Evidence #6 | April 30, 2024

Chiasmus Overview

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Abstract

The Book of Mormon’s pervasive and often complex chiastic structures are better explained as having come from various ancient writers than as having been created by Joseph Smith, especially under the circumstances described by the witnesses of the translation.

Introduction

Chiasmus is a type of literary structure that has been used in both poetry and prose for thousands of years in a variety of cultures and languages. It can be described as an inverted parallelism, where key words, phrases, or ideas in the first half of the structure are reversed and repeated in the second half. For example, Jesus taught that “many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first” (Matthew 19:30). To help readers keep track of corresponding elements, chiasms are often formatted as follows:

   Amany that are first
    Bshall be last;                                                                                                                                           
    Band the last
   Ashall be first.

Not all chiasms, however, are so simple or follow precisely the same pattern. This more developed chiasm from Christ’s Sermon on the Mount has a 7-layer structure:

   AYe shall know them by their fruts.
    BDo men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
     CEven so every good tree
      Dbringeth forther good fruit;
       EBut a corrupt tree
        Fbringeth forth evil fruit.
         A good tree                                                                                             
        Fcannot bring forth evil fruit
       Eneither can a corrupt tree 
      Dbring forth good fruit.
     CEvery tree
    Bthat bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
   AWherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. (Matthew 7:16–20)

Notice that in this chiasm the middle element (G) stands on its own without being repeated. Moreover, instead of being similar or the same, elements C  are related but opposite concepts (the first instance discusses men who gather fruit for harvest and the second mentions the fruit-bearing trees being cast into a fire to be destroyed). Thus, while the fundamental parallel structure (inverted repetition) is always present, chiasmus can be implemented in a variety of nuanced ways.

Criteria for Identifying Chiasmus

In the last fifty years, scholars in many fields have found, or proposed to find, chiasms in ancient Ugaritic, Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, Latin, and Mesoamerican writings, as well as in Medieval, Renaissance, Arabian, Hindu, and Modern literatures, including Shakespeare, Montaigne, and beyond. It has also been abundantly identified in the Book of Mormon.1 

Some researchers have overzealously engaged in what can be called chiasmania—seeing chiasmus everywhere in writings, whether it was likely intended or not.2 Others, meanwhile, have argued that chiasmus may have occurred by mere chance in the Book of Mormon or in other texts.3 These opposing perspectives attest to the need for reliable criteria to distinguish between chiastic patterns that were most likely deliberate creations and those that occur randomly. Fortunately, a number of scholars have addressed this issue and their efforts have now been brought together for easy comparison on the Chiasmus Resources website.4 The most widely agreed upon standards can be summarized as follows:

  1. Chiasms should conform to natural literary boundaries.
  2. A climax or turning point should usually be found at the center.
  3. A chiasm’s inverted pattern should display a relatively well-balanced symmetry.
  4. Most of a chiasm’s repeated words or ideas should have significant meaning.
  5. Chiasms should manifest little, if any, extraneous repetition or divergent material.
  6. Chiastic structures should typically not compete or overlap with other strong literary forms.

While these criteria are helpful, the evaluation of chiastic structures necessarily remains an interpretive exercise. Hence, rather than advancing absolute, final judgments, those proposing chiastic arrangements in a text should recognize that all “chiastic passages manifest varying degrees of chiasticity.”5 It is even possible that different individuals will agree generally that a passage is chiastic, but may disagree on the particulars of its arrangement. In the final analysis, one can never definitively prove that an author intended to implement a chiasm. Yet, when a given proposal meets many or all of the most widely accepted standards, a chiasm’s likelihood of being intentional significantly increases.

In this regard, some researchers have sought to reduce the role of reader subjectivity by using statistical methods to evaluate chiastic patterns.6 These methods are able to determine that some proposed chiastic patterns were very likely to have been created deliberately, but they cannot prove if others which, statistically speaking, could plausibly have occurred by chance, actually did occur by chance.7 As such, statistical analysis is best used together with additional criteria to evaluate the merits of any proposed chiasm.8

Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon

John W. Welch

The presence of chiasmus in the Book of Mormon was discovered by John W. Welch in 1967 while he was serving as a missionary in Germany.9 After returning home from his mission, Welch further developed and eventually published his findings,10 which helped initiate a wave of new literary studies on the Book of Mormon, including many more explorations of its use of chiasmus.11 Since then, various scholars and researchers have proposed hundreds of chiastic structures in its pages (see Chiasmus Resources).

These chiasms vary in length, complexity, and persuasiveness, but many of them measure up well against even the strictest sets of criteria. For example, statistical analysis conducted by Boyd and Farrell Edwards indicates that some of the Book of Mormon’s chiasms—namely Alma 36Mosiah 3:18–19Mosiah 5:10–12, and Helaman 6:9–11—are very unlikely to have occurred randomly or by accident.12 More recently, Dennis Newton has applied the same statistical technique to 15 chiasms in 1 and 2 Nephi, finding “there is strong likelihood that nine of these were composed intentionally and that it is probable that another three were intentional.”13 

Although the verses in Helaman 6:9–11 are statistically significant on their own, a good case can be made that the chiasm should be expanded to include Helaman 6:7–13.

Overall, the Book of Mormon manifests a remarkable degree of chiasticity. Even if some of its proposed chiasms were not deliberately intended by the text’s authors, there are so many good candidates that it is hard to see them collectively as having been produced unintentionally or by random chance. For a comprehensive list of formatted chiasms in the text, see the Appendix.

Could Joseph Smith Have Known about Chiasmus in 1829?

William Shakespeare. The Chandos portrait  (held by the National Portrait Gallery, London). Image via Wikipedia.org. 

Some Renaissance authors,14 especially William Shakespeare,15 made use of chiasmus in English texts. And to varying degrees the inverted structure persisted into the 19th century.16 However, discussions of chiasmus (or related concepts) seem to crop up rather infrequently in either the literature of Joseph Smith’s day or in the extensive volumes of literary criticism that have since been published about the literature of his time.17 Even when chiasmus has been identified in 18th or early-19th century texts, most proposed instances are simple A-B-B-A patterns.18 Some examples of macro chiastic structures (sometimes referred to in literary studies as “ring compositions” or “ring forms”) are also found in texts from that era,19 but such large structures are rather different from most of the proposed chiasms in the Book of Mormon.20

It is also possible that Joseph Smith could have learned about chiasmus from emerging biblical studies, but the relevant research was primarily being published across the ocean in London. In his investigation of this subject over the years, Welch has found no evidence that the published research had “reached America, let alone Palmyra or Harmony, in the 1820s.”21 As close as one can find is a brief summary of John Jebb’s 1820 work that was included in the second, 1825 edition of Thomas Hartwell Horne’s massive introduction to the critical study of the Bible, printed both in London and Philadelphia.22 Yet, as Welch has argued, it is unlikely that Joseph Smith ever came across this summary.23 

Thomas Hartwell Horne’s three-volume Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures. These are from the 1818 edition printed in London. Image via abebooks.com.

Finally, some may assume that Joseph Smith simply noticed chiasmus in the Bible or in Shakespeare’s writings or from some other source. This possibility can never be completely ruled out, but it should be remembered that anything much more complex than chiastic couplets are typically not consciously noticed by readers. It took over 130 years for anyone to draw attention to the pervasive, complex chiastic structures in the Book of Mormon. And likely millions of people have read extensively from the Bible without ever recognizing its many chiasms. It is simply not a literary structure that readers—especially Western readers—are prone to consciously notice without it being pointed out to them.24 

What Does Chiasmus Prove in the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon indicates that it was written in an Egyptian script by ancient American prophets who preserved the literary tradition of their Hebrew ancestors. That being the case, it is noteworthy that chiasmus shows up anciently in Egyptian texts,25 and it was a “dominant, if not essential, element of Hebrew writing” in the centuries surrounding Lehi’s day.26 Preliminary evidence also suggests that chiasmus was prominent in early documents from Mesoamerica27—where many Latter-day Saint scholars and researchers believe the primary events recorded in the Book of Mormon took place. The large quantity of chiastic structures identified in the Book of Mormon is therefore what readers might expect to find, based on the text’s own claims about its origins and Joseph Smith’s understanding of its geographical setting.

Lehi, Nephi, and Jacob utilizing the plates. Image via Book of Mormon Central.

On the other hand, the Book of Mormon’s pervasive chiastic structures seem to be out of place for an early 19th century text. Perhaps further research will someday demonstrate that other texts from that literary era are comparable in their quantity and variety of complex, multi-layered chiasms, but until then, the Book of Mormon appears to have a remarkable—and perhaps unparalleled—degree of overall chiasticity for its time.

It should also be remembered that multiple witnesses described the Book of Mormon, a notably lengthy and complex book, as having been rapidly dictated (historical evidence suggests it was completed in approximately 60 working days28) by an uneducated farmer who didn’t make use of any outlines, reference materials, working notes, or substantive revisions.29 How an inexperienced author like Joseph Smith could have implemented so many impressive chiastic structures under such constraining circumstances remains to be explained by naturalistic theories about the text’s origins.30 At the very least, the text’s extraordinary chiasticity places a heavy burden on such theories, while at the same time helping affirm the Book of Mormon’s claimed ancient origins.

Donald W. Parry, Poetic Parallelisms in the Book of Mormon: The Complete Text Reformatted (Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2007), 565.

Robert F. Smith, “Assessing the Broad Impact of Jack Welch’s Discovery of Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon,” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 16, no. 2 (2007): 68–73, 98–99.

Boyd F. Edwards and W. Farrell Edwards, “Does Chiasmus Appear in the Book of Mormon by Chance?” BYU Studies Quarterly 43, no. 2 (2004): 103–130.

John W. Welch, “What Does Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon Prove?” in Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins, ed. Noel B. Reynolds (Provo, UT: FARMS, 1997), 199–224.

John W. Welch, “Criteria for Identifying and Evaluating the Presence of Chiasmus,” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 14, no. 2 (1995): 1–14.

John W. Welch, “Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon,” Ensign, February 1972, online at ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

See Appendix and also Chiasmus Resources.

See Appendix and also Chiasmus Resources.

 

 

1 Nephi 1:1–3

Ayea, having had a great knowledge of the goodness and the mysteries of God, 
 Btherefore I make a record of my proceedings in my days.
  CYea, I make a record in the language of my father, 
   Dwhich consists of the learning of the Jews                                                                                                          
  C and the language of the Egyptians.
 BAnd I know that the record which I make is true; and I make it with mine own hand; 
Aand I make it according to my knowledge.

1 Nephi 1:15–18

A because of the things which he had seen,
 B yea, which the Lord had shown unto him.
  C  AAnd now I, Nephi, do not make a full account
   D  Bof the things which my father hath written,
       Cfor he hath written many things
        D which he saw in visions                                                                                                              
        D and in dreams;
       Cand he also hath written many things
      Bwhich he prophesied and spake unto his children,
    EAof which I shall not make a full account.
    EABut I shall make an account of my proceedings in my days.
   D  BBehold, I make an abridgment of the record of my father,
       CUpon plates which I have made
       Cwith mine own hands;
      Bwherefore, after I have abridged the record of my father
  C  Athen will I make an account of mine own life. Therefore, I would that ye should know,
 BAthat after the Lord had shown
   Bso many marvelous things unto my father, Lehi, yea, concerning the destruction of Jerusalem,
    Cbehold he went forth among the people,
     Dand began to prophesy
     Dand to declare
    Cunto them
   Bconcerning the things
A Awhich he had both seen and heard.

1 Nephi 1:20–2 Nephi 2:1

Aand they also sought his life, that they might take it away.
 BBut behold, I, Nephi, will show unto you that the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance.
  CFor behold, it came to pass that the Lord spake unto my father, yea, even in a dream,                     
  Cand said unto him: Blessed art thou Lehi, because of the things which thou hast done;                              
 Band because thou hast been faithful and declared unto this people the things which I commanded thee, behold,
Athey seek to take away thy life.

1 Nephi 2:2–4

AAnd depart into the wilderness.
 BAnd it came to pass that
  Che was obedient unto the word of the Lord,
  Cwherefore he did as the Lord commanded him.                                                                                                     
 BAnd it came to pass that
Ahe departed into the wilderness.

1 Nephi 2:4–5

Asave it were his family,    
 Band provisions, and tents, and departed into the wilderness.    
  CAnd he came down by the borders near the shore of the Red Sea
   Dand he traveled in the wilderness                                                                                                                        
  Cin the borders which are nearer the Red Sea    
 Band he did travel in the wilderness
Awith his family,

1 Nephi 2:11–12

ANow this he spake because of the stiffneckedness of Laman and Lemuel;
 BFor behold they did murmur in many thigs against their father,
  Cbecause he was a visionary man,
   Dand had led them out of the land of Jerusalem,
    Eto leave the land of their inheritance, and their gold, and their silver,                                                   
    Eand their precious things,
   Dto perish in the wilderness.
  Cand this they said he had done because of the foolish imaginations of his heart.
 Band  this Laman and Lemuel, being the eldest, did murmur against their father.
Aand they did murmur because they knew not the dealings of that God who created them.

1 Nephi 3:3–12 

AAFor behold, Laban hath the record of the Jews
  Band also a genealogy of my forefathers,
   Cand they are engraven upon plates of brass.
 BWherefore, the Lord hath commanded me that thou and thy brothers should go unto the house of Laban, and seek the records, and bring them down hither into the wilderness.
  CAnd now, behold thy brothers murmur saying it is a hard thing which I have required of them; but behold I have not required it of them, but it is a commandment of the Lord.
   DTherefore go, my son, and thou shalt be favored of the Lord, because thou hast not murmured. And it came to pass that I, Nephi,
    Esaid unto my father:
     FI will go and do the things which
      G the Lord hath commanded, for I know that 
      Gthe Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men,                                                
     Fsave he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.
    EAnd it came to pass that when my father had heard these words he was exceedingly glad for he knew that I had been blessed of the Lord.
   DAnd I, Nephi, and my brethren took our journey in the wilderness, with our tents, to go up to the land of Jerusalem.
  C And it came to pass that when we had gone up to the land of Jerusalem, I and my brethren did consult one with another. 
 BAnd we cast lots—who of us should go in unto the house of Laban. And it came to pass that the lot fell upon Laman; and Laman went in unto the house of Laban, and he talked with him as he sat in his house. 
AAAnd he desired of Laban the records
   Cwhich were engraven upon the plates of brass,
  Bwhich contained the genealogy of my father.

1 Nephi 3:16—22 

AAtherefore let us go down to the land
  Bof our father’s inheritance,
   Cfor behold he left gold and silver,
    Dand all manner of riches.                                                                                                                              
 BAnd all this he hath done because of the commandments of the Lord. For he knew that Jerusalem must be destroyed, because of the wickedness of the people.
  CFor behold, they have rejected the words of the prophets. Wherefore if my father should dwell in the land after he hath been commanded to flee out of the land, behold, he would also perish. Wherefore, it must needs be that he flee out of the land. 
   DAnd behold, it is wisdom in God that we should obtain these records, that we may preserve unto our children the language of our fathers;
   DAnd also that we may preserve unto them the words which have been
  Cspoken by the mouth of all the holy prophets, which have been delivered unto them by the Spirit and power of God, since the world began, even down unto this present time.
 BAnd it came to pass that after this manner of language did I persuade my brethren, that they might be faithful in keeping the commandments of God.
AAAnd it came to pass that we went down to the land
  Bof our inheritance,
   Cand we did gather together our gold, and our silver,
    Dand our precious things.                                                                                                                               

1 Nephi 4:5—24

AAnd it was by night; and I caused that they should hide themselves without the walls.
 BAnd after they had hid themselves, I, Nephi, crept into the city and went forth towards the house of Laban. And I was led by the Spirit, not knowing beforehand the things which I should do. Nevertheless I went forth, and as I came near unto the house of Laban I beheld a man, and he had fallen to the earth before me, for he was drunken with wine. And when I came to him I found that it was Laban.
  CAnd I beheld his sword, and I drew it forth from the sheath thereof; and the hilt thereof was of pure gold, and the workmanship thereof was exceedingly fine, and I saw that the blade thereof was of the most precious steel.
   DAnd it came to pass that I was constrained by the Spirit that I should kill Laban; but I said in my heart: Never at any time have I shed the blood of man. And I shrunk and would that I might not slay him. And the Spirit said unto me again: Behold the Lord hath delivered him intothy hands. Yea, and I also knew that he had sought to take away mine own life; yea, and he would not hearken unto the commandments of the Lord; and he also had taken away our property.
    EAnd it came to pass that the Spirit said unto me again: Slay him, for the Lord hath delivered him into thy hands; Behold the Lord slayeth the wicked to bring forth his righteous purposes. It is better that one man should perish than that a nation should dwindle and perish in unbelief.
     FAnd now, when I, Nephi, had heard these words, I remembered the words of the Lord which he spake unto me in the wilderness, saying that: Inasmuch as thy seed shall keep my commandments, they shall prosper in the land of promise.
     FYea, and I also thought that they could not keep the commandments of the Lord according to the law of Moses, save they should have the law. And I also knew that the law was engraven upon the plates of brass.
    EAnd again, I knew that the Lord had delivered Laban into my hands for this cause—that I might obtain the records according to his commandments.
   DTherefore I did obey the voice of the Spirit, and took Laban by the hair of the head, and I smote off his head with his own sword.
  CAnd after I had smitten off his head with his own sword, I took the garments of Laban and put them upon mine own body; yea, even every whit; and I did gird on his armor about my loins.
 BAnd after I had done this, I went forth unto the treasury of Laban. And as I went forth towards the treasury of Laban, behold, I saw the servant of Laban who had the keys of the treasury. And I commanded him in the voice of Laban, that he should go with me into the treasury. And he supposed me to be his master, Laban, for he beheld the garments and also the sword girded about my loins. And he spake unto me concerning the elders of the Jews, he knowing that his master, Laban, had been out by night among them. And I spake unto him as if it had been Laban.
AAnd I also spake unto him that I should carry the engravings, which were upon the plates of brass, to my elder brethren, who were without the walls.

1 Nephi 4:32

Athat if he would hearken unto my words,
 Bas the Lord liveth,                                                                                                                                                            
 Band as I live,
Aeven so that if he would hearken unto our words, we would spare his life.

1 Nephi 4:33—35

AAnd I spake unto him, even with an oath,
 Bthat he need not fear;
  Cthat he should be a free man like unto us
   Dif he would go down in the wilderness with us.
    EAnd I also spake unto him, saying: Surely the Lord hath commanded
     Fus to do this thing;
     Fand shall we not be diligent                                                                                                                        
    Ein keeping the commandments of the Lord?
   DTherefore, if thou wilt go down into the wilderness to my father
  Cthou shalt have place with us.
 BAnd it came to pass that Zoram did take courage
Aat the words which I spake.

1 Nephi 4:38—5:6

And it came to pass that we took the plates of brass and the servant of Laban,
 and departed into the wilderness,
  and journeyed unto the tent of our father.
   And it came to pass that after we had come down into the wilderness unto
    our father,
      behold, he was filled with joy,
    and also my mother, Sariah,
     bwas exceedingly glad, for she truly had mourned because of us.
    EaFor she had supposed that we had perished in the wilderness;
     Fand she also had complained against my father,
       telling him that he was a visionary man; saying: Behold thou hast led us forth from the land of our inheritance,
     aand my sons are no more, and we perish in the wilderness.
     FbAnd after this manner of language had my mother complained against my father. And it had come to pass that my father spake unto her, saying:
       cI know that I am a visionary man; for if I had not seen the things of God in a vision I should not have known the goodness of God,                                                  
    Ebut had tarried at Jerusalem, and had perished with my brethren.
   DAnd after this manner of language did my father, Lehi, comfort my mother, Sariah,
  Cconcerning us, while we journeyed
 Bin the wilderness up to the land of Jerusalem
Ato obtain the record of the Jews.

1 Nephi 5:7—9

AA behold their joy was full, and my mother was comforted.
 BAnd she spake, saying:
  CNow I know of a surety that the Lord hath commanded my husband to flee into the wilderness;
   Dyea, and I also know of a surety that the Lord hath protected my sons,                                              
   Dand delivered them out of the hands of Laban,
  Cand given them power whereby they could accomplish the thing which the Lord hath commanded them.
 BAnd after this manner of language did she speak.
AAnd it came to pass that they did rejoice exceedingly, and did offer sacrifice and burnt offerings unto the Lord; and they gave thanks unto the God of Israel.

1 Nephi 5:14—16

AAnd it came to pass that my father, Lehi,
 aalso found upon the plates of brass a genealogy of his fathers;
  bwherefore he knew that he was a descendant of Joseph; yea, even that Joseph who was the son of Jacob, who was sold into Egypt,
 Band who was preserved by the hand of the Lord, that he might preserve his father, Jacob, and all his household from perishing with famine
  CAnd they were also led out of captivity
  Cand out of the land of Egypt,
 Bby that same God who had preserved them
AAnd thus my father, Lehi,
 adid discover the genealogy of his fathers.
  bAnd Laban also was a descendant of Joseph, wherefore he and his fathers had kept the records. 

1 Nephi 5:17—20

AAnd now when my father saw all these things, he was filled with the Spirit,
 Band began to prophesy concerning his seed—
  CThat these plates of brass should go forth 
   unto all nations, kindreds, tongues,                                                                                                                   
   and people who were of his seed.                                                                                                                      
  CWherefore, he said that these plates of brass should never perish; neither should they be dimmed any more by time.
 BAnd he prophesied many things concerning his seed
AAnd it came to pass that thus far I and my father had kept the commandments wherewith the Lord had commanded us.

1 Nephi 6:12 

AAnd now I, Nephi, do not give the genealogy of my father in this part of my record    
 Bneither at any time shall I give it after upon these plates    
  Cwhich I am writing;                                                                                                                                                
   Dfor it is given in the record                                                                                                                    
  Cwhich has been kept by my father;    
 Bwherefore, I do not write it in this work.
AFor it sufficeth me to say that we are descendants of Joseph.

1 Nephi 7:3—5

Athat I, Nephi, did again, with my brethren, go forth into the wilderness
 Bto go up to Jerusalem
  CAnd it came to pass that we went up unto the house of Ishmael,
   Dand we did gain favor in the sight of Ishmael,
    Einsomuch that we did speak unto him the words of the Lord                                                                    
   DAnd it came to pass that the Lord did soften the heart of Ishmael,
  Cand also his household,
 Binsomuch that they took their journey with us
Adown into the wilderness to the tent of our father.

1 Nephi 7:13

Ashall be fulfilled
 Bconcerning the destruction of Jerusalem;
  Cfor all things which the Lord hath spoken                                                                                                                 
 Bconcerning the destruction of Jerusalem
Amust be fulfilled.

1 Nephi 7:16—19

Aaathey were angry with him
  bbAnd it came to pass that they did lay their hands upon me,
  afor behold, they were exceedingly wroth,
   band they did bind me with cords,
   cfor they sought to take away my life, that they might leave me in the wilderness to be devoured by wild beasts.                                                                                                                                                                
 BBut it came to pass that I prayed unto the Lord, saying:
  CO Lord, according to my faith which is in thee, wilt thou deliver me from the hands of my brethren;
  Cyea, even give me strength that I may burst these bands with which I am bound.
 BAnd it came to pass that when I had said these words, behold, the bands were loosed from off my hands and feet, and I stood before my brethren, and I spake unto them again.
AaAnd it came to pass that they were angry with me again,
  band sought to lay hands upon me; but behold, one of the daughters of Ishmael, yea, and also her mother, and one of the sons of Ishmael, did plead with my brethren,
   cinsomuch that they did soften their hearts; and they did cease striving to take away my life.                 

 1 Nephi 8:8—9

AI began to pray unto the Lord
 Bthat he would have mercy on me, 
 Baccording to the multitude of his tender mercies.                                                                                                       
AAnd it came to pass after I had prayed unto the Lord

1 Nephi 8:10—12

Awhose fruit was desirable
 Bto make one happy
  CAnd it came to pass that I did go forth and partake of the fruit therof;                                                  
   Daand I beheld that it was most sweet,                                                                                                          
     babove all that I ever before tasted.                                                                                                            
   DaYea, and I beheld that the fruit thereof was white,
     bto exceed all the whitness that I had ever seen.
  CAnd as I partook of the fruit thereof
 Bit filled my soul with exceedingly great joy;
Awherefore, I begain to be desirous

 1 Nephi 8:22—23

AAnd it came to pass that they did come forth,
 Band commence in the path which led to the tree.
  CAnd it came to pass that there arose a mist of darkness;                                                                                      
  Cyea, even an exceedingly great mist of darkness,
 Binsomuch that they who had commenced in the path did lose their way,
Athat they wandered off and were lost.

