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hath smitten them; and the hills did tremble, and their carcasses
were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is
not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
2 Nephi 15:26
26 And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and
will hiss unto them from the end of the earth; and behold, they
shall come with speed swiftly; none shall be weary nor stumble
2 Nephi 15:27
27 None shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of
their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken;
2 Nephi 15:28
28 Whose arrows shall be sharp, and all their bows bent, and
their horses' hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels
like a whirlwind, their roaring like a lion.
2 Nephi 15:29
29 They shall roar like young lions; yea, they shall roar, and
lay hold of the prey, and shall carry away safe, and none shall
2 Nephi 15:30
30 And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring
of the sea; and if they look unto the land, behold, darkness and
sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.
2 Nephi 16
2 Nephi 16:1
1 In the year that king Uzziah died, I saw also the Lord sitting
upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the
2 Nephi 16:2
2 Above it stood the seraphim; each one had six wings; with
twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet,
and with twain he did fly.
2 Nephi 16:3
3 And one cried unto another, and said: Holy, holy, holy, is the
Lord of Hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.
2 Nephi 16:4
4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that
cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
2 Nephi 16:5
5 Then said I: Wo is unto me! for I am undone; because I am a
man of unclean lips; and I dwell in the midst of a people of
unclean lips; for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of
2 Nephi 16:6
6 Then flew one of the seraphim unto me, having a live coal in
his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar;
2 Nephi 16:7
7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said: Lo, this has touched
thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.
2 Nephi 16:8
8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: Whom shall I send,
and who will go for us? Then I said: Here am I; send me.
2 Nephi 16:9
9 And he said: Go and tell this people--Hear ye indeed, but they
understood not; and see ye indeed, but they perceived not.
2 Nephi 16:10
10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy,
and shut their eyes--lest they see with their eyes, and hear with
their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted and
2 Nephi 16:11
11 Then said I: Lord, how long? And he said: Until the cities
be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the
land be utterly desolate;
2 Nephi 16:12
12 And the Lord have removed men far away, for there shall be a
great forsaking in the midst of the land.
2 Nephi 16:13
13 But yet there shall be a tenth, and they shall return, and
shall be eaten, as a teil-tree, and as an oak whose substance is
in them when they cast their leaves; so the holy seed shall be
the substance thereof.
2 Nephi 17
2 Nephi 17:1
1 And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the
son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin, king of Syria, and
Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward
Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it.
2 Nephi 17:2
2 And it was told the house of David, saying: Syria is
confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart
of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind.
2 Nephi 17:3
3 Then said the Lord unto Isaiah: Go forth now to meet Ahaz,
thou and Shearjashub thy son, at the end of the conduit of the
upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field;
2 Nephi 17:4
4 And say unto him: Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither
be faint-hearted for the two tails of these smoking firebrands,
for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of
2 Nephi 17:5
5 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken
evil counsel against thee, saying:
2 Nephi 17:6
6 Let us go up against Judah and vex it, and let us make a
breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it, yea,
the son of Tabeal.
2 Nephi 17:7
7 Thus saith the Lord God: It shall not stand, neither shall it
come to pass.
2 Nephi 17:8
8 For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus,
Rezin; and within three score and five years shall Ephraim be
broken that it be not a people.
2 Nephi 17:9
9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is
Remaliah's son. If ye will not believe surely ye shall not be
2 Nephi 17:10
10 Moreover, the Lord spake again unto Ahaz, saying:
2 Nephi 17:11
11 Ask thee a sign of the Lord thy God; ask it either in the
depths, or in the heights above.
2 Nephi 17:12
12 But Ahaz said: I will not ask, neither will I tempt the Lord.
2 Nephi 17:13
13 And he said: Hear ye now, O house of David; is it a small
thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?
2 Nephi 17:14
14 Therefore, the Lord himself shall give you a sign--Behold, a
virgin shall conceive, and shall bear a son, and shall call his
2 Nephi 17:15
15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the
evil and to choose the good.
2 Nephi 17:16
16 For before the child shall know to refuse the evil and choose
the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both
2 Nephi 17:17
17 The Lord shall bring upon thee, and upon thy people, and upon
thy father's house, days that have not come from the day that
Ephraim departed from Judah, the king of Assyria.
2 Nephi 17:18
18 And it shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall
hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of Egypt, and for
the bee that is in the land of Assyria.
2 Nephi 17:19
19 And they shall come, and shall rest all of them in the
desolate valleys, and in the holes of the rocks, and upon all
thorns, and upon all bushes.
2 Nephi 17:20
20 In the same day shall the Lord shave with a razor that is
hired, by them beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, the
head, and the hair of the feet; and it shall also consume the
2 Nephi 17:21
21 And it shall come to pass in that day, a man shall nourish a
young cow and two sheep;
2 Nephi 17:22
22 And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk they
shall give he shall eat butter; for butter and honey shall every
one eat that is left in the land.
2 Nephi 17:23
23 And it shall come to pass in that day, every place shall be,
where there were a thousand vines at a thousand silverlings,
which shall be for briers and thorns.
2 Nephi 17:24
24 With arrows and with bows shall men come thither, because all
the land shall become briers and thorns.
2 Nephi 17:25
25 And all hills that shall be digged with the mattock, there
shall not come thither the fear of briers and thorns; but it
shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and the treading of
2 Nephi 18
2 Nephi 18:1
1 Moreover, the word of the Lord said unto me: Take thee a great
roll, and write in it with a man's pen, concerning
2 Nephi 18:2
2 And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the
priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.
2 Nephi 18:3
3 And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived and bare a
son. Then said the Lord to me: Call his name,
2 Nephi 18:4
4 For behold, the child shall not have knowledge to cry, My
father, and my mother, before the riches of Damascus and the
spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.
2 Nephi 18:5
5 The Lord spake also unto me again, saying:
2 Nephi 18:6
6 Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that
go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son;
2 Nephi 18:7
7 Now therefore, behold, the Lord bringeth up upon them the
waters of the river, strong and many, even the king of Assyria
and all his glory; and he shall come up over all his channels,
and go over all his banks.
2 Nephi 18:8
8 And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go
over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of
his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel.
2 Nephi 18:9
9 Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in
pieces; and give ear all ye of far countries; gird yourselves,
and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall
be broken in pieces.
2 Nephi 18:10
10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to naught; speak the
word, and it shall not stand; for God is with us.
2 Nephi 18:11
11 For the Lord spake thus to me with a strong hand, and
instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people,
2 Nephi 18:12
12 Say ye not, A confederacy, to all to whom this people shall
say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.
2 Nephi 18:13
13 Sanctify the Lord of Hosts himself, and let him be your fear,
and let him be your dread.
2 Nephi 18:14
14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of
stumbling, and for a rock of offense to both the houses of
Israel, for a gin and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
2 Nephi 18:15
15 And many among them shall stumble and fall, and be broken,
and be snared, and be taken.
2 Nephi 18:16
16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
2 Nephi 18:17
17 And I will wait upon the Lord, that hideth his face from the
house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
2 Nephi 18:18
18 Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are
for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of Hosts, which
dwelleth in Mount Zion.
