The ultimate and last prophecy of this world is fulfilled when God dwells on earth.
Verses Found: 331
1 Nephi 1:16
And he also hath written many things which he prophesied and spake unto his children, of which I shall not make a full account,But I shall make an account of my proceedings in my days.
1 Nephi 1:65
And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: "I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, For I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men save He shall prepare a way for them, that they may accomplish the thing which He commandeth them."
1 Nephi 1:82
"And behold, it is wisdom in God that we should obtain these records, that we might preserve unto our children the language of our fathers,
1 Nephi 1:173
And we had obtained the record which the Lord had commanded us and searched them and found that they were desirable, Yea, even of great worth unto us insomuch that we could preserve the commandments of the Lord unto our children;
1 Nephi 2:6
Wherefore, I shall give commandment unto my seed that they shall not occupy these plates with things which are not of worth unto the children of men.
1 Nephi 2:18
Yea, and how is it that ye have forgotten that the Lord is able to do all things according to His will for the children of men, if it so be that they exercise faith in Him? "Wherefore, let us be faithful in Him;
1 Nephi 2:101
Wherefore, He prepareth a way to accomplish all His works among the children of men, For behold, He hath all power unto the fulfilling of all His words;
1 Nephi 3:26
And it came to pass that I, Nephi, was desirous also that I might see and hear and know of these things by the power of the Holy Ghost, which is the gift of God unto all those who diligently seek Him, as well in times of old as in the time that He should manifest Himself unto the children of men,
1 Nephi 3:57
And I said unto him: "I know that He loveth His children, Nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things."
1 Nephi 3:64
And I answered him, saying: "Yea, it is the love of God which sheddeth itself abroad in the hearts of the children of men; Wherefore, it is the most desirable above all things."
1 Nephi 3:66
And after that he had said these words, he said unto me: "Look!" And I looked and I beheld the Son of God a going forth among the children of men;
1 Nephi 3:81
And I saw angels descending upon the children of men, And they did minister unto them.
1 Nephi 3:82
And he spake unto me again, saying: "Look!" And I looked and I beheld the Lamb of God going forth among the children of men;
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 3:126
"And the large and spacious building which thy father saw is vain imaginations and the pride of the children of men;
1 Nephi 3:170
And all this have they done that they might pervert the right ways of the Lord, that they might blind the eyes and harden the hearts of the children of men.
1 Nephi 3:174
And thou seest because of the many plain and precious things which have been taken out of the book- which were plain unto the understanding of the children of men according to the plainness which is in the Lamb of God-
1 Nephi 3:206
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 3:214
'For the time cometh,' saith the Lamb of God, 'that I will work a great and a marvelous work among the children of men-
1 Nephi 4:5
And now I, Nephi, was grieved because of the hardness of their hearts, and also because of the things which I had seen, And knew they must unavoidably come to pass because of the great wickedness of the children of men.
1 Nephi 4:16
"And now the thing which our father meaneth concerning the grafting in of the natural branches through the fullness of the Gentiles is that in the latter days when our seed shall have dwindled in unbelief, Yea, for the space of many years and many generations after that the Messiah hath manifested Himself in body unto the children of men, Then shall the fullness of the gospel of the Messiah come unto the Gentiles, And from the Gentiles unto the remnant of our seed.
1 Nephi 5:56
And we did travail and wade through much affliction in the wilderness; And our women bore children in the wilderness;
1 Nephi 5:57
And so great were the blessings of the Lord upon us that while we did live upon raw meat in the wilderness, our women did give plenty of suck for their children and were strong, yea, even like unto the men; And they began to bear their journeyings without murmuring.
1 Nephi 5:59
And if it so be that the children of men keep the command- ments of God, He doth nourish them and strengthen them and provide ways and means whereby they can accomplish the thing which He hath commanded them;
1 Nephi 5:95
And our women have toiled, being big with child, And they have borne children in the wilderness and suffered all things, save it were death;
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 5:105
"Now ye know that the children of Israel were in bondage; And ye know that they were laden with tasks which were grievous to be borne;
1 Nephi 5:111
"Yea, and ye also know that Moses, by his word, according to the power of God which was in him, smote the rock and there came forth water that the children of Israel might quench their thirst.
1 Nephi 5:117
"And after they had crossed the River Jordan, He did make them mighty unto the driving out the children of the land, yea, unto the scattering them to destruction.
1 Nephi 5:118
"And now do ye suppose that the children of this land- which were in the Land of Promise, which were driven out by our fathers-do ye suppose that they were righteous? Behold, I say unto you, Nay.
1 Nephi 5:127
And He hath created His children, that they should possess it.
1 Nephi 5:159
"And now, if the Lord hath such great power and hath wrought so many miracles among the children of men, How is it that He cannot instruct me that I should build a ship?"
1 Nephi 5:178
Wherefore, we did all go down into the ship with our wives and our children.
1 Nephi 5:201
And my parents, being stricken in years and having suffered much grief because of their children, they were brought down, yea, even upon their sickbeds;
1 Nephi 5:206
And also my wife with her tears and prayers, and also my children, did not soften the hearts of my brethren that they would loose me.
1 Nephi 5:238
Yea, they spit upon Him, and He suffereth it- Because of His loving-kindness and His long-suffering toward the children of men.
1 Nephi 6:47
Thy children shall make haste against thy destroyers. And they that made thee waste shall go forth of thee.
1 Nephi 6:50
The children which thou shalt have-after thou hast lost the other-shall again in thine ears say: 'The place is too strait for me; Give place to me that I may dwell.'
1 Nephi 6:51
Then shalt thou say in thine heart: 'Who hath begotten me these, seeing I have lost my children, And am desolate, a captive, and removing to and fro? And who hath brought up these? Behold, I was left alone; These-where have they been?'"
