Verses Found: 356
1 Nephi 1:7
And being thus overcome with the Spirit, he was carried away in a vision, even that he saw the heavens open,And he thought he saw God sitting upon His throne surrounded with numberless concourses of angels in the attitude of singing and praising their God.
1 Nephi 1:12
Yea, and many things did my father read concerning Jerusalem-that it should be destroyed,And the inhabitants thereof-many should perish by the sword,And many should be carried away captive into Babylon.
1 Nephi 1:22
And they also sought his life, that they might take it away.
1 Nephi 1:25
And because thou hast been faithful and declared unto this people the things which I commanded thee,Behold, they seek to take away thy life."
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 1:112
And the Spirit saith unto me again: "Behold, the Lord hath delivered him into thy hands." Yea, and I also knew that he had sought to take away mine own life; Yea, and he would not hearken unto the commandments of the Lord; And he also had taken away our property.
1 Nephi 1:132
And they fled from before my presence, For they supposed it was Laban and that he had slain me and had sought to take away their lives also.
1 Nephi 2:23
And they have sought to take away the life of my father insomuch that they have driven him out of the land.
1 Nephi 2:27
And it came to pass that they did lay their hands upon me, for behold, they were exceeding wroth; And they did bind me with cords, for they sought to take away my life that they might leave me in the wilderness to be devoured by wild beasts.
1 Nephi 2:32
But behold, one of the daughters of Ishmael, yea, and also her mother and one of the sons of Ishmael, did plead with my brethren insomuch that they did soften their hearts and they did cease striving to take away my life.
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 2:84
Thus are the words of my father: "For as many as heeded them had fallen away,
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 3:12
And after that he had baptized the Messiah with water, he should behold and bear record that he had baptized the Lamb of God which should take away the sin of the world.
1 Nephi 3:38
Wherefore, as I sat pondering in mine heart, I was caught away in the Spirit of the Lord, yea, into an exceeding high mountain, A mountain which I never had before seen and upon which I never had before set my foot.
1 Nephi 3:59
And it came to pass that I beheld that she was carried away in the Spirit;
1 Nephi 3:60
And after that she had been carried away in the Spirit a time, for the space of a time, the angel spake unto me, saying: "Look!"
1 Nephi 3:79
And it came to pass that they were carried away in the Spirit from before my face, that I saw them not.
1 Nephi 3:100
And it came to pass that I beheld many generations pass away after the manner of wars and contentions in the land;
1 Nephi 3:118
And the angel saith unto me: "Look!" And I looked and beheld three generations did pass away in righteousness; Their garments were white, even like unto the Lamb of God;
1 Nephi 3:120
And I, Nephi, also saw many of the fourth generation which did pass away in righteousness.
1 Nephi 3:125
And the mists of darkness are the temptations of the devil which blindeth the eyes and hardeneth the hearts of the children of men, And leadeth them away into broad roads, that they perish and are lost.
1 Nephi 3:132
And I saw wars and rumors of wars among them; And in wars and rumors of wars I saw many generations pass away.
1 Nephi 3:168
"For behold, they have taken away from the gospel of the Lamb many parts which are plain and most precious,
1 Nephi 3:169
And also many covenants of the Lord have they taken away;
1 Nephi 3:171
"Wherefore, thou seest that after the book hath gone forth through the hands of the great and abominable church that there are many plain and most precious things taken away from the book, which is the book of the Lamb of God;
1 Nephi 3:172
And after that these plain and precious things were taken away, it goeth forth unto all the nations of the Gentiles;
1 Nephi 3:175
And because of these things which are taken away out of the gospel of the Lamb, An exceeding great many do stumble, yea, insomuch that Satan hath great power over them.
1 Nephi 3:192
And the angel spake unto me, saying: "These last records which thou hast seen among the Gentiles shall establish the truth of the first, which are of the twelve apostles of the Lamb, And shall make known the plain and precious things which have been taken away from them;
1 Nephi 3:201
"And it shall come to pass that if the Gentiles shall hearken unto the Lamb of God in that day that He shall manifest Himself unto them in word and also in power, in very deed, Unto the taking away of their stumbling blocks, if it so be that they harden not their hearts against the Lamb, And if it so be that they harden not their hearts against the Lamb of God, they shall be numbered among the seed of thy father,
1 Nephi 3:206
And that great pit which hath been digged for them by that great and abominable church which was founded by the devil and his children, that he might lead away the souls of men down to hell,
1 Nephi 3:255
And now I make an end of speaking concerning the things which I saw while I was carried away in the Spirit;
1 Nephi 4:1
And it came to pass that after I, Nephi, had been carried away in the Spirit and seen all these things, I returned to the tent of my father.
1 Nephi 4:40
Neither could the temptations and the fiery darts of the adversary overpower them unto blindness to lead them away to destruction.
1 Nephi 5:50
"But behold, we know that he lieth unto us and he telleth us these things; And he worketh many things by his cunning arts, that he may deceive our eyes, thinking perhaps that he may lead us away into some strange wilderness;
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 5:54
And after that they were chastened by the voice of the Lord, they did turn away their anger and did repent of their sins insomuch that the Lord did bless us again with food, that we did not perish.
1 Nephi 5:93
"And thou art like unto our father, led away by the foolish imaginations of his heart;
1 Nephi 5:100
And our father hath judged them and hath led us away because we would hearken unto his word;
1 Nephi 5:103
And it came to pass that I, Nephi, spake unto them, saying: "Do ye believe that our fathers, which were the children of Israel, would have been led away out of the hands of the Egyptians if they had not hearkened unto the words of the Lord?
1 Nephi 5:129
"And He leadeth away the righteous into precious lands; And the wicked He destroyeth, And curseth the land unto them for their sakes.
1 Nephi 5:140
For I know that the day must surely come that they must be destroyed, save a few only which shall be led away into captivity.
1 Nephi 5:142
And the Jews also sought to take away his life, yea, and ye also have sought to take away his life;
1 Nephi 5:148
"And ye also know that by the power of His almighty word He can cause the earth that it shall pass away;
1 Nephi 6:49
"For thy waste and thy desolate places and the land of thy destruction shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants; And they that swallowed thee up shall be far away.
1 Nephi 6:55
But thus saith the Lord: "Even the captive of the mighty shall be taken away, And the prey of the terrible shall be delivered; For I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, And I will save thy children.