2 Nephi 18:19
19 And when they shall say unto you: Seek unto them that have
familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep and mutter--should
not a people seek unto their God for the living to hear from the
2 Nephi 18:20
20 To the law and to the testimony; and if they speak not
according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
2 Nephi 18:21
21 And they shall pass through it hardly bestead and hungry; and
it shall come to pass that when they shall be hungry, they shall
fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look
2 Nephi 18:22
22 And they shall look unto the earth and behold trouble, and
darkness, dimness of anguish, and shall be driven to darkness.
2 Nephi 19
2 Nephi 19:1
1 Nevertheless, the dimness shall not be such as was in her
vexation, when at first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun,
and the land of Naphtali, and afterwards did more grievously
afflict by the way of the Red Sea beyond Jordan in Galilee of the
2 Nephi 19:2
2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light;
they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them
hath the light shined.
2 Nephi 19:3
3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, and increased the joy--they
joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men
rejoice when they divide the spoil.
2 Nephi 19:4
4 For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of
his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor.
2 Nephi 19:5
5 For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and
garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel
2 Nephi 19:6
6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the
government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be
called, Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting
Father, The Prince of Peace.
2 Nephi 19:7
7 Of the increase of government and peace there is no end, upon
the throne of David, and upon his kingdom to order it, and to
establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth, even
forever. The zeal of the Lord of Hosts will perform this.
2 Nephi 19:8
8 The Lord sent his word unto Jacob and it hath lighted upon
2 Nephi 19:9
9 And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the
inhabitants of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of
2 Nephi 19:10
10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn
stones; the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into
2 Nephi 19:11
11 Therefore the Lord shall set up the adversaries of Rezin
against him, and join his enemies together;
2 Nephi 19:12
12 The Syrians before and the Philistines behind; and they shall
devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not
turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
2 Nephi 19:13
13 For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them,
neither do they seek the Lord of Hosts.
2 Nephi 19:14
14 Therefore will the Lord cut off from Israel head and tail,
branch and rush in one day.
2 Nephi 19:15
15 The ancient, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth
lies, he is the tail.
2 Nephi 19:16
16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they
that are led of them are destroyed.
2 Nephi 19:17
17 Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men,
neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows; for
every one of them is a hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth
speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but
his hand is stretched out still.
2 Nephi 19:18
18 For wickedness burneth as the fire; it shall devour the
briers and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets of the
forests, and they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke.
2 Nephi 19:19
19 Through the wrath of the Lord of Hosts is the land darkened,
and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire; no man shall
spare his brother.
2 Nephi 19:20
20 And he shall snatch on the right hand and be hungry; and he
shall eat on the left hand and they shall not be satisfied; they
shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm--
2 Nephi 19:21
21 Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh; they together shall
be against Judah. For all this his anger is not turned away, but
his hand is stretched out still.
2 Nephi 20
2 Nephi 20:1
1 Wo unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write
grievousness which they have prescribed;
2 Nephi 20:2
2 To turn away the needy from judgment, and to take away the
right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey,
and that they may rob the fatherless!
2 Nephi 20:3
3 And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the
desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for
help? and where will ye leave your glory?
2 Nephi 20:4
4 Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they
shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned
away, but his hand is stretched out still.
2 Nephi 20:5
5 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand
is their indignation.
2 Nephi 20:6
6 I will send him against a hypocritical nation, and against the
people of my wrath will I give him a charge to take the spoil,
and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the
2 Nephi 20:7
7 Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so;
but in his heart it is to destroy and cut off nations not a few.
2 Nephi 20:8
8 For he saith: Are not my princes altogether kings?
2 Nephi 20:9
9 Is not Calno as Carchemish? Is not Hamath as Arpad? Is not
Samaria as Damascus?
2 Nephi 20:10
10 As my hand hath founded the kingdoms of the idols, and whose
graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;
2 Nephi 20:11
11 Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do
to Jerusalem and to her idols?
2 Nephi 20:12
12 Wherefore it shall come to pass that when the Lord hath
performed his whole work upon Mount Zion and upon Jerusalem, I
will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria,
and the glory of his high looks.
2 Nephi 20:13
13 For he saith: By the strength of my hand and by my wisdom I
have done these things; for I am prudent; and I have moved the
borders of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I
have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man;
2 Nephi 20:14
14 And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people;
and as one gathereth eggs that are left have I gathered all the
earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the
mouth, or peeped.
2 Nephi 20:15
15 Shall the ax boast itself against him that heweth therewith?
Shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? As if
the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as
if the staff should lift up itself as if it were no wood!
2 Nephi 20:16
16 Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of Hosts, send among his
fat ones, leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a burning
like the burning of a fire.
2 Nephi 20:17
17 And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One
for a flame, and shall burn and shall devour his thorns and his
briers in one day;
2 Nephi 20:18
18 And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his
fruitful field, both soul and body; and they shall be as when a
2 Nephi 20:19
19 And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a
child may write them.
2 Nephi 20:20
20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of
Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no
more again stay upon him that smote them, but shall stay upon the
Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
2 Nephi 20:21
21 The remnant shall return, yea, even the remnant of Jacob,
unto the mighty God.
2 Nephi 20:22
22 For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a
remnant of them shall return; the consumption decreed shall
overflow with righteousness.
2 Nephi 20:23
23 For the Lord God of Hosts shall make a consumption, even
determined in all the land.
2 Nephi 20:24
24 Therefore, thus saith the Lord God of Hosts: O my people that
dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian; he shall smite
thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after
the manner of Egypt.
2 Nephi 20:25
25 For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease,
and mine anger in their destruction.
2 Nephi 20:26
26 And the Lord of Hosts shall stir up a scourge for him
according to the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb; and as
his rod was upon the sea so shall he lift it up after the manner
2 Nephi 20:27
27 And it shall come to pass in that day that his burden shall
be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy
neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.
2 Nephi 20:28
28 He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at Michmash he
hath laid up his carriages.
2 Nephi 20:29
29 They are gone over the passage; they have taken up their
lodging at Geba; Ramath is afraid; Gibeah of Saul is fled.
2 Nephi 20:30
30 Lift up the voice, O daughter of Gallim; cause it to be heard
unto Laish, O poor Anathoth.
2 Nephi 20:31
31 Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants of Gebim gather
themselves to flee.
2 Nephi 20:32
32 As yet shall he remain at Nob that day; he shall shake his
hand against the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of
2 Nephi 20:33
33 Behold, the Lord, the Lord of Hosts shall lop the bough with
terror; and the high ones of stature shall be hewn down; and the
haughty shall be humbled.
2 Nephi 20:34
34 And he shall cut down the thickets of the forests with iron,
and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.
2 Nephi 21
2 Nephi 21:1
1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and
a branch shall grow out of his roots.
2 Nephi 21:2
2 And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of
wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the
spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;
2 Nephi 21:3
3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the
Lord; and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither
reprove after the hearing of his ears.
