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THE FIRST BOOK OF NEPHI (This text is from the summaries preceding each individual chapter, chapters 1-22)

1 Nephi begins the record of his people—Lehi sees 9 Nephi makes two sets of records—Each is called life and speaks of the justice of God in dividing the
in vision a pillar of fire and reads from a book of the plates of Nephi—The larger plates contain a wicked from the righteous. 16 The wicked take the
prophecy—He praises God, foretells the coming of secular history; the smaller ones deal primarily truth to be hard—Lehi's sons marry the daughters
the Messiah, and prophesies the destruction of with sacred things. 10 Lehi predicts the Babylonian of Ishmael—The Liahona guides their course in the
Jerusalem—He is persecuted by the Jews. 2 Lehi captivity—He tells of the coming among the Jews wilderness—Messages from the Lord are written
takes his family into the wilderness by the Red of a Messiah, a Savior, a Redeemer—He tells also on the Liahona from time to time—Ishmael dies;
Sea—They leave their property—Lehi offers a of the coming of the one who should baptize the his family murmur because of afflictions. 17 Nephi
sacrifice to the Lord and teaches his sons to keep Lamb of God—Lehi tells of the death and is commanded to build a ship—His brethren
the commandments—Laman and Lemuel murmur resurrection of the Messiah—He compares the oppose him—He exhorts them by recounting the
against their father—Nephi is obedient and prays scattering and gathering of Israel to an olive tree— history of God's dealings with Israel—He is filled
in faith; the Lord speaks to him, and he is chosen Nephi speaks of the Son of God, of the gift of the with the power of God—His brethren are forbidden
to rule over his brethren. 3 Lehi's sons return to Holy Ghost, and of the need for righteousness.11 to touch him, lest they whither as a dried reed. 18
Jerusalem to obtain the plates of brass—Laban Nephi sees the Spirit of the Lord and is shown in The ship is finished—The births of Jacob and
refuses to give them up—Nephi exhorts and vision the tree of life—He sees the mother of the Joseph are mentioned—The company embarks for
encourages his brethren—Laban steals their Son of God and learns of the condescension of the promised land—The sons of Ishmael and their
property and attempts to slay them—Laman and God—He sees the baptism, ministry, and wives join in revelry and rebellion—Nephi is
Lemuel smite Nephi and are reproved by an angel. crucifixion of the Lamb of God—He sees also the bound, and the ship is driven back by a terrible
4 Nephi slays Laban at the Lord's command and call and ministry of the twelve apostles of the tempest—Nephi is freed, and by his prayer the
then secures the plates of brass by stratagem— Lamb. 12 Nephi sees in vision: the land of promise; storm ceases—They arrive in the promised land. 19
Zoram chooses to join Lehi's family in the the righteousness, iniquity, and downfall of its Nephi makes plates of ore and records the history
wilderness. 5 Sariah complains against Lehi—Both inhabitants; the coming of the Lamb of God among of his people—The God of Israel shall come six
rejoice over the return of their sons—They offer them; how the twelve disciples and the twelve hundred years from the time Lehi left Jerusalem—
sacrifices—The plates of brass contain writings of apostles shall judge Israel; the loathsome and Nephi tells of His sufferings and crucifixion—The
Moses and the prophets—They identify Lehi as a filthy state of those who dwindle in unbelief. 13 Jews shall be despised and scattered until the latter
descendant of Joseph—Lehi prophesies concerning Nephi sees in vision: the church of the devil set up days, when they shall return unto the Lord. About
his seed and the preservation of the plates. among the Gentiles; the discovery and colonizing 20 The Lord reveals his purposes to Israel—They
6 Nephi writes of the things of God—His purpose is of America; the loss of many plain and precious have been chosen in the furnace of affliction and
to persuade men to come unto the God of Abraham parts of the Bible; the resultant state of gentile are to go forth from Babylon—Compare Isaiah
and be saved. 7 Lehi's sons return to Jerusalem apostasy; the restoration of the gospel, the coming 48.21 Messiah shall be a light to the Gentiles and
and enlist Ishmael and his household in their forth of Latter-day scripture, and the building up of shall free the prisoners—Israel shall be gathered
cause—Laman and others rebel—Nephi exhorts his Zion. 14 An angel tells Nephi of the blessings and with power in the last days—Kings shall be their
brethren to have faith in the Lord—They bind him cursings to fall upon the Gentiles—There are only nursing fathers—Compare Isaiah 49. 22 Israel
with cords and plan his destruction—He is freed by two churches: the Church of the Lamb of God and shall be scattered upon all the face of the earth—
the power of faith—His brethren ask forgiveness— the church of the devil—The saints of God in all The gentiles shall nurse and nourish Israel with the
Lehi and his company offer sacrifice and burnt nations are persecuted by the great and gospel in the last days—Israel shall be gathered
offerings. 8 Lehi sees a vision of the tree of life— abominable church—The apostle John shall write and saved, and the wicked shall burn as stubble—
He partakes of its fruit and desires his family to do concerning the end of the world. 15 Lehi's seed are The kingdom of the devil shall be destroyed, and
likewise—He sees a rod of iron, a strait and to receive the gospel from the Gentiles in the latter Satan shall be bound. About
narrow path, and the mists of darkness that days—The gathering of Israel is likened unto an
enshroud men—Sariah, Nephi, and Sam partake of olive tree whose natural branches shall be grafted
the fruit, but Laman and Lemuel refuse.. in again—Nephi interprets the vision of the tree of

