Nephi. Please … take him. -See to it quickly.
Father, are you well? Yes, thank you.
Lehi … Sariah … What has happened?
the Lord spoke unto me. After returning from Jerusalem, I was ...
I was overcome with the spirit. I was carried away in a vision, even that I saw the heavens open, and I saw God sitting
on His throne.
I saw One descending out of
the midst of heaven, and His luster
was above that of the sun
at noonday. And I also saw twelve others
following Him. And the first came
and stood before me, and gave unto me a book. As I read, I was filled
with the Spirit of the Lord.
And many things did I read
that it should be destroyed.
What does the Lord want us to do?
Great and marvelous are the works
of the Lord God Almighty! I know that He will not suffer those
who come unto Him to perish.
He has commanded me
to declare the things I have seen and heard
to the people of Jerusalem.
People of Jerusalem, I am Lehi. I have dwelt at Jerusalem
all my days. I am a man who fears God.
I have had a vision,
even that I saw the heavens open, and I saw God sitting
upon His throne … Another mad prophet!
I have seen many things
concerning Jerusalem— that it shall be destroyed,
and the inhabitants thereof! You are a fool! Many shall perish by the sword, and many shall be carried away
captive into Babylon. And this because of the wickedness
and the abominations of the people of Jerusalem. You should perish by the sword! There is a Messiah coming! One who will redeem the world! -He speaks blasphemy!
-I speak the truth! Slay him! Slay him! Please, listen!
The Prophet Lehi Warns the People of Jerusalem | 1 Nephi 1:7–20
1 Nephi 1:7–20 | Lehi warns the wicked people of Jerusalem that they will be destroyed. They seek to take his life, but he escapes.