“A Fierce Storm at Sea”

Monte S. Nyman

The memories of Laman and Lemuel were short and they again led certain members of the family to revolt against Nephi and their father (vv. 8–9). Elder Neal A. Maxwell commented on their rude behavior on the ship: “Their periodic violence indicated their resentments weren’t merely abstract, intellectual differences” (CR, Oct. 1999, 6–7). Nephi quickly recognizes why the compass failed to work and why the great storm had arisen (vv. 12–13). However, the rebellious brothers did not recognize the Lord’s hand in these dilemmas.

Book of Mormon Commentary: I Nephi Wrote This Record