2 And now, as I have spoken concerning these plates, behold they are not the plates
upon which I make a full account of the history of my people; for the plates upon
which I make a full account of my people I have given the name of Nephi; wherefore,
they are called the plates of Nephi, after mine own name; and these plates also are
called the plates of Nephi.
3 Nevertheless, I have received a commandment of the Lord that I should make these
plates, for the special purpose that there should be an account engraven of the ministry
of my people.
4 Upon the other plates should be engraven an account of the reign of the kings,
and the wars and contentions of my people; wherefore these plates are for the more
part of the ministry; and the other plates are for the more part of the reign of
the kings and the wars and contentions of my people.
6 But the Lord knoweth all things from the beginning; wherefore, he prepareth a way
to accomplish all his works among the children of men; for behold, he hath all power
unto the fulfilling of all his words. And thus it is. Amen.