1 And it came to pass that the angel said unto me: Look, and behold thy seed, and
also the seed of thy brethren. And I looked and beheld the land of promise; and I
beheld multitudes of people, yea, even as it were in number as many as the sand of
2 And it came to pass that I beheld multitudes gathered together to battle, one against
the other; and I beheld wars, and rumors of wars, and great slaughters with the sword
among my people.
3 And it came to pass that I beheld many generations pass away, after the manner
of wars and contentions in the land; and I beheld many cities, yea, even that I did
not number them.
4 And it came to pass that I saw a mist of darkness on the face of the land of promise;
and I saw lightnings, and I heard thunderings, and earthquakes, and all manner of
tumultuous noises; and I saw the earth and the rocks, that they rent; and I saw mountains
tumbling into pieces; and I saw the plains of the earth, that they were broken up;
and I saw many cities that they were sunk; and I saw many that they were burned with
fire; and I saw many that did tumble to the earth, because of the quaking thereof.
5 And it came to pass after I saw these things, I saw the vapor of darkness, that
it passed from off the face of the earth; and behold, I saw multitudes who had not
fallen because of the great and terrible judgments of the Lord.
6 And I saw the heavens open, and the Lamb of God descending out of heaven; and he
came down and showed himself unto them.
9 And he said unto me: Thou rememberest the twelve apostles of the Lamb? Behold they
are they who shall judge the twelve tribes of Israel; wherefore, the twelve ministers
of thy seed shall be judged of them; for ye are of the house of Israel.
10 And these twelve ministers whom thou beholdest shall judge thy seed. And, behold,
they are righteous forever; for because of their faith in the Lamb of God their garments
are made white in his blood.
11 And the angel said unto me: Look! And I looked, and beheld three generations pass
away in righteousness; and their garments were white even like unto the Lamb of God.
And the angel said unto me: These are made white in the blood of the Lamb, because
of their faith in him.
17 And the mists of darkness are the temptations of the devil, which blindeth the
eyes, and hardeneth the hearts of the children of men, and leadeth them away into
broad roads, that they perish and are lost.
18 And the large and spacious building, which thy father saw, is vain imaginations
and the pride of the children of men. And a great and a terrible gulf divideth them;
yea, even the word of the justice of the Eternal God, and the Messiah who is the
Lamb of God, of whom the Holy Ghost beareth record, from the beginning of the world
until this time, and from this time henceforth and forever.
19 And while the angel spake these words, I beheld and saw that the seed of my brethren
did contend against my seed, according to the word of the angel; and because of the
pride of my seed, and the temptations of the devil, I beheld that the seed of my
brethren did overpower the people of my seed.
20 And it came to pass that I beheld, and saw the people of the seed of my brethren
that they had overcome my seed; and they went forth in multitudes upon the face of
21 And I saw them gathered together in multitudes; and I saw wars and rumors of wars
among them; and in wars and rumors of wars I saw many generations pass away.