1 Nephi 7:8
Yea, the more part of all the tribes have been led away,
1 Nephi 7:10
And whither they are, none of us knoweth, save that we know that they have been led away.
1 Nephi 7:11
"And since that they have been led away, these things have been prophesied concerning them, And also concerning all they which shall hereafter be scattered and be confounded because of the Holy One of Israel, For against Him will they harden their hearts;
2 Nephi 1:21
And there shall be none to molest them, nor to take away the land of their inheritance, And they shall dwell safely forever.
2 Nephi 1:24
Yea, He will bring other nations unto them and He will give unto them power, And He will take away from them the lands of their possessions, And He will cause them to be scattered and smitten;
2 Nephi 1:27
"O that ye would awake! Awake from a deep sleep, yea, even from the sleep of hell, And shake off the awful chains by which ye are bound, which are the chains which bind the children of men, that they are carried away captive down to the eternal gulf of misery and wo!
2 Nephi 1:42
Nevertheless, ye sought to take away his life; Yea, and he hath suffered much sorrow because of you;
2 Nephi 1:54
But if ye will not hearken unto him, I take away my first blessing, yea, even my blessing, And it shall rest upon him.
2 Nephi 1:93
And if there is no God, we are not, neither the earth, For there could have been no creation of things, neither to act, nor to be acted upon; Wherefore, all things must have vanished away.
2 Nephi 3:40
And upon the wings of His Spirit hath my body been carried away upon exceeding high mountains;
2 Nephi 3:42
O then, if I have seen so great things, If the Lord in His condescension unto the children of men hath visited me in so much mercy, Why should my heart weep and my soul linger in the valley of sorrow? And my flesh waste away and my strength slacken because of mine afflictions?
2 Nephi 4:2
But behold, their anger did increase against me, insomuch that they did seek to take away my life;
2 Nephi 4:6
But it sufficeth me to say that they did seek to take away my life.
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 4:44
And thirty years had passed away from the time we left Jerusalem;
2 Nephi 4:51
And it sufficeth me to say that forty years had passed away and we had already had wars and contentions with our brethren.
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 5:42
But thus saith the Lord: "Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, And the prey of the terrible shall be delivered." For the Mighty God shall deliver His covenant people.
2 Nephi 5:46
"Yea," for thus saith the Lord, "have I put thee away? Or have I cast thee off forever?"
2 Nephi 5:48
To whom have I put thee away? Or to which of My creditors have I sold you?
2 Nephi 5:50
Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, And for your transgressions is your mother put away.
2 Nephi 5:58
The Lord God hath opened Mine ear and I was not rebellious, Neither turned away back.
2 Nephi 5:80
For the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, And the earth shall wax old like a garment, And they that dwell therein shall die in like manner;
2 Nephi 5:91
And they shall obtain gladness and joy; Sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
2 Nephi 6:6
Wherefore, I know that ye know that our flesh must waste away and die,
2 Nephi 6:38
And assuredly as the Lord liveth-for the Lord God hath spoken it and it is His eternal word which cannot pass away- That they which are righteous shall be righteous still, And they which are filthy shall be filthy still;
2 Nephi 6:40
And they shall go away into everlasting fire prepared for them; And their torment is a lake of fire and brimstone, whose flames ascendeth up forever and ever and hath no end.
2 Nephi 6:84
And save they shall cast these things away and consider themselves fools before God and come down in the depths of humility, He will not open unto them;
2 Nephi 6:89
O my beloved brethren, turn away from your sins! Shake off the chains of him that would bind you fast;
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 8:39
For behold, the Lord, the Lord of Hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff- The whole staff of bread and the whole stay of water,
2 Nephi 8:56
In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of tinkling ornaments, and cauls and round tires like the moon;
2 Nephi 8:65
And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying: "We will eat our own bread and wear our own apparel; Only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach!"
2 Nephi 8:68
When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, And shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment and by the spirit of burning-
2 Nephi 8:75
And now, go to; I will tell you what I will do to My vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; And I will break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down;
2 Nephi 8:93
Which justify the wicked for reward, And take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
2 Nephi 8:94
Therefore, as the fire devoureth the stubble, And the flame consumeth the chaff, Their root shall be rottenness; And their blossom shall go up as dust because they have cast away the law of the Lord of Hosts and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
2 Nephi 8:95
Therefore is the anger of the Lord kindled against His people, And He hath stretched forth His hand against them and hath smitten them; And the hills did tremble, And their carcasses were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this His anger is not turned away, But His hand stretched out still.
2 Nephi 8:99
They shall roar like young lions; Yea, they shall roar and lay hold of the prey and shall carry away safe, And none shall deliver.
2 Nephi 9:7
And he laid it upon my mouth and said: "Lo, this has touched thy lips; And thine iniquity is taken away, And thy sin purged."
2 Nephi 9:12
and the Lord have removed men far away, For there shall be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.
2 Nephi 9:42
For behold, the child shall not have knowledge to cry, 'My father' and 'My mother,' before the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria."
2 Nephi 9:72
The Syrians before and the Philistines behind; And they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this His anger is not turned away, But His hand stretched out still.
2 Nephi 9:77
Therefore, the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, Neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows; For every one of them is a hypocrite and an evildoer, And every mouth speaketh folly. For all this His anger is not turned away, But His hand stretched out still.
2 Nephi 9:81
Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh- they together shall be against Judah. For all this His anger is not turned away, But His hand stretched out still.
2 Nephi 9:83
To turn aside the needy from judgment and to take away the right from the poor of My people, That widows may be their prey and that they may rob the fatherless.
2 Nephi 9:85
Without Me they shall bow down under the prisoners, And they shall fall under the slain." For all this His anger is not turned away, But His hand stretched out still.
2 Nephi 9:108
And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, And the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.
2 Nephi 9:132
And in that day thou shalt say: "O Lord, I will praise Thee; Though Thou wast angry with me, Thine anger is turned away, And Thou comfortedst me.
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 11:20
And notwithstanding that they have been carried away, they shall return again and possess the Land of Jerusalem; Wherefore, they shall be restored again to the lands of their inheritance.
2 Nephi 11:51
And after that the law is fulfilled in Christ, that they need not harden their hearts against Him when the law had ought to be done away.
