See Job 21:25-26 and Job 20:11. He was separated from Laman and Lemuel and had tried to reconcile with them, but that did not work. Hugh Nibley writes: "The only example of the name of Laman to be found anywhere to the writer's knowledge is its attribution to an ancient Mukam, or sacred place, in Palestine. Deut. Red is from 4/2020 Yellow highlights are text I am commenting on. TGÂ Promised Lands. 1 Ne 2:15 And my father dwelt in a tent This is the shortest verse in the Book of Mormon. 1 Nephi Chapter 2 - The Book of Mormon Made Easier - Duration: 14:02. Summary of 1 Nephi The First Book of Nephi can be broken down into six sections (below). 'It was the distinctive name of one of the highest orders of the priesthood. This is the shortest verse in the Book of Mormon. (OK, he was a Jew, too, but he didn't act like one.) Nephi wrote this record thirty years after the events of 1 Nephi, after Lehi died, and after Laman and Lemuel rejected Nephi. 2 Nephi 2:1 The Rudeness of Thy Brethren: John Tvedtnes indicates that though the word "rude" has come to mean "impolite" in twentieth-century English, at the time Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon it meant "wild" or "savage." ☼ 1 Nephi 2:16: And it came to pass that I, Nephi, being exceedingly young, nevertheless being large in stature, and also having great desires to know of the mysteries of God, wherefore, I did cry unto the Lord;… Gen. 12:8; 26:17 (17, 25); 31:25 (25, 33); 1Â Ne. 'It is a land of promise' (1 Nephi 2:20). 2 Nephi 1:1-2 He Shall Consecrate Thine Afflictions for Thy Gain (2/4/2015) 2 Nephi 1:5 A Land of Promise (2/2/2015) 2 Nephi 1:21 Arise From the Dust, My Sons, and Be Men (2/2… TGÂ Called of God. (1 Nephi 1:5) and when the dream came, he was prepared." Indeed, chapters 31, 32, and 33 are relatively short, only 45 verses in … 'It shall be free from bondage' (Ether 2:12). 1 Nephi 1:2 —Language of the Egyptians. In this verse, Nephi intimates that he received a personal visitation from Jehovah. 12 And thus Laman and Lemuel, being the eldest, did murmur against their afather. Murmuring may have no single cause, but a lack of perspective is suggested: 'They did murmur because they knew not the dealings of that God who had created them.' Do not allow yourself the dangerous luxury of criticism and murmuring. [H]e was obedient unto the word of the Lord, wherefore he did as the Lord commanded him. 2: 1 Nephi 1–7 17 years to start his family. His journeyings in the wilderness, and so forth. 10:20; Ether 1:42; Abr. Although, many of the wealthy were preserved and taken captive, it was revealed to Lehi that had we remained in Jerusalem we should ... have perished. Lehi said of Jacob, 'thou hast behold in thy youth his glory; wherefore, thou art blessed even as they unto whom he shall minister in the flesh' (2 Ne 2:4). 10 And he also spake unto Lemuel: O that thou mightest be like unto this valley, afirm and bsteadfast, and immovable in keeping the commandments of the Lord! 18 John W. Welch Notes. 1 Nephi Chapter 1 | Book Home | Next: 1 Nephi Chapter 3 1 Nephi Chapter 2 This chapter provides an account of Lehi's family's journey into the wilderness. . Apparently the hike from Jerusalem to the Red Sea took only three days. 'And it came to pass that I, Nephi, being exceedingly young, nevertheless being large in stature, and also having great desires to know of the mysteries of God, wherefore, I did cry unto the Lord; and behold he did visit me, and did soften my heart that I did believe all the words which had been spoken by my father; wherefore, I did not rebel against him like unto my brothers' (1 Nephi 2:16). We don't know precisely what Nephi meant by "the language of the Egyptians," but quite a bit has been written on this topic. Laman and Lemuel had many signs of the power of the Spirit. They were merely kept there to remind the Nephites of their real problem, which was to walk uprightly before the Lord." Lehi made a point of mentioning the effect of "the rudeness" of Laman and Lemuel on Jacob (2 Nephi 2:1). 