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1 Nephi 1:Intro
An account of Lehi and his wife Sariah and his four sons, being called, beginning at the eldest, Laman, Lemuel, Sam and Nephi.The Lord warns Lehi to depart out of the Land of Jerusa- lem because he prophesieth unto the people concerning their iniquity and they seek to destroy his life.He taketh three days' journey into the wilderness with his family.Nephi taketh his brethren and returns to the Land of Jerusalem after the record of the Jews. The account of their sufferings.They take the daughters of Ishmael to wife.They take their families and depart into the wilderness. Their sufferings and afflictions in the wilderness.The course of their travels. They come to the large waters.Nephi's brethren rebelleth against him. He confoundeth them and buildeth a ship.They call the name of the place Bountiful.They cross the large waters into the Promised Land, etc.This is according to the account of Nephi; or in other words, I, Nephi, wrote this record.
1 Nephi 1:2
And I know that the record which I make to be true,And I make it with mine own hand,And I make it according to my knowledge.
1 Nephi 1:42
Neither did they believe that Jerusalem, that great city, could be destroyed according to the words of the prophets;
1 Nephi 1:117
Yea, and I also thought that they could not keep the commandments of the Lord according to the law of Moses, save they should have the law;
1 Nephi 1:119
And again, I knew that the Lord had delivered Laban into my hands for this cause: That I might obtain the records according to His commandments;
1 Nephi 2:18
Yea, and how is it that ye have forgotten that the Lord is able to do all things according to His will for the children of men, if it so be that they exercise faith in Him? "Wherefore, let us be faithful in Him;
1 Nephi 2:28
But it came to pass that I prayed unto the Lord, saying: "O Lord, according to my faith which is in me, wilt Thou deliver me from the hands of my brethren?
1 Nephi 2:47
And after that I had traveled for the space of many hours in darkness, I began to pray unto the Lord that He would have mercy on me according to the multitude of His tender mercies.
1 Nephi 3:2
For behold, it came to pass that after my father had made an end of speaking the words of his dream, and also of exhorting them to all diligence, He spake unto them concerning the Jews- How that after they were destroyed, yea, even that great City Jerusalem, and that many were carried away captive into Babylon, That according to the own due time of the Lord they should return again, yea, even be brought back out of captivity;
1 Nephi 3:128
And while the angel spoke these words, I beheld and saw that the seed of my brethren did contend against my seed according to the word of the angel;
1 Nephi 3:165
And the angel of the Lord said unto me: "Thou hast beheld that the book proceeded forth from the mouth of a Jew; And when it proceeded forth from the mouth of a Jew it contained the fullness of the gospel of the Lord, of whom the twelve apostles bore record, And they bore record according to the truth which is in the Lamb of God;
1 Nephi 3:166
Wherefore, these things go forth from the Jews in purity unto the Gentiles, according to the truth which is in God.
1 Nephi 3:174
And thou seest because of the many plain and precious things which have been taken out of the book- which were plain unto the understanding of the children of men according to the plainness which is in the Lamb of God-
1 Nephi 3:194
And they must come according to the words which shall be established by the mouth of the Lamb;
1 Nephi 3:209
For behold, this is according to the captivity of the devil, And also according to the justice of God upon all those who will work wickedness and abomination before Him."
1 Nephi 3:216
Either to the convincing of them unto peace and life eternal, Or unto the deliverance of them to the hardness of their hearts and the blindness of their minds, Unto their being brought down into captivity and also unto destruction, both temporally and spiritually, according to the captivity of the devil of which I have spoken.'"
1 Nephi 3:250
And they are sealed up to come forth in their purity, according to the truth which is in the Lamb, in the own due time of the Lord unto the house of Israel."
1 Nephi 3:251
And I, Nephi, heard and bore record that the name of the apostle of the Lamb was John, according to the word of the angel.
1 Nephi 5:2
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.
1 Nephi 5:34
And it came to pass that I, Nephi, beheld that the pointers which were in the ball, that they did work according to the faith and diligence and heed which we did give unto them.
1 Nephi 5:35
And there was also written upon them a new writing which was plain to be read, which did give us understanding concerning the ways of the Lord; And it was written and changed from time to time accord- ing to the faith and diligence which we gave unto it.
1 Nephi 5:37
And it came to pass that I, Nephi, did go forth up into the top of the mountain according to the directions which were given upon the ball.
1 Nephi 5:51
And after that he hath led us away, he hath thought to make himself a king and a ruler over us, that he may do with us according to his will and pleasure."
1 Nephi 5:99
For they keep the statutes and the judgments of the Lord and all His commandments according to the law of Moses, Wherefore, we know that they are a righteous people;
1 Nephi 5:111
"Yea, and ye also know that Moses, by his word, according to the power of God which was in him, smote the rock and there came forth water that the children of Israel might quench their thirst.
1 Nephi 5:113
"And it came to pass that according to His word He did destroy them;
1 Nephi 5:114
And according to His word He did lead them;
1 Nephi 5:115
And according to His word He did do all things for them;
1 Nephi 5:164
And it came to pass that I stretched forth my hand unto my brethren and they did not wither before me, but the Lord did shake them even according to the word which He had spoken.
1 Nephi 5:173
And it came to pass that after I had finished the ship according to the word of the Lord, my brethren beheld that it was good and that the workmanship thereof was exceeding fine;
1 Nephi 5:176
And it came to pass that on the morrow, after that we had prepared all things-much fruits and meat from the wilderness and honey in abundance and provisions according to that which the Lord had commanded us-
1 Nephi 5:177
We did go down into the ship with all our loading and our seeds and whatsoever thing we had brought with us, every one according to his age;
1 Nephi 5:228
And then behold, I proceed according to that which I have spoken; And this I do that the more sacred things may be kept for the knowledge of my people.
1 Nephi 5:231
Not that I would excuse myself because of other men, But because of the weakness which is in me according to the flesh, I would excuse myself.
1 Nephi 5:236
And behold, He cometh, according to the words of the angel, in six hundred years from the time my father left Jerusalem.
1 Nephi 5:240
Yea, the God of Abraham and of Isaac and the God of Jacob yieldeth Himself, according to the words of the angel, as a man into the hands of wicked men, To be lifted up, according to the words of Zenoch,
1 Nephi 5:241
And to be crucified, according to the words of Neum,
1 Nephi 5:242
And to be buried in a sepulcher, according to the words of Zenos which he spake concerning the three days of darkness,
1 Nephi 5:255
'Yea, and all the people which are of the house of Israel will I gather in,' saith the Lord, according to the words of the prophet Zenos, 'from the four quarters of the earth.'
1 Nephi 7:2
Behold, are they to be understood according to things which are spiritual, which shall come to pass according to the spirit and not the flesh?"
1 Nephi 7:4
For by the Spirit are all things made known unto the prophets which shall come upon the children of men according to the flesh.
1 Nephi 7:40
And it cometh unto men according to the flesh, if it so be that they will harden their hearts against the Holy One of Israel.
1 Nephi 7:54
And this is according to the words of the prophet.
1 Nephi 7:63
"And now behold, I, Nephi, say unto you that all these things must come according to the flesh;
2 Nephi 1:10
"Wherefore, I, Lehi, prophesy according to the workings of the Spirit which is in me that there shall be none come into this land save they should be brought by the hand of the Lord;
2 Nephi 1:12
And if it so be that they shall serve Him according to the commandments which He hath given, it shall be a land of liberty unto them;
2 Nephi 1:32
Or that a cursing should come upon you for the space of many generations, And ye are visited by sword and by famine, And are hated and are led according to the will and captivity of the devil.
2 Nephi 1:49
And that which ye call anger was the truth according to that which is in God, which he could not constrain, manifesting boldly concerning your iniquities;
2 Nephi 1:74
Which layeth down His life, according to the flesh, and taketh it again, by the power of the Spirit,
2 Nephi 1:79
Wherefore, they stand in the presence of Him, to be judged of Him according to the truth and holiness which is in Him.
2 Nephi 1:101
"And I, Lehi, according to the things which I have read, must needs suppose that an angel of God, according to that which is written, had fallen from heaven;
2 Nephi 1:107
And the days of the children of men were prolonged according to the will of God, that they might repent while in the flesh;
2 Nephi 1:108
Wherefore, their state became a state of probation, And their time was lengthened, according to the commandments which the Lord God gave unto the children of men,
2 Nephi 1:118
To act for themselves and not to be acted upon, save it be by the punishment of the Lord at the great and last day, according to the commandments which God hath given.
2 Nephi 1:119
"Wherefore, men are free, according to the flesh; And all things are given them which are expedient unto man;
2 Nephi 1:120
And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life through the great Mediator of all men, Or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil,
2 Nephi 1:123
And be faithful unto His words and choose eternal life, according to the will of His Holy Spirit,
2 Nephi 1:124
And not choose eternal death, according to the will of the flesh and the evil which is therein,
2 Nephi 1:127
And I have chosen the good part, according to the words of the prophet;
2 Nephi 2:41
'And it shall come to pass that their cry shall go, even according to the simpleness of their words;
2 Nephi 2:49
Behold, thou art little; Wherefore, hearken unto the words of thy brother Nephi and it shall be done unto thee even according to the words which I have spoken;
2 Nephi 3:22
And it came to pass that after Lehi had spake unto all his household according to the feelings of his heart and the Spirit of the Lord which was in him, he waxed old;
2 Nephi 3:25
For I, Nephi, was constrained to speak unto them according to the word,
2 Nephi 4:14
And we did observe to keep the judgments and the statutes and the commandments of the Lord in all things, according to the law of Moses.
