Colonization of the Promised Land
- 1 Nephi 18:23
- The travelers arrive at the promised land; they set up camp.
- 1 Nephi 18:24
- They begin agricultural activities.
- 1 Nephi 18:25
- They explore, and find all kinds of wildlife.
- 1 Nephi 19:1–2
- Upon the Lord’s command, Nephi makes some plates out of ore, and records the historical account of Lehi’s story.
- 1 Nephi 19:4–5, 2 Nephi 5:29
- These plates contain the secular history of the people; they are to be handed down from one generation to the next.
- 1 Nephi 9:4, 10:1
- These plates also give accounts of kings and warfare.
- 2 Nephi 5:30–33
- Nephi is commanded to make a second set of plates.
- 1 Nephi 9:2–3,5–6
- These plates do not give a full history of his people.
- 1 Nephi 19:3,6–7
- These plates are for recording the religious and spiritual accounts of his people.
- 1 Nephi 1:16–17
- Nephi only gives a partial account of his and his family’s proceedings in his record.
- 1 Nephi 6:1–6
- Nephi intentionally does not to fill these plates with mundane historical information, he instead fills them with spiritually uplifting content.
- 1 Nephi Intro, 1:1–3
- Nephi begins writing in these plates by summarizing his story up to this point—he writes in Judeo–Egyptian language.
- 1 Nephi 19:8–21
- Nephi draws from the contents of the brass plates to draft a prophetic essay about Jesus Christ.
- 1 Nephi 19:22–24
- Nephi teaches things recorded on the brass plates; he wants to persuade everyone to believe in Jesus Christ.
- 1 Nephi 22:1
- Nephi’s brothers do not understand what these things mean.
- 1 Nephi 22:2–31
- Nephi gives them a detailed and lengthy analysis and explanation.
- 2 Nephi 1:1-4
- After Nephi speaks, Lehi takes the floor, and reminds his family about the mercies of the Lord, and about the land of promise.
- 2 Nephi 4:12
- Lehi dies.
- 2 Nephi 4:13–14
- Not long after Lehi’s death, Laman, Lemuel, and some of Ishmael’s sons again get angry at Nephi and his followers for repeating Lehi’s words.
- 2 Nephi 4:15–35
- Nephi writes a psalm expressing his feelings.
- 2 Nephi 5:1–4
- Despite Nephi’s prayers, Laman and Lemuel’s dissenting view only deepen, and they want to kill Nephi.
- 2 Nephi 5:5–6
- The Lord warns Nephi, and instructs him to leave—Nephi warns his followers.
- 2 Nephi 5:7
- Nephi and his followers (Nephites) leave the settlement and the Lamanites (followers of Laman and Lemuel) behind.
- 2 Nephi 5:19–20
- These events were all a fulfillment of prophecy.
- 2 Nephi 5:21–23, Jacob 3:3
- The Lamanites are cursed, and cut off from God’s influence.
- 2 Nephi 5:24–25
- The Lamanite culture becomes characterized by idleness, game hunting, and contempt for the Nephites
- 2 Nephi 5:34; Jacob 1:13–14, Enos 20
- The Lamanites want to kill the Nephites.
- Jacob 7:24, Enos 20
- Despite the missionary efforts of the Nephites, the Lamanites remain a godless civilization.
- Jarom 6
- The Lamanite civilization multiplies and expands its territories.