The ultimate and last prophecy of this world is fulfilled when God dwells on earth.
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Written and sealed up and hid up unto the Lord,
that they might not be destroyed,
To come forth by the gift and power of God,
unto the interpretation thereof;
Sealed by the hand of Moroni and hid up unto the Lord,
To come forth in due time by the way of Gentile,
the interpretation thereof by the gift of God-
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An abridgment taken from the book of Ether also,
which is a record of the people of Jared,
Which were scattered at the time the Lord confounded
the language of the people when they were
building a tower to get to heaven-
1 Nephi 1:83
And also that we may preserve unto them the words which have been spoken by the mouth of all the holy prophets which have been delivered unto them by the Spirit and power of God since the world began, even down unto this present time."
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But I said in my heart, 'Never at any time have I shed the blood of man.' And I shrunk and would that I might not slay him.
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Yea, and he also made an oath unto us that he would tarry with us from that time forth.
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Wherefore, he said that these plates of brass should never perish, neither should they be dimmed anymore by time;
1 Nephi 2:1
And now I, Nephi, do not give the genealogy of my fathers in this part of my record, Neither at any time shall I give it after upon these plates which I am writing, for it is given in the record which has been kept by my father; Wherefore, I do not write it in this work,
1 Nephi 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;
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Yea, even six hundred years from the time that my father left Jerusalem, a Prophet would the Lord God raise up among the Jews, Yea, even a Messiah, or in other words, a Savior of the world.
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 3:30
And the mysteries of God shall be unfolded to them by the power of the Holy Ghost, as well in this time as in times of old,
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!"
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And a great and a terrible gulf divideth them, Yea, even the sword of the justice of the Eternal God and Jesus Christ, which is the Lamb of God, of whom the Holy Ghost beareth record from the beginning of the world until this time, And from this time henceforth and forever."
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And the time cometh that He shall manifest Himself unto all nations-both unto the Jews, and also unto the Gentiles;
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'For the time cometh,' saith the Lamb of God, 'that I will work a great and a marvelous work among the children of men-
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And at the time they proceeded out of the mouth of the Jew, or at the time the book proceeded out of the mouth of the Jew, The things which were written were plain and pure and most precious and easy to the understanding of all men.
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And they are sealed up to come forth in their purity, according to the truth which is in the Lamb, in the own due time of the Lord unto the house of Israel."
1 Nephi 5:21
And after that we had traveled for the space of many days, we did pitch our tents for the space of a time, that we might again rest ourselves and obtain food for our families.
1 Nephi 5:35
And there was also written upon them a new writing which was plain to be read, which did give us understanding concerning the ways of the Lord; And it was written and changed from time to time accord- ing to the faith and diligence which we gave unto it.
1 Nephi 5:43
And after that we had traveled for the space of many days we did pitch our tents again, that we might tarry for the space of a time.
1 Nephi 5:55
And it came to pass that we did again take our journey in the wilderness; And we did travel nearly eastward from that time forth;
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"Behold, these many years we have suffered in the wilderness, which time we might have enjoyed our possessions and the land of our inheritance, Yea, and we might have been happy.
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"And they did harden their hearts from time to time, And they did revile against Moses and also against God;
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"And now after all these things, the time has come that they have become wicked, yea, nearly unto ripeness;
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Ye have seen an angel and he spake unto you; Yea, ye have heard His voice from time to time,
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And the Lord did show me from time to time after what manner I should work the timbers of the ship.
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Because of their grief and much sorrow and the iniquity of my brethren, they were brought near even to be carried out of this time to meet their God;
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And I knew not at that time when I made them that I should be commanded of the Lord to make these plates;
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And behold, He cometh, according to the words of the angel, in six hundred years from the time my father left Jerusalem.
1 Nephi 6:13
"Thou hast heard and seen all this, And will ye not declare them? And that I have showed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, And thou didst not know them.
1 Nephi 6:15
Yea, and thou heardest not. Yea, thou knewest not, Yea, from that time thine ear was not opened; For I knew that thou wouldst deal very treacherously and wast called a transgressor from the womb.
1 Nephi 6:23
"Come ye near unto Me; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; From the time that it was declared have I spoken. And the Lord God and His Spirit hath sent Me."
1 Nephi 6:38
Thus said the Lord: "In an acceptable time have I heard thee, O isles of the sea, And in a day of salvation have I helped thee; And I will preserve thee and give thee My Servant for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages,
1 Nephi 7:15
"And it meaneth that the time cometh that after all the house of Israel have been scattered and confounded, that the Lord God will raise up a mighty nation among the Gentiles, Yea, even upon the face of this land;
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"'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 7:42
For the time surely must come that all they which fight against Zion shall be cut off.
1 Nephi 7:50
"For the time speedily shall come that all churches which are built up to get gain, And all they which are built up to get power over the flesh, And they which are built up to become popular in the eyes of the world, And they which seek the lusts of the flesh, and the things of the world, and to do all manner of iniquity,
1 Nephi 7:55
"And the time cometh speedily that the righteous must be led up as calves of the stall, And the Holy One of Israel must reign in dominion and might and power and great glory.
2 Nephi 1:22
"But behold, when the time cometh that they shall dwindle in unbelief- After that they have received so great blessings from the hand of the Lord, Having a knowledge of the creation of the earth and all men, knowing the great and marvelous works of the Lord from the creation of the world, Having power given them to do all things by faith, Having all the commandments from the beginning, And having been brought by His infinite goodness into this precious Land of Promise-
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My heart hath been weighed down with sorrow from time to time, For I have feared-lest for the hardness of your hearts, lest the Lord your God should come out in the fullness of His wrath upon you- that ye be cut off and destroyed forever,
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Rebel no more against your brother, whose views have been glorious, And who hath kept the commandments from the time we left Jerusalem, And who hath been an instrument in the hands of God in bringing us forth into the Land of Promise,
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"Wherefore, I know that thou art redeemed because of the righteousness of thy Redeemer, For thou hast beheld that in the fullness of time He cometh to bring salvation unto men,
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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,
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And the Messiah cometh in the fullness of time, that He might redeem the children of men from the fall;
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 5:36
And behold, according to the words of the prophet, the Messiah will set Himself again the second time to recover them;
2 Nephi 6:2
That He hath spoken unto the Jews by the mouth of His holy prophets, even from the beginning down, from generation to generation, Until the time cometh that they shall be restored to the true church and fold of God,
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 8:1
And now Jacob spake many more things to my people at that time; Nevertheless, only these things have I caused to be written, For the things which I have written sufficeth me.
