Nephi’s Vision

Nephi’s Meeting With the Spirit of the Lord

1 Nephi 11:1
Nephi is spiritually taken to the top of a mountain.
1 Nephi 11:2–3
He meets the Spirit of God, who asks him what he wants—Nephi says he wants to see what his father saw.
1 Nephi 11:4–5
The Spirit asks Nephi if he believes his father’s words. Nephi does.
1 Nephi 11:6–7
The Spirit praises God and commends Nephi for his faith.
1 Nephi 11:8–9
Nephi sees the tree that Lehi saw.
1 Nephi 11:10–11
Nephi asks to know what the tree represents.
1 Nephi 11:12
The Spirit suddenly disappears.

The Angel Who Shows Jesus’ Future Advent

1 Nephi 11:13–15
All of a sudden, Nephi sees the city of Jerusalem and a beautiful young woman; an angel appears to guide Nephi.
1 Nephi 11:16–17
The angel asks Nephi about what he understands about the Messianic prophesies; Nephi confesses his lack of knowledge and understanding.
1 Nephi 11:18
The angel explains that the young woman is the mother of the Son of God.
1 Nephi 11:19–21
Nephi sees the infant Jesus.
1 Nephi 11:21–23
The angel explains that the tree in Lehi’s vision represents Jesus, the embodiment of the love of God.
1 Nephi 11:24–25
Nephi sees the life of Jesus; the iron rod, the fountain, and the tree are all representations of Christ and his gospel.
1 Nephi 11:26–27
Nephi sees Jesus’ baptism.
1 Nephi 11:28
Nephi sees Jesus teaching his people, and his rejection.
1 Nephi 11:29
Nephi sees the twelve apostles.
1 Nephi 11:30–31
Nephi sees the miracles and healing of Christ.
1 Nephi 11:32–33
Nephi sees Jesus’ execution on the cross.
1 Nephi 11:34–36
Nephi sees the demise of the large building of Lehi’s vision; it represents the ultimate failure of those who oppose the Lord.

Jesus’ Visit to the Promised Land

1 Nephi 12:1
Nephi sees his posterity in the promised land.
1 Nephi 12:2–3
Nephi sees many wars over the course of many years.
1 Nephi 12:4–5
Nephi sees terrible natural disasters and destruction in the promised land associated with the death of Christ; many die, some survive.
1 Nephi 12:6
Nephi sees Jesus appearing to the survivors.
1 Nephi 12:7–10
Nephi sees twelve apostles called.
1 Nephi 12:11–12
Nephi sees the positive effect that Jesus’ visit has on his civilization.

The Decline of Nephi’s Posterity

1 Nephi 12:13–15
Nephi then sees his posterity coming to war against each other again.
1 Nephi 12:16–18
The angel compares the people’s pride and vanity to the large building of Lehi’s dream.
1 Nephi 12:19–21
Nephi sees that his brothers’ posterity eliminate his own.
1 Nephi 12:22–23
Nephi sees that the remaining people become corrupt and godless.

The Great Apostasy

1 Nephi 13:1–3
Nephi then sees many nations and kingdoms of gentile nations.
1 Nephi 13:4–6
Nephi sees the formation of a great and abominable church.
1 Nephi 13:7–9
Nephi sees that riches and lucre are the cause of corruption.

Gentile Colonization of the Promised Land

1 Nephi 13:10–11
Nephi sees the waters separating the Gentiles from his brothers’ progeny, with whom God is angry.
1 Nephi 13:12–13
Nephi sees a certain man, along with other Gentiles, who cross the waters and discover those of Nephi’s brothers’ descendants who are in the promised land.
1 Nephi 13:14–15
Nephi sees the colonization of the promised land by Gentiles.
1 Nephi 13:16–19
Nephi sees that the Gentiles are blessed with divine providence.

The Influence of the Bible on the Gentiles

1 Nephi 13:20–22
Nephi sees an unidentified book among the Gentiles.
1 Nephi 13:23
The angel explains that the book he sees is the record of the Jews.
1 Nephi 13:24–27
The angel says that that book contained God’s word, but had been corrupted and altered by evil men.
1 Nephi 13:28–29
The angel continues telling Nephi about corruptions in the book and how it caused trouble for many people.

The Restoration of the Gospel

1 Nephi 13:30–32
The angel says that God does not want his people to be in a corrupt state.
1 Nephi 13:33–34
God promises to bring back all that was taken out or lost from his gospel.
1 Nephi 13:35–37
Jesus Christ explains that Nephi’s civilization will compile a record containing God’s word, which will be unearthed at a future time, thus restoring those things which were lost.

Additional Scripture

1 Nephi 13:38–39
Nephi sees other holy books coming forth as well; the books validate, vindicate, and support one another.
1 Nephi 13:40–41
The angel explains further how these records have vital role in confirming the first record.
1 Nephi 13:42 – 14:1–4
Nephi sees that the Gentiles eventually accept Christ, and become part of the covenant people, who up till then has consisted exclusively of Jews.
1 Nephi 14:5–7
The angel speaks of God’s mercy and a continued chance to repent.

The Judgment of the Wicked

1 Nephi 14:8
The angel reminds Nephi of God’s previous covenants with Israel.
1 Nephi 14:9–10
The angel emphasized the consequences of affiliation with the great and abominable church.
1 Nephi 14:11–12
Nephi sees God’s church, few in numbers, in contrast with the monstrous influence of evil in the world.
1 Nephi 14:13–15
Nephi sees God’s anger towards the wicked.
1 Nephi 14:16–17
Nephi foresees a great battle against the wicked.

John the Revelator’s Ministry

1 Nephi 14:18–23
Nephi sees John, one of Jesus’ Apostles.
1 Nephi 14:24–27
Nephi sees John writing the Apocalypse.
1 Nephi 14:28–30
Nephi is not allowed to write anything more of the things he saw or heard, and concludes the account of his vision.