The Book of Mormon–Chapter Seven (1 Nephi 22)

Nephi finishes teaching his brethrenIsrael will be scattered upon all the face of the earth—The Gentiles will nurse and nourish Israel with the gospel in the last days—Israel will be gathered and saved, and the wicked will burn as stubble—The kingdom of the devil will be destroyed, and Satan will be bound. About 588–570 B.C.


and now it came to pass
that after i nephi had read these things
which were engraven upon the plates of brass
my brethren came unto me
and said unto me
what meaneth these things
which ye have read
behold
are they to be understood
according to things
which are spiritual
which shall come to pass
according to the spirit and not the flesh
and i nephi said unto them
behold
they were manifest unto the prophet by the voice of the spirit
for by the spirit are all things made known unto the prophets
which shall come upon the children of men
according to the flesh
wherefore
the things
of which i have read
are things pertaining to things both temporal and spiritual
for it appears that the house of israel
sooner or later
will be scattered upon all the face of the earth
and also among all nations
and behold
there are many who are already lost
from the knowledge of those who are at jerusalem
yea
the more part of all the tribes have been led away
and they are scattered to and fro upon the isles of the sea
and whither they are none of us knoweth
save that we know that they have been led away
and since they have been led away
these things have been prophesied
concerning them
and also concerning all those who shall hereafter be scattered and be confounded
because of the holy one of israel
for against him will they harden their hearts
wherefore
they shall be scattered among all nations and shall be hated of all men
nevertheless after they shall be nursed by the gentiles
and the lord has lifted up his hand upon the gentiles and set them up for a standard
and their children have been carried in their arms
and their daughters have been carried upon their shoulders
behold
these things
of which are spoken
are temporal
for thus are the covenants of the lord with our fathers
and it meaneth us in the days to come
and also all our brethren who are of the house of israel
and it meaneth that the time cometh
that after all the house of israel have been scattered and confounded
that the lord god will raise up a mighty nation among the gentiles
yea
even upon the face of this land
and by them shall our seed be scattered
and after our seed is scattered
the lord god will proceed to do a marvelous work among the gentiles
which shall be of great worth unto our seed
wherefore
it is likened unto their being nourished by the gentiles
and being carried in their arms and upon their shoulders
and it shall also be of worth unto the gentiles
and not only unto the gentiles but unto all the house of israel
unto the making known of the covenants of the father of heaven unto abraham saying
in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed
and i would my brethren that ye should know
that all the kindreds of the earth cannot be blessed
unless he shall make bare his arm in the eyes of the nations
wherefore
the lord god will proceed to make bare his arm in the eyes of all the nations
in bringing about his covenants and his gospel unto those who are of the house of israel
wherefore
he will bring them again out of captivity
and they shall be gathered together to the lands of their inheritance
and they shall be brought out of obscurity and out of darkness
and they shall know that the lord is their savior and their redeemer
the mighty one of israel
and the blood of that great and abominable church
which is the whore of all the earth
shall turn upon their own heads
for they shall war among themselves
and the sword of their own hands shall fall upon their own heads
and they shall be drunken with their own blood
and every nation
which shall war against thee
o house of israel
shall be turned one against another
and they shall fall into the pit
which they digged to ensnare the people of the lord
and all that fight against zion shall be destroyed
and that great whore who hath perverted the right ways of the lord
yea
that great and abominable church shall tumble to the dust
and great shall be the fall of it
for behold
saith the prophet
the time cometh speedily
that satan shall have no more power over the hearts of the children of men
for the day soon cometh that all the proud and they who do wickedly shall be as stubble
and the day cometh that they must be burned
for the time soon cometh
that the fulness of the wrath of god shall be poured out upon all the children of men
for he will not suffer that the wicked shall destroy the righteous
wherefore
he will preserve the righteous by his power
even if it so be that the fulness of his wrath must come
and the righteous be preserved
even unto the destruction of their enemies by fire
wherefore
the righteous need not fear
for thus saith the prophet
they shall be saved
even if it so be as by fire
behold
my brethren i say unto you that these things must shortly come
yea
even blood and fire and vapor of smoke must come
and it must needs be upon the face of this earth
and it cometh unto men
according to the flesh
if it so be that they will harden their hearts against the holy one of israel
for behold
the righteous shall not perish
for the time surely must come that all they who fight against zion shall be cut off
and the lord will surely prepare a way for his people
unto the fulfilling of the words of moses
which he spake saying
a prophet shall the lord your god raise up unto you
like unto me
him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you
and it shall come to pass
that all those who will not hear that prophet
shall be cut off from among the people
and now
i nephi declare unto you
that this prophet of whom moses spake was the holy one of israel
wherefore
he shall execute judgment in righteousness
and the righteous need not fear
for they are those who shall not be confounded
but it is the kingdom of the devil
which shall be built up among the children of men
which kingdom is established among them
which are in the flesh
for the time speedily shall come that all churches
which are built up to get gain
and all those who are built up to get power over the flesh
and those who are built up to become popular in the eyes of the world
and those who seek the lusts of the flesh and the things of the world
and to do all manner of iniquity
yea
in fine all those who belong to the kingdom of the devil
are they who need fear and tremble and quake
they are those who must be brought low in the dust
they are those who must be consumed as stubble
and this is according to the words of the prophet
and the time cometh speedily that the righteous must be led up as calves of the stall
and the holy one of israel must reign in dominion and might and power and great glory
and he gathereth his children from the four quarters of the earth
and he numbereth his sheep
and they know him
and there shall be one fold and one shepherd
and he shall feed his sheep
and in him they shall find pasture
and because of the righteousness of his people satan has no power
wherefore
he cannot be loosed for the space of many years
for he hath no power over the hearts of the people
for they dwell in righteousness
and the holy one of israel reigneth
and now behold
i nephi say unto you
that all these things must come
according to the flesh
but behold
all nations kindreds
tongues
and people
shall dwell safely in the holy one of israel
if it so be
that they will repent
and now
i nephi make an end
for i durst not speak further as yet
concerning these things
wherefore
my brethren
i would
that ye should consider
that the things
which have been written upon the plates of brass
are true
and they testify
that a man must be obedient to the commandments of god
wherefore
ye need not suppose that i and my father are the only ones
that have testified and also taught them
wherefore
if ye shall be obedient to the commandments
and endure to the end
ye shall be saved at the last day
and thus it is
amen