Mormon Abridges the Nephite Records

Mormon’s Notes About The Fulfillment of Prophecy

3 Nephi 10:14

As Mormon writes of the terrible storm that preceded Christ’s arrival (which was prophesied of by Samuel), he implores the reader to search the scriptures, and be aware of the prophesies therein, because they will also be fulfilled.

And now, whoso readeth, let him understand; he that hath the scriptures, let him search them, and see and behold if all these deaths and destructions by fire, and by smoke, and by tempests, and by whirlwinds, and by the opening of the earth to receive them, and all these things are not unto the fulfilling of the prophecies of many of the holy prophets.

3 Nephi 10:15

The prophesies and testimonies in the scriptures cost the lives of many people.

Behold, I say unto you, Yea, many have testified of these things at the coming of Christ, and were slain because they testified of these things.

3 Nephi 10:16

Zenos and Zenock were among those who prophesied and testified.

Yea, the prophet Zenos did testify of these things, and also Zenock spake concerning these things, because they testified particularly concerning us, who are the remnant of their seed.

3 Nephi 10:17

Jacob (Nephi’s brother) wrote about the seed of Joseph, spoken of in the brass plates.

Behold, our father Jacob also testified concerning a remnant of the seed of Joseph. And behold, are not we a remnant of the seed of Joseph? And these things which testify of us, are they not written upon the plates of brass which our father Lehi brought out of J erusalem?

3 Nephi 10:18–19

Mormon prepares the reader for the glorious blessing among the people of having Jesus Christ show himself to them.

And it came to pass that in the ending of the thirty and fourth year, behold, I will show unto you that the people of Nephi who were spared, and also those who had been called Lamanites, who had been spared, did have great favors shown unto them, and great blessings poured out upon their heads, insomuch that soon after the ascension of Christ into heaven he did truly manifest himself unto them— Showing his body unto them, and ministering unto them; and an account of his ministry shall be given hereafter. Therefore for this time I make an end of my sayings.