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An abridgment taken from the book of Ether also,
which is a record of the people of Jared,
Which were scattered at the time the Lord confounded
the language of the people when they were
building a tower to get to heaven-
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And now if there be fault, it be the mistake of men;
Wherefore, condemn not the things of God, that ye may
be found spotless at the judgment seat of Christ.
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 1:3
For it came to pass in the commencement of the first year of the reign of Zedekiah, king of Judah, my father Lehi having dwelt at Jerusalem in all his days,And in that same year there came many prophets prophesy- ing unto the people that they must repent or that great City Jerusalem must be destroyed;
1 Nephi 1:6
And it came to pass that he returned to his own house at Jerusalem and he cast himself upon his bed, being overcome with the Spirit and the things which he had seen;
1 Nephi 1:8
And it came to pass that he saw One descending out of the midst of heaven,And he beheld that His luster was above that of the sun at noonday;
1 Nephi 1:43
And they were like unto the Jews which were at Jerusalem which sought to take away the life of my father.
1 Nephi 1:111
But I said in my heart, 'Never at any time have I shed the blood of man.' And I shrunk and would that I might not slay him.
1 Nephi 1:140
And it came to pass that Zoram did take courage at the words which I spake;
1 Nephi 1:149
And it had come to pass that my father spake unto her, saying: "I know that I am a visionary man, For if I had not seen the things of God in a vision, I should not have known the goodness of God, but had tarried at Jerusalem and had perished with my brethren.
1 Nephi 2:1
And now I, Nephi, do not give the genealogy of my fathers in this part of my record, Neither at any time shall I give it after upon these plates which I am writing, for it is given in the record which has been kept by my father; Wherefore, I do not write it in this work,
1 Nephi 2:19
And if it so be that we are faithful in Him, we shall obtain the Land of Promise; And ye shall know at some future period that the word of the Lord shall be fulfilled concerning the destruction of Jerusalem,
1 Nephi 2:56
And at the head thereof I beheld your mother Sariah and Sam and Nephi; And they stood as if they knew not whither they should go.
1 Nephi 2:76
And after that they had tasted of the fruit, they were ashamed because of those that were a scoffing at them, And they fell away into forbidden paths and were lost."
1 Nephi 2:83
And after that they did enter into that building, they did point the finger of scorn at me and those that were partaking of the fruit also, But we heeded them not;
1 Nephi 3:67
And I saw many fall down at His feet and worship Him.
1 Nephi 3:187
And blessed are they which shall seek to bring forth My Zion at that day, for they shall have the gift and the power of the Holy Ghost;
1 Nephi 3:188
And if they endure unto the end, they shall be lifted up at the last day and shall be saved in the everlasting kingdom of the Lamb;
1 Nephi 3:237
Then at that day, the work of the Father shall commence in preparing the way for the fulfilling of His covenants which He hath made to His people which are of the house of Israel."
1 Nephi 3:245
And at the time they proceeded out of the mouth of the Jew, or at the time the book proceeded out of the mouth of the Jew, The things which were written were plain and pure and most precious and easy to the understanding of all men.
1 Nephi 4:17
"And at that day shall the remnant of our seed know that they are of the house of Israel, and that they are the covenant people of the Lord;
1 Nephi 4:20
"And then at that day will they not rejoice and give praise unto their Everlasting God, their Rock and their Salvation?
1 Nephi 4:21
Yea, at that day will they not receive strength and nourishment from the True Vine?
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 5:139
And I know not but they are at this day about to be destroyed,
1 Nephi 5:220
And I knew not at that time when I made them that I should be commanded of the Lord to make these plates;
1 Nephi 5:232
For the things which some men esteem to be of great worth, both to the body and soul, others set at naught and trample under their feet;
1 Nephi 5:235
They do set Him at naught and hearken not to the voice of His counsels.
1 Nephi 5:251
"And as for they which are at Jerusalem," saith the prophet, "they shall be scourged by all people," saith the prophet, "because they crucified the God of Israel and turned their hearts aside, rejecting signs and wonders and power and glory of the God of Israel.
1 Nephi 5:260
For behold, I have workings in the Spirit which doth weary me, even that all my joints are weak for they which are at Jerusalem;
1 Nephi 7:7
"And behold, there are many which are already lost from the knowledge of they which are at Jerusalem;
1 Nephi 7:69
"Wherefore, if ye shall be obedient to the commandments and endure to the end, ye shall be saved at the last day.
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 3:53
Wilt Thou make me that I may shake at the appearance of sin?
2 Nephi 5:22
And now I, Jacob, would speak somewhat concerning these words; For behold, the Lord hath shown me that they which were at Jerusalem from whence we came have been slain and carried away captive;
2 Nephi 5:52
O house of Israel, Is My hand shortened at all that it cannot redeem? Or have I no power to deliver?
2 Nephi 5:53
Behold, at My rebuke I dry up the sea- I make the rivers a wilderness, And their fish to stink because the waters are dried up, And they dieth because of thirst.
2 Nephi 5:100
Awake, awake! stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the Lord the cup of His fury!
2 Nephi 5:106
Thy sons have fainted, save these two; They lie at the head of all the streets, as a wild bull in a net; They are full of the fury of the Lord, the rebuke of thy God.
2 Nephi 6:8
Yea, and I know that ye know that in the body He shall show Himself unto they at Jerusalem from whence we came,
2 Nephi 6:47
And He suffereth this that the resurrection might pass upon all men, that all might stand before Him at the great and judgment day.
2 Nephi 6:67
Wo unto the uncircumcised of heart! for a knowledge of their iniquities shall smite them at the last day;
2 Nephi 6:88
Wherefore, ye shall know at the last day, when all men shall be judged of their works, that the God of Israel did witness that I shook your iniquities from my soul, And that I stand with brightness before Him and am rid of your blood.
2 Nephi 7:9
But because of priestcrafts and iniquities, they at Jerusalem will stiffen their necks against Him, that He be crucified.
2 Nephi 8:1
And now Jacob spake many more things to my people at that time; Nevertheless, only these things have I caused to be written, For the things which I have written sufficeth me.
2 Nephi 9:4
And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, And the house was filled with smoke.
2 Nephi 9:16
Then said the Lord unto Isaiah: "Go forth now to meet Ahaz-thou and Shear-Jashub, thy son-at the end of the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the Fuller's Field;
2 Nephi 9:36
And it shall come to pass in that day, every place shall be-where there were a thousand vines at a thousand silverlings-which shall be for briers and thorns.
2 Nephi 9:61
Nevertheless, the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, When at the first He lightly afflicted the Land of Zebulon and the Land of Naphtali, And afterward did more grievously afflict by the way of the Red Sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee, of the nations.
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 9:109
He is come to Aiath, He is passed to Migron; At Michmash he hath laid up his carriages;
2 Nephi 9:110
They are gone over the passage; They have taken up their lodging at Geba. Ramath is afraid. Gibeah of Saul is fled.