1 Nephi 9:3—5

AaNevertheless, I have received a commandment of the Lord
  bthat I should make these plates
   cfor the special purpose that there should be an account engraven of the ministry of my people.
 B  dUpon the other plates should be engraven an account of the reign of the kings,
     eand the wars
      fand the contentions of my people                                                                                                    
  awherefore these plates
   bare for the more part of the ministry
    cand the other plates
     dare for the more part of the reign of the kings
      eand the wars
       fand contentions of my people                                                                                                          
AaWherefore, the Lord hath commanded me
  bto make these plates
   cfor a wise purpose in him, which purpose I know not.                                                                       

1 Nephi 11:11

Afor I spake unto him as a man speaketh;
 Bfor I beheld that he was in the form of a man;
 Byet nevertheless, I knew that it was the Spirit of the Lord;                                                                                       
Aand he spake unto me as a man speaketh with another.

1 Nephi 11:16—22

AaAnd he said unto me: Knowest thou the condescension of God?
  bAnd I said unto him: I know that he loveth his children; nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things.
 BAnd he said unto me: Behold the virgin whom thou seest is the mother of the Son of God, after the manner of the flesh.
  CAnd it came to pass that I beheld that she was carried away in the Spirit;
  Cand after she had been carried away in the Spirit for the space of a time the angel spake unto me, saying: Look!
 BAnd I looked and beheld the virgin again, bearing a child in her arms.
AaAnd the angel said unto me: Behold the Lamb of God, yea, even the Son of the Eternal Father! Knowest thou the meaning of the tree which thy father saw?
  bAnd I answered him, saying: Yea, it is the love of God, which sheddeth itself abroad in the hearts of the children of men; wherefore, it is the most desirable above all things.                                                              

1 Nephi 11:32

AAnd I looked and beheld
 Bthe Lamb of God, that he was taken by the people;
 Byea, the Son of the everlasting God was judged of the world;                                                                                  
Aand I saw and bear record

1 Nephi 11:34—35

AAnd I looked and beheld
 Bthe Lamb of God, that he was taken by the people;
 Byea, the Son of the everlasting God was judged of the world;                                                                                  
Aand I saw and bear record.

1 Nephi 12:19

AAnd while the angel spake these words,
 BI beheld and saw that the seed of my brethern                                                                                                            
 Bdid content against my seed,
Aaccording to the word of the angel;

 1 Nephi 13:16—19

AaAnd it came to pass that I, Nephi, beheld that the Gentiles who had gone forth out of captivity did humble themselves before the Lord;
  band the power of the Lord was with them.                                                                                                             
 BAnd I beheld that theri mother Gentiles were gathered together upon the waters, and upon the land also, to battle against them.
 BAnd I beheld that the power of God was with them, and also that the wrath of God was upon all those that were gathered together against them to battle.
AaAnd I, Nephi, beheld that the Gentiles that had gone out of captivity
  bwere delivered by the power of God out of the hands of all other nations.                                                     

1 Nephi 13:26

Athey have taken away from the gospel of the Lamb
 Bmany parts which are plain and most precious;                                                                                                           
 Band also many covenants of the Lord
Ahave they taken away

1 Nephi 13:29—30

Athe Gentiles which have gone forth out of captivity, thou seest––
 Bbecause of the many plain and precious things which have been taken out out of the book, 
  Cwhich were plain unto the understanding of the children of men,                                                                    
  Caccording to the plainness which is in the Lamb of God––
 Bbecause of these things which are taken away out of the gospel of the Lamb, an exceedingly great many do stumble, yea, insomuch that Satan hath great power over them.
ANevertheless, thou beholdest that the Gentiles who have gone forth out of captivity

1 Nephi 13:39—42

Aunto the convincing of the Gentiles and the remnant of the seed of my brethren,
 Band also the Jews
  Cwho were scattered upon all the face of the earth, that the records of the prophets and of the twelve apostles of the Lamb are true. And the angel spake unto me, saying: These last records, which thou hast seen among the Gentiles,
   Dshall establish the truth of the first,
    Ewhich are of the twelve apostles of the Lamb
     Fand shall make known the plain and precious things which have been taken away from them; and shall make known to all kindreds, tongues, and people,
      Gthat the Lamb of God is the Son of the Eternal Father, and the Savior of the world;             
       Hand that all men must come unto him, or they cannot be saved.                                     
       HAnd they must come according to the words which shall be established                        
      Gby the mouth of the Lamb                                                                                                                 
     Fand the words of the Lamb shall be made known in the records of they seed,
    Eas well as in the records of the twelve apostles of the Lamb;
   Dwherefore they both shall be established in one; for there is one God and one Shepherd over all the earth.
  CAnd the time cometh that he shall manifest himself unto all nations,
 Bboth unto the Jews
Aand also unto the Gentiles;

1 Nephi 13:42

Aand after he has manifested himself unto the Jews
 Band also unto the Gentiles
 Bthen he shall manifest himself unto the Gentiles                                                                                                         
Aand also unto the Jews

1 Nephi 13:42

Aand the last
 Bshall be first                                                                                                                                                                         
 Band the first
Ashall be last

1 Nephi 14:15—16

AAnd it came to pass that I beheld
 Bthat the wrath of God was poured out
  Cupon that great and abominable church,
   Dinsomuch that there were wars and rumors or wars among all the nations and kindreds of the earth.
   DAnd as there began to be wars and rumors of wars among all the nations
  Cwhich belonged to the mother of abominations, the angel spake unto me, saying:
 BBehold, the wrath of God is upon the mother of harlots;
Aand behold, thou seest all these things––

1 Nephi 14:20—25

AAnd the angel said unto me: Behold one of the twelve apostles of the Lamb
 BBehold, he shall see and write the remainder of these things; yea, and also many things which have been. And he shall also write concerning the end of the world.
  CWherefore, the things which he shall write are just and true;
   Dand behold they are written in the book which thou beheld proceeding out of the mouth of the Jew;
   Dand at the time they proceeded out of the mouth of the Jew, or, at the time the book proceeded out of the mouth of the Jew,
  Cthe things which were written were plain and pure, and most precious and easy to the understanding of all men.
 BAnd behold, the things which this apostle of the Lamb shall write are many things which thou hast seen; and behold, the remainder shalt thou see.
ABut the things which thou shalt see hereafter thou shalt not write; for the Lord God hath ordained the apostle of the Lamb of God that he should write them.

1 Nephi 15:7—12

ABehold, we cannot understand the words which our father hath spoken
 Bconcerning the natural branches of the olive-tree, and also concerning the Gentiles.
  CAnd they said unto me: We have not; for the Lord maketh no such thing known unto us.
   DBehold, I said unto them: How is that ye do not keep the commandments of the Lord?
    EHow is it that ye will perish, because of the hardness of your hearts?
     FDo ye not remember the things which the Lord hath said?––                                                              
    EIf ye will not harden your hearts, and ask me in faith, believing that ye shall receive,
   Dwith diligence in keeping my commandments,
  Csurely these things shall be made known unto you.
 BBehold, I say unto you, that the house of Israel was compared unto an olive-tree,
Aby the Spirit of the Lord which was in our father;

1 Nephi 15:24—25

AAnd I said unto them that it was the word of God; and whoso would hearken unto the word of God, and would hold fast unto it,
 Bthey would never perish;
  Cneither could the temptations
  Cand the fiery darts of the adversary overpower them unto blindness                                                              
 Bto lead them away to destruction.
AI, Nephi, did exhort them to give heed unto the word of the Lord;
 Byea, I did exhort them with all the energies of my soul,                                                                                             
 Band with all the faculty which I possesed,
Athat they would give heed to the word of God

1 Nephi 15:33—34

Aand if their works have been filthiness they must needs be filthy; and if they be filthy
 Bit must needs be that they cannot dwell in the kingdom of God; if so, 
  Cthe kingdom of God must be filthy also.
  CBut behold, I say unto you, the kingdom of God is not filthy,                                                                               
 Band there cannot any unclean thing enter into the kingdom of God;
Awherefore there must needs be a place of filthiness prepared for that which is filthy.

1 Nephi 16:1—3

AThou hast declared unto us hard things, more than we are able to bear.
 BAnd it came to pass that I said unto them that I knew that I had spoken hard things against the wicked, according to the truth;
  Cand the righteous have I justified,
   Dand testified that they should be lifted up at the last day;
    Ewherefore, the guilty taketh the truth to be hard,                                                                                     
    Efor it cutteth them
   DAnd now my brethren, if ye were righteous and were willing to hearken to the truth, and give heed unto it,
  Cthat ye might walk uprightly before God,
 Bthen ye would not murmer because of the truth, and say:
AThou speakest hard things against us.

1 Nephi 16:13—14

Awe did call the name of the place Shazer.
 BAnd it came to pass that we did take our bows and our arrows, and go forth into the wilderness
  Cto slay food for our families;
  Cand after we had slain food for our families                                                                                                            
 Bwe did return again to our families in the wilderness,
Ato the place of Shazer

1 Nephi 16:28—29

Abeheld the pointers which were in the ball,
 Bthat they did work according to the faith and diligence and heed which he did give unto them.
  CAnd there was also written upon them a new writing,
   Dwhich was plain to be read,
   Dwhich did give us understanding concerning the ways of the Lord;                                                              
  Cand it was written and changed from time ttime,
 Baccording to the faith and diligence which we gave unto it.
AAnd thus we see that by small means the Lord can bring about great things.

1 Nephi 17:7

Athe voice of the Lord came unto me, saying:
 BArise, and get thee into the mountain.
 BAnd it came to pass that I arose and went up into the mountain                                                                              
Aand cried unto the Lord

1 Nephi 17:13

AAnd I will also be your light in the wilderness;
 Band I will prepare the way before you,
  Cif it so be that ye shall keep my commandments
  Cwherefore, inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments                                                                                  
 Bye shall be led towards the promised land;
Aand ye shall know that it is by me that ye are led.

1 Nephi 17:17—19

AOur brother is a fool,                                                                                                                                                               
 Bfor he thinketh that he can build a ship; yea, and he also thinketh that he can cross these great waters.        
  CAnd thus my brethren did complain against me, and were desirous that they might not labor, for they did not believe that I could build a ship; neither would they believe that I was instructed of the Lord.And not it came to pass that
   DaI, Nephi, was exceedingly sorrowful                                                                                                           
     bbecause of the hardness of their hearts;                                                                                           
   Daand now when they saw that I began to be sorrowful                                                                           
     bthey were glad in their hearts,                                                                                                             
  Cinsomuch that they did rejoice over me, saying:
 BWe knew that ye could not construct a ship,
Afor we knew that ye were lacking in judgement; wherefore, thou canst not accomplish so great a work. 

1 Nephi 17:46

Ahe can cause the rough places
 Bto be made smooth,                                                                                                                                                           
 Band smooth places
Ashall be broken up.

1 Nephi 17:48—52

Aand as they came forth to lay their hands upon me
 BI spake unto them, saying:
  CIn the name of the Almighty GOd, I command you that ye touch me not, for I am filled with the power of God, even unto the consuming of my flesh; and whoso shall lay his hands upon me shall wither even as a dried reed; and he shall be as naught before the power of God, for God shall smite him.
   DAnd it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto them that they should murmur no more against their father; neither should they withold their labor from me, for God had commanded me that I should build a ship. 
    EAnd I said unto them: If God had commanded me to do all things                                                       
    EI could do them.                                                                                                                                              
   DIf he should command me that I should say unto this water, be thou earth, it should be earth; and if I should say it, it would be done.
  CAnd now, if the Lord has such great power, and has wrought so many miracles among the children of men, how is it that he cannot instruct me, that I should build a ship?
 BAnd it came to pass that I, Nephi said many things unto my brethren,
Ainsomuch that they were confounded and could not content against me; neither durst they lay their hands upon me nor touch me with their fingers,

1 Nephi 18:24

Athat we did begin to till the earth,
 Band we began to plant seeds;                                                                                                                                           
 Byea, we did put all our seeds
Ainto the earth,

1 Nephi 19:13—14

Athey shall be scourged by all people,
 Bbecause they crucify the God of Israel,
  Cand turn their hearts aside,
   Drejecting signs and wonders,
   Dand the power and glory of the God of Israel.                                                                                                   
  CAnd because they turn their hearts aside, saith the prophet,
 Band have despised the Holy One of Israel,
Athey shall wander in the flesh, and perish, and become a hiss and a byword, and be hated among all nations.

1 Nephi 21:1

Athe Lord hath called me
 Bfrom the womb;
 Bfrom the bowels of my mother                                                                                                                                        
Ahath he made mention of my name.

1 Nephi 21:11

AAnd I will make all my mountains
 Bway,
 Band my highways                                                                                                                                                                
Ashall be exalted.

1 Nephi 21:24—25

AFor shall be the prey be taken from the mighty,
 Bor the lawful captives delivered?
  CBut thus saith the Lord,                                                                                                                                                
 Beven the captives of the mighty shall be taken away,
Aand the prey of the terrible shall be delivered;

1 Nephi 22:1—3

AWhat meaneth these things which ye have read? Behold, are they to be understood according to things which are spiritual,
 Bwhich shall come to pass according to the spirit and not the flesh?
  CAnd I, Nephi, said unto them: Behold they were manifest unto the prophet
   Dby the voice of the Spirit;                                                                                                                                     
   Dfor by the Spirit;
  Care all things made known unto the prophets,
 Bwhich shall come upon the children of men according to the flesh.
AWherefore, the things of which I have read are things pertaining to things both temporal and spiritual;

1 Nephi 22:25

Aand he numbereth his sheep, and they know him;
 Band there shall be one fold                                                                                                                                               
 Band one shepherd;
Aand he shall feed his sheep, and in him they shall find pasture.

1 Nephi 22:26

AAnd because of the righteousness of his people,
 BSatan has no power;
  Cwherefore, he cannot be loosed for the space of many years;                                                                             
 Bfor he hath no power over the hearts of the people
Afor they dwell in righteousness,

 2 Nephi 1:13—23

AO 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, whcih are the chains which bind the children of men,
 Bthat they are carried away captive down to the eternal gulf of misery and woe.
  CAwake! and arise from the dust, and hear the words of a trembling parent,
   Dwhose limbs ye must soon lay down in the cold and silent grave, from whence no traveler can return; a few more days and I go the way of all the earth.
    EBut behold, 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.
     FAnd I desire that ye should remember to observe the statutes and the judgements of the Lord;
      abehold, this hath been the anxiety of my soul
       bfrom the beginning                                                                                                                             
      aMy heart hath been weighed down with sorrow
       bfrom time to time, for I have feared, lest for the hardness of your hearts the Lord your God should come out in the fulness of his wrath upon you, that ye be cut off and destroyed foever;
      GOr, that a cursing should come upon you for the space of many generations; and ye are visited by the sword, and by famine, and are hated, and are led according to the will and captivity of the devil.
      GO my sons, that these things might not come upon you, but that ye might be a choice and a favored people of the Lord. But behold, his will be done; for his ways are righteousness forever. 
     FAnd he hath said that:
      aInasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments
       bye shall prosper in the land;
      abut inasmuch as ye will not keep my commandments
       bye shall be cut off from my presence.
    EaAnd now that my soul
      bmight have joy in you
     aand that my heart might leave this world
      bwith gladness because of you,
   Dthat I might not be brought down with grief and sorrow to the grave,
  Carise from the dust, my sons, and be men, and be determined in one mind and in one heart, united in all things, that ye may not come down into captivity.
 BThat 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.
AAwake, my sons; put on the armor of righteosuness. Shake off the chains with which ye are bound., and come forth out of obscurity, and arise from the dust.

2 Nephi 1:28—29

AI leave unto you a blessing,
 Byea, even my first blessing.
  CBut if ye will not hearken unto him                                                                                                                            
 BI take away my first blessing,
Ayea, even my blessing,

2 Nephi 2:7

Ato answer
 Bthe ends of the law,
  Cunto all those
   Dwho have a broken heart                                                                                                                                       
   Dand a contrite spirit;
  Cand unto none else
 Bcan the ends of the law
Abe answered

2 Nephi 3:1

AThou wast born
 Bin the wilderness of mine afflictions;
 Byea, in the days of my greatest sorrow                                                                                                                           
Adid thy mother bear thee

2 Nephi 5:2—4

Ainsomuch that they did seek to take away my life.
 BYea, they did murmer against me, saying:
  COur younger brother thinks to rule over us;
   Dand we have had much trial because of him; wherefore, now let us slay him,
   Dthat we may not be afflicted more because of his words. For behold, we will not have him to be our ruler;
  Cfor it belongs unto us, who are the elder brethern, to rule over this people.
 BNow I do not write upon these plates all the words which they murmured against me.
ABut if sufficeth me to say, that they did seek to take away my life.

 2 Nephi 5:16

AAnd I, Nephi, did build a temple;
 Band I did construct it after the manner of the temple of Solomon
  Csave it were not built of so many precious things;                                                                                                
  Cfor they were not to be found upon the land,
 Bwherefore, it could not be built like unto Solomon's temple.
ABut the manner of the construction was like unto the temple of Solomon; and the workmanship thereof was exceedingly fine.

2 Nephi 5:25

AThey shall be a scourge unto thy seed,
 Bto stir them up
  Cin rememberance of me;
  Cand inasmuch as they will not remember me,                                                                                                         
 Band hearken unto my words,
Athey shall scourge them even unto destruction.

2 Nephi 6:13

AFor the people of the Lord
 Bare they who wait for him;                                                                                                                                                
 Bfor they still wait
Afor the coming of the Messiah

2 Nephi 6:14—15

Aand none will he destroy
 Bthat believe in him.
 BAnd they that believe not in him                                                                                                                                     
Ashall be destroyed,

2 Nephi 6:16—17

AFor shall the prey be taken from the mighty,
 Bor the lawful captive delivered?
  CBut thus saith the Lord:                                                                                                                                                
 BEven the captives of the mighty shall be taken away,                                                                                   
Aand the prey of the terrible shall be delivered;

2 Nephi 7:17

AYea, for thus saith the Lord:
 BHave I put thee away,
 Bor have I cast thee off forever?                                                                                                                                        
AFor thus saith the Lord:

2 Nephi 7:17

ATo whom have I put thee away,
 Bor to which of my creditors have I sold you?                                                                                                                 
AYea, to whom have I sold you?

2 Nephi 8:11

Aand everlasting joy and holiness
 Bshall be upon their heads;                                                                                                                                                
 Band they shall obtain
Agladness and joy;

2 Nephi 8:15

ABut I am the Lord thy God,
 Bwhose waves roared;                                                                                                                                                          
Athe Lord of Hosts is my name.

2 Nephi 8:19

Awho shall be sorry for thee––
 Bthey desolation and destruction                                                                                                                                     
 Band the famine and the sword––                                                
Aand by whom shall I comfort thee?

2 Nephi 9:20

AFor he knoweth
 Ball things,
 Band there is not anything                                                                                                                                                  
Asave he knows it.

2 Nephi 9:28

AO the vainness, and the frailties, and the foolishness of men!
 BWhen they are learned they think they are wise,
  Cand they hearken not unto the conusel of God,                                                                                                      
  Cfor they set it aside,
 Bsupposing they know of themselves,
Awherefore, their wisdom is foolishness and it profiteth them not.

2 Nephi 9:38

AAnd, in fine, wo unto all those who die in their sins;
 Bfor they shall return to God,                                                                                                                                             
 Band behold his face,
Aand remain in their sins.

2 Nephi 9:42

AAnd whoso knocketh, to him will he open; and the wise, and the learned, and they that are rich,
 Bwho are puffed up
  Cbecause of their learning, and their wisdom,
   Dand their riches––
    Eyea, they are they whom he despiseth;                                                                                                         
   Dand save they shall cast these things away,
  Cand consider themselves fools before God,
 Band come down in the depths fo humility,
Ahe will not open unto them.

2 Nephi 9:44—46

Awherefore, ye shall know at the last day,
 Bwhen all men shall be judged of their works,
  Cthat the God of Israel
   Ddid witness that I shook your iniquities from my soul,
    Eand that I stand with brightness before him,                                                                                                
    Eand am rid of your blood.
   DO, my beloved bretheren, turn away from your sins; shake off the chains of him that would bind you fast;
  Ccome unto that God who is the rock of your salvation.
 BPrepare your souls for that glorious day when justice shall be administered unto the righteous,
Aeven the day of judgement,

2 Nephi 11:2—8

AFor I will liken his words unto my people,
 Band I will send them forth unto all my children,
  Cfor he verily saw my Redeemer, even as I have seen him. And my brother, Jacob, also has seen him as I have seen him;
   DWherefore, by the words of three, God hath said, I will establish my word. Nevertheless, God sendeth more witnesses and he proveth all his words.
    EBehold, my soul delighteth in proving unto my people the truth of the coming of Christ;
     Ffor, for this end hath the law of Moses been given;
      Gand all things which have been given of God from the beginning of the world, unto man, are the typifying of him.
     FAnd also my soul delighteth in the covenants of the Lord which he hath made to our fathers; yea, my soukl
    EAnd my soul delighteth in proving unto my people that save Christ should come all men must perish.
   DFor 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,
  Cand he is Christ, and he cometh in the fulness of his own time.
 BAnd 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.
ANow these are the words, and ye may liken them unto you and unto all men.

2 Nephi 12:10—19

AO ye wicked ones, enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for the fear of the Lord and the glory of his majesty shall smite thee.
 BAnd it shall come to pass that the lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day. For the day of the Lord of Hosts soon cometh upon all nations, yea, upon every one; yea, upon the proud and lofty, and upon every one who is lifted up, and he shall be brought low. Yea, and the day of the Lord shall come upon all the cedars of Lebanon, for they are high and lifted up; and upon all the oaks of Bashan;  And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills, and upon all the nations which are lifted up, and upon every people; And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall; And upon all the ships of the sea, and upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.
 BAnd the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low; and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day. And the idols he shall utterly abolish.
AAnd they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for the fear of the Lord shall come upon them and the glory of his majesty shall smite them, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

2 Nephi 15:7

AFor the vineyard of the Lord of Hosts
 Bis the house of Israel,                                                                                                                                                         
 Band the men of Judah
Ahis pleasant plant;

2 Nephi 15:20

AWo unto them that call evil
 Bgood                                                                                                                                                                                      
 Band good
Aevil,

2 Nephi 15:20

Athat put darkness
 Bfor light,                                                                                                                                                                               
 Band light
Afor darkness,

2 Nephi 15:20

Athat put bitter
 Bfor sweet,                                                                                                                                                                             
 Band sweet
Afor bitter!

2 Nephi 15:25

ATherefore, is the anger of the Lord kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them,
 Band hath smitten them;
  Cand the hills did tremble,                                                                                                                                            
 Band their carcasses were torn in the midst of the streets.
AFor all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

2 Nephi 16:10

AMake the heart of this people fat,
 Band make their ears heavy,
  Cand shut their eyes––
  Clest they see with their eyes,                                                                                                                                       
 Band hear with their ears,
Aand understand with their heart,

2 Nephi 17:10—12

AMoreover, the Lord spake
 Bagain unto Ahaz, saying:
  CAsk thee a sign of the Lord thy God;
  Cask it either in the depths, or in the heights above.                                                                                                
 BBut Ahaz said:
AI will not ask, neither will I tempt the Lord.

2 Nephi 19:21

AManasseh,
 BEphraim;
 Band Ephraim                                                                                                                                                                        
AManasseh

2 Nephi 20:20—21

Athat the remnant of Israel,
 Band such as are escaped of the house of Jacob,
  Cshall no more again stay upon him that smote them,
  Cbut shall stay upon the Lord, the Holy One of Isarel, in truth.                                                                              
 BThe remnant shall return,
Ayea, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.