2 Nephi 8:14
But there is a God, And He is Christ, And He cometh in the fullness of His own time.
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And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people which shall be left- From Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
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And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses and dragons in their pleasant palaces. And her time is near to come and her day shall not be prolonged, for I will destroy her speedily; Yea, for I will be merciful unto My people; But the wicked shall perish."
2 Nephi 11:6
But I give unto you a prophecy according to the Spirit which is in me; Wherefore, I shall prophesy according to the plainness which hath been with me from the time that I came out from Jerusalem with my father.
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And when that day shall come that they shall believe in Christ, And worship the Father in His name, with pure hearts and clean hands, And look not forward anymore for another Messiah- And then at that time, the day will come that it must needs be expedient that they should believe these things.
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And the Lord will set His hand again the second time to restore His people from their lost and fallen state;
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For according to the words of the prophets, the Messiah cometh in six hundred years from the time that my father left Jerusalem;
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For the book shall be sealed by the power of God; And the revelation which was sealed shall be kept in the book until the own due time of the Lord, that they may come forth; For behold, they reveal all things from the foundation of the world unto the end thereof.
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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.
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"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,
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"And because that I have spoken one word, Ye need not suppose that I cannot speak another; For My work is not yet finished; Neither shall it be until the end of man; Neither from that time henceforth and forever.
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For the time speedily cometh that the Lord God shall cause a great division among the people; And the wicked will He destroy, And He will spare His people, Yea, even if it so be that He must destroy the wicked by fire.
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And Satan shall have power over the hearts of the children of men no more for a long time.
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;
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.
"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.'
For behold,' saith He, 'this long time have I nourished it and it hath brought forth much fruit.'
"And the Lord of the vineyard saith unto Him: 'Counsel Me not; I knew that it was a poor spot of ground; Wherefore I said unto Thee, I have nourished it this long time, And Thou beholdest that it hath brought forth much fruit.'
But behold the tree; I have nourished it this long time and it hath brought forth much fruit; Therefore, gather it and lay it up against the season, that I may preserve it unto Mine own self.'
"And He saith unto the Servant: 'Look hither and behold the last; Behold, this have I planted in a good spot of ground, And I have nourished it this long time and only a part of the tree hath brought forth tame fruit, And the other part of the tree hath brought forth wild fruit; Behold, I have nourished this tree like unto the others.'
"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;
For behold, the time draweth near and the end soon cometh; Wherefore, I must lay up fruit against the season unto Mine own self.'
And the Lord of the vineyard saith: 'Behold, this long time have We nourished this tree, And I have laid up unto Myself against the season much fruit;
But behold, this time it hath brought forth much fruit and there is none of it which is good;
'Wherefore, let Us go to and labor with Our mights this last time, For behold, the end draweth nigh, And this is for the last time that I shall prune My vineyard;
Graft in the branches; Begin at the last, that they may be first, and that the first may be last; And dig about the trees- both old and young, the first and the last, and the last and the first- That all may be nourished once again for the last time.
'Wherefore, dig about them and prune them and dung them once more for the last time, For the end draweth nigh;
For behold, this is the last time that I shall nourish My vineyard, For the end is nigh at hand and the season speedily cometh;
And if ye labor with your mights with Me, ye shall have joy in the fruit which I shall lay up unto Myself against the time which will soon come.
"And it came to pass that when the Lord of the vineyard saw that His fruit was good and that His vineyard was no more corrupt, He calleth up His servants and saith unto them: 'Behold, for this last time have we nourished My vineyard, And thou beholdest that I have done according to My will,
'For behold, for a long time will I lay up of the fruit of My vineyard unto Mine own self against the season which speedily cometh;
And for the last time have I nourished My vineyard and pruned it and dug about it and dunged it;
Wherefore, I will lay up unto Mine own self of the fruit for a long time, according to that which I have spoken.
'And when the time cometh that evil fruit shall again come into My vineyard, Then will I cause the good and the bad to be gathered;
And in the day that He shall set His hand again the second time to recover His people is the day, yea, even the last time, that the servants of the Lord shall go forth in His power to nourish and prune His vineyard; And after that the end soon cometh.
And also, I had heard the voice of the Lord speaking unto me in very word from time to time, Wherefore, I could not be shaken.
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 He covenanted with me that He would bring them forth unto the Lamanites in His own due time;
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;
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 they journeyed in the wilderness and were brought by the hand of the Lord across the great waters into the land where Mosiah discovered them; And they had dwelt there from that time forth;
And at the time that Mosiah discovered them, they had become exceeding numerous.
Nevertheless, they had had many wars and serious conten- tions and had fallen by the sword from time to time;
And his first parents came out from the Tower at the time the Lord confounded the language of the people; And the severity of the Lord fell upon them according to His judgments which are just, And their bones lay scattered in the Land Northward.
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;
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And I, Mormon, pray to God that they may be preserved from this time henceforth;
And he also taught them concerning the records which were engraven on the plates of brass, saying: "My sons, I would that ye should remember that were it not for these plates which contain these records and these commandments, We must have suffered in ignorance, even at this present time, not knowing the mysteries of God;
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.
And behold, also the plates of Nephi which contain the records and the sayings of our fathers from the time they left Jerusalem until now-and they are true; And we can know of their surety because we have them before our eyes.
I say unto you, that as I have been suffered to spend my days in your service, even up to this time, And have not sought gold nor silver nor no manner of riches of you;
Therefore, as I said unto you that I had served you, walking with a clear conscience before God, Even so, I at this time have caused that ye should assemble yourselves together, that I might be found blameless, And that your blood should not come upon me when I shall stand to be judged of God of the things whereof He hath commanded me concerning you.