2 Nephi 9:113
As yet shall he remain at Nob that day; He shall shake his hand against the mount of the daughter of Zion, the Hill of Jerusalem.
2 Nephi 10:6
Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is at hand! It shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
2 Nephi 10:8
And they shall be afraid. Pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; They shall be amazed one at another; Their faces shall be as flames.
2 Nephi 10:29
The whole earth is at rest and is quiet; They break forth into singing.
2 Nephi 10:30
Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and also the cedars of Lebanon, saying, 'Since thou art laid down, No feller is come up against us.'
2 Nephi 10:31
"Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming; It stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; It hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
2 Nephi 11:9
But behold, I, Nephi, have not taught my children after the manner of the Jews; But behold, I, of myself, have dwelt at Jerusalem, where- fore, I know concerning the regions round about;
2 Nephi 11:12
Nevertheless, in the days that the prophecies of Isaiah shall be fulfilled, men shall know of a surety at the times when they shall come to pass;
2 Nephi 11:27
And when that day shall come that they shall believe in Christ, And worship the Father in His name, with pure hearts and clean hands, And look not forward anymore for another Messiah- And then at that time, the day will come that it must needs be expedient that they should believe these things.
2 Nephi 11:30
Wherefore, He shall bring forth His words unto them, which words shall judge them at the last day,
2 Nephi 11:88
Yea," thus saith the Lord God, "it shall be at an instant, suddenly!"
2 Nephi 11:133
Wherefore, at that day when the book shall be delivered unto the man of whom I have spoken, The book shall be hid from the eyes of the world that the eyes of none shall behold it, Save it be that three witnesses shall behold it by the power of God, besides him to whom the book shall be delivered, And they shall testify to the truth of the book and the things therein;
2 Nephi 12:11
And do all these things, for tomorrow we die; And if it so be that we are guilty, God will beat us with a few stripes, And at last we shall be saved in the kingdom of God."
2 Nephi 12:24
For behold, at that day shall he rage in the hearts of the children of men and stir them up to anger against that which is good;
2 Nephi 12:30
Therefore, wo be unto him that is at ease in Zion!
2 Nephi 12:42
"But behold, there shall be many at that day when I shall proceed to do a marvelous work among them, That I may remember My covenants which I have made unto the children of men, That I may set My hand again the second time to recover My people which are of the house of Israel,
2 Nephi 12:98
Wherefore, all things which have been revealed unto the children of men shall at that day be revealed;
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.
2 Nephi 15:8
I have charity for my people, And great faith in Christ that I shall meet many souls spotless at His judgment seat.
2 Nephi 15:13
And if they are not the words of Christ, judge ye, For Christ will show unto you with power and great glory that they are His words at the last day;
2 Nephi 15:15
And I pray the Father in the name of Christ that many of us, if not all, may be saved in His kingdom at that great and last day.
2 Nephi 15:17
And you that will not partake of the goodness of God and respect the words of the Jews, And also my words and the words which shall proceed forth out of the mouth of the Lamb of God, Behold, I bid you an everlasting farewell, for these words shall condemn you at the last day,
2 Nephi 15:18
For what I seal on earth shall be brought against you at the judgment bar; For thus hath the Lord commanded me and I must obey. Amen.
Wherefore, by laboring with our mights, their blood might not come upon our garments- Otherwise their blood would come upon our garments and we would not be found spotless at the last day.
And also remember that ye may, because of your filthiness, bring your children unto destruction and their sins be heaped upon your heads at the last day.
Graft in the branches; Begin at the last, that they may be first, and that the first may be last; And dig about the trees- both old and young, the first and the last, and the last and the first- That all may be nourished once again for the last time.
And Ye shall not clear away the bad thereof all at once, lest the roots thereof should be too strong for the graft, And the graft thereof shall perish and I lose the trees of My vineyard;
For behold, this is the last time that I shall nourish My vineyard, For the end is nigh at hand and the season speedily cometh;
O then, my beloved brethren, repent ye and enter ye in at the strait gate! And continue in the way which is narrow until ye shall obtain eternal life;
Even if it so be by the power of His holy arm, That it might be brought forth at some future day unto the Lamanites, that perhaps they might be brought unto salvation;
For at the present our strugglings were vain in restoring them to the true faith,
Behold, it came to pass that Mosiah discovered that the people of Zarahemla came out from Jerusalem at the time that Zedekiah, king of Judah, was carried away captive into Babylon;
And at the time that Mosiah discovered them, they had become exceeding numerous.
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.
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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.
And he also taught them concerning the records which were engraven on the plates of brass, saying: "My sons, I would that ye should remember that were it not for these plates which contain these records and these commandments, We must have suffered in ignorance, even at this present time, not knowing the mysteries of God;
Therefore, as I said unto you that I had served you, walking with a clear conscience before God, Even so, I at this time have caused that ye should assemble yourselves together, that I might be found blameless, And that your blood should not come upon me when I shall stand to be judged of God of the things whereof He hath commanded me concerning you.
"I say unto you that I have caused that ye should assemble yourselves together, that I might rid my garments of your blood at this period of time when I am about to go down to my grave,
For even at this time my whole frame doth tremble exceedingly while attempting to speak unto you;
'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.'
And thus saith the Lord: 'They shall stand as a bright testimony against this people at the judgment day,
"For behold, that if the knowledge of the goodness of God at this time hath awakened you to a sense of your nothingness and your worthlessness and fallen state,
"And behold, even at this time ye have been calling on His name and begging for a remission of your sins;
"And it shall come to pass that whosoever doeth this shall be found at the right hand of God, For he shall know the name by which he is called, For he shall be called by the name of Christ.
"O ye my people, lift up your heads and be comforted; For behold, the time is at hand, or is not far distant, when we shall no longer be in subjection to our enemies, notwithstanding our many strugglings which have been in vain; Yet I trust there remaineth an effectual struggle to be made.
"And behold, we at this time do pay tribute to the king of the Lamanites to the amount of one half of our corn and our barley, and even all our grain of every kind, And one half of the increase of our flocks and our herds;
And he caused a great tower to be built on the hill north of the Land Shilom which had been a resort for the children of Nephi at the time they fled out of the land.
Neither have I told you that which ye requested that I should tell; Therefore, God will not suffer that I shall be destroyed at this time,
And if ye slay me, ye will shed innocent blood, And this shall also stand as a testimony against you at the last day."
And it came to pass that as many as did believe him did go forth to a place which was called Mormon, Having received its name from the king, being in the borders of the land, Having been infested by times, or at seasons, by wild beasts.
Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn, Yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, And to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things and in all places that ye may be in, even until death, That ye may be redeemed of God and be numbered with those of the first resurrection, that ye may have eternal life-
And Ammon declined doing this thing, considering himself an unworthy servant; Therefore, they did not at that time form themselves into a church, waiting upon the Spirit of the Lord.