2 Nephi 20:24

Abe not afraid of the Assyrian;
 Bhe shall smite thee with a rod,
 Band shall lift up his staff against thee,                                                                                                                            
Aafter the manner of Egypt.

2 Nephi 21:4

Aand he shall smite the earth
 Bwith the rod of his mouth,
 Band with the breath of his lips                                                                                                                                         
Ashall he slay the wicked.

2 Nephi 22:2

ABehold, God is my salvation;
 BI will trust, and not be afraid;
 Bfor the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song;                                                                                                      
Ahe also has become my salvation.

2 Nephi 24:9—18

AHell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming; it stirreth up the dead for thee,
 Beven all the chief ones of the earth;
  Cit hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
   DAll they shall speak and say unto thee: Art thou also become weak as we? Art thou become like unto us?
    EThy pomp is brought down to the grave; the noise of thy viols is not heard; the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! Art thou cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thy heart:
     FI will ascend into heaven,
      GI will exalt my throne above the stars of God;
       HI will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north;                
      GI will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
     FI will be like the Most High.
    EYet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
   DThey that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and shall consider thee, and shall say: Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms? And made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof, and opened not the house of his prisoners?
  CAll the kings of the nations,
 Byea, all of them,
Alie in glory, every one of them in his own house.

2 Nephi 24:10—12

AArt thou also become weak as we?
 BArt thou become like unto us?
  CThy pomp is brought down to the grave; the noise of thy viols is not heard;
   Dthe worm is spread under thee,                                                                                                                            
   Dand the worms cover thee.
  CHow art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!
 BArt thou cut down to the ground,
Awhich did weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thy heart:

2 Nephi 25:4

AWherefore, hearken,
 BO my people,
 Bwhich are of the house of Israel,                                                                                                                                     
Aand give ear unto my words;

2 Nephi 25:7

Ain the days that the prophecies of Isaiah shall be fulfilled
 Bmen shall know of a surety,                                                                                                                                              
Aat the times when they shall come to pass.

2 Nephi 25:15

AWherefore, the Jews shall be scattered among all nations;
 Byea, and also Babylon shall be destroyed;                                                                                                                     
Awherefore, the Jews shall be scattered by other nations.

 2 Nephi 25:24—27

AAnd, notwithstanding we believe in Christ, we keep the law of Moses
 Band look forward with steadfastness unto Christ, until the law shall be fulfilled.
  CFor, for this end was the law given;
   Dwherefore the law hath become dead unto us, and we are made alive in Christ because of our faith; yet we keep the law because of the commandments.
    EAnd we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ,
    Eand we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for remission of their sins. Wherefore, we speak concerning the law that our children may know
   Dthe deadness of the law; and they, by knowing the deadness of the law, may look forward unto that life which is in Christ,
  Cand know for what end the law was given.
 BAnd after the law is fulfilled in Christ,
Athat they need not harden their hearts against him when the law ought to be done away.

 2 Nephi 26:1—9

AAnd after Christ shall have risen from the dead he shall show himself unto you, my children, and my beloved bretheren;
 Band the words which he shall speak unto you shall be the law which ye shall do.
  CFor behold, I say unto you that I have beheld that many generations shall pass away,
   Dand there shall be great wars and contentions among my people.
    EAnd after the Messiah shall come there shall be signs given unto my people of his birth, and also of his death and resurrection; and great and terrible shall that day be unto the wicked,
     Ffor they shall perish; and they perish
      Gbecasue they cast out the prophets, and the saints, and stone them, and slay them; wherefore the cry of the blood of the saints shall ascend up to God from the ground against them.
       HWherefore, all those who are proud, and that do wickedly, the day that cometh shall burn them up,
       Hsaith the Lord of hosts, for they shall be as stubble.
      GAnd they that kill the prophets, and the saints,
     Fthe depths of the earth shall swallow them up, saith the Lord of Hosts; and the mountains shall cover them, and the whirlwinds shall carry them away, and the buildings shall fall upon them and crush them to pieces and grind them to powder.                                                                 
    EAnd they shall be visited with thunderings, and lightnings, and earthquakes, and all manner of destructions, for the fire of the anger of the Lord shall be kindled against them, and they shall be as stubble, and the day that cometh shall consume them, saith the Lord of Hosts.
   DO the pain, and the anguish of my soul for the loss of the slain of my people!
  CFor I, Nephi, have seen it, and it will nigh consumeth me before the presence of the Lord; but I must cry unto my God: They ways are just.
 BBut behold, the righteous that hearken unto the words of the prophets, and destroy them not, but look forward unto Christ with steadfastness for the signs which are given, notwithstanding all persecution––behold, they are they which shall not perish.
ABut the Son of righteounessness shall appear unto them;

2 Nephi 27:1—4

Abehold, they will be drunken
 Bwith iniquity and all manner of abominations––And when that day shall come they shall be visited of the Lord of Hosts, with thunder, and with earthquake, and with a great noise, and with a storm, and with a tempest, and with the flame of devouring fire.
  CAnd all the nations that fight against Zion, and that distress her, shall be as a dream of a night vision; yea, it shall be unto them,
   Deven as unto a hungry man which dreameth, and behold he eateth but he awaketh and his soul is empty;
   Dor like unto a thirsty man which dreameth, and behold he drinketh but he awaketh and behold he is faint, and his soul hath appetite;                                                                                                                   
  Cyea, even so shall the multitude of all the nations be that fight against Mount Zion.
 BFor behold, all ye that doeth iniquity, stay yourselves and wonder, for ye shall cry out, and cry;
Ayea, ye shall be drunken but not with wine, ye shall stagger but not with strong dink.

2 Nephi 27:5

AFor behold, ye have closed your eyes,
 Band ye have rejected the prophets;                                                                                                                                
 Band your rulers,
Aand the seers hath he covered because of your iniquity.

2 Nephi 28:3

Athat the churches which are built up, and not unto the Lord,
 Bwhen the one shall say unto the other:
  CBehold, I, I am the Lord's
  Cand the others shall say: I, I am the Lord's;                                                                                                              
 Band thus shall every one say
Athat hath built up churches, and not unto the Lord

2 Nephi 28:16—20

AWo unto them that turn aside the just for a thing of naught and revile against that which is good, and say that it is of no worth!
 BFor the day shall come that the Lord God will speedily visit the inhabitants of the earth; and in that day that they are fully ripe in iniquity they shall perish.
  CBut behold, if the inhabitatnts of the earth shall repent of their wickedness and abominations they shall not be destroyed, saith the Lord of Hosts,
   DBut behold, that great and abominable church, the whore of all the earth, must tumble to the earth, and great must be the fall thereof.
   DFor the kingdom of the devil must shake,
  Cand they which belong to it must needs be stirred up unto repentance, or the devil will grasp them with his everlasting chains,
 Band they be stirred up to anger, and perish;
AFor behold, at that day shall he rage in the hearts of the children of men, and stir them up to anger against that which is good.

2 Nephi 28:21

AAnd others will be pacify,
 Band lull them away into carnal security,
  Cthat they will say: All is well
   Din Zion;
   Dyea, Zion prospereth,                                                                                                                                              
  Call is well––
 Band thus the devil cheateth their souls,
Aand leadeth them away carefully down to hell.

2 Nephi 28:32

AWo be unto the Gentiles, saith the Lord God of Hosts!
 BFor notwithstanding I shall lengthen out mine arm unto them from day to day
  Cthey will deny me;
   Dnevertheless, I will be merciful unto them, saith the Lord God, if they will repent                                    
  Cand come unto me;
 Bfor mine arm is lengthened out all the day long,
Asaith the Lord God of Hosts.

2 Nephi 29:3—6

AA Bible! A Bible! We have got a Bible, and there cannot be any more Bible.
 BBut thus saith the Lord God: O fools, they shall have a Bible;
  Cand it shall proceed forth from the Jews, mine ancient covenant people.
   DAnd what thank they the Jews for the Bible which they receive from them?
    EYea, what do the Gentiles mean?
     FDo they remember the travails, and the labors, and the pains of the Jews, and their diligence unto me,
      Gin bringing forth salvation unto the Gentiles                                                                                      
      GO ye Gentiles,
     Fhave ye remembered the Jews, mine ancient covenant people?
    ENay; but ye have cursed them, and have hated them, and have not sought to recover them.
   DBut behold, I will return all these things upon your own heads;
  Cfor I the Lord have not forgotten my people.
 BThou fool, that shall say:
AA Bible, we have got a Bible, and we need no more Bible.

2 Nephi 29:13

Athat the Jews
 Bshall have the words
  Cof the Nephites
  Cand the Nephites                                                                                                                                                           
 Bshall have the words
Aof the Jews

2 Nephi 29:13

Aand the Nephites and the Jews
 Bshall have the words
  Cof the lost tribes of Israel
  Cand the lost tribes of Israel                                                                                                                                         
 Bshall have the words
Aof the Nephites and the Jews

2 Nephi 30:9

AAnd he shall smite the earth
 Bwith the rod of his mouth;
 Band with the breath of his lips                                                                                                                                          
Ashall he slay the wicked.

2 Nephi 32:2

Athat after ye had received the Holy Ghost
 Bye could speak with the tongue of angels?
 BAnd now, how could ye speak with the tongue of angels                                                                                           
Asave it were by the Holy Ghost?

Jacob 1:11

AWherefore, the people were desirous to retain in remembrance his name.
 BAnd whoso should reign in his stead were called by the people,
  Csecond Nephi,
  Cthird Nephi, and so forth,                                                                                                                                            
 Baccording to the reigns of the kings; and thus they were called by the people,
Alet them be of whatever name they would.

Jacob 1:14

Abut I shall call them Lamanites
 Bthat seek to destroy the people of Nephi,                                                                                                                     
 Band those who are friendly to Nephi
AI shall call Nephites,

Jacob 2:6—10

AYea, it grieveth my soul and causeth me to shrink with shame
 Bbefore the presence of my Maker,
  Cthat I must testify unto you concerning the wickedness of your hearts.
   DAnd also it grieveth me that I must use so much boldness of speech concerning you,
    Ebefore your wives and your children, many of whose feelings are exceedingly tender and chaste and delicate before God, which thing is pleasing unto God; 
     FAnd it supposeth me that they have come up hither to hear the pleasing word of God,
      Gyea, the word which healteth the wounded soul.
       HWherefore, it burdeneth my soul that I should be constrained, because of the strict commandment which I have received from God, to admonish you according to your crimes,
        Ito enlarge the wounds
        Iof those who are already wounded,                                                                                         
       Hinstead of consoling
      Gand healing their wounds;
     Fand those who have not been wounded, instead of feasting upon the pleasing word of God
    Ehave daggers placed to pierce their souls and wound their delicate minds.
   DBut, notwithstanding the greatness of the task, I must do according to the strict commands of God,
  Cand tell you concerning your wickedness and abominations,
 Bin the presence of the pure in heart, and the broken heart,
Aand under the glance of the piercing eye of the Almighty God.

Jacob 3:6

AAnd now, this commandment
 Bthey observe to keep;
 Bwherefore, because of this observance,                                                                                                                         
Ain keeping this commandment,

Jacob 4:9

AFor behold, by the power of his word
 Bman came upon the face of the earth,                                                                                                                           
 Bwhich earth
Awas created by the power of his word.

Jacob 5:7—9

Awherefore, go and pluck the branches from a wild olive-tree, and bring them hither unto me; and we will pluck off those main branches which are beginning to wither away, and we will cast them into the fire that they may be burned.
 BAnd behold, saith the Lord of the vineyard, I take away many of these young and tender branches, and I will graft them whithersoever I will;                                                                        
  Cand it mattereth not that if it so be that the root of this tree will perish,                                                      
  CI may preserve the fruit thereof unto myself;
 Bwherefore, I will take these young and tender branches, and I will graft them whithersoever I will.
ATake thou the branches of the wild olive-tree, and graft them in, in the stead thereof; and these which I have plucked off I will cast into the fire and burn them, that they may not cumber the ground of my vineyard.

Jacob 5:46—48

ABut, behold, they have become like unto the wild olive-tree,
 Band they are of no worth but to be hewn down and cast into the fire;
  Cand it grieveth me that I should lose them.
   DBut what could I have done more in my vineyard?
    EHave I slackened my hand, that I have not nourished it,
     FNay, I have nourished it, and I have digged about it, and I have pruned it, and I have dunged it;
    Eand I have stretched forth my hand
   Dalmost all the day long, and the end draweth nigh.
  CAnd it grieveth me
 Bthat I should hew down all the trees of my vineyard, and cast them into the fire that they should be burned.
AWho is it that has corrupted my vineyard?

Jacob 5:61—64

AWherefore, go to, and call servants, that we may labor diligently with our might in the vineyard, that we may prepare the way,
 Bthat I may bring forth again the natural fruit, which natural fruit is good and the most precious above all other fruit.
  CWherefore, let us go to and labor with our might this last time, for behold the end draweth nigh, and this is for the last time that I shall prune my vineyard.
   DGraft in the branches; begin at the last that they may be first, and that the first may be last,               
   Dand dig about the trees, both old and young, the first and the last; and the last and the first,
  Cthat all may be nouished once again for the last time. Wherefore, dig about them, and prune them, and dung them once more, for the last time, for the end draweth nigh.
 BAnd if it be so that these last grafts shall grow, and bring forth the natural fruit,
Athen shall ye prepare the way for them, that they may grow.

 Jacob 5:63

Abegin at the last
 Bthat they may be first,                                                                                                                                                        
 Band that the first
Amay be last,

 Jacob 5:63

Athe first
 Band the last;                                                                                                                                                                         
 Band the last
Aand the first,

Jacob 7:19

AI fear lest I have committed the unpardonable sin,
 Bfor I have lied unto God;
  Cfor I denied the Christ,
   Dand said that I believed the scriptures;                                                                                                               
   Dand they truly
  Ctestify of him.
 BAnd becasue I have thus lied unto God
AI greatly fear lest my case shall be awful; but I confess unto God.

Enos 1:8—12

AAnd he said unto me: Because of thy faith in Christ, whom thou hast never before heard nor seen. And many years pass away before he shall manifest himself in the flesh; wherefore, go to, thy faith hath made thee whole.
 BNow, it came to pass that when I had heard these words I began to feel a desire for the welfare of my brethren, the Nephites; wherefore, I did pour out my whole soul unto God for them.
  CAnd while I was thus struggling in the spirit, behold, the voice of the Lord came into my mind again, saying: I will visit thy brethren according to their diligence in keeping my commandments.
   DI have given unto them this land.
   Dand it is a holy land; and I curse it not save it be for the cause of iniquity;                                                
  Cwherefore, I will visit thy brethren according as I have said; and their transgressions will I bring down with sorrow upon their own heads.
 BAnd after I, Enos, had heard these words, my faith began to be unshaken in the Lord; and I prayed unto him with many long strugglings for my brethren, the Lamanites.
AAnd it came to pass that after I had prayed and labored with all diligence, the Lord said unto me: I will grant unto thee according to thy desires, because of thy faith.

Enos 1:13—16

AAnd now behold, this was the desire which I desired of him—that if it should so be, that my people, the Nephites, should fall into transgression, and by any means be destroyed, and the Lamanites should not be destroyed, that the Lord God would preserve a record of my people, the Nephites; even if it so be by the power of his holy arm, that it might be brought forth at some future day unto the Lamanites, that, perhaps, they might be brought unto salvation—
 BFor at the present our strugglings were vain in restoring them to the true faith.
  CAnd they swore in their wrath that, if it were possible, they would destroy our records and us, and also all the traditions of our fathers.
  CWherefore, I knwoing that the Lord God was able to preserve our records, I cried unto him continually, for he had said unto me: Whatsoever thing ye shall ask in faith, believing that ye shall receive in the name of Christ, ye shall receive it.
 BAnd I had faith,
Aand I did cry unto God that he would preserve the records; and he covenanted with me that he would bring them forth unto the Lamanites in his own due time.

Jarom 1:1—15

ANow behold, I, Jarom, write a few words according to the commandment of my father, Enos, that our genealogy may be kept. And as these plates are small, and as these things are written for the intent of the benefit of our brethren the Lamanites, wherefore, it must needs be that I write a little; but I shall not write the things of my prophesying, nor of my revelations.
 BFor what could I write more than my fathers have written? For have not they revealed the plan of salvation? I say unto you, Yea; and this sufficeth me. Behold, it is expedient that much should be done among this people, because of the hardness of their hearts, and the deafness of their ears, and the blindness of their minds, and the stiffness of their necks; (synonymous words) nevertheless, God is exceedingly merciful unto them, and has not as yet swept them off from the face of the land. And there are many among us who have many revelations, for they are not all stiffnecked. And as many as are not stiffnecked and have faith, have communion with the Holy Spirit, which maketh manifest unto the children of men, according to their faith.
  CAnd now, behold, two hundred years had passed away, and the people of Nephi had waxed strong in the land. They observed to keep the law of Moses and the sabbath day holy unto the Lord. And they profaned not; neither did they blaspheme. And the laws of the land were exceedingly strict.
   DAnd they were scattered upon much of the face of the land, and the Lamanites also. And they were exceedingly more numerous than were they of the Nephites; and they loved murder and would drink the blood of beasts.  And it came to pass that they came many times against us, the Nephites, to battle.
    EBut our kings and our leaders were mighty men in the faith of the Lord; and they taught the people the ways of the Lord; wherefore, we withstood the Lamanites and swept them away out of our lands, and began to fortify our cities, or whatsoever place of our inheritance
    EAnd we multiplied exceedingly, and spread upon the face of the land, and became exceedingly rich in gold, and in silver, and in precious things, and in fine workmanship of wood, in buildings, and in machinery, and also in iron and copper, and brass and steel, (synonymous words) making all manner of tools of every kind to till the ground, and weapons of war— yea, the sharp pointed arrow, and the quiver, and the dart, and the javelin
   DAnd thus being prepared to meet the Lamanites, they did not prosper against us.
  CBut the word of the Lord was verified, which he spake unto our fathers, saying that: Inasmuch as ye will keep my commandments ye shall prosper in the land. And it came to pass that the prophets of the Lord did threaten the people of Nephi, according to the word of God, that if they did not keep the commandments, but should fall into transgression, they should be destroyed from off the face of the land.
 BWherefore, the prophets, and the priests, and the teachers, did labor diligently, exhorting with all long-suffering the people to diligence; teaching the law of Moses, and the intent for which it was given; persuading them to look forward unto the Messiah, and believe in him to come as though he already was. And after this manner did they teach them. And it came to pass that by so doing they kept them from being destroyed upon the face of the land; for they did prick their hearts with the word, continually stirring them up unto repentance. And it came to pass that two hundred and thirty and eight years had passed away— after the manner of wars, and contentions, and dissensions, for the space of much of the time.
AAnd I, Jarom, do not write more,  for the plates are small. But behold, my brethren, ye can go to the other plates of Nephi; for behold, upon them the records of our wars are engraven,  according to the writings of the kings, or those which they caused to be written. And I deliver these plates into the hands of my son Omni, a that they may be kept according to the commandments of my fathers.

Jarom 1:4

AAnd as many as are not stiffnecked and have faith,
 Bhave communion with the Holy Spirit,
 Bwhich maketh manifest unto the children of men,                                                                                                      
Aaccording to their faith.

Omni 1:5—7

ABehold, it came to pass that three hundred and twenty years had passed away, and the more wicked part of the Nephites were destroyed.
 BFor the Lord would not suffer,
  Cafter he had led them out of the land of Jerusalem
   Dand kept
   Dand preserved them                                                                                                                                            
  Cfrom falling into the hands of their enemies,
 Byea, he would not suffer that the words should not be verifiedm, which he spake unto our fathers, saying that: Inasmuch as ye will not keep my commandments ye shall not propser in the land.
AWherefore, the Lord did visi them in great judgement;

Omni 1:12—13

ABehold, I will speak unto you somewhat concerning Mosiah, who was made king over the land of Zarahemla;
 Bfor behold, he being warned of the Lord
  Cthat he should flee out of the land of Nephi,
   Dand as many as would hearken unto the voice of the Lord
    Eshould also depart out of the land with him, into the wilderness
     FAnd it came to pass that he did according as the Lord had commanded him.                               
    EAnd they departed out of the land into the wilderness,
   Das many as would hearken unto the voice of the Lord;
  Cand they were led by many preachings and prophesyings.
 BAnd they were admonished continually by the word of God; and they were led by the power of his arm, through the wilderness,
Auntil they came down into the land which is called the land of Zarahelma.

Omni 1:14

ANow, there was great rejoicing
 Bamong the people of Zarahemla;                                                                                                                                    
 Band also Zarahemla
Adid rejoice exceedingly,

Words of Mormon 1:3—11

AAnd now, I speak somewhat concerning that which I have written; for after I had made an abridgement from the plates of Nephi, down to the reign of this king Benjamin,
 Bof whom Amaleki spake, I searched among the records whcih had been delivered into my hands, and I found these plates, which contained this small account of the prophets, from Jacob down to the reign of this king Benjamin, and also many of the words of Nephi. And the things which are upon these plates pleasing me, because of the prophecies of the coming of Christ; and my fathers knowing that many of them b have been fulfilled;  yea, and I also know that as many things as have been prophesied concerning us down to this day have been fulfilled, and as many as go beyond this day must surely come to pass—
  CWherefore, I chose these things, to finish my record upon them, which remainder of my record I shall take from the plates of Nephi; and I cannot write the hundredth part of the things of my people
   DBut behold, I shall take these plates, which contain these prophesyings and revelations, and put them with the remainder of my record, for they are choice unto me; and I know they will be choice unto my brethren.
    EAnd I do this for a wise purpose; for thus it whispereth me, according to the workings of the Spirit of the Lord which is in me.
     FAnd now, I do not know all things;
     Fbut the Lord knoweth all things which are to come;                                                                      
    Ewherefore, he worketh in me to do according to his will.
   DAnd my prayer to God is concerning my brethren, that they may once again come to the knowledge of God, yea, the redemption of Christ; that they may once again by a delightsome people.
  CAnd now I, Mormon, proceed to finish out my record, which I take from the plates of Nephi; and I make it according to the knowledge and the understanding which God has given me.
 BWherefore, it came to pass that after Amaleki had delivered up these plates into the hands of king Benjamin, he took them and put them with the other plates, which contained records which had been handed down by the kings,  from generation to generation until the days of king Benjamin.
AAnd they were handed down from king Benjamin, from generation to generation until they have fallen into my hands. And I, Mormon, pray to God that they may be preserved from this time henceforth. And I know that they will be preserved; for there are great things written upon them, out of which my people and their brethren shall be judged at the great and last day, according to the word of God which is written.

 Mosiah 2:5—6

AAnd it came to pass that when they came up to the temple,
 Bthey pitched their tents round about,
  Cevery man according to his family,
   Dconsisting of his wife, and his sons, and his daughters,
   Dand their sons, and their daughters, from the eldest down to the youngest,                                              
  Cevery family being separate one from another.
 BAnd they pitched their tents round about
Athe temple,

 Mosiah 2:7—8

AFor the multitude being so great
 Bthat king Benjamin could not teach them all within the walls of the temple,
  Ctherefore he caused a tower to be erected,
   Dthat thereby his people might hear the words which he should speak unto them.                                    
   DAnd it came to pass that he began to speak to his people
  Cfrom the tower;
 Band they could not all hear his words
Abecause of the greatness of the multitude;

 Mosiah 2:25

Ayet ye were created
 Bof the dust of the earth;
 Bbut behold, it belongeth to him                                                                                                                                    
Awho created you.

Mosiah 2:26

Afor I am also of the dust.
 BAnd ye behold that I am old,
 Band am about to yield up this mortal frame                                                                                                                 
Ato its mother earth.

 Mosiah 3:1—3

Afor behold, I have things to tell you concerning
 Bthat which is to come.
  CAnd the things which I shall tell you
   Dare made known unto me by an angel from God.
    EAnd he said unto me: Awake;
     Fand I awoke, and behold he stood before me.                                                                                        
    EAnd he said unto me: Awake,
   Dand hear the words
  Cwhich I shall tell thee;
 Bfor behold, I am come
Ato declare unto you the glad tidings of great joy.