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 7:4
For by the Spirit are all things made known unto the prophets which shall come upon the children of men according to the flesh.
1 Nephi 7:13
"Nevertheless, after that they have been nursed by the Gentiles and the Lord hath lifted up His hand upon the Gentiles and set them up for a standard- And their children shall be carried in their arms, And their daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders; Behold, these things of which are spoken are temporal, For thus are the covenants of the Lord with our fathers;
1 Nephi 7:32
"'For behold,' saith the prophet, 'that the time cometh speedily that Satan shall have no more power over the hearts of the children of men;
1 Nephi 7:34
'For the time soon cometh that the fullness of the wrath of God shall be poured out upon all the children of men,
1 Nephi 7:49
But it is the kingdom of the devil which shall be built up among the children of men, Which kingdom is established among them which are in the flesh.
1 Nephi 7:56
"And He gathereth His children from the four quarters of the earth;
2 Nephi 1:8
Yea, the Lord hath consecrated this land unto me and to my children forever,
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 1:76
"Wherefore, He is the firstfruits unto God, inasmuch as He shall make intercession for all the children of men;
2 Nephi 1:106
And they have brought forth children, yea, even the family of all the earth;
2 Nephi 1:107
And the days of the children of men were prolonged according to the will of God, that they might repent while in the flesh;
2 Nephi 1:108
Wherefore, their state became a state of probation, And their time was lengthened, according to the commandments which the Lord God gave unto the children of men,
2 Nephi 1:113
And they would have had no children; Wherefore, they would have remained in a state of innocence- having no joy, for they knew no misery, doing no good, for they knew no sin.
2 Nephi 1:116
And the Messiah cometh in the fullness of time, that He might redeem the children of men from the fall;
2 Nephi 3:6
Wherefore, after my father had made an end of speaking concerning the prophecies of Joseph, he called the children of Laman, his sons and his daughters, and saith unto them:
2 Nephi 3:29
For my soul delighteth in the scriptures, And my heart pondereth them and writeth them for the learning and the profit of my children;
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 4:20
For I knew their hatred toward me and my children and they which were called my people.
2 Nephi 5:32
For the Lord God will fulfill His covenants which He hath made unto His children; And for this cause the prophet hath written these things:
2 Nephi 6:4
Behold, my beloved brethren, I speak unto you these things that ye may rejoice and lift up your heads forever because of the blessings which the Lord God shall bestow upon your children,
2 Nephi 6:23
Who transformeth himself nigh unto an angel of light and stirreth up the children of men unto secret combinations of murder and all manner of secret works of darkness.
2 Nephi 6:46
For behold, He suffereth the pains of all men, Yea, the pains of every living creature-both men and women and children-which belong to the family of Adam;
2 Nephi 6:104
Let your hearts rejoice and behold how great the covenants of the Lord, And how great His condescensions unto the children of men;
2 Nephi 7:3
Wherefore, as it hath been shown unto me that many of our children shall perish in the flesh because of unbelief, nevertheless, God will be merciful unto many,
2 Nephi 7:4
And our children shall be restored, that they may come to that which will give them the true knowledge of their Redeemer.
2 Nephi 7:22
"Wherefore, for this cause-that My covenants may be fulfilled which I have made unto the children of men, that I will do unto them while they are in the flesh- I must needs destroy the secret works of darkness and of murders and of abominations;
2 Nephi 7:26
"For I will fulfill My promises which I have made unto the children of men, that I will do unto them while they are in the flesh."
2 Nephi 8:3
For I will liken his words unto my people and I will send them forth unto all my children, For he verily saw my Redeemer, even as I have seen Him,
2 Nephi 8:4
And my brother Jacob also hath seen Him, as I have seen Him; Wherefore, I will send their words forth unto my children to prove unto them that my words are true;
2 Nephi 8:22
Therefore, O Lord, Thou hast forsaken Thy people, the house of Jacob, Because they be replenished from the east and hearken unto soothsayers like the Philistines, And they please themselves in the children of strangers.
2 Nephi 8:42
"And I will give children unto them to be their princes, And babes shall rule over them.
2 Nephi 8:50
And My people! Children are their oppressors and women rule over them. O My people! They which lead thee cause thee to err and destroy the way of thy paths."
2 Nephi 9:56
Behold! I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of Hosts, which dwelleth in Mount Zion.
2 Nephi 9:129
But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; They shall spoil them of the east together; They shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; And the children of Ammon shall obey them.
2 Nephi 10:16
Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; Their houses shall be spoiled and their wives ravished.
2 Nephi 10:18
Their bows shall also dash the young men to pieces, And they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb- Their eyes shall not spare children.
2 Nephi 10:43
Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquities of their fathers, that they do not rise, Nor possess the land, Nor fill the face of the world with cities.
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 11:10
And I have made mention unto my children concerning the judgments of God which hath come to pass among the Jews-unto my children, according to all that which Isaiah hath spoken; And I do not write them;
2 Nephi 11:13
Wherefore, they are of worth unto the children of men; And he that supposeth that they are not, unto them will I speak particularly and confine the words unto mine own people,
2 Nephi 11:29
Wherefore, He will proceed to do a marvelous work and a wonder among the children of men.
2 Nephi 11:43
For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children and also our brethren to believe in Christ and to be reconciled to God,
2 Nephi 11:48
And we talk of Christ, We rejoice in Christ, We preach of Christ, We prophesy of Christ, And we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.
