Part 3 out of 20
Jerusalem, and I know that thou art a true friend unto my son,
2 Nephi 1:31
31 Wherefore, because thou hast been faithful thy seed shall be
blessed with his seed, that they dwell in prosperity long upon
the face of this land; and nothing, save it shall be iniquity
among them, shall harm or disturb their prosperity upon the face
of this land forever.
2 Nephi 1:32
32 Wherefore, if ye shall keep the commandments of the Lord, the
Lord hath consecrated this land for the security of thy seed with
the seed of my son.
2 Nephi 2
2 Nephi 2:1
1 And now, Jacob, I speak unto you: Thou art my first-born in
the days of my tribulation in the wilderness. And behold, in thy
childhood thou hast suffered afflictions and much sorrow, because
of the rudeness of thy brethren.
2 Nephi 2:2
2 Nevertheless, Jacob, my first-born in the wilderness, thou
knowest the greatness of God; and he shall consecrate thine
afflictions for thy gain.
2 Nephi 2:3
3 Wherefore, thy soul shall be blessed, and thou shalt dwell
safely with thy brother, Nephi; and thy days shall be spent in
the service of thy God. Wherefore, I know that thou art
redeemed, because of the righteousness of thy Redeemer; for thou
hast beheld that in the fulness of time he cometh to bring
salvation unto men.
2 Nephi 2:4
4 And thou hast beheld in thy youth his glory; wherefore, thou
art blessed even as they unto whom he shall minister in the
flesh; for the Spirit is the same, yesterday, today, and forever.
And the way is prepared from the fall of man, and salvation is
2 Nephi 2:5
5 And men are instructed sufficiently that they know good from
evil. And the law is given unto men. And by the law no flesh is
justified; or, by the law men are cut off. Yea, by the temporal
law they were cut off; and also, by the spiritual law they perish
from that which is good, and become miserable forever.
2 Nephi 2:6
6 Wherefore, redemption cometh in and through the Holy Messiah;
for he is full of grace and truth.
2 Nephi 2:7
7 Behold, he offereth himself a sacrifice for sin, to answer the
ends of the law, unto all those who have a broken heart and a
contrite spirit; and unto none else can the ends of the law be
2 Nephi 2:8
8 Wherefore, how great the importance to make these things known
unto the inhabitants of the earth, that they may know that there
is no flesh that can dwell in the presence of God, save it be
through the merits, and mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah, who
layeth down his life according to the flesh, and taketh it again
by the power of the Spirit, that he may bring to pass the
resurrection of the dead, being the first that should rise.
2 Nephi 2:9
9 Wherefore, he is the first-fruits unto God, inasmuch as he
shall make intercession for all the children of men; and they
that believe in him shall be saved.
2 Nephi 2:10
10 And because of the intercession for all, all men come unto
God; wherefore, they stand in the presence of him to be judged of
him according to the truth and holiness which is in him.
Wherefore, the ends of the law which the Holy One hath given,
unto the inflicting of the punishment which is affixed, which
punishment that is affixed is in opposition to that of the
happiness which is affixed, to answer the ends of the atonement--
2 Nephi 2:11
11 For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all
things. If not so, my first-born in the wilderness,
righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness,
neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad. Wherefore,
all things must needs be a compound in one; wherefore, if it
should be one body it must needs remain as dead, having no life
neither death, nor corruption nor incorruption, happiness nor
misery, neither sense nor insensibility.
2 Nephi 2:12
12 Wherefore, it must needs have been created for a thing of
naught; wherefore there would have been no purpose in the end of
its creation. Wherefore, this thing must needs destroy the
wisdom of God and his eternal purposes, and also the power, and
the mercy, and the justice of God.
2 Nephi 2:13
13 And if ye shall say there is no law, ye shall also say there
is no sin. If ye shall say there is no sin, ye shall also say
there is no righteousness. And if there be no righteousness
there be no happiness. And if there be no righteousness nor
happiness there be no punishment nor misery. And if these things
are not there is no God. And if there is no God we are not,
neither the earth; for there could have been no creation of
things, neither to act nor to be acted upon; wherefore, all
things must have vanished away.
2 Nephi 2:14
14 And now, my sons, I speak unto you these things for your
profit and learning; for there is a God, and he hath created all
things, both the heavens and the earth, and all things that in
them are, both things to act and things to be acted upon.
2 Nephi 2:15
15 And to bring about his eternal purposes in the end of man,
after he had created our first parents, and the beasts of the
field and the fowls of the air, and in fine, all things which are
created, it must needs be that there was an opposition; even the
forbidden fruit in opposition to the tree of life; the one being
sweet and the other bitter.
2 Nephi 2:16
16 Wherefore, the Lord God gave unto man that he should act for
himself. Wherefore, man could not act for himself save it should
be that he was enticed by the one or the other.
2 Nephi 2:17
17 And I, Lehi, according to the things which I have read, must
needs suppose that an angel of God, according to that which is
written, had fallen from heaven; wherefore, he became a devil,
having sought that which was evil before God.
2 Nephi 2:18
18 And because he had fallen from heaven, and had become
miserable forever, he sought also the misery of all mankind.
Wherefore, he said unto Eve, yea, even that old serpent, who is
the devil, who is the father of all lies, wherefore he said:
Partake of the forbidden fruit, and ye shall not die, but ye
shall be as God, knowing good and evil.
2 Nephi 2:19
19 And after Adam and Eve had partaken of the forbidden fruit
they were driven out of the garden of Eden, to till the earth.
2 Nephi 2:20
20 And they have brought forth children; yea, even the family of
all the earth.
2 Nephi 2:21
21 And the days of the children of men were prolonged, according
to the will of God, that they might repent while in the flesh;
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. For he gave commandment that
all men must repent; for he showed unto all men that they were
lost, because of the transgression of their parents.
2 Nephi 2:22
22 And now, behold, if Adam had not transgressed he would not
have fallen, but he would have remained in the garden of Eden.
And all things which were created must have remained in the same
state in which they were after they were created; and they must
have remained forever, and had no end.
2 Nephi 2:23
23 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 2:24
24 But behold, all things have been done in the wisdom of him
who knoweth all things.
2 Nephi 2:25
25 Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might
2 Nephi 2:26
26 And the Messiah cometh in the fulness of time, that he may
redeem the children of men from the fall. And because that they
are redeemed from the fall they have become free forever, knowing
good from evil; to act for themselves and not to be acted upon,
save it be by the punishment of the law at the great and last
day, according to the commandments which God hath given.
2 Nephi 2:27
27 Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all
things are given them which are expedient unto man. And they are
free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great
Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according
to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all
men might be miserable like unto himself.
2 Nephi 2:28
28 And now, my sons, I would that ye should look to the great
Mediator, and hearken unto his great commandments; and be
faithful unto his words, and choose eternal life, according to
the will of his Holy Spirit;
2 Nephi 2:29
29 And not choose eternal death, according to the will of the
flesh and the evil which is therein, which giveth the spirit of
the devil power to captivate, to bring you down to hell, that he
may reign over you in his own kingdom.
2 Nephi 2:30
30 I have spoken these few words unto you all, my sons, in the
last days of my probation; and I have chosen the good part,
according to the words of the prophet. And I have none other
object save it be the everlasting welfare of your souls. Amen.
2 Nephi 3
2 Nephi 3:1
1 And now I speak unto you, Joseph, my last-born. Thou wast
born in the wilderness of mine afflictions; yea, in the days of
my greatest sorrow did thy mother bear thee.
2 Nephi 3:2
2 And may the Lord consecrate also unto thee this land, which is
a most precious land, for thine inheritance and the inheritance
of thy seed with thy brethren, for thy security forever, if it so
be that ye shall keep the commandments of the Holy One of Israel.
