THE SECOND BOOK OF NEPHI
Many gentiles shall reject the Book of Mormon—They shall say: We need no more Bible—The Lord speaks to many nations—He will judge the world out of the books thus written. Between 559 and 545 B.C.
behold, there shall be many—at that day when I shall proceed to do a amarvelous
work among them, that I may remember my bcovenants
which I have made unto the children of men, that I may set my hand again the csecond
time to recover my people, which are of the house of Israel;
And also, that I may remember the promises which I have made unto thee, Nephi, and also unto thy father, that I would remember your seed; and that the awords
of your seed should proceed forth out of my mouth unto your seed; and my words shall bhiss
forth unto the cends
of the earth, for a dstandard
unto my people, which are of the house of Israel;
And because my words shall hiss forth—many of the Gentiles shall say: A aBible
! A Bible! We have got a Bible, and there cannot be any more Bible.
But thus saith the Lord God: O fools, they shall have a aBible
; and it shall proceed forth from the bJews
, mine ancient covenant people. And what cthank
they the dJews
for the Bible which they receive from them? Yea, what do the Gentiles mean? Do they remember the travails, and the labors, and the pains of the Jews, and their diligence unto me, in bringing forth salvation unto the Gentiles?
O ye Gentiles, have ye remembered the Jews, mine ancient covenant people? Nay; but ye have acursed
them, and have bhated
them, and have not sought to recover them. But behold, I will return all these things upon your own heads; for I the Lord have not forgotten my people.
Thou fool, that shall say: A aBible
, we have got a Bible, and we need no more Bible. Have ye obtained a Bible save it were by the Jews?
Know ye not that there are more anations
than one? Know ye not that I, the Lord your God, have created all men, and that I remember those who are upon the bisles
of the sea; and that I rule in the heavens above and in the cearth
beneath; and I bring forth my dword
unto the children of men, yea, even upon all the nations of the earth?
Wherefore murmur ye, because that ye shall receive more of my word? Know ye not that the atestimony
nations is a cwitness
unto you that I am God, that I remember one dnation
like unto another? Wherefore, I speak the same words unto one nation like unto another. And when the two enations
shall run together the testimony of the two nations shall run together also.
And I do this that I may prove unto many that I am the asame
yesterday, today, and forever; and that I speak forth my bwords
according to mine own pleasure. And because that I have spoken one cword
ye need not suppose that I cannot speak another; for my dwork
is not yet finished; neither shall it be until the end of man, neither from that time henceforth and forever.
Wherefore, because that ye have a Bible ye need not suppose that it contains all my awords
; neither bneed
ye suppose that I have not caused more to be written.
For I command aall
men, both in the east and in the west, and in the north, and in the south, and in the islands of the sea, that they shall bwrite
the words which I speak unto them; for out of the cbooks
which shall be written I will djudge
the world, every man according to their works, according to that which is written.
For behold, I shall speak unto the aJews
and they shall bwrite
it; and I shall also speak unto the Nephites and they shall cwrite
it; and I shall also speak unto the other tribes of the house of Israel, which I have led away, and they shall write it; and I shall also speak unto dall
nations of the earth and they shall write it.
And it shall come to pass that the aJews
shall have the words of the Nephites, and the Nephites shall have the words of the Jews; and the Nephites and the Jews shall have the words of the blost
tribes of Israel; and the lost tribes of Israel shall have the words of the Nephites and the Jews.
And it shall come to pass that my people, which are of the ahouse
of Israel, shall be gathered home unto the blands
of their possessions; and my word also shall be gathered in cone
. And I will show unto them that fight against my word and against my dpeople
, who are of the ehouse
of Israel, that I am God, and that I fcovenanted
that I would remember his hseed iforever