiritually been born of God? Have ye received his image in
          your countenances? Have ye experienced this mighty change in
          your hearts?
          
          Alma 5:15
           15 Do ye exercise faith in the redemption of him who created
          you? Do you look forward with an eye of faith, and view this
          mortal body raised in immortality, and this corruption raised in
          incorruption, to stand before God to be judged according to the
          deeds which have been done in the mortal body?
          
          Alma 5:16
           16 I say unto you, can you imagine to yourselves that ye hear
          the voice of the Lord, saying unto you, in that day: Come unto me
          ye blessed, for behold, your works have been the works of
          righteousness upon the face of the earth?
          
          Alma 5:17
           17 Or do ye imagine to yourselves that ye can lie unto the Lord
          in that day, and say—Lord, our works have been righteous works
          upon the face of the earth—and that he will save you?
          
          Alma 5:18
           18 Or otherwise, can ye imagine yourselves brought before the
          tribunal of God with your souls filled with guilt and remorse,
          having a remembrance of all your guilt, yea, a perfect
          remembrance of all your wickedness, yea, a remembrance that ye
          have set at defiance the commandments of God?
          
          Alma 5:19
           19 I say unto you, can ye look up to God at that day with a pure
          heart and clean hands? I say unto you, can you look up, having
          the image of God engraven upon your countenances?
          
          Alma 5:20
           20 I say unto you, can ye think of being saved when you have
          yielded yourselves to become subjects to the devil?
          
          Alma 5:21
           21 I say unto you, ye will know at that day that ye cannot be
          saved; for there can no man be saved except his garments are
          washed white; yea, his garments must be purified until they are
          cleansed from all stain, through the blood of him of whom it has
          been spoken by our fathers, who should come to redeem his people
          from their sins.
          
          Alma 5:22
           22 And now I ask of you, my brethren, how will any of you feel,
          if ye shall stand before the bar of God, having your garments
          stained with blood and all manner of filthiness? Behold, what
          will these things testify against you?
          
          Alma 5:23
           23 Behold will they not testify that ye are murderers, yea, and
          also that ye are guilty of all manner of wickedness?
          
          Alma 5:24
           24 Behold, my brethren, do ye suppose that such an one can have
          a place to sit down in the kingdom of God, with Abraham, with
          Isaac, and with Jacob, and also all the holy prophets, whose
          garments are cleansed and are spotless, pure and white?
          
          Alma 5:25
           25 I say unto you, Nay; except ye make our Creator a liar from
          the beginning, or suppose that he is a liar from the beginning,
          ye cannot suppose that such can have place in the kingdom of
          heaven; but they shall be cast out for they are the children of
          the kingdom of the devil.
          
          Alma 5:26
           26 And now behold, I say unto you, my brethren, if ye have
          experienced a change of heart, and if ye have felt to sing the
          song of redeeming love, I would ask, can ye feel so now?
          
          Alma 5:27
           27 Have ye walked, keeping yourselves blameless before God?
          Could ye say, if ye were called to die at this time, within
          yourselves, that ye have been sufficiently humble? That your
          garments have been cleansed and made white through the blood of
          Christ, who will come to redeem his people from their sins?
          
          Alma 5:28
           28 Behold, are ye stripped of pride? I say unto you, if ye are
          not ye are not prepared to meet God. Behold ye must prepare
          quickly; for the kingdom of heaven is soon at hand, and such an
          one hath not eternal life.
          
          Alma 5:29
           29 Behold, I say, is there one among you who is not stripped of
          envy? I say unto you that such an one is not prepared; and I
          would that he should prepare quickly, for the hour is close at
          hand, and he knoweth not when the time shall come; for such an
          one is not found guiltless.
          
          Alma 5:30
           30 And again I say unto you, is there one among you that doth
          make a mock of his brother, or that heapeth upon him
          persecutions?
          
