The Book of Mormon
THE BOOK OF NEPHI
THE SON OF NEPHI, WHO WAS THE SON OF HELAMAN
And Helaman was the son of Helaman, who was the son of Alma, who was the son of
Alma, being a descendant of Nephi who was the son of Lehi, who came out of Jerusalem
in the first year of the reign of Zedekiah, the king of Judah.
3 Nephi 1
3 Nephi 1:1
1 Now it came to pass that the ninety and first year had passed away and it was six
hundred years from the time that Lehi left Jerusalem; and it was in the year that
Lachoneus was the chief judge and the governor over the land.
3 Nephi 1:2
2 And Nephi, the son of Helaman, had departed out of the land of Zarahemla, giving
charge unto his son Nephi, who was his eldest son, concerning the plates of brass, and all
the records which had been kept, and all those things which had been kept sacred from
the departure of Lehi out of Jerusalem.
3 Nephi 1:3
3 Then he departed out of the land, and whither he went, no man knoweth; and his son
Nephi did keep the records in his stead, yea, the record of this people.
3 Nephi 1:4
4 And it came to pass that in the commencement of the ninety and second year, behold,
the prophecies of the prophets began to be fulfilled more fully; for there began to be
greater signs and greater miracles wrought among the people.
3 Nephi 1:5
5 But there were some who began to say that the time was past for the words to be
fulfilled, which were spoken by Samuel, the Lamanite.
3 Nephi 1:6
6 And they began to rejoice over their brethren, saying: Behold the time is past, and the
words of Samuel are not fulfilled; therefore, your joy and your faith concerning this thing
hath been vain.
3 Nephi 1:7
7 And it came to pass that they did make a great uproar throughout the land; and the
people who believed began to be very sorrowful, lest by any means those things which
had been spoken might not come to pass.