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Second Nephi
An account of the death of Lehi. Nephi's brethren rebel against him. The Lord warns
Nephi to depart into the wilderness. His journeyings in the wilderness, and so forth.
2 Nephi 1
Chapter 1
2 Nephi 1:1
1 And now it came to pass that after I, Nephi, had made an end of teaching my brethren,
our father, Lehi, also spake many things unto them, and rehearsed unto them, how great
things the Lord had done for them in bringing them out of the land of Jerusalem.
2 Nephi 1:2
2 And he spake unto them concerning their rebellions upon the waters, and the mercies
of God in sparing their lives, that they were not swallowed up in the sea.
2 Nephi 1:3
3 And he also spake unto them concerning the land of promise, which they had obtained-
-how merciful the Lord had been in warning us that we should flee out of the land of
2 Nephi 1:4
4 For, behold, said he, I have seen a vision, in which I know that Jerusalem is destroyed;
and had we remained in Jerusalem we should also have perished.
2 Nephi 1:5
5 But, said he, notwithstanding our afflictions, we have obtained a land of promise, a
land which is choice above all other lands; a land which the Lord God hath covenanted
with me should be a land for the inheritance of my seed. Yea, the Lord hath covenanted
this land unto me, and to my children forever, and also all those who should be led out of
other countries by the hand of the Lord.
2 Nephi 1:6
6 Wherefore, I, Lehi, prophesy according to the workings of the Spirit which is in me,
that there shall none come into this land save they shall be brought by the hand of the
2 Nephi 1:7
7 Wherefore, this land is consecrated unto him whom he shall bring. And if it so be that
they shall serve him according to the commandments which he hath given, it shall be a
land of liberty unto them; wherefore, they shall never be brought down into captivity; if
so, it shall be because of iniquity; for if iniquity shall abound cursed shall be the land for
their sakes, but unto the righteous it shall be blessed forever.