22:1 And now it came to pass that after I, Nephi, had read these things which were
engraven upon the plates of brass, my brethren came unto me and said unto me: What meaneth these things which ye have
read? Behold, are they to be understood according to things which are spiritual, which shall come to pass according to
the spirit and not the flesh?
22:2 And I, Nephi, said unto them: Behold they were manifest unto the prophet by the voice of the Spirit;
for by the Spirit are all things made known unto the prophets, which shall come upon the children of men according to the
22:3 Wherefore, the things of which I have read are things pertaining to things both temporal and
spiritual; for it appears that the house of Israel, sooner or later, will be scattered upon all the face of the earth,
and also among all nations.
22:4 And behold, there are many who are already lost from the knowledge of those who are at Jerusalem.
Yea, the more part of all the tribes have been led away; and they are scattered to and fro upon the isles of the sea;
and whither they are none of us knoweth, save that we know that they have been led away.
22:5 And since they have been led away, these things have been prophesied concerning them, and also
concerning all those who shall hereafter be scattered and be confounded, because of the Holy One of Israel; for against
him will they harden their hearts; wherefore, they shall be scattered among all nations and shall be hated of all
22:6 Nevertheless, after they shall be nursed by the Gentiles, and the Lord has lifted up his hand upon
the Gentiles and set them up for a standard, and their children have been carried in their arms, and their daughters
have been carried upon their shoulders, behold these things of which are spoken are temporal; for thus are the covenants
of the Lord with our fathers; and it meaneth us in the days to come, and also all our brethren who are of the house of
22:7 And it meaneth that the time cometh that after all the house of Israel have been scattered and
confounded, that the Lord God will raise up a mighty nation among the Gentiles, yea, even upon the face of this land;
and by them shall our seed be scattered.
22:8 And after our seed is scattered the Lord God will proceed to do a marvelous work among the Gentiles,
which shall be of great worth unto our seed; wherefore, it is likened unto their being nourished by the Gentiles and
being carried in their arms and upon their shoulders.
22:9 And it shall also be of worth unto the Gentiles; and not only unto the Gentiles but unto all the
house of Israel, unto the making known of the covenants of the Father of heaven unto Abraham, saying: In thy seed shall
all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.
22:10 And I would, my brethren, that ye should know that all the kindreds of the earth cannot be blessed
unless he shall make bare his arm in the eyes of the nations.
22:11 Wherefore, the Lord God will proceed to make bare his arm in the eyes of all the nations, in
bringing about his covenants and his gospel unto those who are of the house of Israel.
(22:13) The members of "the great and abominable church" (the whore of all the earth) will kill each other and
get drunk on their own blood.
"The blood of that great and abominable church, which is the whore of all the earth, shall turn upon their own heads;
for they shall war among themselves, and the sword of their own hands shall fall upon their own heads,
and they shall be drunken with their own blood."
(22:14) All those that fight again Zion (Mormonism), like "that great whore, that great and abominable church"
will be destroyed.
"All that fight against Zion shall be destroyed, and that great whore, who hath perverted the right ways of the Lord,
yea, that great and abominable church, shall tumble to the dust and great shall be the fall of it."
(22:14) ...pervert the right ways of the Lord... -- Acts 13:10
(22:15) For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do
wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up. -- Mal.4:1
(22:15) How could Nephi, supposedly writing this around 590 BCE, quote words from the book of
Malachi, which was not yet written?
(22:16-17) The day is soon coming when God's wrath will be poured out and all proud,
wicked people will be burned.
"For the time soon cometh that the fulness of the wrath of God shall be poured out upon all the children of men ... the fulness of his wrath must come ... even unto the destruction of their enemies by fire."
(22:17) ...but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.-- 1 Cor.3:15
(21:18a) "These things must shortly come."
(22:18b) ...blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke -- Acts 2:19
(22:19) They who fight again Zion (Mormonism) will be cut off.
(22:20) You must do whatever the prophet (Jesus or Joseph Smith?) says. Those who don't will be cut off.
(22:20) A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all
things whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass, that
every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.
-- Acts 3:22-23
Notice that this verse (which was supposed to have been written around 600 BCE) quotes Peter's paraphrase of
Deuteronomy 18:15, 18-19, rather than the Old Testament verses themselves.