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ADDING ALPHABETICAL LABELS

A Nephi
B begins the record of his people—
C Lehi sees in vision a pillar of fire and reads from a book of prophecy—
C He praises God,
B foretells the coming of
A the Messiah, and
A prophesies the destruction of Jerusalem—
B He is persecuted by the Jews.2
C Lehi takes his family into the wilderness by the Red Sea—
D They leave their property—
E Lehi offers a sacrifice to the Lord and teaches his sons to keep the commandments—Laman and Lemuel murmur against their father— Nephi is obedient and prays in
faith; the Lord speaks to him, and he is
F chosen to rule over his brethren. 3 Lehi's sons
G return to Jerusalem
H to obtain the plates of brass—Laban refuses to give them up—
I Nephi exhorts and encourages his brethren—
J Laban steals their property and attempts to slay them—Laman and Lemuel smite Nephi and are reproved by an angel. 4 Nephi slays Laban at the Lord's command and
then secures
K the plates of brass by stratagem—
L Zoram chooses to join Lehi's family
M in the wilderness. 5
N Sariah complains against Lehi (about the loss of her sons)— Both rejoice over
O the return of their sons—They offer sacrifices—
P The plates of brass contain writings of Moses and the prophets—They identify Lehi as
Q a descendant of Joseph—
R Lehi prophesies concerning his seed and the
S preservation of the plates. 6 Nephi writes of the things of God—
T His purpose is to persuade men to come unto the God of Abraham and be saved..7
U Lehi's sons return to Jerusalem and
V enlist Ishmael and his household in their cause—
W Laman and others rebel—
X Nephi exhorts his brethren to have faith in the Lord—
Y They bind him with cords and plan his destruction—
Z He is freed by the power of faith—
A His brethren ask forgiveness—Lehi and his company offer sacrifice and burnt offerings. 8
B Lehi sees a vision of
C the tree of life—He partakes of its fruit and desires his family to do likewise— He sees
D a rod of iron, a strait and narrow path, and the mists of darkness that enshroud men—Sariah, Nephi, and Sam partake of the fruit, but
E Laman and Lemuel refuse. 9
F Nephi makes two sets of records—Each is called the plates of Nephi— The larger plates contain a secular history; the smaller ones deal primarily with sacred things. 10
G Lehi predicts the Babylonian captivity—He tells of the coming among the Jews of a Messiah, a Savior, a Redeemer—He tells also of the coming of the one who should
baptize
H the Lamb of God—Lehi tells of the
I death and
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J resurrection of
K the Messiah—He compares
L the scattering and
M gathering of
N Israel to an olive tree—
O Nephi speaks of the Son of God, of
P the gift of the Holy Ghost, and of
Q the need for righteousness. 11
R Nephi sees the Spirit of the Lord and is shown in vision the tree of life— He sees the mother of
S the Son of God and learns of the condescension of God—
T He sees the baptism, ministry, and crucifixion of the Lamb of God—
T He sees also the call and ministry of the twelve apostles of
S the Lamb. 12
R Nephi sees in vision: the land of promise; the righteousness, iniquity, and downfall of its inhabitants; the coming of the Lamb of God among them; how the twelve
disciples and the twelve apostles shall judge Israel;
Q the loathsome and filthy state of those who dwindle in
P unbelief. 13
O Nephi sees in vision: the church of the devil set up among the Gentiles; the discovery and colonizing of America; the loss of many plain and precious parts of the Bible;
the resultant state of
N gentile
M apostasy;
L the restoration of the gospel, the coming forth of Latter-day scripture, and the building up of Zion. 14
K An angel tells Nephi of the
J blessings and
I cursings to fall upon the Gentiles—There are only two churches: the Church of
H the Lamb of God and the church of the devil—The saints of God in all nations are persecuted by the great and abominable church—
G The apostle John shall write concerning the end of the world. 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 whose natural branches shall be grafted in again—
F Nephi interprets the vision of the tree of life and speaks of the justice of God in dividing the wicked from the righteous. 16 The wicked take the truth to be hard—
E Lehi's sons marry the daughters of Ishmael—
D The Liahona guides their course in the wilderness—Messages from the Lord are written on the Liahona from time to time—
C Ishmael dies; his family murmur because of afflictions. About 600–592 17
B Nephi is commanded to build a ship—
A His brethren oppose him—He exhorts them by recounting the history of God's dealings with Israel—
Z He is filled with the power of God—
Y His brethren are forbidden to touch him, lest they whither as a dried reed. 18
X The ship is finished—The births of
W Jacob and Joseph are mentioned—
V The company embarks for the promised land—
U The sons of Ishmael and their wives join in revelry and rebellion—
T Nephi is bound, and the ship is driven back by a terrible tempest—
S Nephi is freed, and by his prayer the storm ceases—
R They arrive in the promised land. 19
Q Nephi makes
P plates of ore and records the history of his people—
O The God of Israel shall come six hundred years from the time Lehi left Jerusalem—Nephi tells of
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N His sufferings and crucifixion—The Jews shall be despised and
M scattered until the latter days, when
L they shall return unto the Lord. About 20
K The Lord reveals his purposes to Israel—
J They have been chosen in the furnace of affliction and are to go forth from Babylon—Compare Isaiah 48. 21
I Messiah shall be a light to the Gentiles and shall
H free the prisoners—
G Israel shall be gathered with power in the last days—
F Kings shall be their nursing fathers—Compare Isaiah 49. 22
E Israel shall be scattered upon all the face of the earth—
D The gentiles shall nurse and nourish Israel with the gospel in the last days—
C Israel shall be gathered and saved, and
B the wicked shall burn as stubble—
A The kingdom of the devil shall be destroyed, and Satan shall be bound.

