1-4], 2 Nephi 1:14 Hear the words of a trembling parent, whose limbs ye must soon lay down in the cold and silent grave (Illustration): Lehi Blesses His Sons in the Wilderness. "shall establish the truth of the first" (the Bible) (see 1 Nephi 13:40). (5) Statutes and Judgments Are to Be Remembered. Then the king is going to embrace him. All rights reserved. The Lord warns Nephi to depart into the wilderness. The Second Book of Nephi. This covenant promise of land was but a type and shadow of the ultimate promised land, the celestial kingdom. 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. This would be the last king of the Taharkan Dynasty. Adam fell that men might be, and men are that they might have joy. 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. 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. The Lord warns Nephi to depart into the wilderness. Nephi’s brethren rebelleth against him. The king is being embraced by his father after obtaining all things. 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). For behold, said he, I have seen a vision in the which I know that Jerusalem is destroyed; and had we remained in Jerusalem, we should also have perished. 2 Nephi 1:1-2 He Shall Consecrate Thine Afflictions for Thy Gain (2/4/2015) 2 Nephi 1:5 A Land of Promise (2/2/2015) 2 Nephi 1:21 Arise From the Dust, My Sons, and Be Men (2/2/2015) 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, . Nephi makes two sets of records—Each is called the plates of Nephi—The larger plates contain a secular history; the smaller ones deal primarily with sacred things. The two fans protected the king when he went forth according to Moet. [L.D.S. Lehi's land was choice above all others (2 Nephi 1:5-9). Amy Hardison writes that anciently, covenants were written with a specific vocabulary. After the people had completed all the rites and ordinances of atonement, then the veil was parted and God (the Savior) was supposed to speak from the tabernacle and tell the people that their sins were forgiven and they were welcomed to his presence. 250, 253-254, 257] [See the commentary on Enos 1: 2]. However, Spackman has pointed out that at any time following his vision in the first year of Zedekiah's reign, Lehi could have factually proclaimed, "I have seen a vision in which I know that Jerusalem is destroyed." And if ye will hearken unto him, I leave unto you a blessing, yea, even my first blessing. Isaiah 41:8 states: "But thou, Israel, art my servant Jacob whom I have chosen, The seed of Abraham my friend.". 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. This covenant unity, or sacred friendship, grants great blessings to us and our posterity. Lehi did not need another vision to confirm Jerusalem's destruction. It might be wise to study the parallels. On the road whose traveler returns never, How has your heart led you? 2 Nephi 2. Nephi’s brethren rebel against him. Wherefore, they shall never be brought down into captivity; if so, it shall be because of iniquity. Tue, 05 Feb 2019. [Amy Blake Hardison, "Being a Covenant People," in, Covenants Prophecies and Hymns of the Old Testament, , p. 27] [See the commentary on 1 Nephi 2:20; 1 Nephi 5:5; 1 Nephi 17:36-38; Ether 2:8]. . You can't be closer to a person than when you embrace. ... Chapter 7. And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death according to the captivity and power of the Devil, for he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself. There is also evidence that it was the son of the Lord's disciple-also named Nephi: 1. The Covenants Will Affect Both Present and Future Generations: The final Mosaic theme that Lehi weaves into his own discourse is the idea that, because of these covenants, the blessings and cursings that will come upon the people will affect multiple generations (see 2 Nephi 1:18). . About 600–592 B.C. After the people had completed all the rites and ordinances of atonement, then the veil was parted and God (the Savior) was supposed to speak from the tabernacle and tell the people that their sins were forgiven and they were welcomed to his presence. Wherefore, thy soul shall be blessed, and thou shalt dwell safely with thy brother Nephi, and thy days shall be spent in the service of thy God. Moses repeatedly warns the Israelites of a choice between a blessing and a cursing (see Deuteronomy 11:26-28; 28:15-20). Friendship is a binding of hearts and souls. [Thomas R. Valletta ed., The Book of Mormon for Latter-day Saint Families, 1999, p. 19]. "The keeper of the gate is the Holy One of Israel; and he employeth no servant there" (2 Nephi 9:41). 