“And Nephi Did Cry Unto the People”

Brant Gardner

As the time of the Savior’s death and resurrection near, Nephi cries for the people. He did this thirty two years before (3 Nephi 1:11) and was answered by the miraculous sign of the birth of the Messiah, and event that ushered in a restoration of faith. Nephi prays again, and likely again expects a miracle that will restore his people’s faith in God.

Variant: In the Printer’s manuscript and the 1830 edition, this verse began: “And it came to pass that…” This introductory phrase was removed in the corrected Printer’s manuscript and all editions since 1837. (Book of Mormon Critical Text. FARMS 1987, 3:1019).

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