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They are filled with truths of eternal importance, often packed so closely together, that you can't get all the meaning on the first pass. Moroni gives us a pattern for pondering. The commandment does not mean anything of this kind. The scriptures are like an old pair of shoes. Lehi counsels and blesses his posterity—He dies and is buried—Nephi glories in the goodness of God—Nephi puts his trust in the Lord forever. Rejoice, O my heart, and give place no more for the enemy of my soul, Do not anger again because of mine enemies (v. 27-28). "Lehi, a Book of Mormon prophet, has a vision of the destruction of Jerusalem. 2 Nephi 4-5 NOW PLAYING. They had never been very receptive to his admonitions, but now, their anger was increasing (2 Nephi 4:13). 1 Nephi 18. This is consistent with other scriptures in the Book of Mormon and D&C. TG Family, Children, Responsibilities toward. Nephi has truly seen great things. 9:10; D&C 86:11. 16 Behold, my asoul delighteth in the things of the Lord; and my bheart pondereth continually upon the things which I have seen and heard. 19 And when I desire to rejoice, my heart groaneth because of my sins; nevertheless, I know in whom I have atrusted. (Meek and Lowly, p. 94). Do you have your family home evenings regularly? We are sometimes slow to realize that there was a replacement "law of sacrifice." if ye are brought up in the way ye should go ye will not depart from it, the cursing may be taken from you and be answered upon the heads of your parents, O wretched man that I am!...my soul grieveth because of mine iniquities, mine eyes have beheld great things, yea, even too great for man, I know that God will give liberally to him that asketh. 31 O Lord, wilt thou aredeem my soul? Purpose Nephi's purpose… Enos. 2 Nephi. Under that law, the firstborn were sacrificed in similitude of the Only-Begotten Son. It was because of this blessing that the Lord God will not suffer that ye (Lehi's grandchildren) shall perish; wherefore, he will be merciful unto you and unto your seed forever (v. 7). The passage in question exhibits two of these types. 1, pp. 25 And upon the wings of his Spirit hath my body been acarried away upon exceedingly high mountains. 1 Nephi 4. 14 For I, Nephi, was constrained to speak unto them, according to his word; for I had spoken many things unto them, and also my father, before his death; many of which sayings are written upon mine aother plates; for a more history part are written upon mine other plates. 5:33 (29–33); D&C 10:42. Posted by jennywebb in Uncategorized ≈ 13 Comments. 2 Nephi 3 Nephi Alma atonement believe Christ commandments D&C eternal life example faith forgiveness heart Holy Ghost humble humility Jesus Jesus Christ John joy knowledge light love love of God love one another Matthew Mosiah Nelson obedience patience peace power prayer priesthood quote remember repentance revelation Savior scriptures seek service Spirit strength Uchtdorf The Lord warns Oliver Cowdery not to ask for things he shouldn't, ask in faith. These passages exhibit synthetic parallelism and synonymous parallelism. 38-39 as taken from Latter-day Commentary on the Book of Mormon compiled by K. Douglas Bassett, p.99). It is evident. After all, we don't need to ponder newspapers or magazines. O Lord, wilt thou make a way for mine escape before mine benemies! TG Book of Mormon. The original translation of the title did not include the word "second". This very real mental and spiritual anguish is what the scriptures refer to as having 'a broken heart and a contrite spirit.' This is remarkable doctrinal consistency for the machinations of an unschooled farm boy from Vermont. It is a deep realization that our actions have offended our Father and our God. Behold, my voice shall forever ascend up unto thee, my rock and mine everlasting God. 10 And it came to pass that when my father had made an end of speaking unto them, behold, he spake unto the sons of aIshmael, yea, and even all his household. 