2 Nephi 33
I, Nephi, have written what I have written
Nephi has written what he has written-- He thinks it's of great value--Whoever is angry with Nephi's words is controlled by the
devil--If you believe in Christ, you'll believe Nephi's words--If you don't believe Nephi's words, God will send you to hell on the last day.
|33:1 And now I, Nephi, cannot write all the things which were taught among my people;
neither am I mighty in writing, like unto speaking; for when a man speaketh by the power of the Holy Ghost the power
of the Holy Ghost carrieth it unto the hearts of the children of men. ||
|33:2 But behold, there are many that harden their hearts against the Holy Spirit, that
it hath no place in them; wherefore, they cast many things away which are written and esteem them as things of
|33:3 But I, Nephi, have written what I have written, and I esteem it as of great
worth, and especially unto my people. For I pray continually for them by day, and mine eyes water my pillow by
night, because of them; and I cry unto my God in faith, and I know that he will hear my cry. ||
I, Nephi, have written what I have written, and I esteem it as of great worth.
Nephi has written what he's written and he thinks it's of great worth.
|33:4 And I know that the Lord God will consecrate my prayers for the gain of my people.
And the words which I have written in weakness will be made strong unto them; for it persuadeth them to do good; it
maketh known unto them of their fathers; and it speaketh of Jesus, and persuadeth them to believe in him, and to endure
to the end, which is life eternal.
|33:5 And it speaketh harshly against sin, according to the plainness of the truth;
wherefore, no man will be angry at the words which I have written save he shall be of the spirit of the
No man will be angry at the words which I have written save he shall be of the spirit of the devil.
And you'll agree with him about that, unless you're controlled by the devil.
|33:6 I glory in plainness; I glory in truth; I glory in my Jesus, for he hath redeemed
my soul from hell.
|33:7 I have charity for my people, and great faith in Christ that I shall meet many souls
spotless at his judgment-seat. ||
|33:8 I have charity for the Jew -- I say Jew, because I mean them from whence I came. ||
If ye shall believe in Christ ye will believe in these words
If you believe in Christ, you'll believe in Nephi's words, because they are the words of
Christ and Christ gave them to Nephi (550 years before Jesus was born). If you doubt that, here's a simple test: Ask Christ to show you
that Nephi's words are Christ's words. That'll work, guaranteed.
|33:9 I also have charity for the Gentiles. But behold, for none of these can I hope
except they shall be reconciled unto Christ, and enter into the narrow gate, and walk in the strait path which
leads to life, and continue in the path until the end of the day of probation.
|33:10 And now, my beloved brethren, and also Jew, and all ye ends of the earth, hearken
unto these words and believe in Christ; and if ye believe not in these words believe in Christ. And
if ye shall believe
in Christ ye will believe in these words, for they are the words of Christ, and he hath given them unto me; and
they teach all men that they should do good.
|33:11 And if they are not the words of Christ, judge ye -- for Christ will show unto
you, with power and great glory, that they are his words, at the last day; and you and I shall stand face to face
before his bar; and ye shall know that I have been commanded of him to write these things, notwithstanding my
|33:12 And I pray the Father in the name of Christ that many of us, if not all, may be
saved in his kingdom at that great and last day. ||
|33:13 And now, my beloved brethren, all those who are of the house of Israel, and all
ye ends of the earth, I speak unto you as the voice of one crying from the dust: Farewell until that great day shall
|33:14 And you that will not partake of the goodness of God, and respect the words of
the Jews, and also my words, and the words which shall proceed forth out of the mouth of the Lamb of God, behold,
I bid you an everlasting farewell, for these words shall condemn you at the last day.
These words shall condemn you at the last day.
Or it better, anyway. Because if it doesn't, God will condemn you to hell on the last day.
|33:15 For what I seal on earth, shall be brought against you at the judgment bar; for
thus hath the Lord commanded me, and I must obey. Amen. ||
(33:9) Enter ye in at the strait gate ... Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth
unto life. -- Matthew 7:13-14