"And now O king, if thou hast not found me to be an unprofitable servant, or if thou hast hitherto listened to my words in any degree and they have been of service to thee, Even so, I desire that thou wouldst listen to my words at this time, And I will be thy servant and deliver this people out of bondage."
Nevertheless, whosoever putteth his trust in Him, the same shall be lifted up at the last day;
Now it came to pass that there were many of the rising generation that could not understand the words of King Benjamin, being little children at the time he spake unto his people, And they did not believe the tradition of their fathers;
"For it is I that taketh upon Me the sins of the world; For it is I that hath created them; And it is I that granteth unto him that believeth, in the end, a place at My right hand;
For behold, in My name are they called, And if they know Me, they shall come forth and shall have a place eternally at My right hand.
"Therefore, I say unto you that he that will not hear My voice, the same shall ye not receive into My church, For him I will not receive at the last day.
Yea, even at the last day when all men shall stand to be judged of Him, then shall they confess that He is God;
And now it came to pass that Alma began from this time forward to teach the people, And those which were with Alma at the time the angel appeared unto them,
Now after Mosiah had finished translating these records, Behold, it gave an account of the people which were destroyed, From the time that they were destroyed back to the building of the Great Tower, At the time the Lord confounded the language of the people,
And he also testified unto the people that all mankind should be saved at the last day and that they need not fear nor tremble, but that they might lift up their heads and rejoice;
And thus they were prepared to meet the Amlicites at the time of their coming;
Now Alma, he being the chief judge and the governor of the people of Nephi, Therefore, he went up with his people-yea, with his captains and chief captains-yea, at the head of his armies against the Amlicites to battle; And they began to slay the Amlicites upon the hill east of Sidon.
Now Alma, himself being afflicted with a wound, did not go up to battle at this time against the Lamanites, but he sent up a numerous army against them;
"Or do ye imagine to yourselves that ye can lie unto the Lord at that day and say: 'Lord, our works have been righteous works upon the face of the earth,' And that He will save you?
Yea, a perfect remembrance of all your wickedness? Yea, a remembrance that ye have set at defiance the commandments of God?
"I say unto you, can ye look up to God at that day with a pure heart and clean hands?
"I say unto you, ye will know at that day that ye cannot be saved, For there can no man be saved except his garments are washed white;
Could ye say, if ye were called to die at this time, within yourselves that ye have been sufficiently humble?
"Behold, ye must prepare quickly, for the kingdom of heaven is soon at hand, And such an one hath not eternal life.
I say unto you that such an one is not prepared; And I would that he should prepare quickly, for the hour is close at hand and he knoweth not when the time shall come, For such an one is not found guiltless.
Wo unto such an one! for he is not prepared, And the time is at hand that he must repent or he cannot be saved;
'For behold, the time is at hand that whosoever bringeth forth not good fruit, or whosoever doeth not the works of righteousness, The same hath cause to wail and mourn.'
"Yea, thus saith the Spirit: 'Repent all ye ends of the earth, for the kingdom of heaven is soon at hand!' Yea, the Son of God cometh in His glory, in His might, majesty, power and dominion;
"And again I say unto you, the Spirit saith: 'Behold, the axe is laid at the root of the tree; Therefore, every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit shall be hewn down and cast into the fire, Yea, a fire which cannot be consumed, even an unquenchable fire.'
For the names of the righteous shall be written in the Book of Life, And unto them will I grant an inheritance at My right hand.'
And behold, if a wolf enter his flock, doth he not drive him out? Yea, and at the last, if he can, he will destroy him.
And even I could not have come now at this time, were it not that the judgment seat hath been given to another to reign in my stead; And the Lord in much mercy hath granted that I should come unto you.
That I should find that ye were not in the awful dilemma that our brethren were in at Zarahemla,
Nevertheless, I do not desire that my joy over you should come by the cause of so much afflictions and sorrow which I have had for the brethren at Zarahemla;
Behold, I do not say that He will come among us at the time of His dwelling in His mortal tabernacle, For behold, the Spirit hath not said unto me that this should be the case;
For behold, the kingdom of heaven is at hand and the Son of God cometh upon the face of the earth.
And behold, He shall be born of Mary at Jerusalem, which is the land of our forefathers, She being a virgin, a precious and chosen vessel, who shall be overshadowed and conceive by the power of the Holy Ghost, And bring forth a son, yea, even the Son of God.
Therefore I say unto you, the time shall come, yea, and it shall be at the last day, that he which is filthy shall remain in his filthiness.
And now, I would that ye should be humble, and be submissive and gentle, easy to be entreated, full of patience and longsuffering, Being temperate in all things, Being diligent in keeping the commandments of God at all times,
And may the Lord bless you and keep your garments spotless, That ye may at last be brought to sit down with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and the holy prophets which have been ever since the world began, Having your garments spotless, even as their garments are spotless, In the kingdom of heaven, to go no more out.
Yea, he returned to his own house at Zarahemla to rest himself from the labors which he had performed.
And it came to pass that they were baptized throughout all the land; So that when he had finished his work at Melek, he departed thence and traveled three days' journey on the north of the Land of Melek, And he came to a city which was called Ammonihah.
"For behold, they do study at this time that they may destroy the liberty of thy people-for thus saith the Lord-which is contrary to the statutes and judgments and commandments which He hath given unto His people."
And at some period of time they will be brought to believe in His word and to know of the incorrectness of the traditions of their fathers;
"And now for this cause-that ye may not be destroyed- the Lord hath sent His angel to visit many of His people, declaring unto them that they must go forth and cry mightily unto this people, saying: 'Repent ye, repent ye! for the kingdom of heaven is nigh at hand;
'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:
But it came to pass that the Lord did not suffer them that they should take me at that time and cast me into prison.
"And again, I know that the things whereof he hath testified are true; For behold I say unto you, that as the Lord liveth, even so He hath sent His angel to make these things manifest unto me; And this He hath done while this Alma hath dwelt at my house.
Now, it was those men which sought to destroy them which were lawyers which were hired, or appointed by the people to administer the law at their times of trials, or at the trials of the crimes of the people before the judges.
"And now I say unto you, that well doth the Lord judge of your iniquities; Well doth He cry unto this people by the voice of His angels, 'Repent ye! repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!'
Then ye shall be smitten by famine and by pestilence and by the sword; And the time is soon at hand except ye repent."
And the names are given by the Nephites, for they did not reckon after the manner of the Jews which were at Jerusalem; Neither did they measure after the manner of the Jews,
The spirit and the body shall be reunited again in its perfect form; Both limb and joint shall be restored to its proper frame, even as we now are at this time;
"And now behold I say unto you, that if it had been possible for Adam for to have partaken of the fruit of the tree of life at that time, that there would have been no death and the word would have been void, making God a liar, For He said: 'If thou eat thereof, thou shalt surely die.'
"For behold, angels are declaring it unto many at this time in our land, And this is for the purpose of preparing the hearts of the children of men for to receive His word at the time of His coming in His glory.
