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An Internet Tour of 1 Nephi 8

1 And it came to pass that we had gathered together all manner of seeds of every kind, both of grain of every kind, and also of the seeds of fruit of every kind.

Glory in Plainness

A modern-language re-writing of the Book of Mormon

2 And it came to pass that while my father tarried in the wilderness he spake unto us, saying: Behold, I have dreamed a dream; or, in other words, I have seen a vision.

3 And behold, because of the thing which I have seen, I have reason to rejoice in the Lord because of Nephi and also of Sam; for I have reason to suppose that they, and also many of their seed, will be saved.

Sam: A Just and Holy Man

Ken Haubrock

Journal of Book of Mormon Studies

4 But behold, Laman and Lemuel, I fear exceedingly because of you; for behold, methought I saw in my dream, a dark and dreary wilderness.

Lehi’s Vision of the Tree of Life:  An Anagogic Interpretation

Julie Adams Maddox

A thesis presented to the Department of English, Brigham Young University, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Arts

5 And it came to pass that I saw a man, and he was dressed in a white robe; and he came and stood before me.

A Man in a White Robe

Treasure Up the Word - Pondering on the Word of God

Angels Leading Us

Junior Ganymede

6 And it came to pass that he spake unto me, and bade me follow him.

The Power of Inspired Invitations

Russell T. Osguthorpe

BYU Religious Studies Center

7 And it came to pass that as I followed him I beheld myself that I was in a dark and dreary waste.

Dark and Dreary Waste

Aaron Ludwig

Me and My Hope

The Hope and Horror of Lehi's Dream

Caleb Jones

Navigating Discipleship

Prophetic and Personal

Denise Stratton

Experimenting on the Word

Our Savior's Love

Jesse Campbell

My Brain Online

8 And after I had traveled for the space of many hours in darkness, I began to pray unto the Lord that he would have mercy on me, according to the multitude of his tender mercies.

9 And it came to pass after I had prayed unto the Lord I beheld a large and spacious field.

10 And it came to pass that I beheld a tree, whose fruit was desirable to make one happy.

11 And it came to pass that I did go forth and partake of the fruit thereof; and I beheld that it was most sweet, above all that I ever before tasted. Yea, and I beheld that the fruit thereof was white, to exceed all the whiteness that I had ever seen.

KnoWhy #10:  What Fruit Is White?

Book of Mormon Central

Nephi’s Dream and the Garden of Eden

David M. Calabro

Interpreter Foundation

12 And as I partook of the fruit thereof it filled my soul with exceedingly great joy; wherefore, I began to be desirous that my family should partake of it also; for I knew that it was desirable above all other fruit.

Becoming Wildflowers in Life's Desert

Delisa Hargrove

Love is the Ultimate Expression of Heaven and Earth

Elder Paul E. Koelliker

Brigham Young University–Idaho Education Week Devotional

July 19, 2007

13 And as I cast my eyes round about, that perhaps I might discover my family also, I beheld a river of water; and it ran along, and it was near the tree of which I was partaking the fruit.

Vision of the Tree of Life

By Becky Jane

Black Elk’s Vision and Lehi’s Dream

In the Cavity of a Rock

14 And I looked to behold from whence it came; and I saw the head thereof a little way off; and at the head thereof I beheld your mother Sariah, and Sam, and Nephi; and they stood as if they knew not whither they should go.

15 And it came to pass that I beckoned unto them; and I also did say unto them with a loud voice that they should come unto me, and partake of the fruit, which was desirable above all other fruit.

16 And it came to pass that they did come unto me and partake of the fruit also.

A Survey of Lehi’s Vision

Scott Woodward

The Tree of Life

Dan Olsen

Thoughts on LDS

17 And it came to pass that I was desirous that Laman and Lemuel should come and partake of the fruit also; wherefore, I cast mine eyes towards the head of the river, that perhaps I might see them.

Tree of Life and Darkness & Light

Jeffrey A. Bushman

Thoughts on Scripture Imagery

18 And it came to pass that I saw them, but they would not come unto me and partake of the fruit.

Not Partaking of the Fruit:  Its Generational Consequences and Its Remedy

Matthew L. Bowen

BYU Religious Studies Center

Making Missionary Work Easy

Joshua Steimle

Mormon DNA:  What Do Mormons Really Believe?

19 And I beheld a rod of iron, and it extended along the bank of the river, and led to the tree by which I stood.

The Iron Rod and the River of Filthiness

Charles D. Knutson

Digital Mists of Darkness

20 And I also beheld a strait and narrow path, which came along by the rod of iron, even to the tree by which I stood; and it also led by the head of the fountain, unto a large and spacious field, as if it had been a world.

Our Spiritual TracBack

Hal Potter

The Palm of His Hands

21 And I saw numberless concourses of people, many of whom were pressing forward, that they might obtain the path which led unto the tree by which I stood.

Follow-Through Is Vital in All Aspects of Life

Brent Cherrington

LDS Business College

Sacred Paths, Sacred Fruit


The Gift of Giving Life

22 And it came to pass that they did come forth, and commence in the path which led to the tree.

Holding Fast to the Rod of Iron

Michael John U The

BYU – Idaho Devotional

Cairns on the Path of Mortality

J Kelly Flanagan

BYU Devotional

What Is the Iron Rod to You?  How Do You Use It?

Book of Mormon Notes – How Deep Can You Dig?

Lehi’s Dream – Ancient Symbols Relevant Today

Sunday School Apologetics

23 And it came to pass that there arose a mist of darkness; yea, even an exceedingly great mist of darkness, insomuch that they who had commenced in the path did lose their way, that they wandered off and were lost.