2 Nephi 3:3
3 And now, Joseph, my last-born, whom I have brought out of the
wilderness of mine afflictions, may the Lord bless thee forever,
for thy seed shall not utterly be destroyed.
2 Nephi 3:4
4 For behold, thou art the fruit of my loins; and I am a
descendant of Joseph who was carried captive into Egypt. And
great were the covenants of the Lord which he made unto Joseph.
2 Nephi 3:5
5 Wherefore, Joseph truly saw our day. And he obtained a
promise of the Lord, that out of the fruit of his loins the Lord
God would raise up a righteous branch unto the house of Israel;
not the Messiah, but a branch which was to be broken off,
nevertheless, to be remembered in the covenants of the Lord that
the Messiah should be made manifest unto them in the latter days,
in the spirit of power, unto the bringing of them out of darkness
unto light--yea, out of hidden darkness and out of captivity unto
2 Nephi 3:6
6 For Joseph truly testified, saying: A seer shall the Lord my
God raise up, who shall be a choice seer unto the fruit of my
2 Nephi 3:7
7 Yea, Joseph truly said: Thus saith the Lord unto me: A choice
seer will I raise up out of the fruit of thy loins; and he shall
be esteemed highly among the fruit of thy loins. And unto him
will I give commandment that he shall do a work for the fruit of
thy loins, his brethren, which shall be of great worth unto them,
even to the bringing of them to the knowledge of the covenants
which I have made with thy fathers.
2 Nephi 3:8
8 And I will give unto him a commandment that he shall do none
other work, save the work which I shall command him. And I will
make him great in mine eyes; for he shall do my work.
2 Nephi 3:9
9 And he shall be great like unto Moses, whom I have said I
would raise up unto you, to deliver my people, O house of Israel.
2 Nephi 3:10
10 And Moses will I raise up, to deliver thy people out of the
land of Egypt.
2 Nephi 3:11
11 But a seer will I raise up out of the fruit of thy loins; and
unto him will I give power to bring forth my word unto the seed
of thy loins--and not to the bringing forth my word only, saith
the Lord, but to the convincing them of my word, which shall have
already gone forth among them.
2 Nephi 3:12
12 Wherefore, the fruit of thy loins shall write; and the fruit
of the loins of Judah shall write; and that which shall be
written by the fruit of thy loins, and also that which shall be
written by the fruit of the loins of Judah, shall grow together,
unto the confounding of false doctrines and laying down of
contentions, and establishing peace among the fruit of thy loins,
and bringing them to the knowledge of their fathers in the latter
days, and also to the knowledge of my covenants, saith the Lord.
2 Nephi 3:13
13 And out of weakness he shall be made strong, in that day when
my work shall commence among all my people, unto the restoring
thee, O house of Israel, saith the Lord.
2 Nephi 3:14
14 And thus prophesied Joseph, saying: Behold, that seer will
the Lord bless; and they that seek to destroy him shall be
confounded; for this promise, which I have obtained of the Lord,
of the fruit of my loins, shall be fulfilled. Behold, I am sure
of the fulfilling of this promise;
2 Nephi 3:15
15 And his name shall be called after me; and it shall be after
the name of his father. And he shall be like unto me; for the
thing, which the Lord shall bring forth by his hand, by the power
of the Lord shall bring my people unto salvation.
2 Nephi 3:16
16 Yea, thus prophesied Joseph: I am sure of this thing, even as
I am sure of the promise of Moses; for the Lord hath said unto
me, I will preserve thy seed forever.
2 Nephi 3:17
17 And the Lord hath said: I will raise up a Moses; and I will
give power unto him in a rod; and I will give judgment unto him
in writing. Yet I will not loose his tongue, that he shall speak
much, for I will not make him mighty in speaking. But I will
write unto him my law, by the finger of mine own hand; and I will
make a spokesman for him.
2 Nephi 3:18
18 And the Lord said unto me also: I will raise up unto the
fruit of thy loins; and I will make for him a spokesman. And I,
behold, I will give unto him that he shall write the writing of
the fruit of thy loins, unto the fruit of thy loins; and the
spokesman of thy loins shall declare it.
2 Nephi 3:19
19 And the words which he shall write shall be the words which
are expedient in my wisdom should go forth unto the fruit of thy
loins. And it shall be as if the fruit of thy loins had cried
unto them from the dust; for I know their faith.
2 Nephi 3:20
20 And they shall cry from the dust; yea, even repentance unto
their brethren, even after many generations have gone by them.
And it shall come to pass that their cry shall go, even according
to the simpleness of their words.
2 Nephi 3:21
21 Because of their faith their words shall proceed forth out of
my mouth unto their brethren who are the fruit of thy loins; and
the weakness of their words will I make strong in their faith,
unto the remembering of my covenant which I made unto thy
2 Nephi 3:22
22 And now, behold, my son Joseph, after this manner did my
father of old prophesy.
2 Nephi 3:23
23 Wherefore, because of this covenant thou art blessed; for thy
seed shall not be destroyed, for they shall hearken unto the
words of the book.
2 Nephi 3:24
24 And there shall rise up one mighty among them, who shall do
much good, both in word and in deed, being an instrument in the
hands of God, with exceeding faith, to work mighty wonders, and
do that thing which is great in the sight of God, unto the
bringing to pass much restoration unto the house of Israel, and
unto the seed of thy brethren.
2 Nephi 3:25
25 And now, blessed art thou, Joseph. Behold, thou art little;
wherefore hearken unto the words of thy brother, Nephi, and it
shall be done unto thee even according to the words which I have
spoken. Remember the words of thy dying father. Amen.
2 Nephi 4
2 Nephi 4:1
1 And now, I, Nephi, speak concerning the prophecies of which my
father hath spoken, concerning Joseph, who was carried into
2 Nephi 4:2
2 For behold, he truly prophesied concerning all his seed. And
the prophecies which he wrote, there are not many greater. And
he prophesied concerning us, and our future generations; and they
are written upon the plates of brass.
2 Nephi 4:3
3 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 said unto them: Behold,
my sons, and my daughters, who are the sons and the daughters of
my first-born, I would that ye should give ear unto my words.
2 Nephi 4:4
4 For the Lord God hath said that: Inasmuch as ye shall keep my
commandments ye shall prosper in the land; and inasmuch as ye
will not keep my commandments ye shall be cut off from my
2 Nephi 4:5
5 But behold, my sons and my daughters, I cannot go down to my
grave save I should leave a blessing upon you; for behold, I know
that if ye are brought up in the way ye should go ye will not
depart from it.
2 Nephi 4:6
6 Wherefore, if ye are cursed, behold, I leave my blessing upon
you, that the cursing may be taken from you and be answered upon
the heads of your parents.
2 Nephi 4:7
7 Wherefore, because of my blessing the Lord God will not suffer
that ye shall perish; wherefore, he will be merciful unto you and
unto your seed forever.
2 Nephi 4:8
8 And it came to pass that after my father had made an end of
speaking to the sons and daughters of Laman, he caused the sons
and daughters of Lemuel to be brought before him.
2 Nephi 4:9
9 And he spake unto them, saying: Behold, my sons and my
daughters, who are the sons and the daughters of my second son;
behold I leave unto you the same blessing which I left unto the
sons and daughters of Laman; wherefore, thou shalt not utterly be
destroyed; but in the end thy seed shall be blessed.
2 Nephi 4:10
10 And it came to pass that when my father had made an end of
speaking unto them, behold, he spake unto the sons of Ishmael,
yea, and even all his household.
2 Nephi 4:11
11 And after he had made an end of speaking unto them, he spake
unto Sam, saying: Blessed art thou, and thy seed; for thou shall
inherit the land like unto thy brother Nephi. And thy seed shall
be numbered with his seed; and thou shalt be even like unto thy
brother, and thy seed like unto his seed; and thou shalt be
blessed in all thy days.