"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.
having a hope that ye shall receive eternal life, having the love of God always in your hearts, That ye may be lifted up at the last day and enter into His rest.
And it also came to pass that Zeezrom was astonished at the words which had been spoken, And he also knew concerning the blindness of the minds which he had caused among the people by his lying words;
And it came to pass that they spit upon him and cast him out from among them, And also all those who believed in the words which had been spoken by Alma and Amulek; And they cast them out and sent men to cast stones at them;
And the blood of the innocent shall stand as a witness against them, yea, and cry mightily against them at the last day."
And also Zeezrom lay sick at Sidom with a burning fever which was caused by the great tribulations of his mind on account of his wickedness, For he supposed that Alma and Amulek were no more, And he supposed that they had been slain by the cause of his iniquity;
Therefore, after Alma having established the church at Sidom, seeing a great check, Yea, seeing that the people were checked as to the pride of their hearts and began to humble themselves before God,
And began to assemble themselves together at their sanctuaries to worship God before the altar, Watching and praying continually that they might be delivered from Satan and from death and from destruction-
And there was no inequality among them, For the Lord did pour out His Spirit on all the face of the land for to prepare the minds of the children of men-or to prepare their hearts to receive the word which should be taught among them at the time of His coming-
Now these sons of Mosiah were with Alma at the time the angel first appeared unto him, therefore, Alma did rejoice exceedingly to see his brethren;
And it came to pass when they had arrived in the borders of the land of the Lamanites, That they separated themselves and departed one from another, trusting in the Lord that they should meet again at the close of their harvest, For they supposed that great was the work which they had undertaken.
But Ammon stood forth and began to cast stones at them with his sling, yea, with mighty power he did sling stones amongst them;
And thus he slew a certain number of them insomuch that they began to be astonished at his power;
And now when the king heard these words, he said unto them: "Now I know that it is the Great Spirit, And he hath come down at this time to preserve your lives, that I might not slay you as I did your brethren;
For he had slain many of them because their brethren had scattered their flocks at the place of water; And thus, because they had had their flocks scattered, they were slain.
For there had been a great feast appointed at the Land of Nephi by the father of Lamoni, who was king over all the land.
But others rebuked them, saying: "The king hath brought this evil upon his house because he slew his servants who had had their flocks scattered at the Waters of Sebus."
And they were also rebuked by those men which had stood at the Waters of Sebus and scattered the flocks which belonged to the king,
For they were angry with Ammon because of the number which he had slain of their brethren at the Waters of Sebus while defending the flocks of the king.
Now it came to pass that when Ammon had heard this, he saith unto Lamoni: "Behold, my brother and brethren are in prison at Middoni and I go that I may deliver them."
For behold, he hath repented of his sins; But if thou shouldst fall at this time in thine anger, thy soul could not be saved.
For the king was greatly astonished at the words which he had spoken, and also at the words which had been spoken by his son Lamoni; Therefore, he was desirous to learn them.
And also, what is this that Ammon said, 'If ye will repent, ye shall be saved, And if ye will not repent, ye shall be cast off at the last day'?"
Yea, what shall I do that I may be born of God, having this wicked spirit rooted out of my breast, And receive His Spirit, that I may be filled with joy, that I may not be cast off at the last day?"
And if there is a God and if Thou art God, wilt Thou make Thyself known unto me? And I will give away all my sins to know Thee and that I may be raised from the dead and be saved at the last day!"
Nevertheless, the Nephites had taken possession of all the northern parts of the land bordering on the wilderness at the head of the River Sidon, from the east to the west, round about on the wilderness sides on the north, Even until they came to the land which they called Bountiful;
Neither should they cast stones at them; But that they should have free access to their houses, and also their temples and their sanctuaries,
Let us hide them away, that they may be kept bright as a testimony to our God at the last day-or at the day that we shall be brought to stand before Him to be judged- that we have not stained our swords in the blood of our brethren since He imparted His word unto us and has made us clean thereby.
"And now my brethren, if our brethren seek to destroy us, behold, we will hide away our swords, Yea, even we will bury them deep in the earth, that they may be kept bright as a testimony that we have never used them, at the last day; And if our brethren destroy us, behold, we shall go to our God and shall be saved."
And they did no more attempt to slay the people of Anti-Nephi-Lehi at that time, But they took their armies and went over into the borders of the Land of Zarahemla and fell upon the people which were in the Land of Ammonihah and destroyed them;
And behold, they are hunted at this day by the Lamanites. Thus the words of Abinadi were brought to pass which he said concerning the seed of the priests which caused that he should suffer death by fire;
"And behold the number of your sheaves, And they shall be gathered into the garners, that they are not wasted, Yea, they shall not be beaten down by the storm at the last day,
But behold, they are in the hands of the Lord of the harvest and they are His and He will raise them up at the last day.
O my soul almost, as it were, fleeth at the thought!
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.
And thus we see the end of him who perverteth the ways of the Lord. And thus we see that the devil will not support his children at the last day, but doth speedily drag them down to hell.
Therefore, he took Ammon and Aaron and Omner- and Himni he did leave in the church in Zarahemla, but the former three he took with him-and also Amulek and Zeezrom which were at Melek, And he also took two of his sons;
Ye cannot know of their surety at first, unto perfection, any more than faith is a perfect knowledge.
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.
Nay, ye cannot say this, For that same spirit which doth possess your bodies at the time that ye go out of this life, That same spirit will have power to possess your body in that eternal world.
And that ye live in thanksgiving daily for the many mercies and blessings which He doth bestow upon you. "Yea, and I also exhort you, my brethren, that ye be watchful unto prayer continually, That ye may not be led away by the temptations of the devil, That he may not overpower you, That ye may not become his subjects at the last day; For behold, he rewardeth you no good thing.
And now, O my son Helaman, behold, thou art in thy youth, And, therefore, I beseech of thee that thou wilt hear my words and learn of me; For I do know that whomsoever shall put his trust in God shall be supported in their trials and their troubles and their afflictions and shall be lifted up at the last day;
And I know that He will raise me up at the last day to dwell with Him in glory. Yea, and I will praise Him forever! For He hath brought our fathers out of Egypt- And He hath swallowed up the Egyptians in the Red Sea- And He led them by His power into the Promised Land,
Yea, when thou liest down at night, lie down unto the Lord that He may watch over you in your sleep, And when thou risest in the morning, let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; And if ye always do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day.
And now my son Shiblon, I would that ye should remem- ber that as much as ye shall put your trust in God, Even so much ye shall be delivered out of your trials, and your troubles, and your afflictions, And ye shall be lifted up at the last day.
Do not say, "O God, I thank Thee that we are better than our brethren," But rather say, "O Lord, forgive my unworthiness and remember my brethren in mercy"- Yea, acknowledge your unworthiness before God at all times.
And may the Lord bless your soul, And receive you at the last day into His kingdom to sit down in peace.
But behold, ye cannot hide your crimes from God, And except ye repent, they will stand as a testimony against you at the last day.
