“The Spirit Hath Constrained Me”

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Nephi felt “constrained” by the Spirit to record his prophecies of the last days. Constrained means being compelled or doing something out of necessity. There are other examples of being constrained by the Spirit (see 1 Nephi 4:10; Alma 14:11; 4 Nephi 1:48; D&C 63:64).

Book of Mormon Student Manual (2009 Edition)