THE BOOK OF NEPHI
THE SON OF NEPHI, WHO WAS THE SON OF HELAMAN, WHO WAS THE SON OF HELAMAN
Jesus gives us a sign: the Book of Mormon--It must be believed by everyone--Whoever refuses will be severely punished--Jesus
reads from the books of Micah and Isaiah. (34 CE)
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Jesus gives us a sign -- The Book of Mormon
1 And verily I say unto you, I give unto you a sign, that ye may
know the time when these things shall be about to take place -- that I shall gather in, from their long dispersion,
my people, O house of Israel, and shall establish again among them my Zion;
2 And behold, this is the thing which I will give unto you for a sign -- for verily I
say unto you that when these things which I declare unto you, and which I shall declare unto you
hereafter of myself, and by the power of the Holy Ghost which shall be given unto you of the Father,
shall be made known unto the Gentiles that they may know concerning this people who are a remnant of
the house of Jacob, and concerning this my people who shall be scattered by them;
3 Verily, verily, I say unto you, when these things shall be made known unto them of the
Father, and shall come forth of the Father, from them unto you;
Jesus continues his speach to the Nephites:
I'll give you a sign,
so you'll know when these things will begin to happen.
4 For it is wisdom in the Father that they should be established in this land, and be
set up as a free people by the power of the Father, that these things might come forth from them
unto a remnant of your seed, that the covenant of the Father may be fulfilled which he hath
covenanted with his people, O house of Israel;
There will be a free people set up on this land.
5 Therefore, when these works and the works which shall be wrought among you hereafter
shall come forth from the Gentiles, unto your seed which shall dwindle in unbelief because of
These works will come from the Gentiles, since your seed will dwindle in unbelief.
6 For thus it behooveth the Father that it should come forth from the Gentiles, that
he may show forth his power unto the Gentiles, for this cause that the Gentiles, if they will not
harden their hearts, that they may repent and come unto me and be baptized in my name and know of
the true points of my doctrine, that they may be numbered among my people, O house of Israel;
That way the Gentiles will repent, get baptized, know the true points of my doctrine, and join my people.
7 And when these things come to pass that thy seed shall begin to know these things --
it shall be a sign unto them, that they may know that the work of the Father hath already commenced
unto the fulfilling of the covenant which he hath made unto the people who are of the house of
When these things happen and your seed begins to know these things, it'll be a sign to them.
8 And when that day shall come,
it shall come to pass that kings shall shut their
mouths; for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard
shall they consider.
Then the kings will shut their mouths. 
9 For in that day, for my sake shall the Father work a work,
which shall be a great and a marvelous work among them; and there shall be among them those who
will not believe it, although a man shall declare it unto them.
There will be a great and a marvelous work done among them, but some won't believe it, even though a man will
tell them it's true. 
10 But behold, the life of my servant shall be in my hand; therefore they shall not
hurt him, although he shall be marred because of them. Yet I will heal him, for I will show unto
them that my wisdom is greater than the cunning of the devil.
But I'll protect my servant  from them.
I'll make him wiser than the devil.
Jesus will destroy the unbelievers
11 Therefore it shall come to pass that
whosoever will not believe in my words, who am
Jesus Christ, which the Father shall cause him to bring forth unto the Gentiles, and shall give
unto him power that he shall bring them forth unto the Gentiles, (it shall be done even as Moses
said) they shall be cut off from among my people who are of the covenant.
Whoever refuses to believe will be cut off.
12 And my people who are a remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles, yea, in the
midst of them as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep,
who, if he go through both treadeth down and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver.
My people will be like a lion among the Gentiles who will be like sheep. 
13 Their hand shall be lifted up upon their adversaries, and
all their enemies shall be cut off.
Their enemies will be cut off.
14 Yea, wo be unto the Gentiles except they repent; for
it shall come to pass in
that day, saith the Father, that I will cut off thy horses out
of the midst of thee, and I will destroy thy chariots;
Woe be to the Gentiles unless they convert.