2 Nephi 21:4
4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove
with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall smite the
earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips
shall he slay the wicked.
2 Nephi 21:5
5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and
faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
2 Nephi 21:6
6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall
lie down with the kid, and the calf and the young lion and
fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
2 Nephi 21:7
7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall
lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
2 Nephi 21:8
8 And the suckling child shall play on the hole of the asp, and
the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice's den.
2 Nephi 21:9
9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, for
the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the
waters cover the sea.
2 Nephi 21:10
10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall
stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek;
and his rest shall be glorious.
2 Nephi 21:11
11 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.
2 Nephi 21:12
12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall
assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the
dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
2 Nephi 21:13
13 The envy of Ephraim also shall depart, and the adversaries of
Judah shall be cut off; Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah
shall not vex Ephraim.
2 Nephi 21:14
14 But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines
towards the west; they shall spoil them of the east together;
they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of
Ammon shall obey them.
2 Nephi 21:15
15 And the Lord shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian
sea; and with his mighty wind he shall shake his hand over the
river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go
over dry shod.
2 Nephi 21:16
16 And there shall be a highway for the remnant of his people
which shall be left, from Assyria, like as it was to Israel in
the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.
2 Nephi 22
2 Nephi 22:1
1 And in that day thou shalt say: O Lord, I will praise thee;
though thou wast angry with me thine anger is turned away, and
thou comfortedst me.
2 Nephi 22:2
2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid;
for the Lord JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also has
become my salvation.
2 Nephi 22:3
3 Therefore, with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of
2 Nephi 22:4
4 And in that day shall ye say: Praise the Lord, call upon his
name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his
name is exalted.
2 Nephi 22:5
5 Sing unto the Lord; for he hath done excellent things; this is
known in all the earth.
2 Nephi 22:6
6 Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion; for great is the
Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.
2 Nephi 23
2 Nephi 23:1
1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.
2 Nephi 23:2
2 Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice
unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the
2 Nephi 23:3
3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my
mighty ones, for mine anger is not upon them that rejoice in my
2 Nephi 23:4
4 The noise of the multitude in the mountains like as of a great
people, a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered
together, the Lord of Hosts mustereth the hosts of the battle.
2 Nephi 23:5
5 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, yea, the
Lord, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole
2 Nephi 23:6
6 Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is at hand; it shall come as
a destruction from the Almighty.
2 Nephi 23:7
7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, every man's heart shall
2 Nephi 23:8
8 And they shall be afraid; pangs and sorrows shall take hold of
them; they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be
2 Nephi 23:9
9 Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and
fierce anger, to lay the land desolate; and he shall destroy the
sinners thereof out of it.
2 Nephi 23:10
10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall
not give their light; the sun shall be darkened in his going
forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
2 Nephi 23:11
11 And I will punish the world for evil, and the wicked for
their iniquity; I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease,
and will lay down the haughtiness of the terrible.
2 Nephi 23:12
12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man
than the golden wedge of Ophir.
2 Nephi 23:13
13 Therefore, I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall
remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of Hosts, and
in the day of his fierce anger.
2 Nephi 23:14
14 And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man
taketh up; and they shall every man turn to his own people, and
flee every one into his own land.
2 Nephi 23:15
15 Every one that is proud shall be thrust through; yea, and
every one that is joined to the wicked shall fall by the sword.
2 Nephi 23:16
16 Their children, also shall be dashed to pieces before their
eyes; their houses shall be spoiled and their wives ravished.
2 Nephi 23:17
17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall
not regard silver and gold, nor shall they delight in it.
2 Nephi 23:18
18 Their bows shall also dash the young men to pieces, and they
shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eyes shall not
2 Nephi 23:19
19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the
Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and
2 Nephi 23:20
20 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in
from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch
tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.
2 Nephi 23:21
21 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their
houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell
there, and satyrs shall dance there.
2 Nephi 23:22
22 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 24
2 Nephi 24:1
1 For the Lord will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose
Israel, and set them in their own land; and the strangers shall
be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.
2 Nephi 24:2
2 And the people shall take them and bring them to their place;
yea, from far unto the ends of the earth; and they shall return
to their lands of promise. And the house of Israel shall possess
them, and the land of the Lord shall be for servants and
handmaids; and they shall take them captives unto whom they were
captives; and they shall rule over their oppressors.
2 Nephi 24:3
3 And it shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall give
thee rest, from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard
bondage wherein thou wast made to serve.
2 Nephi 24:4
4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that thou shalt take up
this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say: How hath the
oppressor ceased, the golden city ceased!
2 Nephi 24:5
5 The Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked, the scepters of
2 Nephi 24:6
6 He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he
that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none
2 Nephi 24:7
7 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet; they break forth
2 Nephi 24:8
8 Yea, the fir-trees rejoice at thee, and also the cedars of
Lebanon, saying: Since thou art laid down no feller is come up
2 Nephi 24:9
9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy
coming; it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones
of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings
of the nations.
2 Nephi 24:10
10 All they shall speak and say unto thee: Art thou also become
weak as we? Art thou become like unto us?
2 Nephi 24:11
11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave; the noise of thy viols
is not heard; the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover
2 Nephi 24:12
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the
morning! Art thou cut down to the ground, which did weaken the
2 Nephi 24:13
13 For thou hast said in thy heart: I will ascend into heaven, I
will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will sit also upon
the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north;
2 Nephi 24:14
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like
the Most High.
2 Nephi 24:15
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the
2 Nephi 24:16
16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and shall
consider thee, and shall say: Is this the man that made the earth
to tremble, that did shake kingdoms?
2 Nephi 24:17
17 And made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities
thereof, and opened not the house of his prisoners?
2 Nephi 24:18
18 All the kings of the nations, yea, all of them, lie in glory,
every one of them in his own house.
2 Nephi 24:19
19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch,
and the remnant of those that are slain, thrust through with a
sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcass
trodden under feet.
2 Nephi 24:20
20 Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou
hast destroyed thy land and slain thy people; the seed of
evil-doers shall never be renowned.
2 Nephi 24:21
21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquities of
their fathers, that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor
fill the face of the world with cities.
2 Nephi 24:22
22 For I will rise up against them, saith the Lord of Hosts, and
cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew,
saith the Lord.
2 Nephi 24:23
23 I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools
of water; and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction,
saith the Lord of Hosts.
2 Nephi 24:24
24 The Lord of Hosts hath sworn, saying: Surely as I have
thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so
shall it stand--
2 Nephi 24:25
25 That I will bring the Assyrian in my land, and upon my
mountains tread him under foot; then shall his yoke depart from
off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.
2 Nephi 24:26
26 This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth;
and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all nations.
2 Nephi 24:27
27 For the Lord of Hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul?
And his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?
2 Nephi 24:28
28 In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.
2 Nephi 24:29
29 Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him
that smote thee is broken; for out of the serpent's root shall
come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying
2 Nephi 24:30
30 And the first-born of the poor shall feed, and the needy
shall lie down in safety; and I will kill thy root with famine,
and he shall slay thy remnant.
