Lehi’s Prophecies and Counsel to His Family

Prophecies and Promises

2 Nephi 1:4–5
I have seen Jerusalem's destruction in vision, and we have obtained a land of promise.
2 Nephi 1:6–7
This land is consecrated to those who the Lord leads to it.
2 Nephi 1:7
If the inhabitants of this land keep the commandments, it will be a land of liberty unto them; failure to keep the commandments will bring captivity.
2 Nephi 1:8–9
This land has been kept from other nations, as a place of inheritance.
2 Nephi 1:9
Blessing will follow those who keep the commandments.
2 Nephi 1:10
Unbelief and rejection of Christ will lead the judgement of God.
2 Nephi 1:11–12
Other nations will come into the land, take away the inheritances, and initiate violence.

Fatherly Counsel

2 Nephi 1:13–15
Awake and arise, hear the words of a dying parent, who is redeemed of the Lord, and encircled by his love.
2 Nephi 1:16–18
Keep the commandments, and don’t let your hard hearts lead to the cursing of the Lord coming upon you.
2 Nephi 1:19–22
Don’t become cursed; keeping the commandments will lead to prosperity in the land.
2 Nephi 1:23
Put on the armor of righteousness, and arise from the dusty darkness.
2 Nephi 1:24
Don’t rebel against Nephi: he has been an instrument in the hands of God.
2 Nephi 1:25
I fear that Laman and Lemuel will again rebel against Nephi, at their own eternal peril.
2 Nephi 1:26
Nephi’s sharpness has been nothing less than the truth, which you have taken to be so hard.
2 Nephi 1:27
The power of God is with Nephi, and the Spirit gives him commandments.
2 Nephi 1:28–29
Lehi counsels all of his sons and sons-in-law to pay heed to Nephi, that they may all be blessed.
2 Nephi 1:30–32
To Zoram, Lehi gives the blessing of Nephi, and promises that Nephi and Zoram’s posterities may both be secure in this land.

Blessings on Jacob

2 Nephi 2:1–2
Lehi speaks to Jacob, born in the wilderness, and greatly afflicted, yet blessed.
2 Nephi 2:3–4
Jacob’s soul will be blessed, his life spent in the service of God, and is redeemed by God.
2 Nephi 2:4–5
Salvation is free, and no one is justified by any law.
2 Nephi 2:6–7
Redemption comes in and through the Holy Messiah, who graciously answers the ends of the law by offering himself as a sacrifice for sin, so those who have a broken heart and contrite spirit may be redeemed.
2 Nephi 2:8
It is greatly important to proclaim that no one can dwell in the presence of God except through the mercy and grace of the resurrected Messiah.
2 Nephi 2:9
The Messiah intercedes for mankind, and those that believe in him are saved.
2 Nephi 2:10
Because of this intercession, all mankind will be judged according to truth and holiness.
2 Nephi 2:10
The law brings about punishment for the wicked, as opposed to the atonement, which brings about happiness.
2 Nephi 2:11
Opposition in all things is required to being about righteousness, holiness, and goodness, as well as their opposites.
2 Nephi 2:11
Opposites ares required to have life, meaning, and incorruption.
2 Nephi 2:12
Were it not for opposites, nothing would have meaning or reason for being, and God’s wisdom, purposes, power, mercy and justice would all destroyed.
2 Nephi 2:13
Without law, there is no sin, without sin, there is not righteousness or punishment, and without righteousness there is no happiness or misery.
2 Nephi 2:13
If these things don’t exist, then there is no God, no creation, and no people.

The Purpose of Life

2 Nephi 2:14
Speaking not just to Jacob, but now to all his sons, Lehi teaches that God created all things, both things to act and to be acted upon.
2 Nephi 2:15–16
God commissioned man to act for himself, and therefore created necessary opposition.
2 Nephi 2:17
A fallen angel seeks to make others miserably like himself.
2 Nephi 2:18–20
The devil enticed Eve to partake of the forbidden fruit; Adam and Eve were cast out of the garden of Eden and produced humanity.
2 Nephi 2:21
A lengthened time of probation was given to mankind to repent.
2 Nephi 2:21–22
All of mankind, being fallen, must repent; were it not for the fall, everything would forever be in its original state.
2 Nephi 2:23–25
In a pre-fallen state, mankind would have had no children, and would be in an ignorant state of innocence; the fall of man was designed to enable humanity to experience joy.
2 Nephi 2:26
The Messiah will come to redeem mankind from the fall, setting them free to choose their own course, but accountable to God at the last day.
2 Nephi 2:27
Mankind can, through the great Mediator, choose liberty and eternal life, or can choose captivity and death by following the devil.
2 Nephi 2:28–29
Look to the great Mediator and be faithful to him, choosing eternal life instead of eternal death.
2 Nephi 2:30
I say these in my last days, wanting nothing more than the everlasting welfare of your souls.

Words to Joseph

2 Nephi 3:1
Lehi addresses Joseph, who was born in the wilderness.
2 Nephi 3:2
May this land be consecrated as an inheritance to you, Joseph, so long as you keep the commandments.
2 Nephi 3:3–4
May the Lord bless you that your posterity be preserved; we are descendants of Joseph of Egypt.
2 Nephi 3:4–5
Joseph saw our day, and saw a righteous branch from his posterity who would know of the Messiah.
2 Nephi 3:6
Joseph prophesies of a choice seer that would descend from him.
2 Nephi 3:7–13
Joseph said that this choice seer would bring to light ancient covenants, and restore them.
2 Nephi 3:14–15
Joseph prophesied that this seer will be blessed, and will be named after himself, and also bear the name of his father.
2 Nephi 3:16–21
Joseph prophesied that this seer will be as Moses, will have spokesman, and will cry repentance to his descendants.
2 Nephi 3:22–23
Because of this covenant, Joseph, you are blessed, and you posterity will will hearken to these words, and be preserved.
2 Nephi 3:24
A mighty one will be among your descendants, and will work mighty wonders in bringing about a restoration.
2 Nephi 3:25
Listen to your brother Nephi, and you will be blessed.

Concluding Blessings

2 Nephi 4:1-2
Nephi remarks that Lehi’s prophesies concerning the posterity of Joseph are great, and apply to the Lehi’s family.
2 Nephi 4:3–9
Lehi speaks to the households of Laman and Lemuel, counseling them to keep the commandments, and promising that they will obtain mercy.
2 Nephi 4:10–12
Lehi speaks to the sons of Ishmael, his household, and tells Sam that his posterity will be blessed with Nephi’s.