Continually Holding Fast to the Rod of Iron

Daniel L Johnson

BYU – Idaho Devotional

Mists of Darkness – Lehi’s Vision

Matt Wagner

Fed with Meat

Likening the Scriptures Unto Us

Dean L Larsen

BYU Devotional

Mists of Darkness

Cancer Chronicles

I Will Hold to the Rod – Family Home Evening

LDS Family Fun

Hope for Dark Times

Birth Faith

Cloud Illusions and the Perfect Day

Daniel C Peterson

The Interpreter Foundation

Dealing with the Stresses of Life Today

Atonement Today

Droplets of Water Vapor Suspended in the Air Near the Ground

Tanya Spackman

The Millennial Star

24 And it came to pass that I beheld others pressing forward, and they came forth and caught hold of the end of the rod of iron; and they did press forward through the mist of darkness, clinging to the rod of iron, even until they did come forth and partake of the fruit of the tree.

Clinging is not enough

Jeffrey Olsen

The Rod of Iron in Lehi’s Dream

Zachary Nelson

Religious Studies Center

Lehi’s Vision as a Corrective Typology of Eden

Michael Austin

By Common Consent

The Pride of the World

James R Lewis

The Mormon Life

Lehi’s Dream:  The Indispensable Foundation of the Book of Mormon

Bruce Satterfield

The Danger of Clinging to the Iron Rod

Arianna Rees

Mormon Buzz

25 And after they had partaken of the fruit of the tree they did cast their eyes about as if they were ashamed.

The Mantle is Far, Far Greater Than the Intellect

Boyd K. Packer

Attention and the Divided Mind

Junior Ganymede

Shame versus Shame

Gregory L Smith

Angels in the Architecture

26 And I also cast my eyes round about, and beheld, on the other side of the river of water, a great and spacious building; and it stood as it were in the air, high above the earth.

27 And it was filled with people, both old and young, both male and female; and their manner of dress was exceedingly fine; and they were in the attitude of mocking and pointing their fingers towards those who had come at and were partaking of the fruit.

Splashed On! (by the Great and Spacious Building)

Scott K Stephenson

The Disciple MD

What Power Shall Stay the Heavens?

Moroni’s Latter-day Saint Page

Second Coming:  Calamity Shall Cover the Mocker

Put on the Armor of Light

Drowning in the Self: Vain Imaginations and the Great and Spacious Building

Gerald Edwin Hansen III

Religious Studies Center

The View from the Great and Spacious Building

Bonnie Blythe

Is the Large and Spacious Building Inside of Me?

John Sanders

Mormon Meditation

Why They Never Leave Their Windows

Oilstories:  Adventures in Living

Great and Spacious Building

Smiling LDS Girl

A Tree.  A Rod.  A Great and spacious Building

Praying for Parker:  A blog about special needs parenting

28 And after they had tasted of the fruit they were ashamed, because of those that were scoffing at them; and they fell away into forbidden paths and were lost.

Predatory Finger Pointing

Scott Alder

Three Word Witness

Recommitting to the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Garrett Jackson

The Vision of Lehi

Delbert L. Stapley, of the Council of the Twelve Apostles

General Conference April 1966

Church News Viewpoint:  Be Not Ashamed

Deseret News

Small and Simple Things

Both Feet Forward – The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are

Prophetic Perspectives: How Lehi and Nephi Applied the Lessons of Lehi's Dream

Grant Hardy

Religious Studies Center

Recovering the Missing Record of Lehi

S. Kent Brown

Religious Studies Center

29 And now I, Nephi, do not speak all the words of my father.

30 But, to be short in writing, behold, he saw other multitudes pressing forward; and they came and caught hold of the end of the rod of iron; and they did press their way forward, continually holding fast to the rod of iron, until they came forth and fell down and partook of the fruit of the tree.

Fall Down

Kristine A

Wheat and Tares

Press Forward Unto Christ

Roald Peterson

For This Cause:  Why Marriage Matters

Steve Reed

One Climbs

Holding Fast to the Iron Rod

The Life and Times of a Latter-day Saint – The epiphanies, ponderings, and insights of a contemplative Latter-Day Saint

31 And he also saw other multitudes feeling their way towards that great and spacious building.

Do We Need to Make Changes to the Book of Mormon Text?

FAIR Mormon

Gospel Doctrine Prep – 1 Nephi 8

John Bytheway

Code Words Way, Path, and Walk

LeGrand Baker

32 And it came to pass that many were drowned in the depths of the fountain; and many were lost from his view, wandering in strange roads.

33 And great was the multitude that did enter into that strange building. And after they did enter into that building they did point the finger of scorn at me and those that were partaking of the fruit also; but we heeded them not.

Pointing the Finger of Blame

Junior Ganymede

Homosexuality:  What God Has Declared About Marriage

Diane Robertson

Mormon Women Stand

34 These are the words of my father: For as many as heeded them, had fallen away.

35 And Laman and Lemuel partook not of the fruit, said my father.

36 And it came to pass after my father had spoken all the words of his dream or vision, which were many, he said unto us, because of these things which he saw in a vision, he exceedingly feared for Laman and Lemuel; yea, he feared lest they should be cast off from the presence of the Lord.

37 And he did exhort them then with all the feeling of a tender parent, that they would hearken to his words, that perhaps the Lord would be merciful to them, and not cast them off; yea, my father did preach unto them.

38 And after he had preached unto them, and also prophesied unto them of many things, he bade them to keep the commandments of the Lord; and he did cease speaking unto them.

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