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 that which we are able to bear."
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.
"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.'"
And it came to pass that I, Nephi, did exhort my brethren with all diligence to keep the commandments of the Lord.
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;
Now all these things were said and done as my father dwelt in a tent in the valley which he called Lemuel. 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.
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.
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.
And it came to pass that as my father arose in the morning and went forth to the tent door, and to his great aston- ishment he beheld upon the ground a round ball of curious workmanship and it was of fine brass;
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.