2 Nephi 4:17
And I, Nephi, had also brought the records which were engraven upon the plates of brass, And also the ball, or the compass, which was prepared for my father by the hand of the Lord, according to that which is written.
2 Nephi 4:28
But I, Nephi, was desirous that they should have no king; Nevertheless, I did do for them according to that which was in my power.
2 Nephi 4:30
Wherefore, I had been their ruler and their teacher according to the commandments of the Lord, until the time that they sought to take away my life;
2 Nephi 5:25
And after that He should manifest Himself, they should scourge Him and crucify Him, according to the words of the angel which spake it unto me;
2 Nephi 5:36
And behold, according to the words of the prophet, the Messiah will set Himself again the second time to recover them;
2 Nephi 6:37
And then cometh the judgment; And then must they be judged according to the holy judgment of God;
2 Nephi 6:96
Would I be plain unto you, according to the plainness of the truth, if ye were freed from sin?
2 Nephi 6:105
And because of His greatness and His grace and mercy, He hath promised unto us that our seed shall not utterly be destroyed, according to the flesh, but that He would preserve them; And in future generations they shall become a righteous branch unto the house of Israel.
2 Nephi 7:2
For behold, the promises which we have obtained are promises unto us, according to the flesh.
2 Nephi 7:38
For behold, the Lord God hath led away from time to time from the house of Israel according to His will and pleasure.
2 Nephi 9:58
To the law and to the testimony! And if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
2 Nephi 9:63
Thou hast multiplied the nation and increased the joy; They joy before Thee, according to the joy in harvest and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
2 Nephi 9:107
And the Lord of Hosts shall stir up a scourge for him, according to the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb; And as His rod was upon the sea, so shall He lift it up after the manner of Egypt.
2 Nephi 11:4
Wherefore, I write unto my people, unto all they that shall receive hereafter these things which I write, That they may know the judgments of God, that they come upon all nations according to the word which He hath spoken.
2 Nephi 11:6
But I give unto you a prophecy according to the Spirit which is in me; Wherefore, I shall prophesy according to the plainness which hath been with me from the time that I came out from Jerusalem with my father.
2 Nephi 11:10
And I have made mention unto my children concerning the judgments of God which hath come to pass among the Jews-unto my children, according to all that which Isaiah hath spoken; And I do not write them;
2 Nephi 11:11
But behold, I proceed with mine own prophecy, according to my plainness, in the which I know that no man can err.
2 Nephi 11:15
And as one generation hath been destroyed among the Jews because of iniquity, Even so have they been destroyed from generation to generation according to their iniquities;
2 Nephi 11:18
Nevertheless, they hardened their hearts and, according to my prophecy, they have been destroyed, save it be those which are carried away captive into Babylon.
2 Nephi 11:35
For according to the words of the prophets, the Messiah cometh in six hundred years from the time that my father left Jerusalem;
2 Nephi 11:36
And according to the words of the prophets, and also the word of the angel of God, His name should be Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
2 Nephi 11:41
Wherefore, these things shall go from generation to generation as long as the earth shall stand; And they shall go according to the will and pleasure of God;
2 Nephi 11:42
And the nations which shall possess them shall be judged of them, according to the words which are written;
2 Nephi 11:48
And we talk of Christ, We rejoice in Christ, We preach of Christ, We prophesy of Christ, And we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.
2 Nephi 11:79
Yea, unto every nation, kindred, tongue and people, working mighty miracles, signs and wonders among the children of men according to their faith.
2 Nephi 11:93
And there are also secret combinations, even as in times of old, according to the combinations of the devil; For he is the founder of all these things, yea, the founder of murder and works of darkness,
2 Nephi 11:134
And there is none other which shall view it, Save it be a few according to the will of God, to bear testimony of His word unto the children of men; For the Lord God hath said that the words of the faithful should speak as if it were from the dead.
2 Nephi 11:145
"For behold, I Am God and I Am a God of miracles; And I will show unto the world that I Am the same yesterday, today and forever; And I work not among the children of men, save it be according to their faith."
2 Nephi 12:1
And now behold, my brethren, I have spoken unto you according as the Spirit hath constrained me; Wherefore, I know that they must surely come to pass;
2 Nephi 12:29
Yea, they are grasped with death and hell; And death and hell and the devil and all that have been seized therewith must stand before the throne of God and be judged according to their works, From whence they must go into the place prepared for them, even a lake of fire and brimstone, which is endless torment.
2 Nephi 12:62
And I do this that I may prove unto many that I Am the same yesterday, today and forever, And that I speak forth My words according to Mine own pleasure.
2 Nephi 12:66
For out of the books which shall be written, I will judge the world, Every man according to their works, According to that which is written.
2 Nephi 13:3
Wherefore, the things which I have written sufficeth me, save it be a few words which I must speak concerning the doctrine of Christ; Wherefore, I shall speak unto you plainly, according to the plainness of my prophesying,
2 Nephi 13:5
For the Lord God giveth light unto the understanding, for He speaketh unto men according to their language unto their understanding;
2 Nephi 13:9
But notwithstanding He being holy, He showeth unto the children of men that according to the flesh He humbleth Himself before the Father, And witnesseth unto the Father that He would be obedient unto Him in keeping His commandments;
2 Nephi 13:16
Wherefore my beloved brethren, I know that if ye shall follow the Son with full purpose of heart, Acting no hypocrisy and no deception before God, but with real intent, repenting of your sins, Witnessing unto the Father that ye are willing to take upon you the name of Christ by baptism, Yea, by following your Lord and Savior down into the water according to His word, Behold, then shall ye receive the Holy Ghost;
2 Nephi 13:25
And then are ye in this strait and narrow path which leads to eternal life; Yea, ye have entered in by the gate, Ye have done according to the commandments of the Father and the Son,
2 Nephi 15:6
And it speaketh harsh against sin, according to the plainness of the truth; Wherefore, no man will be angry at the words which I have written, save he shall be of the spirit of the devil.
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,
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.
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.
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;
Wherefore, it burdeneth my soul that I should be constrained, because of the strict commandment which I have received from God, to admonish you according to your crimes, to enlarge the wounds of those which are already wounded, instead of consoling and healing their wounds;
But notwithstanding the greatness of the task, I must do according to the strict commands of God and tell you concerning your wickedness and abominations in the presence of the pure in heart and the broken heart and under the glance of the piercing eye of the Almighty God;
Wherefore, I must tell you the truth, according to the plainness of the word of God.
Wherefore, if God being able to speak and the world was, and to speak and man was created, O then, why not able to command the earth, or the workmanship of His hands upon the face of it, according to His will and pleasure?
That ye may obtain a resurrection, according to the power of the resurrection which is in Christ, And be presented as the firstfruits of Christ unto God, Having faith and obtained a good hope of glory in Him before He manifesteth Himself in the flesh.
But behold, according to the scriptures this stone shall become the great and the last and the only sure foundation upon which the Jews can build.
"And it came to pass that He pruned it and digged about it and nourished it according to His word.
"And it came to pass that the Servant of the Lord of the vineyard did according to the word of the Lord of the vineyard and grafted in the branches of the wild olive tree;
Wherefore, go Thy way; Watch the tree and nourish it according to My words;
"And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard went His way and hid the natural branches of the tame olive tree in the nethermost parts of the vineyard, Some in one and some in another, according to His will and pleasure.
"And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard did taste of the fruit, every sort according to its number;
"And the Lord of the vineyard saith unto the Servant: 'Pluck not the wild branches from the trees, save it be those which are most bitter, And in them Ye shall graft according to that which I have said;
And as they begin to grow, Ye shall clear away the branches which bring forth bitter fruit, according to the strength of the good and the size thereof;
For it grieveth Me that I should lose the trees of My vineyard. 'Wherefore, Ye shall clear away the bad according as the good shall grow, That the root and the top may be equal in strength, until the good shall overcome the bad, And the bad be hewn down and cast into the fire, that they cumber not the ground of My vineyard; And thus will I sweep away the bad out of My vineyard.
And the wild branches began to be plucked off and to be cast away, And they did keep the root and the top thereof equal, according to the strength thereof.
"And thus they labored with all diligence according to the commandments of the Lord of the vineyard, Even until the bad had been cast away out of the vineyard and the Lord had preserved unto Himself, that the trees had become again the natural fruit;
"And it came to pass that when the Lord of the vineyard saw that His fruit was good and that His vineyard was no more corrupt, He calleth up His servants and saith unto them: 'Behold, for this last time have we nourished My vineyard, And thou beholdest that I have done according to My will,
Wherefore, I will lay up unto Mine own self of the fruit for a long time, according to that which I have spoken.