2 Cor. Setting: Nephi supposedly began his second record in the Americas during 588 BCE about the time of the destruction of Jerusalem and continued to 545 BCE. 24 And by day have I waxed bold in mighty aprayer before him; yea, my voice have I sent up on high; and angels came down and ministered unto me. This pattern is described as following the general patterns (a-b-b-a),  (a-b-c-c-b-a), etc: "In the Psalm of Nephi (2 Ne. 3 Wherefore, after my father had made an end of speaking concerning the prophecies of Joseph, he called the children of Laman, his sons, and his daughters, and said unto them: Behold, my sons, and my daughters, who are the sons and the daughters of my afirstborn, I would that ye should give ear unto my words. b) and my heart pondereth them, and writeth them for the learning and the profit of my children. What is bothering him? The real meaning of this visiting of the iniquity is that when a man transgresses he teaches his children to transgress, and they follow his teachings. A 21-slide PowerPoint Presentation for the BofM Lesson 26: 2 Nephi 4 2 Nephi 3-5 EXTRA RESOURCES Lesson by MarGene Von Forell SONG: “I LOVE THE LORD” A wonderful musical setting of “Nephi… The problem with a symphony, if it can be called a problem, is that there is so much going on at the same time that an inexperienced listener feels bewildered, not knowing what to listen for, or how to make sense of everything. In parallelism, a thought, idea, grammar pattern, or key word of the first line is repeated or continued in the second line. In 2 Nephi 4 Lehi gives a blessing to the sons of Laman and Lemuel, his grand children. Yea, why should I give way to btemptations, that the evil one have place in my heart to destroy my cpeace and afflict my soul? concerning Joseph" Nephi is about to … 11 And after he had made an end of speaking unto them, he spake unto Sam, saying: Blessed art thou, and thy aseed; for thou shalt inherit the land like unto thy brother Nephi. Again "Samites" are notably absent. Doubtless, he was familiar with the scriptures like Ex 20:5-6, I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me. 15 And upon athese I bwrite the things of my soul, and many of the scriptures which are engraven upon the plates of brass. Seek the Kingdom of God; Mormon 1-9. Lehi was concerned for the salvation of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. However, semantic parallelism is more easily recognized in English and other non-Semitic language translations since it is a 'theme rhyme' or 'idea pattern' in which the thought or meaning in one line is related to an idea of another line in a variety of parallel patterns." 4 Nephi. Exhorts them to avoid temptations. 1 Nephi 5. Such is the 'sacrifice unto [the Lord of] a broken heart and a contrite spirit.' Rejoice, O my heart, and give place no more for the benemy of my soul. See 1 Ne 11-15. From chapters 6-10 they quote much of Isaiah, Nephi even explains how the words of Isaiah will slowly come to understanding as time goes on… for they are difficult to understand without the spirit. "Godly sorrow is a gift of the Spirit. No longer droop in sin. The first video of season two of the Book of Mormon videos has been released. After Nephi and his family arrived in the promised land, he shared many scriptures with his brothers, including passages from the books of Moses and from the writings of Isaiah. 6:2; D&C 20:37, 59:8; Ps. 1 Nephi 20. The fact that some children raised in good environments will rebel while their siblings faithfully follow the Lord makes one wonder about the attitude and spirit of the individual in the pre-mortal sphere. Lehi wanted Laman and Lemuel to be held responsible for the mistakes of their children. There are no distinct “Samites” in the Book of Mormon. 1 And now, I, Nephi, speak concerning the prophecies of which my father hath spoken, concerning aJoseph, who was carried into Egypt. On the contrary, on many occasions he plead with them, with all the feeling of a tender parent and with the entreaty, hear the words of a trembling parent (1 Ne 8:37, 2 Ne 1:14). . "An analogy might help. Jacob begins by quoting verses 22-23 and then commenting on them. 7:21 (15–25); Heb. The phrase, 'For my soul delighteth in the scriptures' is repeated in verse 16 as 'my soul delighteth in the things of the Lord.'. 1 Nephi 2. It was first published in March 1830 by Joseph Smith as The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. verse 1 "I, Nephi, speak concerning the prophecies . 