Nephi reported in idiomatic terms that his father, Lehi, saw God sitting upon his throne. (“He thought he saw” means “it seemed to him that …”; compare “methought” in 1 Nephi 8:4 and Alma 36:22.) Others have also envisioned the throne room of Deity (Isaiah 6:1–4; Revelation 4:1–4; D&C 76:20–21). Lehi’s vision included a book. The same happened later to John the Beloved (Revelation 10:9) and to Joseph Smith (Joseph Smith–History 1:30–34). The book from which Lehi was instructed to read contained scenes of the future of God’s people, including judgments to be poured out on Jerusalem.