2 Nephi 24:31
31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, art
dissolved; for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none
shall be alone in his appointed times.
2 Nephi 24:32
32 What shall then answer the messengers of the nations? That
the Lord hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall
trust in it.
2 Nephi 25
2 Nephi 25:1
1 Now I, Nephi, do speak somewhat concerning the words which I
have written, which have been spoken by the mouth of Isaiah. For
behold, Isaiah spake many things which were hard for many of my
people to understand; for they know not concerning the manner of
prophesying among the Jews.
2 Nephi 25:2
2 For I, Nephi, have not taught them many things concerning the
manner of the Jews; for their works were works of darkness, and
their doings were doings of abominations.
2 Nephi 25:3
3 Wherefore, I write unto my people, unto all those that shall
receive hereafter these things which I write, that they may know
the judgments of God, that they come upon all nations, according
to the word which he hath spoken.
2 Nephi 25:4
4 Wherefore, hearken, O my people, which are of the house of
Israel, and give ear unto my words; for because the words of
Isaiah are not plain unto you, nevertheless they are plain unto
all those that are filled with the spirit of prophecy. 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; for behold, my soul delighteth in plainness unto my
people, that they may learn.
2 Nephi 25:5
5 Yea, and my soul delighteth in the words of Isaiah, for I came
out from Jerusalem, and mine eyes hath beheld the things of the
Jews, and I know that the Jews do understand the things of the
prophets, and there is none other people that understand the
things which were spoken unto the Jews like unto them, save it be
that they are taught after the manner of the things of the Jews.
2 Nephi 25:6
6 But behold, I, Nephi, have not taught my children after the
manner of the Jews; but behold, I, of myself, have dwelt at
Jerusalem, wherefore I know concerning the regions round about;
and I have made mention unto my children concerning the judgments
of God, which hath come to pass among the Jews, unto my children,
according to all that which Isaiah hath spoken, and I do not
2 Nephi 25:7
7 But behold, I proceed with mine own prophecy, according to my
plainness; in the which I know that no man can err; nevertheless,
in the days that the prophecies of Isaiah shall be fulfilled men
shall know of a surety, at the times when they shall come to
2 Nephi 25:8
8 Wherefore, they are of worth unto the children of men, and he
that supposeth that they are not, unto them will I speak
particularly, and confine the words unto mine own people; for I
know that they shall be of great worth unto them in the last
days; for in that day shall they understand them; wherefore, for
their good have I written them.
2 Nephi 25:9
9 And as one generation hath been destroyed among the Jews
because of iniquity, even so have they been destroyed from
generation to generation according to their iniquities; and never
hath any of them been destroyed save it were foretold them by the
prophets of the Lord.
2 Nephi 25:10
10 Wherefore, it hath been told them concerning the destruction
which should come upon them, immediately after my father left
Jerusalem; nevertheless, they hardened their hearts; and
according to my prophecy they have been destroyed, save it be
those which are carried away captive into Babylon.
2 Nephi 25:11
11 And now this I speak because of the spirit which is in me.
And notwithstanding they have been carried away they shall return
again, and possess the land of Jerusalem; wherefore, they shall
be restored again to the land of their inheritance.
2 Nephi 25:12
12 But, behold, they shall have wars, and rumors of wars; and
when the day cometh that the Only Begotten of the Father, yea,
even the Father of heaven and of earth, shall manifest himself
unto them in the flesh, behold, they will reject him, because of
their iniquities, and the hardness of their hearts, and the
stiffness of their necks.
2 Nephi 25:13
13 Behold, they will crucify him; and after he is laid in a
sepulchre for the space of three days he shall rise from the
dead, with healing in his wings; and all those who shall believe
on his name shall be saved in the kingdom of God. Wherefore, my
soul delighteth to prophesy concerning him, for I have seen his
day, and my heart doth magnify his holy name.
2 Nephi 25:14
14 And behold it shall come to pass that after the Messiah hath
risen from the dead, and hath manifested himself unto his people,
unto as many as will believe on his name, behold, Jerusalem shall
be destroyed again; for wo unto them that fight against God and
the people of his church.
2 Nephi 25:15
15 Wherefore, the Jews shall be scattered among all nations;
yea, and also Babylon shall be destroyed; wherefore, the Jews
shall be scattered by other nations.
2 Nephi 25:16
16 And after they have been scattered, and the Lord God hath
scourged them by other nations for the space of many generations,
yea, even down from generation to generation until they shall be
persuaded to believe in Christ, the Son of God, and the
atonement, which is infinite for all mankind--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 any more for another Messiah, then, at that time, the
day will come that it must needs be expedient that they should
believe these things.
2 Nephi 25:17
17 And the Lord will set his hand again the second time to
restore his people from their lost and fallen state. Wherefore,
he will proceed to do a marvelous work and a wonder among the
children of men.
2 Nephi 25:18
18 Wherefore, he shall bring forth his words unto them, which
words shall judge them at the last day, for they shall be given
them for the purpose of convincing them of the true Messiah, who
was rejected by them; and unto the convincing of them that they
need not look forward any more for a Messiah to come, for there
should not any come, save it should be a false Messiah which
should deceive the people; for there is save one Messiah spoken
of by the prophets, and that Messiah is he who should be rejected
of the Jews.
2 Nephi 25:19
19 For according to the words of the prophets, the Messiah
cometh in six hundred years from the time that my father left
Jerusalem; and according to the words of the prophets, and also
the word of the angel of God, his name shall be Jesus Christ, the
Son of God.
2 Nephi 25:20
20 And now, my brethren, I have spoken plainly that ye cannot
err. And as the Lord God liveth that brought Israel up out of
the land of Egypt, and gave unto Moses power that he should heal
the nations after they had been bitten by the poisonous serpents,
if they would cast their eyes unto the serpent which he did raise
up before them, and also gave him power that he should smite the
rock and the water should come forth; yea, behold I say unto you,
that as these things are true, and as the Lord God liveth, there
is none other name given under heaven save it be this Jesus
Christ, of which I have spoken, whereby man can be saved.
2 Nephi 25:21
21 Wherefore, for this cause hath the Lord God promised unto me
that these things which I write shall be kept and preserved, and
handed down unto my seed, from generation to generation, that the
promise may be fulfilled unto Joseph, that his seed should never
perish as long as the earth should stand.
2 Nephi 25:22
22 Wherefore, these things shall go from generation to
generation as long as the earth shall stand; and they shall go
according to the will and pleasure of God; and the nations who
shall possess them shall be judged of them according to the words
which are written.
2 Nephi 25:23
23 For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children,
and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled
to God; for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after
all we can do.
2 Nephi 25:24
24 And, notwithstanding we believe in Christ, we keep the law of
Moses, and look forward with steadfastness unto Christ, until the
law shall be fulfilled.
2 Nephi 25:25
25 For, for this end was the law given; wherefore the law hath
become dead unto us, and we are made alive in Christ because of
our faith; yet we keep the law because of the commandments.
2 Nephi 25:26
26 And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of
Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our
prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may
look for a remission of their sins.
