It seems you are correct. Father has indeed gone mad. Quiet.
But Father, we may need them for trade.
Or for drinking. We have been commanded
to take nothing
save it be our family,
provisions, and tents. Obey your father, Lemuel. Leave the gold and silver,
as the Lord commands.
We thank Thee for Thy mercy
in protecting us and delivering us from
the destruction of Jerusalem. We pray, Father,
that Thou wilt guide us through this wilderness and that we will
have the faith to follow Thee.
Lehi's Family Departs into the Wilderness | 1 Nephi 2:4–7
1 Nephi 2:4–7 | Lehi flees Jerusalem with Sariah and their sons—Laman, Lemuel, Sam, and Nephi—and journey south into the wilderness.