24 And if it so be that they rebel against me, they shall be a ascourge unto thy seed, to bstir them up in the ways of remembrance. Nephi's record was written nearly 30 years after the actual events contained therein took place (see 2 Nephi 5:28-33).He further emphasized that upon "these plates" he recorded "the things of [his] soul" (2 Nephi 4:15) and did not "write anything upon plates save it be that [he thought] it be sacred" (1 Nephi 19:6) and "of worth unto the children of men" (1 Nephi 6:6). He didn't have a Jew-like bone in his body. And it came to pass that he believed in my words. (2 Nephi 1:4). 28:8 (7â8); 1Â Ne. (Joseph Fielding McConkie and Donald W. Parry, A Guide to Scriptural Symbols, "Neck"), "Instead of gladness, murmuring seems to come so naturally to the natural man. and is an account of; “…Lehi and his wife Sariah, and his four sons, being called, (beginning at the eldest) Laman, Lemuel, Sam, and Nephi. 2 Nephi 1:28 If Ye Will Hearken unto [Nephi] I Leave unto You . 2 And it came to pass that he spake unto me, saying: Behold I have dreamed a a dream , in the which the Lord hath commanded me that thou and thy brethren shall b return to Jerusalem. The Book of Mormon rarely describes the practice of animal sacrifice. (See also 1 Nephi 17:22.). We were meant to be happy. Even something like The first son of Lehi. 1 Nephi Preface 1 Nephi 1 1 Nephi 2 1 Nephi 3 1 Nephi 4 1 Nephi 5 1 Nephi 6 1 Nephi 7 1 Nephi 8 1 Nephi 9 1 Nephi 10 Intro to 1 Nephi 11–14 1 Nephi 11 1 Nephi 12 1 Nephi 13 1 Nephi 14 1 Nephi 15 1 Nephi 16 1 Nephi 17 (Helaman 16:17-20.) It covers a time Ex. 4:38; 10:16. 1 Nephi 2:11-13 The Sin of Murmuring The reason Laman and Lemuel murmured against their father was not because he was a visionary man; rather “they did murmur because they knew not the dealings of that God who had created them” (verse 12). Reynolds and Sjodahl wrote, "Note the character of the rebellious sons. 8:4; 1Â Ne. 1 Ne 12 Nephi switches continents Nephi's vision, thus far, has been about events which happen in Jerusalem. 1 And now, Jacob, I speak unto you: Thou art my a firstborn in the days of my tribulation in the wilderness. 2 Nephi 1:14, 21, 23. When I think of those who are prone to murmur, I think of Laman and Lemuel. IEÂ fount, or source, like the Gulf of Akaba, which empties into the Red Sea. And behold, in thy childhood thou hast suffered afflictions and much sorrow, because of the rudeness of thy brethren. And they were like unto the Jews who were at Jerusalem, who sought to take away the life of my father. ), "Knowing who we are surely helps, along with knowing about the 'dealings' of God with His children (1 Nephi 2:12; 17:22)." The great Rameses, himself, belonged to the order of Sam.' 1 Nephi 2:11-13 Nephi wasn't like his older brothers, though. Gen. 37:8 (8â11); 1Â Ne. Here, the Lord acknowledges the sacrifice of Lehi in preaching the gospel to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. We have lots of archaeological evidence of the presence of Egyptian culture and influence in Israel. 'And thus Laman and Lemuel, being the eldest, did murmur against their father. Dead people. 1 Nephi 2 (All of my own thoughts are in blue type. 6:10; Prov. And this they said he had done because of the foolish imaginations of his heart. Ps. 1 Nephi 1-1 Nephi 2 I read these chapters every time I start to read the Book of Mormon. By the time Zedekiah becomes king, Jerusalem has already began to lose some of its strength and independence. For they have warned that if the 'inhabitants of this land are ever brought down into captivity and enslaved, it shall be because of iniquity; for if iniquity shall abound cursed shall be the land' (See 2 Ne 1:7)." Alma also makes it clear that the Melchizedek priesthood was held by the Nephites prior to the coming of Christ, Alma...confined himself wholly to the high priesthood of the holy order of God. The name means either 'Godward' or 'God is bright. The promise contained in verses 20 and 21 came to Nephi because of his faith, diligence and humility (verse 19). 42) Volume 42 (2021) 2020 (Vol. His journeyings in the wilderness, etc. . Nephi, having heard what his father said, prays about it. 1Â Ne. Lehi takes his family into the wilderness by the Red SeaâThey leave their propertyâLehi offers a sacrifice to the Lord and teaches his sons to keep the commandmentsâLaman and Lemuel murmur against their fatherâNephi is obedient and prays in faith; the Lord speaks to him, and he is chosen to rule over his brethren. Secondly, in Lehi's day, those who offered sacrifice in the temple of Solomon held the Aaronic Priesthood. 