And now my son, this was the ministry unto which ye were called- To declare these glad tidings unto this people, To prepare their minds, or rather, that salvation might come unto them, that they may prepare the minds of their children to hear the word at the time of His coming.
Behold, I say unto you, is not a soul at this time as precious unto God as a soul will be at the time of His coming?
Is it not as easy at this time for the Lord to send His angel to declare those glad tidings unto us as unto our children or as after the time of His coming?
Now whether there is more than one time appointed for men to rise, it mattereth not, For all do not die at once, and this mattereth not; All is as one day with God and time only is measured unto man;
Now whether the souls and the bodies of those of which have been spoken shall all be reunited at once, the wicked as well as the righteous, I do not say;
Now my son, I do not say that their resurrection cometh at the resurrection of Christ, But behold, I give it as my opinion that the souls and the bodies are reunited of the righteous at the resurrection of Christ and His ascension into heaven;
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.
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;
And ye shall have good rewarded unto you again; For that which ye doth send out shall return unto you again and be restored; Therefore, the word "restoration" more fully condemneth the sinner and justifieth him not at all.
Now behold, my son, I will explain this thing unto thee. For behold, after the Lord God sent our first parents forth from the garden of Eden to till the ground, from whence he was taken, Yea, He drove out the man and He placed at the east end of the garden of Eden cherubim and flaming sword which turned every way to keep the tree of life-
But it was more dreadful on the part of the Lamanites, For their nakedness was exposed to the heavy blows of the Nephites with their swords and their scimitars which brought death almost at every stroke, While on the other hand, there was now and then a man fell among the Nephites by their wounds and the loss of blood,
Now there were many when they heard these words and saw the scalp which was upon the sword, they were struck with fear, And many came forth and threw down their weapons of war at the feet of Moroni and entered into a covenant of peace;
Yea, all those who were true believers in Christ took upon them gladly the name of Christ, or Christians, as they were called, because of their belief in Christ, which should come- And therefore, at this time, Moroni prayed that the cause of the Christians and the freedom of the land might be favored.
Now this was the covenant which they made, And they cast their garments at the feet of Moroni, saying: "We covenant with our God that we shall be destroyed, even as our brethren in the Land Northward, if we shall fall into transgression;
Yea, He may cast us at the feet of our enemies, even as we have cast our garments at thy feet, to be trodden underfoot, if we should fall into trangression."
And there were some who died with fevers, which at some seasons of the year was very frequent in the land-
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 it came to pass that Lehonti came down with his men and surrounded the men of Amalickiah, So that before they awoke at the dawn of the day, they were surrounded by the armies of Lehonti.
But behold, how great was their disappointment, For behold, the Nephites had dug up a ridge of earth round about them which was so high that the Lamanites could not cast their stones and their arrows at them that they might take effect, Neither could they come upon them, save it was by their place of entrance.
Now at this time the chief captains of the Lamanites were astonished exceedingly because of the wisdom of the Nephites in preparing their places of security.
And it came to pass that the Lamanites, or the Amalickiahites, were exceedingly astonished at their manner of preparation for war.
Now if King Amalickiah had come down out of the Land of Nephi at the head of his army, Perhaps he would have caused the Lamanites to have attacked the Nephites at the City of Ammonihah, For behold, he did care not for the blood of his people.
And behold, his chief captains durst not attack the Nephites at the City of Ammonihah, For Moroni had altered the management of affairs among the Nephites insomuch that the Lamanites were disappointed in their places of retreat, And they could not come upon them,
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 thus were the Nephites prepared to destroy all such as should attempt to climb up to enter the fort by any other way, by casting over stones and arrows at them;
But behold, in these attempts, they were swept off by the stones and the arrows which were thrown at them, And instead of filling up their ditches by pulling down the banks of earth, they were filled up in a measure with their dead and wounded bodies.
Yea, we can behold that His words are verified, even at this time, which He spake unto Lehi, saying: "Blessed art thou and thy children; And they shall be blessed, and inasmuch as they shall keep My commandments, They shall prosper in the land;
And those who were faithful in keeping the command- ments of the Lord were delivered at all times, Whilst thousands of their wicked brethren have been consigned to bondage, or to perish by the sword, or to dwindle in unbelief and mingle with the Lamanites.
But behold, there never was a happier time among the people of Nephi since the days of Nephi than in the days of Moroni, Yea, even at this time in the twenty and first year of the reign of the judges.
Yea, even Amalickiah did himself come down at the head of the Lamanites.
And it was in the twenty and fifth year of the reign of the judges; And it was at the same time that they had begun to settle the affairs of their contentions concerning the chief judge Pahoron.
And it came to pass that there were four thousand of those dissenters which were hewn down by the sword; And those of their leaders which were not slain in battle were taken and cast into prison, For there was no time for their trials at this period;
And it came to pass that when the Lamanites had heard these words, Their chief captains-all those which were not slain- came forth and threw down their weapons of war at the feet of Moroni, And also commanded their men that they should do the same.
Now Moroni was compelled to cause the Lamanites to labor because it was easy to guard them while at their labor; And he desired all his forces when he should make an attack upon the Lamanites.
And Helaman feared lest by so doing, they should lose their souls; Therefore, all those which had entered into this covenant were compelled to behold their brethren wade through their afflictions in their dangerous circumstances at this time.
Therefore, they did assemble themselves together at this time as many as were able to take up arms, And they called themselves Nephites;
And now behold, as they never had hitherto been a disadvantage to the Nephites, they became now at this period of time also a great support, For they took their weapons of war and they would that Helaman should be their leader;
And they were all young men, And they were exceeding valiant for courage, and also for strength and activity; But behold, this was not all- They were men which were true at all times in whatsoever thing they were entrusted,
And now it came to pass that Helaman did march at the head of his two thousand stripling soldiers to the support of the people in the borders of the land on the south by the West Sea.
And it came to pass that Moroni felt to rejoice exceedingly at this request; For he desired the provisions which were imparted for the support of the Lamanite prisoners for the support of his own people, And he also desired his own people for the strengthening of his army.
"And now behold, if ye will lay down your arms and subject yourselves to be governed by those to whom the government doth rightly belong, Then will I cause that my people shall lay down their weapons and shall be at war no more.
Therefore, their chief captains demanded their weapons of war, And they brought them forth and cast them at the feet of the Nephites, pleading for mercy. Now behold, this was the desire of Moroni;
For behold, in the twenty and sixth year, I, Helaman, did march at the head of these two thousand young men to the City of Judeah, to assist Antipus whom ye had appointed a leader over the people of that part of the land;
And we suppose that they are now at this time in the Land of Nephi; It is so, if they are not slain.
And these are the cities which they possessed when I arrived at the City of Judeah. "And I found Antipus and his men toiling with their mights to fortify the city;
For we knew in those cities they were not sufficiently strong to meet them; Therefore, we were desirous-if they should pass by us- to fall upon them in their rear, And thus bring them up in the rear at the same time they were met in the front;
"At length their provisions did arrive, And they were about to enter the city by night;
But behold, this did not profit us but little, For the Lamanites were also receiving great strength from day to day, and also many provisions. "And thus were our circumstances at this period of time.