"I say unto you that I have caused that ye should assemble yourselves together, that I might rid my garments of your blood at this period of time when I am about to go down to my grave,
For even at this time my whole frame doth tremble exceedingly while attempting to speak unto you;
to render to Him all that you have and are; And also have been taught concerning the records which contain the prophecies which hath been spoken by the holy prophets, even down to the time our father Lehi left Jerusalem, And also all that hath been spoken by our fathers until now;
'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 moreover I say unto you, that the time shall come when the knowledge of a Savior shall spread through- out every nation, kindred, tongue and people;
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.
'And even at this time when thou shalt have taught thy people the things which the Lord thy God hath commanded thee, Even then are they found no more blameless in the sight of God, Only according to the words which I have spoken unto thee.'
"For behold, that if the knowledge of the goodness of God at this time hath awakened you to a sense of your nothingness and your worthlessness and fallen state,
"And behold, even at this time ye have been calling on His name and begging for a remission of your sins;
And he began to reign in the thirtieth year of his age, making, in the whole, about four hundred and seventy- six years from the time that Lehi left Jerusalem.
For his people had heard nothing from them from the time they left the Land of Zarahemla, Therefore, they wearied him with their teasings.
"O ye my people, lift up your heads and be comforted; For behold, the time is at hand, or is not far distant, when we shall no longer be in subjection to our enemies, notwithstanding our many strugglings which have been in vain; Yet I trust there remaineth an effectual struggle to be made.
"And behold, we at this time do pay tribute to the king of the Lamanites to the amount of one half of our corn and our barley, and even all our grain of every kind, And one half of the increase of our flocks and our herds;
And he caused that Ammon should stand up before the multitude and rehearse unto them all that had happened unto their brethren from the time that Zeniff went up out of the land, even until the time that he himself came up out of the land;
And it came to pass that he caused that the plates which contained the record of his people from the time that they left the Land of Zarahemla should be brought before Ammon, that he might read them.
Yea, they are as a wild flock which fleeth from the shepherd and scattereth, And are driven and are devoured by the beasts of the forest."
An account of his people from the time they left the Land of Zarahemla, until the time that they were delivered out of the hands of the Lamanites.
And I caused that there should be weapons of war made of every kind, That thereby I might have weapons for my people against the time the Lamanites should come up again to war against my people,
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 it came to pass that he placed his heart upon his riches; And he spent his time in riotous living with his wives and his concubines, And so did also his priests spend their time with harlots.
And it came to pass that King Noah sent his armies against them and they were driven back, or they drove them back for a time; Therefore, they returned rejoicing in their spoil.
Now the eyes of the people were blinded; Therefore, they hardened their hearts against the words of Abinadi and they sought from that time forward to take him;
Neither have I told you that which ye requested that I should tell; Therefore, God will not suffer that I shall be destroyed at this time,
I say unto you that it is expedient that ye should keep the law of Moses as yet, But I say unto you that the time shall come when it shall no more be expedient to keep the law of Moses.
"And again, how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those who shall hereafter publish peace, Yea, from this time henceforth and forever!
"And now I say unto you, that the time shall come that the salvation of the Lord shall be declared to every nation, kindred, tongue and people;
And now it came to pass that after Abinadi had spoken these words, he stretched forth his hands and said: "The time shall come when all shall see the salvation of the Lord;
And again, Alma took another and went forth a second time into the water and baptized him according to the first, only he did not bury himself again in the water.
And they were called the church of God, or the church of Christ, from that time forward.
Yea, they went again, even the third time, and suffered in the like manner; And those that were not slain returned again to the City of Nephi.
And it came to pass that there was no more disturbance between the Lamanites and the people of Limhi, even until the time that Ammon and his brethren came into the land;
And Ammon declined doing this thing, considering himself an unworthy servant; Therefore, they did not at that time form themselves into a church, waiting upon the Spirit of the Lord.
Nevertheless, they did prolong the time, And an account of their baptism shall be given hereafter.
"And now O king, if thou hast not found me to be an unprofitable servant, or if thou hast hitherto listened to my words in any degree and they have been of service to thee, Even so, I desire that thou wouldst listen to my words at this time, And I will be thy servant and deliver this people out of bondage."
And it came to pass that Mosiah did read, and caused to be read, the records of Zeniff to his people, Yea, he read the records of the people of Zeniff from the time they left the Land of Zarahemla until the time they returned again;
And he also read the account of Alma and his brethren and all their afflictions from the time they left the Land of Zarahemla until the time they returned again.
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;
"Now I say unto you, Go, And whosoever will not repent of his sins, the same shall not be numbered among My people; And this shall be observed from this time forward."
And now it came to pass that Alma began from this time forward to teach the people, And those which were with Alma at the time the angel appeared unto them,
Now after Mosiah had finished translating these records, Behold, it gave an account of the people which were destroyed, From the time that they were destroyed back to the building of the Great Tower, At the time the Lord confounded the language of the people,
and they were scattered abroad upon the face of all the earth, Yea, and even from that time until the creation of Adam-
Yea, all the records, and also the interpreters- And conferred them upon him and commanding him that he should keep and preserve them, and also keep a record of the people, Handing them down from one generation to another, even as they had been handed down from the time that Lehi left Jerusalem.
And if the time cometh that the voice of the people doth choose iniquity, then is the time that the judgments of God will come upon you,
Yea, then is the time He will visit you with great destruction, even as He hath hitherto visited this land.
And it came to pass that Mosiah died also, in the thirty and third year of his reign, being sixty and three years old, Making in the whole five hundred and nine years from the time Lehi left Jerusalem.
Now it came to pass that in the first year of the reign of the judges over the people of Nephi, From this time forward, King Mosiah, having gone the way of all the earth, having warred a good warfare, walking uprightly before God, leaving no one to reign in his stead-
But Alma said unto him: "Behold, this is the first time that priestcraft has been introduced among this people.
And thus they were prepared to meet the Amlicites at the time of their coming;
And it came to pass that whosoever would not believe in the tradition of the Lamanites, But believed those records which were brought out of the Land of Jerusalem, and also in the tradition of their fathers, which were correct, Which believed in the commandments of God and kept them, Were called the Nephites, or the people of Nephi, from that time forth;
"Behold, the Lamanites have I cursed; And I will set a mark upon them, that they and their seed may be separated from thee and thy seed from this time, henceforth and forever, except they repent of their wickedness and turn to me, that I may have mercy upon them.