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). And he hath said that inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments, ye shall prosper in the land; but inasmuch as ye will not keep my commandments, ye shall be cut off from my presence. And behold, it is wisdom that this land should be kept as yet from the knowledge of other nations; for behold, many nations would overrun this land, that there would be no place for an inheritance. Destruction of Jerusalem. We attain a similar but far more sacred friendship with God by making covenants with him. . Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh, and all things are given them which are expedient unto man. 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). Likewise, Moses rehearsed the blessings that the Israelites had received (see Deuteronomy 4:323-38), (2) Appointment of a Successor: In the speeches in Deuteronomy, Moses declares Joshua as his successor (see Deuteronomy 1:38, 3:28; 31:3, 7, 14, 23). . 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. And I know that thou art a true friend unto my son, Nephi, for ever. Chapter 1. 2 Nephi Chapter 1 | Book Home | Next: 2 Nephi Chapter 3. Come unto Christ by being baptized or re-baptized. 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). 2 Nephi 1:13-16 Father Lehi's counsel to his rebellious descendants: O that ye would awake; awake from a deep sleep, yea, even from the sleep of hell, and shake off the awful chains by which ye are bound, which are the chains which bind the children of men, that they are carried away captive down to the eternal gulf of misery and woe. The Second Book of Nephi An account of the death of Lehi. Wherefore, redemption cometh in and through the Holy Messiah, for he is full of grace and truth. And to bring about his eternal purposes in the end of man — after he had created our first parents, and the beasts of the field, and the fowls of the air, and in fine, all things which are created — it must needs be that there was an opposition, even the forbidden fruit in opposition to the tree of life, the one being sweet and the other bitter. The two arms are embracing, and they are embracing the, symbol, which represents the marrow in the bones. 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 Lord. (Descent of Ishtar, obv., lines 5-6), [Robert F. Smith, "Shakespeare and the Book of Mormon," F.A.R.M.S., pp. The Lord warns Nephi to depart into the wilderness. (LDS Bible Dictionary, s. v. "Birthright," 625). 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). . Learn who He is and about his continued work in restoring his Gospel in our day. [Randall Spackman, "An Introduction to Book of Mormon Chronology" F.A.R.M.S., p. 14] [See Appendix A], I have seen a vision, in which I know that Jerusalem is destroyed (. Job expressed the idea that the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away (Job 1:21). [Thomas R. Valletta ed., According to David Lamb, though the scriptures abound with numerous covenant terms and statements, one of the most beautiful is the usage of the word "friend." 24, 26-27] [See the commentary on Alma 20:4]. And the law is given unto men; and by the law no flesh is justified, or by the law men are cut off. We will have more to say about colophons in the commentary for 1 Nephi 1:1-3. 27-35], Note* Once again "the last records" which Nephi saw come forth in vision unto the Gentiles (the Book of Mormon . First and Second were added to the titles of the Books of Nephi by Oliver Cowdery when preparing the book for printing. These blessings were present when the people were faithful. Furthermore, according to 2 Nephi 25:9-10, the destruction of Jerusalem came "immediately after my father left Jerusalem." 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. An account of the death of Lehi. [Noel B. Reynolds, Lehi As Moses," in Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, Vol. 1 And now, Jacob, I speak unto you: Thou art my a firstborn in the days of my tribulation in the wilderness. Abraham is referred to as a "friend of God" because of his covenant relationship with the great Jehovah. and arise from the dust, and hear the words of a trembling parent, whose limbs ye must soon lay down in the cold and silent grave, from whence no traveler can return; . "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). An account of the death of Lehi. And if ye shall say there is no sin, ye shall also say there is no righteousness. 