2 Nephi 11:60
For behold, I say unto you that I have beheld that many generations shall pass away; And there shall be great wars and contentions among my people.
2 Nephi 11:67
"And mountains shall cover them, And whirlwinds shall carry them away, And buildings shall fall upon them and crush them to pieces and grind them to powder;
2 Nephi 11:73
But the Son of Righteousness shall appear unto them and He shall heal them; And they shall have peace with Him until three generations shall have passed away, And many of the fourth generation shall have passed away in righteousness.
2 Nephi 11:74
And when these things shall have passed away, a speedy destruction cometh unto my people, For notwithstanding the pains of my soul, I have seen it; Wherefore, I know that it shall come to pass;
2 Nephi 11:87
Wherefore, as they which have been destroyed have been destroyed speedily, And the multitude of their terrible ones shall be as chaff that passeth away,
2 Nephi 12:25
And others will he pacify and lull them away into carnal security, that they will say: "All is well in Zion; Yea, Zion prospereth, all is well."
2 Nephi 12:26
And thus the devil cheateth their souls and leadeth them away carefully down to hell.
2 Nephi 12:27
And behold, others he flattereth away and telleth them there is no hell, And he saith unto them: "I am no devil, for there is none."
2 Nephi 12:38
For unto him that receiveth, I will give more; And them that shall say, 'We have enough,' from them shall be taken away even that which they have.
2 Nephi 12:69
And I shall also speak unto the other tribes of the house of Israel which I have led away, and they shall write it;
2 Nephi 12:84
And their scales of darkness shall begin to fall from their eyes; And many generations shall not pass away among them, save they shall be a white and a delightsome people.
2 Nephi 13:6
Wherefore, I would that ye should remember that I have spoken unto you concerning that prophet which the Lord showed unto me that should baptize the Lamb of God, which should take away the sin of the world.
2 Nephi 15:2
But behold, there are many that harden their hearts against the Holy Spirit, that it hath no place in them; Wherefore, they cast many things away which are written and esteem them as things of naught.
For behold, it came to pass that fifty and five years had passed away from the time that Lehi left Jerusalem; Wherefore, Nephi gave me, Jacob, a commandment concerning these small plates upon which these things are engraven;
"For they shall not lead away captive the daughters of My people because of their tenderness, save I shall visit them with a sore curse, even unto destruction,
And the time speedily cometh that except ye repent, they shall possess the land of your inheritance; And the Lord God will lead away the righteous out from among you.
But whatsoever things we write upon anything, save it be upon plates, must perish and vanish away, But we can write a few words upon plates which will give our children, and also our beloved brethren, a small degree of knowledge concerning us, or concerning their fathers.
For God hath taken away His plainness from them and delivered unto them many things which they cannot understand, because they desired it;
Wherefore, go and pluck the branches from a wild olive tree and bring them hither unto Me, And We will pluck off those main branches which are beginning to wither away, And We will cast them into the fire that they may be burned.
'And behold,' saith the Lord of the vineyard, 'I take away many of these young and tender branches and I will graft them whithersoever I will;
"And it came to pass that a long time passed away; And the Lord of the vineyard saith unto His Servant: 'Come, let Us go down into the vineyard that We may labor in the vineyard.'
"And it came to pass that a long time had passed away; And the Lord of the vineyard saith unto His Servant: 'Come, let Us go down into the vineyard, that We may labor again in the vineyard;
And the wild fruit of the last had overcome that part of the tree which brought forth good fruit, even that the branch had withered away and died.
And behold, this last, whose branch hath withered away, I did plant in a good spot of ground- Yea, even that which was choice unto Me above all other parts of the land of My vineyard;
And because that I plucked not the branches thereof and cast them into the fire, Behold, they have overcome the good branch, that it hath withered away.
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;
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 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 bad shall be cast away, yea, even out of all the land of My vineyard; For behold, only this once will I prune 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;
For because that ye have been diligent in laboring with Me in My vineyard and have kept My commandments, And hath brought unto Me again the natural fruit, that My vineyard is no more corrupted and the bad is cast away, Behold, ye shall have joy with Me because of the fruit of My vineyard.
And the good will I preserve unto Myself and the bad will I cast away into its own place;
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 now it came to pass that after some years had passed away, there came a man among the people of Nephi whose name was Sherem.
And he labored diligently that he might lead away the hearts of the people, insomuch that he did lead away many hearts.
And ye have led away much of this people, that they pervert the right way of God and keep not the law of Moses, which is the right way, And convert the law of Moses into the worship of a Being which ye say shall come many hundred years hence.
that the time passed away with us, And also our lives passed away, like as it were unto us a dream, We being a lonesome and a solemn people, wanderers cast out from Jerusalem,
And I, Enos, knew that God could not lie; Wherefore, my guilt was swept away.
And many years passeth away before that He shall manifest Himself in the flesh; Wherefore, go to it-thy faith hath made thee whole."
And it came to pass that I began to be old; And an hundred and seventy and nine years had passed away from the time that our father Lehi left Jerusalem;
And it came to pass that two hundred and seventy and six years had passed away; And we had many seasons of peace, And we had many seasons of serious war and bloodshed,
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.
Behold, it came to pass that three hundred and twenty years had passed away and the more wicked part of the Nephites were destroyed,
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 now behold, two hundred years had passed away and the people of Nephi had waxed strong in the land;
Wherefore, we withstood the Lamanites and swept them away out of our lands and began to fortify our cities, or whatsoever place of our inheritance;
And it came to pass that two hundred and thirty and eight years had passed away, after the manner of wars and contentions and dissensions for the space of much of the time;
Words of Mormon 1:25
And after there having been much contentions and many dissensions away unto the Lamanites, Behold, it came to pass that King Benjamin, with the assistance of the holy prophets which were among his people- For behold, King Benjamin was a holy man and he did reign over his people in righteousness;
I say unto you, Nay, He will not even suffer that he shall feed among his flocks, but will drive him away and cast him out;
For in the thirteenth year of my reign in the Land of Nephi, away on the south of the Land of Shilom, when my people were watering and feeding their flocks and tilling their lands, A numerous host of Lamanites came upon them and began to slay them and to take of their flocks and the corn of their fields;
Now it came to pass that when Abinadi had spoken these words unto them, they were wroth with him and sought to take away his life, but the Lord delivered him out of their hands.
