“Their Terrible Ones Shall Be As Chaff That Passeth Away”

Bryan Richards

Nephi explains that the phrase, their terrible ones, can refer to the mighty and proud of his people who were destroyed in the great and last battle of the Nephites. It also refers to those of the Nephites and Lamanites who had dwindled in unbelief (v. 17). Interestingly, he again gives us great insight into a less well understood verse of Isaiah, Isa 29:5.