And those cities which had been taken by the Lamanites, all of them are at this period of time in our possession; And our fathers and our women and our children are returning to their homes, All, save it be those which have been taken prisoners and carried off by the Lamanites.
"For were it not for the wickedness which first commenced at our head, We could have withstood our enemies, that they could have gained no power over us- "Yea, had it not been for the war which broke out among ourselves-
"Yea, were it not for those Kingmen which caused so much bloodshed among ourselves- "Yea, at the time we were contending among ourselves, if we had united our strength as we hitherto have done-
"Behold, it is time; Yea, the time is now at hand, that except ye do bestir yourselves in the defense of your country and your little ones, the sword of justice doth hang over you- Yea, and it shall fall upon you and visit you even to your utter destruction.
"And they have come unto us, insomuch that those which have risen up in rebellion against us are set at defiance, Yea, insomuch that they do fear us and durst not come out against us to battle.
And he went forth with a cord from place to place, insomuch that he did find the king; And he did cast a javelin at him, which did pierce him near the heart;
Now it came to pass that Moroni marched forth on the morrow and came upon the Lamanites, insomuch that they did slay them with a great slaughter; And they did drive them out of the land; And they did flee, even that they did not return at that time against the Nephites.
And he went unto those that sent him and they all entered into a covenant, Yea, swearing by their everlasting maker that they would tell no man that Kishcumen had murdered Pahoron. Therefore, Kishcumen was not known among the people of Nephi, For he was in disguise at the time that he murdered Pahoron;
But it came to pass that Coriantumr did march forth at the head of his numerous host and came upon the inhabitants of the city, And their march was with such exceeding great speed that there was no time for the Nephites to gather together their armies;
And it came to pass in the forty and ninth year of the reign of the judges, there was continual peace established in the land- All, save it were the secret combinations which Gaddianton the robber had established in the more settled parts of the land, Which at that time were not known unto those which were at the head of government; Therefore, they were not destroyed out of the land.
Yea, we see that whosoever will lay hold upon the word of God, which is quick and powerful, Which shall divide asunder all the cunning and the snares and the wiles of the devil, And lead the man of Christ in a strait and narrow course across that everlasting gulf of misery which is prepared to engulf the wicked, And land their souls, yea, their immortal souls, at the right hand of God in the kingdom of heaven, To sit down with Abraham and Isaac and with Jacob and with all our holy fathers to go no more out.
Yea, they began to remember the prophecies of Alma and also the words of Mosiah. And they saw that they had been a stiff-necked people, And that they had set at naught the commandments of God;
And they did remember his words; And therefore, they went forth-keeping the commandments of God-to teach the word of God among all the people of Nephi, Beginning at the City Bountiful, and from thenceforth to the City of Gid, and from the City of Gid to the City of Mulek;
And behold, the voice came again, saying: "Repent ye, repent ye! for the kingdom of heaven is at hand; And seek no more to destroy My servants!"
And it came to pass on the other hand, that the Nephites did build them up and support them, beginning at the more wicked part of them, Until they had overspread all the land of the Nephites and had seduced the more part of the righteous, Until they had come down to believe in their works and partake of their spoils and to join with them in their secret murders and combinations.
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-
"But behold, ye have rejected the truth and rebelled against your Holy God; And even at this time, instead of laying up for yourselves treasures in heaven where nothing doth corrupt and where nothing can come which is unclean, Ye are heaping up for yourselves wrath against the day of judgment;
Yea, even at this time ye are ripening-because of your murders and your fornication and wickedness- for everlasting destruction; Yea, and except ye repent, it will come unto you soon;
Yea, behold, it is now even at your doors. "Yea, go ye in unto the judgment seat and search; And behold, your judge is murdered and he lieth in his blood; And he hath been murdered by his brother who seeketh to sit in the judgment seat.
And now behold, the people knew nothing concerning the multitude which had gathered together at the garden of Nephi; Therefore, they said among themselves: "These men are they which have murdered the judge, And God hath smitten them, that they could not flee from us."
And it came to pass that on the morrow, the people did assemble themselves together to mourn and to fast at the burial of the great and chief judge which had been slain;
And thus were also those judges-which were at the garden of Nephi and heard his words- were also gathered together at the burial.
O ye had ought to begin to howl and mourn because of the great destruction at this time which doth await you, except ye shall repent!
And he was brought to prove that he himself was the very murderer, insomuch that the five were set at liberty, and also was Nephi.
"O Lord, Thou didst hearken unto my words when I said, 'Let there be a famine that the pestilence of the sword might cease'; And I know that Thou wilt, even at this time, hearken unto my words, For Thou saidst that if this people repent, 'I will spare them.'
Yea, and we may see at the very time when He doth prosper His people- Yea, in the increase of their fields, their flocks and their herds, And in gold and in silver and in all manner of precious things of every kind, and art;
Behold, they do not desire that the Lord their God who hath created them should rule and reign over them; Notwithstanding His great goodness and His mercy toward them, they do set at naught His counsels, And they will not that He should be their guide.
For behold, the dust of the earth moveth hither and thither, to the dividing asunder at the command of our great and Everlasting God.
Yea, behold, at His voice doth the hills and the mountains tremble and quake; And by the power of His voice they are broken up and become smooth, yea, even like unto a valley;
"Yea, wo unto this people because of this time which has arrived, That ye do cast out the prophets and do mock them and cast stones at them and do slay them and do do all manner of iniquity unto them, even as they did of old time!
And behold, this will I give unto you for a sign at the time of His coming- For behold, there shall be great lights in heaven, Insomuch that in the night before He cometh, there shall be no darkness, Insomuch that it shall appear unto man as if it was day;
"Yea, at the time that He shall yield up the ghost, There shall be thunderings and lightnings for the space of many hours; And the earth shall shake and tremble; And the rocks which are upon the face of the earth- which are both above the earth and beneath, which ye know at this time is solid, or the more part of it is one solid mass-shall be broken up;
But as many as there were which did not believe in the words of Samuel were angry with him; And they cast stones at him upon the wall, and also many shot arrows at him as he stood upon the wall;
Telling them of things which must shortly come, That they might know and remember at the time of their coming that they had been made known unto them beforehand, to the intent that they might believe;
If so, and He be the Son of God, the Father of heaven and of earth, as it hath been spoken, Why will He not show Himself unto us, as well as unto they which shall be at Jerusalem?
3 Nephi 1:12
And it came to pass that he cried mightily unto the Lord all that day; And behold, the voice of the Lord came unto him, saying: "Lift up your head and be of good cheer, for behold, the time is at hand; And on this night shall the sign be given,
3 Nephi 1:15
"And behold, the time is at hand, And this night shall the sign be given."
