The message of 1 Nephi chapter 4 is not that, “the Lord slayeth the wicked to bring forth his righteous purposes” or that, “It is better that one man should perish than that a nation should dwindle and perish in unbelief” (1 Ne 4:13). 503 more words
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1 Hearken and hear this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, or out of the waters of baptism, who swear by the name of the Lord, and make mention of the God of Israel, yet they swear not in truth nor in righteousness.
It dawned on me this morning that if this were written in third person, it would probably be easier to see how it’s similar to Exodus. 406 more words
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9 And after we had been driven forth before the wind for the space of many days, behold, my brethren and the sons of Ishmael and also their wives began to make themselves merry, insomuch that they began to dance, and to sing, and to speak with much rudeness, yea, even that they did forget by what power they had been brought thither; yea, they were lifted up unto exceeding rudeness.
I’m a bit distracted today, but here are some pieces of thoughts anyway:
Right about verse 22, we start to see comparisons between the Nephites and the Israelites again. 640 more words
I find it pretty cool that not only does Nephi include his vision and the conversations he had with the angel, he also includes another chapter with the explanation he gives his brothers. 480 more words