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CHIASTIC DIAGRAM (three-page view)

THE FIRST BOOK OF NEPHI (This text is from the summaries preceding each individual chapter, chapters 1-22)
A Nephi
B begins the record of his people—
C Lehi sees in vision a pillar of fire and reads from a book of prophecy—
C He praises God,
B foretells the coming of
A the Messiah, and
A prophesies the destruction of Jerusalem—
B He is persecuted by the Jews. 2
C Lehi takes his family into the wilderness by the Red Sea—
D They leave their property—
E Lehi offers a sacrifice to the Lord and teaches his sons to keep the commandments—Laman and Lemuel murmur against their father— Nephi is obedient
and prays in faith; the Lord speaks to him, and he is
F chosen to rule over his brethren. 3 Lehi's sons
G return to Jerusalem
H to obtain the plates of brass—Laban refuses to give them up—
I Nephi exhorts and encourages his brethren—
J Laban steals their property and attempts to slay them—Laman and Lemuel smite Nephi and are reproved by an angel. 4 Nephi slays Laban
at the Lord's command and then secures
K the plates of brass by stratagem—
L Zoram chooses to join Lehi's family
M in the wilderness. 5
N Sariah complains against Lehi (about the loss of her sons)— Both rejoice over
O the return of their sons—They offer sacrifices—
P The plates of brass contain writings of Moses and the prophets—They identify Lehi as
Q a descendant of Joseph—
R Lehi prophesies concerning his seed and the
S preservation of the plates. 6 Nephi writes of the things of God—
T His purpose is to persuade men to come unto the God of Abraham and be saved. 7
U Lehi's sons return to Jerusalem and
V enlist Ishmael and his household in their cause—
W Laman and others rebel—
X Nephi exhorts his brethren to have faith in the Lord—
Y They bind him with cords and plan his destruction
Z He is freed by the power of faith—
A His brethren ask forgiveness—Lehi and his company offer sacrifice and burnt offerings.
B Lehi sees a vision of
C the tree of life—He partakes of its fruit and desires his family to do likewise— He sees
D a rod of iron, a strait and narrow path, and the mists of darkness that enshroud men—Sariah,
Nephi, and Sam partake of the fruit, but
E Laman and Lemuel refuse. 9
F Nephi makes two sets of records—Each is called the plates of Nephi— The larger plates
contain a secular history; the smaller ones deal primarily with sacred things.. 10

