I do not understand him. The city has many prophets; why should Father speak up at all? He had a dream. Let him dream his dreams, but let him keep them to himself.
Do you not suppose it may be true? Whether it is true or not,
it will destroy this family. Laman!
What is it, Father? Gather the family.
her children are ripe with iniquity.
They do not even try
to hide the wickedness that is in their hearts. There are many good people
who keep the law of Moses. There are others who seek
to take away my life.
The Lord spake unto me, even in a dream. And the Lord commanded me
that I should take my family and depart into the wilderness.
Laman, Lemuel, you will prepare the camels
for a long journey.
How long? One that will not bring us
back to Jerusalem.
We are abandoning our home? Sam, Nephi,
help your mother to gather all the provisions we will need
for our journey. Yes, Father. Father,
The Lord has commanded it.