2 Nephi 11:49
Wherefore, we speak concerning the law, that our children may know the deadness of the law;
2 Nephi 11:58
And after that Christ shall have risen from the dead, He shall show Himself unto you, my children and my beloved brethren,
2 Nephi 11:79
Yea, unto every nation, kindred, tongue and people, working mighty miracles, signs and wonders among the children of men according to their faith.
2 Nephi 11:80
But behold, I prophesy unto you concerning the last days, Concerning the days when the Lord God shall bring these things forth unto the children of men,
2 Nephi 11:111
For whoso doeth them shall perish. For none of these iniquities come of the Lord, for He doeth that which is good among the children of men;
2 Nephi 11:112
And He doeth nothing save it be plain unto the children of men;
2 Nephi 11:132
And all things shall be revealed unto the children of men which ever hath been among the children of men, and which ever will be, Even unto the end of the earth.
2 Nephi 11:134
And there is none other which shall view it, Save it be a few according to the will of God, to bear testimony of His word unto the children of men; For the Lord God hath said that the words of the faithful should speak as if it were from the dead.
2 Nephi 11:143
Touch not the things which are sealed, For I will bring them forth in Mine own due time, For I will show unto the children of men that I am able to do Mine own work.
2 Nephi 11:144
"Wherefore, when thou hast read the words which I have commanded thee and obtained the witnesses which I have promised unto thee, Then shalt thou seal up the book again and hide it up unto Me, that I may preserve the words which thou hast not read until I shall see fit in Mine own wisdom to reveal all things unto the children of men.
2 Nephi 11:145
"For behold, I Am God and I Am a God of miracles; And I will show unto the world that I Am the same yesterday, today and forever; And I work not among the children of men, save it be according to their faith."
2 Nephi 11:154
"But behold," saith the Lord of Hosts, "I will show unto the children of men that it is not yet a very little while and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field; And the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest.
2 Nephi 11:159
But when he seeth his children, the work of My hands, in the midst of him, They shall sanctify My name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel;
2 Nephi 12:2
And the things which shall be written out of the book shall be of great worth unto the children of men, And especially unto our seed which are a remnant of the house of Israel.
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 12:36
For behold, thus saith the Lord God: "I will give unto the children of men, Line upon line and precept upon precept, Here a little and there a little;
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 12:57
And I bring forth My word unto the children of men, Yea, even upon all the nations of the earth?
2 Nephi 12:96
Wherefore, the things of all nations shall be made known; Yea, all things shall be made known unto the children of men-
2 Nephi 12:98
Wherefore, all things which have been revealed unto the children of men shall at that day be revealed;
2 Nephi 12:99
And Satan shall have power over the hearts of the children of men no more for a long time.
2 Nephi 13:4
For my soul delighteth in plainness, for after this manner doth the Lord God work among the children of men.
2 Nephi 13:9
But notwithstanding He being holy, He showeth unto the children of men that according to the flesh He humbleth Himself before the Father, And witnesseth unto the Father that He would be obedient unto Him in keeping His commandments;
2 Nephi 13:11
And again, it showeth unto the children of men the straitness of the path and the narrowness of the gate by which they should enter, He having set the example before them;
2 Nephi 13:12
And He saith unto the children of men: "Follow thou Me."
2 Nephi 15:1
And now I, Nephi, cannot write all the things which were taught among my people, Neither am I mighty in writing, like unto speaking, For when a man speaketh by the power of the Holy Ghost, the power of the Holy Ghost carrieth it unto the hearts of the children of men.
Wherefore, we labored diligently among our people that we might persuade them to come unto Christ and partake of the goodness of God, that they might enter into His rest, Lest by any means He should swear in His wrath they should not enter in, as in the provocation in the days of temptation while the children of Israel were in the wilderness.
And also it grieveth me that I must use so much boldness of speech concerning you before your wives and your children, many of whose feelings are exceeding tender and chaste and delicate before God, which thing is pleasing unto God;
Ye have broken the hearts of your tender wives and lost the confidence of your children because of your bad examples before them, And the sobbings of their hearts ascendeth up to God against you;
Behold, their husbands love their wives and their wives love their husbands, And their husbands and their wives love their children;
Wherefore, ye shall remember your children, how that ye have grieved their hearts because of the example that ye have set before them,
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.
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.
Now in this thing we do rejoice, And we labor diligently to engraven these words upon plates, hoping that our beloved brethren and our children will receive them with thankful hearts, And look upon them, that they may learn with joy and not with sorrow, neither with contempt, concerning their first parents.
Nevertheless, the Lord God showeth us our weakness, that we may know that it is by His grace and His great condescensions unto the children of men that we have power to do these things.
And as many as are not stiff-necked and have faith have communion with the Holy Spirit, which maketh mani- fest unto the children of men according to their faith.
For it were not possible that our father Lehi could have remembered all these things, to have taught them to his children, except it were for the help of these plates;
For he having been taught in the language of the Egyptians, therefore he could read these engravings and teach them to his children, that thereby they could teach them to their children, And so fulfilling the commandments of God, even down to this present time.
"I say unto you that there are not any among you, except it be your little children, that have not been taught concerning these things but what knoweth that ye are eternally indebted to your heavenly Father,
"O all ye old men, and also ye young men and you little children which can understand my words, for I have spoken plain unto you that ye might understand,
'For behold, the time cometh and is not far distant, that with power the Lord Omnipotent who reigneth, which was and is from all eternity to all eternity, Shall come down from heaven among the children of men, And shall dwell in a tabernacle of clay,
And He shall cast out devils, or the evil spirits, which dwelleth in the hearts of the children of men.
And lo, He cometh unto His own that salvation might come unto the children of men, even through faith on His name.
'And behold, all these things are done that a righteous judgment might come upon the children of men.