2 Nephi 4:12
12 And it came to pass after my father, Lehi, had spoken unto
all his household, according to the feelings of his heart and the
Spirit of the Lord which was in him, he waxed old. And it came
to pass that he died, and was buried.
2 Nephi 4:13
13 And it came to pass that not many days after his death, Laman
and Lemuel and the sons of Ishmael were angry with me because of
the admonitions of the Lord.
2 Nephi 4:14
14 For I, Nephi, was constrained to speak unto them, according
to his word; for I had spoken many things unto them, and also my
father, before his death; many of which sayings are written upon
mine other plates; for a more history part are written upon mine
2 Nephi 4:15
15 And upon these I write the things of my soul, and many of the
scriptures which are engraven upon the plates of brass. 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 4:16
16 Behold, my soul delighteth in the things of the Lord; and my
heart pondereth continually upon the things which I have seen and
2 Nephi 4:17
17 Nevertheless, notwithstanding the great goodness of the Lord,
in showing me his great and marvelous works, my heart exclaimeth:
O wretched man that I am! Yea, my heart sorroweth because of my
flesh; my soul grieveth because of mine iniquities.
2 Nephi 4:18
18 I am encompassed about, because of the temptations and the
sins which do so easily beset me.
2 Nephi 4:19
19 And when I desire to rejoice, my heart groaneth because of my
sins; nevertheless, I know in whom I have trusted.
2 Nephi 4:20
20 My God hath been my support; he hath led me through mine
afflictions in the wilderness; and he hath preserved me upon the
waters of the great deep.
2 Nephi 4:21
21 He hath filled me with his love, even unto the consuming of
2 Nephi 4:22
22 He hath confounded mine enemies, unto the causing of them to
quake before me.
2 Nephi 4:23
23 Behold, he hath heard my cry by day, and he hath given me
knowledge by visions in the nighttime.
2 Nephi 4:24
24 And by day have I waxed bold in mighty prayer before him;
yea, my voice have I sent up on high; and angels came down and
ministered unto me.
2 Nephi 4:25
25 And upon the wings of his Spirit hath my body been carried
away upon exceedingly high mountains. And mine eyes have beheld
great things, yea, even too great for man; therefore I was bidden
that I should not write them.
2 Nephi 4:26
26 O then, if I have seen so great things, if the Lord in his
condescension unto the children of men hath visited men 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 4:27
27 And why should I yield to sin, because of my flesh? Yea, why
should I give way to temptations, that the evil one have place in
my heart to destroy my peace and afflict my soul? Why am I angry
because of mine enemy?
2 Nephi 4:28
28 Awake, my soul! No longer droop in sin. Rejoice, O my
heart, and give place no more for the enemy of my soul.
2 Nephi 4:29
29 Do not anger again because of mine enemies. Do not slacken
my strength because of mine afflictions.
2 Nephi 4:30
30 Rejoice, O my heart, and cry unto the Lord, and say: O Lord,
I will praise thee forever; yea, my soul will rejoice in thee, my
God, and the rock of my salvation.
2 Nephi 4:31
31 O Lord, wilt thou redeem my soul? Wilt thou deliver me out
of the hands of mine enemies? Wilt thou make me that I may shake
at the appearance of sin?
2 Nephi 4:32
32 May the gates of hell be shut continually before me, because
that my heart is broken and my spirit is contrite! O Lord, wilt
thou not shut the gates of thy righteousness before me, that I
may walk in the path of the low valley, that I may be strict in
the plain road!
2 Nephi 4:33
33 O Lord, wilt thou encircle me around in the robe of thy
righteousness! O Lord, wilt thou make a way for mine escape
before mine enemies! Wilt thou make my path straight before me!
Wilt thou not place a stumbling block in my way--but that thou
wouldst clear my way before me, and hedge not up my way, but the
ways of mine enemy.
2 Nephi 4:34
34 O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee
forever. I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh; for I know
that cursed is he that putteth his trust in the arm of flesh.
Yea, cursed is he that putteth his trust in man or maketh flesh
2 Nephi 4:35
35 Yea, I know that God will give liberally to him that asketh.
Yea, my God will give me, if I ask not amiss; therefore I will
lift up my voice unto thee; yea, I will cry unto thee, my God,
the rock of my righteousness. Behold, my voice shall forever
ascend up unto thee, my rock and mine everlasting God. Amen.
2 Nephi 5
2 Nephi 5:1
1 Behold, it came to pass that I, Nephi, did cry much unto the
Lord my God, because of the anger of my brethren.
2 Nephi 5:2
2 But behold, their anger did increase against me, insomuch that
they did seek to take away my life.
2 Nephi 5:3
3 Yea, they did murmur against me, saying: Our younger brother
thinks to rule over us; and we have had much trial because of
him; wherefore, now let us slay him, that we may not be afflicted
more because of his words. For behold, we will not have him to
be our ruler; for it belongs unto us, who are the elder brethren,
to rule over this people.
2 Nephi 5:4
4 Now I do not write upon these plates all the words which they
murmured against me. But it sufficeth me to say, that they did
seek to take away my life.
2 Nephi 5:5
5 And it came to pass that the Lord did warn me, that I, Nephi,
should depart from them and flee into the wilderness, and all
those who would go with me.
2 Nephi 5:6
6 Wherefore, it came to pass that I, Nephi, did take my family,
and also Zoram and his family, and Sam, mine elder brother and
his family, and Jacob and Joseph, my younger brethren, and also
my sisters, and all those who would go with me. And all those
who would go with me were those who believed in the warnings and
the revelations of God; wherefore, they did hearken unto my
2 Nephi 5:7
7 And we did take our tents and whatsoever things were possible
for us, and did journey in the wilderness for the space of many
days. And after we had journeyed for the space of many days we
did pitch our tents.
2 Nephi 5:8
8 And my people would that we should call the name of the place
Nephi; wherefore, we did call it Nephi.
2 Nephi 5:9
9 And all those who were with me did take upon them to call
themselves the people of Nephi.
2 Nephi 5:10
10 And we did observe to keep the judgments, and the statutes,
and the commandments of the Lord in all things according to the
law of Moses.
2 Nephi 5:11
11 And the Lord was with us; and we did prosper exceedingly; for
we did sow seed, and we did reap again in abundance. And we
began to raise flocks, and herds, and animals of every kind.
2 Nephi 5:12
12 And I, Nephi, had also brought the records which were
engraven upon the plates of brass; and also the ball, or compass,
which was prepared for my father by the hand of the Lord,
according to that which is written.
2 Nephi 5:13
13 And it came to pass that we began to prosper exceedingly, and
to multiply in the land.
2 Nephi 5:14
14 And I, Nephi, did take the sword of Laban, and after the
manner of it did make many swords, lest by any means the people
who were now called Lamanites should come upon us and destroy us;
for I knew their hatred towards me and my children and those who
were called my people.
2 Nephi 5:15
15 And I did teach my people to build buildings, and to work in
all manner of wood, and of iron, and of copper, and of brass, and
of steel, and of gold, and of silver, and of precious ores, which
were in great abundance.
2 Nephi 5:16
16 And I, Nephi, did build a temple; and I did construct it
after the manner of the temple of Solomon save it were not built
of so many precious things; for they were not to be found upon
the land, wherefore, it could not be built like unto Solomon's
temple. But the manner of the construction was like unto the
temple of Solomon; and the workmanship thereof was exceedingly
2 Nephi 5:17
17 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, did cause my people to be
industrious, and to labor with their hands.
2 Nephi 5:18
18 And it came to pass that they would that I should be their
king. But I, Nephi, was desirous that they should have no king;
nevertheless, I did for them according to that which was in my
2 Nephi 5:19
19 And behold, the words of the Lord had been fulfilled unto my
brethren, which he spake concerning them, that I should be their
ruler and their teacher. Wherefore, I had been their ruler and
their teacher, according to the commandments of the Lord, until
the time they sought to take away my life.
