Read this week's KnoWhy connected … 2:17. ), no matter by how much they outnumbered the Nephites, darkly closing in on all sides, no matter how insidiously they spied and intrigued and infiltrated and hatched their diabolical plots and breathed their bloody threats and pushed their formidable preparations for all-out war, they were not the Nephite problem. The second son of Lehi, probably named after Lemuel mentioned in Prov. (2 Nephi 1:4). 'And it came to pass that I, Nephi, being exceedingly young, nevertheless being large in stature, and also having great desires to know of the mysteries of God, wherefore, I did cry unto the Lord; and behold he did visit me, and did soften my heart that I did believe all the words which had been spoken by my father; wherefore, I did not rebel against him like unto my brothers' (1 Nephi 2:16). 2:2-4 - Lehi, into the wild [T]he Lord commanded my father, even in a dream, that he should take his family and depart into the wilderness. I venture the suggestion that 'Sariah' is an abbreviation of 'Sarah-Jah,' and that means 'Princess of the Lord' (Jehovah).... "...Lemuel. 2:3. 2: 1 Nephi 1–7 John W. Welch Notes The book of 1 Nephi is quite an amazing book. 2 And it came to pass that he spake unto me, saying: Behold I have dreamed a a dream , in the which the Lord hath commanded me that thou and thy brethren shall b return to Jerusalem. This great blessing was also given to Jacob, Mormon, and presumably Moroni. 1 Ne 2:1-2 because thou hast been faithful Here, the Lord acknowledges the sacrifice of Lehi in preaching the gospel to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. The Lord warns Nephi to depart into the wilderness. Lehi was a Manassehite, and therefore would not have held the Levitical priesthood. 5:5 (5, 22); 7:13; Moses 7:17 (17–18). 4:38; 10:16. The great authors of the Book of Mormon were all called in their youth. Laman. And he left his house, and the land of his inheritance, and his gold, and his silver, and his precious things, and took nothing with him, save it were his family, and provisions, and tents, and adeparted into the wilderness. Yet Lehi had brooded long and anxiously over the fate of Jerusalem, praying 'with all his heart, in behalf of his people.' It covers a time 1 Nephi 2:1-- I'd never noticed this before, but here we see Lehi being praised by heaven for what he has done.We emulate the faithful obedience of Nephi, but I think we have evidence here of where Nephi learned his "go and do" attitude. 1 Nephi 2:5. (Ye Are My Friends, p. 3 - 4.). Obviously, it is very similar to the Biblical name of Laban but its meaning is unclear. 1 And now, Jacob, I speak unto you: Thou art my a firstborn in the days of my tribulation in the wilderness. (See 1 Nephi 2:11.) 3:1; 19:11; Alma 17:10; D&C 5:16. (Gen. 11:28) Later when the Lord made a covenant with the Patriarch and changed his name from 'Abram' to 'Abraham,' his wife's name was changed from 'Sarai' to 'Sarah.' 2: 1 Nephi 1–7 17 years to start his family. 'It shall be free from bondage' (Ether 2:12). On and on goes our murmuring, and, it is significant that it almost always focuses on our tactical frustrations...Like Laman and Lemuel, we too sometimes fail to understand the dealings of our God in our lives and in our times. . It may seem to carry little meaning. 1 Nephi 2. This law is so important that it is repeated at least 10 times in the Book of Mormon. 1 I, Nephi, having been a born of b goodly c parents, therefore I was d taught somewhat in all the learning of my father; and having seen many e afflictions in the course of my days, nevertheless, having been highly favored of the Lord in all my days; yea, having had a great knowledge of the goodness and the mysteries of God, therefore I make a f record of my proceedings in my days. 1 Nephi Preface 1 Nephi 1 1 Nephi 2 1 Nephi 3 1 Nephi 4 1 Nephi 5 1 Nephi 6 1 Nephi 7 1 Nephi 8 1 Nephi 9 1 Nephi 10 Intro to 1 Nephi 11–14 1 Nephi 11 1 Nephi 12 1 Nephi 13 1 Nephi 14 1 Nephi 15 1 Nephi 16 1 Nephi 17 ), "Knowing who we are surely helps, along with knowing about the 'dealings' of God with His children (1 Nephi 2:12; 17:22)." 23.). (A Time to Choose, p. 42), "Be free of criticism and murmuring. “Arise from dust.” Who lies in the dust? . 