And according to the power of justice-for justice cannot be denied-that ye must go away into that lake of fire and brimstone, Whose flames are unquenchable and whose smoke ascendeth up forever and ever, which lake of fire and brimstone is endless torment?
And he was learned, that he had a perfect knowledge of the language of the people; Wherefore, he could use much flattery and much power of speech according to the power of the devil.
And it came to pass that I, Jacob, began to be old; And the record of this people being kept on the other plates of Nephi, wherefore, I conclude this record, Declaring that I have written according to the best of my knowledge by saying
"I will visit thy brethren according to their diligence in keeping My commandments;
Wherefore, I will visit thy brethren according as I have said, And their transgressions will I bring down with sorrow upon their own heads."
And it came to pass that after I had prayed and labored with all diligence, the Lord said unto me: "I will grant unto thee according to thy desires because of thy faith."
And I, Enos, knew that it would be according to the covenant which He had made, Wherefore, my soul did rest;
And the Lord said unto me: "Thy fathers have also required of Me this thing; And it shall be done unto them according to their faith, for their faith was like unto thine."
And as I saw that I must soon go down to my grave- Having been wrought upon by the power of God that I must preach and prophesy unto this people and declare the word according to the truth which is in Christ,
Yea, and in fine, two hundred and eighty and two years had passed away; And I had kept these plates according to the commandments of my fathers and I conferred them upon my son Amaron; And I make an end.
And after this manner we keep the records, for it is according to the commandments of our fathers; And I make an end.
And behold, the record of this people is engraven upon plates which is had by the kings, according to the generations;
And it came to pass that he did according as the Lord had commanded him,
And it came to pass that after they were taught in the language of Mosiah, Zarahemla gave a genealogy of his fathers according to his memory; And they are written, but not in these plates.
And his first parents came out from the Tower at the time the Lord confounded the language of the people; And the severity of the Lord fell upon them according to His judgments which are just, And their bones lay scattered in the Land Northward.
Now behold, I, Jarom, write a few words according to the commandment of my father Enos, that our genealogy may be kept;
And as many as are not stiff-necked and have faith have communion with the Holy Spirit, which maketh mani- fest unto the children of men according to their faith.
And it came to pass that the prophets of the Lord did threaten the people of Nephi according to the word of God, That if they did not keep the commandments, but should fall into transgression, they should be destroyed from off the face of the land.
But behold, my brethren, ye can go to the other plates of Nephi, For behold, upon them the record of our wars are engraven according to the writings of the kings, or that which they caused to be written;
And I deliver these plates into the hands of my son Omni, that they may be kept according to the commandments of my fathers.
Words of Mormon 1:10
And I do this for a wise purpose, For thus it whispereth me according to the workings of the Spirit of the Lord which is in me.
Words of Mormon 1:11
And now I do not know all things, but the Lord knoweth all things which are to come, Wherefore, He worketh in me to do according to His will;
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And now I, Mormon, proceed to finish out my record which I take from the plates of Nephi, And I make it according to the knowledge and the understanding which God hath given me.
Words of Mormon 1:17
And I know that they will be preserved, For there are great things written upon them out of which my people and their brethren shall be judged at the great and last day, according to the word of God which is written.
Words of Mormon 1:23
And it came to pass that after there had been false christs and their mouths had been shut and they punished according to their crimes,
Words of Mormon 1:24
And after there had been false prophets and false preachers and teachers among the people, and all these having been punished according to their crimes,
And I would that ye should keep the commandments of God, that ye may prosper in the land according to the promises which the Lord made unto our fathers."
And also the sword of Laban, And the ball, or director, which led our fathers through the wilderness, which was prepared by the hand of the Lord that thereby they might be led, everyone according to the heed and diligence which they gave unto Him-
And they also took of the firstlings of their flocks, that they might offer sacrifice and burnt offerings according to the law of Moses,
And it came to pass that when they came up to the temple, they pitched their tents round about, Every man according to his family- consisting of his wife, and his sons and his daughters, and their sons and their daughters, from the eldest down to the youngest- Every family being separate one from another.
I say unto you, that if ye should serve Him who hath created you from the beginning, And art preserving you from day to day by lending you breath, that ye may live and move and do according to your own will, And even supporting you from one moment to another-
'And even at this time when thou shalt have taught thy people the things which the Lord thy God hath commanded thee, Even then are they found no more blameless in the sight of God, Only according to the words which I have spoken unto thee.'
Whereof they shall be judged, every man according to his works, whether they be good or whether they be evil.
having received a remission of their sins and having peace of conscience because of the exceeding faith which they had in Jesus Christ which should come, according to the words which King Benjamin had spoken unto them.
"And ye will not have a mind to injure one another, but to live peaceably and to render to every man according to that which is his due.
I would that ye should impart of your substance to the poor, Every man according to that which he hath, such as- feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and administering to their relief, both spiritually and temporally, according to their wants.
"And I would that ye should remember that whosoever among you that borroweth of his neighbor should return the thing that he borroweth according as he doth agree,
And also had appointed priests to teach the people, that thereby they might hear and know the commandments of God and to stir them up in remembrance of the oath which they had made, He dismissed the multitude; And they returned, everyone according to their families, to their own houses.
And he also, himself, did till the earth, that thereby he might not become burdensome to his people, That he might do according to that which his father had done in all things.
But if ye will turn to the Lord with full purpose of heart and put your trust in Him, and serve Him with all diligence of mind- And if ye do this, He will, according to His own will and pleasure, deliver you out of bondage."
And I also caused that all my old men that could bear arms, and also all my young men that were able to bear arms, should gather themselves together to go to battle against the Lamanites, And I did place them in their ranks, every man according to his age.
"Even this mortal shall put on immortality, And this corruption shall put on incorruption and shall be brought to stand before the bar of God, To be judged of Him according to their works, whether they be good or whether they be evil.
Having gone according to their own carnal wills and desires, Having never called upon the Lord while the arms of mercy were extended toward them;
And again, Alma took another and went forth a second time into the water and baptized him according to the first, only he did not bury himself again in the water.
And again, Alma commanded that the people of the church should impart of their substance, everyone according to that which he hath-
And they did walk uprightly before God, imparting to one another both temporally and spiritually, according to their needs and their wants.
And they did afflict the king sorely with their complaints, Therefore, he granted unto them that they should do according to their desires;
And they did humble themselves even to the dust, subjecting themselves to the yoke of bondage, Submitting themselves to be smitten and to be driven to and fro and burdened, according to the desires of their enemies;
And I will go, according to thy command, and pay the last tribute of wine to the Lamanites and they will be drunken, And we will pass through the secret pass on the left of their camp when they are drunken and asleep;
Every church having their priests and their teachers, And every priest preaching the word according as it was delivered to him by the mouth of Alma.
And they do not repent of their iniquities; Therefore, we have brought them before thee that thou may judge them according to their crimes."
"Therefore I say unto you, Go, And whosoever transgresseth against Me, him shall ye judge according to the sins which he hath committed;
And it came to pass when Alma had heard these words, he wrote them down that he might have them, And that he might judge the people of that church according to the commandments of God.
And it came to pass that Alma went and judged those that had been taken in iniquity, according to the word of the Lord;
And they did admonish their brethren; And they were also admonished, everyone, by the word of God according to his sins, or to the sins which he had committed, Being commanded of God to pray without ceasing and to give thanks in all things.
Therefore, for this purpose have I come to convince thee of the power and authority of God, that the prayers of His servants might be answered according to their faith.
And it came to pass that Mosiah granted that they might go and do according to their request;
Therefore, he took the records which were engraven upon the plates of brass, and also the plates of Nephi and all the things which he had kept and preserved according to the commandments of God,
Nevertheless, let us appoint judges to judge this people according to our law; And we will newly arrange the affairs of this people, for we will appoint wise men to be judges that will judge this people according to the commandments of God.
Therefore, if it were possible that ye could have just men to be your kings which would establish the laws of God and judge this people according to His commandments, Yea, if ye could have men for your kings which would do even as my father Benjamin did for this people, I say unto you, if this could always be the case, then it would be expedient that ye should always have kings to rule over you.
And whosoever hath committed iniquity, him have I punished according to the crime which he hath committed, according to the law which hath been given to us by our fathers.
Therefore, choose you by the voice of this people, judges, that ye may be judged according to the laws which hath been given you by our fathers, which are correct, And which were given them by the hand of the Lord.
"And now if ye have judges, and they do not judge you according to the law which has been given, ye can cause that they may be judged of a higher judge;
If your higher judges doth not judge righteous judgments, ye shall cause that a small number of your lower judges should be gathered together and they shall judge your higher judges, according to the voice of the people;
Therefore, it came to pass that they assembled themselves together in bodies throughout the land to cast in their voices concerning who should be their judges, to judge them according to the law which had been given them.
And it came to pass that they did appoint judges to rule over them, or to judge them according to the law; And this they did throughout all the land.
The account of Alma, who was the son of Alma, the first and chief judge over the people of Nephi, and also the high priest over the church. An account of the reign of the judges and the wars and contentions among the people. And also an account of a war between the Nephites and the Lamanites, according to the record of Alma, the first and chief judge.
