You can't be closer to a person than when you embrace. And because of the intercession for all, all men come unto God. [David Lamb, "Friend: A Covenant Term," in Recent Book of Mormon Developments, Vol. And now my sons, I speak unto you these things for your profit and learning; for there is a God and he hath created all things, both the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them is, both things to act and things to be acted upon. (5) Statutes and Judgments Are to Be Remembered. . THE SECOND BOOK OF NEPHI. Isaiah 41:8 states: "But thou, Israel, art my servant Jacob whom I have chosen, The seed of Abraham my friend.". He is anointed and then he is introduced into the presence of the king. Lehi Blesses His Sons in the Wilderness. it was the front curtain or the veil of the tabernacle. (Deuteronomy 28:8-9). Lehi similarly seizes on the occasion of his impending demise to appoint Nephi as his successor (2 Nephi 1:28). Church, The Ensign, March 1977, inside back cover] [see also The Ensign, January 1988, p. 30]. My First Blessing: Thomas Valletta notes that the "first blessing" Lehi refers to is the birthright blessing, which was generally the right of the firstborn male child, based upon obedience. Nevertheless, Jacob, my first born in the wilderness, thou knowest the greatness of God; and he shall consecrate thine afflictions for thy gain. 2 Nephi 1; 2 Nephi 2; 2 Nephi 3; 2 Nephi 4; 2 Nephi 5; 2 Nephi 6; 2 Nephi 7; 2 Nephi 8; 2 Nephi 9; 2 Nephi 10; 2 Nephi 11; ... 2 Ne 13:1 The Lord...doth take away. The two fans protected the king when he went forth according to Moet. There is also evidence that it was the son of the Lord's disciple-also named Nephi: 1. He says here, "I give thee all life and power." This is called "health and stength." Moses repeatedly pointed out his people's rebellions under his leadership (Deuteronomy 9:7-8). Nephi’s brethren rebelleth against him. Statutes and Judgments Are to Be Remembered. 27-35], Note* Once again "the last records" which Nephi saw come forth in vision unto the Gentiles (the Book of Mormon . 2, 2000, FARMS, pp. . And if it so be that they shall keep his commandments, they shall be blessed upon the face of this land, and there shall be none to molest them nor to take away the land of their inheritance, and they shall dwell safely for ever. The Lord warns Nephi to depart into the wilderness. In this regard it is interesting that he blesses Zoram, who was given a "place" among the family according to the covenants Nephi made with him (see 1 Nephi 4:31-35). Nephi’s brethren rebel against him. The Lord warns Nephi to depart into the wilderness. 2 Nephi 2:1 [Jacob] Thou Art My First-born in the Days of My Tribulation in the Wilderness: According to John Tvedtnes, Lehi apparently named his sons Jacob and Joseph after their distant ancestors Jacob and Joseph. The two arms are embracing, and they are embracing the, symbol, which represents the marrow in the bones. So there's this idea of being one. 1 Nephi 1:2 Yea, I make a record in the language of my father, which consists of the learning of the … Amy Hardison writes that anciently, covenants were written with a specific vocabulary. Learn who He is and about his continued work in restoring his Gospel in our day. 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. This would mean that they would have had to leave Jerusalem at least 12 to 14 years prior to 586, ., the year that Jerusalem was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar. Wherefore, the Lord God gave unto man that he should act for himself; wherefore, man could not act for himself save it should be that he were enticed by the one or the other. Lehi explicitly notes that "the Lord God hath covenanted with me [that this] should be a land for the inheritance of my seed" (2 Nephi 1:5). . ) Furthermore, according to 2 Nephi 25:9-10, the destruction of Jerusalem came "immediately after my father left Jerusalem." That's this idea of being taken back into his embrace again, "encircled about eternally in the arms of his love." The First Book of Nephi: His Reign and Ministry (/ ˈ n iː f aɪ /), usually referred to as First Nephi or 1 Nephi, is the first book of the Book of Mormon and one of four books with the name Nephi. The words of the Lord to Lehi, "Inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments ye shall prosper in the land" (2 Nephi 1:20; 4:4). ... Chapter 7. Wherefore, if it should be one body, it must needs remain as dead, having no life neither death, nor corruption nor incorruption, happiness nor misery, neither sense nor insensibility. After making an introduction, Jacob quotes Isaiah (49:22–52:2) and probably Zenos (compare 1 Nephi 22:15–17 and 2 Nephi 6:14–15; see also chapter 8 herein for fuller discussion). 9, Num. Second Book Of Nephi Chapter 1 2ND NEPHI 1:1. [Amy Blake Hardison, "Being a Covenant People," in Covenants Prophecies and Hymns of the Old Testament, pp. . We attain a similar but far more sacred friendship with God by making covenants with him. The two fans protected the king when he went forth according to Moet. 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 … Nephi’s brethren rebel against him. . . [Thomas R. Valletta ed., The Book of Mormon for Latter-day Saint Families, This covenant promise of land was but a type and shadow of the ultimate promised land, the celestial kingdom. In this chapter, Lehi knows of the short time he has left on Earth and intends to do his best to convince his sons of the importance of keeping the commandments. As Lehi's blessing over Zoram continues, he states that because Zoram has been faithful (to his covenant with Nephi), his seed will be blessed even as the descendants of Nephi, his covenant partner, . And if ye shall say there is no sin, ye shall also say there is no righteousness. [Randall Spackman, "An Introduction to Book of Mormon Chronology" F.A.R.M.S., p. 14] [See Appendix A], 2 Nephi 1:4 I have seen a vision, in which I know that Jerusalem is destroyed (Illustration): Destruction of Jerusalem. . Wherefore, this thing must needs destroy the wisdom of God and his eternal purposes, and also the power, and the mercy, and the justice of God. "Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them" (Deuteronomy 5:1). (Descent of Ishtar, obv., lines 5-6), [Robert F. Smith, "Shakespeare and the Book of Mormon," F.A.R.M.S., pp. . And now my son Laman, and also Lemuel, and Sam, and also my sons who are the sons of Ishmael, behold, if ye will hearken unto the voice of Nephi, ye shall not perish. . . 