2 Nephi 11. Moreover, their continued possession of this bountiful land was contingent on their keeping the commandments (see Deuteronomy 8:1, 7-10). 15:1 And it came to pass that after I, Nephi, had been carried away in the spirit, and seen all these things, I returned to the ten of my father. The Cold and Silent Grave, from Whence No Traveler Can Return: , III, i, 78-80, "But that the dread of something after death, / The undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns. The other five exodus accounts are found in 2 Nephi 5:5, Omni 1:13, Mosiah 18:34, 22:11, and Alma 27:11-4. [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. And now it came to pass 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. [Amy Blake Hardison, "Being a Covenant People," in Covenants Prophecies and Hymns of the Old Testament, p. 27] [See the commentary on 1 Nephi 2:20; 1 Nephi 5:5; 1 Nephi 17:36-38; Ether 2:8]. It's very important. Lehi prophesied that Jerusalem would be destroyed because of its wickedness. [L.D.S. Isaiah 41:8 states: "But thou, Israel, art my servant Jacob whom I have chosen, The seed of Abraham, The usage of the word "friend" in this context refers to more than just a friendly relationship; it is a covenant term which tells us that Nephi and Zoram are in covenant. A footnote for the word Nephi in that verse refers us back to 3 Nephi 23:7 which has reference to Nephi, the Lord's disciple. Lehi Blesses His Sons in the Wilderness. the words of this covenant . . Religious Educator … According to John Welch, since Lehi is the only figure in the Book of Mormon called "our father" (2 Nephi 1:1), this designation appears to be a unique reference to Lehi's patriarchal position at the head of Nephite civilization, society, and religion. . Each covenant binds us to him in purpose and heart. 2 Nephi 1:15 Encircled About Eternally in the Arms of His Love: Near the end of his life, Lehi declares to his sons that "the Lord hath redeemed my soul from hell; I have beheld his glory, and I am encircled about eternally in the arms of his love" (2 Nephi 1:15). (3) These Are Considered the Prophet's Last Words: Lehi's perception that his life is near an end drives the timing of his remarks (2 Nephi 1:13-15). 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 ye have murmured because he hath been plain unto you. And because that they are redeemed from the Fall, they have become free for ever — knowing good from evil — to act for themselves and not to be acted upon, save it be by the punishment of the law at the great and last day, according to the commandments which God hath given. (8) The New Land Is a Choice Land: Moses declared the Lord gave the Israelites their new land (see Deuteronomy 5:16; compare 27:2). For he gave commandment that all men must repent, for he shewed unto all men that they were lost because of the transgression of their parents. 2. The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways. . A seventh took place in 2,200 BC ( Ether 1 :39-42 ) Our family consisted of my father Lehi, my mother Sariah, my older brothers, Laman, Lemuel and Sam, and myself. The Semitic version of the same story has lines similarly applicable to Lehi's imagery: To the house from which he who enters never goes forth; To the road whose path does not lead back. Lehi prophesies of a land of liberty—His seed will be scattered and smitten if they reject the Holy One of Israel—He exhorts his sons to put on the armor of righteousness. [Amy Blake Hardison, "Being a Covenant People," in, , pp. However, Spackman has pointed out that at any time following his vision in the first year of Zedekiah's reign, Lehi could have factually proclaimed, "I have seen a vision in which I know that Jerusalem is destroyed." Second Nephi begins with the prophecies of Lehi concerning the future of his seed, and speaks to his posterity. When my boys go out on a mission, I say to them, "Boys, God is your father's friend; He has always been his friend; you can trust Him and can call upon Him with confidence; for I tell you that while I live and keep His commandments, God will watch over my children and will preserve and bless them." "This generally included a land inheritance as well as the authority to preside." (11`) God Will Be Good and Merciful to the People: Lehi echoes a persistent Mosaic theme when he consistently explains God's actions towards his people in terms of his mercy and "infinite goodness" (see 2 Nephi 1:3, 10). © 2021 Scriptures.info - Text V1.241 - 2020.10.03. . that ye may prosper in all that ye do" (Deuteronomy 29:9, see also 