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Behold, my voice shall forever ascend up unto thee, my rock and mine everlasting God. Discussions on the Book of Mormon 2 Nephi 17-24. What is bothering him? The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.' 1 Nephi 3. 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. Lehi wanted Laman and Lemuel to be held responsible for the mistakes of their children. 21 He hath filled me with his alove, even unto the bconsuming of my flesh. Nephi emulates this in many of his passages including these verses. As a part of his vision of the tree of life, he saw the entire history of the earth including the ministry of the Savior, the history of his people on the Americas, the Apostasy, the Reformation, the Explorers, the Pilgrims, the Revolutionary War, the Restoration of the Gospel, the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, the gathering of Israel in the last days, and finally, the end of the world as described by John the Revelator. ', "The second Article of Faith reads: 'We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam's transgression.'. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering (James 1:5-6). Ex. What better way is there to learn of the Savior than to study the word of God? Like unto Moses – 1 Nephi 4:2. Jacob. 1 Nephi 20. Seek the Kingdom of God; Mormon 1-9. 1 Ne. It is through this faith and sacrifice that we can obtain forgiveness of sins, Behold, he offereth himself a sacrifice for sin, to answer the ends of the law, unto all those who have a broken heart and a contrite spirit; and unto none else can the ends of the law be answered (2 Ne 2:7).This doctrine is even contained in the Old Testament, For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. Alma. "All who have been entrusted with a 'high mountain' or temple experience have been given knowledge that they are not at liberty to share. Nephi is angry with his brothers for being angry with him. 2 Ne 6:6 they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders. concerning Joseph" Nephi is about to … The 1350 or so words can be summed up with just two: Lehi died. 1 Nephi 21. O Lord, wilt thou make a way for mine escape before mine benemies! 2 Nephi 2:4–5 — The Way Is Prepared and Salvation Is Free “And the way is prepared from the fall of man and salvation is free.” There was a way that led to the Tree of Life, and that path had to be protected by flaming swords so that the people wouldn’t partake of the fruit early and live forever in an impure state. After Nephi and his family arrived in the promised land, he shared many scriptures with his brothers, including passages from the books of Moses and from the writings of Isaiah. C) Do not anger again because of mine enemies. verse 1 "I, Nephi, speak concerning the prophecies . 51:17; Isa. 5:20 (20–21). This is consistent with other scriptures in the Book of Mormon and D&C. That is the basic failure that has taken place in America....parents have no greater responsibility in this world than the bringing up of their children in the right way...." (Ensign, Nov. 1996, pp. Nephi's words have universal import, but they become even more poignant and vivid if we recognize that this psalm was written while Nephi was feeling painfully vulnerable after losing his father. Chapter 4 is a total waste of a golden plate. Joseph F. Smith was pondering over the scriptures when he was shown his vision of the spirit world (DC 138:1). We often quote the scripture, that same spirit which doth possess your bodies at the time that ye go out of this life, that same spirit will have power to possess your body in that eternal world (Alma 34:34). Read 2 Nephi 4:26-35. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls (Matt 11:28-9). DC 3:17-18 lists the Nephites, Jacobites, Josephites, Zoramites, Lamanites, Lemuelites, and Ishmaelites. He had seen marvelous visions in which he was taught about the Apostasy and Restoration, the coming of the Savior to his descendants, the tree of life (see 1 Nephi 11–14), the scattering and gathering of Israel, and more. (Dennis and Sandra Packard, "Pondering the Word," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, p. 51). 1, pp. It was first published in March 1830 by Joseph Smith as The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. What they would have given for a mere fragment of the Bible or Book of Mormon that lay so idly on our shelves? 1 Nephi 14. I really enjoyed the beginnings of our discussion last week—Joe always has a way of looking at things that startles me into new thoughts. (Isaiah: Prophet, Seer, and Poet, pp. The new law as taught by the Savior requires just as regular and frequent a sacrifice. 5:33 (29–33); D&C 10:42. O Lord, wilt thou not shut the gates of thy righteousness before me, that I may bwalk in the path of the low valley, that I may be strict in the plain road! Ps. There are no distinct “Samites” in the Book of Mormon. Do not slacken my strength because of mine afflictions. Exhorts them to avoid temptations. Resurrecting Deep Sleepers; 2 Nephi 6-10. 