Lehi Teaches His Family | 2 Nephi 1:4–29 | Book of Mormon

Lehi Teaches His Family | 2 Nephi 1:4–29 | Book of Mormon


What are you doing? Joseph, the Lord has commanded
me to make plates of ore for the instruction
of our people. Nephi, Jacob,
everyone come. Your father wishes
to speak to you. I have seen a vision, in which I know that
Jerusalem is destroyed; and had we remained in Jerusalem
we should also have perished. Notwithstanding
our afflictions, we have obtained
a land of promise, a land which is choice
above all other lands. Wherefore, this land
is consecrated unto him whom the
Lord shall bring. And if they shall keep
His commandments they shall be blessed
upon the face of this land. But behold,
when the time cometh that they shall
dwindle in unbelief, after they have received
great blessings from the Lord— if the day shall come that they
will reject the Holy One of Israel, the true Messiah, their Redeemer and their God, behold, the judgments
of Him that is just shall rest upon them. -Father doesn’t know
what he’s saying. -Awake! and arise
from the dust, and hear the words
of a trembling parent. My heart hath been
weighed down with sorrow, for I have feared, lest for
the hardness of your hearts that the Lord your
God should come out in the fulness of
His wrath upon you, that ye be cut off and destroyed forever. Rebel no more
against your brother, whose views have been glorious, and who hath been an instrument in the hands of God, in bringing us forth
into the land of promise; for were it not for him, we must have perished
with hunger in the wilderness; nevertheless, ye sought
to take away his life; yea, and he hath suffered
much sorrow because of you. If ye will not hearken unto him I take away my first blessing, and it shall rest upon him.

6 thoughts on “Lehi Teaches His Family | 2 Nephi 1:4–29 | Book of Mormon

  • "…all mankind may be saved by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the gospel." (3rd AOF) "…it is by grace we are saved after all we can do." (2 Nephi 25:23) "And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated." (DC 130:21) Whether you call it exaltation or salvation, as a Mormon you are expected to earn your place with God by doing all that you can do. So I ask you, have you done all that you can? Have you denied yourself of ALL ungodliness? (Moroni 10:32) Have you sinned today causing all your former sins to return? (DC 82:7)
    The Bible proclaims that salvation (living with God) is a free gift to those who accept it (Romans 6:23, 3:23-24), thus making Jesus truly our Savior, not merely a helper as in the Mormon gospel.

  • Another significant concern is the fact that italicized words from the King James version of the Bible also appear in the Book of Mormon. The italicized words in the King James version of the Holy Bible were not in the original Greek text but added by the translators to give greater clarity of thought because word meanings and idioms change. This is usually necessary when translating from one language to another, a fact that Joseph and his scribes it would seem were ignorant of.
    The italicized words in the King James Bible are words that were added by the King James translators to help the reader. However, to make sure that everyone understood that these words were not in the available manuscripts they set them in italics. Here are a couple of examples:
    Isaiah 9:1 (KJV) Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.
    2 Nephi 19:1 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 afterward did more grievously afflict by the way of the Red Sea beyond Jordan in Galilee of the nations.
    Malachi 3:10 (KJV) … and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
    3 Nephi 24:10 . . . and pour you out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

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