Mosiah 3:11—16

AFor behold, and also his blood atoneth for the sins of those who have fallen by the transgression of Adam, who have died not knowing the will of God concerning them, or who have ignorantly sinned.
 BBut wo, wo unto him who knoweth that he rebelleth against God! For salvation cometh to none such except it be through repentance and faith on the Lord Jesus Christ.
  CAnd the Lord God hath sent his holy prophets among all the children of men, to declare these things to every kindred, nation, and tongue, that thereby whosoever should believe that Christ should come, the same might receive remission of their sins, and rejoice with exceedingly great joy, even as though he had already come among them. Yet the Lord God saw that his people were a stiffnecked people,
  Cand he appointed unto them a law, even the law of Moses. And many signs, and wonders, and types, and shadows showed he unto them, concerning his coming; and also holy prophets spake unto them concerning his coming;
 Band yet they hardened their hearts, and understood not that the law of Moses availeth nothing except it were through the atonement of his blood.
AAnd even if it were possible that little children could sin they could not be saved; but I say unto you they are blessed; for behold, as in Adam, or by nature, they fall, even so the blood of Christ atoneth for their sins

Mosiah 3:18—19

Athey humble themselves
 Band become as little children,
  Cand believe that salvation was, and is, and is to come, in and through the atoning blood of Christ, the Lord Omnipotent
   DFor the natural man
    Eis an enemy to God,
     Fand has been from the fall of Adam,                                                                                                   
     Fand will be, forever and ever,
    Eunless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit,
   Dand putteth off the natural man
  Cand becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord,
 Band becometh as a child,
Asubmissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father.

Mosiah 4:6—7

Atowards the children of men;
 Band also, the atonement which has been prepared from the foundation of the world,
  Cthat thereby salvation might come to him
   Dthat should put his trust in the Lord,
    Eand should be diligent
    Ein keeping his commandments,                                                                                                                     
   Dand continue in the faith even unto the end of his life, I mean the life of the mortal body––
  CI say, that this is the man who receiveth salvation,
 Bthrough the atonement which was prepared from the foundation of the world
Afor all mankind, which ever were since the fall of Adam, or who are, or who ever shall be, even unto the end of the world.

Mosiah 4:11—12

Aand have tasted of his love, and have a remission of your sins
 Bwhich causeth such exceedingly great joy in your souls, even so I would that ye should remember, and always retain in remembrance,
  Cthe greatness of God, and your own nothingness, and his goodness and long-suffering towards you, unworthy creatures,
  Cand humble yourselves even in the depths of humility, calling on the name of the Lord daily, and standing steadfastly in the faith of that which is to come, which was spoken by the mouth of the angel.
 BAnd behold, I say unto you that if ye do this ye shall always rejoice,
Aand be filled with the love of God, and always retain a remission of your sins;

Mosiah 4:14—15

AAnd ye will not suffer your children that they go hungry, or naked;
 Bneither will ye suffer that they transgress the laws of God,
  Cand fight and quarrel one with another,
   Dand serve the devil,
    Ewho is the master of sin,                                                                                                                                   
    Eor who is the evil spirit
   Dwhich hath been spoken of by our fathers,
  Che being an enemy to all righteousness.
 BBut ye will teach them to walk in the ways of truth and soberness;
Aye will teach them to love one another, and to serve one another.

Mosiah 4:18—22

AO man, whosoever doeth this the same hath great cause to repent; and except he repenteth of that which he hath done he perisheth forever, and hath no interest in the kingdom of God.
 BFor behold, are we not all beggars?
  CDo we not all depend upon the same Being, even God, for all the substance which we have, for both food and raiment, and for gold, and for silver, and for all the riches which we have of every kind?
   DAnd behold, even at this time, ye have been calling on his name, and begging for a remission of your sins. And has he suffered that ye have begged in vain?
    ENay; he has poured out his Spirit upon you,
     Fand has caused that your hearts should be filled with joy,
      Gand has caused that your mouths should be stopped                                                             
      Gthat ye could not find utterance,
     Fso exceedingly great was your joy.
    EAnd now, if God, who has created you, on whom you are dependent for your lives and for all that ye have and are,
   Ddoth grant unto you whatsoever ye ask that is right, in faith, believing that ye shall receive,
  CO then, how ye ought to impart of the subtance that ye have one to another.
 BAnd if ye judge the man who putteth up his petition to you for your substance that he perish not, and condemn him, how much more just will be your condemnation for withholding your substance, which doth not belong to you but to God, to whom also your life belongteth; and yet ye put up no petition,
Anor repent of the thing which thou hast done. I say unto you, wo be unto that man, for his substance shall perish with him;

Mosiah 5:8—9

AThere is no other name given whereby salvation cometh;
 Btherefore, I would that ye should take upon you the name of Christ,
  Call you that have entered into the covenant with God
   Dthat ye should be obedient unto the end of your lives.                                                                                    
   DAnd it shall come to pass that whosoever doeth this
  Cshall be found at the right hand of God,
 Bfor he shall know the name by which he is called 
Afor he shall be called by the name of Christ.

Mosiah 5:10—12

Athat whosoever shall not take upon him the name of Christ
 Bmust be called by some other name;
  Ctherefore, he findeth himself on the left hand of God.
   DAnd I would that ye should remember also, that this is the name
    Ethat I said I should give unto you that never should be blotted out,
     Fexcept it be through transgression; therefore,                                                                                        
     Ftake heed that ye do not transgress,
    Ethat the name be not blotted out of your hearts.
   DI say unto you, I would that ye should remember to retain the name
  Cwritten always in your hearts, that ye are not found on the left hand of God,
 Bbut that ye hear and know the voice by which ye shall be called,
Aand also, the name by which he shall call you.

Mosiah 7:4

Atherefore they wandered
 Bmany days in the wilderness,                                                                                                                                           
 Beven forty days
Adid they wander.

Mosiah 7:7—8

Aand they were surrounded by the king's guard.
 Band were taken, and were bound,
  Cand were committed to prison.
  CAnd it came to pass when they had been in prison two days                                                                               
 Bthey were gain brought before the king, and their bands were loosed;
Aand they stood before the king,

Mosiah 8:17

Aand things which are not known
 Bshall be made known by them,
 Band also things shall be made known by them                                                                                                             
Awhich otherwise could not be known.

Mosiah 10:17

AAnd thus they have taught their children
 Bthat they should hate them,
  Cand that they should murder them,
   Dand that they should rob                                                                                                                                        
   Dand plunder them
  Cand do all they could to destroy them;
 Btherefore they have an eternal hatred
Atowards the children of Nephi.

Mosiah 11:20—25

ABehold, thus saith the Lord, and thus hath he commanded me, saying, Go forth, and say unto this people,
 Bthus saith the Lord––
  CWo be unto this people, for I have seen their abominations, and their wickedness, and their whoredoms;
   Dand except they repent I will visit them in mine anger.
    EAnd except they repent and turn to the Lord their God, behold, I will deliver them into the hands of their enemies; yea, and they shall be brought into bondage; and they shall be afflicted by the hand of their enemies.
     FAnd it shall come to pass that they shall know that I am the Lord their God
      Gand am a jealous God, visiting the iniquities of my people.
       HAnd it shall come to pass that except this people repent                                                   
       Hand turn unto the Lord their God
      Gthey shall be brought into bondage;
     Fand none shall deliver them, except it be the Lord the Almighty God.
    EYea, and it shall come to pass that when they shall cry unto me I will be slow to hear their cries; yea, and I will suffer them that they be smitten by their enemies.
   DAnd except they repent in sackcloth and ashes, and cry mightily to the Lord their God
  CI will not hear their prayers, neither will I deliver them out of their afflictions;
 Band thus saith the Lord,
Aand thus hath he commanded me.

Mosiah 11:28

Athat I may slay him,
 Bfor he has said these things that he might stir up my people
  Cto anger one with another,                                                                                                                                         
  Cand to raise contentions
 Bamong my people;
Atherefore I will slay him.

Mosiah 12:1—8

AAbinadi, go and prophesy unto this my people, for they have hardened their hearts against my words
 Bthey have repented not of their evil doings; therefore, I will visit them in my anger, yea, in my fierce anger will I visit them
  Cin their iniquities and abominations.
   DYea, wo be unto this generation! And the Lord said unto me: Stretch forth thy hand and prophesy saying: Thus saith the Lord, it shall come to pass that this generation,
    Ebecause of their iniquities, shall be brought into bondage, and shall be smitten on the cheek;
     Fyea, and shall be driven by men, and shall be slain; and the vultures of the air,  and the dogs, yea, and the wild beasts, shall devour their flesh. And it shall come to pass that the life of king Noah shall be valued even as a garment in a hot furnace; for he shall know that I am the Lord.
      GAnd it shall come to pass that I will smite this my people with sore afflictions, yea, with famine and with pestilence; and I will cause that they shall howl all the day long.
       HYea, and I will cause that they shall have burdens lashed upon their backs;                     
       Hand they shall be driven before like a dumb ass.
      GAnd it shall come to pass that I will send forth hail among them, and it shall smite them; and they shall also be smitten with the east wind; and insects shall pester their land also,
     Fand devour their grain.
    EAnd they shall be smitten with a great pestilence––
   Dand all this will I do
  Cbecause of their iniquities and abominations.
 BAnd it shall come to pass that except they repent I will utterly destroy them from off the face of the earth; yet they shall leave a record behind them, and I will preserve them for other nations which shall possess the land; yea, even this will I do that I may discover the abominations of this people to other nations.
AAnd many things did Abinadi prophesy against this people.

Mosiah 12:1

AI will visit them
 Bin my anger,
 Byea, in my fierce anger                                                                                                                                                       
Awill I visit them

Mosiah 12:19

Abut he answered them boldly,
 Band withstood all their questions,
  Cyea, to their astonishment;                                                                                                                                         
 Bfor he did withstand them in all their questions,
Aand did confound them in all their words.

Mosiah 12:24

AThe Lord hath made bare his holy arm
 Bin the eyes of all the nations,                                                                                                                                           
 Band all the ends of the earth
Ashall see the salvation of our God?

Mosiah 12:25—27

AAre you priests, and pretend to teach this people,
 Band to understand the spirit of prophesying, and yet desire to know of me what these things mean?
  CI say unto you, wo be unto you for perverting the ways of the Lord!
   DFor if ye understand these things                                                                                                                         
   Dye have not taught them;
  Ctherefore, ye have perverted the ways of the Lord.
 BYe have not applied your hearts to understanding;
Atherefore, ye have not been wise. Therefore, what teach ye this people?

Mosiah 14:7

Ayet he opened not his mouth;
 Bhe is brought as a lamb to the slaughter,
 Band as a sheep before her shearers is dumb                                                                                                                 
Aso he opened not his mouth.

Mosiah 15:20—23

ABut behold, the bands of death
 Bshall be broken,
  Cand the Son reigneth,
   Dand hath power over the dead;
    Etherefore, he bringeth to pass the resurrection of the dead.
     FAnd there cometh a resurrection,
      Geven a first resurrection;
       Hyea, even a resurrection of those that. have been, and who are, and who shall be,
        Ieven until the resurrection
         Jof Christ––
         Jfor so shall he be called.                                                                                                        
        IAnd now, the resurrection
       Hof all the prophets, and all those that have believed in their words, or all those that have kept the commandments of God
      Gshall come forth in the first resurrection;
     Ftherefore, they are the first resurrection.
    EThey are raised to dwell with God who has redeemed them;
   Dthus they have eternal life
  Cthrough Christ,
 Bwho has broken
Athe bands of death.

Mosiah 15:26—27

Afor ye ought to tremble;
 Bfor the Lord redeemeth none such
  Cthat rebel against him
   Dand die in their sins;
   Dyea, even all those that have perished in their sins ever since. theworld began,                                       
  Cthat have willfully rebelled against God, that have known the commandments. ofGod, and would not keep them;
 Bthese are they that have no part in the first resurrection.
ATherefore ought ye not to tremble?

Mosiah 15:31

AThe Lord hath made bare his holy arm
 Bin the eyes of all the nations;                                                                                                                                           
 Band all the ends of the earth
Ashall see the salvation of God.

Mosiah 16:7—8

AAnd if Christ had not risen from the dead, or have broken the bands of death
 Bthat the grave should have no victory, and that death should have no sting,
  Cthere could have been no resurrection.                                                                                                                    
  CBut there is a resurrection,
 Btherefore the grave hath no victory, and the sting of death
Ais swallowed up in Christ.

Mosiah 18:1—3

Awho had fled from the servants of king Noah, repented of his sins and iniquities,
 Band went privately among. the people,
  Cand began to teach the words of Abinadi––
   Dand also concerning the resurrection of the dead,
    Eand the redemption of the people,
    Ethrough the power, and sufferings, and death of Christ,                                                                             
   Dand his resurrection and ascension into heaven.
  CAnd as many as would hear his word he did teach.
 BAnd he taught them privately,
Athat it might not come to the knowledge of the king.

Mosiah 18:21

Athat there should be no contention one with another,
 Bbut that they should look forward with one eye,
  Chaving one faith
  Cand one baptism,                                                                                                                                                          
 Bhaving their hearts knit together in unity
Aand in love one towards another.

Mosiah 23:7

ABehold, it is not expedient that we should have a king;
 Bfor thus saith the Lord:
  CYe shall not esteem one flesh above another,
  Cor one man shall not think himself above another;                                                                                              
 Btherefore I say unto you
Ait is not expedient that ye should have a king.

Mosiah 24:14—15

AAnd I will also ease the burdens
 Bwhich are put upon your shoulders,
  Cthat you cannot feel them upon your backs,
   Deven while you are in bondage;
    Eand this will I do
     Fthat ye may stand as witnesses for me hereafter,                                                                                  
     Fand that ye may know of a surety
    Ethat I, the Lord God, do visit
   Dmy people in their afflictions.
  CAnd now it came to pass that the burdens which were laid upon Alma and his bretheren were made light;
 Byea, the Lord did strengthen them that they could bear up 
Atheir burdens with ease,

Mosiah 24:21

Aand had delivered them
 Bout of bondage;
 Bfor they were in bondage,                                                                                                                                                 
Aand none could deliver them

Mosiah 26:1—3

Anot understand the words of king Benjamin, being little children at the time he spake unto his people; and they did
 Bnot believe the tradition of their fathers.
  CThey did not believe what had been said concerning the resurrection of the dead,                                      
  Cneither did they believe concerning the coming of Christ.
 BAnd now because of their unbelief they could not understand the word of God;
Aand their hearts were hardened.

Mosiah 26:21—28

AAnd he that will hear my voice shall be my sheep; and him shall ye receive into the church, and him will I also receive.
 BFor behold, this is my church; whosoever is baptized shall be baptized unto repentance. And whomsoever ye receive shall believe in my name; and him will I freely forgive.
  CFor it is I that taketh upon me the sins of the world; for it is I that hath created them;
   DFor behold, in my name are they called; and if they know me they shall come forth, and shall have a place eternally at my right hand.
   DAnd it shall come to pass that when the second trump shall sound then shall they that neveer knew me come forth and shall stand before me.
  CAnd then shall they know that I am the Lord their God, that I am their Redeemer; but they would not be redeemed.
 BAnd then I will confess unto them that I never knew them; and they shall depart into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
ATherefore I say unto you, that he that will not hear my voice, the same shall ye not r eceive into my church, for him I will not receive at the last day.

Mosiah 27:24—25

AFor, said he, I have repented of my sins, and have been redeemed of the Lord;
 Bbehold I am born of the Spirit.
  CAnd the Lord said unto me: Marvel not that all mankind, yea, men and women,                                           
  Call nations, kindreds, tongues and people,
 Bmust be born again; yea, born of God, changed from their carnal and fallen state, to a state of righteousness,
Abeing redeemed of God, becoming his sons and daughters;

Mosiah 27:34

AAnd four of them were the sons of Mosiah;
 Band their names were Ammon, and Aaron,                                                                                                                  
 Band Omner, and Himni;
Athese were the names of the sons of Mosiah.

Mosiah 28:10—29:1

ANow king Mosiah had no one to confer the kingdom upon, for there was not any of his sons who would accept the kingdom.
 BTherefore he took the records which were engraven on the plates of brass, and also the plates of Nephi, and all the things which he had kept and preserved according to the commandments of God, after having translated and caused to be written the records which were on the plates of gold which had been found by the people of Limhi, which were delivered to him by the hand of Limhi;
  CAnd this he did because of the great anxiety of his people; for they were desirous beyond measure to know
   Dconcerning the people who had been destroyed.
    EAnd now. he translated them by the means of those two stones which were fastened into the two rims of a bow. Now these things were prepared from the beginning,
     Fand were handed down from generation to generation, for the purpose of interpreting languages;
     FAnd they have been kept and preserved by the hand of the Lord, that he should discover to every creature who should possess the land the iniquities and abominations of his people;
    EAnd whosoever has these things is called seer, after the manner of old times. Now after Mosiah had finished translating these records,
   Dbehold, it gave an account of the people who were destroyed, from the time that they were destroyed back to the building of the great tower, at the time the Lord confounded the language of the people and they were scattered abroad upon the face of all the earth, yea, and even from that time back until the creation of Adam.
  CNow this account did cause the people of Mosiah to mourn exceedingly, yea, they were filled with sorrow; nevertheless it gave them much knowledge, in the which they did rejoice. And this account shall be written hereafter; for behold, it is expedient that all people should know the things which are written in this account.
 BAnd now, as I said unto you, that after king Mosiah had done these things, he took the plates of brass, and all the things which he had kept, and conferred them upon Alma, who was the son of Alma; yea, all the records, and also the interpreters, and conferred them upon him, and commanded him that he should keep and preserve them, and also keep a record of the people, handing them down from one generation to another, even as they had been handed down from the time that Lehi left Jerusalem.
ANow when Mosiah had done this he sent out throughout all the land, among all the people, desiring to know their will concerning who should be their king. And it came to pass that the voice of the people came, saying: We are desirous that Aaron thy son should be our king and our ruler.

Mosiah 29:20

ABut behold, he did deliver them
 Bbecause they did humble themsleves before him;                                                                                                      
 Band because they cried mightily unto him
Ahe did deliver them out of bondage;

Alma 1:1

Anevertheless he had established laws,
 Band they were acknowledged by the people;                                                                                                              
 Btherefore they were obliged to abide
Aby the laws which he had made.

Alma 2:22

ANow those whom he had sent out to watch the camp of the Amlicites
 Bwere called Zeram, and Amnor, and Manti, and Limher;                                                                                           
 Bthese were they who went out with their men
Ato watch the camp of the Amlicites.

Alma 3:6—7

AAnd the skins of the Lamanites were dark,
 Baccording to the mark whcih was set upon their fathers,
  Cwhich was a curse upon them
   Dbecause of their transgression and their revellion against their brethren,
    Ewho consisted of Nephi, Jacob, and Joseph, and Sam,                                                                               
    Ewho were just and holy men.
   DAnd their brethren sought to destroy them,
  Ctherefore they were cursed;
 Band the Lord God set a mark upon them,
Ayea, upon Laman and Lemuel,

Alma 5:7—9

ABehold, they were in the midst of darkness; nevertheless,
 Btheir souls were illuminated by the light of the everlasting word;
  Cyea, they were encircled about
   Dby the bands of death, and the chains of hell, and an everlasting destruction did await them
    EAnd now I ask of you, my brethren, were they destroyed?                                                                       
    EBehold, I say unto you, Nay, they were not.
   DAnd again I ask, were the bands of death broken, and the chains of hell
  Cwhich encircled them about, were they loosed? I say unto you,
 BYea, they were loosed, and their souls did expand, and they did sing redeeming love.
AAnd I say unto you that they are saved.

Alma 5:11

Adid not my father Alma believe in the words
 Bwhich were delivered by the mouth of Abinadi?
  CAnd was he not a holy prophet?                                                                                                                                 
 BDid he not speak the words of God,
Aand my father Alma believe them?

Alma 5:20—25

AI say unto you, can ye think of being saved when you have yielded yourselves to become subjects to the devil?
 BI say unto you, ye will know at that day that ye cannot be saved;
  Cfor there can no man be saved except his garments are washed white; yea, his garments must be purified until they are cleansed from all stain,
   Dthrough the blood of him of whom it has been spoken by our fathers, who should come to redeem his people from their sins.
    EAnd now I ask of you, my brethren, how will any of you feel, if ye shall stand before the bar of God, having your garments stained with blood and all manner of filthiness?
     FBehold, what will these things testify against you?                                                                              
     FBehold will they not testify that ye are murderers,
    Eyea, and also that ye are guilty of all manner of wickedness?
   DBehold, my brethren, do ye suppose that such an one can have a place to sit down in the kingdom of God, with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob, and also all the holy prophets,
  Cwhose garments are cleansed and are spotless, pure and white?
 BI say unto you, Nay; except ye make our Creator a liar from the beginning, or suppose that he is a liar from the beginning, ye cannot suppose that such can have place in the kingdom of heaven;
Abut they shall be cast out for they are the children of the kingdom of the devil.

Alma 5:44—49

AFor I am called to speak after this manner, according to the holy order of God,
 Bwhich is in Christ Jesus; yea, I am commanded to stand and testify unto this people the things which have been spoken by our fathers concerning the things which are to come.
  CAnd this is not all. Do ye not suppose that I know of these things myself? Behold, I testify unto you that I do know that these things whereof I have spoken are true. And how do ye suppose that I know of their surety?
   DBehold, I say unto you they are made known unto me by the Holy Spirit of God.
    EBehold, I have fasted and prayed many days that I might know these things of myself.                
    EAnd now I do know of myself that they are true;
   Dfor the Lord God hath made them manifest unto me by his Holy Spirit; and this is the spirit of revelation which is in me.
  CAnd moreover, I say unto you that it has thus been revealed unto me, that the words which have been spoken by our fathers are true, even so according to the spirit of prophecy which is in me, which is also by the manifestation of the Spirit of God. I say unto you, that I know of myself that whatsoever I shall say unto you, concerning that which is to come, is true;
 Band I say unto you, that I know that Jesus Christ shall come, yea, the Son, the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace, and mercy, and truth. And behold, it is he that cometh to take away the sins of the world, yea, the sins of every man who steadfastly believeth on his name
AAnd now I say unto you that this is the order after which I am called,

Alma 5:62

AI speak by way of command unto you
 Bthat belong to the church;
 Band unto those who do not belong to the church                                                                                                        
AI speak by way of invitation,

Alma 6:5

ANow I would that ye should understand that the word of God
 Bwas liberal unto all,
 Bthat none were deprived of the privilege of assembling themselves together                                                       
Ato hear the word of God.

Alma 7:11—13

AAnd he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind;
 Band this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people.
  CAnd he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people;
   Dand he will take upon him their infirmities,
    Ethat his bowels may be filled with mercy,
     Faccording to the flesh,
     Fthat he may know according to the flesh                                                                                            
    Ehow to succor his people
   Daccording to their infirmities. Now the Spirit knoweth all things;
  Cnevertheless the Son of God suffereth according to the flesh
 Bthat he might take upon him the sins of his people,
Athat he might blot out their transgressions according to the power of his deliverance; and now behold, this is the testimony which is in me.

Alma 7:14—15

ANow I say unto you that ye must repent, and be born again; for the Spirit saith if ye are not born again ye cannot inherit the kingdom of heaven;
 Btherefore come and be baptized unto repentance,
  Cthat ye may be washed from your sins,
   Dthat ye may have faith on the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world,                              
   Dwho is mighty to save and to cleanse from all unrighteousness.
  CYea, I say unto you come and fear not, and lay aside every sin, which easily doth beset you, which doth bind you down to destruction,
 Byea, come and go forth, and show unto your God that ye are willing to repent of your sins
Aand enter into a covenant with him to keep his commandments, and witness it unto him this day by going into the waters of baptism.

Alma 8:4

AAnd he began to teach the people in the land of Melek
 Baccording to the holy order of God,                                                                                                                                
 Bby which he had been called;
Aand he began to teach the people throughout all the land of Melek.

Alma 9:12

Ayea, he will visit you
 Bin his anger,
 Band in his fierce anger                                                                                                                                                        
Ahe will not turn away.