Soon all the churches of the devil (non-Mormon churches) will be destroyed.
(22:25) ...and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. -- Jn.10:16
(22:28) every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people. -- Revelation 14:6
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
22:12 Wherefore, he will bring them again out of captivity, and they shall be gathered together to the
lands of their inheritance; and they shall be brought out of obscurity and out of darkness; and they shall know that the
Lord is their Savior and their Redeemer, the Mighty One of Israel.
22:13And the blood of that great and abominable church, which is the whore of all the earth, shall turn
upon their own heads; for they shall war among themselves, and the sword of their own hands shall fall upon their own
heads, and they shall be drunken with their own blood.
22:14 And every nation which shall war against thee, O house of Israel, shall be turned
one against another, and they shall fall into the pit which they digged to ensnare the people of the Lord.
And all that fight against Zion shall be destroyed, and that great whore, who hath perverted the right ways of the Lord, yea, that great and abominable church,
shall tumble to the dust and great shall be the fall of it.
22:15For behold, saith the prophet, the time cometh
speedily that Satan shall have no more power over
the hearts of the children of men; for the day soon cometh that all the proud and
they who do wickedly shall be as stubble; and the day cometh that they must be burned.
22:16For the time soon comeththat the fulness of the wrath of God shall
be poured out upon all the children of men; for he will not suffer that the wicked shall destroy the righteous.
22:17 Wherefore, he will preserve the righteous by his power, even if it so be that
the fulness of his wrath must come, and the righteous be preserved, even unto the destruction of
their enemies by fire. Wherefore, the
righteous need not fear; for thus saith the prophet, they shall be saved, even if it so be as by fire.
22:18 Behold, my brethren, I say unto you, that these things must shortly
come; yea, even blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke must come; and it must needs be upon the face of this earth; and it
cometh unto men according to the flesh if it so be that they will harden their hearts against the Holy One of Israel.
22:19 For behold, the righteous shall not perish; for the time surely must come that all
they who fight against Zion shall be cut off.
22:20 And the Lord will surely prepare a way for his people, unto the fulfilling of the
words of Moses, which he spake, saying: A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you, like unto me;
him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.And it shall come to passthat all those who will not hear that prophet shall be cut off from among the people.
22:21 And now I, Nephi, declare unto you, that this prophet of whom Moses spake was the Holy One of
Israel; wherefore, he shall execute judgment in righteousness.
22:22 And the righteous need not fear, for they are those who shall not be confounded. But it is the
kingdom of the devil, which shall be built up among the children of men, which kingdom is established among them which
are in the flesh --
22:23For the time speedily shall come that all churches which are built up to get gain, and all those
who are built up to get power over the flesh, and those who are built up to become popular in the eyes of the world,
and those who seek the lusts of the flesh and the things of the world, and to do all manner of iniquity; yea, in fine,
all those who belong to the kingdom of the devil are they who need fear, and tremble, and quake; they are those who must
be brought low in the dust; they are those who must be consumed as stubble; and this is according to the words of the
22:24And the time cometh speedily that the righteous must be led up as calves of the stall, and the Holy
One of Israel must reign in dominion, and might, and power, and great glory.
22:25 And he gathereth his children from the four quarters of the earth; and he numbereth his sheep, and
they know him; and there shall be one fold and one shepherd; and he shall feed his sheep, and in him they shall find
22:26 And because of the righteousness of his people, Satan has no power; wherefore, he cannot be loosed
for the space of many years; for he hath no power over the hearts of the people, for they dwell in righteousness, and the
Holy One of Israel reigneth.
22:27 And now behold, I, Nephi, say unto you that all these things must come according to the flesh.
22:28 But, behold, all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people shall dwell safely in the Holy One of
Israel if it so be that they will repent.
22:29 And now I, Nephi, make an end; for I durst not speak further as yet concerning these things.
22:30 Wherefore, my brethren, I would that ye should consider that the things which have been written
upon the plates of brass are true; and they testify that a man must be obedient to the commandments of God.
22:31 Wherefore, ye need not suppose that I and my father are the only ones that have testified, and
also taught them. Wherefore, if ye shall be obedient to the commandments, and endure to the
end, ye shall be saved at the last day.
And thus it is. Amen.