And the man who slew him was taken by the people of the church and was brought before Alma to be judged according to the crime which he had committed.
"Therefore, thou art condemned to die according to the law which has been given us by Mosiah, our last king;
Nevertheless, they durst not lie, if it were known, for fear of the law, for liars were punished; Therefore, they pretended to preach according to their belief-
And the priest, not esteeming himself above his hearers, for the preacher was no better than the hearer, neither was the teacher any better than the learner, And thus they were all equal and they did all labor, every man according to his strength.
And they did impart of their substance, every man according to that which he had, to the poor and the needy and the sick and the afflicted;
And it came to pass that by thus exercising the law upon them, every man suffering according to that which he had done, they became more still and durst not commit any wickedness if it were known;
And it came to pass in the commencement of the fifth year of their reign there began to be a contention among the people, For a certain man, being called Amlici- He being a very cunning man, yea, a wise man as to the wisdom of the world, He being after the order of the man that slew Gideon by the sword who was executed according to the law-
For they knew that according to their law, that such things must be established by the voice of the people;
And it came to pass that the people assembled themselves together throughout all the land- Every man according to his mind, whether it were for or against Amlici- In separate bodies, having much dispute and wonderful contentions one with another;
And there were appointed captains and higher captains and chief captains, according to their numbers.
And the skins of the Lamanites were dark, according to the mark which was set upon their fathers, Which was a curse upon them because of their transgression and their rebellion against their brethren which consisted of Nephi, Jacob and Joseph and Sam, which were just and holy men.
That they might reap their rewards according to their works-whether they were good or whether they were bad, To reap eternal happiness or eternal misery according to the spirit which he listed to obey- whether it be a good spirit or a bad one;
For every man receiveth wages of him who he listeth to obey, And this according to the words of the spirit of prophecy; Therefore, let it be according to the truth.
That they began to be scornful, one toward another, And they began to persecute those that did not believe, according to their own will and pleasure.
Now this was a great cause for lamentations among the people; While others were abasing themselves, succoring those who stood in need of their succor, Such as imparting their substance to the poor and the needy, feeding the hungry, And suffering all manner of afflictions for Christ's sake, which should come according to the spirit of prophecy, looking forward to that day; Thus retaining a remission of their sins,
Being filled with great joy because of the resurrection of the dead according to the will and power and deliverance of Jesus Christ from the bands of death-
And he selected a wise man which was among the elders of the church and gave him power, according to the voice of the people, That he might have power to enact laws, according to the laws which had been given, And to put them in force, according to the wickedness and the crimes of the people.
And thus in the commencement of the ninth year of the reign of the judges over the people of Nephi, Alma delivered up the judgment seat to Nephihah and confined himself wholly to the high priesthood of the holy order of God, to the testimony of the word according to the spirit of revelation and prophecy.
The words which Alma, the high priest according to the holy order of God, delivered to the people in their cities and villages throughout the land.
And these are the words which he spake to the people in the church which was established in the City of Zarahemla, according to his own record, saying:
And according to his faith there was a mighty change wrought in his heart;
Do you look forward with an eye of faith and view this mortal body raised in immortality? And this corruption raised in incorruption, to stand before God to be judged according to the deeds which hath been done in the mortal body?
For behold, I have spoken unto you plain that ye cannot err, or have spoken according to the commandments of God,
For I am called to speak after this manner, according to the holy order of God which is in Christ Jesus;
Even so, according to the spirit of prophecy which is in me, which is also by the manifestation of the Spirit of God, I say unto you that I know of myself that whatsoever I shall say unto you concerning that which is to come is true;
And now it came to pass that after Alma had made an end of speaking unto the people of the church which was established in the City of Zarahemla, He ordained priests and elders by laying on his hands, according to the order of God, to preside and watch over the church.
And Alma went and began to declare the word of God unto the church which was established in the Valley of Gideon, According to the revelation of the truth of the word which had been spoken by his fathers,
And according to the spirit of prophecy which was in him, According to the testimony of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, which should come for to redeem His people from their sins, And the holy order by which he was called. And thus it is written. Amen.
The words of Alma which he delivered to the people in Gideon, according to his own record.
And I trust, according to the Spirit of God which is in me, that I shall also have joy over you.
Now as to this thing, I do not know; But this much I do know, that the Lord God hath power to do all things which are according to His word.
And He will take upon Him their infirmities, that His bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, That He may know, according to the flesh, how to succor His people according to their infirmities.
Now the Spirit knoweth all things; Nevertheless, the Son of God suffereth, according to the flesh, That He might take upon Him the sins of His people, That He might blot out their transgressions according to the power of His deliverance. And now behold, this is the testimony which is in me.
And whosoever doeth this and keepeth the commandments of God from thenceforth, The same will remember that I say unto him, yea, he will remember that I have said unto him, he shall have eternal life according to the testimony of the Holy Spirit which testifieth in me.
And now my beloved brethren, I have spoken these words unto you according to the Spirit which testifieth in me; And my soul doth exceedingly rejoice because of the exceeding diligence and heed which ye have given unto my word.
And now may the peace of God rest upon you, and upon your houses and lands, and upon your flocks and herds, and all that you possess, your women and your children, According to your faith and good works from this time, henceforth and forever. And thus I have spoken. Amen.
And now it came to pass that Alma returned from the Land of Gideon after having taught the people of Gideon many things which cannot be written, Having established the order of the church according as he had before done in the Land of Zarahemla;
And he began to teach the people in the Land of Melek according to the holy order of God by which he had been called; And he began to teach the people throughout all the Land of Melek.
Nevertheless, they hardened their hearts, saying unto him: "Behold, we know that thou art Alma; And we know that thou art high priest over the church which thou hast established in many parts of the land, according to your tradition;
"And behold, I have been called to preach the word of God among all this people, according to the spirit of revelation and prophecy;
And it came to pass that they went forth and began to preach and to prophesy unto the people, according to the spirit and power which the Lord had given them.
The words of Alma, and also the words of Amulek,which were declared unto the people which werein the Land of Ammonihah.And also they are cast into prison and delivered by the miraculous power of God which was in them,according to the record of Alma.
And it shall be according to the fierce anger of the Lord, For He will not suffer you that ye shall live in your iniquities to destroy His people.
After having had all things made known unto them, according to their desires and their faith and prayers, of that which has been and which is and which is to come,
'Therefore, prepare ye the way of the Lord, For the time is at hand that every man shall reap a reward of their works according to that which they have been:
If they have been righteous, they shall reap the salvation of their souls according to the power and deliverance of Jesus Christ;
And if they have been evil, they shall reap the damnation of their souls according to the power and captivation of the devil.'
Yea, even all my kindred hath he blessed; And the blessing of the Lord hath rested upon us according to the words which he spake."
And now when Amulek had spoken these words, the people began to be astonished, Seeing there was more than one witness which testified of the things whereof they were accused, and also of the things which were to come, according to the spirit of prophecy which was in them.
That they might be judged according to the law, And that they might be slain or cast into prison according to the crime which they could make appear, or witness against them.
Why will ye yield yourselves unto him, that he may have power over you to blind your eyes, that ye will not understand the words which are spoken according to their truth?
Now the object of these lawyers was to get gain; And they got gain according to their employ.
Now it was in the law of Mosiah that every man which was a judge of the law, or which were appointed to be judges, should receive wages according to the time which they labored to judge those which were brought before them to be judged.
And he judgeth the man according to the law and the evidences which are brought against him; And thus the man is compelled to pay that which he oweth, or be striped, or be cast out from among the people as a thief and a robber.
And the judge receiveth for his wages according to his time-a senine of gold for a day, or a senum of silver which is equal to a senine of gold; And this is according to the law which was given.
Now these are the names of the different pieces of their gold and of their silver, according to their value;
But they altered their reckoning and their measure accord- ing to the minds and the circumstances of the people in every generation until the reign of the judges, they having been established by King Mosiah.
Now this is their number according to their reckoning.
Now it was for the sole purpose for to get gain, because they received their wages according to their employ,
and that they might get money according to the suits which were brought before them; Therefore, they did stir up the people against Alma and Amulek.
And Amulek saith unto him: "Yea, I will, if it be according to the Spirit of the Lord which is in me, for I shall say nothing which is contrary to the Spirit of the Lord."
"For behold, the day cometh that all shall rise from the dead and stand before God and be judged according to their works.
And shall be brought and be arraigned before the bar of Christ the Son and God the Father and the Holy Spirit, which is one Eternal God, To be judged according to their works, whether they be good or whether they be evil.
That he might bring you into subjection unto him, That he might encircle you about with his chains, That he might chain you down to everlasting destruction, according to the power of his captivity."
For power was given unto them that they might know of these things according to the spirit of prophecy.
And he saith unto Alma: "What does this mean which Amulek hath spoken concerning the resurrection of the dead, That all shall rise from the dead, both the just and the unjust, and are brought to stand before God to be judged according to their works?"
Nevertheless, they are laid under a strict command that they shall not impart only according to the portion of His word which He doth grant unto the children of men, according to the heed and diligence which they give unto Him.