          Alma 5:31
           31 Wo unto such an one, for he is not prepared, and the time is
          at hand that he must repent or he cannot be saved!
          
          Alma 5:32
           32 Yea, even wo unto all ye workers of iniquity; repent, repent,
          for the Lord God hath spoken it!
          
          Alma 5:33
           33 Behold, he sendeth an invitation unto all men, for the arms
          of mercy are extended towards them, and he saith: Repent, and I
          will receive you.
          
          Alma 5:34
           34 Yea, he saith: Come unto me and ye shall partake of the fruit
          of the tree of life; yea, ye shall eat and drink of the bread and
          the waters of life freely;
          
          Alma 5:35
           35 Yea, come unto me and bring forth works of righteousness, and
          ye shall not be hewn down and cast into the fire—
          
          Alma 5:36
           36 For behold, the time is at hand that whosoever bringeth forth
          not good fruit, or whosoever doeth not the works of
          righteousness, the same have cause to wail and mourn.
          
          Alma 5:37
           37 O ye workers of iniquity; ye that are puffed up in the vain
          things of the world, ye that have professed to have known the
          ways of righteousness nevertheless have gone astray, as sheep
          having no shepherd, notwithstanding a shepherd hath called after
          you and is still calling after you, but ye will not hearken unto
          his voice!
          
          Alma 5:38
           38 Behold, I say unto you, that the good shepherd doth call you;
          yea, and in his own name he doth call you, which is the name of
          Christ; and if ye will not hearken unto the voice of the good
          shepherd, to the name by which ye are called, behold, ye are not
          the sheep of the good shepherd.
          
          Alma 5:39
           39 And now if ye are not the sheep of the good shepherd, of what
          fold are ye? Behold, I say unto you, that the devil is your
          shepherd, and ye are of his fold; and now, who can deny this?
          Behold, I say unto you, whosoever denieth this is a liar and a
          child of the devil.
          
          Alma 5:40
           40 For I say unto you that whatsoever is good cometh from God,
          and whatsoever is evil cometh from the devil.
          
          Alma 5:41
           41 Therefore, if a man bringeth forth good works he hearkeneth
          unto the voice of the good shepherd, and he doth follow him; but
          whosoever bringeth forth evil works, the same becometh a child of
          the devil, for he hearkeneth unto his voice, and doth follow him.
          
          Alma 5:42
           42 And whosoever doeth this must receive his wages of him;
          therefore, for his wages he receiveth death, as to things
          pertaining unto righteousness, being dead unto all good works.
          
          Alma 5:43
           43 And now, my brethren, I would that ye should hear me, for I
          speak in the energy of my soul; for behold, I have spoken unto
          you plainly that ye cannot err, or have spoken according to the
          commandments of God.
          
          Alma 5:44
           44 For I am called to speak after this manner, according to the
          holy order of God, which is in Christ Jesus; yea, I am commanded
          to stand and testify unto this people the things which have been
          spoken by our fathers concerning the things which are to come.
          
          Alma 5:45
           45 And this is not all. Do ye not suppose that I know of these
          things myself? Behold, I testify unto you that I do know that
          these things whereof I have spoken are true. And how do ye
          suppose that I know of their surety?
          
          Alma 5:46
           46 Behold, I say unto you they are made known unto me by the
          Holy Spirit of God. Behold, I have fasted and prayed many days
          that I might know these things of myself. And now I do know of
          myself that they are true; for the Lord God hath made them
          manifest unto me by his Holy Spirit; and this is the spirit of
          revelation which is in me.
          
          Alma 5:47
           47 And moreover, I say unto you that it has thus been revealed
          unto me, that the words which have been spoken by our fathers are
          true, even so according to the spirit of prophecy which is in me,
          which is also by the manifestation of the Spirit of God.
          