3 Ne 9:19-20 reads as follows: And ye shall offer up unto me no more the shedding of blood; yea, your sacrifices and your burnt offerings shall be done away, for I will accept none of your sacrifices and your burnt offerings. (Ezek 18:20)" (Answers to Gospel Questions, vol. Nevertheless, the proverb of Solomon is generally remarkably true. We are sometimes slow to realize that there was a replacement "law of sacrifice." 12 And it came to pass after my father, Lehi, had aspoken unto all his household, according to the feelings of his heart and the Spirit of the Lord which was in him, he waxed bold. 2. if ye are brought up in the way ye should go ye will not depart from it, the cursing may be taken from you and be answered upon the heads of your parents, O wretched man that I am!...my soul grieveth because of mine iniquities, mine eyes have beheld great things, yea, even too great for man, I know that God will give liberally to him that asketh. Nephi puts them in charge of teaching the people. 10:18 (18–19); Jacob 3:6 (5–9); Hel. Setting After his father died, Nephi's relationship with his oldest brothers, Laman and Lemuel deteriorated. This anger is what he is referring to in these verses, why should I give way to temptations, that the evil one have place in my heart to destroy my peace and afflict my soul? 1 And now, I, Nephi, speak concerning the prophecies of which my father hath spoken, … 1 Nephi 5. 12:2 (1–4); 1 Ne. In 2 Nephi 4:26-27, Nephi asks himself several questions. 6:2; D&C 20:37, 59:8; Ps. They would probably say that the passage was completely boring, and they would not continue reading unless forced to by a school or church teacher. (Jer 31:29-30), 'The soul that sinneth, it shall die. Nephi's favorite prophet, Isaiah, is famous for a pattern of Hebrew poetry called parallelism. This is because they were numbered with the "Nephites." The verses found in 2 Nephi 4:15–35 are frequently referred to as the psalm of Nephi. BOOK OF MORMON AUDIO LINK http://lds.org/scriptures/bofm?lang=eng http://ComeUntoChrist.org http://ChurchofJesusChrist.org Yea, my God will give me, if I bask cnot amiss; therefore I will lift up my voice unto thee; yea, I will cry unto thee, my God, the drock of my erighteousness. Commenting on 2 Nephi 7:1-3, Jacob teaches that the Jews will be restored to the true church of God and be reestablished in the land of Palestine (2 Nephi 9:2). He had been taught the mysteries of God (see 1 Nephi 10:17–19). (Isaiah: Prophet, Seer, and Poet, pp. The scriptures are like a symphony. Moroni gives us a pattern for pondering. 12:1; Alma 7:15. The effect of diligent scripture study is to become strong in the things of the spirit, Alma did rejoice exceedingly to see his brethren; and what added more to his joy, they were still his brethren in the Lord; yea, and they had waxed strong in the knowledge of the truth; for they were men of a sound understanding and they had searched the scriptures diligently, that they might know the word of God (Alma 17:2). 2 Cor. 2 Nephi: Chapter 4. The passage in question exhibits two of these types. 1 And now, I, Nephi, speak concerning the prophecies of which my father hath spoken, concerning aJoseph, who was carried into Egypt. I will not put my ctrust in the arm of flesh; for I know that cursed is he that putteth his dtrust in the arm of flesh. The Lord never punishes a child for its parents' transgressions. There are those souls who will not respond to a righteous upbringing. It is just as true that the same spirit which we possessed in the pre-mortal life is the same spirit which possesses our bodies now. A psalm is a poetic prayer set to music. 1, p. 75). 1 Nephi 15. Throughout the remainder of the text for 2 Nephi is the teaching of both Nephi and Jacob. Our sins caused Him to bleed at every pore. Our attitude when we pray for things that may not be according to the will of God should be like that of the Savior as he suffered in Gesthemane, nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done (Lu 22:42). Discussions on the Book of Mormon 2 Nephi 9. 1 Nephi 22. "...What your question means, as I interpret it, is this: You have an idea that the commandment means that when a man sins his children will be held responsible for his folly and be punished for it, for three or four generations. No longer droop in sin. 1:17 (16–17); 9:4; 2 Ne. 1 Ne. Rejoice, O my heart, and give place no more for the enemy of my soul, Do not anger again because of mine enemies (v. 27-28). Unless, of course, he was a prophet of God. 33 O Lord, wilt thou encircle me around in the robe of thy arighteousness! It is the sharp and keen awareness that our behavior caused the Savior, He who knew no sin, even the greatest of all, to endure agony and suffering. TG Family, Children, Responsibilities toward. The difference is that we are to sacrifice a broken heart and a contrite spirit upon the altar of discipleship. 2. A Reflection Upon Human Unrighteousness; Jacob 1-4. 