And thus, in the seventy and fourth year the famine did continue, And the work of destruction did cease by the sword, but became sore by famine.
And this work of destruction did also continue in the seventy and fifth year;
For the earth was smitten that it was dry and did not yield forth grain in the season of grain; And the whole earth was smitten, even among the Lamanites, as well as among the Nephites, So that they were smitten that they did perish by thousands in the more wicked parts of the land.
And it came to pass that the people saw that they were about to perish by famine, And they began to remember the Lord their God; And they began to remember the words of Nephi.
And the people began to plead with their chief judges and their leaders, that they would say unto Nephi: "Behold, we know that thou art a man of God; And therefore, cry unto the Lord our God that He turn away from us this famine, lest all the words which thou hast spoken concerning our destruction be fulfilled."
And it came to pass that the judges did say unto Nephi according to the words which had been desired. 12
And it came to pass that when Nephi saw that the people had repented and did humble themselves in sackcloth, He cried again unto the Lord, saying: "O Lord, behold, this people repenteth;
And they have swept away the band of Gaddianton from amongst them, Insomuch that they have become extinct and they have concealed their secret plans in the earth.
"Now, O Lord, because of this, their humility, wilt Thou turn away Thine anger, And let Thine anger be appeased in the destruction of those wicked men whom Thou hast already destroyed?
"O Lord, wilt Thou turn away Thine anger- yea, Thy fierce anger- And cause that this famine may cease in this land?
"O Lord, wilt Thou hearken unto me and cause that it may be done according to my words, And send forth rain upon the face of the earth, that she may bring forth her fruit and her grain in the season of grain?
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.