Now this is what is meant by the chains of hell. "And Amulek hath spoken plainly concerning death, And being raised from this mortality to a state of immortality, And being brought before the bar of God to be judged according to our works.
"And then is the time that they shall be chained down to an everlasting destruction according to the power and captivity of Satan, he having subjected them according to his will.
"Then, I say unto you, they shall be as though there had been no redemption made, For they cannot be redeemed according to God's justice, And they cannot die, seeing there is no more corruption."
"Now, we see that Adam did fall by partaking of the forbidden fruit, according to the word of God; And thus we see that by his fall that all mankind became a lost and a fallen people.
And this He made known unto them according to their faith and repentance and their holy works.
"Wherefore, He gave commandments unto men, they having first transgressed the first commandments as to things which were temporal and becoming as gods, knowing good from evil, Placing themselves in a state to act, or being placed in a state to act, according to their wills and pleasures, whether to do evil or to do good.
For on such the plan of redemption could have no power, for the works of justice could not be destroyed according to the supreme goodness of God.
Yea, according to His word in the last provocation, as well as in the first, to the everlasting destruction of your souls, Therefore, according to His word, unto the last death as well as the first.
But let us enter into the rest of God which is prepared according to His word.
"And this is the manner after which they were ordained, being called and prepared from the foundation of the world according to the foreknowledge of God, On account of their exceeding faith and good works, in the first place being left to choose good or evil-
"Therefore they, having chosen good and exercising exceeding great faith, are called with a holy calling, Yea, with that holy calling which was prepared with, and according to, a preparatory redemption for such,
Or in other words, being without beginning of days or end of years, being prepared from eternity to all eternity according to His foreknowledge of all things-
But Melchizedek, having exercised mighty faith and received the office of the high priesthood according to the holy order of God, did preach repentance unto his people,
"And it shall be made known unto just and holy men by the mouth of angels at the time of His coming, That the words of our fathers might be fulfilled according to that which they have spoken concerning Him, which was according to the spirit of prophecy which was in them.
And He doth suffer that they may do this thing, or that the people may do this thing unto them according to the hardness of their hearts, that the judgments which He shall exercise upon them in His wrath may be just;
And Alma saith: "Be it according to the will of the Lord; But behold, our work is not finished, therefore, they burn us not."
And the chief judge stood before them and smote them again and saith unto them: "If ye have the power of God, deliver yourselves from these bands; And then we will believe that the Lord will destroy this people, according to your words."
O Lord! give us strength according to our faith which is in Christ, even unto deliverance." And they brake the cords with which they were bound; And when the people saw this, they began to flee, for the fear of destruction had come upon them.
And Alma and Amulek came forth out of the prison and they were not hurt, for the Lord had granted unto them power according to their faith which was in Christ;
And he saith: "Yea, I believe according to thy words."
And then Alma cried unto the Lord, saying: "O Lord our God, have mercy on this man and heal him according to his faith which is in Christ!"
And thus ended the fourteenth year of the reign of the judges over the people of Nephi.
An account of the sons of Mosiah which rejected their rights to the kingdom for the word of God and went up to the Land of Nephi to preach to the Lamanites. Their sufferings and deliverance, according to the record of Alma.
Therefore, they separated themselves one from another and went forth among them, every man alone, according to the word and power of God which was given unto him.
Now Ammon being the chief among them, or rather he did minister unto them, And he departed from them after having blessed them according to their several stations, having imparted the word of God unto them, or administered unto them before his departure; And thus they took their several journeys throughout the land.
And thus it was left to the pleasure of the king- to slay them, or to retain them in captivity, or to cast them into prison, or to cast them out of his land- according to his will and pleasure.
And it came to pass that he was set among other servants to watch the flocks of Lamoni according to the custom of the Lamanites.
And they were not in number a very few, therefore, they did not fear Ammon, For they supposed that one of their men could slay him according to their pleasure, For they knew not that the Lord had promised Mosiah that he would deliver his sons out of their hands, Neither did they know anything concerning the Lord;
And the king answered him not for the space of an hour according to their time, for he knew not what he should say unto him.
And a portion of that Spirit dwelleth in me which giveth me knowledge, and also power, according to my faith and desires which are in God."
And he began to cry unto the Lord, saying: "O Lord, have mercy! According to Thy abundant mercy, which Thou hast had upon the people of Nephi, have upon me and my people!"
Therefore, he went in to see the king according as the queen had desired him; And he saw the king and he knew that he was not dead.
And she said unto him: "I have had no witness, save thy word and the word of our servants, Nevertheless, I believe that it shall be according as thou hast said."
And it came to pass that he arose according to the words of Ammon; And as he arose, he stretched forth his hand unto the woman and said: "Blessed be the name of God! and blessed art thou,
Now Ammon seeing the Spirit of the Lord poured out according to his prayers upon the Lamanites, his breth- ren, which had been the cause of so much mourning among the Nephites, or among all the people of God because of their iniquities and their traditions,
Now we see that Ammon could not be slain, for the Lord had said unto Mosiah, his father: "I will spare him and it shall be unto him according to thy faith"; Therefore, Mosiah trusted him unto the Lord.
Now when Ammon saw that he had wrought upon the old king according to his desire, he saith unto him: "If thou wilt grant that my brethren may be cast out of prison, and also that Lamoni may retain his kingdom, And that ye be not displeased with him, but grant that he may do according to his own desires in whatsoever thing he thinketh, And then will I spare thee; Otherwise, I will smite thee to the earth."
And he also declared unto them that they might have the liberty of worshipping the Lord their God according to their desires in whatsoever place they were in, if it were in the land which was under the reign of King Lamoni;
Now this was wisdom in the Nephites; As the Lamanites were an enemy to them, they would not suffer their afflictions on every hand, And also that they might have a country whither they might flee according to their desires.
And thus they might go forth and preach the word according to their desires. For the king had been converted unto the Lord and all his household;
And as sure as the Lord liveth, so sure as many as believed-or as many as were brought to the knowledge of the truth through the preaching of Ammon and his brethren, according to the spirit of revelation and of prophecy and the power of God working miracles in them-
And now Abinadi was the first that suffered death by fire because of his belief in God; Now this is what he meant, that many should suffer death by fire according as he had suffered;
And they did also bury their weapons of war according as their brethren had; And they began to be a righteous people, And they did walk in the ways of the Lord and did observe to keep His commandments and His statutes, Yea, and they did keep the law of Moses, for it was expedient that they should keep the law of Moses as yet, for it was not all fulfilled.
And now behold, Ammon and Aaron and Omner and Himni and their brethren did rejoice exceedingly for the success which they had had among the Lamanites, seeing that the Lord had granted unto them according to their prayers, And that He had also verified His word unto them in every particular.
Now this people again refused to take their arms, And they suffered themselves to be slain according to the desires of their enemy.
Yea, and many thousands are mourning for the loss of their kindred because they have reason to fear, according to the promises of the Lord, that they are consigned to a state of endless wo;
While many thousands of others truly mourn for the loss of their kindred, yet they rejoice and exult in the hope, yea, and even know, according to the promises of the Lord, that they are raised to dwell at the right hand of God in a state of never-ending happiness.
I had not ought to harrow up in my desires the firm decree of a just God, For I know that He granteth unto men according to their desires, whether it be unto death or unto life, Yea, I know that He allotteth unto man, yea, decreeth unto them decrees which are unalterable according to their wills, whether it be unto salvation or unto destruction.
Yea, and I know that good and evil hath come before all men- Or he that knoweth not good from evil is blameless, But he that knoweth good and evil, to him it is given according to his desires, Whether he desireth good or evil, life or death, joy or remorse of conscience.
For behold, the Lord doth grant unto all nations, of their own nation and tongue, to teach His word, yea, in wisdom all that He seeth fit that they should have; Therefore, we see that the Lord doth counsel in His wisdom according to that which is just and true.
And may God grant that it may be done according to my words, even as I have spoken. Amen.
And they were strict in observing the ordinances of God according to the law of Moses, for they were taught to keep the law of Moses until it should be fulfilled;
But if he murdered, he was punished unto death, And if he robbed, he was also punished, And if he stole, he was also punished, And if he committed adultery, he was also punished; Yea, for all this wickedness they were punished, for there was a law that men should be judged according to their crimes;
And many more such things did he say unto them, telling them that there could be no atonement made for the sins of men; But every man fared in this life, according to the management of the creature, Therefore, every man prospered, according to his genius, And that every man conquered, according to his strength; And whatsoever a man did was no crime.
And Korihor saith unto him: "Because I do not teach the foolish traditions of your fathers, And because I do not teach this people to bind themselves down under the foolish ordinances and performances which are laid down by ancient priests to usurp power and authority over them, To keep them in ignorance that they may not lift up their heads, but be brought down according to thy words.
And ye say also that He shall be slain for the sins of the world. "And thus ye lead away this people after the foolish traditions of your fathers and according to your own desires.
