Small Plates : Episode 6: 1 Nephi 1:23-32 RAV, 1:20c-2:5 OPV

Nephi tells us of his father, Lehi giving up their family’s worldly goods traveling into the wilderness, taking only the things they will truly need.

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1:23 [1:20c] But behold, I, Nephi, will show unto you that the tender mercies of YHVH(1) are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance.

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1:24 [2:1a] ¶ For behold, it came to pass that YHVH (1) spake unto my father, yea, even in a dream, and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Lehi, because of the things which thou hast done;

1:25 [2:1b] And because thou hast been faithful and declared unto this people the things which I commanded thee, behold, they seek to take away thy life.

1:26 [2:2] ¶ And it came to pass that YHVH (1) gave unto to my father teshuvah, even in a dream, that he should take his family and depart into the wilderness.

1:27 [2:3] And it came to pass that he was obedient unto the word of YHVH (1); wherefore, he did as YHVH commanded him.

1:28 [2:4a] ¶ And it came to pass that he departed into the wilderness.

1:29 [2:4b] And he left

  • his house,
  • and the land of his inheritance,
  • and his gold,
  • and his silver,
  • and his precious things,

and took nothing with him, save it were

  • his family,
  • and provisions,
  • and tents;

and he departed into the wilderness;

1:30 [2:5a] And he came down by the borders near the shore of the Red Sea;

1:31 [2:5b] And he traveled in the wilderness in the borders which were nearer the Red Sea;

1:32 [2:5c] And he did travel in the wilderness with his family, which consisted of my mother Sariah, and my elder brothers, who were Laman, Lemuel, and Sam.

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This text has been edited from the original to change Greek or English terms to the Hebrew. 

RAV is the Book of Mormon version more commonly used by Community of Christ and their offshoots, [OPV] is the version more commonly used by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and their offshoots. Neither version was available in the original denomination. 

(1) YHVH: also known as the Tetragrammaton, translated as Yahweh, Jehovah, Yehovah, or LORD.Music: “Impact Moderato” by Kevin MacLeod

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Small Plates : Episode 6: 1 Nephi 1:23-32 RAV, 1:20c-2:5 OPV

5 thoughts on “Small Plates : Episode 6: 1 Nephi 1:23-32 RAV, 1:20c-2:5 OPV

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