Nephi is instructed by Lehi to go back to Jerusalem for the plates of brass.
1:59 [3:1] ¶ And it came to pass that I, Nephi, returned from speaking with YHVH(1), to the tent of my father.
1:60 [3:2] And it came to pass that he spake unto me, saying: Behold, I have dreamed a dream, in the which YHVH hath commanded me that thou and thy brethren shall return to Jerusalem.
1:61 [3:3] For behold, Laban hath the record of the Jews and also a genealogy of thy forefathers, and they are engraven upon plates of brass.
1:62 [3:4] Wherefore, YHVH hath commanded me that thou and thy brothers should go unto the house of Laban, and seek the records, and bring them down hither into the wilderness.
1:63 [3:5] And now, behold, thy brothers murmur, saying it is a hard thing which I have required of them; but behold, I have not required it of them; but it is a commandment of YHVH.
1:64 [3:6] Therefore, go, my son, and thou shalt be favored of YHVH because thou hast not murmured.
1:65a [3:7a] ¶ And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father, I will go and do the things which YHVH hath commanded;
1:65b [3:7b] For I know that YHVH giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save He shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which He commandeth them.
1:66 [3:8] ¶ And it came to pass that when my father had heard these words, he was exceeding glad, for he knew that I had been blessed of YHVH.
This text has been edited from the original to change Greek or English terms to the Hebrew.
RAV is the Book of Mormon version more commonly used by Community of Christ and their offshoots, [OPV] is the version more commonly used by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and their offshoots. Neither version was available in the original denomination.
(1) YHVH: also known as the Tetragrammaton, translated as Yahweh, Jehovah, Yehovah, or LORD.
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