Alma 9:31—32

Athe people were wroth with me
 Bbecause I said unto them that they were a hard-hearted and a stiffnecked people.                                           
 BAnd also because I said unto them that they were a lost and a fallen people
Athey were angry with me,

Alma 10:6

ANevertheless, I did harden my heart,
 Bfor I was called many times and I would not hear;
  Ctherefore I knew concerning these things,                                                                                                               
  Cyet I would not know;
 Btherefore I went on rebelling against God,
Ain the wickedness of my heart,

Alma 10:7—11

Aand he shall bless thee and thy house; and the blessing of the Lord shall rest upon thee and thy house.
 BAnd it came to pass that I obeyed the voice of the angel, and returned towards my house. And as I was going thither I found the man whom the angel said unto me: Thou shalt receive into thy house
  Cand behold it was this same man who has been speaking unto you concerning the things of God.
   DAnd the angel said unto me 
    Ehe is a holy man;
    Ewherefore I know he is a holy man                                                                                                           
   Dbecause it was said by an angel of God. 
  CAnd again, I know that the things whereof he hath testified are true;
 Bfor behold I say unto you, that as the Lord liveth, even so has he sent his angel to make these things manifest unto me; and this he has done while this Alma hath dwelt at my house.
AFor behold, he hath blessed mine house, he hath blessed me, and my women, and my children, and my father and my kinsfolk; yea, even all my kindred hath he blessed,

Alma 11:40

Aand these are they
 Bthat shall have eternal life,                                                                                                                                               
 Band salvation
Acometh to none else.

Alma 12:11—17

Aand then they are taken captive by the devil, and led by his will down to destruction.
 BNow this is what is meant by the chains of hell.
  CAnd Amulek hath spoken plainly concerning death, and being raised from this mortality to a state of immortality,
   Dand being brought before the bar of God, to be judged according to our works. Then if our hearts have been hardened, yea, if we have hardened insomuch that it has not been found in us,
    Ethen will our state be awful, for then we shall be condemned.
     FFor our words will condemn us,
      Gyea, all our works will condemn us; we shall not be found spotless;                                     
     Fand our thoughts will also condemn us;
    Eand in this awful state we shall not dare to look up to our God; and we would fain be glad if we could command the rocks and the mountains to fall upon us to hide us from his presence.
   DBut this cannot be; we must come forth and stand before him in his glory, and in his power, and in his might, majesty, and dominion, and acknowledge to our everlasting shame that all his judgments are just; that he is just in all his works, and that he is merciful unto the children of men, and that he has all power to save every man that believeth on his name and bringeth forth fruit meet for repentance.
  CAnd now behold, I say unto you then cometh a death, even a second death, which is a spiritual death; then is a time that whosoever dieth in his sins, as to a temporal death, shall also die a spiritual death; yea, he shall die (repetition of words) as to things pertaining unto righteousness.
 BThen is the time when their torments shall be as a lake of fire and brimstone, whose flame ascendeth up forever and ever; and then is the time that they shall be chained
Adown to an everlasting destruction, according to the power and captivity of Satan, he having subjected them according to his will.

Alma 12:13

AThen if our hearts
 Bhave been hardened,
 Byea, if we have hardened                                                                                                                                                  
Aour hearts against the word, insomuch that it has not been found in us,

Alma 13:2—3

Ato look forward to his Son for redemption.
 BAnd this is the manner after which they were ordained—being called and prepared from the foundation of the world according to the foreknowledge of God,
  Con account of their exceeding faith and good works;
   Din the first place being left to choose good or evil;                                                                                         
   Dtherefore they having chosen good,
  Cand exercising exceedingly great faith,
 Bare called with a holy calling, yea, with that holy calling which was prepared with,
Aand according to, a preparatory redemption for such.

Alma 13:6—10

AAnd thus being called by this holy calling, and ordained unto the high priesthood of the holy order of God, to teach his commandments unto the children of men, that they also might enter into his rest—
 BThis high priesthood being after the order of his Son, which order was from the foundation of the world; or in other words, being without beginning of days or end of years, being prepared from eternity to all eternity, according to his foreknowledge of all things—
  CNow they were ordained after this manner—being called with a holy calling,  and ordained with a holy ordinance, and taking upon them the high priesthood of the holy order,                                                         
  Cwhich calling, and ordinance, and high priesthood, is without beginning or end—
 BThus they become high priests forever, after the order of the Son, the Only Begotten of the Father, who is without beginning of days or end of years, who is full of grace, equity, and truth. And thus it is. Amen.
ANow, as I said concerning the holy order, or this high priesthood, there were many who were ordained and became high priests of God;

Alma 14:2—3

ABut the more part of them were desirous that they might destroy Alma and Amulek;
 Bfor they were angry with Alma, because of the plainness of his words unto Zeezrom; and they also said that Amulek had lied unto them,
  Cand had reviled against their law
  Cand also against their lawyers and judges                                                                                                               
 BAnd they were also angry with Alma and Amulek; and because they had testified so plainly against their wickedness,
Athey sought to put them away privily.

Alma 14:29

Aand fled from the presence of Alma and Amulek
 Beven as a goat fleeth with her young from two lions;                                                                                                 
Aand thus they did flee from the presence of Alma and Amulek.

Alma 15:3

AAnd also Zeezrom lay sick at Sidom, with a burning fever,
 Bwhich was caused by the great tribulations of his mind
  Con account of his wickedness,
   Dfor he supposed that Alma and Amulek were no more;                                                                                 
   Dand he supposed that they had been slain
  Cbecause of his iniquity.
 BAnd this great sin, and his many other sins,
Adid harrow up his mind until it did become exceedingly sore,

Alma 16:1

Ain the eleventh year of the reign of the judges over the people of Nephi,
 Bon the fifth day of the second month,
  Cthere having been much peace in the land of Zarahemla,
  Cthere having been no wars nor contentions for a certain number of years,                                                      
 Beven until the fifth day of the second month
Ain the eleventh year,

Alma 17:37—38

ABut behold, every man that lifted his club to smite Ammon,
 Bhe smote off their arms with his sword;
  Cfor he did withstand their blows by smiting their arms with the edge of his sword, insomuch that they began to be astonished,
   Dand began to flee before him;
    Eyea, and they were not few in number;                                                                                                       
   Dand he caused them to flee by the strength of his arm.
  CNow six of them had fallen by the sling, but he slew none save it were their leader with his sword;
 Band he smote off as many of their arms
Aas were lifted against him, and they were not a few.

Alma 18:6

AFor he had slain many of them
 Bbecause their brethren had scattered their flocks at the place of water;                                                                
 Band thus, because they had had their flocks scattered
Athey were slain.

Alma 18:7

ANow it was the practice of these Lamanites
 Bto stand by the waters of Sebus to scatter the flocks of the people,
 Bthat thereby they might drive away many that were scattered unto their own land,                                           
Ait being a practice of plunder among them.

Alma 18:12—14

Atherefore he was about to return out of his presence.
 BAnd one of the king’s servants said unto him, Rabbanah,
  Cwhich is, being interpreted, powerful
   Dor great king,
   Dconsidering their kings                                                                                                                                            
  Cto be powerful;
 Band thus he said unto him: Rabbanah, the king desireth thee to stay
ATherefore Ammon turned himself unto the king,

Alma 18:16

AIs it because thou hast heard that I defended thy servants
 Band thy flocks,
  Cand slew seven of their brethren with the sling
  Cand with the sword, and smote off the arms of others,                                                                                        
 Bin order to defend thy flocks
Aand thy servants;

Alma 18:39

Aand he also made known unto them
 Bconcerning the coming of Christ,                                                                                                                                     
 Band all the works of the Lord
Adid he make known unto them.

Alma 19:6—7

ANow, this was what Ammon desired,
 Bfor he knew that king Lamoni was under the power of God;
  Che knew that the dark veil of unbelief was being cast away from his mind,
   Dand the light which did light up his mind,
    Ewhich was the light of the glory of God,
    Ewhich was a marvelous light of his goodness—                                                                                      
   Dyea, this light had infused such joy into his soul
  Cthe cloud of darkness having been dispelled,
 Band that the light (repetition of words) of everlasting life was lit up in his soul, yea, he knew that this had overcome his natural frame, and he was carried away in God
ATherefore, what the queen desired of him was his only desire.

Alma 19:13

Abehold, I have seen my Redeemer;
 Band he shall come forth,
 Band be born of a woman,                                                                                                                                                  
Aand he shall redeem all mankind who believe on his name

Alma 20:4

ABut behold, I will go with thee to the land of Middoni
 Bfor the king of the land of Middoni
 Bwhose name is Antiomno, is a friend unto me;                                                                                                            
Atherefore I go to the land of Middoni,

Alma 20:10—13

AWhither art thou going with this Nephite, who is one of the children of a liar?
 BAnd it came to pass that Lamoni rehearsed unto him whither he was going, for he feared to offend him.
  CAnd he also told him all the cause of his tarrying in his own kingdom,
  Cthat he did not go unto his father to the feast which he had prepared                                                             
 BAnd now when Lamoni had rehearsed unto him all these things, behold, to his astonishment, his father was angry with him, and said:
ALamoni, thou art going to deliver these Nephites, who are sons of a liar

Alma 20:26—27

AAnd when he saw that Ammon had no desire to destroy him,
 Band when he also saw the great love he had for his son Lamoni,
  Che was astonished exceedingly, and said:
   DBecause this is all that thou hast desired, that I would release thy brethren,
    Eand suffer that my son Lamoni should retain his kingdom,
    Ebehold, I will grant unto you that my son may retain his kingdom from this time and forever; and I will govern him no more—
   DAnd I will also grant unto thee that thy brethren may be cast out of prison, and thou and thy brethren may come unto me, in my kingdom; for I shall greatly desire to see thee.
  CFor the king was greatly astonished at the words which he had spoken,
 Band also at the words which had been spoken by his son Lamoni,
Atherefore he was desirous to learn them.

Alma 25:16

ANow they did not suppose that salvation came by the law of Moses;
 Bbut the law of Moses did serve to strengthen their faith in Christ;                                                                           
 Band thus they did retain a hope through faith,
Aunto eternal salvation,

Alma 26:29

AAnd we have entered into their houses and taught them,
 Band we have taught them in their streets;
 Byea, and we have taught them upon their hills;                                                                                                           
Aand we have also entered into their temples and their synagogues and taught them;

Alma 27:22

ABehold, we will give up
 Bthe land of Jershon,
  Cwhich is on the east by the sea, which joins the land Bountiful,                                                                         
  Cwhich is on the south of the land Bountiful;
 Band this land Jershon is the land
Awhich we will give unto our brethren for an inheritance.

Alma 29:1—7

AO that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart, that I might go forth and speak with the trump of God, with a voice to shake the earth, and cry repentance unto every people! Yea, I would declare unto every soul, as with the voice of thunder, repentance and the plan of redemption, that they should repent and come unto our God, that there might not be more sorrow upon all the face of the earth.
 BBut behold, I am a man, and do sin in my wish; for I ought to be content with the things which the Lord hath allotted unto me.
  CI ought not to harrow up in my desires, the firm decree of a just God, for I know that he granteth unto men according to their desire, whether it be unto death or unto life; yea, I know that he allotteth unto men, yea, decreeth unto them decrees which are unalterable, according to their wills, whether they be unto salvation or unto destruction. Yea, and I know that good and evil have come before all men; he that knoweth not good from evil is blameless; but he that knoweth good and evil, to him it is given according to his desires, whether he desireth good or evil, life or death, joy or remorse of conscience.
 BNow, seeing that I know these things, why should I desire more than to perform the work to which I have been called?
AWhy should I desire that I were an angel, that I could speak unto all the ends of the earth?

Alma 29:8—17

AFor behold, the Lord doth grant unto all nations, of their own nation and tongue, to teach his word, yea, in wisdom, all that he seeth fit that they should have; therefore we
 BI know that which the Lord hath commanded me, and I glory in it. I do not glory of myself, but I glory in that which the Lord hath commanded me; yea, and this is my glory, that perhaps I may be an instrument in the hands of God to bring some soul to repentance; and this is my joy.  And behold, when I see many of my brethren truly penitent, and coming to the Lord their God, then is my soul filled with joy;
  Cthen do I remember what the Lord has done for me, yea, even that he hath heard my prayer; yea, then do I remember his merciful arm which he extended towards me
   DYea, and I also remember the captivity of my fathers; for I surely do know that the Lord did deliver them out of bondage, and by this did establish his church; yea, the Lord God, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, did deliver them out of bondage. Yea, I have always remembered the captivity of my fathers; and that same God who delivered them out of the hands of the Egyptians did deliver them out of bondage. Yea, and that same God did establish his church among them;
  Cyea, and that same God hath called me by a holy calling, to preach the word unto this people, and hath given me much success, in the which my joy is full
 BBut I do not joy in my own success alone, but my joy is more full because of the success of my brethren, who have been up to the land of Nephi. Behold, they have labored exceedingly, and have brought forth much fruit; and how great shall be their reward! Now, when I think of the success of these my brethren my soul is carried away, even to the separation of it from the body, as it were, so great is my joy.
AAnd now may God grant unto these, my brethren, that they may sit down in the kingdom of God; yea, and also all those who are the fruit of their labors that they may go no more out, but that they may praise him forever. And may God grant that it may be done according to my words, even as I have spoken. Amen.

Alma 29:9

AI know that which the Lord hath commanded me,
 Band I glory in it.
 BI do not glory of myself,                                                                                                                                                     
Abut I glory in that which the Lord hath commanded me;

Alma 29:9—10

Ayea, and this is my glory
 Bthat perhaps I may be an instrument in the
  Chands of God to bring
   Dsome soul to repentance;
    Eand this is my joy. And behold, when I see many                                                                                         
   Dof my brethren truly penitent,
  Cand coming to the Lord their God,
 Bthen is my soul
Afilled with joy;

Alma 29:14—16

Abut my joy is more full
 Bbecause of the success of my brethren,
  Cwho have been up to the land of Nephi. Behold, they have labored exceedingly,
  Cand have brought forth much fruit; and how great shall be their reward!
 BNow, when I think of the success of these my brethren my soul is carried away,
Aeven to the separation of it from the body, as it were, so great is my joy.

Alma 30:4—5

AAnd thus the people did have no disturbance
 Bin all the sixteenth year of the reign of the judges over the people of Nephi
 BAnd it came to pass that in the commencement of the seventeenth year of the reign of the judges,
Athere was continual peace.

Alma 30:6—12

ABut it came to pass in the latter end of the seventeenth year, there came a man into the land of Zarahemla, and he was Anti-Christ, for he began to preach unto the people against the prophecies which had been spoken by the prophets, concerning the coming of Christ.
 BNow there was no law against a man’s belief; for it was strictly contrary to the commands of God that there should be a law which should bring men on to unequal grounds.
  CFor thus saith the scripture: Choose ye this day, whom ye will serve
   DNow if a man desired to serve God, it was his privilege; or rather, if he believed in God it was his privilege to serve him; but if he did not believe in him there was no law to punish him.
   DBut if he murdered he was punished unto death; and if he robbed he was also punished; and if he stole he was also punished; and if he committed adultery he was also punished; yea, for all this wickedness they were punished.
  CFor there was a law that men should be judged according to their crimes.
 BNevertheless, there was no law against a man’s belief; therefore, a man was punished only for the crimes which he had done; therefore all men were on equal grounds.
AAnd this Anti-Christ, whose name was Korihor, (and the law could have no hold upon him) began to preach unto the people that there should be no Christ.

Alma 30:44

Ayea, and all things denote there is a God;
 Byea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion,                                           
 Byea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form
Ado witness that there is a Supreme Creator.

Alma 30:50—52

AKorihor was struck dumb, that he could not have utterance, according to the words of Alma
 BAnd now when the chief judge saw this, he put forth his hand and wrote unto Korihor, saying:
  CArt thou convinced of the power of God?
   DIn whom did ye desire that Alma should show forth his sign?
    EWould ye that he should afflict others, to show unto thee a sign?                                                           
   DBehold, he has showed unto you a sign;
  Cand now will ye dispute more?
 BAnd Korihor put forth his hand and wrote, saying:
AI know that I am dumb, for I cannot speak;

Alma 31:17—23

Awe thank thee; and we also thank thee that thou hast elected us, that we may not be led away after the foolish traditions of our brethren, 
 Bwhich doth bind them down to a belief of Christ,
  Cwhich doth lead their hearts to wander far from thee, our God.
   DAnd again we thank thee, O God, that we are a chosen and a holy people. Amen. Now it came to pass that after Alma and his brethren and his sons had heard these prayers, they were astonished beyond all measure.
    EFor behold, every man did go forth and offer up these same prayers.
     FNow the place was called by them Rameumptom,                                                                             
     Fwhich, being interpreted, is the holy stand.
    ENow, from this stand they did offer up, every man, the selfsame prayer unto God,
   Dthanking their God that they were chosen of him,
  Cand that he did not lead them away after the tradition of their brethren, and that their hearts were not stolen away
 Bto believe in things to come, which they knew nothing about.
ANow, after the people had all offered up thanks after this manner,

Alma 31:31—33

AO Lord, wilt thou grant unto me that I may have strength, that I may suffer with patience these afflictions which shall come upon me, because of the iniquity of this people.
 BO Lord, wilt thou comfort my soul, and give unto me success,
  Cand also my fellow laborers who are with me—
  Cyea, Ammon, and Aaron, and Omner, and also Amulek and Zeezrom and also my two sons—yea, even all these wilt thou comfort, O Lord.
 BYea, wilt thou comfort their souls in Christ.
AWilt thou grant unto them that they may have strength, that they may bear their afflictions which shall come upon them because of the iniquities of this people.

Alma 32:1

Aand began to preach the word of God unto the people,
 Bentering into their synagogues,                                                                                                                                       
 Band into their houses;
Ayea, and even they did preach the word in their streets.

Alma 32:5

ABehold, what shall these my brethren do,
 Bfor they are despised of all men because of their poverty, yea, and more especially by our priests;
  Cfor they have cast us out of our synagogues
  Cwhich we have labored abundantly to build with our own hands;                                                                    
 Band they have cast us out because of our exceeding poverty; and we have no place to worship our God;
Aand behold, what shall we do?

Alma 32:9—10

Afor we are cast out of our synagogues,
 Bthat we cannot worship our God.                                                                                                   
  CBehold I say unto you,                                                                                                                                                  
 Bdo ye suppose that ye cannot worship God
Asave it be in your synagogues only?

Alma 32:12

AI say unto you, it is well that ye are cast out of your synagogues, that ye may be humble,
 Band that ye may learn wisdom;
 Bfor it is necessary that ye should learn wisdom;                                                                                                         
Afor it is because that ye are cast out, that ye are despised of your brethren because of your exceeding poverty, that ye are brought to a lowliness of heart; for ye are necessarily brought to be humble.

Alma 33:11

Aand it is because of thy Son
 Bthat thou hast been thus merciful unto me,
  Ctherefore I will cry unto thee in all mine afflictions,                                                                                               
  Cfor in thee is my joy;
 Bfor thou hast turned thy judgments away from me,
Abecause of thy Son.

Alma 34:9

AFor it is expedient that an atonement should be made;
 Bfor according to the great plan of the Eternal God there must be an atonement made,
  Cor else all mankind must unavoidably perish;
   Dyea, all are hardened;
   Dyea, all are fallen and are lost,                                                                                                                              
  Cand must perish
 Bexcept it be through the atonement
Awhich it is expedient should be made.

Alma 34:10

AFor it is expedient that t there should be a great and last sacrifice;
 Byea, not a sacrifice of man,
  Cneither of beast,
  Cneither of any manner of fowl;                                                                                                                                   
 Bfor it shall not be a human sacrifice;
Abut it must be an infinite and eternal sacrifice.

Alma 34:11—12

ANow there is not any man that can sacrifice his own blood which will atone for the sins of another.
 BNow, if a man murdereth
  Cbehold will our law, which is just, take the life of his brother?                                                                           
  CI say unto you, Nay. But the law requireth the life of him
 Bwho hath murdered;
Atherefore there can be nothing which is short of an infinite atonement which will suffice for the sins of the world.

Alma 34:13—14

ATherefore, it is expedient that there should be a great and last sacrifice;
 Band then shall there be, or it is expedient there should be, a stop to the shedding of blood;
  Cthen shall the law of Moses be fulfilled;
   Dyea, it shall be all fulfilled,                                                                                                                                     
   Devery jot and tittle,
  Cand none shall have passed away.
 BAnd behold, this is the whole meaning of the law,
Aevery whit pointing to that great and last sacrifice;

Alma 34:34

AYe cannot say, when ye are brought to that awful crisis,
 Bthat I will repent,
 Bthat I will return to my God.                                                                                                                                            
ANay, ye cannot say this;

Alma 34:36

Abecause the Lord hath said he dwelleth not
 Bin unholy temples,
 Bbut in the hearts of the righteous                                                                                                                                   
Adoth he dwell;

Alma 35:15

ANow Alma, being grieved
 Bfor the iniquity of his people, yea for the wars, and the bloodsheds, and the contentions
  Cwhich were among them;
   Dand having been to declare the word,                                                                                                               
   Dor sent to declare the word,
  Camong all the people in every city;
 Band seeing that the hearts of the people began to wax hard, and that they began to be offended because of the strictness of the word,
Ahis heart was exceedingly sorrowful.

Alma 36:1–30

AMy son, give ear to my words;
 Bfor I swear unto you, that inasmuch as ye shall keep the commandments of God ye shall prosper in the land.
  CI would that ye should do as I have done, in remembering the captivity of our fathers;
   Dfor they were in bondage, and none could deliver them except it was the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; and he surely did deliver them in their afflictions.
AAnd now, O my son Helaman, behold, thou art in thy youth, and therefore, I beseech of thee that thou wilt hear my words and learn of me;
    Efor I do know that whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day.
     FAnd I would not that ye think that I know of myself— not of the temporal but of the spiritual, not of the carnal mind but of God.
      GNow, behold, I say unto you, if I had not been born of God I should not have known these things; but God has, by the mouth of his holy angel, made these things known unto me, not of any worthiness of myself.
       HFor I went about with the sons of Mosiah, seeking to destroy the church of God; but behold, God sent his holy angel to stop us by the way. And behold, he spake unto us, as it were the voice of thunder, and the whole earth did tremble beneath our feet; and we all fell to the earth, for the fear of the Lord came upon us. But behold, the voice said unto me: Arise. And I arose and stood up, and beheld the angel. And he said unto me: If thou wilt of thyself be destroyed, seek no more to destroy the church of God. And it came to pass that I fell to the earth; and it was for the space of three days and three nights that I could not open my mouth, neither had I the use of my limbs. And the angel spake more things unto me, which were heard by my brethren, but I did not hear them; for when I heard the words—If thou wilt be destroyed of thyself, seek no more to destroy the church of God —I was struck with such great fear and amazement lest perhaps I should be destroyed, that I fell to the earth and I did hear no more.
        IBut I was racked with eternal torment, for my soul was harrowed up to the greatest degree and racked with all my sins. Yea, I did remember all my sins and iniquities, for which I was tormented with the pains of hell; yea, I saw that I had rebelled against my God, and that I had not kept his holy commandments. Yea, and I had murdered many of his children, or rather led them away unto destruction; yea, and in fine so great had been my iniquities, that the very thought of coming into the presence of my God did rack my soul with inexpressible horror. Oh, thought I, that I could be banished and become extinct both soul and body, that I might not be brought to stand in the presence of my God, to be judged of my deeds. And now, for three days and for three nights was I racked, even with the pains of a damned soul.
         JAnd it came to pass that as I was thus racked with torment, while I was harrowed up by the memory of my many sins,
          Kbehold, I remembered also to have heard my father prophesy unto the people concerning the coming of one Jesus Christ, a Son of God, to atone for the sins of the world
          KNow, as my mind caught hold upon this thought, I cried within my heart: O Jesus, thou Son of God, have mercy on me, who am in the gall of bitterness, and am encircled about by the everlasting chains of death.
         JAnd now, behold, when I thought this, I could remember my pains no more; yea, I was harrowed up by the memory of my sins no more
        IAnd oh, what joy, and what marvelous light I did behold; yea, my soul was filled with joy as exceeding as was my pain! Yea, I say unto you, my son, that there could be nothing so exquisite and so bitter as were my pains. Yea, and again I say unto you, my son, that on the other hand, there can be nothing so exquisite and sweet as was my joy. Yea, methought I saw, even as our father Lehi saw, God sitting upon his throne, surrounded with numberless concourses of angels, in the attitude of singing and praising their God; yea, and my soul did long to be there.
       HBut behold, my limbs did receive their strength again, and I stood upon my feet, and did manifest unto the people that I had been born of God. Yea, and from that time even until now, I have labored without ceasing,
      Gthat I might bring souls unto repentance; that I might bring them to taste of the exceeding joy of which I did taste; that they might also be born of God, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. Yea, and now behold, O my son, the Lord doth give me exceedingly great joy in the fruit of my labors; For because of the word which he has imparted unto me, behold, many have been born of God, and have tasted as I have tasted, and have seen eye to eye as I have seen;
     Ftherefore they do know of these things of which I have spoken, as I do know; and the knowledge which I have is of God.
    EAnd I have been supported under trials and troubles of every kind, yea, and in all manner of afflictions; yea, God has delivered me from prison, and from bonds, and from death; yea, and I do put my trust in him, and he will still deliver me. And I know that he will raise me up at the last day, to dwell with him in glory;
   Dyea, and I will praise him forever, for he has brought our fathers out of Egypt, and he has swallowed up the Egyptians in the Red Sea; and he led them by his power into the promised land; yea, and he has delivered them out of bondage and captivity  from time to time. Yea, and he has also brought our fathers out of the land of Jerusalem; and he has also, by his everlasting power, delivered them out of bondage and captivity, from time to time even down to the present day;
  Cand I have always retained in remembrance their captivity; yea, and ye also ought to retain in remembrance, as I have done, their captivity.
 BBut behold, my son, this is not all; 1 for ye ought to know as I do know, that inasmuch as ye shall keep the commandments of God ye shall prosper in the land; and ye ought to know also, that inasmuch as ye will not keep the commandments of God ye shall be cut off from his presence.
ANow this is according to his word.