And now when the king had heard these words, he said unto his priests: "Away with this fellow and slay him! For what have we to do with him? For he is mad."
And now the king said: "I have broken the oath because thy people did carry away the daughters of my people; Therefore, in my anger I did cause my people to come up to war against thy people."
And now Limhi told the king all the things concerning his father and the priests that had fled into the wilderness, And attributed the carrying away of their daughters to them.
And he became a great hinderment to the prosperity of the church of God- Stealing away the hearts of the people, Causing much dissension among the people, Giving a chance for the enemy of God to exercise his power over them.
And who knoweth but what my son, to whom the kingdom doth belong, should turn to be angry and draw away a part of this people after him, which would cause wars and contentions among you, which would be the cause of shedding much blood and perverting the way of the Lord, Yea, and destroy the souls of much people.
And he began to contend with him sharply, that he might lead away the people of the church; But the man withstood him, admonishing him with the words of God.
And thus in their prosperous circumstances they did not send away any which was naked, or that was hungry, or that was athirst, or that was sick, or that had not been nourished;
Now this Amlici had, by his cunning, drawn away much people after him, even so much that they began to be very powerful; And they began to endeavor to establish Amlici to be a king over the people.
Now this was alarming to the people of the church, and also to all those who had not been drawn away after the persuasions of Amlici,
And they fled before the Nephites toward the wilderness which was west and north, away beyond the borders of the land;
Therefore, whomsoever suffered himself to be led away by the Lamanites were called under that head and there was a mark set upon him.
"And behold, it is He that cometh to take away the sins of the world; Yea, the sins of every man which steadfastly believeth on His name.
Therefore, come and be baptized unto repentance, that ye may be washed from your sins, That ye may have faith on the Lamb of God which taketh away the sins of the world, which is mighty to save and to cleanse from all unrighteousness.
And the word came to Alma, saying: "Go and also say unto My servant Amulek, 'Go forth and prophesy unto this people, saying: Repent ye! for thus saith the Lord, Except ye repent, I will visit this people in Mine anger, Yea, and I will not turn My fierce anger away.'"
Suppose ye that we shall believe the testimony of one man, although he should preach unto us that the earth should pass away?"
Now they understood not the words which they spake, for they knew not that the earth should pass away.
"But behold, this is not all- He hath commanded you to repent or He will utterly destroy you from off the face of the earth; Yea, He will visit you in His anger, And in His fierce anger He will not turn away.
And they were also angry with Alma and Amulek; And because they had testified so plainly against their wickedness, they sought to put them away privily.
Now it came to pass that the Nephites were desirous to obtain those which had been carried away captive into the wilderness,
And Alma returned and said unto them: "Behold, the Lamanites will cross the River Sidon in the South Wilderness, away up beyond the borders of the Land of Manti;
And it came to pass that Zoram and his sons crossed over the River Sidon with their armies, And marched away beyond the borders of Manti into the South Wilderness which was on the east side of the River Sidon;
And now it came to pass that as Alma was journeying from the Land of Gideon southward, away to the Land of Manti, Behold, to his astonishment, he met the sons of Mosiah a journeying toward the Land of Zarahemla.
Now it was the practice of the Lamanites to stand by the Waters of Sebus to scatter the flocks of the people, That thereby they might drive away many that were scattered unto their own land, it being a practice of plunder among them.
He knew that the dark veil of unbelief being cast away from his mind, And the light which did light up his mind, which was the light of the glory of God which was a marvelous light of His goodness-
Yea, he knew that this had overcome his natural frame and he was carried away in God; Therefore, what the queen desired of him was his only desire.
Now when Ammon and his brethren separated themselves in the borders of the land of the Lamanites, Behold, Aaron took his journey toward the land which was called by the Lamanites, Jerusalem, calling it after the land of their fathers' nativity; And it was away joining the borders of Mormon;
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!"
Yea, I say unto you, as the Lord liveth, as many of the Lamanites as believed in their preaching and were converted unto the Lord never did fall away, for they became a righteous people;
"And I also thank my God, yea, my great God, that He hath granted unto us that we might repent of these things, And also that He hath forgiven us of these our many sins and murders which we have committed, And took away the guilt from our hearts through the merits of His Son.
"And now behold, my brethren, since it has been all that we could do-as we were the most lost of all mankind- to repent of all our sins and the many murders which we have committed and to get God to take them away from our hearts- For it was all we could do to repent sufficiently before God that He would take away our stain-
Now, my best beloved brethren, since God hath taken away our stains and our swords have become bright, then let us stain our swords no more with the blood of our brethren.
"And now behold, since it has been as much as we could do to get our stains taken away from us and our swords are made bright,
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 rather than to take away from a brother, they would give unto him, And rather than to spend their days in idleness, they would labor abundantly with their hands.
And thus we can plainly discern that after a people have been once enlightened by the Spirit of God and hath had great knowledge of things pertaining to righteousness and then have fallen away into sin and transgression, They become more hardened; And thus their state becometh worse than as though they had never known these things.
And it came to pass that when Ammon had said these words, his brother Aaron rebuked him, saying: "Ammon, I fear that thy joy doth carry thee away unto boasting!"
Yea, and my joy is carried away, even unto boasting in my God, For He has all power, all wisdom and all understanding; He comprehendeth all things; And He is a merciful Being, even unto salvation, to those who will repent and believe on His name.
Now when I think of the success of these my brethren, my soul is carried away, Even to the separation of it from the body, as it were, so great is my joy;
"Ye look forward and say that ye see a remission of your sins; But behold, it is the effects of a frenzied mind, And this derangement of your minds comes because of the tradition of your fathers which lead you away into a belief of things which are not so."
And thus he did preach unto them, leading away the hearts of many, causing them to lift up their heads in their wickedness, Yea, leading away many women, and also men, to commit whoredoms, telling them that when a man was dead, that was the end thereof.
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.
And he did rise up in great swelling words before Alma, And did revile against the priests and teachers, accusing them of leading away the people after the silly traditions of their fathers for the sake of glutting by the labors of the people.
Yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form doth witness that there is a Supreme Creator; And yet do ye go about leading away the hearts of this people, testifying unto them there is no God? And yet will ye deny against all these witnesses?"