11:28; 1 Ne. It’s not a new Beginning in 2 Nephi 31:1, Nephi says that he will now make an end of his prophesying, and he can only write a few select things. Gen. 37:8 (8–11); 1 Ne. Lehi and his family did so, leaving behind all their gold, silver, and precious things and taking only provisions, tents, and themselves. 2:2-4 - Lehi, into the wild [T]he Lord commanded my father, even in a dream, that he should take his … The promise contained in verses 20 and 21 came to Nephi because of his faith, diligence and humility (verse 19). The 'murmuring' so often mentioned in the Book of Mormon is kindred to the feelings we may sometimes have when we do not really question God's existence but rather his fair play, and we wrongly begin to make demands of him. ), "Enduring 'well' means passing the breaking point without breaking, having cause to be bitter-as men measure cause-without being bitter. 16 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, being exceedingly young, nevertheless being large in stature, and also having great desires to know of the amysteries of God, wherefore, I did cry unto the Lord; and behold he did bvisit me, and did csoften my heart that I did dbelieve all the words which had been spoken by my efather; wherefore, I did not frebel against him like unto my brothers. Hugh Nibley records, "that a wealthy citizen of Jerusalem should leave the land of his inheritance at a moment's notice and with no more substantial incitement than a dream may seem at first blush highly improbable, to say the least. 22 And inasmuch as thou shalt keep my commandments, thou shalt be made a aruler and a teacher over thy brethren. (OK, he was a Jew, too, but he didn't act like one.) Their exodus is captured in summary in 1 Nephi 2:1-4. It is a little ambiguous whether Mormon or Nephi 3 wrote the majority of 3 Nephi. And this they said he had done because of the foolish imaginations of his heart. 1 Nephi 1:2 —Language of the Egyptians. IE fount, or source, like the Gulf of Akaba, which empties into the Red Sea. And he did confound them, that they durst not utter against him; wherefore, they did as he commanded them. 3 And it came to pass that he was aobedient unto the word of the Lord, wherefore he did as the Lord commanded him. What we see in the sentence in the se . He wanted to know the mysteries of God, so he cried unto the Lord. Each lesson is divided into daily assignments covering a week's worth of reading at a somewhat slow pace. An account of the death of Lehi. In the Book of Mormon the form of the name is somewhat different. Besides, how can it rain on the just and the unjust alike without occasionally raining on our personal parades? 1 Ne 2:15 And my father dwelt in a tent This is the shortest verse in the Book of Mormon. Red is from 4/2020 Yellow highlights are text I am commenting on. 5:20 (20–24); Alma 9:14 (13–15); 38:1. He came down by the borders near the shore of the Red Sea. Yet from the beginning they received full assurance that God had purposely arranged things that way, and that they had absolutely nothing to fear as long as they behaved themselves. And they were like unto the Jews who were at Jerusalem, who sought to take away the life of my father. The Book of Mormon rarely describes the practice of animal sacrifice. 2 Nephi 31–33. I guess the family was in really good shape. The First Book of Nephi: His Reign and Ministry (/ˈniːfaɪ/), usually referred to as First Nephi or 1 Nephi, is the first book of the Book of Mormon and one of four books with the name Nephi. The Black text is original Book of Mormon text.) Because of the casual mention of tents in this verse and in 1 Nephi 2:15, it has been suggested that he was a merchant and trader who traveled, and while traveling, lived in a tent. Mountains of arms and ammunitions will not guarantee safety, for enemies can also build fortifications and missiles and bomb shelters. To an Arab, 'My father dwelt in a tent' says everything. 2 Nephi 1 (Lehi As Moses): According to Noel Reynolds, it could easily be said that Lehi was a Moses figure, for he led his people out of a wicked land because of commands received in visions from God, through the wilderness, across the sea, and to a promised land. And they did murmur because they knew not the dealings of that God who had created them.' 14)." 11:20.) 1 Nephi 1-1 Nephi 2 I read these chapters every time I start to read the Book of Mormon. 32:6; D&C 43:23. "Vision makes all the difference in the world. (1 Nephi 2:12.) The name means either 'Godward' or 'God is bright. TG Protection, Divine. 