1 Chronicles 5:19 | View whole chapter | See verse in context. Second Nephi, the second subdivision of the Book of Mormon. Lehi has a vision of the tree of life. Nephi quoted extensively from the Book of Isaiah.  Laban tried to kill Laman, accusing him of being a thief. His meaning of the Catholic Church was the church in its original state when it was executing and plundering and hiding its crimes as a government and a church. In Phoenician and Aramaic inscriptions of Egyptian names containing nfr, the nfr element is rendered npy, and the closely related Hebrew language would presumably transcribe the name the same way. Int.  Scriptures indicate organizations and nations during periods of times, but not necessarily throughout the span of history in its entirety. Nephi had strong faith in the word of God ( 1 Ne. The dream and Nephi's interpretation are quoted often by Latter-Day Saints. Once on the mountain, the Lord instructs Nephi to build a ship, and describes how to build a ship and how to make the tools needed. Nephi prays, and the storm stops. While Mormons do not believe such groups had the fullness of the gospel (often meaning priesthood authority of the Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthoods), and neither considering themselves Protestant, they do however believe that such groups had many righteous leaders and members who could be considered saints because they followed the light of Christ and sought to follow Him. The Book of Mormon teaches that the disobedience of Adam and Eve in eating the forbidden fruit was necessary so that they could have children and bring joy to mankind (2 Nephi 2:23-25). The people having loved Nephi exceedingly… were desirous to retain in remembrance his name. Precisely what "The Great and Abominable Church" is, however, remains vague. They depart on the ocean. Angered, Laman and Lemuel bind Nephi. Other scholars of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints propose that the term is a variant of the Arabic and Hebrew words for prophet: Nabi.  In the New Testament, John 12:47,48, Jesus tells us we are to be judged in that last days by the the things He has spoken. Lehi sends his sons back to Jerusalem to retrieve the brass plates, a record similar to the Old Testament, which was kept by Laban, a powerful leader in Jerusalem. Lehi's sons return to Jerusalem once more to retrieve the family of Ishmael, some of whom later become spouses for Lehi's children. This project's goal is to provide open database and text export formats of scriptures in the public domain for use by developers. One of the twelve Nephite disciples chosen by the resurrected Jesus Christ in the Book of Mormon ( 3 Ne.  Nephi called out to them. First, Nephi’s vision mentions elements of stories found in the Bible and acts as a confirming witness that the Bible is true. Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. 2 Nephi 4:16-35 records a beautiful expression of Nephi’s personal hopes, joys, sorrows, and trials. ne'-fis. Nephews, Nephi.Nephilim . Many have referred to these verses as “Nephi’s Psalm” because of the clear similarity to many of the psalms in the Old Testament.  A portion of the passage is given below: And when I desire to rejoice, my heart groaneth because of my sins; nevertheless, I know in whom I have trusted. Nephi and his brothers return and become frustrated after two failed attempts, where Laban tries to steal Lehi's property and murder his sons. However, when Christ was crucified and his apostles and the saints were killed, the proper leadership of his church was lost.  Nephi and his brothers tried three times to get the brass plates from Laban. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account.  Lehi then sent his 4 sons (Laman, Lemuel, Sam and Nephi) back to Jerusalem to get the brass plates. " They then proceed to try to throw Nephi into the depths of the sea; however, Nephi commands them not to. Behold, he hath heard my cry by day, and he hath given me knowledge by visions in the night-time.. He does this by saying, "In the name of the Almighty God, I command you that ye touch me not, for I am filled with the power of God, even unto the consuming of my flesh; and whoso shall lay his hands upon me shall wither even as a dried reed; and he shall be as naught before the power of God, for God shall smite him. As they travel, Nephi's steel bow breaks while hunting.  