'And the Lord God hath sent His holy prophets among all the children of men to declare these things to every kindred, nation and tongue, That thereby whosoever should believe that Christ should come, the same might receive remission of their sins and rejoice with exceeding great joy, even as though He had already come among them.
'And even if it were possible that little children could sin, they could not be saved; But I say unto you, they are blessed;
'And moreover, I say unto you that there shall be no other name given, nor no other way nor means whereby salvation can come unto the children of men- Only in and through the name of Christ, the Lord Omnipotent.
But men drinketh damnation to their own souls, except they humble themselves and become as little children, And believeth that salvation was and is and is to come, in and through the atoning blood of Christ, the Lord Omnipotent.
And behold, when that time cometh, none shall be found blameless before God, except it be little children, Only through repentance and faith on the name of the Lord God Omnipotent.
For we believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who created heaven and earth and all things, Who shall come down among the children of men."
I say unto you, that if ye have come to a knowledge of the goodness of God and His matchless power and His wisdom and His patience and His longsuffering toward the children of men,
"And ye will not suffer your children, that they go hungry or naked;
"And now, because of the covenant which ye have made, ye shall be called the children of Christ, His sons and His daughters;
And it came to pass that there was not one soul, except it were little children, but what had entered into the covenant and had taken upon them the name of Christ.
And also that God who brought the children of Israel out of the Land of Egypt and caused that they should walk through the Red Sea on dry ground, And fed them with manna, that they might not perish in the wilderness; And many more things did He do for them.
Or in other words, he said that man was created after the image of God, And that God should come down among the children of men and take upon Him flesh and blood and go forth upon the face of the earth;
"Doubtless a great mystery is contained within these plates; And these interpreters were doubtless prepared for the purpose of unfolding all such mysteries to the children of men.
Yea, and how blind and impenetrable are the understandings of the children of men! For they will not seek wisdom, Neither do they desire that she should rule over them;
And we returned, those of us that were spared, to the Land of Zarahemla to relate that tale to their wives and their children.
And it came to pass that I caused that the women and children of my people should be hid in the wilderness;
And thus they have taught their children that they should hate them and that they should murder them and that they should rob and plunder them and do all they could to destroy them; Therefore, they have an eternal hatred toward the children of Nephi.
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.
"And again: 'Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them, For I, the Lord thy God, am a jealous God, Visiting the iniquities of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me, And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me and keep My commandments.
"And now I say unto you that it was expedient that there should be a law given to the children of Israel, yea, even a very strict law, For they were a stiff-necked people, quick to do iniquity and slow to remember the Lord their God;
Have they not said that God Himself should come down among the children of men and take upon Him the form of man and go forth in mighty power upon the face of the earth?
And now Abinadi saith unto them: "I would that ye should understand that God Himself shall come down among the children of men and shall redeem His people;
"And after all this, and after working many mighty miracles among the children of men, He shall be led, yea, even as Isaiah said- 'As a sheep before the shearer is dumb, so He opened not His mouth'-
"And thus God breaketh the bands of death, Having gained the victory over death, giving the Son power to make intercession for the children of men,
Having ascended into heaven, Having the bowels of mercy being filled with compassion toward the children of men,
"And little children also hath eternal life.
For thou hast said that God Himself should come down among the children of men;
And thus he commanded them to preach; And thus they became the children of God.
And the king commanded the people that they should flee before the Lamanites, And he himself did go before them, And they did flee into the wilderness with their women and their children.
Now it came to pass that the king commanded them that all the men should leave their wives and their children and flee before the Lamanites;
And the rest left their wives and their children and fled.
And it came to pass that those that tarried with their wives and their children caused that their fair daughters should stand forth and plead with the Lamanites that they would not slay them.
Now they had sworn in their hearts that they would return to the Land of Nephi, And if their wives and their children were slain, and also those that had tarried with them, that they would seek revenge and also perish with them;
And the men of Gideon told them of all that had happened to their wives and their children, And that the Lamanites had granted unto them that they might possess the land by paying a tribute to the Lamanites of one half of all they possessed;
And it came to pass that after they had ended the cere-mony, that they returned to the Land of Nephi, rejoicing because their wives and their children were not slain; And they told Gideon what they had done to the king.
And now the priests of King Noah, being ashamed to return to the City of Nephi, Yea, and also fearing that the people would slay them, Therefore, they durst not return to their wives and their children;
But they fought for their lives and for their wives and for their children, Therefore, they exerted themselves and like dragons did they fight.
Now there was a great number of women, more than there was of men; Therefore, King Limhi commanded that every man should impart to the support of the widows and their children, that they might not perish with hunger; And this they did because of the greatness of their number that had been slain.
And it came to pass that they could find no way to deliver themselves out of bondage, Except it were to take their women and children and their flocks and their herds and their tents and depart into the wilderness,
And we will depart with our women and our children, our flocks and our herds into the wilderness, And we will travel around the Land of Shilom."
Therefore, they hushed their fears and began to cry unto the Lord, that He would soften the hearts of the Lamanites, That they would spare them and their wives and children.
And the remainder of them went to the Land of Nephi, And a part of them returned to the Land of Helam, and also brought with them the wives and the children of the guards which had been left in the land.
And now it came to pass that Amulon began to exercise authority over Alma and his brethren and began to persecute him and cause that his children should persecute their children;
And they gave thanks to God, Yea, all their men and all their women and all their children that could speak lifted their voices in the praises of their God.
Now there were not so many of the children of Nephi, or so many of those which were descendants of Nephi, as there were of the people of Zarahemla, which was a descendant of Mulek and those which came with him into the wilderness;
And it came to pass that when those which were the children of Amulon and his brethren-which had taken to wife the daughters of the Lamanites- They were displeased with the conduct of their fathers,
And they would no longer be called by the names of their fathers; Therefore, they took upon themselves the name of Nephi, that they might be called the children of Nephi and be numbered among those which were called Nephites.
