THE SECOND BOOK OF NEPHI
Converted gentiles shall be numbered with the covenant people—Many Lamanites and Jews shall believe the word and become a delightsome people—Israel shall be restored and the wicked destroyed. Between 559 and 545 B.C.
now behold, my beloved brethren, I would speak unto you; for I, Nephi, would not suffer that ye should suppose that ye are more righteous than the Gentiles shall be. For behold, except ye shall keep the commandments of God ye shall all likewise aperish
; and because of the words which have been spoken ye need not suppose that the Gentiles are utterly destroyed.
For behold, I say unto you that as many of the Gentiles as will repent are the acovenant
people of the Lord; and as many of the bJews
as will not repent shall be ccast
off; for the Lord dcovenanteth
with none save it be with them that erepent
and believe in his Son, who is the Holy One of Israel.
And now, I would prophesy somewhat more concerning the Jews and the Gentiles. For after the book of which I have spoken shall come forth, and be written unto the Gentiles, and sealed up again unto the Lord, there shall be many which shall abelieve
the words which are written; and bthey
shall carry them forth unto the cremnant
of our seed.
And then shall the remnant of our seed know concerning us, how that we came out from Jerusalem, and that they are descendants of the Jews.
And the gospel of Jesus Christ shall be declared among athem
; wherefore, bthey
shall be restored unto the cknowledge
of their fathers, and also to the knowledge of Jesus Christ, which was had among their fathers.
And then shall they rejoice; for they shall aknow
that it is a blessing unto them from the hand of God; and their bscales
of darkness shall begin to fall from their eyes; and many generations shall not pass away among them, save they shall be a pure and a cdelightsome
And it shall come to pass that the aJews
which are scattered also shall bbegin
to believe in Christ; and they shall begin to gather in upon the face of the land; and as many as shall believe in Christ shall also become a delightsome people.
And it shall come to pass that the Lord God shall commence his work among all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, to bring about the arestoration
of his people upon the earth.
And with righteousness shall the aLord
the poor, and reprove with equity for the cmeek
of the earth. And he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth; and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
For the atime
speedily cometh that the Lord God shall cause a great bdivision
among the people, and the wicked will he cdestroy
; and he will dspare
his people, yea, even if it so be that he must edestroy
the wicked by fire.
shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
And then shall the wolf adwell
with the lamb; and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf, and the young lion, and the fatling, together; and a little child shall lead them.
And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’s den.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy amountain
; for the earth shall be full of the bknowledge
of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
Wherefore, the things of aall
nations shall be made known; yea, all things shall be made bknown
unto the children of men.
There is nothing which is secret save it shall be arevealed
; there is no work of darkness save it shall be made manifest in the light; and there is nothing which is sealed upon the earth save it shall be loosed.
Wherefore, all things which have been revealed unto the children of men shall at that aday
be revealed; and Satan shall have power over the hearts of the children of men bno
more, for a long time. And now, my beloved brethren, I make an end of my sayings.