Alma 37:1–13

AAnd now, my son Helaman, I command you that ye take the records which have been entrusted with me; And I also command you that ye keep a record of this people, according as I have done,
 Bupon the plates of Nephi, and keep all these things sacred which I have kept, even as I have kept them; for it is for a wise purpose that they are kept. And these plates of brass, which contain these engravings, which have the records of the holy scriptures upon them, which have the genealogy of our forefathers, even from the beginning—
  CBehold, it has been prophesied by our fathers, that they should be kept and handed down from one generation to another, and be kept and preserved by the hand of the Lord until they should go forth unto every nation, kindred, tongue, and people, that they shall know of the mysteries contained thereon.
   DAnd now behold, if they are kept they must retain their brightness; yea, and they will retain their brightness; yea, and also shall all the plates which do contain that which is holy writ.
    ENow ye may suppose that this is foolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise.
     FAnd the Lord God doth work by means to bring about his great and eternal purposes;            
    Eand by very small means the Lord doth confound the wise and bringeth about the salvation of many souls
   DAnd now, it has hitherto been wisdom in God that these things should be preserved; for behold, they have enlarged the memory of this people, yea, and convinced many of the error of their ways, and brought them to the knowledge of their God unto the salvation of their souls. Yea, I say unto you, were it not for these things that these records do contain, which are on these plates, Ammon and his brethren could not have convinced so many thousands of the Lamanites of the incorrect tradition of their fathers; yea, these records and their words brought them unto repentance; that is, they brought them to the knowledge of the Lord their God, and to rejoice in Jesus Christ their Redeemer.
  CAnd who knoweth but what they will be the means of bringing many thousands of them, yea, and also many thousands of our stiffnecked brethren, the Nephites, who are now hardening their hearts in sin and iniquities, to the knowledge of their Redeemer? Now these mysteries are not yet fully made known unto me; therefore I shall forbear.
 BAnd it may suffice if I only say they are preserved for a wise purpose, which purpose is known unto God; for he doth counsel in wisdom over all his works, and his paths are straight, and his course is one eternal round
AO remember, remember, my son Helaman, how strict are the commandments of God.

Alma 37:21–26

AAnd now, I will speak unto you concerning those twenty-four plates, that ye keep them, that the mysteries and the works of darkness, and their secret works, or the secret works of those people who have been destroyed, may be made manifest unto this people;
 Byea, all their murders, and robbings, and their plunderings, and all their wickedness and abominations,
  Cmay be made manifest unto this people; yea, and that ye preserve these interpreters.
   DFor behold, the Lord saw that his people began to work in darkness, yea, work secret murders and abominations; therefore the Lord said, if they did not repent they should be destroyed from off the face of the earth. And the Lord said: I will prepare unto my servant Gazelem, a stone, which shall shine forth in darkness unto light,
    Ethat I may discover unto my people who serve me,
    Ethat I may discover unto them the works of their brethren,                                                                   
   Dyea, their secret works, their works of darkness, and their wickedness and abominations.
  CAnd now, my son, these interpreters were prepared that the word of God might be fulfilled, which he spake, saying:
 BI will bring forth out of darkness unto light all their secret works and their abominations; and except they repent I will destroy them from off the face of the earth; and I will bring to light all their secrets and abominations, unto every nation that shall hereafter possess the land. And now, my son, we see that they did not repent; therefore they have been destroyed,
Aand thus far the word of God has been fulfilled; yea, their secret abominations have been brought out of darkness and made known unto us.

Alma 37:35

AO, remember, my son, and learn wisdom
 Bin thy youth;
 Byea, learn in thy youth                                                                                                                                                       
Ato keep the commandments of God.

Alma 40:23

AThe soul shall be restored
 Bto the body,
 Band the body                                                                                                                                                                        
Ato the soul;

Alma 41:10–12

ADo not suppose, because it has been spoken concerning restoration, that ye shall be restored from sin to happiness.
 BBehold, I say unto you, wickedness never was happiness
  CAnd now, my son, all men that are in a state of nature,
   Dor I would say, in a carnal state,
    Eare in the gall of bitterness
    Eand in the bonds of iniquity;                                                                                                                     
   Dthey are without God in the world,
  Cand they have gone contrary to the nature of God;
 Btherefore, they are in a state contrary to the nature of happiness.
AAnd now behold, is the meaning of the word restoration to take a thing of a natural state and place it in an unnatural state, or to place it in a state opposite to its nature?

Alma 42:5–8

Ayea, and also the word of God would have been void, and the great plan of salvation would have been frustrated
 BBut behold, it was appointed unto man to die
  Ctherefore, as they were cut off from the tree of life
   Dthey should be cut off from the face of the earth—
    Eand man became lost forever,                                                                                                                        
    Eyea, they became fallen man.
   DAnd now, ye see by this that our first parents were cut off both temporally
  Cand spiritually from the presence of the Lord; and thus we see they became subjects to follow after their own will.
 BNow behold, it was not expedient that man should be reclaimed from this temporal death,
Afor that would destroy the great plan of happiness.

Alma 42:13

ATherefore, according to justice,
 Bthe plan of redemption could not be brought about,
  Conly on conditions of repentance of men
   Din this probationary state,
   Dyea, this preparatory state;                                                                                                                                   
  Cfor except it were for these conditions,
 Bmercy could not take effect
Aexcept it should destroy the work of justice.

Alma 42:14

AAnd thus we see that all mankind were fallen,
 Band they were in the grasp of justice;                                                                                                                             
 Byea, the justice of God,
Awhich consigned them forever to be cut off from his presence.

Alma 42:15

AAnd now, the plan of mercy could not be brought about
 Bexcept an atonement should be made;
 Btherefore God himself atoneth for the sins of the world                                                                                            
Ato bring about the plan of mercy,

Alma 43:38

Athey being shielded from
 Bthe more vital parts of the body,
 Bor the more vital parts of the body                                                                                                                                
Abeing shieleded from the strokes of the Lmanites,

Alma 46:15

Ayea, all those who were true believers in Christ took upon them,
 Bgladly, the name of Christ,
 Bor Christians as they were called,                                                                                                                                   
Abecause of their belief in Christ who should come.

Alma 46:23

Ayea, we are a remnant of the seed of Joseph,
 Bwhose coat was rent by his brethren into many pieces;
  Cyea, and now behold, let us remember to keep the commandments of God,                                                  
 Bor our garments shall be rent by our brethren, and we be cast into prison, or be sold, or be slain
AYea, let us preserve our liberty as a remnant of Joseph;

Alma 46:24

AEven as this remnant of garment of my son hath been preserved,
 Bso shall a remnant of the seed of my son be preserved
  Cby the hand of God,
  Cand be taken unto himself,                                                                                                                                         
 Bwhile the remainder of the seed of Joseph shall perish,
Aeven as the remnant of his garment.

Alma 49:2–3

AAnd behold, the city had been rebuilt, and Moroni had stationed an army by the borders of the city, and they had cast up dirt around about to shield them
 Bfrom the arrows
  Cand the stones
   Dof the Lamanites;
   Dfor behold, they fought                                                                                                                                       
  Cwith stones
 Band with arrows.
ABehold, I said that the city of Ammonihah had been rebuilt.

Alma 49:18–19

ANow behold, the Lamanites could not get into their forts of security by any other way
 Bsave it were by the entrance
  Cbecause of the highness of the bank which had been thrown up,                                                                      
  Cand the depth of the ditch which had been dug round about
 Bsave it were by the entrance
AAnd thus were the Nephites prepared to destroy all such as should attempt to climb up to enter the fort by any other way

Alma 49:26–27

AAnd it came to pass that he was exceedingly angry with his people,
 Bbecause he had not obtained his desire over the Nephites;                                                                                      
 Bhe had not subjected them to the yoke of bondage.
AYea, he was exceedingly wroth, and he did curse God,

Alma 50:14

AAnd they also began a foundation for a city between
 Bthe city of Moroni
  Cand the city of Aaron,
  Cjoining the borders of Aaron                                                                                                                                       
 Band Moroni;
Aand they called the name of the city, or the land, Nephihah.

Alma 52:3

AAnd it came to pass that the brother of Amalickiah was appointed king over the people;
 Band his name was Ammoron;                                                                                                                                           
 Bthus king Ammoron,
Athe brother of king Amalickiah, was appointed to reign in his stead.

Alma 52:28–31

Afor they were wearied because of their march,
 Band the men of Lehi were fresh.
  CNow the Lamanites did not know that Moroni had been in their rear with his army; and all they feared was Lehi and his men.
   DNow Lehi was not desirous to overtake them till they should meet Moroni and his army.
    EAnd it came to pass that before the Lamanites had retreated far                                                           
   Dthey were surrounded by the Nephites,
  Cby the men of Moroni on one hand,
 Band the men of Lehi on the other, all of whom were fresh and full of strength;
Abut the Lamanites were wearied because of their long march.

Alma 53:1

AAnd it came to pass that they did set guards over the prisoners of the Lamanites,
 Band did compel them to go forth and bury their dead,
 Byea, and also the dead of the Nephites who were slain;                                                                                             
Aand Moroni placed men over them to guard them while they should perform their labors.

Alma 53:8–9

Aon account of some intrigue amongst the Nephites,
 Bwhich caused dissensions
  Camongst them,
   Dhad gained some ground over the Nephites,
   Dyea, insomuch that they had obtained possession of a number of their cities in that part of the land. 
  CAnd thus because of iniquity amongst themselves,
 Byea, because of dissensions
Aand intrigue among themselves

Alma 54:12

AI will come against you
 Bwith my armies;
 Byea, even I will arm my women and my children,                                                                                                        
Aand I will come against you,

Alma 56:38

ABut behold, it was night;
 Btherefore they did not overtake us,
 Bneither did Antipus overtake them;                                                                                                                                
Atherefore we did camp for the night.

Alma 57:25–26

Anevertheless, according to the goodness of God,
 Band to our great astonishment, and also the joy of our whole army,
  Cthere was not one soul of them who did perish;
  Cyea, and neither was there one soul among them who had not received many wounds.                             
 BAnd now, their preservation was astonishing to our whole army, yea, that they should be spared while there was a thousand of our brethren who were slain.
AAnd we do justly ascribe it to the miraculous power of God,

Alma 60:15–16

Awe could have withstood our enemies that they could have gained no power over us.
 BYea, had it not been for the war which broke out among ourselves;
  Cyea, were it not for these king-men, who caused so much bloodshed among ourselves;
   Dyea, at the time we were contending among ourselves,
    Eif we had united our strength as we hitherto have done;
     Fyea, had it not been for the desire of power and authority which those king-men had over us;  
     Fhad they been true to the cause of our freedom,
    Eand united with us,
   Dand gone forth against our enemies, instead of taking up their swords against us,
  Cwhich was the cause of so much bloodshed among ourselves;
 Byea, if we had gone forth against them in the strength of the Lord,
Awe should have dispersed our enemies,

Alma 60:22

AYea, will ye sit in idleness
 Bwhile ye are surrounded with thousands of those,                                                                                                      
 Byea, and tens of thousands,
Awho do also sit in idleness,

Alma 61:12–13

AWe would subject ourselves to the yoke of bondage
 Bif it were requisite with the justice of God, or if he should command us so to do.                                                
 BBut behold he doth not command us
Athat we shall subject ourselves to our enemies,

Alma 61:11–13

ATherefore it became expedient for Shiblon to confer those sacred things, before his death,
 Bupon the son of Helaman, who was called Helaman,
  Cbeing called after the name of his father.
   DNow behold, all those engravings which were in the possession of Helaman
    Ewere written and sent forth among the children of men
    Esave it were those parts which had been commanded by Alma should not go forth.                           
   DNevertheless, these things were to be kept sacred,
  Cand handed down from one generation to another;
 Btherefore, in this year, they had been conferred upon Helaman,
Abefore the death of Shiblon.

Helaman 1:3–4

ANow these are their names who did contend for the judgment-seat, who did also cause the people to contend:
 BPahoran, Paanchi, and Pacumeni.
 BNow these are not all the sons of Pahoran, (for he had many)                                                                                 
Abut these are they who did contend for the judgment-seat; therefore, they did cause three divisions among the people.

Helaman 2:1–2

Atherefore there began to be a contention again among the people
 Bconcerning who should fill the judgment-seat.
  CAnd it came to pass that Helaman,                                                                                                                            
  Cwho was the son of Helaman,
 Bwas appointed to fill the judgment-seat,
Aby the voice of the people.

Helaman 3:13–15

AAnd now there are many records kept of the proceedings of this people, by many of this people, which are particular and very large, concerning them
 BBut behold, a hundredth part of the proceedings of this people, yea, the account of the Lamanites and of the Nephites,
  Cand their wars, and contentions, and dissensions,
   Dand their preaching, and their prophecies, and their shipping
    Eand their building of ships,
    Eand their building of temples, and of synagogues and their sanctuaries,                                             
   Dand their righteousness,
  Cand their wickedness, and their murders, and their robbings, and their plundering, and all manner of abominations and whoredoms,
 Bcannot be contained in this work.
ABut behold, there are many books and many records of every kind, and they have been kept chiefly by the Nephites.

Helaman 3:23–26

Ainsomuch that there were thousands
 Bwho did join themselves unto the church
  Cand were baptized unto repentance
   DAnd so great was the prosperity of the church, and so many the blessings which were poured out upon the people,
    Ethat even the high priests
    Eand the teachers were themselves astonished beyond measure.                                                            
   DAnd it came to pass that the work of the Lord did prosper
  Cunto the baptizing
 Band uniting to the church of God, many souls,
Ayea, even tens of thousands.

Helaman 4:9–19

AAnd it came to pass in the sixtieth year of the reign of the judges, Moronihah did succeed with his armies in obtaining many parts of the land;
 Byea, they regained many cities which had fallen into the hands of the Lamanites
  CAnd it came to pass in the sixty and first year of the reign of the judges
   Dthey succeeded in regaining even the half of all their possessions.
    ENow this great loss of the Nephites, and the great slaughter which was among them, would not have happened had it not been for their wickedness and their abomination which was among them; yea, and it was among those also who professed to belong to the church of God.
     FAnd it was because of the pride of their hearts, because of their exceeding riches, yea, it was because of their oppression to the poor, withholding their food from the hungry, withholding their clothing from the naked, and smiting their humble brethren upon the cheek, making a mock of that which was sacred, denying the spirit of prophecy and of revelation, murdering, plundering, lying, stealing, committing adultery, rising up in great contentions,
      Gand deserting away into the land of Nephi,
       Hamong the Lamanites
        IAnd because of this their great wickedness, and their boastings in their own strength,
        Ithey were left in their own strength;
       Htherefore they did not prosper, but were afflicted and smitten, and driven before the Lamanites,
      Guntil they had lost possession of almost all their lands.
     FBut behold, Moronihah did preach many things unto the people because of their iniquity, and also Nephi and Lehi, who were the sons of Helaman, did preach many things unto the people, yea, and did prophesy many things unto them concerning their iniquities,
    Eand what should come unto them if they did not repent of their sins. And it came to pass that they did repent, and inasmuch as they did repent they did begin to prosper.
   DFor when Moronihah saw that they did repent he did venture to lead them forth from place to place, and from city to city, even until they had regained the one-half of their property and the onehalf of all their lands.
  CAnd thus ended the sixty and first year of the reign of the judges.
 BAnd it came to pass in the sixty and second year of the reign of the judges, that Moronihah could obtain no more possessions over the Lamanites.
ATherefore they did abandon their design to obtain the remainder of their lands, for so numerous were the Lamanites that it became impossible for the Nephites to obtain more power over them; therefore Moronihah did employ all his armies in maintaining those parts which he had taken.

Helaman 5:48–50

AAnd now, when they heard this they cast up their eyes as if to behold from whence the voice came; and behold, they saw the heavens open;
 Band angels came down out of heaven and ministered unto them.
  CAnd there were about three hundred souls who saw and heard these things; and they were bidden to go forth
   Dand marvel not,
   Dneither should they doubt.                                                                                                                                 
  CAnd it came to pass that they did go forth,
 Band did minister unto the people,
Adeclaring throughout all the regions round about all the things which they had heard and seen,

Helaman 6:7–13

AAnd behold, there was peace in all the land,
 Binsomuch that the Nephites did go into whatsoever part of the land they would, whether among the Nephites or the Lamanites. And it came to pass that the Lamanites did also go whithersoever they would, whether it were among the Lamanites or among the Nephites; and thus they did have free intercourse one with another, to buy and to sell, and to get gain, according to their desire
  CAnd it came to pass that they became exceedingly rich, both the Lamanites and the Nephites;
   Dand they did have an exceeding plenty of gold, and of silver, and of all manner of precious metals, both in the land south and in the land north
    ENow the land south was called Lehi and the land north was called Mulek, which was after the son of Zedekiah; for the Lord did bring Mulek into the land north, and Lehi into the land south. 
   DAnd behold, there was all manner of gold in both these lands, and of silver, and of precious ore of every kind;
  Cand there were also curious workmen, who did work all kinds of ore and did refine it; and thus they did become rich.
 BThey did raise grain in abundance, both in the north and in the south; and they did flourish exceedingly, both in the north and in the south. And they did multiply and wax exceedingly strong in the land. And they did raise many flocks and herds, yea, many fatlings. Behold their women did toil and spin, and did make all manner of cloth, of fine-twined linen and cloth of every kind, to clothe their nakedness.
AAnd thus the sixty and fourth year did pass away in peace.

Helaman 6:10

ANow the land south
 Bwas called Lehi
  Cand the land north
   Dwas called Mulek,
    Ewhich was after the son of Zedekiah;                                                                                                              
    Efor the Lord
   Ddid bring Mulek
  Cinto the land north,
 Band Lehi
Ainto the land south.

Helaman 6:15

AAnd it came to pass that in the sixty and sixth year of the reign of the judges,
 Bbehold, Cezoram was murdered
  Cby an unknown hand as he
   Dsat upon the judgment-seat.                                                                                                                                 
  CAnd it came to pass that in the same year, that his son,
 Bwho had been appointed by the people in his stead, was also murdered.
AAnd thus ended the sixty and sixth year

Helaman 6:21–26

ABut behold, Satan
 Bdid stir up the hearts of the more part of the Nephites,
  Cinsomuch that they did unite with those bands of robbers,
   Dand did enter into their covenants and their oaths,
    Ethat they would protect and preserve one another in whatsoever difficult circumstances they should be placed,
     Fthat they should not suffer for their murders, and their plunderings, and their stealings.
      GAnd it came to pass that they did have their signs, yea, their secret signs, and their secret words;
       Hand this that they might distinguish a brother who had entered into the covenant,
        Ithat whatsoever wickedness his brother should do                                                        
       Hhe should not be injured by his brother,
      Gnor by those who did belong to his band, who had taken this covenant.
     FAnd thus they might murder, and plunder, and steal, and commit whoredoms and all manner of wickedness, contrary to the laws of their country and also the laws of their God.
    EAnd whosoever of those who belonged to their band should reveal unto the world of their wickedness and their abominations, should be tried, not according to the laws of their country, but according to the laws of their wickedness, which had been given by Gadianton and Kishkumen.
   DNow behold, it is these secret oaths and covenants which Alma commanded his son should not go forth unto the world, lest they should be a means of bringing down the people unto destruction. Now behold, those secret oaths and covenants did not come forth
  Cunto Gadianton from the records which were delivered unto Helaman;
 Bbut behold, they were put into the heart of Gadianton
Aby that same being who did entice our first parents to partake of the forbidden fruit—

Helaman 7:1–3

Areturned to the land of Zarahemla from the land northward.
 BFor he had been forth among the people who were in the land northward
  Cand did preach the word of God unto them,                                                                                                            
  Cand did prophesy many things unto them;
 BAnd they did reject all his words, insomuch that he could not stay among them,
Abut returned again unto the land of his nativity

Helaman 7:6–9

ANow this great iniquity had come upon the Nephites, in the space of not many years;
 Band when Nephi saw it, his heart was swollen with sorrow within his breast;
  Cand he did exclaim in the agony of his soul:
   DOh, that I could have had my days in the days when my father Nephi first came out of the land of Jerusalem, that I could have joyed with him in the promised land;
    Ethen were his people easy to be entreated,
     Ffirm to keep the commandments of God,                                                                                             
     Fand slow to be led to do iniquity;
    Eand they were quick to hearken unto the words of the Lord—
   DYea, if my days could have been in those days,
  Cthen would my soul have had joy in the righteousness of my brethren.
 BBut behold, I am consigned that these are my days, and that my soul shall be filled with sorrow
Abecause of this the wickedness of my brethren

Helaman 7:29

ABehold now, I do not say that these things shall be, of myself,
 Bbecause it is not of myself that I know these things;
  Cbut behold, I know that these things are true                                                                                                         
 Bbecause the Lord God has made them known unto me,
Atherefore I testify that they shall be.

Helaman 8:20

A(Jeremiah being that same prophet who testified
 Bof the destruction of Jerusalem)
 Band now we know that Jerusalem was destroyed                                                                                                       
Aaccording to the words of Jeremiah.

Helaman 8:27

Ayea, go ye in unto the judgment-seat,
 Band search;
  Cand behold, your judge is murdered,
   Dand he lieth in his blood;                                                                                                                                      
  Cand he hath been murdered by his brother,
 Bwho seeketh
Ato sit in the judgment-seat.

Helaman 10:4–5

ABlessed art thou, Nephi,
 Bfor those things which thou hast done; for I have beheld how thou hast with unwearyingness declared the word,
  Cwhich I have given unto thee, unto this people.
   DAnd thou hast not feared them, and hast not sought thine own life,                                                           
   Dbut hast sought my will,
  Cand to keep my commandments.
 BAnd now, because thou hast done this with such unwearyingness,
Abehold, I will bless thee forever;

Helaman 10:7

ABehold, I give unto you power,
 Bthat whatsoever ye shall seal on earth shall be sealed in heaven;
 Band whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven;                                                                          
Aand thus shall ye have power among this people.