Now Alma, himself being afflicted with a wound, did not go up to battle at this time against the Lamanites, but he sent up a numerous army against them;
And then they returned again and began to establish peace in the land, being troubled no more for a time with their enemies.
And thus ended the seventh year of the reign of the judges over the people of Nephi; And there was continual peace in all that time.
Could ye say, if ye were called to die at this time, within yourselves that ye have been sufficiently humble?
I say unto you that such an one is not prepared; And I would that he should prepare quickly, for the hour is close at hand and he knoweth not when the time shall come, For such an one is not found guiltless.
Wo unto such an one! for he is not prepared, And the time is at hand that he must repent or he cannot be saved;
'For behold, the time is at hand that whosoever bringeth forth not good fruit, or whosoever doeth not the works of righteousness, The same hath cause to wail and mourn.'
yea, by my own mouth, Seeing that it is the first time that I have spoken unto you by the words of my mouth, I having been wholly confined to the judgment seat, having had much business that I could not come unto you.
And even I could not have come now at this time, were it not that the judgment seat hath been given to another to reign in my stead; And the Lord in much mercy hath granted that I should come unto you.
For behold, the time is not far distant that the Redeemer liveth and cometh among His people.
Behold, I do not say that He will come among us at the time of His dwelling in His mortal tabernacle, For behold, the Spirit hath not said unto me that this should be the case;
Therefore I say unto you, the time shall come, yea, and it shall be at the last day, that he which is filthy shall remain in his filthiness.
And now 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 thou hast been faithful in keeping the commandments of God from the time which thou received thy first message from Him.
"For behold, they do study at this time that they may destroy the liberty of thy people-for thus saith the Lord-which is contrary to the statutes and judgments and commandments which He hath given unto His people."
Yea, and if it had not been for His matchless power and His mercy and His longsuffering toward us, We should unavoidably have been cut off from the face of the earth long before this period of time and perhaps been consigned to a state of endless misery and wo.
And at some period of time they will be brought to believe in His word and to know of the incorrectness of the traditions of their fathers;
And if ye repent not, they shall come in a time when you know not and ye shall be visited with utter destruction;
And they having been waxed strong in battle that they might not be destroyed, Having been brought out of bondage time after time, And having been kept and preserved until now; And they have been prospered until they are rich in all manner of things.
'Therefore, prepare ye the way of the Lord, For the time is at hand that every man shall reap a reward of their works according to that which they have been:
But it came to pass that the Lord did not suffer them that they should take me at that time and cast me into prison.
Yea, well did he say, that if the time should come that the voice of this people should choose iniquity, That is, if the time should come that this people should fall into transgression, they would be ripe for destruction.
Then ye shall be smitten by famine and by pestilence and by the sword; And the time is soon at hand except ye repent."
Now it was in the law of Mosiah that every man which was a judge of the law, or which were appointed to be judges, should receive wages according to the time which they labored to judge those which were brought before them to be judged.
And the judge receiveth for his wages according to his time-a senine of gold for a day, or a senum of silver which is equal to a senine of gold; And this is according to the law which was given.
The spirit and the body shall be reunited again in its perfect form; Both limb and joint shall be restored to its proper frame, even as we now are at this time;
Then is a time that whosoever dieth in his sins, as to the temporal death, shall also die a spiritual death; Yea, he shall die as to things pertaining unto righteousness.
"Then is the time when their torments shall be as a lake of fire and brimstone whose flames ascendeth up forever and ever.
"And then is the time that they shall be chained down to an everlasting destruction according to the power and captivity of Satan, he having subjected them according to his will.
"And now behold I say unto you, that if it had been possible for Adam for to have partaken of the fruit of the tree of life at that time, that there would have been no death and the word would have been void, making God a liar, For He said: 'If thou eat thereof, thou shalt surely die.'
"Therefore, this life became a probationary state, a time to prepare to meet God, A time to prepare for that endless state which has been spoken of by us, which is after the resurrection of the dead.
And they began from that time forth to call on His name. "Therefore, God conversed with men and made known unto them the plan of redemption which had been prepared from the foundation of the world;
"And again my brethren, I would cite your minds forward to the time which the Lord God gave these commandments unto His children;
And now it came to pass that when Alma had said these words unto them, he stretched forth his hand unto them and cried with a mighty voice, saying: "Now is the time to repent! for the day of salvation draweth nigh.
"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 now we only wait to hear the joyful news- declared unto us by the mouth of angels of His coming, for the time cometh, we know not how soon;
"And it shall be made known unto just and holy men by the mouth of angels at the time of His coming, That the words of our fathers might be fulfilled according to that which they have spoken concerning Him, which was according to the spirit of prophecy which was in them.
And it came to pass that he began to plead for them from that time forth, but they reviled him, saying: "Art thou also possessed with the devil?"
And Alma baptized Zeezrom unto the Lord; And he began from that time forth to preach unto the people.
And there was no inequality among them, For the Lord did pour out His Spirit on all the face of the land for to prepare the minds of the children of men-or to prepare their hearts to receive the word which should be taught among them at the time of His coming-
Now these sons of Mosiah were with Alma at the time the angel first appeared unto him, therefore, Alma did rejoice exceedingly to see his brethren;
And Ammon said unto him: "Yea, I desire to dwell among this people for a time, yea, and perhaps until the day I die."
And now when the king heard these words, he said unto them: "Now I know that it is the Great Spirit, And he hath come down at this time to preserve your lives, that I might not slay you as I did your brethren;
Now the king had commanded his servants previous to the time of the watering of their flocks that they should prepare his horses and his chariots and conduct him forth to the Land of Nephi,
And the king answered him not for the space of an hour according to their time, for he knew not what he should say unto him.
And rehearsed and laid before him the records and the holy scriptures of the people, and which had been spoken by the prophets, even down to the time that their father Lehi left Jerusalem.
And he expounded unto them all the records and scriptures from the time that Lehi left Jerusalem down to the present time.
And it came to pass that she watched over the bed of her husband from that time even until that time on the morrow which Ammon had appointed that he should rise.
For behold, he hath repented of his sins; But if thou shouldst fall at this time in thine anger, thy soul could not be saved.
"Because this is all that thou hast desired, that I would release thy brethren and suffer that my son Lamoni should retain his kingdom, Behold, I will grant unto you that my son may retain his kingdom from this time and forever; And I will govern him no more.
