THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Nephites shall speak as a voice from the dust—The apostasy, restoration of the gospel, and coming forth of Book of Mormon are foretold—Compare 2 Nephi 27
, to Ariel, the city cwhere
David dwelt! add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices.
Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and asorrow
: and it shall be unto me as Ariel.
And I will acamp
against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee.
And thou shalt be brought down, and
shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the adust
, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the bground
, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.
Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly.
Thou shalt be visited of the Lord
of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring afire
¶ And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her munition, and that distress her, shall be as a dream of a night vision.
It shall even be as when an hungry man
dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is
faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that afight
against mount bZion
¶ Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are adrunken
, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.
For the Lord
hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep asleep
, and hath closed your beyes
: the cprophets
and your rulers, the dseers
hath he ecovered
And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a abook
that is bsealed
, which men
deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is
And the book is delivered to ahim
that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.
¶ Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people adraw
with their bmouth
, and with their lips do chonour
me, but have dremoved
far from me, and their ffear
toward me is taught by the gprecept
Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their acounsel
from the Lord
, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who bseeth
us? and who knoweth us?
Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the awork
say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?
¶ And in that aday
shall the deaf hear the words of the bbook
, and the ceyes
of the blind shall see out of dobscurity
, and out of darkness.
The meek also shall increase their ajoy
in the Lord
, and the bpoor
among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that awatch
for iniquity are bcut
That make a man an aoffender
for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in bthe
gate, and cturn
aside the just for a thing of nought.
Therefore thus saith the Lord
, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the ahouse
of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale.
But when he seeth his children, the awork
of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall bfear
They also that aerred
in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall blearn