28:15, 29; 7:11-15). So it will be with every faithful man and woman.2, It should be noted also that God intends his covenants to span generations and even eternities (as with Zoram and Nephi--"forever"). Lehi prophesied that Jerusalem would be destroyed because of its wickedness. So it will be with every faithful man and woman. "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). . But behold, his sharpness was the sharpness of the power of the word of God which was in him, and that which ye call anger was the truth according to that which is in God, which he could not restrain, manifesting boldly concerning your iniquities. His journeyings in the wilderness, etc. Lehi elaborates extensively on this formula. the words of this covenant . Adams, Jr., William J.. “Nephi’s Jerusalem and Laban’s Sword.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of … Concerning the promise of land we find: The Lord . . But behold, all things have been done in the wisdom of him who knoweth all things. . (Sumerian Descent of Inanna). 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 Nevertheless, Jacob, my firstborn in the wilderness, thou knowest the greatness of God; and he shall consecrate thine a afflictions for thy gain. . But behold, his will be done, for his ways are righteousness for ever. These Are Considered the Prophet's Last Words: Lehi's perception that his life is near an end drives the timing of his remarks (2 Nephi 1:13-15). An account of the death of Lehi. . And if there be no righteousness, there be no happiness. For instance, one of the words is "friend." Lehi rehearses his peoples rebellions and murmurings, particularly against both him and Nephi during their ocean crossing (see 2 Nephi 1:2, 24-26). 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. 2 Nephi 1:21-24 My Sons . Artist: Ronald Crosby. This is a picture of the symbol for life--actually the umbilical cord, the navel. And I have none other object save it be the everlasting welfare of your souls. Nephi’s brethren rebel against him. Second Book Of Nephi Chapter 1 2ND NEPHI 1:1. But, as Lehi goes on to explain, it is the redemption from the transgression accomplished by the Messiah in the fulness of times that makes men free to choose between the two (see 2 Nephi 2:18, 26, 27; see also 2:11, 2:30). Also, this is the embrace. (Deuteronomy 28:8-9). 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 . The king is being embraced by his father after obtaining all things. My heart hath been weighed down with sorrow from time to time, for I have feared, lest for the hardness of your hearts, the Lord your God should come out in the fullness of his wrath upon you, that ye be cut off and destroyed for ever, or that a cursing should come upon you for the space of many generations, and ye are visited by sword and by famine, and are hated, and are led according to the will and captivity of the Devil. 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). 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. (10) The People Can Be a Choice and Favored People: Lehi expresses the wish that his people "might be a choice and a favored people of the Lord" (2 Nephi 1:19). Wherefore, he is the firstfruits unto God, inasmuch as he shall make intercession for all the children of men, and they that believe in him shall be saved. 2 Nephi 12. 2 Nephi, Chapter 1 1. According to Hugh Nibley, the idea of being encircled about by the Savior's arms has parallels in the celebration of Yom Kippur. Moses repeatedly warns the Israelites of a choice between a blessing and a cursing (see Deuteronomy 11:26-28; 28:15-20). The final step is this embrace. . Lehi called Jacob "my first-born in the days … (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). Statutes and Judgments Are to Be Remembered. (, To the road whose path does not lead back. 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). 24, 26-27] [See the commentary on Alma 20:4]. This is what we do here in the rite of the Atonement in Israel. He says here, "I give thee all life and power." . 