And they went forth again to declare the word; And thus they were delivered for the first time out of prison; And thus they had suffered.
And thousands were brought to the knowledge of the Lord, Yea, thousands were brought to believe in the traditions of the Nephites; And they were taught the records and the prophecies which were handed down, even to the present time.
And they did no more attempt to slay the people of Anti-Nephi-Lehi at that time, But they took their armies and went over into the borders of the Land of Zarahemla and fell upon the people which were in the Land of Ammonihah and destroyed them;
But notwithstanding the law of Moses, they did look forward to the coming of Christ, considering that the law of Moses was a type of His coming, And believing that they must keep those outward performances until the time that He should be revealed unto them.
And thus there was a tremendous battle, yea, even such an one as never had been known among all the people in the land from the time Lehi left Jerusalem; Yea, and tens of thousands of the Lamanites were slain and scattered abroad,
And now this was a time that there was a great mourning and lamentation heard throughout all the land among all the people of Nephi,
And now surely this was a sorrowful day, yea, a time of solemnity and a time of much fasting and prayer. And thus ended the fifteenth year of the reign of the judges over the people of Nephi.
And notwithstanding the many labors which I have performed in the church, I have never received so much as even one senine for my labor, Neither hath any of my brethren, save it were in the judgment seat, And then we have received only according to law for our time.
Yea, I would that ye would come forth and harden not your hearts any longer; For behold, now is the time and the day of your salvation; And therefore, if ye will repent and harden not your hearts, Immediately shall the great plan of redemption be brought about unto you;
For behold, this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God; Yea, behold, the day of this life is the day for men to perform their labors.
For after this day of life, which is given us to prepare for eternity, Behold, if we do not improve our time while in this life, then cometh the night of darkness wherein there can be no labor performed.
Nay, ye cannot say this, For that same spirit which doth possess your bodies at the time that ye go out of this life, That same spirit will have power to possess your body in that eternal world.
Yea, and from that time even until now, I have labored without ceasing that I might bring souls unto repentance, That I might bring them to taste of the exceeding joy of which I did taste, That they might also be born of God and be filled with the Holy Ghost.
Yea, and He hath delivered them out of bondage and captivity from time to time, Yea, and He hath also brought our fathers out of the Land of Jerusalem, And He hath also, by His everlasting power, delivered them out of bondage and captivity from time to time, even down to the present day;
And now my son, this was the ministry unto which ye were called- To declare these glad tidings unto this people, To prepare their minds, or rather, that salvation might come unto them, that they may prepare the minds of their children to hear the word at the time of His coming.
Behold, I say unto you, is not a soul at this time as precious unto God as a soul will be at the time of His coming?
Is it not as easy at this time for the Lord to send His angel to declare those glad tidings unto us as unto our children or as after the time of His coming?
Behold, there is a time appointed that all shall come forth from the dead,
Now when this time cometh, no one knows, But God knoweth the time which is appointed;
Now whether there shall be one time or a second time or a third time that men shall come forth from the dead, it mattereth not, For God knoweth all these things; And it sufficeth me to know that this is the case, that there is a time appointed that all shall rise from the dead.
Now there must needs be a space betwixt the time of death and the time of the resurrection;
And now I would inquire, what becometh of the souls of men from this time of death to the time appointed for the resurrection?
Now whether there is more than one time appointed for men to rise, it mattereth not, For all do not die at once, and this mattereth not; All is as one day with God and time only is measured unto man;
Therefore, there is a time appointed unto men that they shall rise from the dead, And there is a space between the time of death and the resurrection.
And now concerning this space of time- What becometh of the souls of men is the thing which I have inquired diligently of the Lord to know, And this is the thing of which I do know;
And when the time cometh when all shall rise, then shall they know that God knoweth all the times which are appointed unto man.
Now this is the state of the souls of the wicked, yea, in darkness, And a state of awful, fearful, looking for, of the fiery indignation of the wrath of God upon them; Thus they remain in this state, as well as the righteous in paradise, until the time of their resurrection.
But whether it be at His resurrection, or after, I do not say. But this much I say-that there is a space between death and the resurrection of the body, and a state of the soul in happiness or in misery, Until the time which is appointed of God that the dead shall come forth and be reunited, both soul and body, And be brought to stand before God and be judged according to their works.
And thus we see that there was a time granted unto man to repent, Yea, a probationary time- A time to repent and serve God.
And he caused that all the people in that quarter of the land should gather themselves together to battle against the Lamanites to defend their lands and their country, their rights and their liberties; Therefore they were prepared against the time of the coming of the Lamanites.
And these are the words: "Behold, I perceive that this very people, the Nephites, according to the spirit of revelation which is in me, In four hundred years from the time that Jesus Christ shall manifest Himself unto them, shall dwindle in unbelief.
"And when that great day cometh, behold, the time very soon cometh that those which are now- Or the seed of those which are now numbered among the people of the Nephites-shall no more be numbered among the people of Nephi;
And now when Alma had said these words, he blessed the church, Yea, all those which should stand fast in the faith from that time henceforth.
Yea, all those who were true believers in Christ took upon them gladly the name of Christ, or Christians, as they were called, because of their belief in Christ, which should come- And therefore, at this time, Moroni prayed that the cause of the Christians and the freedom of the land might be favored.
And it came to pass that Amalickiah sent again the second time, desiring him to come down. And it came to pass that Lehonti would not; And he sent again the third time.
And it came to pass that when Amalickiah found that he could not get Lehonti to come down off from the mount, he went up into the mount, nearly to Lehonti's camp; And he sent again the fourth time his message unto Lehonti, desiring that he would come down and that he would bring his guards with him.
Yea, he was acknowledged king throughout all the land, among all the people of the Lamanites, Which were composed of the Lamanites and the Lemuelites and the Ishmaelites and all the dissenters of the Nephites, from the reign of Nephi down to the present time.
Now at this time the chief captains of the Lamanites were astonished exceedingly because of the wisdom of the Nephites in preparing their places of security.
But behold, they were driven back, from time to time, insomuch that they were slain with an immense slaughter.