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;
And thus doth the Lord work with His power in all cases among the children of men, extending the arm of mercy toward them that put their trust in Him.
"And behold, the Amlicites have joined them and they are upon our brethren in that land; And they are fleeing before them with their flocks and their wives and their children toward our city;
And except we make haste, they obtain possession of our city, and our fathers and our wives and our children be slain."
And it came to pass that the Nephites which were not slain by the weapons of war, after having buried those which had been slain-now the number of the slain were not numbered because of the greatness of their number- And after they had finished burying their dead, they all returned to their lands and to their houses and their wives and their children.
Now many women and children had been slain with the sword, and also many of their flocks and their herds;
"I say unto you, nay, except ye make our Creator a liar from the beginning, or suppose that He is a liar from the beginning; Or also, ye cannot suppose that such an one can have place in the kingdom of heaven, But they shall be cast out, for they are the children of the kingdom of the devil.
Yea, my beloved brethren, I say unto you that the Spirit saith: 'Behold! The glory of the King of all the earth and also the King of heaven shall very soon shine forth among all the children of men!'
Nevertheless, the children of God were commanded that they should gather themselves together oft and join in fasting and mighty prayer in behalf of the welfare of the souls of those who knew not God.
And now may the peace of God rest upon you, and upon your houses and lands, and upon your flocks and herds, and all that you possess, your women and your children, According to your faith and good works from this time, henceforth and forever. And thus I have spoken. Amen.
"For behold, he hath blessed mine house; He hath blessed me and my women and my children and my father and my kinsfolk,
Nevertheless, they are laid under a strict command that they shall not impart only according to the portion of His word which He doth grant unto the children of men, according to the heed and diligence which they give unto Him.
That He is just in all His works, And that He is merciful unto the children of men, And that He hath all power to save every man that believeth on His name and bringeth forth fruit meet for repentance.
"And again my brethren, I would cite your minds forward to the time which the Lord God gave these commandments unto His children;
And thus being called by this holy calling and ordained unto the high priesthood of the holy order of God, to teach His commandments unto the children of men, that they also might enter into His rest,
"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 they brought their wives and children together, And whosoever have believed, or had been taught to believe in the word of God, they caused that they should be cast into the fire;
And it came to pass that when Amulek saw the pains of the women and children which were consuming in the fire, he was also pained and he saith unto Alma: "How can we witness this awful scene?
And they related unto them all that had happened unto their wives and children, And also concerning themselves and of their power of deliverance.
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-
And Ammon saith: "Yea, and He looketh down upon all the children of men; And He knows all the thoughts and intents of the heart, for by His hand were they all created from the beginning."
And he also saith: "Whither art thou going with this Nephite which is one of the children of a liar?"
Behold, he robbed our fathers, And now his children are also come amongst us that they may by their cunning and their lyings deceive us, that they again may rob us of our property."
Yea, and He hath made these things known unto us beforehand because He loveth our souls, as well as He loveth our children; Therefore, in His mercy He doth visit us by His angels, that the plan of salvation might be made known unto us, as well as unto future generations; O how merciful is our God!
And it came to pass that those rulers which were the remnant of the children of Amulon caused that they should be put to death, yea, all those that believed in these things;
"Behold, who can glory too much in the Lord? Yea, who can say too much of His great power and of His mercy and of His longsuffering toward the children of men? Behold I say unto you, I cannot say the smallest part which I feel.
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.
"Holy God, we believe that Thou hast separated us from our brethren; And we do not believe in the traditions of our brethren which was handed down to them by the childishness of their fathers, But we believe that Thou hast elected us to be Thy holy children;
And he lifted up his voice to heaven and cried, saying: "O how long, O Lord, wilt Thou suffer that Thy servants shall dwell here below in the flesh to behold such gross wickedness among the children of men?
Now this is not all- Little children doth have words given unto them many times which doth confound the wise and the learned.
'And when I did turn unto my closet, O Lord, and prayed unto Thee, Thou didst hear me. 'Yea, Thou art merciful unto Thy children when they cry unto Thee to be heard of Thee and not of men, And Thou wilt hear them.
Behold, I say unto you that I do know that Christ shall come among the children of men to take upon Him the transgressions of His people, And that He shall atone for the sins of the world, For the Lord God hath spoken it.
But they have lands for their inheritance in the Land of Jershon, And they have taken up arms to defend themselves and their wives and their children and their lands.
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 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."
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.
Is it not as necessary that the plan of redemption should be made known unto this people as well as unto their children?
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?
And now the design of the Nephites was to support their lands and their houses and their wives and their children, That they might preserve them from the hands of their enemies, And also that they might preserve their rights and their privileges,
Nevertheless, the Nephites were inspired by a better cause, For they were not fighting for monarchy nor power, But they were fighting for their homes and their liberties, their wives and their children and their all, yea, for their rights of worship and their church;
"And now, Zerahemnah, I command you in the name of that all-powerful God who hath strengthened our arms that we have gained power over you- By our faith, By our religion, And by our rights of worship, And by our church, And by the sacred support which we owe to our wives and our children, By that liberty which binds us to our lands and our country, Yea, and also by the maintenance of the sacred word of God to which we owe all our happiness,
"Behold, here are our weapons of war- We will deliver them up unto you and we will not suffer ourselves to take an oath unto you, which we know that we shall break, and also our children; But take our weapons of war and suffer that we may depart into the wilderness, Otherwise we will retain our swords and we will perish or conquer.
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.
