Behold, it came to pass that I, Nephi, did cry much unto the Lord my God, because of the anger of my brethren. But behold, their anger did increase against me, insomuch that they did seek to take away my life. Yea, they did murmur against me, saying:
“Our younger brother thinks to rule over us; and we have had much trial because of him; wherefore, now let us slay him, that we may not be afflicted more because of his words.
“For behold, we will not have him to be our ruler; for it belongs unto us, who are the elder brethren, to rule over this people.”
Now I do not write upon these plates all the words which they murmured against me. But it sufficeth me to say, that they did seek to take away my life.
And it sufficeth me to say that forty years had passed away, and we had already had wars and contentions with our brethren.