Helaman 10:13–15

Athey did harden their hearts and did not hearken unto the words of the Lord.
 BTherefore Nephi did declare unto them the word of the Lord, saying:
  CExcept ye repent, thus saith the Lord,
  Cye shall be smitten even unto destruction.                                                                                                              
 BAnd it came to pass that when Nephi had declared unto them the word,
Abehold, they did still harden their hearts and would not hearken unto his words;

Helaman 11:2

AAnd this war did last
 Ball that year;
 Band in the seventy and third year                                                                                                                                    
Ait did also last.

Helaman 11:5–6

AAnd thus in the seventy and fourth year the famine did continue,
 Band the work of destruction did cease by the sword
  Cbut became sore by famine.                                                                                                                                        
 BAnd this work of destruction
Adid also continue in the seventy and fifth year.

Helaman 11:21

AAnd the seventy and seventh year
 Bbegan in peace;
  Cand the church did spread throughout the face of all the land;
   Dand the more part of the people,
   Dboth the Nephites and the Lamanites,                                                                                                                
  Cdid belong to the church;
 Band they did have exceedingly great peace in the land;
Aand thus ended the seventy and seventh year.

Helaman 12:22–23

Afor this cause, that men might be saved,
 Bhath repentance been declared
 BTherefore, blessed are they who will repent and hearken unto the voice of the Lord their God;                       
Afor these are they that shall be saved.

Helaman 13:5–9

Athat the sword of justice hangeth over this people;
 Band four hundred years pass not away save the sword of justice falleth upon this people.
  CYea, heavy destruction awaiteth this people, and it surely cometh unto this people,
   Dand nothing can save this people save it be repentance and faith on the Lord Jesus Christ, who surely shall come into the world, and shall suffer many things and shall be slain for his people.
    EAnd behold, an angel of the Lord hath declared it unto me, and he did bring glad tidings to my soul.
    EAnd behold, I was sent unto you to declare it unto you also, that ye might have glad tidings; but behold ye would not receive me.
   DTherefore, thus saith the Lord: Because of the hardness of the hearts of the people of the Nephites, except they repent
  CI will take away my word from them, and I will withdraw my Spirit from them, and I will suffer them no longer, and I will turn the hearts of their brethren against them.
 BAnd four hundred years shall not pass away before I will cause that they shall be smitten;
Ayea, I will visit them with the sword and with famine and with pestilence.

Helaman 13:11

ABut if ye will repent and return unto the Lord your God I will turn away mine anger,
 Bsaith the Lord;
 Byea, thus saith the Lord,                                                                                                                                                    
Ablessed are they who will repent and turn unto me,

Helaman 13:20

AAnd the day shall come that they shall hide up their treasures,
 Bbecause they have set their hearts upon riches;
 Band because they have set their hearts upon their riches,                                                                                         
AI will hide up their treasures when they shall flee before their enemies;

Helaman 13:24–25

Athat ye do cast out the prophets, and do mock them,
 Band cast stones at them,
  Cand do slay them, and do all manner of iniquity unto them,
   Deven as they did of old time.
    EAnd now when ye talk,                                                                                                                                      
    Eye say:
   DIf our days had been in the days of our fathers of old,
  Cwe would not have slain the prophets;
 Bwe would not have stoned them,
Aand cast them out.

Helaman 13:27

ABut behold, if a man shall come among you and shall say:
 BDo this, and there is no iniquity; do that and ye shall not suffer;
  Cyea, he will say: Walk after the pride of your own hearts;                                                                                    
  Cyea, walk after the pride of your eyes,
 Band do whatsoever your heart desireth—
Aand if a man shall come among you and say this,

Helaman 14:2–7

ABehold, I give unto you a sign; for five years more cometh, and behold, then cometh the Son of God to redeem all those who shall believe on his name.
 BAnd behold, this will I give unto you for a sign at the time of his coming; for behold, there shall be great lights in heaven,
  Cinsomuch that in the night before he cometh there shall be no darkness, insomuch that it shall appear unto man as if it was day
   DTherefore, there shall be one day and a night and a day, as if it were one day and there were no night; and this shall be unto you for a sign;
    Efor ye shall know of the rising of the sun and also of its setting;                                                         
    Etherefore they shall know of a surety
   Dthat there shall be two days and a night;
  Cnevertheless the night shall not be darkened; and it shall be the night before he is born.
 BAnd behold, there shall a new star arise, such an one as ye never have beheld; and this also shall be a sign unto you. And behold this is not all, there shall be many signs and wonders in heaven. And it shall come to pass that ye shall all be amazed, and wonder, insomuch that ye shall fall to the earth.
AAnd it shall come to pass that whosoever shall believe on the Son of God, the same shall have everlasting life.

Helaman 14:15–17

Athat thereby men may be brought into the presence of the Lord.
 BYea, behold, this death bringeth to pass the resurrection,
  Cand redeemeth all mankind from the first death
   Dthat spiritual death;
    Efor all mankind,
    Eby the fall of Adam                                                                                                                                             
   Dbeing cut off from the presence of the Lord,
  Care considered as dead, both as to things temporal and to things spiritual.
 BBut behold, the resurrection of Christ redeemeth mankind, yea, even all mankind,
Aand bringeth them back into the presence of the Lord.

Helaman 14:21–22

Aand the rocks which are upon the face of this earth, are both above the earth and beneath,
 Bwhich ye know at this time are solid
  Cor the more part of it is one solid mass,
   Dshall be broken up;
   DYea, they shall be rent in twain,                                                                                                                            
  Cand shall ever after be found in seams and in cracks,
 Band in broken fragments
Aupon the face of the whole earth, yea, both above the earth and beneath.

Helaman 14:23

Aand there shall be many mountains laid low,
 Blike unto a valley,
 Band there shall be many places which are now called valleys                                                                                    
Awhich shall become mountains, whose height is great.

Helaman 15:3

Ayea, the people of Nephi hath he loved
 Band also hath he chastened them;
 Byea, in the days of their iniquities hath he chastened them                                                                                       
Abecause he loveth them.

Helaman 15:10–11

Abehold, the Lord shall bless them and prolong their days,
 Bnotwithstanding their iniquity
 BYea, even if they should dwindle in unbelief                                                                                                                 
Athe Lord shall prolong their days,

Helaman 16:1–3

Adesiring that they might be baptized unto the Lord.
 BBut as many as there were who did not believe in the words of Samuel were angry with him;
  Cand they cast stones at him upon the wall, and also many shot arrows at him as he stood upon the wall;
   Dbut the Spirit of the Lord was with him,                                                                                                             
  Cinsomuch that they could not hit him with their stones neither with their arrows.
 BNow when they saw that they could not hit him, there were many more who did believe on his words,
Ainsomuch that they went away unto Nephi to be baptized.

3 Nephi 1:15

Afor behold, at the going down of the sun
 Bhere was no darkness;
  Cand the people began to be astonished                                                                                                                   
 Bbecause there was no darkness
Awhen the night came.

3 Nephi 1:25

ABut it came to pass that they soon became converted, and were convinced of the error which they were in,
 Bfor it was made known unto them that the law was not yet fulfilled, and that it must be fulfilled in every whit;
 Byea, the word came unto them that it must be fulfilled; yea, that one jot or tittle should not pass away till it should all be fulfilled;
Atherefore in this same year were they brought to a knowledge of their error and did confess their faults

3 Nephi 2:7–8

AAnd nine years had passed away
 Bfrom the time when the sign was given, which was spoken of by the prophets, that Christ should come into the world.
  CNow the Nephites began to reckon their time from this period                                                                          
 Bwhen the sign was given, or from the coming of Christ;
Atherefore, nine years had passed away.

3 Nephi 2:14–16

AAnd it came to pass that those Lamanites who had united with the Nephites
 Bwere numbered among the Nephites;
  CAnd their curse was taken from them, and their skin became white like unto the Nephites;                        
  CAnd their young men and their daughters became exceedingly fair,
 Band they were numbered among the Nephites,
Aand were called Nephites.

3 Nephi 4:15

AAnd it came to pass that this nineteenth year did pass away,
 Band the robbers did not come again to battle;                                                                                                              
 Bneither did they come again
Ain the twentieth year.

3 Nephi 4:24–25

Atherefore he did send out his armies in the night-time,
 Band did cut off the way of their retreat,
 Band did place his armies in the way of their retreat.                                                                                                   
AAnd this did they do in the night-time,

3 Nephi 5:8

AAnd there had many things transpired which, in the eyes of some, would be great and marvelous;
 Bnevertheless, they cannot all be written
  Cin this book;
  Cyea, this book                                                                                                                                                                 
 Bcannot contain even a hundredth part
Aof what was done among so many people in the space of twenty and five years;

3 Nephi 5:24–26

AAnd as surely as the Lord liveth,
 Bwill he gather in from the four quarters of the earth all the remnant of the seed of Jacob, who are scattered abroad upon all the face of the earth.
  CAnd as he hath covenanted with all the house of Jacob,
   Deven so shall the covenant wherewith he hath covenanted
    Ewith the house of Jacob be fulfilled in his own due time,
    Eunto the restoring all the house of Jacob unto the knowledge                                                              
   Dof the covenant that he hath covenanted with them.
  CAnd then shall they know their Redeemer, who is Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
 Band then shall they be gathered in from the four quarters of the earth unto their own lands, from whence they have been dispersed;
Ayea, as the Lord liveth so shall it be. Amen.

3 Nephi 6:1–2

AAnd now it came to pass that the people of the Nephites did all return to their own lands in the twenty and sixth year,
 Bevery man, with his family, his flocks and his herds, his horses and his cattle, and all things whatsoever did belong unto them
  CAnd it came to pass that they had not eaten up all their provisions;                                                                 
  Ctherefore they did take with them all that they had not devoured,
 Bof all their grain of every kind, and their gold, and their silver, and all their precious things,
Aand they did return to their own lands and their possessions, 

3 Nephi 6:13

Aand others were exceedingly humble;
 Bsome did return railing for railing,
  Cwhile others would receive railing and persecution                                                                                               
  Cand all manner of afflictions,
 Band would not turn and revile again,
Abut were humble and penitent before God.

3 Nephi 6:18

ANow they did not sin ignorantly,
 Bfor they knew the will of God concerning them,                                                                                                          
 Bfor it had been taught unto them;
Atherefore they did wilfully rebel against God.

3 Nephi 6:20

Apreaching and testifying boldly of the sins and iniquities of the people,
 Band testifying unto them concerning the redemption
  Cwhich the Lord would make for his people,                                                                                                             
 Bor in other words, the resurrection of Christ;
Aand they did testify boldly of his death and sufferings.

3 Nephi 7:2–4

Aand they did separate one from another into tribes
 Bevery man according to his family and his kindred and friends; and thus they did destroy the government of the land.
  CAnd every tribe did appoint a chief or a leader over them;                                                                                  
  Cand thus they became tribes and leaders of tribes.
 BNow behold, there was no man among them save he had much family and many kindreds and friends;
Atherefore their tribes became exceedingly great.

3 Nephi 8:10

AAnd the earth was carried up
 Bupon the city of Moronihah                                                                                                                                              
 Bthat in the place of the city
Athere became a great mountain.

3 Nephi 8:16

AAnd there were some who were carried away in the whirlwind;
 Band whither they went no man knoweth,                                                                                                                     
 Bsave they know
Athat they were carried away.

3 Nephi 9:16–17

AAnd the scriptures concerning my coming are fulfilled.
 BAnd as many as have received me,
  Cto them have I given to become the sons of God;                                                                                                  
  Cand even so will I to
 Bas many as shall believe on my name,
Afor behold, by me redemption cometh, and in me is the law of Moses fulfilled.

3 Nephi 9:19

AAnd ye shall offer up unto me no more
 Bthe shedding of blood;
 Byea, your sacrifices and your burnt offerings                                                                                                                 
Ashall be done away,

3 Nephi 10:4–5

AO ye people of these great cities which have fallen,
 Bwho are descendants of Jacob, yea, who are of the house of Israel,
  Chow oft have I gathered you as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings,
   Dand have nourished you.                                                                                                                                       
  CAnd again, how oft would I have gathered you as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings,
 Byea, O ye people of the house of Israel,
Awho have fallen;

3 Nephi 10:12

AAnd it was the more righteous part of the people who were saved,
 Band it was they who received the prophets and stoned them not;                                                                           
 Band it was they who had not shed the blood of the saints
Awho were spared

3 Nephi 11:5–8

Aand their eyes were towards the sound thereof; and they did look steadfastly towards heaven, from whence the sound came.
 BAnd behold, the third time they did understand the voice which they heard; and it said unto them:
  CBehold my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased,                                                                                          
  Cin whom I have glorified my name—hear ye him.
 BAnd it came to pass, as they understood
Athey cast their eyes up again towards heaven;

3 Nephi 11:29

Ahe that hath the spirit of contention is not of me,
 Bbut is of the devil,
 Bwho is the father of contention,                                                                                                                                      
Aand he stirreth up the hearts of men to contend with anger, one with another

3 Nephi 12:10–12

AAnd blessed are all they who are persecuted for my name’s sake,
 Bfor theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  CAnd blessed are ye
   Dwhen men shall revile you and persecute,
   Dand shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake;                                                                   
  CFor ye shall have great joy and be exceedingly glad,
 Bfor great shall be your reward in heaven;
Afor so persecuted they the prophets who were before you.

3 Nephi 12:19

AAnd behold, I have given you the law
 Band the commandments of my Father, that ye shall believe in me,
  Cand that ye shall repent of your sins,
  Cand come unto me with a broken heart and a contrite spirit.                                                                              
 BBehold, ye have the commandments before you,
Aand the law is fulfilled.

3 Nephi 12:23–24

ATherefore, if ye shall come unto me,
 Bor shall desire to come unto me,
  Cand rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee—
   DGo thy way unto thy brother                                                                                                                                
  Cand first be reconciled to thy brother,
 Band then come unto me with full purpose of heart,
Aand I will receive you.

3 Nephi 12:42

AGive to him
 Bthat asketh thee,
 Band from him that would borrow of thee                                                                                                                      
Aturn thou not away.

3 Nephi 13:22

AThe light of the body
 Bis the eye; if, therefore,                                                                                                                                                      
 Bthine eye be single,
Athy whole body shall be full of light

3 Nephi 13:24

ANo man can serve two masters;
 Bfor either he will hate the one
  Cand love the other,
  Cor else he will hold to the one                                                                                                                                     
 Band despise the other.
AYe cannot serve God and Mammon.

3 Nephi 13:34

ATake therefore no thought
 Bfor the morrow,                                                                                                                                                                   
 Bfor the morrow
Ashall take thought for the things of itself.

3 Nephi 15:5–9

ABehold, I am he that gave the law, and I am he who covenanted with my people Israel;
 Btherefore, the law in me is fulfilled, for I have come to fulfil the law; therefore it hath an end.
  CBehold, I do not destroy the prophets,
   Dfor as many as have not been fulfilled in me,                                                                                                   
   Dverily I say unto you, shall all be fulfilled.
  CAnd because I said unto you that old things have passed away, I do not destroy that which hath been spoken concerning things which are to come.
 BFor behold, the covenant which I have made with my people is not all fulfilled; but the law which was given unto Moses hath an end in me.
ABehold, I am the law, and the light.

3 Nephi 15:17–21

AThat other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
 BAnd now, because of stiffneckedness and unbelief they understood not my word;
  Ctherefore I was commanded to say no more of the Father concerning this thing unto them.
   DBut, verily, I say unto you that the Father hath commanded me, and I tell it unto you, that ye were separated from among them because of their iniquity;
   Dtherefore it is because of their iniquity that they know not of you.
  CAnd verily, I say unto you again that the other tribes hath the Father separated from them;
 Band it is because of their iniquity that they know not of them. And verily I say unto you, that ye are they of whom I said:
AOther sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

3 Nephi 15:17

AThat other sheep I have
 Bwhich are not of this fold;
  Cthem also I must bring,
  Cand they shall hear my voice;                                                                                                                                     
 Band there shall be one fold,
Aand one shepherd.

3 Nephi 15:21

AOther sheep I have
 Bwhich are not of this fold;
  Cthem also I must bring,
  Cand they shall hear my voice;                                                                                                                                     
 Band there shall be one fold,
Aand one shepherd.

3 Nephi 17:6–7

ABehold, my bowels are filled
 Bwith compassion towards you
  CHave ye any that are sick among you? Bring them hither.
   DHave ye any that are lame, or blind, or halt, or maimed,
   Dor leprous, or that are withered, or that are deaf, or that are afflicted in any manner?                             
  CBring them hither and I will heal them,
 Bfor I have compassion upon you;
Amy bowels are filled with mercy.

3 Nephi 17:12–13

ASo they brought their little children and set them down upon the ground round about him,
 Band Jesus stood in the midst;
  Cand the multitude gave way till they had all been brought unto him.                                                                
  CAnd it came to pass that when they had all been brought,
 Band Jesus stood in the midst,
Ahe commanded the multitude that they should kneel down upon the ground.

3 Nephi 17:24

Aand they saw angels descending out of heaven
 Bas it were in the midst of fire;
  Cand they came down and encircled those little ones about,                                                                                 
  Cand they were encircled
 Babout with fire;
Aand the angels did minister unto them.

3 Nephi 18:22

Aand ye shall not forbid any man
 Bfrom coming unto you when ye shall meet together,                                                                                                  
 Bbut suffer them that they may come unto you
Aand forbid them not;

3 Nephi 18:27–35

ABehold verily, verily, I say unto you, I give unto you another commandment, and then I must go unto my Father that I may fulfil other commandments which he hath given me.
 BAnd now behold, this is the commandment which I give unto you,
  Cthat ye shall not suffer any one knowingly to partake of my flesh and blood unworthily, when ye shall minister it; For whoso eateth and drinketh my flesh and blood unworthily eateth and drinketh damnation to his soul; therefore if ye know that a man is unworthy to eat and drink of my flesh and blood ye shall forbid him.
   DNevertheless, ye shall not cast him out from among you, but ye shall minister unto him and shall pray for him unto the Father, in my name; and if it so be that he repenteth and is baptized in my name, then shall ye receive him, and shall minister unto him of my flesh and blood.
    EBut if he repent not he shall not be numbered among my people,
    Ethat he may not destroy my people, for behold I know my sheep, and they are numbered.            
   DNevertheless, ye shall not cast him out of your synagogues, or your places of worship, for unto such shall ye continue to minister; for ye know not but what they will return and repent, and come unto me with full purpose of heart, and I shall heal them;
  Cand ye shall be the means of bringing salvation unto them. Therefore, keep these sayings which I have commanded you that ye come not under condemnation; for wo unto him whom the Father condemneth.
 BAnd I give you these commandments because of the disputations which have been among you. And blessed are ye if ye have no disputations among you.
AAnd now I go unto the Father, because it is expedient that I should go unto the Father for your sakes.

 3 Nephi 18:28–29

Athat ye shall not suffer
 Bany one knowingly to partake of my flesh and blood unworthily, when ye shall minister it;
  CFor whoso eateth and drinketh my flesh and blood unworthily eateth and drinketh damnation to his soul;
 Btherefore if ye know that a man is unworthy to eat and drink of my flesh and blood
Aye shall forbid him.

3 Nephi 19:2–3

AAnd it was noised abroad among the people immediately
 Bbefore it was yet dark,
  Cthat the multitude had seen Jesus,
   Dand that he had ministered unto them,                                                                                                              
  Cand that he would also show himself on the morrow unto the multitude.
 BYea, and even all the night
Ait was noised abroad concerning Jesus;

3 Nephi 20:35

AThe Father hath made bare his holy arm
 Bin the eyes of all the nations;
 Band all the ends of the earth shall see                                                                                                                            
Athe salvation of the Father;

3 Nephi 23:3

AAnd all things that he spake
 Bhave been
 Band shall be,                                                                                                                                                                         
Aeven according to the words which he spake.

3 Nephi 23:6–13

AAnd now it came to pass that when Jesus had said these words he said unto them again, after he had expounded all the scriptures unto them which they had received, he said unto them:
 BBehold, other scriptures I would that ye should write, that ye have not.
  CAnd it came to pass that he said unto Nephi: Bring forth the record which ye have kept. And when Nephi had brought forth the records, and laid them before him, he cast his eyes upon them and said:
   DVerily I say unto you, I commanded my servant Samuel, the Lamanite, that he should testify unto this people, that at the day that the Father should glorify his name in me that there were many saints who should arise from the dead, and should appear unto many, and should minister unto them.
    EAnd he said unto them: Was it not so?
    EAnd his disciples answered him and said: Yea, Lord, Samuel did prophesy according to thy words, and they were all fulfilled.                                                                                                                               
   DAnd Jesus said unto them: How be it that ye have not written this thing, that many saints did arise and appear unto many and did minister unto them?
  CAnd it came to pass that Nephi remembered that this thing had not been written.
 BAnd it came to pass that Jesus commanded that it should be written; therefore it was written according as he commanded.
AAnd now it came to pass that when Jesus had expounded all the scriptures in one, which they had written, he commanded them that they should teach the things which he had expounded unto them.

3 Nephi 25:1

AFor behold, the day cometh that shall burn
 Bas an oven;
  Cand all the proud,
  Cyea, and all that do wickedly,                                                                                                                                     
 Bshall be stubble;
Aand the day that cometh shall burn them up,

3 Nephi 25:5–6

AFor behold, the day cometh that shall burn
 Bas an oven;
  Cand all the proud,
  Cyea, and all that do wickedly,                                                                                                                                     
 Bshall be stubble;
Aand the day that cometh shall burn them up,

3 Nephi 26:16–18

Ayea, even babes did open their mouths and utter marvelous things; and the things which they did utter were forbidden that there should not any man write them.
 BAnd it came to pass that the disciples whom Jesus had chosen
  Cbegan from that time forth to baptize and to teach as many as did come unto them;                                 
  Cand as many as were baptized
 Bin the name of Jesus were filled with the Holy Ghost.
AAnd many of them saw and heard unspeakable things, which are not lawful to be written.

3 Nephi 27:7–9

ATherefore, whatsoever ye shall do, ye shall do it in my name; therefore ye shall call the church in my name; and ye shall call upon the Father in my name that he will bless the church for my sake.
 BAnd how be it my church save it be called in my name?
  CFor if a church be called in Moses’ name then it be Moses’ church;
  Cor if it be called in the name of a man then it be the church of a man;                                                            
 Bbut if it be called in my name then it is my church, if it so be that they are built upon my gospel. Verily I say unto you, that ye are built upon my gospel;
Atherefore ye shall call whatsoever things ye do call, in my name; therefore if ye call upon the Father, for the church, if it be in my name the Father will hear you

3 Nephi 27:13

ABehold I have given unto you
 Bmy gospel,
 Band this is the gospel                                                                                                                                                          
Awhich I have given unto you

3 Nephi 27:19

AAnd no unclean thing
 Bcan enter into his kingdom;
 Btherefore nothing entereth into his rest                                                                                                                        
Asave it be those who have washed their garments in my blood

3 Nephi 28:1–4

AAnd it came to pass when Jesus had said these words, he spake unto his disciples, one by one, saying unto them: What is it that ye desire of me, after that I am gone to the Father?
 BAnd they all spake, save it were three, saying: We desire that after we have lived unto the age of man, that our ministry, wherein thou hast called us, may have an end, that we may speedily come unto thee in thy kingdom.
 BAnd he said unto them: Blessed are ye because ye desired this thing of me; therefore, after that ye are seventy and two years old ye shall come unto me in my kingdom; and with me ye shall find rest.
AAnd when he had spoken unto them, he turned himself unto the three, and said unto them: What will ye that I should do unto you, when I am gone unto the Father?

