The Book of Mormon
The Book Of Enos
1 Behold, it came to pass that I, Enos, knowing my father that he was a just man--for he
taught me in his language, and also in the nurture and admonition of the Lord--and
blessed be the name of my God for it--
2 And I will tell you of the wrestle which I had before God, before I received a remission
of my sins.
3 Behold, I went to hunt beasts in the forests; and the words which I had often heard my
father speak concerning eternal life, and the joy of the saints, sunk deep into my heart.
4 And my soul hungered; and I kneeled down before my Maker, and I cried unto him in
mighty prayer and supplication for mine own soul; and all the day long did I cry unto
him; yea, and when the night came I did still raise my voice high that it reached the
5 And there came a voice unto me, saying: Enos, thy sins are forgiven thee, and thou
shalt be blessed.
6 And I, Enos, knew that God could not lie; wherefore, my guilt was swept away.
7 And I said: Lord, how is it done?
8 And he said unto me: Because of thy faith in Christ, whom thou hast never before
heard nor seen. And many years pass away before he shall manifest himself in the flesh;
wherefore, go to, thy faith hath made thee whole.
9 Now, it came to pass that when I had heard these words I began to feel a desire for the
welfare of my brethren, the Nephites; wherefore, I did pour out my whole soul unto God
10 And while I was thus struggling in the spirit, behold, the voice of the Lord came into
my mind again, saying: I will visit thy brethren according to their diligence in keeping
my commandments. I have given unto them this land, and it is a holy land; and I curse it