The Book of Mormon
The Book Of Jacob
THE BROTHER OF NEPHI
The words of his preaching unto his brethren. He confoundeth a man who seeketh to
overthrow the doctrine of Christ. A few words concerning the history of the people of
1 For behold, it came to pass that fifty and five years had passed away from the time that
Lehi left Jerusalem; wherefore, Nephi gave me, Jacob, a commandment concerning the
small plates, upon which these things are engraven.
2 And he gave me, Jacob, a commandment that I should write upon these plates a few of
the things which I consider to be most precious; that I should not touch, save it were
lightly, concerning the history of this people which are called the people of Nephi.
3 For he said that the history of his people should be engraven upon his other plates, and
that I should preserve these plates and hand them down unto my seed, from generation to
4 And if there were preaching which was sacred, or revelation which was great, or
prophesying, that I should engraven the heads of them upon these plates, and touch upon
them as much as it were possible, for Christ's sake, and for the sake of our people.
5 For because of faith and great anxiety, it truly had been made manifest unto us
concerning our people, what things should happen unto them.
6 And we also had many revelations, and the spirit of much prophecy; wherefore, we
knew of Christ and his kingdom, which should come.
7 Wherefore we labored diligently among our people, that we might persuade them to
come unto Christ, and partake of the goodness of God, that they might enter into his rest,
lest by any means he should swear in his wrath they should not enter in, as in the
provocation in the days of temptation while the children of Israel were in the wilderness.