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1 Nephi 3—5
1 Nephi 3—5
Nephi Is Led by the Spirit to Obtain the Plates of Brass | 1 Nephi 3–5
1 Nephi 3–5 | Lehi sends his sons to Jerusalem to obtain sacred records. They miraculously succeed despite challenges and internal conflict.
Nephi Commits to Obtain the Sacred Records | 1 Nephi 3:1–8
1 Nephi 3:1–8 | Lehi tells Nephi and his brothers to return to Jerusalem to obtain family genealogies and scriptures from Laban.
Laman Attempts to Obtain the Sacred Records | 1 Nephi 3:9–13
1 Nephi 3:9–13 | Laman asks Laban for the brass plates, including Lehi's genealogy. Instead, Laban refuses and threatens to slay him.
Lehi's Sons Offer Riches for the Sacred Records | 1 Nephi 3:14–27
1 Nephi 3:14–27 | Laman, Lemuel, Sam, and Nephi gather their father's riches and unsuccessfully attempt to buy the records from Laban.
An Angel Appears to Lehi's Sons | 1 Nephi 3:28–31
1 Nephi 3:28–31 | Laman and Lemuel rebel against Nephi and Sam and beat them with rods—until an angel appears and stops the beating.
The Spirit Directs Nephi to Slay Laban | 1 Nephi 4:1–19
1 Nephi 4:1–19 | Nephi finds Laban lying drunk in the streets. The Lord directs Nephi to slay Laban.
Nephi Obtains the Sacred Records | 1 Nephi 4:20–38
1 Nephi 4:20–38 | Nephi and Zoram take the plates of brass from Laban's treasury to where Nephi's brothers await.
Sariah Rejoices in the Return of Her Sons | 1 Nephi 5:1–9
1 Nephi 5:1–9 | Laman, Lemuel, Sam, Nephi, and Zoram return to the tent of Lehi and Sariah. They all rejoice and offer sacrifice.
Lehi Testifies of the Importance of Scripture | 1 Nephi 5:10–22
1 Nephi 5:10–22 | Lehi confirms that the records contain the Jewish scriptures and the genealogical lineage of Lehi's family.