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2 Nephi 11
Nephi's soul delights in the words of Isaiah
Jacob finally quites preaching--Nephi's decides to include 13 (more) chapters from the Book of Isaiah
|11:1 And now, Jacob spake many more things to my people at that time; nevertheless only these things have I
caused to be written, for the things which I have written sufficeth me. ||
(11:1) The things which I have written sufficeth me.|
In chapter 11, Nephi's little brother, Jacob, continues his preaching, saying "many more things," but,
lucky for us, Nephi only wrote down those things that sufficed him.
(11:2) And now I, Nephi, write more of the words of Isaiah, for my soul delighteth in his words.
After sufficing himself with Jacob's words, Nephi decides to throw in another 13 chapters from the Book of Isaiah (He's already included four chapters.
See 1 Nephi 20-21;
2 Nephi 6-8),
because he likes Isaiah so darned much (and he needs to make his little book a little bigger).
|11:2 And now I, Nephi, write more of the words of Isaiah, for my soul delighteth in his words.
For I will liken his words unto my people, and I will send them forth unto all my children,
for he verily saw my Redeemer, even as I have seen him.
|11:3 And my brother, Jacob, also has seen him as I have seen him; wherefore, I will send their words forth
unto my children to prove unto them that my words are true. Wherefore, by the words of three, God hath said, I will
establish my word. Nevertheless, God sendeth more witnesses, and he proveth all his words.
|11:4 Behold, my soul delighteth in proving unto my people the truth of the coming of Christ; for, for this end
hath the law of Moses been given; and all things which have been given of God from the beginning of the world, unto man,
are the typifying of him. ||
(11:4-7) My soul delighteth in proving unto my people the truth of the coming of Christ.|
Nephi's soul delights in making things up about Jesus.
|11:5 And also my soul delighteth in the covenants of the Lord which he hath made to our fathers; yea, my soul
delighteth in his grace, and in his justice, and power, and mercy in the great and eternal plan of deliverance from
|11:6 And my soul delighteth in proving unto my people that save Christ should
come all men must perish. ||
|11:7 For if there be no Christ there be no God; and if there be no God we are not, for there could have been
no creation. But there is a God, and he is Christ, and he cometh in the fulness of his own time. ||
|11:8 And now I write some of the words of Isaiah, that whoso of my people shall see these words may lift up
their hearts and rejoice for all men. Now these are the words, and ye may liken them unto you and unto all men. ||
(1:8) And now I write some of the words of Isaiah.|
Nephi begins copying 13 chapters from the book of Isaiah. (Chapters 12-14
in 2 Nephi correspond to chapters 2-14 in the Book of Isaiah.)
- Dwindling in Unbelief
- 2 Nephi 11-24: Padding Isaiah
- The Annotated Book of Mormon
- 2 Nephi 11