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;
But behold, there never was a happier time among the people of Nephi since the days of Nephi than in the days of Moroni, Yea, even at this time in the twenty and first year of the reign of the judges.
But behold, this was a critical time for such contentions to be among the people of Nephi; For behold, Amalickiah had again stirred up the hearts of the people of the Lamanites against the people of the Nephites; And he was gathering together soldiers from all parts of his land and arming them and preparing for war with all diligence, For he had sworn to drink the blood of Moroni.
And it was in the twenty and fifth year of the reign of the judges; And it was at the same time that they had begun to settle the affairs of their contentions concerning the chief judge Pahoron.
And it came to pass that there were four thousand of those dissenters which were hewn down by the sword; And those of their leaders which were not slain in battle were taken and cast into prison, For there was no time for their trials at this period;
And Helaman feared lest by so doing, they should lose their souls; Therefore, all those which had entered into this covenant were compelled to behold their brethren wade through their afflictions in their dangerous circumstances at this time.
Therefore, they did assemble themselves together at this time as many as were able to take up arms, And they called themselves Nephites;
And now behold, as they never had hitherto been a disadvantage to the Nephites, they became now at this period of time also a great support, For they took their weapons of war and they would that Helaman should be their leader;
And we suppose that they are now at this time in the Land of Nephi; It is so, if they are not slain.
For we knew in those cities they were not sufficiently strong to meet them; Therefore, we were desirous-if they should pass by us- to fall upon them in their rear, And thus bring them up in the rear at the same time they were met in the front;
The army of Antipus, being weary because of their long march in so short a space of time, were about to fall into the hands of the Lamanites; And had I not returned with my two thousand, they would have obtained their purpose,
'And behold, when they had fled and we could not overtake them, we took our march with speed toward the City Cumeni; And behold, we did arrive in time that we might assist our brethren in preserving the city.
But behold, this did not profit us but little, For the Lamanites were also receiving great strength from day to day, and also many provisions. "And thus were our circumstances at this period of time.
"And the Lamanites were sallying forth against us from time to time, resolving by stratagem to destroy us; Nevertheless, we could not come to battle with them, because of their retreats and their strongholds.
"Now Gid and his men were on the right and the others on the left; And when they had thus secreted themselves, behold, I remained with the remainder of my army in that same place where we had first pitched our tents, Against the time that the Lamanites should come out to battle.
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.
"Yea, were it not for those Kingmen which caused so much bloodshed among ourselves- "Yea, at the time we were contending among ourselves, if we had united our strength as we hitherto have done-
"Behold, it is time; Yea, the time is now at hand, that except ye do bestir yourselves in the defense of your country and your little ones, the sword of justice doth hang over you- Yea, and it shall fall upon you and visit you even to your utter destruction.
Now it came to pass that Moroni marched forth on the morrow and came upon the Lamanites, insomuch that they did slay them with a great slaughter; And they did drive them out of the land; And they did flee, even that they did not return at that time against the Nephites.
And he went unto those that sent him and they all entered into a covenant, Yea, swearing by their everlasting maker that they would tell no man that Kishcumen had murdered Pahoron. Therefore, Kishcumen was not known among the people of Nephi, For he was in disguise at the time that he murdered Pahoron;
But it came to pass that Coriantumr did march forth at the head of his numerous host and came upon the inhabitants of the city, And their march was with such exceeding great speed that there was no time for the Nephites to gather together their armies;
And supposing that their greatest strength was in the center of the land, Therefore, he did march forth, giving them no time to assemble themselves together, save it were in small bodies; And in this manner they did fall upon them and cut them down to the earth.
And the people which were in the Land Northward did dwell in tents and in houses of cement, And they did suffer whatsoever tree should spring up upon the face of the land, that it should grow up, That in time they might have timber to build their houses, yea, their cities and their temples and their synagogues and their sanctuaries and all manner of their buildings.
And it came to pass in the forty and ninth year of the reign of the judges, there was continual peace established in the land- All, save it were the secret combinations which Gaddianton the robber had established in the more settled parts of the land, Which at that time were not known unto those which were at the head of government; Therefore, they were not destroyed out of the land.
And it came to pass that the earth shook again and the walls trembled; And also again the third time the voice came and did speak unto them marvelous words which cannot be uttered by man; And the walls did tremble again and the earth shook as if it were about to divide asunder.
And he did plot with Cain and his followers from that time forth.
Yea, it is that same being who put it into the heart of Gaddianton to still carry on the work of darkness and of secret murder; And he hath brought it forth from the beginning of man, even down to this time.
Nephi also testified of these things, and also almost all of our fathers, even down to this time; Yea, they have testified of the coming of Christ and have looked forward and have rejoiced in His day which is to come.
"But behold, ye have rejected the truth and rebelled against your Holy God; And even at this time, instead of laying up for yourselves treasures in heaven where nothing doth corrupt and where nothing can come which is unclean, Ye are heaping up for yourselves wrath against the day of judgment;
Yea, even at this time ye are ripening-because of your murders and your fornication and wickedness- for everlasting destruction; Yea, and except ye repent, it will come unto you soon;
O ye had ought to begin to howl and mourn because of the great destruction at this time which doth await you, except ye shall repent!
"O Lord, Thou didst hearken unto my words when I said, 'Let there be a famine that the pestilence of the sword might cease'; And I know that Thou wilt, even at this time, hearken unto my words, For Thou saidst that if this people repent, 'I will spare them.'
And thus in time, yea, even in the space of not many years they became an exceeding great band of robbers; And they did search out all the secret plans of Gaddianton; And thus they became robbers of Gaddianton.
Yea, and we may see at the very time when He doth prosper His people- Yea, in the increase of their fields, their flocks and their herds, And in gold and in silver and in all manner of precious things of every kind, and art;
Yea, then is the time that they do harden their hearts, and do forget the Lord their God, and do trample under their feet the Holy One; Yea, and this because of their ease and their exceeding great prosperity.
And if the Lord shall say, "Be thou accursed! that no man shall find thee from this time henceforth and forever"- And behold, no man getteth it henceforth and forever.
'But behold, the time cometh,' saith the Lord, 'that when ye shall cast out the righteous from among you, Then shall ye be ripe for destruction;
"Yea, wo unto this people because of this time which has arrived, That ye do cast out the prophets and do mock them and cast stones at them and do slay them and do do all manner of iniquity unto them, even as they did of old time!