6 And it came to pass that when he had traveled three days in the wilderness, he pitched his tent in a avalley by the side of a briver of water. 3:1; 19:11; Alma 17:10; D&C 5:16. It was consecrated as a land of promise to the people of the Americas, to whom God gave these great promises: 'It will be a land of liberty to its people' (2 Nephi 1:7). Enduring 'well' means the disciple in the very trough of his difficulties avoids, as Job wisely did, having 'charged God foolishly.' "So it was a blessing to the Nephites after all to have the Lamanites on their doorstep to 'stir them up to remembrance'-'Happy is the man whom God correcteth' (Job 5:17). Yet Lehi had brooded long and anxiously over the fate of Jerusalem, praying 'with all his heart, in behalf of his people.' ', 'There shall be no enemies come into this land.'. 'The present inhabitants of Palestine,' writes Canaan, 'like their forefathers, are of two classes: dwellers in villages and cities, and the Bedouin [tent-dwellers]. Build and lift in your words and conversations as you sustain and support. (1 Nephi 3:29, 1 Nephi 17:52-54, 1 Nephi 18:12-22) Still they rebelled against the truth. He wanted to know the mysteries of God, so he cried unto the Lord. 18 But, behold, Laman and Lemuel would not hearken unto my words; and being agrieved because of the hardness of their hearts I cried unto the Lord for them. When the Babylonians sacked Jerusalem, they specifically destroyed or took into captivity the wealthy and the princes. A brighter time will come when they that murmured 'shall learn doctrine,' (Isa 29:24) suggesting that conceptual inadequacy can cause us to murmur and complain." People: Sariah (Nephi’s mother), and Laman, Lemuel, and Sam (his older brothers) Important events and details: Lehi obeys God, takes his family, and leaves Jerusalem. 2:13, 14). "By knowing that the everlasting and ultimate things are firmly in place, can we not then better endure irritations such as a dislocated travel schedule? 7 And it came to pass that he built an aaltar of bstones, and made an coffering unto the Lord, and gave dthanks unto the Lord our God. "One thing the reader of the Book of Mormon is never allowed to forget is that the Nephites lived in a polarized world, in which they were perpetually engaged either in hot or cold wars with the Lamanites. Besides, how can it rain on the just and the unjust alike without occasionally raining on our personal parades? (A Time to Choose, p. 42), "Be free of criticism and murmuring. 12:22 (22â23); D&C 41:1. Lehi was raised under the tradition of the Law of Moses. Get the SAB (and the SABoM) on CD 1 Nephi 2 The incredible journey begins God tells Lehi in a dream to go into the wilderness with his family (Sariah, his wife, and four sons, Laman, Lemeul, Sam, and Nephi)- … . TGÂ Man, Physical Creation of. Nephi receives a revelation assuring him of the blessing that come from obeying God’s commands; he is told that he is part of a larger plan: a pilgrimage to a promised land. We need bread. Mosiah 2:3 records, And they also took of the firstlings of their flocks, that they might offer sacrifice and burnt offerings according to the law of Moses. This law is so important that it is repeated at least 10 times in the Book of Mormon. "In its extremity, despair not only reflects immediate discontentment but also incorporates feelings of very deep ambivalence and/or confusion about the nature of life: 'Their sorrowing was . 2 For it sufficeth me to say that we are descendants of Joseph. (See Num. Their exodus is captured in summary in 1 Nephi 2:1-4. Mormon was very careful to indicate when he was interjecting select commentary. His name does not appear anywhere in the Bible. Alma suggests that these prophets received the priesthood from the Lord based on their faith, And 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, on account of their exceeding faith and good works; in the first place being left to choose good or evil; therefore they having chosen good, and exercising exceedingly great faith, are called with a holy calling, yea, with that holy calling which was prepared with, and according to, a preparatory redemption for such (Alma 13:3, italics added). Mormon declared, 'being fifteen years of age...I was visited of the Lord, and tasted and knew of the goodness of Jesus' (Mormon 1:15, see also Moroni 8:2). Very quickly, and with no problem at all, they find themselves over 400 kilometers away, at "the shore of the Red Sea." Location: the wilderness, by the borders of the Red Sea. TGÂ Protection, Divine. 