And it came to pass that he rent his coat, And he took a piece thereof and wrote upon it- "In memory of our God, our religion and freedom and our peace, our wives and our children"- And he fastened it upon the end of a pole thereof;
And thus he was preparing to support their liberty, their lands, their wives and their children and their peace, And that they might live unto the Lord their God, And that they might maintain that which was called by their enemies the cause of Christians.
Yea, verily, verily I say unto you, if all men had been and were and ever would be like unto Moroni, Behold, the very powers of hell would have been shaken forever, Yea, the devil would never have any power over the hearts of the children of men;
Nevertheless, they could not suffer to lay down their lives, that their wives and their children should be massacred by the barbarous cruelty of those who were once their brethren, Yea, and had dissented from their church, And had left them and had gone to destroy them by joining the Lamanites;
But behold, to their uttermost astonishment, they were prepared for them in a manner which never had been known among all the children of Lehi.
And thus we see how merciful and just are all the dealings of the Lord, to the fulfilling of all His words unto the children of men;
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 it came to pass that he did no more attempt a battle with the Lamanites in that year; But he did employ his men in preparing for war, Yea, and in making fortifications to guard against the Lamanites, Yea, and also delivering their women and their children from famine and affliction, And providing food for their armies.
Now the Lamanites had taken many women and children; And there was not a woman nor a child among all the prisoners of Moroni, or the prisoners which Moroni had taken;
"But behold, it supposeth me that I talk to you concerning these things in vain, Or, it supposeth me that thou art a child of hell; Therefore, I will close my epistle by telling you that I will not exchange prisoners, Save it be on conditions that ye will deliver up a man and his wife and his children for one prisoner- If this be the case that ye will do it, I will exchange.
"And behold, if ye do not this, I will come against you with my armies, Yea, even I will arm my women and my children and I will come against you; And I will follow you even into your own land, which is the land of our first inheritance; Yea, and it shall be blood for blood, yea, life for life; And I will give you battle, even until you are destroyed from off the face of the earth.
And Moroni had prepared his men with weapons of war; And he went to the City Gid while the Lamanites were in a deep sleep and drunken, And cast in the weapons of war in unto the prisoners, insomuch that they were all armed, Yea, even to their women and all those of their children- as many as were able to use a weapon of war- when Moroni had armed all those prisoners;
And thus we were prepared with ten thousand men and provisions for them, And also for their wives and their children.
And we did take courage with our small force which we had received, And were fixed with a determination to conquer our enemies and to maintain our lands and our possessions and our wives and our children and the cause of our liberty.
But behold, they have carried with them many women and children out of the land;
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.
"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 came to pass that in the thirty and seventh year of the reign of the judges, There was a large company of men-even to the amount of five thousand and four hundred men, with their wives and their children-departed out of the Land of Zarahemla into the land which was northward.
And behold, there were many of the Nephites which did enter therein and did sail forth with much provisions, and also many women and children; And they took their course northward;
Now behold, all those engravings which were in the possession of Helaman were written and sent forth among the children of men throughout all the land, save it were those parts which had been commanded by Alma should not go forth.
But behold, the Lamanites were not frightened according to his desire; But they had come into the center of the land and had taken the capital city, which was the City of Zarahemla, And were marching through the most capital parts of the land, Slaying the people with a great slaughter- both men, women and children- Taking possession of many cities and of many strongholds.
And behold, it is he which is the author of all sin; And behold, he doth carry on his works of darkness and secret murder, And doth hand down their plots and their oaths and their covenants and their plans of awful wickedness from generation to generation, According as he can get hold upon the hearts of the children of men.
And seeing the people in a state of such awful wickedness and those Gaddianton robbers filling the judgment seats, Having usurped the power and authority of the land, Laying aside the commandments of God and not in the least aright before Him, Doing no justice unto the children of men, Condemning the righteous because of their righteousness, Letting the guilty and the wicked go unpunished because of their money;
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 thus we can behold how false, and also the unsteadiness of, the hearts of the children of men. Yea, we can see that the Lord in His great infinite goodness doth bless and prosper those who put their trust in Him.
O how foolish and how vain and how evil and devilish! And how quick to do iniquity! And how slow to do good are the children of men!
O how great is the nothingness of the children of men! Yea, even they are less than the dust of the earth;
"And the angel said unto me that many shall see greater things than these, To the intent that they might believe that these signs and these wonders should come to pass upon all the face of this land; To the intent that there should be no cause for unbelief among the children of men;
3 Nephi 1:14
"Behold, I come unto My own to fulfill all things which I have made known unto the children of men from the foundation of the world, And to do the will both of the Father and of the Son- of the Father because of Me, and of the Son because of My flesh.
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 1:49
Therefore, all the Lamanites which had become converted unto the Lord did unite with their brethren the Nephites, And were compelled for the safety of their lives and their women and their children to take up arms against those Gaddianton robbers,
3 Nephi 2:17
Yea, he sent a proclamation among all the people that they should gather together their women and their children, their flocks and their herds and all their substance- save it were their land-unto one place.
3 Nephi 2:105
And inasmuch as the children of Lehi hath kept His commandments, He hath blessed them and prospered them according to His word.
3 Nephi 4:25
Then would our mothers and our fair daughters and our children have been spared and not have been buried up in that great City Moronihah." And thus were the howlings of the people great and terrible.
3 Nephi 5:56
"And blessed are all the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.
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that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven, For He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good. "Therefore, those things which were of old time, which were under the law in Me, are all fulfilled;
3 Nephi 6:23
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, How much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him!
3 Nephi 8:12
And it came to pass that He commanded that their little children should be brought,
3 Nephi 8:13
So they brought their little children and sat them down upon the ground round about Him, And Jesus stood in the midst and the multitude gave way till they had all been brought unto Him.
