Book of Mormon

First Nephi

01 Nephi begins the record of his people-Lehi sees in vision a pillar of fire and reads from a book of prophecy-He praises God 02 Lehi takes his family into the wilderness by the Red Sea-They leave their property-Lehi offers a sacrifice to the Lord and teaches 03 Lehi's sons return to Jerusalem to obtain the plates of brass-Laban refuses to give the plates up-Nephi exhorts and 04 Nephi slays Laban at the Lord's command and then secures the plates of brass by stratagem-Zoram chooses to join Lehi's family 05 Sariah complains against Lehi-Both rejoice over the return of their sons-They offer sacrifices-The plates of brass contain 06 Nephi writes of the things of God-Nephi's purpose is to persuade men to come unto the God of Abraham and be saved. 07 Lehi's sons return to Jerusalem and invite Ishmael and his household to join them in their journey-Laman and others 08 Lehi sees a vision of the tree of life-He partakes of its fruit and desires his family to do likewise-He sees a rod of iron, a 09 Nephi makes two sets of records-Each is called the plates of Nephi-The larger plates contain a secular history; the smaller ones 10 Lehi predicts that the Jews will be taken captive by the Babylonians-He tells of the coming among the Jews of a Messiah 11 Nephi sees the Spirit of the Lord and is shown in vision the tree of life-He sees the mother of the Son of God and learns of the 12 Nephi sees in vision the land of promise; the righteousness, iniquity, and downfall of its inhabitants; the coming of the 13 Nephi sees in vision the church of the devil set up among the Gentiles, the discovery and colonizing of America, the loss of 14 An angel tells Nephi of the blessings and cursings to fall upon the Gentiles-There are only two churches: the Church of the 15 Lehi's seed are to receive the gospel from the Gentiles in the latter days-The gathering of Israel is likened unto an olive tree 16 The wicked take the truth to be hard-Lehi's sons marry the daughters of Ishmael-The Liahona guides their course in the 17 Nephi is commanded to build a ship-His brethren oppose him-He exhorts them by recounting the history of God's dealings with 18 The ship is finished-The births of Jacob and Joseph are mentioned-The company embarks for the promised land-The sons 19 Nephi makes plates of ore and records the history of his people-The God of Israel will come six hundred years from the 20 The Lord reveals his purposes to Israel-Israel has been chosen in the furnace of affliction and is to go forth from Babylon 21 The Messiah will be a light to the Gentiles and will free the prisoners-Israel will be gathered with power in the last 22 Israel will be scattered upon all the face of the earth-The Gentiles will nurse and nourish Israel with the gospel in the last