2 Nephi 25:27
27 Wherefore, we speak concerning the law that our children may
know the deadness of the law; and they, by knowing the deadness
of the law, may look forward unto that life which is in Christ,
and know for what end the law was given. And after the law is
fulfilled in Christ, that they need not harden their hearts
against him when the law ought to be done away.
2 Nephi 25:28
28 And now behold, my people, ye are a stiffnecked people;
wherefore, I have spoken plainly unto you, that ye cannot
misunderstand. And the words which I have spoken shall stand as
a testimony against you; for they are sufficient to teach any man
the right way; for the right way is to believe in Christ and deny
him not; for by denying him ye also deny the prophets and the
2 Nephi 25:29
29 And now behold, I say unto you that the right way is to
believe in Christ, and deny him not; and Christ is the Holy One
of Israel; wherefore ye must bow down before him, and worship him
with all your might, mind, and strength, and your whole soul; and
if ye do this ye shall in nowise be cast out.
2 Nephi 25:30
30 And, inasmuch as it shall be expedient, ye must keep the
performances and ordinances of God until the law shall be
fulfilled which was given unto Moses.
2 Nephi 26
2 Nephi 26:1
1 And after Christ shall have risen from the dead he shall show
himself unto you, my children, and my beloved brethren; and the
words which he shall speak unto you shall be the law which ye
2 Nephi 26:2
2 For behold, I say unto you that I have beheld that many
generations shall pass away, and there shall be great wars and
contentions among my people.
2 Nephi 26:3
3 And after the Messiah shall come there shall be signs given
unto my people of his birth, and also of his death and
resurrection; and great and terrible shall that day be unto the
wicked, for they shall perish; and they perish because they cast
out the prophets, and the saints, and stone them, and slay them;
wherefore the cry of the blood of the saints shall ascend up to
God from the ground against them.
2 Nephi 26:4
4 Wherefore, all those who are proud, and that do wickedly, the
day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of Hosts, for
they shall be as stubble.
2 Nephi 26:5
5 And they that kill the prophets, and the saints, the depths of
the earth shall swallow them up, saith the Lord of Hosts; and
mountains shall cover them, and whirlwinds shall carry them away,
and buildings shall fall upon them and crush them to pieces and
grind them to powder.
2 Nephi 26:6
6 And they shall be visited with thunderings, and lightnings,
and earthquakes, and all manner of destructions, for the fire of
the anger of the Lord shall be kindled against them, and they
shall be as stubble, and the day that cometh shall consume them,
saith the Lord of Hosts.
2 Nephi 26:7
7 O the pain, and the anguish of my soul for the loss of the
slain of my people! For I, Nephi, have seen it, and it well nigh
consumeth me before the presence of the Lord; but I must cry unto
my God: Thy ways are just.
2 Nephi 26:8
8 But behold, the righteous that hearken unto the words of the
prophets, and destroy them not, but look forward unto Christ with
steadfastness for the signs which are given, notwithstanding all
persecution--behold, they are they which shall not perish.
2 Nephi 26:9
9 But the Son of righteousness shall appear unto them; and he
shall heal them, and they shall have peace with him, until three
generations shall have passed away, and many of the fourth
generation shall have passed away in righteousness.
2 Nephi 26:10
10 And when these things have passed away a speedy destruction
cometh unto my people; for, notwithstanding the pains of my soul,
I have seen it; wherefore, I know that it shall come to pass; and
they sell themselves for naught; for, for the reward of their
pride and their foolishness they shall reap destruction; for
because they yield unto the devil and choose works of darkness
rather than light, therefore they must go down to hell.
2 Nephi 26:11
11 For the Spirit of the Lord will not always strive with man.
And when the Spirit ceaseth to strive with man then cometh speedy
destruction, and this grieveth my soul.
2 Nephi 26:12
12 And as I spake concerning the convincing of the Jews, that
Jesus is the very Christ, it must needs be that the Gentiles be
convinced also that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God;
2 Nephi 26:13
13 And that he manifesteth himself unto all those who believe in
him, by the power of the Holy Ghost; yea, unto every nation,
kindred, tongue, and people, working mighty miracles, signs, and
wonders, among the children of men according to their faith.
2 Nephi 26:14
14 But behold, I prophesy unto you concerning the last days;
concerning the days when the Lord God shall bring these things
forth unto the children of men.
2 Nephi 26:15
15 After my seed and the seed of my brethren shall have dwindled
in unbelief, and shall have been smitten by the Gentiles; yea,
after the Lord God shall have camped against them round about,
and shall have laid siege against them with a mount, and raised
forts against them; and after they shall have been brought down
low in the dust, even that they are not, yet the words of the
righteous shall be written, and the prayers of the faithful shall
be heard, and all those who have dwindled in unbelief shall not
2 Nephi 26:16
16 For those who shall be destroyed shall speak unto them out of
the ground, and their speech shall be low out of the dust, and
their voice shall be as one that hath a familiar spirit; for the
Lord God will give unto him power, that he may whisper concerning
them, even as it were out of the ground; and their speech shall
whisper out of the dust.
2 Nephi 26:17
17 For thus saith the Lord God: They shall write the things
which shall be done among them, and they shall be written and
sealed up in a book, and those who have dwindled in unbelief
shall not have them, for they seek to destroy the things of God.
2 Nephi 26:18
18 Wherefore, as those who have been destroyed have been
destroyed speedily; and the multitude of their terrible ones
shall be as chaff that passeth away--yea, thus saith the Lord
God: It shall be at an instant, suddenly--
2 Nephi 26:19
19 And it shall come to pass, that those who have dwindled in
unbelief shall be smitten by the hand of the Gentiles.
2 Nephi 26:20
20 And the Gentiles are lifted up in the pride of their eyes,
and have stumbled, because of the greatness of their stumbling
block, that they have built up many churches; nevertheless, they
put down the power and miracles of God, and preach up unto
themselves their own wisdom and their own learning, that they may
get gain and grind upon the face of the poor.
2 Nephi 26:21
21 And there are many churches built up which cause envyings,
and strifes, and malice.
2 Nephi 26:22
22 And there are also secret combinations, even as in times of
old, according to the combinations of the devil, for he is the
founder of all these things; yea, the founder of murder, and
works of darkness; yea, and he leadeth them by the neck with a
flaxen cord, until he bindeth them with his strong cords forever.
2 Nephi 26:23
23 For behold, my beloved brethren, I say unto you that the Lord
God worketh not in darkness.
2 Nephi 26:24
24 He doeth not anything save it be for the benefit of the
world; for he loveth the world, even that he layeth down his own
life that he may draw all men unto him. Wherefore, he commandeth
none that they shall not partake of his salvation.
2 Nephi 26:25
25 Behold, doth he cry unto any, saying: Depart from me?
Behold, I say unto you, Nay; but he saith: Come unto me all ye
ends of the earth, buy milk and honey, without money and without
2 Nephi 26:26
26 Behold, hath he commanded any that they should depart out of
the synagogues, or out of the houses of worship? Behold, I say
unto you, Nay.