The second time, Nephi convinced his brothers to try to buy the plates using their abandoned wealth. Definition and meaning:NEPHI ne'-fi. The Lord commands Nephi to make metal plates to chronicle the events of his people, their genealogy, and write the gospel the Lord gives him. The Answer: There is no evidence in the Bible to support this idea that God's children can become demon-possessed. ne'-fi. " Nephi followed through with the command and then dressed himself in Laban's clothing and armor. , Nephi spent eight years in the wilderness, facing many hardships, including the breaking of his bow which made it impossible to obtain food, and Nephi's elder brothers Laman and Lemuel rebelling against him and his father Lehi. Originally seven chapters in length, the book was reformatted in 1879 by Orson Pratt to its current state, twenty-two chapters in length.. The question of dating and terminology leads to the larger question of motive, which strongly suggests that Joseph Smith’s motive for including this passage was to manipulate the reader to believing this was an ancient prophecy. You can cancel anytime during the trial period. Most importantly, Nephi sees the future of his generations and the generations of Laman and Lemuel. The origin of the name Nephi is uncertain, and disputed. He also sees the civilizations of his descendants, the voyages of Columbus, the American Revolutionary War, the scattering of his descendants (the American Indians), the Book of Mormon, its translation by Joseph Smith, the restoration of God's church, continued revelation in the modern era, and the correction of biblical translation errors.  Additionally, his people referred to themselves as "Nephites" – a name that would follow them through the entire 1000-year history given in the Book of Mormon.  Before he got to the house of Laban, he found a drunken man passed out in the street. Its presence, therefore in chapter 29 of 2 Nephi (the only place the word "bible" is mentioned in the Book of Mormon) is regarded as an anachronism by critics of the Book of Mormon.  Laman and Lemuel started to beat their younger brothers severely. The Second Book of Nephi is a continuation of this narrative and immediately follows this book. The brass plates indicate that he is a descendant of Joseph, the son of Jacob. Mark Twain quipped that the Book of Mormon contains passages smouched from the New Testament and no credit given." Now it came to pass that the ninety and first year had passed away, and … In contrast, the Bible specifically declares that Adam’s transgression was a sinful act of rebellion that unleashed the power of sin and death in the human heart and throughout God’s perfect world (Genesis 3:16-19; Romans 5:12; 8:20-21). The course of their travels. According to the Book of Mormon, Nephi was revered by his people.  The four brothers hid in a cave. " The Spirit told him that it is better for "one man to perish than for an entire nation to dwindle and perish in unbelief. They complete the ship, and the Lord commands Lehi to load everyone and all their supplies on the ship.  Laman, Lemuel, and Sam, seeing Nephi disguised as Laban were afraid and turned to flee. , Besides the persecution of the saints, Nephi sees that people who comprise the great and abominable church among the Gentiles would also be involved with taking "away from the gospel of the Lamb many parts which are plain and most precious; and also many covenants of the Lord have they taken away. And they made war with the Hagarites, with Jetur, and Nephi sh, and Nodab. After many days, the voice of the Lord commands Nephi to go up the mountain. Nephi is able to find food for the camp. Nephi begins to see wars and rumors of wars taking place in the future, and also other events. Lehi attempts to share this warning with the people of Jerusalem, but they reject him and try to kill him. : The word "Bible" comes from "Biblea," an original Greek word not used by Hebrew prophets. He sees people flee from Europe to settle in America; that the Bible (a record from the Jews) would travel among the people; that the people settling in America would drive the indigenous people out of the land; that the settlers would overpower Europe; the discovery and translation of the Book of Mormon; and that the apostle John the Revelator would write concerning the final days. "NEPHI" in the KJV Bible. Click the button below to continue. The first major figure in the Book of Mormon, Nephi is regarded by members of the Latter Day Saint Movement as a prophet, political leader, and record keeper. " Latter-day Saints believe that the Bible lost some of its originally intended meaning and doctrine as spoken by the ancient prophets and apostles because of this taking away of plain and precious truths by some Gentile teachers and compilers soon after the death of the apostles, though the Bible remained an important source of truth as attested by Nephi. Using the directions on the ball, they journey southeast along the Red Sea. Nephilim were offspring of strictly fallen men. , A powerful man named Laban was in possession of the Plates of Brass, a record kept by the Jews which contained their laws, customs, history, and lineage. The next step is to enter your payment information. First Nephi, the first subdivision of the Book of Mormon. Chapter 1; And now it