2. His journeyings in the wilderness, and so forth. This formula (also given to Nephi--1 Nephi 2:20-21; 4:14) was used by Nephite prophets over the next millennium and repeated (almost 20 times) throughout the Book of Mormon. Church, , March 1977, inside back cover] [see also. (9) The New Land Is a Covenant Land: Lehi explicitly notes that "the Lord God hath covenanted with me [that this] should be a land for the inheritance of my seed" (2 Nephi 1:5). Wherefore, the ends of the law which the Holy One hath given, unto the inflicting of the punishment which is affixed, which punishment that is affixed is in opposition to that of the happiness which is affixed, to answer the ends of the atonement — for it must needs be that there is an opposition in all things. And it must needs be that the power of God must be with him, even unto his commanding you that ye must obey. Wherefore, how great the importance to make these things known unto the inhabitants of the earth that they may know that there is no flesh that can dwell in the presence of God, save it be through the merits, and mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah, who layeth down his life according to the flesh and taketh it again by the power of the spirit, that he may bring to pass the resurrection of the dead, being the first that should rise. In so doing he echoes the prophecies of Moses, who taught the Israelites that they were "an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth" (Deuteronomy 7:6; see also 7:14; 4:20, 37; 28:1, 9; 26:18-19). Wherefore, I, Lehi, have obtained a promise that inasmuch as those whom the Lord God shall bring out of the land of Jerusalem shall keep his commandments, they shall prosper upon the face of this land; and they shall be kept from all other nations, that they may possess this land unto themselves. But behold, it was not him, but it was the spirit of the Lord which was in him which opened his mouth to utterance, that he could not shut it. 2 Nephi 17. 2 Nephi 9. And behold, in thy childhood thou hast suffered afflictions and much sorrow, because of the rudeness of thy brethren. Lehi relates a vision whereby he knew that Jerusalem was destroyed, and he says that had they remained in the city they would have perished. 2nd Nephi, Chapter 1 In Sunday School today, the teacher asked the class what information we thought was most important to pass along to our children if we knew that we would soon die. And be determined in one mind and in one heart, united in all things, that ye may not come down into captivity, that ye may not be cursed with a sore cursing, and also that ye may not incur the displeasure of a just God upon you unto the destruction — yea, the Eternal destruction — of both soul and body. The Book of Mormon is a sacred text of the Latter Day Saint movement, which, according to Latter Day Saint theology, contains writings of ancient prophets who lived on the American continent from approximately 2200 BC to AD 421. [John W. Welch, "Lehi's Last Will and Testament: A Legal Approach," in The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, the Doctrinal Structure, pp. 24, 26-27] [See the commentary on Alma 20:4]. I have spoken these few words unto you all, my sons, in the last days of my probation; and I have chosen the good part according to the words of the prophet. [Thomas R. Valletta ed., The Book of Mormon for Latter-day Saint Families, 1999, p. 19]. (12) The People Must Choose between Good and Evil, Life and Death: Moses tells the Israelites, "See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil" (Deuteronomy 30:15); see also 30:19). 1 a The word that Isaiah, the son of Amoz, saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem: 2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, a when the b mountain of the Lord’s c house shall be established in the top of the d mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills, and all nations shall flow unto it. ", They who go on them [travelers] do not return. . 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. that ye may prosper in all that ye do" (Deuteronomy 29:9, see also 28:15, 29; 7:11-15). Lehi's land was choice above all others (2 Nephi 1:5-9). . 1 Nephi 20:1-2 Yet They Swear Not in Truth Nor in Righteousness (1/28/2015) Chapter 21 “They Shall Not Be Ashamed That Wait for Me” – 1 Nephi 21:23, 2 Nephi 6:7 (2/11/2020) Be Men, and Be Determined in One Mind and in One Heart: 2 Nephi 1:28 If Ye Will Hearken unto [Nephi] I Leave unto You . Wherefore, they would have remained in a state of innocence, having no joy for they knew no misery, doing no good for they knew no sin. And now, that my soul might have joy in you, and that my heart might leave this world with gladness because of you, that I might not be brought down with grief and sorrow to the grave — arise from the dust my sons, and be men. This would mean that they would have had to leave Jerusalem at least 12 to 14 years prior to 586 B.C., the year that Jerusalem was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar. . Second Nephi begins with the prophecies of Lehi concerning the future of his seed, and speaks to his posterity. And because he had fallen from Heaven and had become miserable for ever, he sought also the misery of all mankind. - 1st Nephi chapter 2. Moses repeatedly pointed out his people's rebellions under his leadership (Deuteronomy 9:7-8). Similarly, Moses warned his people (see Deuteronomy 4:25; 7:9; 4:9-10). Nephi begins the record of his people—Lehi sees in vision a pillar of fire and reads from a book of prophecy—He praises God, foretells the coming of the Messiah, and prophesies the destruction of Jerusalem—He is persecuted by the Jews. It's very important. And if there is no God, we are not, neither the earth; for there could have been no creation of things, neither to act nor to be acted upon; wherefore, all things must have vanished away. For both Lehi and Moses, the way to avoid the frightening curses is to "remember to observe the statutes and the judgments of the Lord" (2 Nephi 1:16). The Lord warns Nephi to depart into the wilderness. Artist: Gary Kapp. 2, p. 51] [See the commentary on Mosiah 4:4]. 5. The Lord warns Nephi to depart into the wilderness. 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