          Alma 5:48
           48 I say unto you, that I know of myself that whatsoever I shall
          say unto you, concerning that which is to come, is true; and I
          say unto you, that I know that Jesus Christ shall come, yea, the
          Son, the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace, and mercy,
          and truth. And behold, it is he that cometh to take away the
          sins of the world, yea, the sins of every man who steadfastly
          believeth on his name.
          
          Alma 5:49
           49 And now I say unto you that this is the order after which I
          am called, yea, to preach unto my beloved brethren, yea, and
          every one that dwelleth in the land; yea, to preach unto all,
          both old and young, both bond and free; yea, I say unto you the
          aged, and also the middle aged, and the rising generation; yea,
          to cry unto them that they must repent and be born again.
          
          Alma 5:50
           50 Yea, thus saith the Spirit: Repent, all ye ends of the earth,
          for the kingdom of heaven is soon at hand; yea, the Son of God
          cometh in his glory, in his might, majesty, power, and dominion.
          Yea, my beloved brethren, I say unto you, that the Spirit saith:
          Behold the glory of the King of all the earth; and also the King
          of heaven shall very soon shine forth among all the children of
          men.
          
          Alma 5:51
           51 And also the Spirit saith unto me, yea, crieth unto me with a
          mighty voice, saying: Go forth and say unto this people—Repent,
          for except ye repent ye can in nowise inherit the kingdom of
          heaven.
          
          Alma 5:52
           52 And again I say unto you, the Spirit saith: Behold, the ax is
          laid at the root of the tree; therefore every tree that bringeth
          not forth good fruit shall be hewn down and cast into the fire,
          yea, a fire which cannot be consumed, even an unquenchable fire.
          Behold, and remember, the Holy One hath spoken it.
          
          Alma 5:53
           53 And now my beloved brethren, I say unto you, can ye withstand
          these sayings; yea, can ye lay aside these things, and trample
          the Holy One under your feet; yea, can ye be puffed up in the
          pride of your hearts; yea, will ye still persist in the wearing
          of costly apparel and setting your hearts upon the vain things of
          the world, upon your riches?
          
          Alma 5:54
           54 Yea, will ye persist in supposing that ye are better one than
          another; yea, will ye persist in the persecution of your
          brethren, who humble themselves and do walk after the holy order
          of God, wherewith they have been brought into this church, having
          been sanctified by the Holy Spirit, and they do bring forth works
          which are meet for repentance—
          
          Alma 5:55
           55 Yea, and will you persist in turning your backs upon the
          poor, and the needy, and in withholding your substance from them?
          
          Alma 5:56
           56 And finally, all ye that will persist in your wickedness, I
          say unto you that these are they who shall be hewn down and cast
          into the fire except they speedily repent.
          
          Alma 5:57
           57 And now I say unto you, all you that are desirous to follow
          the voice of the good shepherd, come ye out from the wicked, and
          be ye separate, and touch not their unclean things; and behold,
          their names shall be blotted out, that the names of the wicked
          shall not be numbered among the names of the righteous, that the
          word of God may be fulfilled, which saith: The names of the
          wicked shall not be mingled with the names of my people;
          
          Alma 5:58
           58 For the names of the righteous shall be written in the book
          of life, and unto them will I grant an inheritance at my right
          hand. And now, my brethren, what have ye to say against this? I
          say unto you, if ye speak against it, it matters not, for the
          word of God must be fulfilled.
          
          Alma 5:59
           59 For what shepherd is there among you having many sheep doth
          not watch over them, that the wolves enter not and devour his
          flock? And behold, if a wolf enter his flock doth he not drive
          him out? Yea, and at the last, if he can, he will destroy him.
          
          Alma 5:60
           60 And now I say unto you that the good shepherd doth call after
          you; and if you will hearken unto his voice he will bring you
          into his fold, and ye are his sheep; and he commandeth you that
          ye suffer no ravenous wolf to enter among you, that ye may not be
          destroyed.
          
          Alma 5:61
           61 And now I, Alma, do command you in the language of him who
          hath commanded me, that ye observe to do the words which I have
          spoken unto you.
          