But Alma said unto him: "If this curse should be taken from thee, thou wouldst again lead away the hearts of this people, Therefore, it shall be unto thee even as the Lord will."
"And we also thank Thee that Thou hast elected us that we may not be led away after the foolish traditions of our brethren which doth bind them down to a belief of Christ, which doth lead their hearts to wander far from Thee our God;
Now from this stand they did offer up, every man, the selfsame prayer unto God, Thanking their God that they were chosen of Him, And that He had not led them away after the tradition of their brethren, And that their hearts were not stolen away to believe in things to come which they knew nothing about.
"And now behold, are ye sure that this is a good seed? I say unto you, yea, for every seed bringeth forth unto its own likeness; Therefore, if a seed groweth, it is good, But if it groweth not, behold, it is not good, Therefore, it is cast away.
But if ye neglect the tree and take no thought for its nourishment, Behold, it will not get any root; And when the heat of the sun cometh and scorcheth it, and because it hath no root, it withereth away, And ye pluck it up and cast it out.
'And it is because of Thy Son that Thou hast been thus merciful unto me; Therefore, I will cry unto Thee in all mine afflictions, for in Thee is my joy, For Thou hast turned Thy judgments away from me because of Thy Son.'"
Behold, if ye do, ye must believe what Zenos saith, For behold, he saith, 'Thou hast turned away Thy judgments because of Thy Son.'
"And then shall there be, or it is expedient there should be, a stop to the shedding of blood, Then shall the law of Moses be fulfilled, Yea, it shall all be fulfilled, every jot and tittle, And none shall have passed away.
"And now behold, my brethren, I say unto you, do not suppose that this is all, For after ye have done all these things, If ye turn away the needy and the naked, and visit not the sick and afflicted and impart of your substance, if ye have, to those which stand in need-
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.
Yea, I saw that I had rebelled against my God and that I had not kept His holy commandments, Yea, and I had murdered many of His children, or rather, led them away unto destruction,
And now behold, I tell you by the spirit of prophecy that if ye trangress the commandments of God, Behold, these things which are sacred shall be taken away from you by the power of God, And ye shall be delivered up unto Satan that he may sift you as chaff before the wind;
And this is not all, my son- Thou didst do that which was grievous unto me, For thou didst forsake the ministry and did go over into the Land of Siron, among the borders of the Lamanites, after the harlot Isabel; Yea, she did steal away the hearts of many; But this was no excuse for thee, my son;
And give heed to their counsel; Suffer not yourself to be led away by any vain or foolish thing, Suffer not that the devil lead away your heart again after those wicked harlots.
And now the Spirit of the Lord doth say unto me: "Command thy children to do good, lest they lead away the hearts of many people to destruction."
Therefore, I command you, my son, in the fear of God, that ye refrain from your iniquities, That ye turn to the Lord with all your mind, might and strength, That ye lead away the hearts of no more to do wickedly;
Behold, I say unto you that it is He that surely shall come to take away the sins of the world, Yea, He cometh to declare glad tidings of salvation unto His people.
Behold, now it came to pass that they durst not come against the Nephites in the borders of Jershon; Therefore, they departed out of the Land of Antionum into the wilderness and took their journey round about in the wilderness, away by the head of the River Sidon, that they might come into the Land of Manti and take possession of the land, For they did not suppose that the armies of Moroni would know whither they had gone.
"Yea, I say unto you that because they shall sin against so great light and knowledge, Yea, I say unto you that from that day, even the fourth generation shall not all pass away before this great iniquity shall come.
Thus they were led away by Amalickiah to dissensions, notwithstanding the preaching of Helaman and his brethren, Yea, notwithstanding their exceeding great care over the church, for they were high priests over the church;
Thus we see how quick the children of men doth forget the Lord their God, Yea, how quick to do iniquity and to be led away by the evil one. Yea, and we also see the great wickedness one very wicked man can cause to take place among the children of men.
Yea, we see that Amalickiah, because he was a man of cunning devices and a man of many flattering words, That he led away the hearts of many people to do wickedly,
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.
And while Teancum was thus leading away the Lamanites which were pursuing them in vain, Behold, Moroni commanded that a part of his army which were with him should march forth into the city and take possession of it.
"And thus we did lead away the most powerful army of the Lamanites, yea, even to a considerable distance, Insomuch that when they saw the army of Antipus pursuing them with their mights, they did not turn to the right nor to the left, But pursued their march in a straight course after us,
"And it came to pass that not many days had passed away before the Lamanites began to lose all hopes of succor; Therefore, they yielded up the city into our hands. "And thus we had accomplished our designs in obtaining the City Cumeni.
For behold, they remembered that which we had hitherto done; Therefore, we could not decoy them away from their strongholds;
"Now this was done because the Lamanites did suffer their whole army, save a few guards only, to be led away into the wilderness.
Behold, we do not know but what ye are unsuccessful, And ye have drawn away the forces into that quarter of the land; If so, we do not desire to murmur;
"But behold, now the Lamanites are coming upon us, And they are murdering our people with the sword, yea, our women and our children, Taking possession of our lands, and also carrying them away captive, Causing them that they should suffer all manner of afflictions; And this because of the great wickedness of those who are seeking for power and authority, yea, even those Kingmen.
And it is those who have sought to take away the judgment seat from me that have been the cause of this great iniquity;
For they have used great flattery, And they have led away the hearts of many people, which will be the cause of sore affliction among us; They have withheld our provisions and have daunted our Freemen, that they have not come unto you.
And it came to pass that when they had sent them away, they pursued their march toward the Land of Nephihah.
But behold, Paanchi, and that part of the people that were desirous that he should be their governor, was exceeding wroth; Therefore, he was about to flatter away those people to rise up in rebellion against their brethren.
And it was because of the pride of their hearts, because of their exceeding riches; Yea, it was because of their oppression to the poor- withholding their food from the hungry, withholding their clothing from the naked- And smiting their humble brethren upon the cheek, Making a mock of that which was sacred, Denying the spirit of prophecy and of revelation, Murdering, plundering, lying, stealing, committing adultery, raising up in great contentions, And dissenting away into the Land of Nephi, among the Lamanites
"And now my sons, behold, I have somewhat more to desire of you, Which desire is that ye may not do these things that ye may boast, But that ye may do these things to lay up for yourselves a treasure in heaven, Yea, which is eternal and which fadeth not away; Yea, that ye may have that precious gift of eternal life, which ye have reason to suppose hath been given to our fathers.