"Yea, behold, the anger of the Lord is already kindled against you! Behold, He hath cursed the land because of your iniquity; And behold, the time cometh that He curseth your riches; that it becometh slippery, that ye cannot hold them;
And behold, this will I give unto you for a sign at the time of His coming- For behold, there shall be great lights in heaven, Insomuch that in the night before He cometh, there shall be no darkness, Insomuch that it shall appear unto man as if it was day;
And there shall be no light upon the face of the land, even from the time that He shall suffer death, for the space of three days, to the time that He shall rise again from the dead.
"Yea, at the time that He shall yield up the ghost, There shall be thunderings and lightnings for the space of many hours; And the earth shall shake and tremble; And the rocks which are upon the face of the earth- which are both above the earth and beneath, which ye know at this time is solid, or the more part of it is one solid mass-shall be broken up;
Yea, even if they should dwindle in unbelief, the Lord shall prolong their days until the time shall come which hath been spoken of by our fathers- And also by the prophet Zenos, and many other prophets- Concerning the restoration of our brethren the Lamanites again, to the knowledge of the truth.
Telling them of things which must shortly come, That they might know and remember at the time of their coming that they had been made known unto them beforehand, to the intent that they might believe;
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 1:5
But there were some which began to say that the time was past for the words to be fulfilled which were spoken by Samuel the Lamanite;
3 Nephi 1:6
And they began to rejoice over their brethren, saying: "Behold, the time is past and the words of Samuel are not fulfilled; Therefore, your joy and your faith concerning this thing hath been vain."
3 Nephi 1:12
And it came to pass that he cried mightily unto the Lord all that day; And behold, the voice of the Lord came unto him, saying: "Lift up your head and be of good cheer, for behold, the time is at hand; And on this night shall the sign be given,
3 Nephi 1:15
"And behold, the time is at hand, And this night shall the sign be given."
3 Nephi 1:25
And it came to pass from this time forth there began to be lyings sent forth among the people by Satan to harden their hearts, to the intent that they might not believe in those signs and wonders which they had seen;
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 1:45
Now the Nephites began to reckon their time from this period which the sign was given, or from the coming of Christ;
3 Nephi 2:4
And it seemeth a pity unto me, most noble Lachoneus, that ye should be so foolish and vain as to suppose that ye can stand against so many brave men which are at my command, Which do now at this time stand in their arms and do await, with great anxiety, for the word, 'Go down upon the Nephites and destroy them.'
3 Nephi 2:16
Therefore, he did not hearken to the epistle of Giddianhi, the governor of the robbers, But he did cause that his people should cry unto the Lord for strength against the time that the robbers should come down against them.
3 Nephi 2:22
And it came to pass that Lachoneus did appoint chief captains over all the armies of the Nephites to command them at the time that the robbers should come down out of the wilderness against them;
3 Nephi 2:36
And they did put up their prayers unto the Lord their God, that he would deliver them in the time that their enemies should come down against them to battle;
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 2:99
Yea, a small record of that which hath taken place from the time that Lehi left Jerusalem, even down until the present time.
3 Nephi 2:108
And as He hath covenanted with all the house of Jacob, Even so shall the covenant wherewith He hath covenanted with the house of Jacob be fulfilled in His own due time, Unto the restoring all the house of Jacob unto the knowledge of the covenant that He hath covenanted with them.
3 Nephi 3:19
And thus in the commencement of the thirtieth year-the people having been delivered up for the space of a long time, to be carried about by the temptations of the devil whithersoever he desired to carry them, and to do whatsoever iniquity he desired they should- And thus in the commencement of this, the thirtieth year, they were in a state of awful wickedness;
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 4:4
Yea, for the time that there should be darkness for the space of three days over the face of the land;
3 Nephi 4:16
And it came to pass that when the thunderings and the lightnings and the storm and the tempest and the quakings of the earth did cease- For behold, they did last for about the space of three hours, And it was said by some that the time was greater;
3 Nephi 4:50
And whoso cometh unto Me with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, him will I baptize with fire and with the Holy Ghost, Even as the Lamanites, because of their faith in Me at the time of their conversion, were baptized with fire and with the Holy Ghost, And they knew it not.
3 Nephi 4:59
But if not, O house of Israel, The place of your dwellings shall become desolate until the time of the fulfilling of the covenant to your fathers."
3 Nephi 4:75
And an account of His ministry shall be given hereafter. Therefore, for this time I make an end of my sayings.
3 Nephi 5:6
And it came to pass that again they heard the voice and they understood it not; And again the third time they did hear the voice and did open their ears to hear it;
3 Nephi 5:7
And their eyes were toward the sound thereof; And they did look steadfastly toward heaven from whence the sound came. And behold, the third time they did understand the voice which they heard,
3 Nephi 5:68
For verily I say unto you, that except ye shall keep My commandments which I have commanded you at this time, Ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
3 Nephi 5:69
"Ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time-and it is also written before you-that, 'Thou shalt not kill and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment of God';
3 Nephi 5:73
"Agree with thine adversary quickly while thou art in the way with him, lest at any time he shall get thee and thou shalt be cast into prison;
3 Nephi 5:76
"Behold, it is written by them of old time that, 'Thou shalt not commit adultery';
3 Nephi 5:91
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 7:15
And not at any time hath the Father given Me commandment that I should tell it unto your brethren at Jerusalem, Neither at any time hath the Father given Me commandment that I should tell unto them concerning the other tribes of the house of Israel which the Father hath led away out of the land.
3 Nephi 7:22
And they understood Me not, that I said they shall hear My voice; And they understood Me not, that the Gentiles should not at any time hear My voice, That I should not manifest Myself unto them, save it were by the Holy Ghost.
3 Nephi 7:25
For they of which I speak are they which have not as yet heard My voice, Neither have I at any time manifested Myself unto them,
3 Nephi 8:1
Behold, now it came to pass that when Jesus had spoken these words, He looked round about again on the multitude, And He saith unto them: "Behold, My time is at hand;
3 Nephi 8:2
I perceive that ye are weak, that ye cannot understand all My words which I am commanded of the Father to speak unto you at this time;
3 Nephi 8:19
And no one can conceive of the joy which filled our souls at the time we heard Him pray for us unto the Father!"
