The Land of Nephi

Settlement of the Nephites

2 Nephi 5:7–10
After days of travel, the Nephites make camp; they call their settlement “Nephi”, and live good lives.
2 Nephi 5:11–13
The community flourishes thanks to divine blessing.
2 Nephi 5:14–15,17
The Nephites become very industrious with regard to civil engineering and defense.
2 Nephi 5:16
Nephi builds a temple similar to that of Solomon’s.
2 Nephi 5:18
Nephi is nominated to become king; he reluctantly accepts.
2 Nephi 5:26–28
Nephi designates his brothers Jacob and Joseph to be the people’s religious leaders.

Religious Teachings

2 Nephi 11:2–3
Nephi explains that he likes Isaiah’s words because of their Christ–centered teachings.
2 Nephi 11:4–7
Nephi emphasizes his devotion to teaching about Jesus Christ.

Jacob’s Ministry

Jacob 1:1–4
Nephi charges Jacob with the record–keeping responsibilities.
Jacob 1:5–8
Jacob works hard to persuade people to believe in Jesus Christ.
Jacob 1:9–11
Nephi gets old, and a system for naming his successors as king is established.
Jacob 1:12
Nephi dies.
Jacob 1:15–16
Under the rule of their second king, the people get prideful and begin practicing polygamy.
Jacob 4:1–18
Jacob writes to future readers of his record.

Sherem the Anti-Christ

Jacob 7:1–3
Some years later, a man named Sherem arrives, and starts teaching unchristian doctrines.
Jacob 7:3–5
Sherem knows that Jacob is a firm believer, and wants to challenge his faith.
Jacob 7:6–7
Sherem approaches Jacob and accuses him of teaching falsehoods about a supposed Christ.
Jacob 7:8–9
Jacob asks Sherem if he denies the Christ; Sherem does.
Jacob 7:10–12
Sherem claims to believe the scriptures; Jacob replies that Sherem must not understand the scriptures, because they teach of Christ.
Jacob 7:13
Sherem asks for a sign from heaven.
Jacob 7:14
Jacob rebukes him for sign–seeking, but prays for the Lord’s will to be done.
Jacob 7:15–16
Sherem suddenly falls to the ground, apparently paralyzed by God’s power—he tells everyone to gather the next day to hear what he has to say.
Jacob 7:17–19
The next day, a crowd of people gather to hear the incapacitated Sherem; he confesses he was lying and was wrong to deny the Christ.
Jacob 7:20–21
Upon his confession, Sherem drops dead—the crowd is shocked.
Jacob 7:22–23
Jacob is pleased with the subsequent belief and faith of the people.

Nephite Civilization Progress

Jacob 7:24
The Nephites attempt a variety of missionary efforts towards the Lamanites, but without success.
Jacob 7:25
The Nephites fortify their military defense.
Jacob 7:26
An aging Jacob summarizes his life in his record.

Enos’ Early Ministry

Jacob 7:27
Jacob, nearing his death bed, passes the records on to his son Enos, and bids a final farewell.
Enos 1–2
Enos tells of a spiritual experience:
Enos 3
Enos was out hunting one day, when Jacob’s teachings came to mind.
Enos 4
Enos began to pray for his soul; he prayed all day and all night.
Enos 5–6
Enos heard a voice telling him his sins are forgiven; Enos’s guilt disappeared.
Enos 7–8
The voice explained that forgiveness is only possible because of Jesus Christ.
Enos 9
Enos continued to pray for the Nephites.
Enos 10
The Nephites were promised blessings.
Enos 11
Enos, with firmer faith, prayed for the Lamanites.
Enos 12
The Lamanites were also promised blessings.
Enos 13–14
Enos wanted his people’s record to be preserved even in case of annihilation.
Enos 15–16
God grants according to faith.
Enos 17–18
Enos was put at ease.

Enos’ Prophecies and Continued Ministry

Enos 19
Enos teaches and testifies to the citizens of the land of Nephi.
Enos 20
Vain attempts are again made to proselytize to the Lamanites, who were becoming increasingly unruly.
Enos 21–22
The Nephite civilization advances and expands.
Enos 23–24
Wars between the Nephites and Lamanites keep the Nephites humble.
Enos 25–26
Enos gets old, yet continues teaching his people diligently.
Enos 27
Enos looks forward to his imminent death, knowing he will soon be meeting Jesus.

Jarom’s Ministry

Jarom 1–2
Jarom, Enos’ son, gets the records, but doesn’t feel he can add much to the powerful writings of his predecessors.
Jarom 3–4
Some Nephites become corrupt, while some remain faithful.
Jarom 5–6
The population grows, and laws keep order and peace.
Jarom 7
The Lamanites execute several attacks and invasions, but the Nephites fend them off.
Jarom 8–9
Nephite prosperity and technological progress give them a military advantage over the Lamanites.
Jarom 10–13
Prophets warn the people to keep the commandments and believe in Christ or else they would not be protected from their enemies.
Jarom 14
Jarom records more information on the historical plates.
Jarom 15
Jarom passes the records on to his son Omni.

The Ministries of Omni, Amaron, Chemish, and Abinadom

Omni 1–2
Omni participates in many battles with Lamanites to protect his people.
Omni 2
Omni admits to being a wicked man.
Omni 3
Amid an era of war, Omni gives the records to his son Amaron.
Omni 4–7
Amaron reports that many unfaithful Nephites were exterminated in a war, but the righteous ones were saved.
Omni 8
Amaron confers the records to his brother Chemish.
Omni 9
Chemish explains how his brother Amaron had waited till the last day to make his entry in the plates.
Omni 10–11
Abinadom, Chemish’s son, becomes the new record keeper, reports more wars with the Lamanites, and notes that the Nephites are no longer receiving revelation.
Omni 12–13
A Nephite named Mosiah is commanded to leave the land of Nephi; he gathers all who will believe him, and they escape into the wilderness; Abinadom is among those who follow.
Mosiah 9:4–5
There is no recorded account of what happened to the Nephites who stayed in the land of Nephi. Years later, when Zeniff comes to find those left behind, he discovers that the land is occupied by Lamanites, who had presumably invaded and exterminated the Nephites.