And thus the sixty and fourth year did pass away in peace.
And in the sixty and fifth year, they did also have great joy and peace, Yea, much preaching and many prophecies concerning that which was to come; And thus passed away the sixty and fifth year.
Yea, ye had ought to marvel because ye are given away, that the devil hath got so great hold upon your hearts; Yea, how could ye have given away to the enticing of him who art seeking to hurl away your souls down to everlasting misery and endless wo?
"For if ye will not repent, Behold, this great city, and also all those great cities which are round about, which are in the land of our possession, shall be taken away, that ye shall have no place in them, For behold, the Lord will not grant unto you strength, as He hath hitherto done, to withstand against your enemies.
But behold, the power of God was with him and they could not take him to cast him into prison, For he was taken by the Spirit and conveyed away out of the midst of them.
And the people began to plead with their chief judges and their leaders, that they would say unto Nephi: "Behold, we know that thou art a man of God; And therefore, cry unto the Lord our God that He turn away from us this famine, lest all the words which thou hast spoken concerning our destruction be fulfilled."
And they have swept away the band of Gaddianton from amongst them, Insomuch that they have become extinct and they have concealed their secret plans in the earth.
"Now, O Lord, because of this, their humility, wilt Thou turn away Thine anger, And let Thine anger be appeased in the destruction of those wicked men whom Thou hast already destroyed?
"O Lord, wilt Thou turn away Thine anger- yea, Thy fierce anger- And cause that this famine may cease in this land?
"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 it came to pass that in the seventy and sixth year, the Lord did turn away His anger from the people and caused that rain should fall upon the earth, Insomuch that it did bring forth her fruit in the season of her fruit.
Yea, for they did visit many parts of the land and did do great destruction unto them- Yea, did kill many and did carry away others captive into the wilderness, yea, and more especially their women and their children;
And he said unto them: "Behold, I, Samuel, a Lamanite, do speak the words of the Lord which He doth put into my heart; And behold, He hath put it into my heart to say unto this people that the sword of justice hangeth over this people; And four hundred years passeth not away save the sword of justice falleth upon this people-
"Therefore, thus saith the Lord: 'Because of the hardness of the hearts of the people of the Nephites, except they repent I will take away My word from them, And I will withdraw My Spirit from them, And I will suffer them no longer, And I will turn the hearts of their brethren against them.
'And four hundred years shall not pass away before I will cause that they shall be smitten- Yea, I will visit them with the sword and with famine and with pestilence,
'But if ye will repent and return unto the Lord your God, I will turn away Mine anger,' saith the Lord; 'Yea,' thus saith the Lord, 'blessed are they who will repent and turn unto Me. 'But wo unto him that repenteth not!
Yea, we have hid up our treasures and they have slipped away from us because of the curse of the land.
Behold, our iniquities are great! O Lord, canst Thou not turn away Thine anger from us?' "And this shall be your language in those days.
"O ye people of the land, that ye would hear my words! And I pray that the anger of the Lord be turned away from you! And that ye would repent and be saved!"
Now when they saw that they could not hit him, there were many more which did believe on his words, Insomuch that they went away unto Nephi to be baptized;
And because of the power of the devil which is in him, we cannot hit him with our stones and our arrows; Therefore, take him and bind him and away with him!"
3 Nephi 1:1
Now it came to pass that the ninety and first year had passed away, And it was six hundred years from the time that Lehi left Jerusalem; And it was in the year that Lachoneus was the chief judge and the governor over the land;
3 Nephi 1:31
Yea, the word came unto them that it must be fulfilled, Yea, that one jot nor tittle should not pass away till it should all be fulfilled; Therefore, in this same year were they brought to a knowledge of their error and did confess their faults.
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 1:33
And it came to pass that the ninety and third year did also pass away in peace, save it were for the Gaddianton robbers which did dwell upon the mountains, which did infest the land;
3 Nephi 1:36
And there was also a cause of much sorrow among the Lamanites; For behold, they had many children which did grow up and began to wax strong in years, That they became for themselves and were led away by some which were Zoramites, by their lyings and their flattering words, to join those Gaddianton robbers;
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 1:39
Insomuch that they began to be hard in their hearts and blind in their minds, And began to disbelieve all which they had heard and seen, Imagining up some vain thing in their hearts, that it was wrought by men and by the power of the devil to lead away and deceive the hearts of the people;
3 Nephi 1:40
And thus did Satan get possession of the hearts of the people again, Insomuch that he did blind their eyes and lead them away to believe that the doctrine of Christ was a foolish and a vain thing.
3 Nephi 1:42
And Satan did go about leading away the hearts of the people, tempting them and causing them that they should do great wickedness in the land.
3 Nephi 1:43
And thus did pass away the ninety and sixth year, And also the ninety and seventh year, And also the ninety and eighth year, And also the ninety and ninth year, And also an hundred years had passed away since the days of Mosiah, which was king over the people of the Nephites;
3 Nephi 1:44
And six hundred and nine years had passed away since Lehi left Jerusalem; And nine years had passed away from the time which the sign was given, which was spoken of by the prophets that Christ should come into the world.
3 Nephi 1:46
Therefore, nine years had passed away, And Nephi, which was the father of Nephi which had the charge of the records, did not return to the Land of Zarahemla and could nowhere be found in all the land.
3 Nephi 1:47
And it came to pass that the people did still remain in wickedness, notwithstanding the much preaching and prophesying which was sent among them; And thus passed away the tenth year also; And the eleventh year also passed away in iniquity.
3 Nephi 1:51
And it came to pass that before this thirteenth year had passed away, The Nephites were threatened with utter destruction because of this war which had become exceeding sore.
3 Nephi 2:12
And I write this epistle unto you, Lachoneus, And I hope that ye will deliver up your lands and your possessions without the shedding of blood, That this my people may recover their rights and government which have dissented away from you because of your wickedness in retaining from them their rights of government; And except ye do this, I will avenge their wrongs; I am Giddianhi."
3 Nephi 2:14
And also of threatening the people and avenging the wrongs of those that had received no wrong, save it were they had wronged themselves by dissenting away unto those wicked and abominable robbers.