2 Nephi 26:27
27 Hath he commanded any that they should not partake of his
salvation? Behold I say unto you, Nay; but he hath given it free
for all men; and he hath commanded his people that they should
persuade all men to repentance.
2 Nephi 26:28
28 Behold, hath the Lord commanded any that they should not
partake of his goodness? Behold I say unto you, Nay; but all men
are privileged the one like unto the other, and none are
2 Nephi 26:29
29 He commandeth that there shall be no priestcrafts; for,
behold priestcrafts are that men preach and set themselves up for
a light unto the world, that they may get gain and praise of the
world; but they seek not the welfare of Zion.
2 Nephi 26:30
30 Behold, the Lord hath forbidden this thing; wherefore, the
Lord God hath given a commandment that all men should have
charity, which charity is love, and except they should have
charity they were nothing. Wherefore, if they should have
charity they would not suffer the laborer in Zion to perish.
2 Nephi 26:31
31 But the laborer in Zion shall labor for Zion; for if they
labor for money they shall perish.
2 Nephi 26:32
32 And again, the Lord God hath commanded that men should not
murder; that they should not lie; that they should not steal;
that they should not take the name of the Lord their God in vain;
that they should not envy; that they should not have malice; that
they should not contend one with another; that they should not
commit whoredoms; and that they should do none of these things;
for whoso doeth them shall perish.
2 Nephi 26:33
33 For none of these iniquities come of the Lord; for he doeth
that which is good among the children of men; and he doeth
nothing save it be plain unto the children of men; and he
inviteth them all to come unto him and partake of his goodness;
and he denieth none that come unto him, black and white, bond and
free, male and female; and he remembereth the heathen; and all
are alike unto God, both Jew and Gentile.
2 Nephi 27
2 Nephi 27:1
1 But, behold, in the last days, or in the days of the
Gentiles--yea, behold all the nations of the Gentiles and also
the Jews, both those who shall come upon this land and those who
shall be upon other lands, yea, even upon all the lands of the
earth, behold, they will be drunken with iniquity and all manner
2 Nephi 27:2
2 And when that day shall come they shall be visited of the Lord
of Hosts, with thunder and with earthquake, and with a great
noise, and with storm, and with tempest, and with the flame of
2 Nephi 27:3
3 And all the nations that fight against Zion, and that distress
her, shall be as a dream of a night vision; yea, it shall be unto
them, even as unto a hungry man which dreameth, and behold he
eateth but he awaketh and his soul is empty; or like unto a
thirsty man which dreameth, and behold he drinketh but he awaketh
and behold he is faint, and his soul hath appetite; yea, even so
shall the multitude of all the nations be that fight against
2 Nephi 27:4
4 For behold, all ye that doeth iniquity, stay yourselves and
wonder, for ye shall cry out, and cry; yea, ye shall be drunken
but not with wine, ye shall stagger but not with strong drink.
2 Nephi 27:5
5 For behold, the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of
deep sleep. For behold, ye have closed your eyes, and ye have
rejected the prophets; and your rulers, and the seers hath he
covered because of your iniquity.
2 Nephi 27:6
6 And it shall come to pass that the Lord God shall bring forth
unto you the words of a book, and they shall be the words of them
which have slumbered.
2 Nephi 27:7
7 And behold the book shall be sealed; and in the book shall be
a revelation from God, from the beginning of the world to the
2 Nephi 27:8
8 Wherefore, because of the things which are sealed up, the
things which are sealed shall not be delivered in the day of the
wickedness and abominations of the people. Wherefore the book
shall be kept from them.
2 Nephi 27:9
9 But the book shall be delivered unto a man, and he shall
deliver the words of the book, which are the words of those who
have slumbered in the dust, and he shall deliver these words unto
2 Nephi 27:10
10 But the words which are sealed he shall not deliver, neither
shall he deliver the book. 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.
2 Nephi 27:11
11 And the day cometh that the words of the book which were
sealed shall be read upon the house tops; and they shall be read
by the power of Christ; and all things shall be revealed unto the
children of men which ever have been among the children of men,
and which ever will be even unto the end of the earth.
2 Nephi 27:12
12 Wherefore, at that day when the book shall be delivered unto
the man of whom I have spoken, the book shall be hid from the
eyes of the world, that the eyes of none shall behold it save it
be that three witnesses shall behold it, by the power of God,
besides him to whom the book shall be delivered; and they shall
testify to the truth of the book and the things therein.
2 Nephi 27:13
13 And there is none other which shall view it, save it be a few
according to the will of God, to bear testimony of his word unto
the children of men; for the Lord God hath said that the words of
the faithful should speak as if it were from the dead.
2 Nephi 27:14
14 Wherefore, the Lord God will proceed to bring forth the words
of the book; and in the mouth of as many witnesses as seemeth him
good will he establish his word; and wo be unto him that
rejecteth the word of God!
2 Nephi 27:15
15 But behold, it shall come to pass that the Lord God shall say
unto him to whom he shall deliver the book: Take these words
which are not sealed and deliver them to another, that he may
show them unto the learned, saying: Read this, I pray thee. And
the learned shall say: Bring hither the book, and I will read
2 Nephi 27:16
16 And now, because of the glory of the world and to get gain
will they say this, and not for the glory of God.
2 Nephi 27:17
17 And the man shall say: I cannot bring the book, for it is
2 Nephi 27:18
18 Then shall the learned say: I cannot read it.
2 Nephi 27:19
19 Wherefore it shall come to pass, that the Lord God will
deliver again the book and the words thereof to him that is not
learned; and the man that is not learned shall say: I am not
2 Nephi 27:20
20 Then shall the Lord God say unto him: The learned shall not
read them, for they have rejected them, and I am able to do mine
own work; wherefore thou shalt read the words which I shall give
2 Nephi 27:21
21 Touch not the things which are sealed, for I will bring them
forth in mine own due time; for I will show unto the children of
men that I am able to do mine own work.
2 Nephi 27:22
22 Wherefore, when thou hast read the words which I have
commanded thee, and obtained the witnesses which I have promised
unto thee, then shalt thou seal up the book again, and hide it up
unto me, that I may preserve the words which thou hast not read,
until I shall see fit in mine own wisdom to reveal all things
unto the children of men.
2 Nephi 27:23
23 For behold, I am God; and I am a God of miracles; and I will
show unto the world that I am the same yesterday, today, and
forever; and I work not among the children of men save it be
according to their faith.
2 Nephi 27:24
24 And again it shall come to pass that the Lord shall say unto
him that shall read the words that shall be delivered him:
2 Nephi 27:25
25 Forasmuch as this people draw near unto me with their mouth,
and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their hearts
far from me, and their fear towards me is taught by the precepts
2 Nephi 27:26
26 Therefore, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this
people, yea, a marvelous work and a wonder, for the wisdom of
their wise and learned shall perish, and the understanding of
their prudent shall be hid.
