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Passage: 3 Nephi 3:43 - 3 Nephi 3:63
43 And thus six years had not passed away since the more part of the people had turned from their righteousness like the dog to his vomit, or like the sow to her wallowing in the mire.
44 Now this secret combination which had brought so great iniquity upon the people did gather themselves together and did place at their head a man whom they did call Jacob, And they did call him their king;
45 Therefore, he became a king over this wicked band, And he was one of the chiefest which had given his voice against the prophets which testified of Jesus.
46 And it came to pass that they were not so strong in numbers as the tribes of the people which were united together, Save it were their leaders did establish their laws, everyone according to his tribe;
47 Nevertheless, they were enemies-notwithstanding they were not a righteous people- Yet they were united in the hatred of those who had entered into a covenant to destroy the government.
48 Therefore, Jacob seeing that their enemies were more numerous than they, he being the king of the band, Therefore, he commanded his people that they should take their flight into the northernmost part of the land,
49 And there build up unto themselves a kingdom until they were joined by dissenters-for he flattered them that there would be many dissenters- And they become sufficiently strong to contend with the tribes of the people;
50 And they did so; And so speedy was their march that it could not be impeded until they had gone forth out of the reach of the people.
51 And thus ended the thirtieth year; And thus were the affairs of the people of Nephi.
52 And it came to pass in the thirty and first year that they were divided into tribes, every man according to his family, kindred and friends;
53 Nevertheless, they had come to an agreement that they would not go to war one with another; But they were not united as to their laws and their manner of government, for they were established according to the minds of them which were their chiefs and their leaders;
54 But they did establish very strict laws that one tribe should not trespass against another, insomuch that in some degree they had peace in the land;
55 Nevertheless, their hearts were turned from the Lord their God and they did stone the prophets and did cast them out from among them.
56 And it came to pass that Nephi- Having been visited by angels, and also the voice of the Lord, Therefore, having seen angels and being eyewitness, And having had power given unto him that he might know concerning the ministry of Christ, And also being eyewitness to their quick return from right- eousness unto their wickedness and also abominations,
57 Therefore, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts and the blindness of their minds- Went forth among them in that same year and began to testify boldly repentance and remission of sins through faith on the Lord Jesus Christ.
58 And he did minister many things unto them- And all of them cannot be written and a part of them would not suffice, Therefore, they are not written in this book- And Nephi did minister with power and with great authority.
59 And it came to pass that they were angry with him, even because he had greater power than they, For it were not possible that they could disbelieve his words, For so great was his faith on the Lord Jesus Christ that angels did minister unto him daily;
60 And in the name of Jesus did he cast out devils and unclean spirits; And even his brother did he raise from the dead after he had been stoned and suffered death by the people;
61 And the people saw it and did witness of it and were angry with him because of his power; And he did also do many more miracles in the sight of the people in the name of Jesus.
62 And it came to pass that the thirty and first year did pass away and there were but few which were converted unto the Lord;
63 But as many as were converted did truly signify unto the people that they had been visited by the power and Spirit of God which was in Jesus Christ in whom they believed.
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