          Alma 5:62
           62 I speak by way of command unto you that belong to the church;
          and unto those who do not belong to the church I speak by way of
          invitation, saying: Come and be baptized unto repentance, that ye
          also may be partakers of the fruit of the tree of life.
          

Alma 6 Chapter 6

          Alma 6:1
           1 And now it came to pass that after Alma had made an end of
          speaking unto the people of the church, which was established in
          the city of Zarahemla, he ordained priests and elders, by laying
          on his hands according to the order of God, to preside and watch
          over the church.
          
          Alma 6:2
           2 And it came to pass that whosoever did not belong to the
          church who repented of their sins were baptized unto repentance,
          and were received into the church.
          
          Alma 6:3
           3 And it also came to pass that whosoever did belong to the
          church that did not repent of their wickedness and humble
          themselves before God—I mean those who were lifted up in the
          pride of their hearts—the same were rejected, and their names
          were blotted out, that their names were not numbered among those
          of the righteous.
          
          Alma 6:4
           4 And thus they began to establish the order of the church in
          the city of Zarahemla.
          
          Alma 6:5
           5 Now I would that ye should understand that the word of God was
          liberal unto all, that none were deprived of the privilege of
          assembling themselves together to hear the word of God.
          
          Alma 6:6
           6 Nevertheless the children of God were commanded that they
          should gather themselves together oft, and join in fasting and
          mighty prayer in behalf of the welfare of the souls of those who
          knew not God.
          
          Alma 6:7
           7 And now it came to pass that when Alma had made these
          regulations he departed from them, yea, from the church which was
          in the city of Zarahemla, and went over upon the east of the
          river Sidon, into the valley of Gideon, there having been a city
          built, which was called the city of Gideon, which was in the
          valley that was called Gideon, being called after the man who was
          slain by the hand of Nehor with the sword.
          
          Alma 6:8
           8 And Alma went and began to declare the word of God unto the
          church which was established in the valley of Gideon, according
          to the revelation of the truth of the word which had been spoken
          by his fathers, and according to the spirit of prophecy which was
          in him, according to the testimony of Jesus Christ, the Son of
          God, who should come to redeem his people from their sins, and
          the holy order by which he was called. And thus it is written.
          Amen.
          

Alma 7 Chapter 7

          Alma 7:1
           1 Behold my beloved brethren, seeing that I have been permitted
          to come unto you, therefore I attempt to address you in my
          language; yea, by my own mouth, seeing that it is the first time
          that I have spoken unto you by the words of my mouth, I having
          been wholly confined to the judgment-seat, having had much
          business that I could not come unto you.
          
          Alma 7:2
           2 And even I could not have come now at this time were it not
          that the judgment-seat hath been given to another, to reign in my
          stead; and the Lord in much mercy hath granted that I should come
          unto you.
          
          Alma 7:3
           3 And behold, I have come having great hopes and much desire
          that I should find that ye had humbled yourselves before God, and
          that ye had continued in the supplicating of his grace, that I
          should find that ye were blameless before him, that I should find
          that ye were not in the awful dilemma that our brethren were in
          at Zarahemla.
          
          Alma 7:4
           4 But blessed be the name of God, that he hath given me to know,
          yea, hath given unto me the exceedingly great joy of knowing that
          they are established again in the way of his righteousness.
          
          Alma 7:5
           5 And I trust, according to the Spirit of God which is in me,
          that I shall also have joy over you; nevertheless I do not desire
          that my joy over you should come by the cause of so much
          afflictions and sorrow which I have had for the brethren at
          Zarahemla, for behold, my joy cometh over them after wading
          through much affliction and sorrow.
          