2 Nephi 1:4 I Have Seen a Vision, in Which I Know That Jerusalem Is Destroyed: Randall Spackman states that for many years people have assumed that when Lehi said, "I have seen a vision, in which I know that Jerusalem is destroyed" (2 Nephi 1:4), his statement implied that Lehi's group did not know of the destruction of Jerusalem until they were in the New World. Lehi lectures his older sons about “their rebellions upon the waters” (2 Nephi 1:2). But the music lover knows what to do. (McConkie and Millet, Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, vol. Wilt thou make my path straight before me! ☼ 2 Nephi 11:4–7: Behold, my soul delighteth in proving unto my people the truth of the coming of Christ; for, for this end hath the law of Moses been given; and all things which have been given of God from the beginning of the world, unto man, are the typifying of him. 48-9 as taken from Latter-day Commentary on the Book of Mormon compiled by K. Douglas Bassett, p. 99), "Though the parents are not always charged with the failures of their children, we are sure that many times the failures of the children could be charged to the parents....We realize that there are times when belligerent sons and daughters may draw upon themselves the condemnation, having totally ignored and failed all the teachings that have been given them. 18 I am encompassed about, because of the temptations and the sins which do so easily abeset me. Nephi confirms, “after my father, Lehi, had spoken unto all his household … he waxed old. Wilt thou make me that I may shake at the appearance of bsin? A Reflection Upon Human Unrighteousness; Jacob 1-4. 17 Nevertheless, notwithstanding the great agoodness of the Lord, in showing me his great and marvelous works, my heart exclaimeth: O bwretched man that I am! 5:20 (20–21). He is just and merciful. In 2 Nephi 4:11, Lehi predicts that Sam’s posterity will be numbered with Nephi’s. 2 Nephi 2:4–5 — The Way Is Prepared and Salvation Is Free “And the way is prepared from the fall of man and salvation is free.” There was a way that led to the Tree of Life, and that path had to be protected by flaming swords so that the people wouldn’t partake of the fruit early and live forever in an impure state. "The scripture in question is as follows: '... visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me. What covenant did Nephi make with the Lord, as recorded in 2 Nephi 4:34? Through our faith in Jesus Christ we become his disciples and offer up a broken heart and contrite spirit. TG Trust Not in the Arm of Flesh. 1 Nephi 12. Such a spirit is the absolute prerequisite for true repentance." The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.' 23 Behold, he hath heard my cry by day, and he hath given me aknowledge by bvisions in the night-time. In Jacob's list of the "ites" of the Book of Mormon, "Samites" are notably absent, Now the people which were not Lamanites were Nephites; nevertheless, they were called Nephites, Jacobites, Josephites, Zoramites, Lamanites, Lemuelites, and Ishmaelites (Jacob 1:13). (Dennis and Sandra Packard, "Pondering the Word," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, p. 51). Parents can only be held responsible for the sins of the children if they were negligent in teaching them of their duties. What better way is there to learn of the Savior than to study the word of God? 32) The ideas in verse 15 are repeated in verse 16 with slightly different concepts. 26 O then, if I have seen so great things, if the Lord in his condescension unto the children of men hath avisited men in so much bmercy, cwhy should my dheart weep and my soul linger in the valley of sorrow, and my flesh waste away, and my strength slacken, because of mine afflictions? Joseph F. Smith was pondering over the scriptures when he was shown his vision of the spirit world (DC 138:1). 20 My God hath been my asupport; he hath led me through mine bafflictions in the wilderness; and he hath preserved me upon the waters of the great deep. 2. (Isaiah: Prophet, Seer, and Poet, p. 32). Solomon should know-he probably had hundreds if not thousands of children born to him by his 700 wives and 300 concubines (see 1 Kings 11:3). He has faithfully returned to Jerusalem twice, traveled in the wilderness, he was the only member of his family who did not murmur when the family was suffering with hunger, he built a ship, and remarkably didn't complain when bound on the ship for three days. (2 Kings 14:6). 1 Nephi 21. Watch a trailer for the second season below. 