1 For it came to pass after I had desired to know the things that my father had seen,
and believing that the Lord was able to make them known unto me, as I sat pondering
in mine heart I was caught away in the Spirit of the Lord, yea, into an exceedingly
high mountain, which I never had before seen, and upon which I never had before set
6 And when I had spoken these words, the Spirit cried with a loud voice, saying:
Hosanna to the Lord, the most high God; for he is God over all the earth, yea, even
above all. And blessed art thou, Nephi, because thou believest in the Son of the
most high God; wherefore, thou shalt behold the things which thou hast desired.
7 And behold this thing shall be given unto thee for a sign, that after thou hast
beheld the tree which bore the fruit which thy father tasted, thou shalt also behold
a man descending out of heaven, and him shall ye witness; and after ye have witnessed
him ye shall bear record that it is the Son of God.
8 And it came to pass that the Spirit said unto me: Look! And I looked and beheld
a tree; and it was like unto the tree which my father had seen; and the beauty thereof
was far beyond, yea, exceeding of all beauty; and the whiteness thereof did exceed
the whiteness of the driven snow.
11 And I said unto him: To know the interpretation thereof -- for I spake unto him
as a man speaketh; for I beheld that he was in the form of a man; yet nevertheless,
I knew that it was the Spirit of the Lord; and he spake unto me as a man speaketh
12 And it came to pass that he said unto me: Look! And I looked as if to look upon
him, and I saw him not; for he had gone from before my presence.
13 And it came to pass that I looked and beheld the great city of Jerusalem, and
also other cities. And I beheld the city of Nazareth; and in the city of Nazareth
I beheld a virgin, and she was exceedingly fair and white.
24 And after he had said these words, he said unto me: Look! And I looked, and I
beheld the Son of God going forth among the children of men; and I saw many fall
down at his feet and worship him.
25 And it came to pass that I beheld that the rod of iron, which my father had seen,
was the word of God, which led to the fountain of living waters, or to the tree of
life; which waters are a representation of the love of God; and I also beheld that
the tree of life was a representation of the love of God.
27 And I looked and beheld the Redeemer of the world, of whom my father had spoken;
and I also beheld the prophet who should prepare the way before him. And the Lamb
of God went forth and was baptized of him; and after he was baptized, I beheld the
heavens open, and the Holy Ghost come down out of heaven and abide upon him in the
form of a dove.
30 And it came to pass that the angel spake unto me again, saying: Look! And I looked,
and I beheld the heavens open again, and I saw angels descending upon the children
of men; and they did minister unto them.
31 And he spake unto me again, saying: Look! And I looked, and I beheld the Lamb
of God going forth among the children of men. And I beheld multitudes of people who
were sick, and who were afflicted with all manner of diseases, and with devils and
unclean spirits; and the angel spake and showed all these things unto me. And they
were healed by the power of the Lamb of God; and the devils and the unclean spirits
were cast out.
32 And it came to pass that the angel spake unto me again, saying: Look! And I looked
and beheld the Lamb of God, that he was taken by the people; yea, the Son of the
everlasting God was judged of the world; and I saw and bear record.
34 And after he was slain I saw the multitudes of the earth, that they were gathered
together to fight against the apostles of the Lamb; for thus were the twelve called
by the angel of the Lord.
35 And the multitude of the earth was gathered together; and I beheld that they were
in a large and spacious building, like unto the building which my father saw. And
the angel of the Lord spake unto me again, saying: Behold the world and the wisdom
thereof; yea, behold the house of Israel hath gathered together to fight against
the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
36 And it came to pass that I saw and bear record, that the great and spacious building
was the pride of the world; and it fell, and the fall thereof was exceedingly great.
And the angel of the Lord spake unto me again, saying: Thus shall be the destruction
of all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, that shall fight against the twelve
apostles of the Lamb.