          Alma 7:6
           6 But behold, I trust that ye are not in a state of so much
          unbelief as were your brethren; I trust that ye are not lifted up
          in the pride of your hearts; yea, I trust that ye have not set
          your hearts upon riches and the vain things of the world; yea, I
          trust that you do not worship idols, but that ye do worship the
          true and living God, and that ye look forward for the remission
          of your sins, with an everlasting faith, which is to come.
          
          Alma 7:7
           7 For behold, I say unto you there be many things to come; and
          behold, there is one thing which is of more importance than they
          all—for behold, the time is not far distant that the Redeemer
          liveth and cometh among his people.
          
          Alma 7:8
           8 Behold, I do not say that he will come among us at the time of
          his dwelling in his mortal tabernacle; for behold, the Spirit
          hath not said unto me that this should be the case. Now as to
          this thing I do not know; but this much I do know, that the Lord
          God hath power to do all things which are according to his word.
          
          Alma 7:9
           9 But behold, the Spirit hath said this much unto me, saying:
          Cry unto this people, saying—Repent ye, and prepare the way of
          the Lord, and walk in his paths, which are straight; for behold,
          the kingdom of heaven is at hand, and the Son of God cometh upon
          the face of the earth.
          
          Alma 7:10
           10 And behold, he shall be born of Mary, at Jerusalem which is
          the land of our forefathers, she being a virgin, a precious and
          chosen vessel, who shall be overshadowed and conceive by the
          power of the Holy Ghost, and bring forth a son, yea, even the Son
          of God.
          
          Alma 7:11
           11 And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and
          temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be
          fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the
          sicknesses of his people.
          
          Alma 7:12
           12 And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands
          of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their
          infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according
          to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to
          succor his people according to their infirmities.
          
          Alma 7:13
           13 Now the Spirit knoweth all things; nevertheless the Son of
          God suffereth according to the flesh that he might take upon him
          the sins of his people, that he might blot out their
          transgressions according to the power of his deliverance; and now
          behold, this is the testimony which is in me.
          
          Alma 7:14
           14 Now I say unto you that ye must repent, and be born again;
          for the Spirit saith if ye are not born again ye cannot inherit
          the kingdom of heaven; therefore come and be baptized unto
          repentance, that ye may be washed from your sins, that ye may
          have faith on the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the
          world, who is mighty to save and to cleanse from all
          unrighteousness.
          
          Alma 7:15
           15 Yea, I say unto you come and fear not, and lay aside every
          sin, which easily doth beset you, which doth bind you down to
          destruction, yea, come and go forth, and show unto your God that
          ye are willing to repent of your sins and enter into a covenant
          with him to keep his commandments, and witness it unto him this
          day by going into the waters of baptism.
          
          Alma 7:16
           16 And whosoever doeth this, and keepeth the commandments of God
          from thenceforth, the same will remember that I say unto him,
          yea, he will remember that I have said unto him, he shall have
          eternal life, according to the testimony of the Holy Spirit,
          which testifieth in me.
          
          Alma 7:17
           17 And now my beloved brethren, do you believe these things?
          Behold, I say unto you, yea, I know that ye believe them; and the
          way that I know that ye believe them is by the manifestation of
          the Spirit which is in me. And now because your faith is strong
          concerning that, yea, concerning the things which I have spoken,
          great is my joy.
          
          Alma 7:18
           18 For as I said unto you from the beginning, that I had much
          desire that ye were not in the state of dilemma like your
          brethren, even so I have found that my desires have been
          gratified.
          
          Alma 7:19
           19 For I perceive that ye are in the paths of righteousness; I
          perceive that ye are in the path which leads to the kingdom of
          God; yea, I perceive that ye are making his paths straight.
          
          Alma 7:20
           20 I perceive that it has been made known unto you, by the
          testimony of his word, that he cannot walk in crooked paths;
          neither doth he vary from that which he hath said; neither hath
          he a shadow of turning from the right to the left, or from that
          which is right to that which is wrong; therefore, his course is
          one eternal round.
          