I'll kill their horses and destroy their chariots.
15 And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down
all thy strongholds;
16 And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thy land, and thou
shalt have no more soothsayers;
and witchcrafts, and there'll be no more soothsayers.
17 Thy graven images I will also cut off, and thy
standing images out of the midst of thee, and thou shalt no more worship the works of thy hands;
I'll cut off their graven images,
18 And I will pluck up thy groves out of the midst of thee;
so will I destroy thy cities.
19 And it shall come to pass that all lyings, and deceivings, and envyings, and
strifes, and priestcrafts, and whoredoms, shall be done away.
There'll be no more lyings, deceivings, envyings, strifes, priestcrafts, and whoredoms.
20 For it shall come to pass, saith the Father, that at that day
whosoever will not
repent and come unto my Beloved Son, them will I cut off from among my people, O house of
The Father says he'll cut off whoever won't repent.
21 And I will execute vengeance and fury upon them, even as upon the heathen, such
as they have not heard.
I'll send my fury on them, like I do to the heathen.
22 But if they will repent and hearken unto my words, and harden not their hearts,
I will establish my church among them, and they shall come in unto the covenant and be numbered
among this the remnant of Jacob, unto whom I have given this land for their inheritance;
23 And they shall assist my people, the remnant of Jacob, and also as many of the
house of Israel as shall come, that they may build a city, which shall be called the New
24 And then shall they assist my people that they may be gathered in, who are scattered
upon all the face of the land, in unto the New Jerusalem.
25 And then shall the power of heaven come down among them; and I also will be in
26 And then shall the work of the Father commence at that day, even when this
gospel shall be preached among the remnant of this people. Verily I say unto you, at that day
shall the work of the Father commence among all the dispersed of my people, yea, even the tribes
which have been lost, which the Father hath led away out of Jerusalem.
27 Yea, the work shall commence among all the dispersed of my people, with the Father
to prepare the way whereby they may come unto me, that they may call on the Father in my name.
28 Yea, and then shall the work commence, with the Father among all nations in
preparing the way whereby his people may be gathered home to the land of their inheritance.
But if they repent, I'll establish my church among them.
29 And they shall go out from all nations; and they
shall not go out in haste, nor go by flight, for I will go before them,
saith the Father, and I will be their rearward.
The Father says he'll go before them and go after them.
- Kings shall shut their mouths. (v.8)
Jesus finds some more silly and nasty verses from the books of Micah and Isaiah. See below for the details.
- A great and a marvelous work (v.9)
There's no doubt (at least to the LDS church) about what the great and marveloous worrk is: it's the
Book of Mormon, of course.
- My servant (v.10)
And Jesus's servant is Joseph Smith.
Seminary Teaching Manual for 3 Nephi 21-22)
- As a young lion among the flocks of sheep (v.12)
Jesus's people (the Mormons) will be like a lion among the flocks of sheep. Jesus will strengthen the hand of
the Mormons and cut off all of their adversaries.
And it came to pass: 21:8, 11, 14, 19, 20
Behold: 21:2, 10
Yea: 21:12, 14, 26, 27, 28
Dwindle in unbelief: 21:5
(21:8) kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told
them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider. Isaiah 52:15
(12:9) Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder...
(21:12) And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of
the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in
pieces, and none can deliver. Micah 5:8
(21:13) Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be cut off. Micah 5:9
(21:14) And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord, that I will cut off thy horses out of the midst of thee, and I
will destroy thy chariots: Micah 5:10
(21:15) And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down all thy strong holds: Micah 5:11
(21:16) And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers: Micah 5:12
(21:17) Thy graven images also will I cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt no more
worship the work of thine hands. Micah 5:13
(21:18) And I will pluck up thy groves out of the midst of thee: so will I destroy thy cities. Micah 5:14
(21:29) For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the Lord will go before you; and the God of Israel will
be your rereward. Isaiah 52:12
- The Annotated Book of Mormon
- 3 Nephi 21