3 Nephi 2:45
In the which time they did hope to destroy the robbers from off the face of the land. And thus the eighteenth year did pass away.
3 Nephi 2:62
And it came to pass that this nineteenth year did pass away and the robbers did not come again to battle, Neither did they come in the twentieth year.
3 Nephi 2:90
And thus had the twenty and second year passed away, And the twenty and third year also, And the twenty and fourth, And the twenty and fifth.
3 Nephi 2:91
And thus had twenty and five years passed away; And there had been many things transpired which in the eyes of some would be great and marvelous;
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 3:9
And thus passed away the twenty and eighth year and the people had continual peace.
3 Nephi 3:18
And thus Satan did lead away the hearts of the people to do all manner of iniquity; Therefore, they had not enjoyed peace but a few years.
3 Nephi 3:43
And thus six years had not passed away since the more part of the people had turned from their righteousness like the dog to his vomit, or like the sow to her wallowing in the mire.
3 Nephi 3:62
And it came to pass that the thirty and first year did pass away and there were but few which were converted unto the Lord;
3 Nephi 3:66
And it came to pass that thus passed away the thirty and second year also.
3 Nephi 3:70
And there were many in the commencement of this year that were baptized unto repentance. And thus the more part of the year did pass away.
3 Nephi 4:3
And now it came to pass-if there was no mistake made by this man in the reckoning of our time- the thirty and third year had passed away; And the people began to look with great earnestness for the sign which had been given by the prophet Samuel the Lamanite,
3 Nephi 4:13
And there were some which were carried away in the whirlwind, And whither they went, no man knoweth, save they know that they were carried away.
3 Nephi 4:49
"And ye shall offer up unto Me no more the shedding of blood; Yea, your sacrifices and your burnt offerings shall be done away, For I will accept none of your sacrifices and your burnt offerings; And ye shall offer for a sacrifice unto Me a broken heart and a contrite spirit;
3 Nephi 4:61
And it came to pass that thus did the three days pass away.
3 Nephi 4:62
And it was in the morning, And the darkness did pass from off the face of the land, And the earth did cease to tremble, And the rocks did cease to rend, And the dreadful groanings did cease, And all the tumultuous noises did pass away,
3 Nephi 4:68
And they were not carried away in the whirlwind, Neither were they overpowered by the vapor of smoke and of darkness.
3 Nephi 5:31
"Behold, this is not My doctrine-to stir up the hearts of men to anger against one another; But this is My doctrine-that such things should be done away.
3 Nephi 5:65
For verily I say unto you, one jot nor one tittle hath not passed away from the law, but in Me it hath all been fulfilled.
3 Nephi 5:79
"It hath been written that, 'Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement';
3 Nephi 5:80
Verily, verily I say unto you that whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery, And whoso shall marry her who is divorced committeth adultery.
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 5:88
Give to him that asketh thee, And to him that would borrow of thee, turn thou not away.
3 Nephi 5:92
Old things are done away and all things have become new, Therefore, I would that ye should be perfect even as I or your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
3 Nephi 7:3
And it came to pass that when Jesus had said these words, He perceived that there were some among them which marveled and wondered what He would concerning the law of Moses, For they understood not the saying that old things had passed away and that all things had become new;
3 Nephi 7:4
And He saith unto them: "Marvel not that I said unto you that old things had passed away and that all things had become new-
3 Nephi 7:8
And because I said unto you that old things hath passed away, I do not destroy that which hath been spoken concerning things which are to come;
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 8:47
Verily, verily I say unto you, ye must watch and pray always, lest ye be tempted by the devil and ye are led away captive by him;
3 Nephi 8:56
Behold, ye have seen I have prayed unto the Father, And ye all have witnessed and ye see that I have commanded that none of you should go away, But rather have commanded that ye should come unto Me that ye might feel and see-
3 Nephi 9:64
The Father having raised Me up unto you first and sent Me to bless you in turning away every one of you from his iniquities, And this because ye are the children of the covenant.
3 Nephi 9:105
'And it shall come to pass that all lyings and deceivings and envyings and strifes and priestcrafts and whoredoms shall be done away.
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 11:10
Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from Mine ordinances and have not kept them. Return unto Me, and I will return unto you,' saith the Lord of Hosts. 'But ye say, "Wherein shall we return?"
3 Nephi 11:31
Yea, even all things which should come upon the face of the earth, even until the elements should melt with fervent heat, And the earth should be wrapped together as a scroll, And the heaven and the earth should pass away;
3 Nephi 13:9
"But behold, it sorroweth Me because of the fourth generation from this generation, For they are led away captive by him, even as was the son of perdition; For they will sell Me for silver and for gold, And for that which moth doth corrupt and which thieves can break through and steal;
4 Nephi 1:1
And it came to pass that the thirty and fourth year passed away, and also the thirty and fifth; And behold, the disciples of Jesus had formed a church of Christ in all the lands round about,
4 Nephi 1:5
And it came to pass that the thirty and seventh year passed away also, And there still continued to be peace in the land.
4 Nephi 1:8
And thus did the thirty and eighth year pass away, and also the thirty and ninth, and forty and first, and the forty and second, Yea, even until forty and nine years had passed away, and also the fifty and first, and the fifty and second, Yea, and even until fifty and nine years had passed away.
4 Nephi 1:15
And it came to pass that the seventy and first year passed away, and also the seventy and second year, Yea, and in fine, until the seventy and ninth year had passed away, yea, even an hundred years had passed away, And the disciples of Jesus whom He had chosen had all gone to the paradise of God- Save it were the three which should tarry,
4 Nephi 1:16
And there were other disciples ordained in their stead- And also many of that generation which had passed away.
4 Nephi 1:21
And how blessed were they, for the Lord did bless them in all their doings, Yea, even they were blessed and prospered until an hundred and ten years had passed away; And the first generation from Christ had passed away; And there was no contention in all the land.
4 Nephi 1:25
And it came to pass that two hundred years had passed away, And the second generation had all passed away, save it were a few.
4 Nephi 1:29
And it came to pass that when two hundred and ten years had passed away, there were many churches in the land, Yea, there were churches which professed to know the Christ and yet they did deny the more part of His gospel, Insomuch that they did receive all manner of wickedness, And did administer that which was sacred unto him to whom it had been forbidden because of unworthiness;
4 Nephi 1:38
And thus they did dwindle in unbelief and wickedness from year to year, even until two hundred and thirty years had passed away.