          Alma 7:21
           21 And he doth not dwell in unholy temples; neither can
          filthiness or anything which is unclean be received into the
          kingdom of God; therefore I say unto you the time shall come,
          yea, and it shall be at the last day, that he who is filthy shall
          remain in his filthiness.
          
          Alma 7:22
           22 And now my beloved brethren, I have said these things unto
          you that I might awaken you to a sense of your duty to God, that
          ye may walk blameless before him, that ye may walk after the holy
          order of God, after which ye have been received.
          
          Alma 7:23
           23 And now I would that ye should be humble, and be submissive
          and gentle; easy to be entreated; full of patience and
          long-suffering; being temperate in all things; being diligent in
          keeping the commandments of God at all times; asking for
          whatsoever things ye stand in need, both spiritual and temporal;
          always returning thanks unto God for whatsoever things ye do
          receive.
          
          Alma 7:24
           24 And see that ye have faith, hope, and charity, and then ye
          will always abound in good works.
          
          Alma 7:25
           25 And may the Lord bless you, and keep your garments spotless,
          that ye may at last be brought to sit down with Abraham, Isaac,
          and Jacob, and the holy prophets who have been ever since the
          world began, having your garments spotless even as their garments
          are spotless, in the kingdom of heaven to go no more out.
          
          Alma 7:26
           26 And now my beloved brethren, I have spoken these words unto
          you according to the Spirit which testifieth in me; and my soul
          doth exceedingly rejoice, because of the exceeding diligence and
          heed which ye have given unto my word.
          
          Alma 7:27
           27 And now, may the peace of God rest upon you, and upon your
          houses and lands, and upon your flocks and herds, and all that
          you possess, your women and your children, according to your
          faith and good works, from this time forth and forever. And thus
          I have spoken. Amen.
          

Alma 8 Chapter 8

          Alma 8:1
           1 And now it came to pass that Alma returned from the land of
          Gideon, after having taught the people of Gideon many things
          which cannot be written, having established the order of the
          church, according as he had before done in the land of Zarahemla,
          yea, he returned to his own house at Zarahemla to rest himself
          from the labors which he had performed.
          
          Alma 8:2
           2 And thus ended the ninth year of the reign of the judges over
          the people of Nephi.
          
          Alma 8:3
           3 And it came to pass in the commencement of the tenth year of
          the reign of the judges over the people of Nephi, that Alma
          departed from thence and took his journey over into the land of
          Melek, on the west of the river Sidon, on the west by the borders
          of the wilderness.
          
          Alma 8:4
           4 And he began to teach the people in the land of Melek
          according to the holy order of God, by which he had been called;
          and he began to teach the people throughout all the land of
          Melek.
          
          Alma 8:5
           5 And it came to pass that the people came to him throughout all
          the borders of the land which was by the wilderness side. And
          they were baptized throughout all the land;
          
          Alma 8:6
           6 So that when he had finished his work at Melek he departed
          thence, and traveled three days' journey on the north of the land
          of Melek; and he came to a city which was called Ammonihah.
          
          Alma 8:7
           7 Now it was the custom of the people of Nephi to call their
          lands, and their cities, and their villages, yea, even all their
          small villages, after the name of him who first possessed them;
          and thus it was with the land of Ammonihah.
          
          Alma 8:8
           8 And it came to pass that when Alma had come to the city of
          Ammonihah he began to preach the word of God unto them.
          
          Alma 8:9
           9 Now Satan had gotten great hold upon the hearts of the people
          of the city of Ammonihah; therefore they would not hearken unto
          the words of Alma.
          
          Alma 8:10
           10 Nevertheless Alma labored much in the spirit, wrestling with
          God in mighty prayer, that he would pour out his Spirit upon the
          people who were in the city; that he would also grant that he
          might baptize them unto repentance.
          