3 Nephi 28:13–14

Aand saw and heard unspeakable things.
 BAnd it was forbidden them that they should utter;
 Bneither was it given unto them power that they could utter                                                                                     
Athe things which they saw and heard;

3 Nephi 28:37–38

Athat there must needs be a change wrought upon their bodies,
 Bor else it needs be that they must taste of death;                                                                                                        
 BTherefore, that they might not taste of death
Athere was a change wrought upon their bodies,

4 Nephi 1:31–34

Athe people did harden their hearts, and did seek to kill them, even as the Jews at Jerusalem sought to kill Jesus, according to his word.
 BAnd they did cast them into furnaces of fire, and they came forth receiving no harm
 BAnd they also cast them into dens of wild beasts, and they did play with the wild beasts even as a child with a lamb; and they did come forth from among them, receiving no harm.
ANevertheless, the people did harden their hearts, for they were led by many priests and false prophets to build up many churches, and to do all manner of iniquity

4 Nephi 1:34

Athe people did harden their hearts, and did seek to kill them, even as the Jews at Jerusalem sought to kill Jesus, according to his word.
 BAnd they did cast them into furnaces of fire, and they came forth receiving no harm.
 BAnd they also cast them into dens of wild beasts, and they did play with the wild beasts even as a child with a lamb; and they did come forth from among them, receiving no harm.
ANevertheless, the people did harden their hearts, for they were led by many priests and false prophets to build up many churches, and to do all manner of iniquity.

Mormon 1:16

AAnd I did endeavor to preach unto this people,
 Bbut my mouth was shut,                                                                                                                                                   
 Band I was forbidden
Athat I should preach unto them;

Mormon 2:8

Atherefore there was blood and carnage spread throughout all the face of the land,
 Bboth on the part of the Nephites
 Band also on the part of the Lamanites;                                                                                                                          
Aand it was one complete revolution throughout all the face of the land.

Mormon 9:10

AAnd now if ye have imagined up unto yourselves
 Ba god who doth vary, and
 Bin whom there is shadow of changing,                                                                                                                           
Athen have ye imagined up unto yourselves a god who is not a

Mormon 9:13

Ayea, this is wherein all men are redeemed,
 Bbecause the death of Christ bringeth to pass the resurrection,
  Cwhich bringeth to pass a redemption from an endless sleep,
  Cfrom which sleep all men shall be awakened by the power of God                                                                    
 Bwhen the trump shall sound; and they shall come forth, both small and great,
Aand all shall stand before his bar, being redeemed and loosed from this eternal band of death, which death is a temporal death.

Mormon 9:15

AAnd now, O all ye that have imagined up unto yourselves a god who can do no miracles,
 BI would ask of you, have all these things passed, of which I have spoken?                                                             
 BHas the end come yet? Behold I say unto you, Nay;
Aand God has not ceased to be a God of miracles.

Mormon 9:18

AAnd who shall say that Jesus Christ
 Bdid not many mighty miracles?
 BAnd there were many mighty miracles                                                                                                                           
Awrought by the hands of the apostles.

Mormon 9:19

AAnd if there were miracles wrought then,
 Bwhy has God ceased to be a God of miracles
  Cand yet be an unchangeable Being?
  CAnd behold, I say unto you he changeth not;                                                                                                          
 Bif so he would cease to be God; and he ceaseth not to be God,
Aand is a God of miracles.

Mormon 9:32–33

AAnd now, behold, we have written this record according to our knowledge,
 Bin the characters which are called among us the reformed Egyptian,
  Cbeing handed down and altered by us, according to our manner of speech.
   DAnd if our plates had been sufficiently large we should have written in Hebrew;                                       
   Dbut the Hebrew
  Chath been altered by us also;
 Band if we could have written in Hebrew,
Abehold, ye would have had no imperfection in our record.

Ether 1:5

AI give not
 Bthe full account,
 Bbut a part of the account                                                                                                                                                  
AI give,

Ether 1:35

Atherefore he did not confound
 Bthe language of Jared;
 Band Jared and his brother                                                                                                                                                 
Awere not confounded.

Ether 1:38

AGo and inquire of the Lord
 Bwhether he will drive us out of the land,                                                                                                                       
 Band if he will drive us out of the land,
Acry unto him whither we shall go.

Ether 3:4–5

AAnd I know, O Lord, that thou hast all power,
 Band can do whatsoever thou wilt for the benefit of man;
  Ctherefore touch these stones, O Lord, with thy finger, and prepare them that they may shine forth in darkness;
  Cand they shall shine forth unto us in the vessels which we have prepared, that we may have light while we shall cross the sea.
 BBehold, O Lord, thou canst do this.
AWe know that thou art able to show forth great power,

Ether 3:19–20

AAnd because of the knowledge of this man he could not be kept from beholding within the veil;
 Band he saw the finger of Jesus, which, when he saw, he fell with fear; for he knew
 Bthat it was the finger of the Lord; and he had faith no longer, for he knew, nothing doubting
AWherefore, having this perfect knowledge of God, he could not be kept from within the veil;

Ether 6:9

Aand he did thank and praise the Lord
 Ball the day long
 Band when the night came,                                                                                                                                                
Athey did not cease to praise the Lord.

Ether 6:14–20

AAnd Jared had four sons; and they were called Jacom, and Gilgah, and Mahah, and Orihah.
 BAnd the brother of Jared also begat sons and daughters.
  CAnd the friends of Jared and his brother were in number about twenty and two souls; and they also begat sons and daughters before they came to the promised land;
   Dand therefore they began to be many.
    EAnd they were taught to walk humbly before the Lord;                                                                         
    Eand they were also taught from on high.
   DAnd it came to pass that they began to spread upon the face of the land, and to multiply and to till the earth; and they did wax strong in the land.
  CAnd the brother of Jared began to be old, and saw that he must soon go down to the grave; wherefore he said unto Jared: Let us gather together our people that we may number them, that we may know of them what they will desire of us before we go down to our graves. And accordingly the people were gathered together.
 BNow the number of the sons and the daughters of the brother of Jared were twenty and two souls;
Aand the number of sons and daughters of Jared were twelve, he having four sons.

Ether 10:23

AAnd they did work in all manner of ore,
 Band they did make gold, and silver, and iron, and brass, and all manner of metals;
  Cand they did dig it out of the earth;
  Cwherefore they did cast up mighty heaps of earth to get ore,                                                                              
 Bof gold, and of silver, and of iron, and of copper.
AAnd they did work all manner of fine work

Ether 12:7

AFor it was by faith
 Bthat Christ showed himself unto our fathers,
  Cafter he had risen from the dead;                                                                                                                              
 Band he showed not himself unto them
Auntil after they had faith in him;

Ether 12:17

AAnd it was by faith that the three disciples
 Bobtained a promise
  Cthat they should not taste of death;                                                                                                                          
 Band they obtained not the promise
Auntil after their faith.

Ether 12:23–25

AAnd I said unto him: Lord, the Gentiles will mock at these things,
 Bbecause of our weakness in writing;
  Cfor Lord thou hast made us mighty in word by faith,
   Dbut thou hast not made us mighty in writing;
    Efor thou hast made all this people that they could speak much, because of the Holy Ghost which thou hast given them;
    EAnd thou hast made us that we could write but little, because of the awkwardness of our hands.
   DBehold, thou hast not made us mighty in writing like unto the brother of Jared, for thou madest him that the things which he wrote were mighty even as thou art, unto the overpowering of man to read them.
  CThou hast also made our words powerful and great, even that we cannot write them;
 Bwherefore, when we write we behold our weakness, and stumble because of the placing of our words;
Aand I fear lest the Gentiles shall mock at our words.

Ether 12:32

Athat thou hast prepared a house for man, yea, even among the mansions of thy Father,
 Bin which man might have a more excellent hope;                                                                                                        
 Bwherefore man must hope,
Aor he cannot receive an inheritance in the place which thou hast prepared.

Ether 13:4–6

Aand he spake concerning a New Jerusalem upon this land.
 BAnd he spake also concerning the house of Israel, and the Jerusalem from whence Lehi should come—
  Cafter it should be destroyed it should be built up again, a holy city unto the Lord;
   Dwherefore, it could not be a new Jerusalem                                                                                                      
   Dfor it had been in a time of old;
  Cbut it should be built up again, and become a holy city of the Lord;
 Band it should be built unto the house of Israel
AAnd that a New Jerusalem should be built upon this land,

Ether 13:12

Athere are they who were first,
 Bwho shall be last;
 Band there are they who were last,                                                                                                                                   
Awho shall be first.

Moroni 1:2–3

Aand because of their hatred they put to death every Nephite
 Bthat will not deny the Christ.
 BAnd I, Moroni, will not deny the Christ;                                                                                                                         
Awherefore, I wander whithersoever I can for the safety of mine own life.

Moroni 1:4

AWherefore, I write a few more things,
 Bcontrary to that which I had supposed;
 Bfor I had supposed not to have written any more;                                                                                                       
Abut I write a few more things,

Moroni 2:1–3

AThe words of Christ, which he spake unto his disciples, the twelve whom he had chosen, as he laid his hands upon them—
 BAnd he called them by name, saying: Ye shall call on the Father in my name, in mighty prayer; and after ye have done this
  Cye shall have power that to him upon whom ye shall lay your hands,                                                             
  Cye shall give the Holy Ghost;
 Band in my name shall ye give it, for thus do mine apostles.
ANow Christ spake these words unto them at the time of his first appearing; and the multitude heard it not, but the disciples heard it; and on as many as they laid their hands, fell the Holy Ghost

Moroni 7:11

AFor behold, a bitter fountain
 Bcannot bring forth good water;
  Cneither can a good fountain
   Dbring forth bitter water;
   Dwherefore, a man being a servant of the devil                                                                                                  
  Ccannot follow Christ;
 Band if he follow Christ
Ahe cannot be a servant of the devil.

Moroni 7:14

Athat ye do not judge that which is evil
 Bto be of God,
 Bor that which is good and of God                                                                                                                                     
Ato be of the devil.

Moroni 7:27–29

AWherefore, my beloved brethren, have miracles ceased
 Bbecause Christ hath ascended into heaven, and hath sat down on the right hand of God,
  Cto claim of the Father his rights of mercy which he hath upon the children of men?
   DFor he hath answered the ends of the law, and he claimeth all those who have faith in him;                 
   Dand they who have faith in him will cleave unto every good thing;
  Cwherefore he advocateth the cause of the children of men;
 Band he dwelleth eternally in the heavens.
AAnd because he hath done this, my beloved brethren, have miracles ceased?

Moroni 9:22

Ato witness the return of his people unto him,
 Bor their utter destruction;
 Bfor I know that they must perish                                                                                                                                      
Aexcept they repent and return unto him.

Moroni 10:4–5

Ahe will manifest the truth of it unto you,
 Bby the power of the Holy Ghost.
 BAnd by the power of the Holy Ghost                                                                                                                              
Aye may know the truth of all things

 

Alma 36

Alma 36 was one of the first chiasms discovered by John W. Welch in 1967. Since that time several scholars have contributed to our understanding of this structure, each offering different proposals and analysis. Here are several publications which detail their findings and proposals:

In addition, here is a new proposal suggested by Ryan Dahle, the project manager for Evidence Central. It draws on several of the above publications but suggests a number of new arrangements. In this proposal, underlined text signals parallels between main sections (highlighted in red) while bolded text indicates parallels within substructures. Note that some main sections have multiple proposed subtructures. 

AMy son, give ear to my words,
 Bfor I swear unto you that inasmuch as ye shall keep the commandments of God, ye shall prosper in the land. (v. 1)
  CI would that ye should do as I have done in remembering the captivity of our fathers,
   Dafor they were in bondage
     band none could deliver them except it were
      c1the God of Abraham and                                                                                                                                    
      c2the God of Isaac and
      c3the God of Jacob;
     band he surely did deliver them
    ain their afflictions. (v. 2)
    EAnd now, O my son Helaman, behold, thou art in thy youth, and therefore I beseech of thee that thou wilt hear my words and learn of me, for I do know that whomsoever shall put his trust in God shall be supported in their trials and their troubles and their afflictions and shall be lifted up at the last day. (v. 3)
     FAnd I would not that ye think that I know of myself—not of the temporal but of the spiritual, not of the carnal mind but of God. (v. 4) Now behold, I say unto you: If I had not been born of God, I should not have known these things. But God hath by the mouth of his holy angel made these things known unto me not of any worthiness of myself. (v. 5)
      GaFor I went about with the sons of Mosiah
        bseeking to destroy
         cthe church of God.
         cBut behold, God
        bsent his holy angel to stop us
       aby the way. (v. 6)
       HaAnd behold, he spake unto us
         bas it were the voice of thunder,
          cand the whole earth did tremble beneath our feet.
          cAnd we all fell to the earth,
         bfor the fear of the Lord came upon us. (v. 7)
        aBut behold, the voice said unto me:
         bArise.
         bAnd I arose and stood up
        aand beheld the angel. (v. 8) And he said unto me:
          
        aIf thou wilt of thyself be destroyed, seek no more to destroy the
         bAnd it came to pass that I fell to the earth; and it was for the space of three days and three nights that I could not open my mouth, neither had I the use of my limbs. (v. 10)
          cAnd the angel spake more things unto me which were heard by my brethren, but I did not hear them.
        aFor when I heard the words, if thou wilt be destroyed of thyself, seek no more to destroy the church of God,
         bI was struck with such great fear and amazement lest perhaps that I should be destroyed that I fell to the earth
          cand I did hear no more. (v. 11)
        IaBut I was racked with eternal torment,
          bfor my soul was harrowed up to the greatest degree and racked with all my sins. (v. 12)
          bYea, I did remember all my sins and iniquities,
         afor which I was tormented with the pains of hell
           
         a1Yea, I saw that I had rebelled against my God and that
         a2I had not kept his holy commandments. (v. 13) Yea, and
         a3I had murdered many of his children—or rather led them away unto destruction—
         a4yea, and in fine, so great had been my iniquities
          bthat the very thoughts of coming into the presence of my God did rack my soul with inexpressible horror. (v. 14)
          bO, thought I, that I could be banished and become extinct, both soul and body, that I might not be brought to stand in the presence of my God
         ato be judged of my deeds. (v. 15)
         JaAnd now for three days and for three nights was I racked,
           beven with the pains of a damned soul. (v. 16)
          aAnd it came to pass that as I was thus racked with torment,
           bwhile I was harrowed up by the memory of my many sins,
          Kabehold, I remembered also to have heard my father prophesy unto the people concerning the coming of one
            bJesus Christ, a Son of God,
             cto atone for the sins of the world. (v. 17)
          K*aNow as my mind catched hold upon this thought, I cried within my heart:
            bO Jesus, thou Son of God,
             chave mercy on me, who art in the gall of bitterness and art encircled about by the everlasting chains of death. (v. 18)
         J*And now behold, when I thought this,
          aI could remember
           bmy pains
            cno more.
          aYea, I was harrowed up by the memory
           bof my sins
            cno more. (v. 19)
        I*And O what joy and what marvelous light I did behold! Yea, my soul was filled with joy as exceeding as was my pains. (v. 20)
         aYea, I say unto you, my son,
          bthat there can be nothing so exquisite
           cand so bitter
            das was my pains.
         aYea, and again I say unto you, my son,
          bthat on the other hand there can be nothing so exquisite
           cand sweet
            das was my joy. (v. 21)
         Yea, and methought I saw, even as our father Lehi saw, God sitting upon his throne, surrounded with numberless concourses of angels in the attitude of singing and praising their God. Yea, and my soul did long to be there. (v. 22)
       H*But behold, my limbs did receive their strength again, and I stood upon my feet and did manifest unto the people that I had been born of God. (v. 23)
      G*aYea, and from that time even until now I have labored without ceasing that I might bring souls unto repentance
        bthat I might bring them to taste of the exceeding joy of which I did taste,
         cthat they might also be born of God
         cand be filled with the Holy Ghost. (v. 24)
        bYea, and now behold, O my son, the Lord doth give me exceeding great joy in the fruits
       aof my labors; (v. 25)
     F*afor because of the word which he hath imparted unto me, behold, many hath been born of God
       b1and hath tasted
        c1as I have tasted
       b2and hath seen eye to eye
        c2as I have seen.
       b3Therefore they do know of these things of which I have spoken;
        c3as I do know
      aand the knowledge which I have is of God. (v. 26)
    E*aAnd I have been supported under
      b1trials and
      b2troubles of every kind, yea, and in all manner of
      b3afflictions.
     aYea, God hath delivered me from
      b1prisons and from
      b2bonds and from
      b3death.
        
     aYeah and I
      bdo put my trust
       cin him
       cand he
      bwill still deliver
     ame. (v. 27)
       
     aAnd I know that he will
      braise me up at the last day
       cto dwell with him in glory.
     aYea, and I will
      bpraise him
       cforever.
   D*aFor he hath brought our fathers out of Egypt, and he hath swallowed up the Egyptians in the Red Sea,
     band he led them by his power into the promised land;
      cyea, and he hath delivered them out of bondage and captivity
       dfrom time to time. (v. 28)
    aYea, and he hath also brought our fathers out of the land of Jerusalem,
     band he hath also by his everlasting power
      cdelivered them out of bondage and captivity
       dfrom time to time, even down to the present day.
  C*aAnd I have always
    bretained in remembrance
     ctheir captivity; yea, and
   aye also had ought to
    bretain in remembrance, as I have done,
     ctheir captivity. (v. 29)
 B*But behold, my son, this is not all.
  aFor ye had ought to know as I do know
   bthat inasmuch as ye shall keep the commandments of God
    cye shall prosper in the land;
  aand ye had ought to know also
   bthat inasmuch as ye will not keep the commandments of God,
    cye shall be cut off from his presence.
A*Now this is according to his word. (v. 30)
Footnotes
  • 1 See “Chiasmus Index,” online at chiasmusresources.org.
  • 2 See, for example, various proposals at latterdaychiasmus.com or davidicchiasmus.com.
  • 3 See, for example, Brent Lee Metcalfe, “Apologetic and Critical Assumptions about Book of Mormon Historicity,” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 26, no. 3 (1993): 162–171. For a response to Metcalfe, see William J. Hamblin, “An Apologist for the Critics: Brent Lee Metcalfe’s Assumptions and Methodologies,” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon, 6, no. 1 (1994): 493–499. See also Boyd F. Edwards and W. Farrell Edwards, “Does Chiasmus Appear in the Book of Mormon by Chance?” BYU Studies Quarterly 43, no. 2 (2004): 105–106. For a wide-ranging collection of discussions about the phenomenon of chiasmus in general, see Boris Wiseman and Anthony Paul, ed., Chiasmus and Culture (New York, NY: Berghahn Books, 2014).
  • 4 See “Criteria Chart,” online at chiasmusresources.org.
  • 5 John W. Welch, “Criteria for Identifying and Evaluating the Presence of Chiasmus,” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 14, no. 2 (1995): 14.
  • 6 See Boyd F. Edwards and W. Farrell Edwards, “Does Chiasmus Appear in the Book of Mormon by Chance?” BYU Studies 43, no. 2 (2004): 103–130; Boyd F. Edwards and W. Farrell Edwards, “When are Chiasms Admissible as Evidence?” BYU Studies 49, no. 4 (2010): 131–154; Dennis Newton, “Nephi’s Use of Inverted Parallels,” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 22 (2016): 79–106; Yehuda T. Radday, “Chiasmus in Hebrew Biblical Narrative,” in Chiasmus in Antiquity: Structures, Analysis, Exegesis, ed. John W. Welch (Hildesheim, GER: Gerstenberg Verlag, 1981; reprint Provo, UT: Research Press, 1999), 50–117. For recent statistical linguistic research aimed more generally at detecting chiasmus in texts, see Marie Dubremetz and Joakim Nivre, “Rhetorical Figure Detection: Chiasmus, Epanaphora, Epiphora,” Frontiers in Digital Humanities 5 (2018); Marie Dubremetz and Joakim Nivre “Machine Learning for Rhetorical Figure Detection: More Chiasmus with Less Annotation,” Proceedings of the 21st Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics, May 2017, 37–45; Marie Dubremetz and Joakim Nivre, “Syntax Matters for Rhetorical Structure: The Case of Chiasmus,” Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Literature, 2016, 47–53; Marie Dubremetz and Joakim Nivre, “Rhetorical Figure Detection: the Case of Chiasmus,” Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Literature, 2015,  23–31.
  • 7 See Edwards and Edwards, “Does Chiasmus Appear,” 109: “Though a moderate or a large value of for a passage implies that its chiastic structure could easily be replicated by random rearrangements, this does not imply that chiastic structure is likely to have been unintentional on the part of the author. Moderate and large values of say absolutely nothing about intentionality. The author of a passage with a moderate or large value of P may well have intentionally invoked the chiastic form in composing the passage, but such a value simply provides no evidence that she did, nor does it provide evidence that she did not.” See also, Edwards and Edwards, “When are Chiasms Admissible,” 141, 154: “Some chiasms with > 0.05 have literary value and might well have appeared by design. … Failing our statistical admissibility test does not mean that a chiasm was not intentional. For such chiasms, other compensating merits and other analytical approaches, such as Welch’s fifteen criteria, can be considered in reaching a judgment about intentionality.” Newton, “Nephi’s Use of Inverted Parallels,” 88 emphasizes this same point: “this does not mean the lower probability candidates were not written intentionally.” This is inherent in statistical reasoning, which is why a p-value < 0.05 yields the conclusion to “reject the null-hypothesis” (that X occurs by random chance), but a p-value > 0.05 only leads to the conclusion “fail to reject the null-hypothesis” rather than simply accepting the null-hypothesis.
  • 8 For an attempt to employ statistical methods in conjunction with additional criteria, see Newton, “Nephi’s Use of Inverted Parallels,” 79–106.
  • 9 For Welch’s own recounting of this story, see John W. Welch, “The Discovery of Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon: Forty Years Later,” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 16, no. 2 (2007): 74–87, 99; John W. Welch, “Forty-Five Years of Chiasmus Conversations: Correspondence, Criteria, and Creativity,” 2012 FairMormon Conference address, online at fairmormon.org. See also, Book of Mormon Central, “How Was Chiasmus Discovered in the Book of Mormon? (Mosiah 5:11),” KnoWhy 353 (August 16, 2017).
  • 10 For Welch’s first publication on chiasmus, see John W. Welch, “Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon,” BYU Studies 10, no. 1 (1969): 69–84.
  • 11 See Robert F. Smith, “Assessing the Broad Impact of Jack Welch’s Discovery of Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon,” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 16, no. 2 (2007): 68–73, 98–99. For a broad survey of publications on chiasmus generally, see “Chiasmus Bibliography,” online at chiasmusresources.org.
  • 12 Edwards and Edwards, “Does Chiasmus Appear,” 125.
  • 13 Newton, “Nephi’s Use of Inverted Parallels,” 98.
  • 14 See William E. Engel, Chiastic Designs in English Literature from Sidney to Shakespeare (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2009); Jeffrey Bilbro, “The Form of the Cross: Milton’s Chiastic Soteriology,” Milton Quarterly 47, no. 3 (2013): 127–148; William E. Engel, “John Milton’s Recourse to Old English: A Case Study in Renaissance Lexicography,” LATCH 1 (2008): 19–20; Dunya Muhammad Miqdad I’jam and Zahraa Adnan Fadhil, “Chiasmus as a Stylistic Device in Donne’s and Vaughan’s Poetry,” Journal of Education and Practice 7, no. 26 (2016): 43–52.
  • 15 See James E. Ryan, Shakespeare’s Symmetries: The Mirrored Structure of Action in the Plays (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2016); William L. Davis, “Structural Secrets: Shakespeare’s Complex Chiasmus,” Style 39, no. 3 (2005): 237–258; William L. Davis, “Better a Witty Fool than a Foolish Wit: the Art of Shakespeare’s Chiasmus,” Text and Performance Quarterly 23, no. 4 (2003): 311–330; Ira Clark, “‘Measure for Measure’: Chiasmus, Justice, and Mercy,” Style 35, no. 4 (2001): 659–680.
  • 16 See Richard Copley, The Formal Center in Literature: Explorations from Poe to the Present (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2018); Mark J. Bruhn, “William Wordsworth: The Prelude (1798, 1799, 1805, 1850),” in Handbook of British Romanticism, ed. Ralf Haekel (Boston, MA: De Gruyter, 2017), 399–402; Sanford Budick, “Chiasmus and the Making of Literary Tradition: The Case of Wordsworth and ‘The Days of Dryden and Pope’,” ELH 60, no. 4 (1993): 961–987; Keith G. Thomas, “Jane Austen and the Romantic Lyric: Persuasion and Coleridge’s Conversation Poems,” ELH 54, no. 4 (1987): 893–924; Richard Kopley, “Chiasmus in Walden,” The New England Quarterly 77, no. 1 (2004): 115–121.