Yea, they durst not make use of that which is their own, lest they should offend their priests which do yoke them according to their desires, And hath brought them to believe- by their traditions, and their dreams, and their whims, and their visions, and their pretended mysteries- That they should-if they did not do according to their words-offend some Unknown Being, which they say is God, A Being which never hath been seen nor known, which never was nor never will be."
And notwithstanding the many labors which I have performed in the church, I have never received so much as even one senine for my labor, Neither hath any of my brethren, save it were in the judgment seat, And then we have received only according to law for our time.
Now Alma saith unto him: "This will I give unto thee for a sign-that thou shalt be struck dumb according to my words; And I say that in the name of God that ye shall be struck dumb, that ye shall no more have utterance."
Now when Alma had said these words, Korihor was struck dumb, that he could not have utterance according to the words of Alma.
But they had fallen into great errors, for they would not observe to keep the commandments of God and His statutes according to the law of Moses,
Now this was according to the prayer of Alma, And this because he prayed in faith.
"Behold, I say unto you that it is on the one hand even as it is on the other, And it shall be unto every man according to his work.
"And now my beloved brethren, as ye have desired to know of me what ye shall do because ye are afflicted and cast out- Now I do not desire that ye should suppose that I mean to judge you only according to that which is true,
And that He shall rise again from the dead, which shall bring to pass the resurrection, That all men shall stand before Him to be judged at the last and judgment day, according to their works.
"For it is expedient that an atonement should be made; For according to the great plans of the Eternal God, there must be an atonement made, or else all mankind must unavoidably perish-
And they did nourish them and did clothe them and did give unto them lands for their inheritance; And they did administer unto them according to their wants.
And we have an account of his commandments which he gave unto them, according to his own record.
And ye had ought to know also that inasmuch as ye will not keep the commandments of God, ye shall be cut off from His presence; Now this is according to His word.
And now my son Helaman, I command you that ye take the records which have been entrusted with me, And I also command you that ye shall keep a record of this people, according as I have done, upon the plates of Nephi; And keep all these things sacred which I have kept, even as I have kept them-for it is for a wise purpose that they are kept-
But if ye keep the commandments of God and do with these things which are sacred, according to that which the Lord doth command you-for you must appeal unto the Lord for all things whatsoever ye must do with them- Behold, no power of earth or hell can take them from you; For God is powerful to the fulfilling of all His words,
For behold, there is a curse upon all this land that destruction shall come upon all those workers of darkness-according to the power of God- when they are fully ripe. Therefore, I desire that this people might not be destroyed;
And behold, it was prepared to show unto our fathers the course which they should travel in the wilderness. And it did work for them according to their faith in God;
Yea, I admit it may be termed a resurrection-the raising of the spirit or the soul and their consignation to happiness or misery-according to the words which have been spoken.
But whether it be at His resurrection, or after, I do not say. But this much I say-that there is a space between death and the resurrection of the body, and a state of the soul in happiness or in misery, Until the time which is appointed of God that the dead shall come forth and be reunited, both soul and body, And be brought to stand before God and be judged according to their works.
Behold, it is requisite and just, according to the power and resurrection of Christ, that the soul of man should be restored to its body, And that every part of the body should be restored to itself.
And it is requisite with the justice of God that men should be judged according to their works; And if their works were good in this life and the desires of their hearts were good, that they should also at the last day be restored unto that which is good;
The one, on one hand; the other, on the other- The one, raised to happiness, according to his desires of happiness, or good, according to his desires of good; And the other, to evil, according to his desires of evil, For as he has desired to do evil all the day long, even so shall he have his reward of evil when the night cometh.
For behold, if Adam had put forth his hand immediately and partook of the tree of life, He would have lived forever, according to the word of God, having no space for repentance;
Therefore, according to justice, the plan of redemption could not be brought about, only on conditions of repentance of men in this probationary state, yea, this preparatory state; For, except it were for these conditions, mercy could not take effect, except it should destroy the work of justice;
And thus they are restored into His presence, to be judged according to their works, according to the law and justice; For behold, justice exerciseth all his demands, And also mercy claimeth all which is her own; And thus, none but the truly penitent are saved.
And whosoever will not come, the same is not compelled to come, But in the last day it shall be restored unto him according to his deeds-
If he hath desired to do evil and hath not repented in his days, Behold, evil shall be done unto him, according to the restoration of God.
And may God grant unto you even according to my word. Amen.
Now, we shall say no more concerning their preaching, except that they preached the word and the truth according to the spirit of prophecy and revelation, And they preached after the holy order of God by which they were called.
yea, and also their liberty, That they might worship God according to their desires; For they knew that if they should fall into the hands of the Lamanites, That whosoever should worship God in spirit and in truth, the true and the living God, the Lamanites would destroy.
And thus having placed his army according to his desire, he was prepared to meet them.
The account of the people of Nephi and their wars and dissensions in the days of Helaman, according to the record of Helaman which he kept in his days.
And these are the words: "Behold, I perceive that this very people, the Nephites, according to the spirit of revelation which is in me, In four hundred years from the time that Jesus Christ shall manifest Himself unto them, shall dwindle in unbelief.
And it came to pass that he did according to his desires, And marched forth into the wilderness and headed the armies of Amalickiah.
Now Moroni being a man which was appointed by the chief judges and the voice of the people, Therefore, he had power to do according to his will with the armies of the Nephites, to establish and to exercise authority over them.
Now it was not Amalickiah's intention to give them battle, according to the commandments of the king, But behold, it was his intention to gain favor with the armies of the Lamanites, that he might place himself at their head and dethrone the king and take possession of the kingdom.
And this was their faith- That by so doing, God would prosper them in the land, Or in other words, if they were faithful in keeping the commandments of God, that He would prosper them in the land, Yea, warn them to flee or to prepare for war, according to their danger,
And being thus prepared, they supposed that they should easily overpower and subject their brethren to the yoke of bondage, or slay and massacre them, according to their pleasure;
And now behold, this was wisdom in Moroni, For he had supposed that they would be frightened at the City Ammonihah, And as the City of Noah had hitherto been the weakest part of the land, Therefore, they would march thither to battle; And thus it was according to his desires.
And they were prepared that they could cast stones from the top thereof, according to their pleasure and their strength, And slay him which should attempt to approach near the walls of the city.
The Nephites possessing all the Land Northward, yea, even all the land which was northward of the Land Bountiful, according to their pleasure.
Yea, to support and maintain the cause of God all his days, And to bring the wicked to justice according to their crime. Now behold, his name was Pahoron;
And it came to pass that it was granted, according to the voice of the people.
And thus he was endeavoring to harass the Nephites and to draw away a part of their forces to that part of the land, While he had commanded those which he had left to possess the cities which he had taken, that they should also harass the Nephites on the borders by the East Sea, And should take possession of their lands as much as it were in their power, according to the power of their armies.
For they had taken an oath that they never would shed blood more; And according to their oath, they would have perished, Yea, they would have suffered themselves to have fallen into the hands of their brethren had it not been for the pity and the exceeding love which Ammon and his brethren had had for them;
"Nevertheless, I will grant to exchange prisoners according to your request, gladly, that I may preserve my food for my men of war;
"Behold, I know that place where the Lamanites doth guard my people which they have taken prisoners; And as Ammaron would not grant unto me mine epistle, Behold, I will give unto him according to my words; Yea, I will seek death among them until they shall sue for peace."
For, said they: "We are weary, therefore, let us take of the wine, And by and by we shall receive wine for our rations which will strengthen us to go against the Nephites." And Laman saith unto them: "You may do according to your desires."
And now when Laman and his men saw that they were all drunken and were in a deep sleep, they returned to Moroni and told him all the things that had happened; And now this was according to the design of Moroni.
And it came to pass that when he had fortified the City Gid according to his desires, he caused that his prisoners should be taken to the City Bountiful;
Yea, and even according to their faith, it was done unto them; And I did remember the words which they said unto me that their mothers had taught them.
Nevertheless, according to the goodness of God-and to our great astonishment, and also the joy of our whole army-there was not one soul of them which did perish, Yea, and neither was there one soul among them which had not received many wounds;
"And it came to pass that when they saw that we were not strong, according to our numbers, And fearing that we should cut them off from their support, except they should come out to battle against us and kill us,
"Yea, if we had gone forth against them, in the strength of the Lord- We should have dispersed our enemies, For it would have been done according to the fulfilling of His word.
"Yea, behold I do not fear your power nor your authority, But it is my God whom I fear; And it is according to His commandments that I do take my sword to defend the cause of my country; And it is because of your iniquity that we have suffered so much loss.
"And now behold, I, Moroni, am constrained, according to the covenant which I have made, to keep the commandments of my God; Therefore, I would that ye should adhere to the word of God and send speedily unto me of your provisions and of your men, and also to Helaman;
"Therefore, come unto me speedily with a few of your men, And leave the remainder in the charge of Lehi and Teancum; Give unto them power to conduct the war in that part of the land, according to the Spirit of God-which is also the spirit of freedom-which is in them;
"Gather together whatsoever force ye can upon your march hither; And we will go speedily against those dissenters in the strength of our God, according to the faith which is in us,
And it came to pass that Moroni took a small number of men according to the desire of Pahoron, And gave Lehi and Teancum command over the remainder of his army, And took his march toward the Land of Gideon;
And the men of Pachus received their trial according to the law, and also those Kingmen which had been taken and cast into prison; And they were executed according to the law-
And thus it became expedient that this law should be strictly observed for the safety of their country; Yea, and whosoever was found denying their freedom was speedily executed according to the law.