came to pass after I, Nephi, had made an end of teaching my brethren, our father Lehi also spake many things unto them and rehearsed unto them how great things the Lord had done for them in bringing them out of the land of Jerusalem. As Nephi prays, the Lord promises that he will be a "ruler and a teacher" over his brothers, so long as he is faithful and they continue to rebel.. Fourth Nephi, the twelfth subdivision of the Book of Mormon. Nephi also mentions having sisters, though he does not mention their names or birth orders. Whereas his people will have the gospel, they will ultimately be destroyed for wickedness; however the children of his brothers will be raised without a knowledge of the gospel, survive to the modern era, and be taught by the gospel and the restored church. However, he is forbidden to write about such things because John the Apostle is to write about them in the Bible. According to the Book of Mormon, the Nephites were an ancient people in the Americas descended from the Jewish prophet Nephi, son of Lehi. Although in the book of First Nephi Jesus is never identified by name, he is identified as the son of God, a great prophet, the messiah, and the savior of the world. Lehi carefully studies the brass plates, and discovers the genealogy of his family. Similarities include its opening with signs of Christ’s birth, its description of a forerunner who baptizes Reference Bible. Second, Nephi’s vision provides essential details that shed light on the nature of the Bible and the process by which it was transmitted over the centuries. Arriving in a place near the sea, they set up a camp and call the area Bountiful. And they made war with the Hagarites, with Jetur, and Nephi sh, and Nodab. 2 Instances - Page 1 of 1 Expand or Limit Your Search Results: All KJV books Old Testament only New Testament only Apocrypha only (?) They would do this by taking the record of the Jews that would go forth "in purity" "by the hand of the twelve apostles of the Lamb" to the Gentiles, and taking away "plain and precious things" from the "book of the Lamb of God.  It is a first-person narrative by a prophet named Nephi, of events that began around 600 BC and recorded on the small plates of Nephi approximately 30 years later. Nephi chastises them for not asking the Lord for the interpretation, and explains the point they were disputing. His brothers Laman and Lemuel rebelled shortly thereafter, and the colony split into two. This eventually led to changes away from true doctrine and the formation of many churches holding different viewpoints. , Finally, in the land of Bountiful, Nephi is commanded by God to build a ship and sail to the "Promised Land" or the Americas. "ball of curious workmanship" (a compass), He quotes Isaiah (Chapters 48 through 54), The Book of Mormon Movie, Vol. This could be looked upon when the council of Nicaea voted on which parts of the Bible were "true doctrine. ", Nephi sees in his vision that the record and testimony of his people in the Book of Mormon is brought forth "unto the Gentiles, by the gift and power of the Lamb. His journeyings in the wilderness, etc. Int. Nephi teaches of the fulfillment of the Abrahamic covenant when scattered Israel will be gathered through believing in Jesus Christ and his divine mission and atonement. They come to the large waters. Not from the line of Seth – just common men. One of the most often quoted Book of Mormon scriptures was penned by Nephi describing his decision to obey his father Lehi's commandment to return to Jerusalem to obtain the Brass Plates: 7 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.. The account in 3 Nephi does indeed have much in common with other gospel accounts, both canonical and non-canonical. Not long after arriving in the Americas, Lehi died, leaving the leadership of their colony in Nephi's hands. See also Disciple; Nephi, Son of Helaman. " He foresees the eventual destruction of the great and abominable church, and the triumph of Christ's reign on earth during the Millennium. Psyche is the equivalent New Testament Greek word from which the English word soul is only translated. Version of the Bible, and the chief instance of alleged plagiarism is the Sermon on the Mount in 3 Nephi 12—14. Standard Bible Encyclopedia NEPHI. Nephilim, in the Hebrew Bible, a group of mysterious beings or people of unusually large size and strength who lived before and after the Flood. The account of their sufferings.  Laman fled back to his brothers, extremely upset. The Book of Mormon contains many linguistic similarities to the King James Bible (KJV). As non-Latter Day Saint scholars view the Book of Mormon as a work of fiction, and do not recognize Nephi as a historical figure, the predominant scholarly view is that the name was selected or coined by Joseph Smith. 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