And now I, Moroni, proceed to give an account of those ancient inhabitants which were destroyed by the hand of the Lord upon the face of this North Country,
And I take mine account from the twenty and four plates which were found by the people of Limhi, which is called the book of Ether;
And as I suppose that the first part of this record which speaketh concerning the creation of the world, and also of Adam- And an account from that time, even to the Great Tower, And whatsoever things transpired among the children of men until that time-is had among the Jews,
Therefore, I do not write those things which transpired from the days of Adam until that time, But they are had upon the plates; And whoso findeth them, the same will have power that he may get the full account.
But behold, I give not the full account, But a part of the account I give from the Tower down until they were destroyed; And on this wise do I give the account.
He that wrote this account was Ether, And he was a descendant of Coriantor; And Coriantor was the son of Moron; And Moron was the son of Ethem; And Ethem was the son of Ahah; And Ahah was the son of Seth; And Seth was the son of Shiblon; And Shiblon was the son of Com; And Com was the son of Coriantum; And Coriantum was the son of Amnigaddah; And Amnigaddah was the son of Aaron; And Aaron was a descendant of Heth, who was the son of Hearthom; And Hearthom was the son of Lib; And Lib was the son of Kish; And Kish was the son of Corom; And Corom was the son of Levi; And Levi was the son of Kim; And Kim was the son of Morianton; And Morianton was a descendant of Riplakish; And Riplakish was the son of Shez; And Shez was the son of Heth; And Heth was the son of Com; And Com was the son of Coriantum; And Coriantum was the son of Emer; And Emer was the son of Omer; And Omer was the son of Shule; And Shule was the son of Kib; And Kib was the son of Orihah, which was the son of Jared; 7
Which Jared came forth with his brother and their families, with some others and their families, From the Great Tower at the time the Lord confounded the language of the people and swear in His wrath that they should be scattered upon all the face of the earth; And according to the word of the Lord, the people were scattered.
And the brother of Jared being a large and a mighty man and being a man highly favored of the Lord, for Jared his brother said unto him: "Cry unto the Lord that He will not confound us that we may not understand our words."
And it came to pass that the brother of Jared did cry unto the Lord, And the Lord had compassion upon Jared; Therefore, He did not confound the language of Jared, And Jared and his brother were not confounded.
Then Jared said unto his brother: "Cry again unto the Lord, And it may be that He will turn away His anger from them which are our friends, that He confound not their language."
And it came to pass that the brother of Jared did cry unto the Lord, And the Lord had compassion upon their friends, and their families also, that they were not confounded.
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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.