And it came to pass that as many as were desirous, unto them it was granted, according to their desires; Therefore, all the prisoners of the Lamanites did join the people of Ammon, And did begin to labor exceedingly, tilling the ground, raising all manner of grain and flocks and herds of every kind;
And they did pray unto the Lord their God continually, insomuch that the Lord did bless them according to His word, So that they did wax strong and prosper in the land.
An account of the Nephites, their wars and contentions and their dissensions. And also the prophecies of many holy prophets before the coming of Christ, according to the record of Helaman, which was the son of Helaman, and also according to the records of his sons, even down to the coming of Christ. And also many of the Lamanites are converted; an account of their conversion. An account of the righteousness of the Lamanites and the wickedness and abominations of the Nephites, according to the record of Helaman and his sons, even down to the coming of Christ, which is called the book of Helaman, etc.
And it came to pass as he was about to do this, Behold, he was taken and was tried according to the voice of the people and condemned unto death; For he had raised up in rebellion and sought to destroy the liberty of the people.
And now behold, Pacumeni was appointed according to the voice of the people to be a chief judge and a governor over the people, To reign in the stead of his brother Pahoron; And it was according to his right.
But behold, the Lamanites were not frightened according to his desire; But they had come into the center of the land and had taken the capital city, which was the City of Zarahemla, And were marching through the most capital parts of the land, Slaying the people with a great slaughter- both men, women and children- Taking possession of many cities and of many strongholds.
And it came to pass that Helaman did send forth to take this band of robbers and secret murderers, that they might be executed according to the law.
And it came to pass that the Lamanites did also go whithersoever they would, Whether it were among the Lamanites or among the Nephites; And thus they did have free intercourse one with another for to buy and to sell and to get gain, according to their desire.
And whosoever of those which belonged to their band should reveal unto the world of their wickedness and their abominations should be tried- Not according to the laws of their country, But according to the laws of their wickedness which had been given by Gaddianton and Kishcumen.
And behold, it is he which is the author of all sin; And behold, he doth carry on his works of darkness and secret murder, And doth hand down their plots and their oaths and their covenants and their plans of awful wickedness from generation to generation, According as he can get hold upon the hearts of the children of men.
And moreover, to be held in office at the head of govern- ment to rule and to do according to their wills, that they might get gain and glory of the world; And moreover, that they might the more easy commit adultery and steal and kill and do according to their own wills-
And they cried out against him, saying unto the people: "Why do ye not seize upon this man and bring him forth, that he may be condemned according to the crime which he hath done?
"And now we know that Jerusalem was destroyed according to the words of Jeremiah; O then, why not the Son of God come according to his prophecy?
"Now as for the murder of this man, we know not who hath done it, And only this much we know-we ran and came according as ye desired; And behold, he was dead according to the words of Nephi."
And it came to pass that they went and did even according as Nephi had said unto them.
And behold, the words which he had said were true; For according to the words, he did deny; And also according to the words, he did confess;
"And now because thou hast done this with such unwearyingness, Behold, I will bless thee forever; And I will make thee mighty in word and in deed, in faith and in works; Yea, even that all things shall be done unto thee according to thy word, For thou shalt not ask that which is contrary to My will.
"Behold, I declare it unto thee in the presence of Mine angels, That ye shall have power over this people and shall smite the earth with famine and with pestilence and destruc- tion, according to the wickedness of this people.
And so it was done according to the words of Nephi; And there was a great famine upon the land among all the people of Nephi.
And it came to pass that the judges did say unto Nephi according to the words which had been desired.
"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?
"And now, O Lord, wilt Thou turn away Thine anger and try again if they will serve Thee? And if so, O Lord, Thou canst bless them according to Thy words which Thou hast said."
And thus according to His word the earth goeth back, And it appeareth unto man that the sun standeth still; Yea, and behold, this is so, for sure it is the earth that moveth and not the sun.
And may God grant in His great fullness that men might be brought unto repentance and good works, That they might be restored unto grace for grace according to their works.
And now it came to pass in the eighty and sixth year, the Nephites did still remain in wickedness- yea, in great wickedness- While the Lamanites did observe strictly to keep the commandments of God according to the law of Moses.
"And I would that ye should behold that the more part of them are in the path of their duty- And they do walk circumspectly before God, And they do observe to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, according to the law of Moses-
And this is according to the prophecy that they shall again be brought to the true knowledge- Which is knowledge of their Redeemer and their great and their true Shepherd- And be numbered among His sheep.
And thus ended the book of Helaman, according to the record of Helaman and his sons.
3 Nephi 1:16
And it came to pass that the words which came unto Nephi were fulfilled according as they had been spoken.
3 Nephi 1:22
And it came to pass that the sun did rise in the morning again, according to its proper order; And they knew that it was the day that the Lord should be born because of the sign which had been given.
3 Nephi 1:23
And it had come to pass, yea, all things, every whit, according to the words of the prophets.
3 Nephi 1:24
And it came to pass also that a new star did appear according to the word.
3 Nephi 1:32
And thus the ninety and second year did pass away, bringing glad tidings unto the people because of the signs which did come to pass, according to the words of the prophecy of all the holy prophets.
3 Nephi 2:21
And so great and marvelous were the words and prophecies of Lachoneus that they did cause fear to come upon all the people, And they did exert themselves in their might to do according to the words of Lachoneus.
3 Nephi 2:64
For they did suppose that if they should cut off the people of Nephi from their lands and should hem them in on every side, And if they should cut them off from all their outward privileges, That they could cause them to yield themselves according to their wishes.
3 Nephi 2:83
For they knew that it must needs be that they must be fulfilled; And they knew that it must be expedient that Christ had come because of the many signs which had been given according to the words of the prophets;
3 Nephi 2:84
And because of the things which had come to pass already, they knew it must needs be that all things should come to pass according to that which had been spoken;
3 Nephi 2:88
But as many as there were who did not enter into a covenant and who did still continue to have those secret murders in their hearts- Yea, as many as were found breathing out threatenings against their brethren were condemned and punished according to the law;
3 Nephi 2:94
Therefore, I have made my record of these things according to the record of Nephi which was engraven on the plates which were called the plates of Nephi;
3 Nephi 2:98
And it hath become expedient that I-according to the will of God that the prayers of those which have gone hence, which were the holy ones, should be fulfilled according to their faith-should make a record of these things which have been done,
3 Nephi 2:101
And I know the record which I make to be a just and a true record; Nevertheless, there are many things which, according to our language, we are not able to write;
3 Nephi 2:105
And inasmuch as the children of Lehi hath kept His commandments, He hath blessed them and prospered them according to His word.
3 Nephi 3:4
And they granted unto those robbers which had entered into a covenant to keep the peace of the land- which were desirous to remain Lamanites-lands according to their numbers, that they might have with their labors wherewith to subsist upon; And thus they did establish peace in all the land;
3 Nephi 3:5
And they began again to prosper and to wax great. And the twenty and sixth and seventh years passed away and there was great order in the land; And they had formed their laws according to equity and justice.
3 Nephi 3:12
And the people began to be distinguished by ranks accord- ing to their riches and their chance for learning-
3 Nephi 3:30
Therefore, a complaint came up unto the Land of Zarahemla, to the governor of the land, against these judges which had condemned the prophets of the Lord unto death not according to the law.
3 Nephi 3:31
Now it came to pass that they were taken and brought up before the judge to be judged of their crime which they had done, according to the law which had been given by the people.
3 Nephi 3:32
Now it came to pass that those judges had many friends and kindreds; And the remainder-yea, even almost all the lawyers and the high priests-did gather themselves together and unite with the kindreds of those judges which were to be tried according to the law;
3 Nephi 3:34
Therefore, they did combine against the people of the Lord and enter into a covenant to destroy them and to deliver those which were guilty of murder from the grasp of justice, which was about to be administered according to the law;
3 Nephi 3:37
And the people were divided one against another, And they did separate one from another into tribes, every man according to his family and his kindred and friends- And thus they did destroy the government of the land-
3 Nephi 3:46
And it came to pass that they were not so strong in numbers as the tribes of the people which were united together, Save it were their leaders did establish their laws, everyone according to his tribe;
3 Nephi 3:52
And it came to pass in the thirty and first year that they were divided into tribes, every man according to his family, kindred and friends;
3 Nephi 3:53
Nevertheless, they had come to an agreement that they would not go to war one with another; But they were not united as to their laws and their manner of government, for they were established according to the minds of them which were their chiefs and their leaders;
3 Nephi 4:1
And now it came to pass that according to our record- And we know our record to be true, For behold, it was a just man which did keep the record, For he truly did many miracles in the name of Jesus;
3 Nephi 5:28
And according as I have commanded you, thus shall ye baptize;
3 Nephi 10:29
And all things that he spake hath been and shall be, even according to the words which he spake.