3 Nephi 8:23
And when He had said these words, He wept and the multitude bear record of it; And He took their little children, one by one, and blessed them and prayed unto the Father for them.
3 Nephi 8:27
And they were in number about two thousand and five hundred souls; And they did consist of men, women and children.
3 Nephi 8:52
Pray in your families unto the Father, always in My name, that your wives and your children may be blessed.
3 Nephi 9:1
And now it came to pass that when Jesus had ascended into heaven, the multitude did disperse and every man did take his wife and his children and did return to his own home;
3 Nephi 9:63
And behold, ye are the children of the prophets; And ye are of the house of Israel; And ye are of the covenant which the Father made with your fathers, saying unto Abraham: 'And in thy Seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed'-
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 10:9
'Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear! Break forth into singing and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child! For more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife,' saith the Lord.
3 Nephi 10:21
And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord, And great shall be the peace of thy children.
3 Nephi 11:27
And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children and the heart of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.'"
3 Nephi 12:7
And it came to pass that He did teach and minister unto the children of the multitude of whom hath been spoken; And He did loose their tongues, And they did speak unto their fathers great and marvelous things-even greater than He had revealed unto the people- And loosed their tongues that they could utter.
3 Nephi 12:9
Behold, it came to pass on the morrow that the multitude gathered themselves together, And they both saw and heard these children, yea, even babes did open their mouths and utter marvelous things; And the things which they did utter were forbidden that there should not any man write them.
3 Nephi 12:30
And he that endureth not unto the end, The same is he that is also hewn down and cast into the fire from whence they can no more return because of the justice of the Father. "And this is the word which He hath given unto the children of men;
3 Nephi 13:18
Therefore, more blessed are ye, for ye shall never taste of death, But ye shall live to behold all the doings of the Father unto the children of men, Even until all things shall be fulfilled according to the will of the Father, when I shall come in My glory with the powers of heaven;
3 Nephi 13:23
And the Holy Ghost beareth record of the Father and Me; And the Father giveth the Holy Ghost unto the children of men because of Me."
3 Nephi 13:54
And now behold I say unto you, that when the Lord shall see fit in His wisdom that these sayings shall come unto the Gentiles according to His word, Then ye may know that the covenant which the Father hath made with the children of Israel concerning their restoration to the lands of their inheritance is already beginning to be fulfilled,
3 Nephi 13:55
And ye may know that the words of the Lord which have been spoken by the holy prophets shall all be fulfilled; And ye need not say that the Lord delays His coming unto the children of Israel,
4 Nephi 1:7
And all manner of miracles did they work among the children of men, And in nothing did they work miracles, save it were in the name of Jesus.
4 Nephi 1:20
There were no robbers, nor no murderers, Neither were there Lamanites, nor no manner of "ites"; But they were in one the children of Christ and heirs to the kingdom of God-
4 Nephi 1:43
And they did teach their children that they should not believe, even as their fathers from the beginning did dwindle;
4 Nephi 1:45
And they were taught to hate the children of God, even as the Lamanites were taught to hate the children of Nephi from the beginning.
And it came to pass that I did speak unto my people and did urge them with great energy that they would stand boldly before the Lamanites and fight for their wives and their children and their houses and their homes;
But behold, the judgments of God will overtake the wicked; And it is by the wicked that the wicked are punished; For it is the wicked that stirreth up the hearts of the children of men unto bloodshed.
And there never had been so great wickedness among all the children of Lehi, nor even among all the house of Israel according to the words of the Lord, as was among this people.
And they did also march forward against the City Teancum, And did drive the inhabitants forth out of her, And did take many prisoners of women and of children, And did offer them up as sacrifices unto their idol gods.
And it came to pass that in the three hundred and sixty and seventh year, the Nephites being angry because the Lamanites had sacrificed their women and their children, That they did go against the Lamanites with exceeding great anger, insomuch that they did beat again the Lamanites and drive them out of their lands.
And when they had come the second time, the Nephites were driven and slaughtered with an exceeding great slaughter; Their women and their children were again sacrificed unto idols.
And it came to pass that my people, with their wives and their children, did now behold the armies of the Lamanites marching toward them; And with that awful fear of death which fills the breasts of all the wicked, did they await to receive them.
And the reason why He ceaseth to do miracles among the children of men is because that they dwindle in unbelief, and depart from the right way, and know not the God in whom they should trust.
Who will rise up against the almighty power of the Lord? Who will despise the works of the Lord? Who will despise the children of Christ?
And as I suppose that the first part of this record which speaketh concerning the creation of the world, and also of Adam- And an account from that time, even to the Great Tower, And whatsoever things transpired among the children of men until that time-is had among the Jews,
And it is not until the fullness of iniquity among the children of the land that they are swept off.
And the Lord said unto him: "Write these things and seal them up, And I will show them in Mine own due time unto the children of men."
And it came to pass that the Lord commanded him that he should seal up the two stones which he had received and show them not until the Lord should show them unto the children of men.
And the Lord commanded the brother of Jared to go down out of the mount from the presence of the Lord and write the things which he had seen; And they were forbidden to come unto the children of men until after that He should be lifted up upon the cross;
And thus the Lord caused stones to shine in darkness to give light unto men, women and children, that they might not cross the great waters in darkness.
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.
And it came to pass that he had no children, even until he was exceeding old.
For if there be no faith among the children of men, God can do no miracle among them; Wherefore, He showed not Himself until after their faith.