2 Nephi 1:1-2 He Shall Consecrate Thine Afflictions for Thy Gain (2/4/2015) 2 Nephi 1:5 A Land of Promise (2/2/2015) 2 Nephi 1:21 Arise From the Dust, My Sons, and Be Men (2/2… Lehi made a point of mentioning the effect of "the rudeness" of Laman and Lemuel on Jacob (2 Nephi 2:1). 2:20). Their basic problem was one of survival; security was an obsession with them...the Nephites had by all human standards ample cause for alarm. ☼ 1 Nephi 2:16: And it came to pass that I, Nephi, being exceedingly young, nevertheless being large in stature, and also having great desires to know of the mysteries of God, wherefore, I did cry unto the Lord;… (Lehi in the Desert and the World of the Jaredites, pp. Scholars suggest that it was mostly written by Nephi, but Mormon broke in at a few places. People: Sariah (Nephi’s mother), and Laman, Lemuel, and Sam (his older brothers) Important events and details: Lehi obeys God, takes his family, and leaves Jerusalem. He must have held the Melchizedek priesthood. For personal and/or family study of the scriptures, geared towards 8 years old and older. He was separated from Laman and Lemuel and had tried to reconcile with them, but that did not work. There is only one way. Most of these Mukams are of unknown, and many of them of prehistoric, date. 1 Nephi Chapter 1 | Book Home | Next: 1 Nephi Chapter 3 1 Nephi Chapter 2 This chapter provides an account of Lehi's family's journey into the wilderness. 1, p. 27), "The neck typifies the spirit and attitude of nations and men, usually denoting callousness and hardness (2 Ne. 1 Nephi 2 - into the wilderness. 2 And it came to pass that the Lord acommanded my father, even in a bdream, that he should ctake his family and depart into the wilderness. (Reynolds and Sjodahl, Commentary on the Book of Mormon, vol. Even something like 26. The wife of Lehi. He had a clearer view of where his family was headed, and he was able to commit to follow the Lord. TG Guidance, Divine. God intended that the Nephites should have hostile Lamanites breathing down their necks: 'I will curse them even with a sore curse, and they shall have no power over thy seed except they shall rebel against me also. If Nephi seems to think of his father's tent as the hub of everything, he is simply expressing the view of any normal Bedouin, to whom the tent of the sheikh is the sheet anchor of existence." . He asked the Lord for help and it was necessary that his heart was softened. Nephi wrote this record thirty years after the events of 1 Nephi, after Lehi died, and after Laman and Lemuel rejected Nephi. Creation (1 Nephi 1–18) Fall (1 Nephi 19–2 Nephi 5) Atonement (2 Nephi 6–30) Veil (2 Nephi 31–33) This dovetails nicely with the theological pattern that Margaret Barker has sketched out for the pre-exilic temple: (1) creation; (2 [9] Apparently the hike from Jerusalem to the Red Sea took only three days. Murmuring may have no single cause, but a lack of perspective is suggested: 'They did murmur because they knew not the dealings of that God who had created them.' The name is derived from the Babylonian, 'Sarratu,' which, in the city of Ur, where Abraham lived, was the title of a goddess, the consort of the moon god. 6:10; Prov. For they have warned that if the 'inhabitants of this land are ever brought down into captivity and enslaved, it shall be because of iniquity; for if iniquity shall abound cursed shall be the land' (See 2 Ne 1:7)." If we would but believe the prophets! Chapter 1. Josh. Men having necks of 'iron sinew' (1 Ne. Perhaps he was comfortable in a tent, and probably even knew the trade routes-especially … 20:25; Deut. Laman and Lemuel had many signs of the power of the Spirit. 2 Nephi 1:28 If Ye Will Hearken unto [Nephi] I Leave unto You . Nibley goes on to explain that Laman and Lemuel were Arabic names and that Nephi and Sam were Egytian names (see p. 46). 1. There is no reason to think that his sacrifice was anything but an animal sacrifice. That infallible cure is simply righteousness, obedience, Godliness, honor, and integrity. Alma also makes it clear that the Melchizedek priesthood was held by the Nephites prior to the coming of Christ, Alma...confined himself wholly to the high priesthood of the holy order of God. 1 Nephi 1-2 Originally aired: 6/28/2008 Scholars discuss the first two chapters of 1 Nephi. This verse suggests how wealthy Lehi was. 25 Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy. 14 And it came to pass that my father did speak unto them in the avalley of Lemuel, with bpower, being filled with the Spirit, until their frames did cshake before him. 1 NEPHI 2 Because of what Lehi had prophesied, the people of Jerusalem wanted to kill him. 