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; 6 And we also had many revelations and the spirit of much prophecy; Wherefore, we knew of Christ and His kingdom which should come; 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. 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 fulfill the commandment of my brother Nephi. 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, 10 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; 11 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. 12 And it came to pass that Nephi died. 13 Now the people which were not Lamanites were Nephites; Nevertheless, they were called Nephites, Jacobites, Josephites, Zoramites; Lamanites, Lemuelites and Ishmaelites; 14 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. 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; 16 Yea, and they also began to search much gold and silver and began to be lifted up somewhat in pride; 17 Wherefore, I, Jacob, gave unto them these words as I taught them in the temple, having firstly obtained mine errand from the Lord. 18 For I, Jacob, and my brother Joseph had been consecrated priests and teachers of this people by the hand of Nephi, 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; 20 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.
Jacob 2 1 The words which Jacob, the brother of Nephi, spake unto the people of Nephi after the death of Nephi. 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; 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. 4 For behold, as yet ye have been obedient unto the word of the Lord which I have given unto you- 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.
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.