The Book of Mormon
The Book Of Jarom
1 Now behold, I, Jarom, write a few words according to the commandment of my father,
Enos, that our genealogy may be kept.
2 And as these plates are small, and as these things are written for the intent of the
benefit of our brethren the Lamanites, wherefore, it must needs be that I write a little; but
I shall not write the things of my prophesying, nor of my revelations. For what could I
write more than my fathers have written? For have not they revealed the plan of
salvation? I say unto you, Yea; and this sufficeth me.
3 Behold, it is expedient that much should be done among this people, because of the
hardness of their hearts, and the deafness of their ears, and the blindness of their minds,
and the stiffness of their necks; nevertheless, God is exceedingly merciful unto them, and
has not as yet swept them off from the face of the land.
4 And there are many among us who have many revelations, for they are not all
stiffnecked. And as many as are not stiffnecked and have faith, have communion with the
Holy Spirit, which maketh manifest unto the children of men, according to their faith.
5 And now, behold, two hundred years had passed away, and the people of Nephi had
waxed strong in the land. They observed to keep the law of Moses and the sabbath day
holy unto the Lord. And they profaned not; neither did they blaspheme. And the laws of
the land were exceedingly strict.
6 And they were scattered upon much of the face of the land, and the Lamanites also.
And they were exceedingly more numerous than were they of the Nephites; and they
loved murder and would drink the blood of beasts.
7 And it came to pass that they came many times against us, the Nephites, to battle. But
our kings and our leaders were mighty men in the faith of the Lord; and they taught the
people the ways of the Lord; wherefore, we withstood the Lamanites and swept them
away out of our lands, and began to fortify our cities, or whatsoever place of our
8 And we multiplied exceedingly, and spread upon the face of the land, and became
exceedingly rich in gold, and in silver, and in precious things, and in fine workmanship of