'It was the distinctive name of one of the highest orders of the priesthood. Reynolds and Sjodahl wrote, "Note the character of the rebellious sons. READ THE JOURNAL Journal Home All Journal Articles Volume Index 2021 (Vol. Gen. 12:8; 26:17 (17, 25); 31:25 (25, 33); 1 Ne. In this verse, Nephi intimates that he received a personal visitation from Jehovah. His journeyings in the wilderness, etc. 1:20 (18–20); 2 Ne. 3 Nephi 1:2–3 — Nephi, the Son of Nephi, as High Priest Keeps the Records. 9 And when my father saw that the waters of the river emptied into the afountain of the Red Sea, he spake unto Laman, saying: O that thou mightest be like unto this river, continually running into the fountain of all righteousness! Nephi Prays for Laman and Lemuel | 1 Nephi 2:8–24 9a IE  fount, or source, like the Gulf of Akaba, which empties into the Red Sea. The blessing comes after the sacrifice, just as the witness comes after the trial of your faith. Later, they 1) saw an angel of the Lord, 2) were again confounded by Nephi when he was filled with the Spirit, 3) were led across the waters by the Liahona, and 4) they received a witness that the Liahona would work only if they were righteous. 2 Nephi 2:1 [Jacob] Thou Art My First-born in the Days of My Tribulation in the Wilderness: According to John Tvedtnes, Lehi apparently named his sons Jacob and Joseph after their distant ancestors Jacob and Joseph. Why was Nephi's reaction to his father's willingness to follow the Lord's direction and lead his family into the wilderness so different from that of his elder brothers, Laman and Lemuel? As the life and habits of the one class differ from those of the other, so do their houses differ. The Lord warns Nephi to depart into the wilderness. He teaches that Jesus Christ is central to God’s plan of salvation. . 'It shall be free from all nations under heaven. 'It is a land of promise' (1 Nephi 2:20). The needed military reinforcements did not arrive (see Alma 60). And behold, in thy childhood thou hast suffered afflictions and much sorrow, because of the rudeness of thy brethren. "1 Nephi 1–2 | The Lord directs Lehi to flee Jerusalem with his wife, Sariah, and his four sons—Laman, Lemuel, Sam, and Nephi." When I think of those who are prone to murmur, I think of Laman and Lemuel. In this respect, the authors of the Book of Mormon were like the translator, Joseph Smith who 'tasted and knew of the goodness of Jesus' at the age of 14. 23 For behold, in that day that they shall arebel against me, I will bcurse them even with a sore curse, and they shall have no power over thy seed except they shall crebel against me also. 'Why did we ever leave Jerusalem?' "This America is no ordinary country. The name is Egyptian. They would have understood a pattern in which the Lord preserves the righteous and destroys the wicked when they are fully ripe for destruction. 3:13; Mosiah 27:8 (7–37); Moses 5:16. "The Borders of the Red Sea. Escucha y descarga gratis los episodios de El libro del mormon- Nephi 2. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Escucha todos los podcast, conferencias, radios online gratis en tu … In order to hold the Aaronic or Levitical priesthood, one had to be a Levite by descent. Sometimes I've done well and I've read the entire thing. 25:12; 1 Ne. 6 And it came to pass that when he had traveled three days in the wilderness, he pitched his tent in a avalley by the side of a briver of water. Your Words Become Your Reality | Joel Osteen - Duration: 27:23. The other important lesson from this verse is that Nephi did not follow his father with blind faith. Anciently Akabah (or Aqaba) was connected with Suez and Cairo by means of a Roman road. Chapter 12 contains a portion of the vision which deals with the history of the Nephites and Lamanites. We don't know precisely what Nephi meant by "the language of the Egyptians," but quite a bit has been written on this topic. 