6 Wherefore, if ye are acursed, behold, I leave my blessing upon you, that the bcursing may be taken from you and be answered upon the cheads of your parents. Nephi was pondering as he walked home when he heard a voice telling him, Blessed art thou, Nephi, for those things which thou hast done (Hel 10:2-4). Awake, my soul? 2 Nephi 4:16-35 The Psalm of Nephi 1 And now, I, Nephi, speak concerning the prophecies of which my father hath spoken, concerning Joseph, who was carried into Egypt. Do not slacken my strength because of mine afflictions. A careful review of the scriptures reveals that parents can be held responsible for some of the sins of their children but children cannot be held responsible for the sins of their parents. But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.' DC 3:17-18 lists the Nephites, Jacobites, Josephites, Zoramites, Lamanites, Lemuelites, and Ishmaelites. 3 Ne 9:19-20 reads as follows: And ye shall offer up unto me no more the shedding of blood; yea, your sacrifices and your burnt offerings shall be done away, for I will accept none of your sacrifices and your burnt offerings. With the scriptures, the more time you spend with them, the more comfortable they become. And ye shall offer for a sacrifice unto me a broken heart and a contrite spirit. Lehi counsels and blesses his posterity—He dies and is buried—Nephi glories in the goodness of God—Nephi puts his trust in the Lord forever. We need to develop and foster a love of the scriptures. And the aprophecies which he wrote, there are not many greater. Jacob begins quoting Isaiah from the end of Isaiah 49. Who can measure the worth of careful and deep reflection upon the things of God? It is through this faith and sacrifice that we can obtain forgiveness of sins, Behold, he offereth himself a sacrifice for sin, to answer the ends of the law, unto all those who have a broken heart and a contrite spirit; and unto none else can the ends of the law be answered (2 Ne 2:7).This doctrine is even contained in the Old Testament, For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. In The Encyclopedia of Mormonism, another poetic style is discussed-that of chiasmus, or the repeating of concepts in the reverse order in which they were presented. One is to see it as an immediate response to his confrontation with his brothers—a soul purging experience where he laments his own reaction to their desire to murder him. [2 Nephi 4:18–19] Nephi was puzzled by his sorrows. 2 Ne 4:6 the cursing may be taken from you and be answered upon the heads of your parents Lehi was concerned for the salvation of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. In 2 Nephi 7:4-9, Jacob sees a prophecy of the coming of Jesus Christ to the earth. If there is a prophet in history who could be characterized as faultless and faithful, it would be Nephi. 1 Ne. 2 Ne 6:6 they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders. 2 Nephi 33: 4: “And I know that the Lord God will consecrate my prayers for the gain of my people. 1 Nephi 17. Grammatical or 'form' parallelism is often difficult to identify, especially in non-Hebrew translations, because the rhyme schemes, grammar forms, conjugation patterns, prefix or suffix parallelisms, and so on may not carry over into the new translation. Tags. Yea, my God will give me, if I bask cnot amiss; therefore I will lift up my voice unto thee; yea, I will cry unto thee, my God, the drock of my erighteousness. 15:12 (10–17); Morm. It is just as true that the same spirit which we possessed in the pre-mortal life is the same spirit which possesses our bodies now. 12:1; Alma 7:15. That prophet 3) should baptize the Lamb of God during the Lord’s mortal ministry. (See 3 Ne. There are two basic types of parallelism, grammatical and semantic. This chapter was recorded in its entirety in 1 Nephi 21. The scriptures are like a symphony. Discussions on the Book of Mormon 2 Nephi 9. How can you adapt these questions to strengthen your own faith? Nephi was frustrated, not only with them but also with his own response to them (2 Nephi 4:27, 29). 3 Nephi. a) For my soul delighteth in the scriptures. 1, p. 75). a) Behold, my soul delighteth in the things of the Lord; b) and my heart pondereth continually upon the things which I have seen and heard. The doctrine of a "broken heart and a contrite spirit" begins with the law of sacrifice as contained in the Old Testament. (Tokyo Area Conference Report, Aug. 1975, pp. There are many sacred truths revealed to those worthy and ready to receive them that are 'not lawful for man to utter; neither is man capable to make them known, for they are only to be seen and understood by the power of the Holy Spirit, which God bestows on those who love him, and purify themselves before him' (D&C 76:115-16)." 