2 Nephi 27:27
27 And wo unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from
the Lord! And their works are in the dark; and they say: Who
seeth us, and who knoweth us? And they also say: Surely, your
turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's
clay. But behold, I will show unto them, saith the Lord of
Hosts, that I know all their works. For shall the work say of
him that made it, he made me not? Or shall the thing framed say
of him that framed it, he had no understanding?
2 Nephi 27:28
28 But behold, saith the Lord of Hosts: I will show unto the
children of men that it is yet a very little while and Lebanon
shall be turned into a fruitful field; and the fruitful field
shall be esteemed as a forest.
2 Nephi 27:29
29 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book,
and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of
2 Nephi 27:30
30 And the meek also shall increase, and their joy shall be in
the Lord, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of
2 Nephi 27:31
31 For assuredly as the Lord liveth they shall see that the
terrible one is brought to naught, and the scorner is consumed,
and all that watch for iniquity are cut off;
2 Nephi 27:32
32 And they that make a man an offender for a word, and lay a
snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just
for a thing of naught.
2 Nephi 27:33
33 Therefore, thus saith the Lord, who redeemed Abraham,
concerning the house of Jacob: Jacob shall not now be ashamed,
neither shall his face now wax pale.
2 Nephi 27:34
34 But when he seeth his children, the work of my hands, in the
midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy
One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.
2 Nephi 27:35
35 They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding,
and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.
2 Nephi 28
2 Nephi 28:1
1 And now, behold, my brethren, I have spoken unto you,
according as the Spirit hath constrained me; wherefore, I know
that they must surely come to pass.
2 Nephi 28:2
2 And the things which shall be written out of the book shall be
of great worth unto the children of men, and especially unto our
seed, which is a remnant of the house of Israel.
2 Nephi 28:3
3 For it shall come to pass in that day that the churches which
are built up, and not unto the Lord, when the one shall say unto
the other: Behold, I, I am the Lord's; and the others shall say:
I, I am the Lord's; and thus shall every one say that hath built
up churches, and not unto the Lord--
2 Nephi 28:4
4 And they shall contend one with another; and their priests
shall contend one with another, and they shall teach with their
learning, and deny the Holy Ghost, which giveth utterance.
2 Nephi 28:5
5 And they deny the power of God, the Holy One of Israel; and
they say unto the people: Hearken unto us, and hear ye our
precept; for behold there is no God today, for the Lord and the
Redeemer hath done his work, and he hath given his power unto
2 Nephi 28:6
6 Behold, hearken ye unto my precept; if they shall say there is
a miracle wrought by the hand of the Lord, believe it not; for
this day he is not a God of miracles; he hath done his work.
2 Nephi 28:7
7 Yea, and there shall be many which shall say: Eat, drink, and
be merry, for tomorrow we die; and it shall be well with us.
2 Nephi 28:8
8 And there shall also be many which shall say: Eat, drink, and
be merry; nevertheless, fear God--he will justify in committing a
little sin; yea, lie a little, take the advantage of one because
of his words, dig a pit for thy neighbor; there is no harm in
this; and do all these things, for tomorrow we die; and if it so
be that we are guilty, God will beat us with a few stripes, and
at last we shall be saved in the kingdom of God.
2 Nephi 28:9
9 Yea, and there shall be many which shall teach after this
manner, false and vain and foolish doctrines, and shall be puffed
up in their hearts, and shall seek deep to hide their counsels
from the Lord; and their works shall be in the dark.
2 Nephi 28:10
10 And the blood of the saints shall cry from the ground against
2 Nephi 28:11
11 Yea, they have all gone out of the way; they have become
2 Nephi 28:12
12 Because of pride, and because of false teachers, and false
doctrine, their churches have become corrupted, and their
churches are lifted up; because of pride they are puffed up.
2 Nephi 28:13
13 They rob the poor because of their fine sanctuaries; they rob
the poor because of their fine clothing; and they persecute the
meek and the poor in heart, because in their pride they are
2 Nephi 28:14
14 They wear stiff necks and high heads; yea, and because of
pride, and wickedness, and abominations, and whoredoms, they have
all gone astray save it be a few, who are the humble followers of
Christ; nevertheless, they are led, that in many instances they
do err because they are taught by the precepts of men.
2 Nephi 28:15
15 O the wise, and the learned, and the rich, that are puffed up
in the pride of their hearts, and all those who preach false
doctrines, and all those who commit whoredoms, and pervert the
right way of the Lord, wo, wo, wo be unto them, saith the Lord
God Almighty, for they shall be thrust down to hell!
2 Nephi 28:16
16 Wo unto them that turn aside the just for a thing of naught
and revile against that which is good, and say that is of no
worth! For the day shall come that the Lord God will speedily
visit the inhabitants of the earth; and in that day that they are
fully ripe in iniquity they shall perish.
2 Nephi 28:17
17 But behold, if the inhabitants of the earth shall repent of
their wickedness and abominations they shall not be destroyed,
saith the Lord of Hosts.
2 Nephi 28:18
18 But behold, that great and abominable church, the whore of
all the earth, must tumble to the earth, and great must be the
2 Nephi 28:19
19 For the kingdom of the devil must shake, and they which
belong to it must needs be stirred up unto repentance, or the
devil will grasp them with his everlasting chains, and they be
stirred up to anger, and perish;
2 Nephi 28:20
20 For behold, at that day shall he rage in the hearts of the
children of men, and stir them up to anger against that which is
2 Nephi 28:21
21 And others will he pacify, and lull them away into carnal
security, that they will say: All is well in Zion; yea, Zion
prospereth, all is well--and thus the devil cheateth their souls,
and leadeth them away carefully down to hell.
2 Nephi 28:22
22 And behold, others he flattereth away, and telleth them there
is no hell; and he saith unto them: I am no devil, for there is
none--and thus he whispereth in their ears, until he grasps them
with his awful chains, from whence there is no deliverance.
2 Nephi 28:23
23 Yea, they are grasped with death, and hell; and death, and
hell, and the devil, and all that have been seized therewith must
stand before the throne of God, and be judged according to their
works, from whence they must go into the place prepared for them,
even a lake of fire and brimstone, which is endless torment.
2 Nephi 28:24
24 Therefore, wo be unto him that is at ease in Zion!
2 Nephi 28:25
25 Wo be unto him that crieth: All is well!
2 Nephi 28:26
26 Yea, wo be unto him that hearkeneth unto the precepts of men,
and denieth the power of God, and the gift of the Holy Ghost!
2 Nephi 28:27
27 Yea, wo be unto him that saith: We have received, and we need
2 Nephi 28:28
28 And in fine, wo unto all those who tremble, and are angry
because of the truth of God! For behold, he that is built upon
the rock receiveth it with gladness; and he that is built upon a
sandy foundation trembleth lest he shall fall.
2 Nephi 28:29
29 Wo be unto him that shall say: We have received the word of
God, and we need no more of the word of God, for we have enough!
2 Nephi 28:30
30 For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the
children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a
little and there a little; and blessed are those who hearken unto
my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall
learn wisdom; for unto him that receiveth I will give more; and
from them that shall say, We have enough, from them shall be
taken away even that which they have.