1 Sam. 14:02. Secondly, in Lehi's day, those who offered sacrifice in the temple of Solomon held the Aaronic Priesthood. The online version of Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon, Part One: 1 Nephi – 2 Nephi 10. Thus, he had obtained a witness for himself which helped him not to rebel like unto my brothers. Deut. (See Matt. 2 Nephi 1:14, 21, 23. For the Lord, granteth unto men according to their desire (Alma 29:4). Dead people. IE like Ezion-geber, the Hebrew roots of which denote firmness and strength, or might of a man. Nephi also suggests the reason for their murmuring, they did murmur because they knew not the dealings of that God who had created them. In the thirty years prior to Lehi's departure, 1) the kings of Judah had been controlled by Pharaoh-nechoh, king of Egypt, 2) the Jews had been paying tribute to the Egyptians, 3) Jehoahaz, king of Judah, had been imprisoned by Pharaoh-nechoh, 4) when Jehoiakim was king, the Lord had sent armies of Babylonians, Syrians, Moabites, and Ammonites against the city of Jerusalem to partially sack and destroy it, and 5) the Babylonians had already established political superiority to the Jews as it was Nebuchadnezzar himself that made Zedekiah king in Jerusalem (see 2 Kings 23-25). 24:4; Abr. My First Blessing: My First Blessing: Thomas Valletta notes that the "first blessing" Lehi refers to is the birthright blessing, which was generally the right of the firstborn male child, based upon obedience. 1 Nephi 2 My Spiritual Epiphany: In verse 1 the Lord Himself tells Lehi that he is blessed because he was faithful and obedient in what the Lord asked him to do. "But these promises, glorious though they be, desirable as they are, can come only '...if they will but serve the God of this land who is Jesus Christ...' (Ether 2:12). Ex. Nephi apparently saw the insertion of his editorial comment in 1 Nephi 1:20 (second sentence) as an aside rather than a complete separate separation. 1 Nephi 2:11-13 The Sin of Murmuring The reason Laman and Lemuel murmured against their father was not because he was a visionary man; rather “they did murmur because they knew not the dealings of that God who had created them” (verse 12). He is "Sariah. 57-58). Nephi’s brethren rebelleth against him. [H]e was obedient unto the word of the Lord, wherefore he did as the Lord commanded him. There is no indication that Lehi, Sariah, or Nephi had any problem leaving the riches of the world behind. 2 Nephi 3 Nephi Alma atonement believe Christ commandments D&C eternal life example faith forgiveness heart Holy Ghost humble humility Jesus Jesus Christ John joy knowledge light love love of God love one another Matthew 2 Nephi 1–5 John W. Welch Notes 2 Nephi 1 2 Nephi 1:1 — Lehi Gathers His Posterity to Teach and Bless Them 2 Nephi 1–4 contains Lehi’s final words as a patriarch to his posterity. The Second Book of Nephi. Here, the Lord acknowledges the sacrifice of Lehi in preaching the gospel to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. Mormon declared, 'being fifteen years of age...I was visited of the Lord, and tasted and knew of the goodness of Jesus' (Mormon 1:15, see also Moroni 8:2). (One More Strain of Praise, p. [1] [2] It was first published in March 1830 by Joseph Smith as The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. 1 Ne. (Lehi in the Desert and the World of the Jaredites, p. 52)  The concept of leaving home and riches did bother Laman and Lemuel as recorded in verse 11. 21:5.) 1, p. 25-26). 2:11 ) are those who are unable to glance sidewards at the concerns of their neighbor or to look upward toward their Creator." 12:22 (22–23); D&C 41:1. 1 Nephi Chapter 2 - The Book of Mormon Made Easier - Duration: 14:02. Lehi was raised under the tradition of the Law of Moses. The first son of Lehi. (1 Nephi 1:5) and when the dream came, he was prepared." (1 Nephi 2:20, 2 Nephi 1:20, 2 Nephi 4:4, Jarom 1:9, Mosiah 2:31, Alma 9:13, 36:1, 36:30, 37:13, 38:1) This promise is still in force in our day. 10a IE  like Ezion-geber, the Hebrew roots of which denote firmness and strength, or might of a man. 