          Alma 8:11
           11 Nevertheless, they hardened their hearts, saying unto him:
          Behold, we know that thou art Alma; and we know that thou art
          high priest over the church which thou hast established in many
          parts of the land, according to your tradition; and we are not of
          thy church, and we do not believe in such foolish traditions.
          
          Alma 8:12
           12 And now we know that because we are not of thy church we know
          that thou hast no power over us; and thou hast delivered up the
          judgment-seat unto Nephihah; therefore thou art not the chief
          judge over us.
          
          Alma 8:13
           13 Now when the people had said this, and withstood all his
          words, and reviled him, and spit upon him, and caused that he
          should be cast out of their city, he departed thence and took his
          journey towards the city which was called Aaron.
          
          Alma 8:14
           14 And it came to pass that while he was journeying thither,
          being weighed down with sorrow, wading through much tribulation
          and anguish of soul, because of the wickedness of the people who
          were in the city of Ammonihah, it came to pass while Alma was
          thus weighed down with sorrow, behold an angel of the Lord
          appeared unto him, saying:
          
          Alma 8:15
           15 Blessed art thou, Alma; therefore, lift up thy head and
          rejoice, for thou hast great cause to rejoice; for thou hast been
          faithful in keeping the commandments of God from the time which
          thou receivedst thy first message from him. Behold, I am he that
          delivered it unto you.
          
          Alma 8:16
           16 And behold, I am sent to command thee that thou return to the
          city of Ammonihah, and preach again unto the people of the city;
          yea, preach unto them. Yea, say unto them, except they repent
          the Lord God will destroy them.
          
          Alma 8:17
           17 For behold, they do study at this time that they may destroy
          the liberty of thy people, (for thus saith the Lord) which is
          contrary to the statutes, and judgments, and commandments which
          he has given unto his people.
          
          Alma 8:18
           18 Now it came to pass that after Alma had received his message
          from the angel of the Lord he returned speedily to the land of
          Ammonihah. And he entered the city by another way, yea, by the
          way which is on the south of the city of Ammonihah.
          
          Alma 8:19
           19 And as he entered the city he was an hungered, and he said to
          a man: Will ye give to an humble servant of God something to eat?
          
          Alma 8:20
           20 And the man said unto him: I am a Nephite, and I know that
          thou art a holy prophet of God, for thou art the man whom an
          angel said in a vision: Thou shalt receive. Therefore, go with
          me into my house and I will impart unto thee of my food; and I
          know that thou wilt be a blessing unto me and my house.
          
          Alma 8:21
           21 And it came to pass that the man received him into his house;
          and the man was called Amulek; and he brought forth bread and
          meat and set before Alma.
          
          Alma 8:22
           22 And it came to pass that Alma ate bread and was filled; and
          he blessed Amulek and his house, and he gave thanks unto God.
          
          Alma 8:23
           23 And after he had eaten and was filled he said unto Amulek: I
          am Alma, and am the high priest over the church of God throughout
          the land.
          
          Alma 8:24
           24 And behold, I have been called to preach the word of God
          among all this people, according to the spirit of revelation and
          prophecy; and I was in this land and they would not receive me,
          but they cast me out and I was about to set my back towards this
          land forever.
          
          Alma 8:25
           25 But behold, I have been commanded that I should turn again
          and prophesy unto this people, yea, and to testify against them
          concerning their iniquities.
          
          Alma 8:26
           26 And now, Amulek, because thou hast fed me and taken me in,
          thou art blessed; for I was an hungered, for I had fasted many
          days.
          
          Alma 8:27
           27 And Alma tarried many days with Amulek before he began to
          preach unto the people.
          
          Alma 8:28
           28 And it came to pass that the people did wax more gross in
          their iniquities.
          
          Alma 8:29
           29 And the word came to Alma, saying: Go; and also say unto my
          servant Amulek, go forth and prophesy unto this people,
          saying—Repent ye, for thus saith the Lord, except ye repent I
          will visit this people in mine anger; yea, and I will not turn my
          fierce anger away.
          