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G Lehi predicts the Babylonian captivity—He tells of the coming among the Jews of a
Messiah, a Savior, a Redeemer—He tells also of the coming of the one who should
baptize
H the Lamb of God—Lehi tells of the
I death and
J resurrection of
K the Messiah—He compares
L the scattering and
M gathering of
N Israel to an olive tree—
O Nephi speaks of the Son of God, of
P the gift of the Holy Ghost, and of
Q the need for righteousness.
R Nephi sees the Spirit of the
Lord and is shown in vision the tree of life— He sees the
mother of
S the Son of God and learns of the condescension of God—
T He sees the baptism, ministry, and crucifixion of the
Lamb of God—
T He sees also the call and ministry of the twelve apostles
of
S the Lamb.
R Nephi sees in vision: the land of promise; the righteousness,
iniquity, and downfall of its inhabitants; the coming of the
Lamb of God among them; how the twelve disciples and the
twelve apostles shall judge Israel;
Q the loathsome and filthy state of those who dwindle in
P unbelief. 13
O Nephi sees in vision: the church of the devil set up among the
Gentiles; the discovery and colonizing of America; the loss of many
plain and precious parts of the Bible; the resultant state of
N gentile
M apostasy;
L the restoration of the gospel, the coming forth of Latter-day scripture, and
the building up of Zion.
K An angel tells Nephi of the
J blessings and
I cursings to fall upon the Gentiles—There are only two churches: the Church of
H the Lamb of God and the church of the devil—The saints of God in all nations are
persecuted by the great and abominable church—
G The apostle John shall write concerning the end of the world. 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 whose natural branches shall be grafted in again—
F Nephi interprets the vision of the tree of life and speaks of the justice of God in dividing the
wicked from the righteous. 16 The wicked take the truth to be hard—
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E Lehi's sons marry the daughters of Ishmael—
D The Liahona guides their course in the wilderness—Messages from the Lord are written on the
Liahona from time to time—
C Ishmael dies; his family murmur because of afflictions. About 600–592 17
B Nephi is commanded to build a ship—
A His brethren oppose him—He exhorts them by recounting the history of God's dealings with Israel—
Z He is filled with the power of God—
Y His brethren are forbidden to touch him, lest they whither as a dried reed. 18
X The ship is finished—The births of
W Jacob and Joseph are mentioned—
V The company embarks for the promised land—
U The sons of Ishmael and their wives join in revelry and rebellion—
T Nephi is bound, and the ship is driven back by a terrible tempest—
S Nephi is freed, and by his prayer the storm ceases—
R They arrive in the promised land. 19
Q Nephi makes
P plates of ore and records the history of his people—
O The God of Israel shall come six hundred years from the time Lehi left Jerusalem—Nephi tells of
N His sufferings and crucifixion—The Jews shall be despised and
M scattered until the latter days, when
L they shall return unto the Lord. About 20
K The Lord reveals his purposes to Israel—
J They have been chosen in the furnace of affliction and are to go forth from Babylon—Compare Isaiah 48. 21
I Messiah shall be a light to the Gentiles and shall
H free the prisoners—
G Israel shall be gathered with power in the last days—
F Kings shall be their nursing fathers—Compare Isaiah 49. 22
E Israel shall be scattered upon all the face of the earth—
D The gentiles shall nurse and nourish Israel with the gospel in the last days—
C Israel shall be gathered and saved, and
B the wicked shall burn as stubble—
A The kingdom of the devil shall be destroyed, and Satan shall be bound.

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CHIASTIC DIAGRAM (2-page view)