5:45. "The Borders of the Red Sea. It begins with 1 Nephi, chapters 2-5, as the lesson on 1 Nephi 1 was taught in a stake adult institute class prior to the publication of study guide material. In the thirty years prior to Lehi's departure, 1) the kings of Judah had been controlled by Pharaoh-nechoh, king of Egypt, 2) the Jews had been paying tribute to the Egyptians, 3) Jehoahaz, king of Judah, had been imprisoned by Pharaoh-nechoh, 4) when Jehoiakim was king, the Lord had sent armies of Babylonians, Syrians, Moabites, and Ammonites against the city of Jerusalem to partially sack and destroy it, and 5) the Babylonians had already established political superiority to the Jews as it was Nebuchadnezzar himself that made Zedekiah king in Jerusalem (see 2 Kings 23-25). In these few verses, the first four elements of the Exodus pattern are briefly outlined: Lehi’s life is threatened (1) because he has performed his duty as a prophet (2). ', "Sam. John W. Welch Notes 2 Nephi 31 2 Nephi 31:1–2 — Nephi Writes His Last Words of Prophecy. 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 Obviously, it is very similar to the Biblical name of Laban but its meaning is unclear. 'It shall be free from all nations under heaven. 1Â Sam. . 1 Nephi 2. Deut. Gen. 12:1; 19:12; 1Â Ne. 22 And inasmuch as thou shalt keep my commandments, thou shalt be made a aruler and a teacher over thy brethren. Thus, he had obtained a witness for himself which helped him not to rebel like unto my brothers. It represents a motto, a promise, and a charge to the Nephites. 3:29. 14:02. On and on goes our murmuring, and, it is significant that it almost always focuses on our tactical frustrations...Like Laman and Lemuel, we too sometimes fail to understand the dealings of our God in our lives and in our times. 30-31 as taken from Latter-day Commentary on the Book of Mormon compiled by K. Douglas Bassett). 32:6; D&C 43:23. 'He that fighteth against Zion shall perish' (2 Nephi 10:13). 2 Nephi 1-5 by Melanie February 2, 2020 2 Come, Follow Me Daily Study Guide for the week of February 3-9, 2020 covering 2 Nephi 1-5. The Lord Commands Lehi's Family to Leave Jerusalem | 1 Nephi 1–2 | Book of Mormon - YouTube. 13 Neither did they abelieve that Jerusalem, that great city, could be bdestroyed according to the words of the prophets. What we see in the sentence in the se Perhaps he was comfortable in a tent, and probably even knew the trade routes-especially … "Sariah. It may seem to carry little meaning. I guess the family was in really good shape. 16 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, being exceedingly young, nevertheless being large in stature, and also having great desires to know of the amysteries of God, wherefore, I did cry unto the Lord; and behold he did bvisit me, and did csoften my heart that I did dbelieve all the words which had been spoken by my efather; wherefore, I did not frebel against him like unto my brothers. Deut. 1 Nephi Preface 1 Nephi 1 1 Nephi 2 1 Nephi 3 1 Nephi 4 1 Nephi 5 1 Nephi 6 1 Nephi 7 1 Nephi 8 1 Nephi 9 1 Nephi 10 Intro to 1 Nephi 11–14 1 Nephi 11 1 Nephi 12 1 Nephi 13 1 Nephi 14 1 Nephi 15 1 Nephi 16 1 Nephi 17 Nibley goes on to explain that Laman and Lemuel were Arabic names and that Nephi and Sam were Egytian names (see p. 46). Murmuring and criticism lead to inactivity and apostasy from the Church. "This America is no ordinary country. (1 Nephi 2:12.) The chronology of the Book of Mormon, until the coming of Christ, is based entirely upon this event, being described by the Book of Mormon prophets as 600 years before the coming of the Messiah in the flesh. And they did murmur because they knew not the dealings of that God who had created them.' Yet from the beginning they received full assurance that God had purposely arranged things that way, and that they had absolutely nothing to fear as long as they behaved themselves. We need water. 