1 Nephi 6
It mattereth not to me that I am particular
Nephi is not going to say anything about the plates, except to say that he and his family are descendants of Joseph--He's trying
to use as few words as possible since he's writing on metal plates--He's not going to write pleasing things--He's going to give commandment
unto his seed.
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|6:1 And now I, Nephi, do not give the genealogy of my fathers in
this part of my record; neither at any time shall I give it after upon these plates which I
am writing; for it is given in the record which has been kept by my father; wherefore, I do
not write it in this work. ||
(6:1-6) It sufficeth me to say that we are descendants of Joseph.
In the last chapter, Lehi's family spoke in a certain manner of language. In this chapter,
Nephi says nothing at all.
He's not going to say anything about the plates that he murdered Laban for,
except to say that he and his family are descendants of Joseph.
Nephi is trying to use as few words as possible, since he is writing on metal plates.
It mattereth not to him that he is particular to give a full account of all the things, etc., etc., etc.
So he's not going to write pleasing things; he's going to give commandment unto his seed.
|6:2 For it sufficeth me to say that we are descendants of
|6:3 And it mattereth not to me that I am particular to give a full
account of all the things of my father, for they cannot be written upon these plates, for
I desire the room that I may write of the things of God.
|6:4 For the fulness of mine intent is that I may persuade men to
come unto the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, and be saved.
|6:5 Wherefore, the things which are pleasing unto the world I do
not write, but the things which are pleasing unto God and unto those who are not of the
|6:6 Wherefore, I shall give commandment unto my seed, that they
shall not occupy these plates with things which are not of worth unto the children of
(6:5) they are not of the world. John 17:14