33:16; 44:6 (6–8). 29 Do not aanger again because of mine enemies. Helaman. See also DC 29:47-8. We are quick to teach that the law of animal sacrifice was fulfilled in the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus Christ. 4:2 For behold, he truly prophesied concerning all 1 Ne. Videos […] According to the book, it was written by the ancient prophet Nephi, son of Lehi, who lived around 600 … 35 Yea, I know that God will give aliberally to him that asketh. 5 But behold, my sons and my daughters, I cannot go down to my grave save I should leave a ablessing upon you; for behold, I know that if ye are bbrought up in the cway ye should go ye will not depart from it. 33 O Lord, wilt thou encircle me around in the robe of thy arighteousness! This anger is what he is referring to in these verses, why should I give way to temptations, that the evil one have place in my heart to destroy my peace and afflict my soul? (Deut 24:16), "'But the children of the murderers he slew not: according unto that which is written in the book of the law of Moses, wherein the Lord commanded saying, The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor the children be put to death for the fathers; but every man shall be put to death for his own sin.' "There are numerous other passages of scripture showing the mercy and justice of the Lord and that they are not to be punished for the fathers' transgression. (2 Ne 4:33), A broken heart and a contrite spirit, The sacrifices of God, Rejoice and praise, Rejoice, O my heart, and cry unto the Lord, and say: O Lord, I will praise thee forever (2 Ne 4:30), The redemption of the soul, he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities (Ps 130:8). Wilt thou deliver me out of the hands of mine enemies? As recorded in James, if any of you lack wisdom let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. Therefore, it is just for God to hold Laman and Lemuel responsible for the sins of their children because they were negligent parents. Mosiah. 30:3 (3–6); Jacob 1:5. (Isaiah: Prophet, Seer, and Poet, pp. Doubtless, he was familiar with the scriptures like Ex 20:5-6, I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me. 11:1 (1–36); Moses 1:1. (McConkie and Millet, Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, vol. Jacob. 2 Nephi 4. Discussions on the Book of Mormon 2 Nephi 17-24. 1 Ne. There are those souls who will not respond to a righteous upbringing. 9:20; Moro. In asking and answering these questions, Nephi relies on his memory of the Lord's tender mercies. How could anyone "delight" in the scriptures? In 2 Nephi 4:26-27, Nephi asks himself several questions. Jarom. He had been taught the mysteries of God (see 1 Nephi 10:17–19). 12 And it came to pass after my father, Lehi, had aspoken unto all his household, according to the feelings of his heart and the Spirit of the Lord which was in him, he waxed bold. It is often while pondering that the Spirit speaks to us. 13 And it came to pass that not many days after his death, Laman and Lemuel and the sons of Ishmael were aangry with me because of the admonitions of the Lord. As we persist in reading the scriptures, they become more understandable, more inspiring, and more delicious to the soul. The Bible Dictionary explains, "The Psalms collectively are called in Hebrew Tehillim or 'Praises,' but the word mizmor, which denotes a composition set to music, is found in the titles of many of them." Some themes common to Nephi's psalm and to the psalms of David are: What iniquity is Nephi talking about? Like unto Moses – 1 Nephi 4:2. But we the parents cannot escape the responsibility that is ours of training our children.... As we think of these young people who rebel against their parents and society, we wonder, have you held your family prayers with regularity? This would have covered the time of the prophets Ezekiel and Daniel who were prophesying in Babylon during the captivity. Lehi is obviously quoting the passage from Proverbs, Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it (Prov 22:6). BONUS: List Nephi's requests to the Lord from 2 Nephi 4:31-33. With time the shoes mold to your feet and become like an extension of your natural body. Of Hebrew poetry, Victor Ludlow writes: "Parallelism is the most distinctive quality of Hebrew poetry, and it is found in most of the famous biblical passages. 