2 Nephi 5:20
20 Wherefore, the word of the Lord was fulfilled which he spake
unto me, saying that: Inasmuch as they will not hearken unto thy
words they shall be cut off from the presence of the Lord. And
behold, they were cut off from his presence.
2 Nephi 5:21
21 And he had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a
sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had
hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto
a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and
delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people the
Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them.
2 Nephi 5:22
22 And thus saith the Lord God: I will cause that they shall be
loathsome unto thy people, save they shall repent of their
2 Nephi 5:23
23 And cursed shall be the seed of him that mixeth with their
seed; for they shall be cursed even with the same cursing. And
the Lord spake it, and it was done.
2 Nephi 5:24
24 And because of their cursing which was upon them they did
become an idle people, full of mischief and subtlety, and did
seek in the wilderness for beasts of prey.
2 Nephi 5:25
25 And the Lord God said unto me: They shall be a scourge unto
thy seed, to stir them up in remembrance of me; and inasmuch as
they will not remember me, and hearken unto my words, they shall
scourge them even unto destruction.
2 Nephi 5:26
26 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, did consecrate Jacob and
Joseph, that they should be priests and teachers over the land of
2 Nephi 5:27
27 And it came to pass that we lived after the manner of
2 Nephi 5:28
28 And thirty years had passed away from the time we left
2 Nephi 5:29
29 And I, Nephi, had kept the records upon my plates, which I
had made, of my people thus far.
2 Nephi 5:30
30 And it came to pass that the Lord God said unto me: Make
other plates; and thou shalt engraven many things upon them which
are good in my sight, for the profit of thy people.
2 Nephi 5:31
31 Wherefore, I, Nephi, to be obedient to the commandments of
the Lord, went and made these plates upon which I have engraven
2 Nephi 5:32
32 And I engraved that which is pleasing unto God. And if my
people are pleased with the things of God they will be pleased
with mine engravings which are upon these plates.
2 Nephi 5:33
33 And if my people desire to know the more particular part of
the history of my people they must search mine other plates.
2 Nephi 5:34
34 And it sufficeth me to say that forty years had passed away,
and we had already had wars and contentions with our brethren.
2 Nephi 6
2 Nephi 6:1
1 The words of Jacob, the brother of Nephi, which he spake unto
the people of Nephi:
2 Nephi 6:2
2 Behold, my beloved brethren, I, Jacob, having been called of
God, and ordained after the manner of his holy order, and having
been consecrated by my brother Nephi, unto whom ye look as a king
or a protector, and on whom ye depend for safety, behold ye know
that I have spoken unto you exceedingly many things.
2 Nephi 6:3
3 Nevertheless, I speak unto you again; for I am desirous for
the welfare of your souls. Yea, mine anxiety is great for you;
and ye yourselves know that it ever has been. For I have
exhorted you with all diligence; and I have taught you the words
of my father; and I have spoken unto you concerning all things
which are written, from the creation of the world.
2 Nephi 6:4
4 And now, behold, I would speak unto you concerning things
which are, and which are to come; wherefore, I will read you the
words of Isaiah. And they are the words which my brother has
desired that I should speak unto you. And I speak unto you for
your sakes, that ye may learn and glorify the name of your God.
2 Nephi 6:5
5 And now, the words which I shall read are they which Isaiah
spake concerning all the house of Israel; wherefore, they may be
likened unto you, for ye are of the house of Israel. And there
are many things which have been spoken by Isaiah which may be
likened unto you, because ye are of the house of Israel.
2 Nephi 6:6
6 And now these are the words: Thus saith the Lord God: Behold,
I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard
to the people; and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and
thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders.
2 Nephi 6:7
7 And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy
nursing mothers; they shall bow down to thee with their faces
towards the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou
shalt know that I am the Lord; for they shall not be ashamed that
wait for me.
2 Nephi 6:8
8 And now I, Jacob, would speak somewhat concerning these words.
For behold, the Lord has shown me that those who were at
Jerusalem, from whence we came, have been slain and carried away
2 Nephi 6:9
9 Nevertheless, the Lord has shown unto me that they should
return again. And he also has shown unto me that the Lord God,
the Holy One of Israel, should manifest himself unto them in the
flesh; and after he should manifest himself they should scourge
him and crucify him, according to the words of the angel who
spake it unto me.
2 Nephi 6:10
10 And after they have hardened their hearts and stiffened their
necks against the Holy One of Israel, behold the judgments of the
Holy One of Israel shall come upon them. And the day cometh that
they shall be smitten and afflicted.
2 Nephi 6:11
11 Wherefore, after they are driven to and fro, for thus saith
the angel, many shall be afflicted in the flesh, and shall not be
suffered to perish, because of the prayers of the faithful; they
shall be scattered, and smitten, and hated; nevertheless, the
Lord will be merciful unto them, that when they shall come to the
knowledge of their Redeemer, they shall be gathered together
again to the lands of their inheritance.
2 Nephi 6:12
12 And blessed are the Gentiles, they of whom the prophet has
written; for behold, if it so be that they shall repent and fight
not against Zion, and do not unite themselves to that great and
abominable church, they shall be saved; for the Lord God will
fulfil his covenants which he has made unto his children; and for
this cause the prophet has written these things.
2 Nephi 6:13
13 Wherefore, they that fight against Zion and the covenant
people of the Lord shall lick up the dust of their feet; and the
people of the Lord shall not be ashamed. For the people of the
Lord are they who wait for him; for they still wait for the
coming of the Messiah.
2 Nephi 6:14
14 And behold, according to the words of the prophet, the
Messiah will set himself again the second time to recover them;
wherefore, he will manifest himself unto them in power and great
glory, unto the destruction of their enemies, when that day
cometh when they shall believe in him; and none will he destroy
that believe in him.
2 Nephi 6:15
15 And they that believe not in him shall be destroyed, both by
fire, and by tempest, and by earthquakes, and by bloodsheds, and
by pestilence, and by famine. And they shall know that the Lord
is God, the Holy One of Israel.
2 Nephi 6:16
16 For shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful
2 Nephi 6:17
17 But thus saith the Lord: Even the captives of the mighty
shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be
delivered; for the Mighty God shall deliver his covenant people.
For thus saith the Lord: I will contend with them that contendeth
2 Nephi 6:18
18 And I will feed them that oppress thee, with their own flesh;
and they shall be drunken with their own blood as with sweet
wine; and all flesh shall know that I the Lord am thy Savior and
thy Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.
2 Nephi 7
2 Nephi 7:1
1 Yea, for thus saith the Lord: Have I put thee away, or have I
cast thee off forever? For thus saith the Lord: Where is the
bill of your mother's divorcement? To whom have I put thee away,
or to which of my creditors have I sold you? Yea, to whom have I
sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves,
and for your transgressions is your mother put away.
2 Nephi 7:2
2 Wherefore, when I came, there was no man; when I called, yea,
there was none to answer. O house of Israel, is my hand
shortened at all that it cannot redeem, or have I no power to
deliver? Behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make their
rivers a wilderness and their fish to stink because the waters
are dried up, and they die because of thirst.
2 Nephi 7:3
3 I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth
2 Nephi 7:4
4 The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I
should know how to speak a word in season unto thee, O house of
Israel. When ye are weary he waketh morning by morning. He
waketh mine ear to hear as the learned.
2 Nephi 7:5
5 The Lord God hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious,
neither turned away back.
2 Nephi 7:6
6 I gave my back to the smiter, and my cheeks to them that
plucked off the hair. I hid not my face from shame and spitting.
2 Nephi 7:7
7 For the Lord God will help me, therefore shall I not be
confounded. Therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I
know that I shall not be ashamed.