THE FIRST BOOK OF NEPHI HIS REIGN AND MINISTRY (This text is from the summaries preceding each individual chapter, chapters 1-22)
A Nephi
B begins the record of his people—
C Lehi sees in vision a pillar of fire and reads from a book of prophecy—
C He praises God,
B foretells the coming of
A the Messiah, and
A prophesies the destruction of Jerusalem—
B He is persecuted by the Jews. 2
C Lehi takes his family into the wilderness by the Red Sea—
D They leave their property—
E Lehi offers a sacrifice to the Lord and teaches his sons to keep the commandments—Laman and Lemuel murmur against their father—Nephi is obedient and prays in faith; the Lord speaks to him, and he is
F chosen to rule over his brethren. 3 Lehi's sons
G return to Jerusalem
H to obtain the plates of brass—Laban refuses to give them up—
I Nephi exhorts and encourages his brethren—
J Laban steals their property and attempts to slay them—Laman and Lemuel smite Nephi and are reproved by an angel. 4 Nephi slays Laban at the Lord'scomm and and then secures
K the plates of brass by stratagem—
L Zoram chooses to join Lehi's family
M in the wilderness. 5
N Sariah complains against Lehi (about the loss of her sons)— Both rejoice over
O the return of their sons—They offer sacrifices—
P The plates of brass contain writings of Moses and the prophets—They identify Lehi as
Q a descendant of Joseph—
R Lehi prophesies concerning his seed and the
S preservation of the plates. 6 Nephi writes of the things of God—
T His purpose is to persuade men to come unto the God of Abraham and be saved. 7
U Lehi's sons return to Jerusalem and
V enlist Ishmael and his household in their cause—
W Laman and others rebel—
X Nephi exhorts his brethren to have faith in the Lord—
Y They bind him with cords and plan his destruction
Z He is freed by the power of faith—
A His brethren ask forgiveness—Lehi and his company offer sacrifice and burnt offerings. 8
B Lehi sees a vision of
C the tree of life—He partakes of its fruit and desires his family to do likewise— He sees
D a rod of iron, a strait and narrow path, and the mists of darkness that enshroud men—Sariah, Nephi, and Sam partake of the fruit, but
E Laman and Lemuel refuse. 9
F Nephi makes two sets of records—Each is called the plates of Nephi— The larger plates contain a secular history; the smaller
ones deal primarily with sacred things..10
G Lehi predicts the Babylonian captivity—He tells of the coming among the Jews of a Messiah, a Savior, a Redeemer—He tells
also of the coming of the one who should baptize
H the Lamb of God—Lehi tells of the
I death and
J resurrection of
K the Messiah—He compares
L the scattering and
M gathering of
N Israel to an olive tree—
O Nephi speaks of the Son of God, of
P the gift of the Holy Ghost, and of
Q the need for righteousness.
R Nephi sees the Spirit of the Lord and is shown in vision the tree of life— He sees
the mother of
S the Son of God and learns of the condescension of God—
T He sees the baptism, ministry, and crucifixion of the Lamb of God—
T He sees also the call and ministry of the twelve apostles of
S the Lamb. 12
R Nephi sees in vision: the land of promise; the righteousness, iniquity, and downfall of
its; the coming of the Lamb of God among them; how the twelve disciples and the
twelve apostles shall judge Israel;
Q the loathsome and filthy state of those who dwindle in
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P unbelief. 13
O Nephi sees in vision: the church of the devil set up among the; the discovery and colonizing of
America; the loss of many plain and precious parts of the Bible; the resultant state of
N gentile
M apostasy;
L the restoration of the gospel, the coming forth of Latter-day scripture, and the building up of Zion. 14
K An angel tells Nephi of the
J blessings and
I cursings to fall upon the Gentiles—There are only two churches: the Church of
H the Lamb of God and the church of the devil—The saints of God in all nations are persecuted by the great and
abominable church—
G The apostle John shall write concerning the end of the world. 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 whose natural branches shall be grafted in again—
F Nephi interprets the vision of the tree of life and speaks of the justice of God in dividing the wicked from the righteous. 16 The
wicked take the truth to be hard—
E Lehi's sons marry the daughters of Ishmael—
D The Liahona guides their course in the wilderness—Messages from the Lord are written on the Liahona from time to time—
C Ishmael dies; his family murmur because of afflictions. 17
B Nephi is commanded to build a ship—
A His brethren oppose him—He exhorts them by recounting the history of God's dealings with Israel—
Z He is filled with the power of God—
Y His brethren are forbidden to touch him, lest they whither as a dried reed..18
X The ship is finished—The births of
W Jacob and Joseph are mentioned—
V The company embarks for the promised land—
U The sons of Ishmael and their wives join in revelry and rebellion—
T Nephi is bound, and the ship is driven back by a terrible tempest—
S Nephi is freed, and by his prayer the storm ceases—
R They arrive in the promised land. 19
Q Nephi makes
P plates of ore and records the history of his people—
O The God of Israel shall come six hundred years from the time Lehi left Jerusalem—Nephi tells of
N His sufferings and crucifixion—The Jews shall be despised and
M scattered until the latter days, when
L they shall return unto the Lord..20
K The Lord reveals his purposes to Israel—
J They have been chosen in the furnace of affliction and are to go forth from Babylon—Compare Isaiah 48. 21
I Messiah shall be a light to the Gentiles and shall
H free the prisoners—
G Israel shall be gathered with power in the last days—
F Kings shall be their nursing fathers—Compare Isaiah 49. 22
E Israel shall be scattered upon all the face of the earth—
D The gentiles shall nurse and nourish Israel with the gospel in the last days—
C Israel shall be gathered and saved, and
B the wicked shall burn as stubble—
A The kingdom of the devil shall be destroyed, and Satan shall be bound.

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