3 Nephi 9:67
'And I will remember the covenant which I have made with My people, And I have covenanted with them that I would gather them together in Mine own due time,
3 Nephi 9:69
"And it shall come to pass that the time cometh when the fullness of My gospel be preached unto them, And they shall believe in Me, that I Am Jesus Christ, the Son of God, And shall pray unto the Father in My name.
3 Nephi 9:86
"And verily I say unto you, I give unto you a sign that ye may know the time when these things shall be about to take place, That I shall gather in from their long dispersion My people, O house of Israel, And shall establish again among them My Zion.
3 Nephi 10:30
"Therefore, give heed to My words; Write the things which I have told you, And according to the time and the will of the Father, they shall go forth unto the Gentiles;
3 Nephi 11:14
'And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes- He shall not destroy the fruits of your ground, Neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field,' saith the Lord of Hosts;
3 Nephi 11:30
And He did expound all things, even from the beginning until the time that He should come in His glory;
3 Nephi 12:8
And it came to pass that after He had ascended into heaven the second time that He showed Himself unto them, And gone unto the Father after having healed all their sick and their lame, And opened the eyes of the blind, And unstopped the ears of the deaf, And even had done all manner of cures among them, And raised a man from the dead, And had shown forth His power unto them, And had ascended unto the Father-
3 Nephi 12:10
And it came to pass that the disciples whom Jesus had chosen began from that time forth to baptize and to teach as many as did come unto them, And as many as were baptized in the name of Jesus were filled with the Holy Ghost;
3 Nephi 13:37
And now I, Mormon, make an end of speaking concerning these things for a time.
4 Nephi 1:28
And from that time forth, they did have their goods and their substance no more common among them, And they began to be divided into classes, And they began to build up churches unto themselves to get gain, And began to deny the true church of Christ.
4 Nephi 1:52
And from this time the disciples began to sorrow for the sins of the world.
And about the time that Ammoron hid up the records unto the Lord, he came unto me, I, being about ten years of age- And I began to be learned somewhat after the manner of the learning of my people- And Ammoron saith unto me: "I perceive that thou art a sober child and art quick to observe;
And behold, I had employed my people the Nephites in preparing their lands and their arms against the time of battle.
And it came to pass that I, Mormon, did utterly refuse from this time forth to be a commander and a leader of this people because of their wickedness and abomination.
And from this time forth did the Nephites gain no power over the Lamanites, but began to be swept off by them, even as a dew before the sun.
And they fled again from before them and they came to the City Boaz; And there they did stand against the Lamanites with exceeding boldness, insomuch that the Lamanites did not beat them until they had come again the second time;
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 the Lamanites did come against us as we had fled to the City of Jordan; But behold, they were driven back, that they did not take the city at that time.
Now these things are written unto the remnant of the house of Jacob, And they are written after this manner because it is known of God that wickedness will not bring them forth unto them, And they are to be hid up unto the Lord that they may come forth in His own due time;
Behold! look ye unto the revelations of God; For behold, the time cometh at that day when all these things must be fulfilled.
Behold, the sword of vengeance hangeth over you! And the time soon cometh that He avengeth the blood of the saints upon you, for He will not suffer their cries any longer.
And then cometh the judgment of the Holy One upon them; And then cometh the time that he that is filthy shall be filthy still, And he that is righteous shall be righteous still; He that is happy shall be happy still; And he that is unhappy shall be unhappy still.
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,
Therefore, I do not write those things which transpired from the days of Adam until that time, But they are had upon the plates; And whoso findeth them, the same will have power that he may get the full account.
Which Jared came forth with his brother and their families, with some others and their families, From the Great Tower at the time the Lord confounded the language of the people and swear in His wrath that they should be scattered upon all the face of the earth; And according to the word of the Lord, the people were scattered.
And this will I do unto thee because of this long time which ye have cried unto Me."
And He had sworn in His wrath unto the brother of Jared that whoso should possess this Land of Promise from that time henceforth and forever should serve Him, the true and only God, Or they should be swept off when the fullness of His wrath should come upon them.
And it came to pass that the Lord said unto the brother of Jared: "Behold, thou shalt not suffer these things which ye have seen and heard to go forth unto the world until the time cometh that I shall glorify My name in the flesh; Wherefore, ye shall treasure up the things which ye have seen and heard and show it to no man.
For behold, the language which ye shall write, I have confounded; Wherefore, I will cause in Mine own due time that these stones shall magnify to the eyes of men these things which ye shall write."
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."
Remember, when ye see these things, ye shall know that the time is at hand that they shall be made manifest in very deed; Therefore, when ye shall receive this record, ye may know that the work of the Father has commenced upon all the face of the earth.
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 neither at any time hath any wrought miracles until after their faith; Wherefore, they first believed in the Son of God.
Wherefore, it could not be a New Jerusalem, for it had been in a time of old, But it should be built up again and become a holy city of the Lord; And it should be built up unto the house of Israel-
And Shared wounded Coriantumr in the thigh, that he did not go to battle again for the space of two years, In the which time all the people upon all the face of the land were a shedding blood and there was none to constrain them.
And it came to pass that they came forth, but were driven again; And they came the second time, And they were driven again the second time.
And it came to pass that they came again the third time, And the battle became exceeding sore.
Now Christ spake these words unto them at the time of His first appearing; And the multitude heard it not; But the disciples heard it, And on as many as they laid their hands fell the Holy Ghost.
And now I, Mormon, speak unto you, my beloved brethren; And it is by the grace of God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ and His holy will, because of the gift of His calling unto me, that I am permitted to speak unto you at this time;
Wherefore, I would speak unto you that are of the church, that are the peaceable followers of Christ, And that have obtained a sufficient hope by which ye can enter into the rest of the Lord from this time henceforth, until ye shall rest with Him in heaven.
Or will He, so long as time shall last? Or the earth shall stand? Or there shall be one man upon the face thereof to be saved?
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 I exhort you to remember these things! For the time speedily cometh that ye shall know that I lie not, For ye shall see me at the bar of God, And the Lord God will say unto you: "Did I not declare My words unto you which were written by this man, like as one crying from the dead?