1 Ne 2:1-2 because thou hast been faithful Here, the Lord acknowledges the sacrifice of Lehi in preaching the gospel to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 1, p. 27), "The neck typifies the spirit and attitude of nations and men, usually denoting callousness and hardness (2 Ne. Nephi sought his own vision, and the result was that his heart was softened. 1 Nephi 2 Chapter 2 Lehi takes his family into the wilderness by the Red Sea—They leave their property—Lehi offers a sacrifice to the Lord and teaches his sons to keep the commandments—Laman and Lemuel murmur against their father—Nephi is obedient and prays in faith; the Lord speaks to him, and he is chosen to… The third son of Lehi. Laman. The other important lesson from this verse is that Nephi did not follow his father with blind faith. (1 Nephi 2:20, 2 Nephi 1:20, 2 Nephi 4:4, Jarom 1:9, Mosiah 2:31, Alma 9:13, 36:1, 36:30, 37:13, 38:1) This promise is still in force in our day. He came down by the borders near the shore of the Red Sea. Mountains of arms and ammunitions will not guarantee safety, for enemies can also build fortifications and missiles and bomb shelters. Gen. 12:7 (7â8); 26:25; Ex. It is a striking coincidence that Conder saw in the name Leimun, as he renders it (the vowels must be supplied by guesswork), a possible corruption of the name Lemuel, thus bringing these two names, so closely associated in the Book of Mormon, into the most intimate relationship, and that in the one instance in which the name of Laman appears." 1, p. 25-26). 2:2-4 - Lehi, into the wild [T]he Lord commanded my father, even in a dream, that he should take his family and depart into the wilderness. The second son of Lehi, probably named after Lemuel mentioned in Prov. 19 And it came to pass that the Lord spake unto me, saying: Blessed art thou, Nephi, because of thy afaith, for thou hast sought me diligently, with lowliness of heart. (Alma 4:20, see also Alma 13:1-19). The specific blessing the Lord promised with respect to this practice is found in Ex 20:24, I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee. The 'murmuring' so often mentioned in the Book of Mormon is kindred to the feelings we may sometimes have when we do not really question God's existence but rather his fair play, and we wrongly begin to make demands of him. 4 And it came to pass that he departed into the wilderness. 2: 1 Nephi 1–7 John W. Welch Notes The book of 1 Nephi is quite an amazing book. 5:5 (5, 22); 7:13; Moses 7:17 (17â18). He must have held the Melchizedek priesthood. It’s not a new 23.). 2:17. v.3 "And it came to pass that he was obedient unto the word of the Lord, wherefore he did as the Lord commanded him." 2 Nephi 31–33. Often murmuring is an outward evidence of disobedience." Nephi's record was written nearly 30 years after the actual events contained therein took place (see 2 Nephi 5:28-33).He further emphasized that upon "these plates" he recorded "the things of [his] soul" (2 Nephi 4:15) and did not "write anything upon plates save it be that [he thought] it be sacred" (1 Nephi 19:6) and "of worth unto the children of men" (1 Nephi 6:6). 1 Nephi 2 Nephi Jacob Enos Jarom Omni Words of Mormon Mosiah Alma Helaman 3 Nephi 4 Nephi Mormon Ether Moroni What I’ve Learned 365 Questions (2019) Lessons by Type of Content (2018) Missionary Experiences Their basic problem was one of survival; security was an obsession with them...the Nephites had by all human standards ample cause for alarm. . "Lehi, a Book of Mormon prophet, has a vision of the destruction of Jerusalem. He had a clearer view of where his family was headed, and he was able to commit to follow the Lord.   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. Note that the Lord gave him the commandment to take his family out of Jerusalem (thereby preserving them) after Lehi had been faithful in preaching the word. The name is Egyptian. Read this week's KnoWhy connected … Houses in villages are built of durable material; . Chapter Summary: " Lehi takes his family into the wilderness by the Red Sea—They leave their property—Lehi offers a sacrifice to the Lord and teaches his sons to keep the commandments—Laman and Lemuel murmur against their father—Nephi is obedient and prays in faith; the Lord speaks to him, and he is chosen to rule over his brethren.