3 Nephi 1:17
For he beheld at the going down of the sun there was no darkness, And the people began to be astonished because there was no darkness when the night came.
3 Nephi 1:18
And there were many which had not believed the words of the prophets fell to the earth and became as if they were dead, For they knew that the great plan of destruction which they had laid for those who had believed in the words of the prophets had been frustrated, for the sign which had been given was already at hand; And they began to know that the Son of God must shortly appear.
3 Nephi 1:20
For they knew that the prophets had testified of these things for many years and that the sign which had been given was already at hand; And they began to fear because of their iniquity and their unbelief.
3 Nephi 1:38
And it came to pass that thus passed away the ninety and fifth year also, And the people began to forget those signs and wonders which they had heard, And began to be less and less astonished at a sign or a wonder from heaven,
3 Nephi 2:4
And it seemeth a pity unto me, most noble Lachoneus, that ye should be so foolish and vain as to suppose that ye can stand against so many brave men which are at my command, Which do now at this time stand in their arms and do await, with great anxiety, for the word, 'Go down upon the Nephites and destroy them.'
3 Nephi 2:22
And it came to pass that Lachoneus did appoint chief captains over all the armies of the Nephites to command them at the time that the robbers should come down out of the wilderness against them;
3 Nephi 2:87
And as many as would repent of their sins and enter into a covenant that they would murder no more were set at liberty;
3 Nephi 3:35
And they did set at defiance the law and the rights of their country; And they did covenant one with another to destroy the governor and to establish a king over the land, That the land should no more be at liberty, but should be subject unto kings.
3 Nephi 3:44
Now this secret combination which had brought so great iniquity upon the people did gather themselves together and did place at their head a man whom they did call Jacob, And they did call him their king;
3 Nephi 4:19
And there could be no light because of the darkness, neither candles, neither torches; Neither could there be fire kindled with their fine and exceeding dry wood, so that there could not be any light at all;
3 Nephi 4:50
And whoso cometh unto Me with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, him will I baptize with fire and with the Holy Ghost, Even as the Lamanites, because of their faith in Me at the time of their conversion, were baptized with fire and with the Holy Ghost, And they knew it not.
3 Nephi 4:57
Yea, O ye people of the house of Israel, ye that dwell at Jerusalem, as ye that have fallen; Yea, how oft would I have gathered you as a hen gathereth her chickens, And ye would not.
3 Nephi 4:70
Behold, I say unto you, Yea; Many have testified of these things at the coming of Christ and were slain because they testified of these things.
3 Nephi 5:17
And it came to pass that when they had all gone forth and had witnessed for themselves, they did cry out with one accord, saying: "Hosanna! Blessed be the name of the Most High God!" And they did fall down at the feet of Jesus and did worship Him.
3 Nephi 5:68
For verily I say unto you, that except ye shall keep My commandments which I have commanded you at this time, Ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
3 Nephi 5:73
"Agree with thine adversary quickly while thou art in the way with him, lest at any time he shall get thee and thou shalt be cast into prison;
3 Nephi 5:82
But verily I say unto you, swear not at all- neither by heaven, for it is God's throne, nor by the earth, for it is His footstool, Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair black or white;
3 Nephi 5:86
And if any man will sue thee at the law and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also;
3 Nephi 6:25
"Enter ye in at the strait gate, For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, And many there be which go in thereat;
3 Nephi 7:2
Therefore, whoso remembereth these sayings of Mine and doeth them, him will I raise up at the last day."
3 Nephi 7:15
And not at any time hath the Father given Me commandment that I should tell it unto your brethren at Jerusalem, Neither at any time hath the Father given Me commandment that I should tell unto them concerning the other tribes of the house of Israel which the Father hath led away out of the land.
3 Nephi 7:22
And they understood Me not, that I said they shall hear My voice; And they understood Me not, that the Gentiles should not at any time hear My voice, That I should not manifest Myself unto them, save it were by the Holy Ghost.
3 Nephi 7:25
For they of which I speak are they which have not as yet heard My voice, Neither have I at any time manifested Myself unto them,
3 Nephi 7:27
"And I command you that ye shall write these things after that I am gone, That if it so be that My people at Jerusalem-they which have seen Me and been with Me in My ministry- Do not ask the Father in My name that they may receive a knowledge of you by the Holy Ghost, and also of the other tribes which they know not of,
3 Nephi 7:34
"And thus commandeth the Father that I should say unto you: 'At that day when the Gentiles shall sin against My gospel, And shall reject the fullness of My gospel, And shall be lifted up in the pride of their hearts above all nations and above all the people of the whole earth, And shall be filled with all manner of lyings, and of deceits, and of mischiefs, and all manner of hypocrisy and murders, and priestcrafts and whoredoms, and of secret abominations-
3 Nephi 8:1
Behold, now it came to pass that when Jesus had spoken these words, He looked round about again on the multitude, And He saith unto them: "Behold, My time is at hand;
3 Nephi 8:2
I perceive that ye are weak, that ye cannot understand all My words which I am commanded of the Father to speak unto you at this time;
3 Nephi 8:8
"My bowels are filled with mercy, For I perceive that ye desire that I should show unto you what I have done unto your brethren at Jerusalem, For I see that your faith is sufficient that I should heal you."
3 Nephi 8:10
And they did all-both they which had been healed and they which were whole- bow down at His feet and did worship Him;
3 Nephi 8:19
And no one can conceive of the joy which filled our souls at the time we heard Him pray for us unto the Father!"
3 Nephi 9:56
"'And it shall come to pass,' saith the Father, 'that the sword of My justice shalt hang over them at that day; And except they repent, it shall fall upon them,' saith the Father, 'yea, even upon all the nations of the Gentiles.'
3 Nephi 9:82
As many were astonished at thee; His visage was so marred-more than any man, And His form more than the sons of men;
3 Nephi 9:83
So shall He sprinkle many nations. The kings shall shut their mouths at Him; For that which had not been told them shall they see, And that which they had not heard shall they consider.'
3 Nephi 9:106
For it shall come to pass,' saith the Father, 'that at that day, whosoever will not repent and come unto My beloved Son, Them will I cut off from among My people, O house of Israel, And I will execute vengeance and fury upon them-even as upon the heathen-such as they have not heard!'
3 Nephi 10:4
And then shall the powers of heaven come down among them, And I also will be in the midst; And then shall the work of the Father commence at that day, even when this gospel shall be preached among the remnant of this people.
3 Nephi 10:5
"Verily I say unto you, at that day shall the work of the Father commence among all the dispersed of My people- Yea, even the tribes which have been lost which the Father hath led away out of Jerusalem-
3 Nephi 10:36
"Verily I say unto you, I commanded My servant Samuel the Lamanite that he should testify unto this people, That at the day that the Father should glorify His name in Me, That there were many saints which should arise from the dead and should appear unto many and should minister unto them."
3 Nephi 12:18
Have they not read the scriptures which saith, 'Ye must take upon you the name of Christ,' which is My name? For by this name shall ye be called at the last day, And whoso taketh upon him My name and endureth to the end, the same shall be saved at the last day.