2 Nephi 7:8
8 And the Lord is near, and he justifieth me. Who will contend
with me? Let us stand together. Who is mine adversary? Let him
come near me, and I will smite him with the strength of my mouth.
2 Nephi 7:9
9 For the Lord God will help me. And all they who shall condemn
me, behold, all they shall wax old as a garment, and the moth
shall eat them up.
2 Nephi 7:10
10 Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the
voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness and hath no light?
2 Nephi 7:11
11 Behold all ye that kindle fire, that compass yourselves about
with sparks, walk in the light of your fire and in the sparks
which ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand--ye shall
lie down in sorrow.
2 Nephi 8
2 Nephi 8:1
1 Hearken unto me, ye that follow after righteousness. Look
unto the rock from whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit
from whence ye are digged.
2 Nephi 8:2
2 Look unto Abraham, your father, and unto Sarah, she that bare
you; for I called him alone, and blessed him.
2 Nephi 8:3
3 For the Lord shall comfort Zion, he will comfort all her waste
places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert
like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness shall be found
therein, thanksgiving and the voice of melody.
2 Nephi 8:4
4 Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation;
for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to
rest for a light for the people.
2 Nephi 8:5
5 My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine
arm shall judge the people. The isles shall wait upon me, and on
mine arm shall they trust.
2 Nephi 8:6
6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth
beneath; for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the
earth shall wax old like a garment; and they that dwell therein
shall die in like manner. But my salvation shall be forever, and
my righteousness shall not be abolished.
2 Nephi 8:7
7 Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in
whose heart I have written my law, fear ye not the reproach of
men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.
2 Nephi 8:8
8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm
shall eat them like wool. But my righteousness shall be forever,
and my salvation from generation to generation.
2 Nephi 8:9
9 Awake, awake! Put on strength, O arm of the Lord; awake as in
the ancient days. Art thou not he that hath cut Rahab, and
wounded the dragon?
2 Nephi 8:10
10 Art thou not he who hath dried the sea, the waters of the
great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the
ransomed to pass over?
2 Nephi 8:11
11 Therefore, the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come
with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy and holiness shall be
upon their heads; and they shall obtain gladness and joy; sorrow
and mourning shall flee away.
2 Nephi 8:12
12 I am he; yea, I am he that comforteth you. Behold, who art
thou, that thou shouldst be afraid of man, who shall die, and of
the son of man, who shall be made like unto grass?
2 Nephi 8:13
13 And forgettest the Lord thy maker, that hath stretched forth
the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth, and hast
feared continually every day, because of the fury of the
oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? And where is the fury
of the oppressor?
2 Nephi 8:14
14 The captive exile hasteneth, that he may be loosed, and that
he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.
2 Nephi 8:15
15 But I am the Lord thy God, whose waves roared; the Lord of
Hosts is my name.
2 Nephi 8:16
16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and have covered thee
in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens and lay
the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion: Behold, thou art
2 Nephi 8:17
17 Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the
hand of the Lord the cup of his fury--thou hast drunken the dregs
of the cup of trembling wrung out--
2 Nephi 8:18
18 And none to guide her among all the sons she hath brought
forth; neither that taketh her by the hand, of all the sons she
hath brought up.
2 Nephi 8:19
19 These two sons are come unto thee, who shall be sorry for
thee--thy desolation and destruction, and the famine and the
sword--and by whom shall I comfort thee?
2 Nephi 8:20
20 Thy sons have fainted, save these two; they lie at the head
of all the streets; as a wild bull in a net, they are full of the
fury of the Lord, the rebuke of thy God.
2 Nephi 8:21
21 Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, and not
2 Nephi 8:22
22 Thus saith thy Lord, the Lord and thy God pleadeth the cause
of his people; behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of
trembling, the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more
drink it again.
2 Nephi 8:23
23 But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee;
who have said to thy soul: Bow down, that we may go over--and
thou hast laid thy body as the ground and as the street to them
that went over.
2 Nephi 8:24
24 Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy
beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; for henceforth
there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the
2 Nephi 8:25
25 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, sit down, O Jerusalem;
loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of
2 Nephi 9
2 Nephi 9:1
1 And now, my beloved brethren, I have read these things that ye
might know concerning the covenants of the Lord that he has
covenanted with all the house of Israel--
2 Nephi 9:2
2 That he has spoken unto the Jews, by the mouth of his holy
prophets, even from the beginning down, from generation to
generation, until the time comes that they shall be restored to
the true church and fold of God; when they shall be gathered home
to the lands of their inheritance, and shall be established in
all their lands of promise.
2 Nephi 9:3
3 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 9:4
4 For I know that ye have searched much, many of you, to know of
things to come; wherefore I know that ye know that our flesh must
waste away and die; nevertheless, in our bodies we shall see God.
2 Nephi 9:5
5 Yea, I know that ye know that in the body he shall show
himself unto those at Jerusalem, from whence we came; for it is
expedient that it should be among them; for it behooveth the
great Creator that he suffereth himself to become subject unto
man in the flesh, and die for all men, that all men might become
subject unto him.
2 Nephi 9:6
6 For as death hath passed upon all men, to fulfil the merciful
plan of the great Creator, there must needs be a power of
resurrection, and the resurrection must needs come unto man by
reason of the fall; and the fall came by reason of transgression;
and because man became fallen they were cut off from the presence
of the Lord.
2 Nephi 9:7
7 Wherefore, it must needs be an infinite atonement--save it
should be an infinite atonement this corruption could not put on
incorruption. Wherefore, the first judgment which came upon man
must needs have remained to an endless duration. And if so, this
flesh must have laid down to rot and to crumble to its mother
earth, to rise no more.
2 Nephi 9:8
8 O the wisdom of God, his mercy and grace! For behold, if the
flesh should rise no more our spirits must become subject to that
angel who fell from before the presence of the Eternal God, and
became the devil, to rise no more.
2 Nephi 9:9
9 And our spirits must have become like unto him, and we become
devils, angels to a devil, to be shut out from the presence of
our God, and to remain with the father of lies, in misery, like
unto himself; yea, to that being who beguiled our first parents,
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 9:10
10 O how great the goodness of our God, who prepareth a way for
our escape from the grasp of this awful monster; yea, that
monster, death and hell, which I call the death of the body, and
also the death of the spirit.
2 Nephi 9:11
11 And because of the way of deliverance of our God, the Holy
One of Israel, this death, of which I have spoken, which is the
temporal, shall deliver up its dead; which death is the grave.
2 Nephi 9:12
12 And this death of which I have spoken, which is the spiritual
death, shall deliver up its dead; which spiritual death is hell;
wherefore, death and hell must deliver up their dead, and hell
must deliver up its captive spirits, and the grave must deliver
up its captive bodies, and the bodies and the spirits of men will
be restored one to the other; and it is by the power of the
resurrection of the Holy One of Israel.
2 Nephi 9:13
13 O how great the plan of our God! For on the other hand, the
paradise of God must deliver up the spirits of the righteous, and
the grave deliver up the body of the righteous; and the spirit
and the body is restored to itself again, and all men become
incorruptible, and immortal, and they are living souls, having a
perfect knowledge like unto us in the flesh, save it be that our
knowledge shall be perfect.
2 Nephi 9:14
14 Wherefore, we shall have a perfect knowledge of all our
guilt, and our uncleanness, and our nakedness; and the righteous
shall have a perfect knowledge of their enjoyment, and their
righteousness, being clothed with purity, yea, even with the robe
2 Nephi 9:15
15 And it shall come to pass that when all men shall have passed
from this first death unto life, insomuch as they have become
immortal, they must appear before the judgment-seat of the Holy
One of Israel; and then cometh the judgment, and then must they
be judged according to the holy judgment of God.
