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THE SECOND BOOK OF NEPHI
CHAPTER 3
  5 Wherefore, Joseph truly asaw our day. And he obtained a bpromise of the Lord, that out of the fruit of his loins the Lord God would raise up a crighteous dbranch unto the house of Israel; not the Messiah, but a branch which was to be broken off, nevertheless, to be remembered in the covenants of the Lord that the Messiah should be made emanifest unto them in the latter days, in the spirit of power, unto the bringing of them out of fdarkness unto light—yea, out of hidden darkness and out of captivity unto freedom.

Footnotes
5a
2 Ne. 3: 22.
  22 And now, behold, my son Joseph, after this manner did my father of old aprophesy.
2 Ne. 4: 2 (1-32)
  2 For behold, he truly prophesied concerning all his seed. And the aprophecies which he wrote, there are not many greater. And he prophesied concerning us, and our future generations; and they are written upon the bplates of brass.
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c
Jacob 2: 25.
  25 Wherefore, thus saith the Lord, I have led this people forth out of the land of Jerusalem, by the power of mine arm, that I might raise up unto me a arighteous branch from the fruit of the loins of Joseph.
d
Gen. 45: 7 (5-7)
  7 And God sent me before you to apreserve you a bposterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
Gen. 49: 22 (22-26)
  22 ¶ aJoseph is a fruitful bbough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose cbranches drun over the wall:
1 Ne. 15: 12 (12, 16)
  12 Behold, I say unto you, that the house of Israel was compared unto an olive-tree, by the Spirit of the Lord which was in our father; and behold are we not broken off from the house of Israel, and are we not a abranch of the house of Israel?
1 Ne. 19: 24.
  24 Wherefore I spake unto them, saying: Hear ye the words of the prophet, ye who are a aremnant of the house of Israel, a bbranch who have been broken off; chear ye the words of the prophet, which were written unto all the house of Israel, and liken them unto yourselves, that ye may have hope as well as your brethren from whom ye have been broken off; for after this manner has the prophet written.
2 Ne. 14: 2.
  2 In that day shall the abranch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious; the fruit of the earth excellent and comely to them that are escaped of Israel.
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2 Ne. 6: 14.
  14 And behold, according to the words of the prophet, the Messiah will set himself again the asecond time to recover them; wherefore, he will bmanifest himself unto them in power and great glory, unto the cdestruction of their enemies, when that day cometh when they shall believe in him; and none will he destroy that believe in him.
D&C 3: 18 (16-20)
  18 And this atestimony shall come to the knowledge of the bLamanites, and the Lemuelites, and the Ishmaelites, who cdwindled in unbelief because of the diniquity of their fathers, whom the Lord has suffered to destroy their ebrethren the Nephites, because of their finiquities and their abominations.
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Isa. 42: 16.
  16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make adarkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
1 Jn. 2: 8.
  8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, awhich thing is true in him and in you: because the bdarkness is cpast, and the true dlight now shineth.
1 Ne. 21: 9.
  9 That thou mayest say to the aprisoners: Go forth; to them that sit in bdarkness: Show yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their cpastures shall be in all high places.