3 Nephi 12:29
"And it shall come to pass that whoso repenteth and is baptized in My name shall be filled; And if he endureth to the end, Behold, him will I hold guiltless before My Father at that day when I shall stand to judge the world;
3 Nephi 12:33
"Now this is the commandment: Repent, all ye ends of the earth! and come unto Me! and be baptized in My name! That ye may be sanctified by the reception of the Holy Ghost, That ye may stand spotless before Me at the last day!
3 Nephi 12:35
For that which ye have seen Me do, even that shall ye do; Therefore, if ye do these things, blessed are ye, For ye shall be lifted up at the last day.
3 Nephi 13:11
And it came to pass that when Jesus had ended these sayings, He saith unto His disciples: "Enter ye in at the strait gate, For strait is the gate and narrow is the way that leads to life, And few there be that find it; But wide is the gate and broad the way which leads to death, And many there be that traveleth therein, until the night cometh wherein no man can work."
3 Nephi 13:47
For whoso receiveth not the words of Jesus, and the words of them which He hath sent, receiveth not Him; And therefore, He will not receive them at the last day; And it would be better for them if they had not been born;
3 Nephi 13:52
Now this change was not equal to that which should take place at the last day; But there was a change wrought upon them, insomuch that Satan could have no power over them- that he could not tempt them- And they were sanctified in the flesh, that they were holy and that the powers of the earth could not hold them;
3 Nephi 13:53
And in this state they were to remain until the judgment day of Christ; And at that day they were to receive a greater change, And to be received into the kingdom of the Father to go no more out, But to dwell with God eternally in the heavens.
3 Nephi 13:57
And when ye shall see these sayings coming forth among you, Then ye need not any longer spurn at the doings of the Lord; For the sword of His justice is in His right hand, And behold, at that day, if ye shall spurn at His doings, He will cause it that it shall soon overtake you.
3 Nephi 13:58
Wo unto him that spurneth at the doings of the Lord! Yea, wo unto him that shall deny the Christ and His works!
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.
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;
Therefore, it came to pass that in my sixteenth year I did go forth at the head of an army of the Nephites against the Lamanites; Therefore, three hundred and twenty and six years had passed away.
And wo is me because of their wickedness! For my heart has been filled with sorrow because of their wickedness all my days; Nevertheless, I know that I shall be lifted up at the last day.
And it came to pass that I did cause my people that they should gather themselves together at the Land Desolation, to a city which was in the borders by the Narrow Pass which led into the Land Southward,
And it came to pass that the Lamanites did come against us as we had fled to the City of Jordan; But behold, they were driven back, that they did not take the city at that time.
Know ye not that He hath all power and at His great command the earth shall be rolled together as a scroll?
And He hath brought to pass the redemption of the world, Whereby he that is found guiltless before Him at the judgment day hath it given unto them to dwell in the presence of God in His kingdom, To sing ceaseless praises with the choirs above unto the Father and unto the Son and unto the Holy Ghost, which is one God, in a state of happiness which hath no end.
And now it came to pass that after the great and tremendous battle at Cumorah, Behold, the Nephites which had escaped into the Country Southward were hunted by the Lamanites until they were all destroyed, And my father also was killed by them; And I, even I, remaineth alone to write the sad tale of the destruction of my people.
And behold also, the Lamanites are at war one with another; And the whole face of this land is one continual round of murder and bloodshed; And no one knoweth the end of the war.
There shall be murders and robbing and lying and deceivings and whoredoms and all manner of abominations, When there shall be many which will say, "Do this or do that and it mattereth not, for the Lord will uphold such at the last day";
Behold! look ye unto the revelations of God; For behold, the time cometh at that day when all these things must be fulfilled.
Behold, the Lord hath shown unto me great and marvelous things concerning that which must shortly come at that day when these things shall come forth among you.
O then ye unbelieving, turn ye unto the Lord! Cry mightily unto the Father in the name of Jesus, that perhaps ye may be found spotless, pure, fair and white, Having been cleansed by the blood of the Lamb at that great and last day.
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 when thou hast done this, thou shalt go at the head of them down into the valley which is northward,
And it came to pass at the end of the four years that the Lord came again unto the brother of Jared and stood in a cloud and talked with him;
"And at My command the heavens are opened and are shut; And at My word the earth shall shake; And at My command the inhabitants thereof shall pass away, even so as by fire.
"And he that believeth not My words, believeth not My disciples; And if it so be that I do not speak, judge ye; For ye shall know that it is I that speaketh, at the last day.
Remember, when ye see these things, ye shall know that the time is at hand that they shall be made manifest in very deed; Therefore, when ye shall receive this record, ye may know that the work of the Father has commenced upon all the face of the earth.
"And blessed is he that is found faithful unto My name at the last day, For they shall be lifted up to dwell in the kingdom prepared for them from the foundation of the world;
And in the mouth of three witnesses shall these things be established; And the testimony of three and this work-in the which shall be shown forth the power of God, and also His word, of which the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost beareth record- And all this shall stand as a testimony against the world at the last day;
And now, if I have no authority for these things, judge ye, For ye shall know that I have authority when ye shall see me, And we shall stand before God at the last day. Amen.
Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world, yea, even a place at the right hand of God, Which hope cometh of faith maketh an anchor to the souls of men, Which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding in good works, being led to glorify God.
And neither at any time hath any wrought miracles until after their faith; Wherefore, they first believed in the Son of God.
And I said unto Him: "Lord, the Gentiles will mock at these things because of our weakness in writing, For Lord, Thou hast made us mighty in word by faith, Whereunto Thou hast not made us mighty in writing;
Thou hast also made our words powerful and great, even that we cannot write them; Wherefore, when we write, we behold our weakness and stumble because of the placing of our words; And I fear lest the Gentiles shall mock at our words."
Now Christ spake these words unto them at the time of His first appearing; And the multitude heard it not; But the disciples heard it, And on as many as they laid their hands fell the Holy Ghost.
And now I, Mormon, speak unto you, my beloved brethren; And it is by the grace of God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ and His holy will, because of the gift of His calling unto me, that I am permitted to speak unto you at this time;
And now my beloved brethren, if this be the case, that these things are true which I have spoken unto you- And God will show unto you with power and great glory at the last day that they are true- And if they are true, hath the day of miracles ceased?
Wherefore, cleave unto charity, which is the greatest of all, for all things must fail; But charity is the pure love of Christ, And it endureth forever; And whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with them.
And He that saith that little children needeth baptism denieth the mercies of Christ and setteth at naught the atonement of Him and the power of His redemption;
"Listen unto them and give heed, Or they stand against you at the judgment seat of Christ;
And I exhort you to remember these things! For the time speedily cometh that ye shall know that I lie not, For ye shall see me at the bar of God, And the Lord God will say unto you: "Did I not declare My words unto you which were written by this man, like as one crying from the dead?