2 Nephi 9:16
16 And assuredly, as the Lord liveth, for the Lord God hath
spoken it, and it is his eternal word, which cannot pass away,
that they who are righteous shall be righteous still, and they
who are filthy shall be filthy still; wherefore, they who are
filthy are the devil and his angels; and they shall go away into
everlasting fire; prepared for them; and their torment is as a
lake of fire and brimstone, whose flame ascendeth up forever and
ever and has no end.
2 Nephi 9:17
17 O the greatness and the justice of our God! For he executeth
all his words, and they have gone forth out of his mouth, and his
law must be fulfilled.
2 Nephi 9:18
18 But, behold, the righteous, the saints of the Holy One of
Israel, they who have believed in the Holy One of Israel, they
who have endured the crosses of the world, and despised the shame
of it, they shall inherit the kingdom of God, which was prepared
for them from the foundation of the world, and their joy shall be
2 Nephi 9:19
19 O the greatness of the mercy of our God, the Holy One of
Israel! For he delivereth his saints from that awful monster the
devil, and death, and hell, and that lake of fire and brimstone,
which is endless torment.
2 Nephi 9:20
20 O how great the holiness of our God! For he knoweth all
things, and there is not anything save he knows it.
2 Nephi 9:21
21 And he cometh into the world that he may save all men if they
will hearken unto his voice; for behold, he suffereth the pains
of all men, yea, the pains of every living creature, both men,
women, and children, who belong to the family of Adam.
2 Nephi 9:22
22 And he suffereth this that the resurrection might pass upon
all men, that all might stand before him at the great and
2 Nephi 9:23
23 And he commandeth all men that they must repent, and be
baptized in his name, having perfect faith in the Holy One of
Israel, or they cannot be saved in the kingdom of God.
2 Nephi 9:24
24 And if they will not repent and believe in his name, and be
baptized in his name, and endure to the end, they must be damned;
for the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has spoken it.
2 Nephi 9:25
25 Wherefore, he has given a law; and where there is no law
given there is no punishment; and where there is no punishment
there is no condemnation; and where there is no condemnation the
mercies of the Holy One of Israel have claim upon them, because
of the atonement; for they are delivered by the power of him.
2 Nephi 9:26
26 For the atonement satisfieth the demands of his justice upon
all those who have not the law given to them, that they are
delivered from that awful monster, death and hell, and the devil,
and the lake of fire and brimstone, which is endless torment; and
they are restored to that God who gave them breath, which is the
Holy One of Israel.
2 Nephi 9:27
27 But wo unto him that has the law given, yea, that has all the
commandments of God, like unto us, and that transgresseth them,
and that wasteth the days of his probation, for awful is his
2 Nephi 9:28
28 O that cunning plan of the evil one! O the vainness, and the
frailties, and the foolishness of men! When they are learned
they think they are wise, and they hearken not unto the counsel
of God, for they set it aside, supposing they know of themselves,
wherefore, their wisdom is foolishness and it profiteth them not.
And they shall perish.
2 Nephi 9:29
29 But to be learned is good if they hearken unto the counsels
2 Nephi 9:30
30 But wo unto the rich, who are rich as to the things of the
world. For because they are rich they despise the poor, and they
persecute the meek, and their hearts are upon their treasures;
wherefore, their treasure is their God. And behold, their
treasure shall perish with them also.
2 Nephi 9:31
31 And wo unto the deaf that will not hear; for they shall
2 Nephi 9:32
32 Wo unto the blind that will not see; for they shall perish
2 Nephi 9:33
33 Wo unto the uncircumcised of heart, for a knowledge of their
iniquities shall smite them at the last day.
2 Nephi 9:34
34 Wo unto the liar, for he shall be thrust down to hell.
2 Nephi 9:35
35 Wo unto the murderer who deliberately killeth, for he shall
2 Nephi 9:36
36 Wo unto them who commit whoredoms, for they shall be thrust
down to hell.
2 Nephi 9:37
37 Yea, wo unto those that worship idols, for the devil of all
devils delighteth in them.
2 Nephi 9:38
38 And, in fine, wo unto all those who die in their sins; for
they shall return to God, and behold his face, and remain in
2 Nephi 9:39
39 O, my beloved brethren, remember the awfulness in
transgressing against that Holy God, and also the awfulness of
yielding to the enticings of that cunning one. Remember, to be
carnally-minded is death, and to be spiritually-minded is life
2 Nephi 9:40
40 O, my beloved brethren, give ear to my words. Remember the
greatness of the Holy One of Israel. Do not say that I have
spoken hard things against you; for if ye do, ye will revile
against the truth; for I have spoken the words of your Maker. I
know that the words of truth are hard against all uncleanness;
but the righteous fear them not, for they love the truth and are
2 Nephi 9:41
41 O then, my beloved brethren, come unto the Lord, the Holy
One. Remember that his paths are righteous. Behold, the way for
man is narrow, but it lieth in a straight course before him, and
the keeper of the gate is the Holy One of Israel; and he
employeth no servant there; and there is none other way save it
be by the gate; for he cannot be deceived, for the Lord God is
2 Nephi 9:42
42 And whoso knocketh, to him will he open; and the wise, and
the learned, and they that are rich, who are puffed up because of
their learning, and their wisdom, and their riches--yea, they are
they whom he despiseth; and save they shall cast these things
away, and consider themselves fools before God, and come down in
the depths of humility, he will not open unto them.
2 Nephi 9:43
43 But the things of the wise and the prudent shall be hid from
them forever--yea, that happiness which is prepared for the
2 Nephi 9:44
44 O, my beloved brethren, remember my words. Behold, I take
off my garments, and I shake them before you; I pray the God of
my salvation that he view me with his all-searching eye;
wherefore, ye shall know at the last day, when all men shall be
judged of their works, that the God of Israel did witness that I
shook your iniquities from my soul, and that I stand with
brightness before him, and am rid of your blood.
2 Nephi 9:45
45 O, my beloved brethren, turn away from your sins; shake off
the chains of him that would bind you fast; come unto that God
who is the rock of your salvation.
2 Nephi 9:46
46 Prepare your souls for that glorious day when justice shall
be administered unto the righteous, even the day of judgment,
that ye may not shrink with awful fear; that ye may not remember
your awful guilt in perfectness, and be constrained to exclaim:
Holy, holy are thy judgments, O Lord God Almighty--but I know my
guilt; I transgressed thy law, and my transgressions are mine;
and the devil hath obtained me, that I am a prey to his awful
2 Nephi 9:47
47 But behold, my brethren, is it expedient that I should awake
you to an awful reality of these things? Would I harrow up your
souls if your minds were pure? Would I be plain unto you
according to the plainness of the truth if ye were freed from
2 Nephi 9:48
48 Behold, if ye were holy I would speak unto you of holiness;
but as ye are not holy, and ye look upon me as a teacher, it must
needs be expedient that I teach you the consequences of sin.
2 Nephi 9:49
49 Behold, my soul abhorreth sin, and my heart delighteth in
righteousness; and I will praise the holy name of my God.
2 Nephi 9:50
50 Come, my brethren, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the
waters; and he that hath no money, come buy and eat; yea, come
buy wine and milk without money and without price.
2 Nephi 9:51
51 Wherefore, do not spend money for that which is of no worth,
nor your labor for that which cannot satisfy. Hearken diligently
unto me, and remember the words which I have spoken; and come
unto the Holy One of Israel, and feast upon that which perisheth
not, neither can be corrupted, and let your soul delight in
2 Nephi 9:52
52 Behold, my beloved brethren, remember the words of your God;
pray unto him continually by day, and give thanks unto his holy
name by night. Let your hearts rejoice.
2 Nephi 9:53
53 And behold how great the covenants of the Lord, and how great
his condescensions unto the children of men; and because of his
greatness, and his grace and mercy, he has promised unto us that
our seed shall not utterly be destroyed, according to the flesh,
but that he would preserve them; and in future generations they
shall become a righteous branch unto the house of Israel.
