The people having loved Nephi exceedingly- he having been a great protector for them, having wielded the sword of Laban in their defense and having labored in all his days for their welfare- 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, etc., according to the reigns of the kings; And thus they were called by the people, let them be of whatsoever name they would.
And it came to pass that Nephi died.
Now the people which were not Lamanites were Nephites; Nevertheless, they were called Nephites, Jacobites, Josephites, Zoramites; Lamanites, Lemuelites and Ishmaelites;
But I, Jacob, shall not hereafter distinguish them by these names, But I shall call them Lamanites, they that seek to destroy the people of Nephi, And they which are friendly to Nephi I shall call Nephites, or the people of Nephi, according to the reigns of the kings.
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; 16
Yea, and they also began to search much gold and silver and began to be lifted up somewhat in pride;
Wherefore, I, Jacob, gave unto them these words as I taught them in the temple, having firstly obtained mine errand from the Lord.
For I, Jacob, and my brother Joseph had been consecrated priests and teachers of this people by the hand of Nephi,
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 mights, 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.
Israel Shall Call Upon Jesus
Jesus reveals himself to a notable Jewish scientist.
Dr. James Tour shares his life-changing testimony of Jesus here:
"Yea, when ye shall call upon the Father in my name, with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, then shall ye know that the Father hath remembered the covenant which he made unto your fathers, O house of Israel;"
"And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications; and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.