2 Nephi: Chapter 4. Nephi is angry with his brothers for being angry with him. No longer adroop in sin. Permitted no access to the scripture, they later told how they hungered for the words of truth, more than for food, more than for freedom itself. Nephi goes on to show that his faith is perfect in the principle of prayer as long as he does not 'ask amiss.' 1 Nephi 22. 1 Ne. And whoso cometh unto me with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, him will I baptize with fire and with the Holy Ghost. "During the war in Vietnam, some of our men were taken prisoner and kept in nearly total isolation. 2 Nephi 4:15-35 – LeGrand Baker – Nephi's Psalm There are at least two ways of reading Nephi's psalm. About 588–570 B.C. The scriptures, on first reading, can be drudgery. Discussions on the Book of Mormon 2 Nephi 6-8, 10. Nephi emulates this in many of his passages including these verses. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering (James 1:5-6). This promise is not limited to determining the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon; it applies to all things (Moroni 10:5). 13:31; 2 Ne. This principle is beautifully taught in the following passage: "We might ask why the scriptures have to be pondered to be understood and appreciated. 4;28- 30.]" He teaches of the fall of man and the Lord's atonement (2 Nephi 9:4 … 34:18; Ps. Instead, it is a willingness to put the animal that is in us upon the altar-then willingly watching it be consumed! Unless, of course, he was a prophet of God. 7 Wherefore, because of my blessing the Lord God will anot suffer that ye shall perish; wherefore, he will be bmerciful unto you and unto your seed forever. 34:6 (5–7); 2 Ne. 1 Nephi 8. This is similar to the responsibility of prophets-if they don't call the people to repentance they can be held responsible for the sins of the people (Ezek 33:4-6, Jacob 1:19). The psalms of ancient Israel were hymns. Most parents protect their children with shelter for their comfort, tender care and medicine for their illnesses, clothes for their looks and comfort, and food for their taste and growth, but what do they do for their souls?" I will not put my ctrust in the arm of flesh; for I know that cursed is he that putteth his dtrust in the arm of flesh. (Jer 31:29-30), 'The soul that sinneth, it shall die. These verses have been called "the Psalm of Nephi." The record makes it clear that not long after the glue of the family, Lehi, had died, the conflict between Nephi and his older brothers sharpened (v. 13). 1, p. 218). B) Rejoice, O my heart, and cry unto the Lord, and say: A) O Lord, I will praise thee forever; yea, my soul will rejoice in thee, my God, and the rock of my salvation. 9 And he spake unto them, saying: Behold, my sons and my daughters, who are the sons and the daughters of my second son; behold I leave unto you the same blessing which I left unto the sons and daughters of Laman; wherefore, thou shalt not utterly be destroyed; but in the end thy seed shall be blessed. A nation will rise no higher than the strength of its homes. We often quote the scripture, that same spirit which doth possess your bodies at the time that ye go out of this life, that same spirit will have power to possess your body in that eternal world (Alma 34:34). What they would have given for a mere fragment of the Bible or Book of Mormon that lay so idly on our shelves? (The Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by D. Ludlow, p. 182). That is the basic failure that has taken place in America....parents have no greater responsibility in this world than the bringing up of their children in the right way...." (Ensign, Nov. 1996, pp. 2 Nephi - Chapter 4 Critique . 2. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart (Ps 51:16-17). 5:2 (1–25). 1 Nephi 9. There is nothing from the record of Nephi which would indicate that Lehi had done a poor job as a father. Words of Mormon. (Isaiah: Prophet, Seer, and Poet, pp. There is a reason why scriptures require more than a casual reading. He saw things that were so great that the Lord commanded that they be withheld from the record. Trifle not with these things; do not ask for that which you ought not (DC 8:10). 21 He hath filled me with his alove, even unto the bconsuming of my flesh. What makes the scriptures different? 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