And I, Moroni, having heard these words, was comforted and said: "O Lord, Thy righteous will be done, For I know that Thou workest unto the children of men according to their faith; For the brother of Jared said unto the mountain Zerin, 'Remove!'- And it was removed,
"And again, I remember that Thou hast said that Thou hast loved the world, Even unto the laying down of Thy life for the world, That Thou mightest take it again to prepare a place for the children of men.
"And now I know that this love which Thou hast had for the children of men is charity; Wherefore, except men shall have charity, they cannot inherit that place which Thou hast prepared in the mansions of Thy Father;
Wherefore, every man did cleave unto that which was his own with his hands and would not borrow, neither would he lend; And every man kept the hilt of his sword thereof in his right hand in the defense of his property and his own life and of his wives and children.
And it came to pass that Shiz pursued after Coriantumr, And he did overthrow many cities, And he did slay both women and children, And he did burn the cities thereof;
And so swift and speedy was the war, that there was none left to bury the dead, But they did march forth from the shedding of blood to the shedding of blood, Leaving the bodies of both men, women and children strewed upon the face of the land to become a prey to the worms of the flesh;
Now the loss of men, women and children on both sides was so great that Shiz commanded his people that they should not pursue the armies of Coriantumr; Wherefore, they returned to their camp.
He saw that there had been slain by the sword already nearly two millions of his people, And he began to sorrow in his heart; Yea, there had been slain two millions of mighty men, and also their wives and their children;
And it came to pass that when they were all gathered together, everyone to the army which he would, with their wives and their children- Both men, women and children being armed with weapons of war, Having shields and breastplates and headplates, And being clothed after the manner of war- They did march forth one against another to battle; And they fought all that day and conquered not.
And now my brethren, I judge these things of you because of your peaceable walk with the children of men; For I remember the word of God which saith: "By their works ye shall know them; For if their works be good, then they are good also."
For behold, God knowing all things, being from everlasting to everlasting, Behold, He sent angels to minister unto the children of men, to make manifest concerning the coming of Christ; And in Christ there should come every good thing;
And behold, there were divers ways that He did manifest things unto the children of men, which were good; And all things which are good cometh of Christ; Otherwise, men were fallen and there could no good thing come unto them;
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, hath miracles ceased because that Christ hath ascended into heaven and hath sat down on the right hand of God to claim of the Father His rights of mercy which He hath upon the children of men?-
For He hath answered the ends of the law, And He claimeth all those that hath faith in Him; And they that have faith in Him will cleave unto every good thing; Wherefore, He advocateth the cause of the children of men; And He dwelleth eternally in the heavens-
Behold, I say unto you, Nay! Neither hath angels ceased to minister unto the children of men;
And the office of their ministry is to call men unto repentance, And to fulfill and to do the work of the covenants of the Father which He hath made unto the children of men, To prepare the way among the children of men by declaring the word of Christ unto the chosen vessels of the Lord, that they may bear testimony of Him.
And after this manner bringeth to pass the Father the covenants which He hath made unto the children of men.
Or hath angels ceased to appear unto the children of men?
Wherefore, if these things have ceased, wo be unto the children of men! For it is because of unbelief, And all is vain, for no man can be saved, according to the words of Christ, save they shall have faith in His name;
For if I have learned the truth, there have been disputations among you concerning the baptizing of your little children.
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.'
"And after this manner did the Holy Ghost manifest the word of God unto me; Wherefore, my beloved son, I know that it is solemn mockery before God that ye should baptize little children.
"Behold, I say unto you that this thing shall ye teach: Repentance and baptism unto they which are accountable and capable of committing sin; Yea, teach parents that they must repent and be baptized and humble themselves as their little children, And they shall all be saved with their little children; And their little children need no repentance, neither baptism.
But little children are alive in Christ, even from the foundation of the world; If not so, God is a partial God, and also a changeable Being and a respecter to persons; For how many little children have died without baptism?
Wherefore, if little children could not be saved without baptism, these must have gone to an endless hell.
"Behold, I say unto you that he that supposeth that little children needeth baptism is in the gall of bitterness and in the bonds of iniquity, For he hath neither faith, hope nor charity; Wherefore, should he be cut off while in the thought, he must go down to hell;
"Behold, I speak with boldness, having authority from God; For I fear not what man can do; For perfect love casteth out all fear; And I am filled with charity, which is everlasting love; Wherefore, all children are alike unto me; Wherefore, I love little children with a perfect love; And they are all alike and partakers of salvation;
"Little children cannot repent; Wherefore, it is awful wickedness to deny the pure mercies of God unto them, For they are all alive in Him because of His mercy;
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;
For behold that all little children are alive in Christ, and also all they that are without the law;
For according to the knowledge which I have received from Amoron, Behold, the Lamanites have many prisoners which they took from the tower of Sherrizah; And there were men, women and children,
And the husbands and fathers of those women and children they have slain, And they feed the women upon the flesh of their husbands and the children upon the flesh of their fathers; And no water, save a little, do they give unto them.
And they are alike brutal, sparing none, neither old nor young; And they delight in everything, save that which is good; And the sufferings of our women and our children upon all the face of this land doth exceed everything- Yea, tongue cannot tell, neither can it be written.
Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things-if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them- That ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men from the creation of Adam, even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, And ponder it in your hearts.
And ye may know that He is by the power of the Holy Ghost; Wherefore, I would exhort you that ye deny not the power of God; For He worketh by power according to the faith of the children of men, the same today and tomorrow and forever.
And I would exhort you, my beloved brethren, that ye remember that He is the same yesterday, today and forever, And that all these gifts of which I have spoken, which are spiritual, never will be done away, even as long as the world shall stand, only according to the unbelief of the children of men.
And wo be unto the children of men if this be the case! For there shall be none that doeth good among you- No! Not one!