2 Nephi 9:54
54 And now, my brethren, I would speak unto you more; but on the
morrow I will declare unto you the remainder of my words. Amen.
2 Nephi 10
2 Nephi 10:1
1 And now I, Jacob, speak unto you again, my beloved brethren,
concerning this righteous branch of which I have spoken.
2 Nephi 10:2
2 For behold, the promises which we have obtained are promises
unto us according to the flesh; wherefore, as it has been shown
unto me that many of our children shall perish in the flesh
because of unbelief, nevertheless, God will be merciful unto
many; and our children shall be restored, that they may come to
that which will give them the true knowledge of their Redeemer.
2 Nephi 10:3
3 Wherefore, as I said unto you, it must needs be expedient that
Christ--for in the last night the angel spake unto me that this
should be his name--should come among the Jews, among those who
are the more wicked part of the world; and they shall crucify
him--for thus it behooveth our God, and there is none other
nation on earth that would crucify their God.
2 Nephi 10:4
4 For should the mighty miracles be wrought among other nations
they would repent, and know that he be their God.
2 Nephi 10:5
5 But because of priestcrafts and iniquities, they at Jerusalem
will stiffen their necks against him, that he be crucified.
2 Nephi 10:6
6 Wherefore, because of their iniquities, destructions, famines,
pestilences, and bloodshed shall come upon them; and they who
shall not be destroyed shall be scattered among all nations.
2 Nephi 10:7
7 But behold, thus saith the Lord God: When the day cometh that
they shall believe in me, that I am Christ, then have I
covenanted with their fathers that they shall be restored in the
flesh, upon the earth, unto the lands of their inheritance.
2 Nephi 10:8
8 And it shall come to pass that they shall be gathered in from
their long dispersion, from the isles of the sea, and from the
four parts of the earth; and the nations of the Gentiles shall be
great in the eyes of me, saith God, in carrying them forth to the
lands of their inheritance.
2 Nephi 10:9
9 Yea, the kings of the Gentiles shall be nursing fathers unto
them, and their queens shall become nursing mothers; wherefore,
the promises of the Lord are great unto the Gentiles, for he hath
spoken it, and who can dispute?
2 Nephi 10:10
10 But behold, this land, said God, shall be a land of thine
inheritance, and the Gentiles shall be blessed upon the land.
2 Nephi 10:11
11 And this land shall be a land of liberty unto the Gentiles,
and there shall be no kings upon the land, who shall raise up
unto the Gentiles.
2 Nephi 10:12
12 And I will fortify this land against all other nations.
2 Nephi 10:13
13 And he that fighteth against Zion shall perish, saith God.
2 Nephi 10:14
14 For he that raiseth up a king against me shall perish, for I,
the Lord, the king of heaven, will be their king, and I will be a
light unto them forever, that hear my words.
2 Nephi 10:15
15 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 10:16
16 Wherefore, he that fighteth against Zion, both Jew and
Gentile, both bond and free, both male and female, shall perish;
for they are they who are the whore of all the earth; for they
who are not for me are against me, saith our God.
2 Nephi 10:17
17 For I will fulfil my promises which I have made unto the
children of men, that I will do unto them while they are in the
2 Nephi 10:18
18 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, thus saith our God: I will
afflict thy seed by the hand of the Gentiles; nevertheless, I
will soften the hearts of the Gentiles, that they shall be like
unto a father to them; wherefore, the Gentiles shall be blessed
and numbered among the house of Israel.
2 Nephi 10:19
19 Wherefore, I will consecrate this land unto thy seed, and
them who shall be numbered among thy seed, forever, for the land
of their inheritance; for it is a choice land, saith God unto me,
above all other lands, wherefore I will have all men that dwell
thereon that they shall worship me, saith God.
2 Nephi 10:20
20 And now, my beloved brethren, seeing that our merciful God
has given us so great knowledge concerning these things, let us
remember him, and lay aside our sins, and not hang down our
heads, for we are not cast off; nevertheless, we have been driven
out of the land of our inheritance; but we have been led to a
better land, for the Lord has made the sea our path, and we are
upon an isle of the sea.
2 Nephi 10:21
21 But great are the promises of the Lord unto them who are upon
the isles of the sea; wherefore as it says isles, there must
needs be more than this, and they are inhabited also by our
2 Nephi 10:22
22 For behold, the Lord God has led away from time to time from
the house of Israel, according to his will and pleasure. And now
behold, the Lord remembereth all them who have been broken off,
wherefore he remembereth us also.
2 Nephi 10:23
23 Therefore, cheer up your hearts, and remember that ye are
free to act for yourselves--to choose the way of everlasting
death or the way of eternal life.
2 Nephi 10:24
24 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, reconcile yourselves to the
will of God, and not to the will of the devil and the flesh; and
remember, after ye are reconciled unto God, that it is only in
and through the grace of God that ye are saved.
2 Nephi 10:25
25 Wherefore, may God raise you from death by the power of the
resurrection, and also from everlasting death by the power of the
atonement, that ye may be received into the eternal kingdom of
God, that ye may praise him through grace divine. Amen.
2 Nephi 11
2 Nephi 11:1
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 11:2
2 And now I, Nephi, write more of the words of Isaiah, for my
soul delighteth in his words. 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 11:3
3 And my brother, Jacob, also has 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. Wherefore, by the words
of three, God hath said, I will establish my word. Nevertheless,
God sendeth more witnesses, and he proveth all his words.
2 Nephi 11:4
4 Behold, my soul delighteth in proving unto my people the truth
of the coming of Christ; for, for this end hath the law of Moses
been given; and all things which have been given of God from the
beginning of the world, unto man, are the typifying of him.
2 Nephi 11:5
5 And also my soul delighteth in the covenants of the Lord which
he hath made to our fathers; yea, my soul delighteth in his
grace, and in his justice, and power, and mercy in the great and
eternal plan of deliverance from death.
2 Nephi 11:6
6 And my soul delighteth in proving unto my people that save
Christ should come all men must perish.
2 Nephi 11:7
7 For if there be no Christ there be no God; and if there be no
God we are not, for there could have been no creation. But there
is a God, and he is Christ, and he cometh in the fulness of his
2 Nephi 11:8
8 And now I write some of the words of Isaiah, that whoso of my
people shall see these words may lift up their hearts and rejoice
for all men. Now these are the words, and ye may liken them unto
you and unto all men.
2 Nephi 12
2 Nephi 12:1
1 The word that Isaiah, the son of Amoz, saw concerning Judah
2 Nephi 12:2
2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, when the mountain
of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the
mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills, and all nations
shall flow unto it.
2 Nephi 12:3
3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to
the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and
he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths; for
out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from
2 Nephi 12:4
4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many
people: and they shall beat their swords into plow-shares, and
their spears into pruning-hooks--nation shall not lift up sword
against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
2 Nephi 12:5
5 O house of Jacob, come ye and let us walk in the light of the
Lord; yea, come, for ye have all gone astray, every one to his
2 Nephi 12:6
6 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 12:7
7 Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there
any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses,
neither is there any end of their chariots.
2 Nephi 12:8
8 Their land is also full of idols; they worship the work of
their own hands, that which their own fingers have made.
2 Nephi 12:9
9 And the mean man boweth not down, and the great man humbleth
himself not, therefore, forgive him not.
2 Nephi 12:10
10 O ye wicked ones, enter into the rock, and hide thee in the
dust, for the fear of the Lord and the glory of his majesty shall
2 Nephi 12:11
11 And it shall come to pass that the lofty looks of man shall
be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and
the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.