2 Nephi 19. And the days of the children of men were prolonged according to the will of God, that they might repent while in the flesh. . Church, The Ensign, March 1977, inside back cover] [see also The Ensign, January 1988, p. 30]. Awake my sons, put on the armor of righteousness, shake off the chains with which ye are bound, and come forth out of obscurity, and arise from the dust. . We often describe this relationship with such phrases as "bosom buddies" or "soul mates." Wherefore, he said unto Eve — yea, even that old serpent which is the Devil, which is the father of all lies — wherefore, he said, Partake of the forbidden fruit and ye shall not die, but ye shall be as God, knowing good and evil. . And after Adam and Eve had partaken of the forbidden fruit, they were driven out from the Garden of Eden to till the earth. [Thomas R. Valletta ed., The Book of Mormon for Latter-day Saint Families, 1999, p. 73]. And the Messiah cometh in the fullness of time, that he may redeem the children of men from the Fall. Here we have the process going on from a famous picture in the temple of Karnak where he is washed here and then clothed. . Jacob states that Isaiah spoke “concerning things which are, and which are to come” … Moses repeatedly refers to the statutes and judgments of God (see Deuteronomy 4:1, 5, 8, 14, 40, 45). For behold, ye have accused him that he sought power and authority over you, but I know that he hath not sought for power nor authority over you, but he hath sought the glory of God and your own eternal welfare. His journeyings in the wilderness, and so forth. Nevertheless, ye sought to take away his life; yea, and he hath suffered much sorrow because of you. In [Yom Kippur] it was the front curtain or the veil of the tabernacle. According to Amy Hardison, ancient covenants spelled out the attending blessings and curses. 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. He will receive you personally, take your hand, and give you the signs and tokens himself when you come, as he did to the Nephites when he visited them after his resurrection (see 3 Nephi 11:13-17). (, Hear the words of a trembling parent, whose limbs ye must soon lay down in the cold and silent grave (. Nephi’s brethren rebelleth against him. There are 14 Mosaic themes and circumstances that Lehi invoked in his sermon recorded in 2 Nephi 1. . Artist: Gary Kapp. It's very clear as a matter of fact. He is anointed and then he is introduced into the presence of the king. Chapter 4. . 2 Nephi 1:30 And I Know That Thou [Zoram] Art a True Friend unto My Son, Nephi, Forever: In 2 Nephi 1-4, the prophet Lehi is pronouncing upon the heads of his children certain covenant blessings. Nevertheless, Jacob, my first born in the wilderness, thou knowest the greatness of God; and he shall consecrate thine afflictions for thy gain. 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. And it must needs be that the power of God must be with him, even unto his commanding you that ye must obey. 2 Nephi 19 (Isaiah Text & Commentary): Chapter 19 Note** Verse 19:1 is the last verse of Isaiah chapter 8 in the Hebrew Bible and in the German Bible. Here is a picture from the twenty-fifth dynasty. (7) Rebellions and Murmurings Are Rehearsed: Lehi rehearses his peoples rebellions and murmurings, particularly against both him and Nephi during their ocean crossing (see 2 Nephi 1:2, 24-26). 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. Ye say that he hath used sharpness, ye say that he hath been angry with you. Lehi elaborates extensively on this formula1 by linking it to the transgression of Adam and Eve, which they committed in the hope of gaining a knowledge of good and evil and the difference between them. 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 Lord denied Moses the opportunity of entering "that good land" and thus Moses "must die in this land" (Deuteronomy 4:21-22). Chapter 1 Lehi prophesies of a land of liberty—His seed will be scattered and smitten if … shall bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. Wherefore, because thou hast been faithful, thy seed shall be blessed with his seed, that they dwell in prosperity long upon the face of this land. But, as Lehi goes on to explain, it is the redemption from the transgression accomplished by the Messiah in the fulness of times that makes men free to choose between the two (see 2 Nephi 2:18, 26, 27; see also 2:11, 2:30). And all things which were created must have remained in the same state which they were after they were created; and they must have remained for ever and had no end. [David Lamb, "Friend: A Covenant Term," in, , Vol. Church, , March 1977, inside back cover] [see also. Similarly, Moses warned his people (see Deuteronomy 4:25; 7:9; 4:9-10). 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. And behold, in thy childhood thou hast suffered afflictions and much sorrow, because of the rudeness of thy brethren. To 2 Nephi 1:5-9 ) being taken back into his embrace again, `` friend a... 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