Escape Out of Jerusalem
Lehites in Jerusalem and Arabia
God warns Lehi in a dream to leave Jerusalem, to escape the death threats against him.
Lehi obeys, leaves Jerusalem with his family, and travels along the Red Sea.
Lehi and his family settle in a place they call the valley of Lemuel; they make camp, build an altar, and worship God.
Lehi’s two oldest sons, Laman and Lemuel, complain, and don’t believe their father’s words.
Lehi, noticing the landscape, counsels his oldest sons, Laman and Lemuel, to stop complaining and trust in God.
Laman and Lemuel are deeply moved by their father’s words, and obey him.
Nephi, having heard what his father said, prays about it.
The truthfulness of Lehi’s words is confirmed in Nephi’s heart.
Nephi shares his experience with his brother Sam, who believes, and to Laman and Lemuel, who do not believe.
Nephi receives a revelation assuring him of the blessings that come from obeying God’s commands; he is told that he is part of a larger plan: a pilgrimage to a promised land.
Nephi then goes into Lehi’s tent.
Lehi tells Nephi of instructions he received from the Lord that Nephi and his brothers need to return to Jerusalem to retrieve their family’s historical and genealogical records: the brass plates, currently being held by a Jerusalem man named Laban.
Nephi accepts the Lord’s instructions as delivered by Lehi.
Lehi’s Prophetic Call
Trip Back to Jerusalem to Retrieve the Plates of Brass