'There shall be no kings upon the land' (2 Nephi 10:11). The importance of Nephi's desires cannot be underestimated. His name does not appear anywhere in the Bible. We need bread. Very quickly, and with no problem at all, they find themselves over 400 kilometers away, at "the shore of the Red Sea." ), he left his house, and the land of his inheritance, and his gold, and his silver, and his precious things, having great desires to know of the mysteries of God, I did cry unto the Lord; and behold he did visit me, and did soften my heart. By the time Zedekiah becomes king, Jerusalem has already began to lose some of its strength and independence. Nephi's record was written nearly 30 years after the actual events contained therein took place (see 2 Nephi 5:28-33).He further emphasized that upon "these plates" he recorded "the things of [his] soul" (2 Nephi 4:15) and did not "write anything upon plates save it be that [he thought] it be sacred" (1 Nephi 19:6) and "of worth unto the children of men" (1 Nephi 6:6). And they did bmurmur because they cknew not the dealings of that God who had dcreated them. Gen. 12:7 (7–8); 26:25; Ex. This is the shortest verse in the Book of Mormon. 29:1). 4 And it came to pass that he departed into the wilderness. We have lots of archaeological evidence of the presence of Egyptian culture and influence in Israel. It is a striking coincidence that Conder saw in the name Leimun, as he renders it (the vowels must be supplied by guesswork), a possible corruption of the name Lemuel, thus bringing these two names, so closely associated in the Book of Mormon, into the most intimate relationship, and that in the one instance in which the name of Laman appears." The original translation of the title did not include the word "first". 2 Nephi 2:7- “Broken heart and contrite spirit” This is an Old Testament phrase, found in Psalm 51:16-17. They were merely kept there to remind the Nephites of their real problem, which was to walk uprightly before the Lord." (2 Nephi 2:25) Heavenly Father wants us to be happy. TG Promised Lands. the sorrowing of the damned, because [they could not] take happiness in sin' (Morm. Murmuring and criticism lead to inactivity and apostasy from the Church. TG Man, Physical Creation of. Nephi sought his own vision, and the result was that his heart was softened. It has a tragic and bloody past, but a glorious and peaceful future if its inhabitants really learn to serve their God. See Job 21:25-26 and Job 20:11. If Lehi married when he was twenty-five and Laman was twenty-two to twenty-four when 1 Nephi begins, then Lehi would have been about fifty years old when they left Not only were Laman and Lemuel spiritually and politically shortsighted, their wickedness was such that they had a murderous heart. 10 And he also spake unto Lemuel: O that thou mightest be like unto this valley, afirm and bsteadfast, and immovable in keeping the commandments of the Lord! 1 Nephi 2 The Lord speaks to Lehi in a dream and instructs him to take his family and "depart into the wilderness". It crosses the spectrum of complaints. [3] Nephi's record was written nearly 30 years after the actual events contained therein took place (see 2 Nephi 5:28-33).He further emphasized that upon "these plates" he recorded "the things of [his] soul" (2 Nephi 4:15) and did not "write anything upon plates save it be that [he thought] it be sacred" (1 Nephi 19:6) and "of worth unto the children of men" (1 Nephi 6:6). That's the message I get from this verse. Could it be because Nephi went to the Lord privately and asked for his own witness or vision of the Lord's directive to his father? He had a "go and do" father! About 600 B.C. (See Num. 1 Nephi 2 Nephi Jacob Enos Jarom Omni Words of Mormon Mosiah Alma Helaman 3 Nephi 4 Nephi Mormon Ether Moroni What I’ve Learned 365 Questions (2019) Lessons by Type of Content (2018) Missionary Experiences 18 John W. Welch Notes. 3:16; 4:34; 5:8; 17:44; Mosiah 7:20; Alma 9:9. In our moments of rebellion, we should follow Nephi's example and ask the Lord to soften our hearts. Nephi shares his experience with his brother Sam, who believes, and to Laman and Lemuel, who do not believe. 17 And I spake unto Sam, making known unto him the things which the Lord had manifested unto me by his Holy Spirit. Many have been near the head of the Gulf of Akabah, the eastern arm of the Red Sea, which is separated from the western arm by the Sinai Peninsula, where the children of Israel wandered for forty years. "By knowing that the everlasting and ultimate things are firmly in place, can we not then better endure irritations such as a dislocated travel schedule? 20 And inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments, ye shall aprosper, and shall be led to a bland of promise; yea, even a land which I have prepared for you; yea, a land which is choice above all other lands. 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