          Alma 8:30
           30 And Alma went forth, and also Amulek, among the people, to
          declare the words of God unto them; and they were filled with the
          Holy Ghost.
          
          Alma 8:31
           31 And they had power given unto them, insomuch that they could
          not be confined in dungeons; neither was it possible that any man
          could slay them; nevertheless they did not exercise their power
          until they were bound in bands and cast into prison. Now, this
          was done that the Lord might show forth his power in them.
          
          Alma 8:32
           32 And it came to pass that they went forth and began to preach
          and to prophesy unto the people, according to the spirit and
          power which the Lord had given them.
          

Alma 9 Chapter 9

          Alma 9:1
           1 And again, I, Alma, having been commanded of God that I should
          take Amulek and go forth and preach again unto this people, or
          the people who were in the city of Ammonihah, it came to pass as
          I began to preach unto them, they began to contend with me,
          saying:
          
          Alma 9:2
           2 Who art thou? Suppose ye that we shall believe the testimony
          of one man, although he should preach unto us that the earth
          should pass away?
          
          Alma 9:3
           3 Now they understood not the words which they spake; for they
          knew not that the earth should pass away.
          
          Alma 9:4
           4 And they said also: We will not believe thy words if thou
          shouldst prophesy that this great city should be destroyed in one
          day.
          
          Alma 9:5
           5 Now they knew not that God could do such marvelous works, for
          they were a hard-hearted and a stiffnecked people.
          
          Alma 9:6
           6 And they said: Who is God, that sendeth no more authority than
          one man among this people, to declare unto them the truth of such
          great and marvelous things?
          
          Alma 9:7
           7 And they stood forth to lay their hands on me; but behold,
          they did not. And I stood with boldness to declare unto them,
          yea, I did boldly testify unto them, saying:
          
          Alma 9:8
           8 Behold, O ye wicked and perverse generation, how have ye
          forgotten the tradition of your fathers; yea, how soon ye have
          forgotten the commandments of God.
          
          Alma 9:9
           9 Do ye not remember that our father, Lehi, was brought out of
          Jerusalem by the hand of God? Do ye not remember that they were
          all led by him through the wilderness?
          
          Alma 9:10
           10 And have ye forgotten so soon how many times he delivered our
          fathers out of the hands of their enemies, and preserved them
          from being destroyed, even by the hands of their own brethren?
          
          Alma 9:11
           11 Yea, and if it had not been for his matchless power, and his
          mercy, and his long-suffering towards us, we should unavoidably
          have been cut off from the face of the earth long before this
          period of time, and perhaps been consigned to a state of endless
          misery and woe.
          
          Alma 9:12
           12 Behold, now I say unto you that he commandeth you to repent;
          and except ye repent, ye can in nowise inherit the kingdom of
          God. But behold, this is not all—he has commanded you to
          repent, or he will utterly destroy you from off the face of the
          earth; yea, he will visit you in his anger, and in his fierce
          anger he will not turn away.
          
          Alma 9:13
           13 Behold, do ye not remember the words which he spake unto
          Lehi, saying that: Inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments, ye
          shall prosper in the land? And again it is said that: Inasmuch
          as ye will not keep my commandments ye shall be cut off from the
          presence of the Lord.
          
          Alma 9:14
           14 Now I would that ye should remember, that inasmuch as the
          Lamanites have not kept the commandments of God, they have been
          cut off from the presence of the Lord. Now we see that the word
          of the Lord has been verified in this thing, and the Lamanites
          have been cut off from his presence, from the beginning of their
          transgressions in the land.
          
          Alma 9:15
           15 Nevertheless I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable
          for them in the day of judgment than for you, if ye remain in
          your sins, yea, and even more tolerable for them in this life
          than for you, except ye repent.
          
          Alma 9:16
           16 For there are many promises which are extended to the
          Lamanites; for it is because of the traditions of their fathers