(15:1-31) Abinadi continues his speech. He's done quoting Isaiah, and now he's getting to the
important bit about Jesus and God the Father, who are the same guy as it turns out.
(15:1) "And now Abinadi said unto them: I would that ye should understand that God himself shall come down
among the children of men, and shall redeem his people."
(15:2-4) Jesus is both the Father and the Son!
(15:2) "He shall be ... the Father and the Son."
(15:3) "Thus becoming the Father and Son."
(15:4) "And they are one God, yea, the very Eternal Father of heaven and of earth."
|15:1 And now Abinadi said unto them: I would that ye should understand that God himself shall come down among
the children of men, and shall redeem his people.
|15:2 And because he dwelleth in flesh he shall be called the Son of God, and having
subjected the flesh to the will of the Father, being the Father and the Son --
|15:3 The Father, because he was conceived by the power of God;
and the Son, because of
the flesh; thus becoming the Father and Son --
|15:4 And they are one God, yea, the very Eternal Father of heaven and of earth.
|15:5 And thus the flesh becoming subject to the Spirit, or the Son to the Father, being one God, suffereth
temptation, and yieldeth not to the temptation, but suffereth himself to be mocked, and scourged, and cast out, and
disowned by his people.
|15:6 And after all this, after working many mighty miracles among the children of men, he shall be led,
yea, even as Isaiah said, as a sheep before the shearer is dumb, so he opened not his mouth. ||
|15:7 Yea, even so he shall be led, crucified, and slain, the flesh becoming subject even unto death, the will
of the Son being swallowed up in the will of the Father. ||
|15:8 And thus God breaketh the bands of death, having gained the victory over death; giving the Son power to
make intercession for the children of men -- ||
|15:9 Having ascended into heaven, having the bowels of mercy; being filled with compassion towards the
children of men; standing betwixt them and justice; having broken the bands of death, taken upon himself their
iniquity and their transgressions, having redeemed them, and satisfied the demands of justice. ||
|15:10 And now I say unto you, who shall declare his generation? Behold, I say unto you, that when his
soul has been made an offering for sin he shall see his seed. And now what say ye?
And who shall be his seed? ||
(15:10-13) The seed of Jesus
(15:10) "He shall see his seed ... And who shall be his seed?"
|15:11 Behold I say unto you, that whosoever has heard the words of the prophets, yea, all the holy prophets
who have prophesied concerning the coming of the Lord -- I say unto you, that all those who have hearkened unto their
words, and believed that the Lord would redeem his people, and have looked forward to that day for a remission of their
sins, I say unto you, that these are his seed, or they are heirs of the kingdom of God. ||
(15:11) "These are his seed."
(15:12) "Are they not his seed?"
(15:13) "They are his seed."
(15:14) ... him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that
bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
-- Isaiah 52:7
(15:15-18) Beautiful feet
(15:15) "And O how beautiful upon the mountains were their feet!"
(15:16) "And again, how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet!"
(15:17) "And again, how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet!"
(15:18) "And behold, I say unto you, this is not all. For O how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet."
|15:12 For these are they whose sins he has borne; these are they for whom he has died, to redeem them from
their transgressions. And now, are they not his seed?
|15:13 Yea, and are not the prophets, every one that has opened his mouth to prophesy, that has not fallen
into transgression, I mean all the holy prophets ever since the world began? I say unto you that they are his seed.
|15:14 And these are they who have published peace, who have brought good tidings of good, who have published
salvation; and said unto Zion: Thy God reigneth!
|15:15 And O how beautiful upon the mountains were their feet!
|15:16 And again, how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those that are still publishing peace!
|15:17 And again, how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those who shall hereafter publish peace,
yea, from this time henceforth and forever!
|15:18 And behold, I say unto you, this is not all. For O how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet
him that bringeth good tidings, that is the founder of peace, yea, even the Lord, who has redeemed his people; yea,
him who has granted salvation unto his people;
|15:19 For were it not for the redemption which he hath made for his people, which was prepared from the
foundation of the world, I say unto you, were it not for this, all mankind must have perished.
|15:20 But behold, the bands of death shall be broken, and the Son reigneth, and hath power over the dead;
therefore, he bringeth to pass the resurrection of the dead. ||
|15:21 And there cometh a resurrection, even a first resurrection; yea, even a resurrection of those that
have been, and who are, and who shall be, even until the resurrection of Christ -- for so shall he be called. ||
|15:22 And now, the resurrection of all the prophets, and all those that have believed in their words, or
all those that have kept the commandments of God, shall come forth in the first resurrection; therefore, they are the
first resurrection. ||
|15:23 They are raised to dwell with God who has redeemed them; thus they have eternal life through Christ,
who has broken the bands of death. ||
|15:24 And these are those who have part in the first resurrection; and these are they that have died before
Christ came, in their ignorance, not having salvation declared unto them. And thus the Lord bringeth about the
restoration of these; and they have a part in the first resurrection, or have eternal life, being redeemed by the
|15:25 And little children also have eternal life. ||
|15:26 But behold, and fear, and tremble before God, for ye ought to tremble; for the Lord redeemeth none
such that rebel against him and die in their sins; yea, even all those that have perished in their sins ever since
the world began, that have wilfully rebelled against God, that have known the commandments of God, and would not keep
them; these are they that have no part in the first resurrection. ||
|15:27 Therefore ought ye not to tremble? For salvation cometh to none such; for the Lord hath redeemed
none such; yea, neither can the Lord redeem such; for he cannot deny himself; for he cannot deny justice when it has
its claim. ||
(15:28) every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people -- Revelation 14:6
(15:29) Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice
together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion.
-- Isaiah 52:8
(15:30) Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of
Jerusalem: for the Lord hath comforted his people, he
hath redeemed Jerusalem. -- Isaiah 52:9
(15:31) The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the
nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the
salvation of our God. -- Isaiah 52:10
|15:28 And now I say unto you that the time shall come that the salvation of the Lord shall be declared to
every nation, kindred, tongue, and people.
|15:29 Yea, Lord, thy watchmen shall lift up their voice;
with the voice together shall they sing; for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion.
|15:30 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem; for the Lord hath comforted his
people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.
|15:31 The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the
nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.