4 Nephi 1:46
And it came to pass that two hundred and forty and four years had passed away, And thus were the affairs of the people;
4 Nephi 1:49
And thus did two hundred and fifty years pass away, and also two hundred and sixty years.
4 Nephi 1:53
And it came to pass that when three hundred years had passed away, Both the people of Nephi and the Lamanites had become exceeding wicked, one like unto another.
4 Nephi 1:56
And it came to pass that after three hundred and five years had passed away, And the people did still remain in wickedness; And Amos died and his brother Ammoron did keep the record in his stead.
4 Nephi 1:57
And it came to pass that when three hundred and twenty years had passed away, Ammoron, being constrained by the Holy Ghost, did hide up the records which were sacred-
But wickedness did prevail upon the face of the whole land, insomuch that the Lord did take away His beloved disciples; And the work of miracles and of healing did cease because of the iniquity of the people,
And I did endeavor to preach unto this people, But my mouth was shut and I was forbidden that I should preach unto them; For behold, they had willfully rebelled against their God, And the beloved disciples were taken away out of the land because of their iniquity.
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 behold, all this was done and three hundred and thirty years had passed away.
And thus three hundred and forty and four years had passed away.
And the three hundred and forty and ninth year had passed away.
And it came to pass that the Lamanites did not come to battle again until ten years more had passed away.
And it came to pass that after this tenth year had passed away, making in the whole three hundred and sixty years from the coming of Christ, And the king of the Lamanites sent an epistle unto me which gave unto me to know that they were preparing to come again to battle against us.
And it came to pass that the three hundred and sixty and sixth year had passed away, And the Lamanites came again upon the Nephites to battle; And yet the Nephites repented not of the evil which they had done, but persisted in their wickedness continually.
But it came to pass that whatsoever lands we had passed by, and the inhabitants thereof were not gathered in, were destroyed by the Lamanites, And their towns and villages and cities were burned with fire. And thus the three hundred and seventy and nine years passed away.
And when three hundred and eighty and four years had passed away, we had gathered in all the remainder of our people unto the Land Cumorah.
And it shall come in a day when it shall be said that miracles are done away. And it shall come even as if one should speak from the dead.
And again, I speak unto you who deny the revelations of God and say that they are done away, That there are no revelations, nor prophecies, nor gifts, nor healing, nor speaking with tongues, and the interpretation of tongues.
Then Jared said unto his brother: "Cry again unto the Lord, And it may be that He will turn away His anger from them which are our friends, that He confound not their language."
"O Lord, look upon me in pity and turn away Thine anger from this Thy people, And suffer not that they shall go forth across this raging deep in darkness, But behold these things which I have molten out of the rock.
"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 when Corihor was thirty and two years old, he rebelled against his father and went over and dwelt in the Land of Nehor; And he begat sons and daughters, And they became exceeding fair; Wherefore, Corihor drew away many people after him.
Wherefore, he came to the Hill Ephraim, And he did molten out of the hill and made swords out of steel for those which he had drawn away with him; And after that he had armed them with swords, he returned to the City Nehor and gave battle unto his brother Corihor, By which means he obtained the kingdom and restored it unto his father Kib.
And it came to pass that Noah rebelled against Shule the king, and also his father Corihor, And drew away Cohor his brother, and also all his brethren and many of the people;
And it came to pass that he gave battle again unto Shule the king; And he took Shule the king and carried him away captive into Moron.
And when he had gained the half of the kingdom, he gave battle unto his father, And he did carry away his father into captivity and did make them serve in captivity;
And it was the daughter of Jared which put it into his heart to search up these things of old, And Jared put it into the heart of Akish; Wherefore, Akish administered it unto his kindreds and friends, leading them away by fair promises to do whatsoever thing he desired.
Wherefore, I, Moroni, am commanded to write these things that evil may be done away, And that the time may come that Satan may have no power upon the hearts of the children of men, But that they may be persuaded to do good continually, That they may come unto the fountain of all righteousness and be saved.
Now the people of Akish were desirous for gain, even as Akish was desirous for power; Wherefore, the sons of Akish did offer them money, by the which means they drew away the more part of the people after them;
And it came to pass that Corom did that which was good in the sight of the Lord all his days; And he begat many sons and daughters; And after that he had seen many days, he did pass away, even like unto the rest of the earth; And Kish reigned in his stead.
And it came to pass that Kish passed away also, And Lib reigned in his stead.
And when Hearthom had reigned twenty and four years, Behold, the kingdom was taken away from him,
And it came to pass that Com drew away the half of the kingdom,
Wherefore, I know by this thing which Thou hast said- that if the Gentiles have not charity because of our weakness- That Thou wilt prove them and take away their talent, yea, even that which they have received, And give unto them which shall have more abundantly."
Wherefore, the remnant of the house of Joseph shall be built up upon this land, And it shall be a land of their inheritance; And they shall build up a holy city unto the Lord, like unto the Jerusalem of old; And they shall no more be confounded until the end come when the earth shall pass away;
And there shall be a new heaven and a new earth; And they shall be like unto the old, save the old have passed away and all things have become new.
And Coriantumr, having lost his blood, fainted and was carried away as though he were dead.
Behold, I came into the world, not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance; The whole need no physician, but they that are sick; Wherefore, little children are whole, for they are not capable of committing sin; Wherefore, the curse of Adam is taken from them in Me, that it hath no power over them; And the law of circumcision is done away in Me.'
"O my beloved son, how can a people like this that are without civilization- And only a few years have passed away and they were a civil and a delightsome people- But O my son, how can a people like this, whose delight is in so much abomination- How can we expect that God will stay His hand in judgment against us?
"And again, my son, there are many widows and their daughters which remain in Sherrizah; And that part of the provisions which the Lamanites did not carry away, Behold, the army of Zenephi has carried away and left them to wander whithersoever they can for food; And many old women do faint by the way and die.
Now I, Moroni, write somewhat as seemeth me good; And I write unto my brethren the Lamanites, And I would that they should know that more than four hundred and twenty years have passed away since the sign was given of the coming of Christ;
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 now I speak unto all the ends of the earth- That if the day cometh that the power and gifts of God shall be done away among you, it shall be because of unbelief;
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.