3 Nephi 10:30
"Therefore, give heed to My words; Write the things which I have told you, And according to the time and the will of the Father, they shall go forth unto the Gentiles;
3 Nephi 10:38
And His disciples answered Him and said: "Yea, Lord, Samuel did prophesy according to Thy words, And they were all fulfilled."
3 Nephi 10:41
And it came to pass that Jesus commanded that it should be written, Therefore, it was written according as He commanded.
3 Nephi 11:33
If they be good, to the resurrection of everlasting life, And if they be evil, to the resurrection of damnation, Being on a parallel, the one on the one hand, and the other on the other hand- According to the mercy and the justice and the holiness which is in Christ, which was before the world began.
3 Nephi 12:2
And these things have I written which are a lesser part of the things which He taught the people, And I have written them to the intent that they may be brought again unto this people from the Gentiles according to the words which Jesus hath spoken.
3 Nephi 12:28
And for this cause have I been lifted up; Therefore, according to the power of the Father, I will draw all men unto Me, that they may be judged according to their works.
3 Nephi 13:4
"And know ye that ye shall be judges of this people, according to the judgment which I shall give unto you, which shall be just;
3 Nephi 13:18
Therefore, more blessed are ye, for ye shall never taste of death, But ye shall live to behold all the doings of the Father unto the children of men, Even until all things shall be fulfilled according to the will of the Father, when I shall come in My glory with the powers of heaven;
3 Nephi 13:29
And now whether they were mortal or immortal from the day of their transfiguration, I know not; But this much I know, according to the record which hath been given- They did go forth upon the face of the land and did minister unto all the people, uniting as many to the church as would believe in their preaching, baptizing them,
3 Nephi 13:36
And they were converted unto the Lord and were united unto the church of Christ; And thus the people of that generation were blessed according to the word of Jesus.
3 Nephi 13:45
And if ye had all the scriptures which give an account of all the marvelous works of Christ, Ye would, according to the words of Christ, know that these things must surely come to pass;
3 Nephi 13:54
And now behold I say unto you, that when the Lord shall see fit in His wisdom that these sayings shall come unto the Gentiles according to His word, Then ye may know that the covenant which the Father hath made with the children of Israel concerning their restoration to the lands of their inheritance is already beginning to be fulfilled,
3 Nephi 13:60
Yea, and wo unto him that shall say at that day that there can be no miracle wrought by Jesus Christ, for to get gain! For he that doeth this shall become like unto the son of perdition for whom there was no mercy, according to the words of Christ.
3 Nephi 13:61
Yea, and ye need not any longer hiss, nor spurn, nor make game of the Jews, nor of any of the remnant of the house of Israel; For behold, the Lord remembereth His covenant unto them, And He will do unto them according to that which He hath sworn;
4 Nephi 1:Intro
An account of the people of Nephi according to his record.
4 Nephi 1:12
And they were married and given in marriage and were blessed according to the multitude of the promises which the Lord had made unto them;
4 Nephi 1:34
Nevertheless, and notwithstanding all these miracles, the people did harden their hearts and did seek to kill them, even as the Jews at Jerusalem sought to kill Jesus, according to His word;
4 Nephi 1:59
And he did hide them up unto the Lord, that they might come again unto the remnant of the house of Israel according to the prophecies and the promises of the Lord; And thus is the end of the record of Ammoron.
And behold, I had gone according to the words of Ammoron and taken the plates of Nephi, And did make a record according to the words of Ammoron;
Behold, I had led them-notwithstanding their wickedness-I had led them many times to battle, And I had loved them according to the love of God which was in me with all my heart;
And it came to pass that I utterly refused to go up against mine enemies; And I did even as the Lord had commanded me; And I did stand as an idle witness to manifest unto the world the things which I saw and heard, according to the manifestations of the Spirit which had testified of things to come.
Yea, behold, I write unto all the ends of the earth, Yea, unto you, twelve tribes of Israel, which shall be judged according to your works by the twelve whom Jesus chose to be His disciples in the Land of Jerusalem,
And there never had been so great wickedness among all the children of Lehi, nor even among all the house of Israel according to the words of the Lord, as was among this people.
And this is the commandment which I have received. And behold, they shall come forth according to the commandment of the Lord when He shall see fit in His wisdom.
And then ye must stand before the judgment seat of Christ to be judged according to your works; And if it so be that ye are righteous, then are ye blessed with your fathers which have gone before you.
"O that ye had repented before that this great destruction had come upon you! But behold, ye are gone; And the Father, yea, the Eternal Father of heaven knoweth your state, And He doeth with you according to His justice and mercy."
And if it so be that ye believe in Christ and are baptized- First with water, then with fire and with the Holy Ghost, following the example of our Savior according to that which He hath commanded us- It shall be well with you in the day of judgment. Amen.
And blessed be him that shall bring this thing to light; For it shall be brought out of darkness unto light, according to the word of God,
For behold, the same that judgeth rashly shall be judged rashly again; For according to his works shall his wages be; Therefore, he that smiteth shall be smitten again of the Lord.
And now behold, we have written this record according to our knowledge in the characters which are called among us the reformed Egyptian, Being handed down and altered by us according to our manner of speech;
And behold, these things which we have desired concerning our brethren-yea, even their restoration to the knowledge of Christ-is according to the prayers of all the saints which have dwelt in the land.
And may the Lord Jesus Christ grant that their prayers may be answered according to their faith; And may God the Father remember the covenant which He hath made with the house of Israel; And may He bless them forever, through faith on the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
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 it came to pass that the brother of Jared did cry unto the Lord, according to that which had been spoken by the mouth of Jared.
And it came to pass that the brother of Jared did go to work, and also his brethren, and built barges after the manner which they had built, according to the instructions of the Lord;
And it came to pass that the brother of Jared cried unto the Lord, saying: "O Lord, I have performed the work which Thou hast commanded me, And I have made the barges according as Thou hast directed me;
And it came to pass that the brother of Jared did so, according as the Lord had commanded.
Because of the fall, our natures have become evil continually- Nevertheless, O Lord, Thou hast given us a commandment that we must call upon Thee, that from Thee we may receive according to our desires.
And He commanded me that I should seal them up, And He also hath commanded that I should seal up the interpretation thereof; Wherefore, I have sealed up the interpreters according to the commandment of the Lord.
And now I, Moroni, have written the words which were commanded me, according to my memory; And I have told you the things which I have sealed up; Therefore, touch them not in order that ye may translate; For that thing is forbidden you, except by and by it shall be wisdom in God.
And now Cohor had a son which was called Nimrod; And Nimrod gave up the kingdom of Cohor unto Shule, And he did gain favor in the eyes of Shule; Wherefore, Shule did bestow great favors upon him, in the which he did do in the kingdom of Shule according to his desires.
And it came to pass that Akish begat other sons, And they won the hearts of the people, notwithstanding they had sworn unto him to do all manner of iniquity according to that which he desired.
And it came to pass that they did all these things according to the commandment of the King Heth.
And I, Moroni, having heard these words, was comforted and said: "O Lord, Thy righteous will be done, For I know that Thou workest unto the children of men according to their faith; For the brother of Jared said unto the mountain Zerin, 'Remove!'- And it was removed,
Wherefore, I write a few more things, contrary to that which I had supposed- For I had supposed not to have written any more- But I write a few more things that perhaps they may be of worth unto my brethren the Lamanites in some future day, according to the will of the Lord.
And after this manner did they ordain priests and teachers, according to the gifts and callings of God unto men; And they ordained them by the power of the Holy Ghost, which was in them.
And they administered it according to the commandments of Christ. Wherefore, we know that the manner to be true. And the elder or priest did minister it.
For behold, they are subject unto Him to minister according to the word of His command, Showing themselves unto them of strong faith and a firm mind in every form of godliness;
And by so doing, the Lord God prepareth the way that the residue of men may have faith in Christ, that the Holy Ghost may have place in their hearts according to the power thereof;
Wherefore, if these things have ceased, wo be unto the children of men! For it is because of unbelief, And all is vain, for no man can be saved, according to the words of Christ, save they shall have faith in His name;
Behold, I say unto you that ye shall have hope through the atonement of Christ and the power of His resurrection to be raised unto life eternal, And this because of your faith in Him according to the promise;
For according to the knowledge which I have received from Amoron, Behold, the Lamanites have many prisoners which they took from the tower of Sherrizah; And there were men, women and children,
And ye may know that He is by the power of the Holy Ghost; Wherefore, I would exhort you that ye deny not the power of God; For He worketh by power according to the faith of the children of men, the same today and tomorrow and forever.
And all these gifts come by the Spirit of Christ; And they come unto every man severally, according as He will.
And I would exhort you, my beloved brethren, that ye remember that He is the same yesterday, today and forever, And that all these gifts of which I have spoken, which are spiritual, never will be done away, even as long as the world shall stand, only according to the unbelief of the children of men.
And wo unto them which shall do these things away and die! For they die in their sins, And they cannot be saved in the kingdom of God; And I speak it according to the words of Christ; And I lie not.