2 Nephi 28:31
31 Cursed is he that putteth his trust in man, or maketh flesh
his arm, or shall hearken unto the precepts of men, save their
precepts shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost.
2 Nephi 28:32
32 Wo be unto the Gentiles, saith the Lord God of Hosts! For
notwithstanding I shall lengthen out mine arm unto them from day
to day, they will deny me; nevertheless, I will be merciful unto
them, saith the Lord God, if they will repent and come unto me;
for mine arm is lengthened out all the day long, saith the Lord
God of Hosts.
2 Nephi 29
2 Nephi 29:1
1 But behold, there shall be many--at that day when I shall
proceed to do a marvelous work among them, that I may remember my
covenants which I have made unto the children of men, that I may
set my hand again the second time to recover my people, which are
of the house of Israel;
2 Nephi 29:2
2 And also, that I may remember the promises which I have made
unto thee, Nephi, and also unto thy father, that I would remember
your seed; and that the words of your seed should proceed forth
out of my mouth unto your seed; and my words shall hiss forth
unto the ends of the earth, for a standard unto my people, which
are of the house of Israel;
2 Nephi 29:3
3 And because my words shall hiss forth--many of the Gentiles
shall say: A Bible! A Bible! We have got a Bible, and there
cannot be any more Bible.
2 Nephi 29:4
4 But thus saith the Lord God: O fools, they shall have a Bible;
and it shall proceed forth from the Jews, mine ancient covenant
people. And what thank they the Jews for the Bible which they
receive from them? Yea, what do the Gentiles mean? Do they
remember the travails, and the labors, and the pains of the Jews,
and their diligence unto me, in bringing forth salvation unto the
2 Nephi 29:5
5 O ye Gentiles, have ye remembered the Jews, mine ancient
covenant people? Nay; but ye have cursed them, and have hated
them, and have not sought to recover them. But behold, I will
return all these things upon your own heads; for I the Lord have
not forgotten my people.
2 Nephi 29:6
6 Thou fool, that shall say: A Bible, we have got a Bible, and
we need no more Bible. Have ye obtained a Bible save it were by
2 Nephi 29:7
7 Know ye not that there are more nations than one? Know ye not
that I, the Lord your God, have created all men, and that I
remember those who are upon the isles of the sea; and that I rule
in the heavens above and in the earth beneath; and I bring forth
my word unto the children of men, yea, even upon all the nations
of the earth?
2 Nephi 29:8
8 Wherefore murmur ye, because that ye shall receive more of my
word? Know ye not that the testimony of two nations is a witness
unto you that I am God, that I remember one nation like unto
another? Wherefore, I speak the same words unto one nation like
unto another. And when the two nations shall run together the
testimony of the two nations shall run together also.
2 Nephi 29:9
9 And I do this that I may prove unto many that I am the same
yesterday, today, and forever; and that I speak forth my words
according to mine own pleasure. 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.
2 Nephi 29:10
10 Wherefore, because that ye have a Bible ye need not suppose
that it contains all my words; neither need ye suppose that I
have not caused more to be written.
2 Nephi 29:11
11 For I command all men, both in the east and in the west, and
in the north, and in the south, and in the islands of the sea,
that they shall write the words which I speak unto them; for out
of the books which shall be written I will judge the world, every
man according to their works, according to that which is written.
2 Nephi 29:12
12 For behold, I shall speak unto the Jews and they shall write
it; and I shall also speak unto the Nephites and they shall write
it; and I shall also speak unto the other tribes of the house of
Israel, which I have led away, and they shall write it; and I
shall also speak unto all nations of the earth and they shall
2 Nephi 29:13
13 And it shall come to pass that the Jews shall have the words
of the Nephites, and the Nephites shall have the words of the
Jews; and the Nephites and the Jews shall have the words of the
lost tribes of Israel; and the lost tribes of Israel shall have
the words of the Nephites and the Jews.
2 Nephi 29:14
14 And it shall come to pass that my people, which are of the
house of Israel, shall be gathered home unto the lands of their
possessions; and my word also shall be gathered in one. And I
will show unto them that fight against my word and against my
people, who are of the house of Israel, that I am God, and that I
covenanted with Abraham that I would remember his seed forever.
2 Nephi 30
2 Nephi 30:1
1 And now behold, my beloved brethren, I would speak unto you;
for I, Nephi, would not suffer that ye should suppose that ye are
more righteous than the Gentiles shall be. For behold, except ye
shall keep the commandments of God ye shall all likewise perish;
and because of the words which have been spoken ye need not
suppose that the Gentiles are utterly destroyed.
2 Nephi 30:2
2 For behold, I say unto you that as many of the Gentiles as
will repent are the covenant people of the Lord; and as many of
the Jews as will not repent shall be cast off; for the Lord
covenanteth with none save it be with them that repent and
believe in his Son, who is the Holy One of Israel.
2 Nephi 30:3
3 And now, I would prophesy somewhat more concerning the Jews
and the Gentiles. For after the book of which I have spoken
shall come forth, and be written unto the Gentiles, and sealed up
again unto the Lord, there shall be many which shall believe the
words which are written; and they shall carry them forth unto the
remnant of our seed.
2 Nephi 30:4
4 And then shall the remnant of our seed know concerning us, how
that we came out from Jerusalem, and that they are descendants of
2 Nephi 30:5
5 And the gospel of Jesus Christ shall be declared among them;
wherefore, they shall be restored unto the knowledge of their
fathers, and also to the knowledge of Jesus Christ, which was had
among their fathers.
2 Nephi 30:6
6 And then shall they rejoice; for they shall know that it is a
blessing unto them from the hand of God; and their scales of
darkness shall begin to fall from their eyes; and many
generations shall not pass away among them, save they shall be a
pure and delightsome people.
2 Nephi 30:7
7 And it shall come to pass that the Jews which are scattered
also shall begin to believe in Christ; and they shall begin to
gather in upon the face of the land; and as many as shall believe
in Christ shall also become a delightsome people.
2 Nephi 30:8
8 And it shall come to pass that the Lord God shall commence his
work among all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, to bring
about the restoration of his people upon the earth.
2 Nephi 30:9
9 And with righteousness shall the Lord God judge the poor, and
reprove with equity for the meek of the earth. And he shall
smite the earth with the rod of his mouth; and with the breath of
his lips shall he slay the wicked.
2 Nephi 30:10
10 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.
2 Nephi 30:11
11 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and
faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
2 Nephi 30:12
12 And then shall the wolf dwell with the lamb; and the leopard
shall lie down with the kid, and the calf, and the young lion,
and the fatling, together; and a little child shall lead them.
2 Nephi 30:13
13 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall
lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
2 Nephi 30:14
14 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and
the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice's den.
2 Nephi 30:15
15 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain; for
the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the
waters cover the sea.
2 Nephi 30:16
16 Wherefore, the things of all nations shall be made known;
yea, all things shall be made known unto the children of men.
2 Nephi 30:17
17 There is nothing which is secret save it shall be revealed;
there is no work of darkness save it shall be made manifest in
the light; and there is nothing which is sealed upon the earth
save it shall be loosed.