2 Nephi 12:12
12 For the day of the Lord of Hosts soon cometh upon all
nations, yea, upon every one; yea, upon the proud and lofty, and
upon every one who is lifted up, and he shall be brought low.
2 Nephi 12:13
13 Yea, and the day of the Lord shall come upon all the cedars
of Lebanon, for they are high and lifted up; and upon all the
oaks of Bashan;
2 Nephi 12:14
14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills, and
upon all the nations which are lifted up, and upon every people;
2 Nephi 12:15
15 And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall;
2 Nephi 12:16
16 And upon all the ships of the sea, and upon all the ships of
Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.
2 Nephi 12:17
17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the
haughtiness of men shall be made low; and the Lord alone shall be
exalted in that day.
2 Nephi 12:18
18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.
2 Nephi 12:19
19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the
caves of the earth, for the fear of the Lord shall come upon them
and the glory of his majesty shall smite them, when he ariseth to
shake terribly the earth.
2 Nephi 12:20
20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his
idols of gold, which he hath made for himself to worship, to the
moles and to the bats;
2 Nephi 12:21
21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the
ragged rocks, for the fear of the Lord shall come upon them and
the majesty of his glory shall smite them, when he ariseth to
shake terribly the earth.
2 Nephi 12:22
22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils; for
wherein is he to be accounted of?
2 Nephi 13
2 Nephi 13:1
1 For behold, the Lord, the Lord of Hosts, doth take away from
Jerusalem, and from Judah, the stay and the staff, the whole
staff of bread, and the whole stay of water--
2 Nephi 13:2
2 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the
prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient;
2 Nephi 13:3
3 The captain of fifty, and the honorable man, and the
counselor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.
2 Nephi 13:4
4 And I will give children unto them to be their princes, and
babes shall rule over them.
2 Nephi 13:5
5 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and
every one by his neighbor; the child shall behave himself proudly
against the ancient, and the base against the honorable.
2 Nephi 13:6
6 When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his
father, and shall say: Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and
let not this ruin come under thy hand--
2 Nephi 13:7
7 In that day shall he swear, saying: I will not be a healer;
for in my house there is neither bread nor clothing; make me not
a ruler of the people.
2 Nephi 13:8
8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen, because their
tongues and their doings have been against the Lord, to provoke
the eyes of his glory.
2 Nephi 13:9
9 The show of their countenance doth witness against them, and
doth declare their sin to be even as Sodom, and they cannot hide
it. Wo unto their souls, for they have rewarded evil unto
2 Nephi 13:10
10 Say unto the righteous that it is well with them; for they
shall eat the fruit of their doings.
2 Nephi 13:11
11 Wo unto the wicked, for they shall perish; for the reward of
their hands shall be upon them!
2 Nephi 13:12
12 And my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule
over them. O my people, they who lead thee cause thee to err and
destroy the way of thy paths.
2 Nephi 13:13
13 The Lord standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the
2 Nephi 13:14
14 The Lord will enter into judgment with the ancients of his
people and the princes thereof; for ye have eaten up the vineyard
and the spoil of the poor in your houses.
2 Nephi 13:15
15 What mean ye? Ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the
faces of the poor, saith the Lord God of Hosts.
2 Nephi 13:16
16 Moreover, the Lord saith: Because the daughters of Zion are
haughty, and walk with stretched-forth necks and wanton eyes,
walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their
2 Nephi 13:17
17 Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the
head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will discover their
2 Nephi 13:18
18 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their
tinkling ornaments, and cauls, and round tires like the moon;
2 Nephi 13:19
19 The chains and the bracelets, and the mufflers;
2 Nephi 13:20
20 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the
headbands, and the tablets, and the ear-rings;
2 Nephi 13:21
21 The rings, and nose jewels;
2 Nephi 13:22
22 The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the
wimples, and the crisping-pins;
2 Nephi 13:23
23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and hoods, and the veils.
2 Nephi 13:24
24 And it shall come to pass, instead of sweet smell there shall
be stink; and instead of a girdle, a rent; and instead of well
set hair, baldness; and instead of a stomacher, a girding of
sackcloth; burning instead of beauty.
2 Nephi 13:25
25 Thy men shall fall by the sword and thy mighty in the war.
2 Nephi 13:26
26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she shall be
desolate, and shall sit upon the ground.
2 Nephi 14
2 Nephi 14:1
1 And in that day, seven women shall take hold of one man,
saying: We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel; only
let us be called by thy name to take away our reproach.
2 Nephi 14:2
2 In that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and
glorious; the fruit of the earth excellent and comely to them
that are escaped of Israel.
2 Nephi 14:3
3 And it shall come to pass, they that are left in Zion and
remain in Jerusalem shall be called holy, every one that is
written among the living in Jerusalem--
2 Nephi 14:4
4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the
daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem
from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment and by the
spirit of burning.
2 Nephi 14:5
5 And the Lord will create upon every dwelling-place of mount
Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the
shining of a flaming fire by night; for upon all the glory of
Zion shall be a defence.
2 Nephi 14:6
6 And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime
from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and a covert from storm
and from rain.
2 Nephi 15
2 Nephi 15:1
1 And then will I sing to my well-beloved a song of my beloved,
touching his vineyard. My well-beloved hath a vineyard in a very
2 Nephi 15:2
2 And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and
planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst
of it, and also made a wine-press therein; and he looked that it
should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.
2 Nephi 15:3
3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge,
I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.
2 Nephi 15:4
4 What could have been done more to my vineyard that I have not
done in it? Wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth
grapes it brought forth wild grapes.
2 Nephi 15:5
5 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my
vineyard--I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be
eaten up; and I will break down the wall thereof, and it shall be
2 Nephi 15:6
6 And I will lay it waste; it shall not be pruned nor digged;
but there shall come up briers and thorns; I will also command
the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.
2 Nephi 15:7
7 For the vineyard of the Lord of Hosts is the house of Israel,
and the men of Judah his pleasant plant; and he looked for
judgment, and behold, oppression; for righteousness, but behold,
2 Nephi 15:8
8 Wo unto them that join house to house, till there can be no
place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!
2 Nephi 15:9
9 In mine ears, said the Lord of Hosts, of a truth many houses
shall be desolate, and great and fair cities without inhabitant.
2 Nephi 15:10
10 Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed
of a homer shall yield an ephah.
2 Nephi 15:11
11 Wo unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may
follow strong drink, that continue until night, and wine inflame
2 Nephi 15:12
12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine
are in their feasts; but they regard not the work of the Lord,
neither consider the operation of his hands.
2 Nephi 15:13
13 Therefore, my people are gone into captivity, because they
have no knowledge; and their honorable men are famished, and
their multitude dried up with thirst.
2 Nephi 15:14
14 Therefore, hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth
without measure; and their glory, and their multitude, and their
pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.
2 Nephi 15:15
15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man
shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled.
2 Nephi 15:16
16 But the Lord of Hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God
that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.
2 Nephi 15:17
17 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste
places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.
2 Nephi 15:18
18 Wo unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin
as it were with a cart rope;
2 Nephi 15:19
19 That say: Let him make speed, hasten his work, that we may
see it; and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh
and come, that we may know it.
2 Nephi 15:20
20 Wo unto them that call evil good, and good evil, that put
darkness for light, and light for darkness, that put bitter for
sweet, and sweet for bitter!
2 Nephi 15:21
21 Wo unto the wise in their own eyes and prudent in their own
2 Nephi 15:22
22 Wo unto the mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to
mingle strong drink;
2 Nephi 15:23
23 Who justify the wicked for reward, and take away the
righteousness of the righteous from him!
2 Nephi 15:24
24 Therefore, as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame
consumeth the chaff, their root shall be rottenness, and their
blossoms shall go up as dust; because they have cast away the law
of the Lord of Hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of
2 Nephi 15:25
25 Therefore, is the anger of the Lord kindled against his
people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and