3 Wherefore, after my father had made an end of speaking concerning the prophecies of Joseph, he called the children of Laman, his sons, and his daughters, and said unto them: Behold, my sons, and my daughters, who are the sons and the daughters of my afirstborn, I would that ye should give ear unto my words. b) and my heart pondereth them, and writeth them for the learning and the profit of my children. Watch a trailer for the second season below. Yea, my God will give me, if I ask not amiss, Reliance on God, my God hath been my support (2 Ne 2:20), The suffering and afflictions of life, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death (Ps 23:4), The importance of trusting in the Lord, O Lord...I will trust in thee forever (2 Ne 4:34), The relationship to one's enemies, let not mine enemies triumph over me (Ps 25:1), Supplications to the Lord for divine help, O Lord, wilt thou encircle me around in the robe of thy righteousness! What covenant did Nephi make with the Lord, as recorded in 2 Nephi 4:34? There are many sacred truths revealed to those worthy and ready to receive them that are 'not lawful for man to utter; neither is man capable to make them known, for they are only to be seen and understood by the power of the Holy Spirit, which God bestows on those who love him, and purify themselves before him' (D&C 76:115-16)." 33:16; 44:6 (6–8). 8 And it came to pass that after my father had made an end of speaking to the sons and daughters of Laman, he caused the sons and daughters of Lemuel to be brought before him. The Lord has invited us to come unto him and learn of him, Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 14 For I, Nephi, was constrained to speak unto them, according to his word; for I had spoken many things unto them, and also my father, before his death; many of which sayings are written upon mine aother plates; for a more history part are written upon mine other plates. a) Behold, my soul delighteth in the things of the Lord; b) and my heart pondereth continually upon the things which I have seen and heard. B) Rejoice, O my heart, and cry unto the Lord, and say: A) O Lord, I will praise thee forever; yea, my soul will rejoice in thee, my God, and the rock of my salvation. (McConkie and Millet, Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, vol. 2 Nephi 1:4 I Have Seen a Vision, in Which I Know That Jerusalem Is Destroyed: Randall Spackman states that for many years people have assumed that when Lehi said, "I have seen a vision, in which I know that Jerusalem is destroyed" (2 Nephi 1:4), his statement implied that Lehi's group did not know of the destruction of Jerusalem until they were in the New World. Grammatical or 'form' parallelism is often difficult to identify, especially in non-Hebrew translations, because the rhyme schemes, grammar forms, conjugation patterns, prefix or suffix parallelisms, and so on may not carry over into the new translation. . 25 And upon the wings of his Spirit hath my body been acarried away upon exceedingly high mountains. But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.' 1 Ne. 19 And when I desire to rejoice, my heart groaneth because of my sins; nevertheless, I know in whom I have atrusted. The second line then completes the idea, or answers a question raised by the first line." And thy seed shall be numbered with his seed; and thou shalt be even like unto thy brother, and thy seed like unto his seed; and thou shalt be blessed in all thy days. 2 Nephi 4. 1 Nephi 8. On the contrary, on many occasions he plead with them, with all the feeling of a tender parent and with the entreaty, hear the words of a trembling parent (1 Ne 8:37, 2 Ne 1:14). "An analogy might help. See also DC 29:47-8. Discussions on the Book of Mormon 2 Nephi 6-8, 10. Why am I dangry because of mine enemy? This principle is beautifully taught in the following passage: "We might ask why the scriptures have to be pondered to be understood and appreciated. 1 Nephi 12. 10 And it came to pass that when my father had made an end of speaking unto them, behold, he spake unto the sons of aIshmael, yea, and even all his household. Rejoice, O my heart, and give place no more for the benemy of my soul. (Isaiah: Prophet, Seer, and Poet, p. 32). In the past, it had seemed as if Nephi was not bothered by his brothers' attitude and anger. 1 Nephi 10. "Who can assess the value of pondering, the impact of a righteous soul meditating upon the eternal word? Through our faith in Jesus Christ we become his disciples and offer up a broken heart and contrite spirit. About 588–570 B.C. 7 Wherefore, because of my blessing the Lord God will anot suffer that ye shall perish; wherefore, he will be bmerciful unto you and unto your seed forever. 2 Ne 4:6 the cursing may be taken from you and be answered upon the heads of your parents Lehi was concerned for the salvation of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He teaches that Jesus Christ is central to God’s plan of salvation. When new, the leather wears on your feet; the shoes are stiff, unfamiliar, and uncomfortable. Nephi emphasizes his devotion to teaching about Jesus Christ. 30 Rejoice, O my aheart, and cry unto the Lord, and say: O Lord, I will praise thee forever; yea, my soul will rejoice in thee, my God, and the brock of my salvation. But the music lover knows what to do. Yea, my heart csorroweth because of my flesh; my soul grieveth because of mine iniquities. Amen. 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