Nephi Gets the Brass Plates
January 2020

“Nephi Gets the Brass Plates,” Friend, January 2020

Scripture Stories

Nephi Gets the Brass Plates

Read about this story in 1 Nephi 3–5.

Nephi and his brothers

Illustrations by Apryl Stott

Lehi and Sariah’s family were traveling to the promised land. God told Lehi to send his sons back to Jerusalem to get the scriptures. They were written on metal plates.

Nephi and Sam

Laman and Lemuel said it would be too hard. But Nephi said he would go and do what God commanded. Sam followed Nephi’s example.

Sariah and Lehi reading scriptures to family

The Holy Ghost told Nephi how to get the brass plates from a wicked man named Laban.

Nephi and his brothers brought the brass plates back to their family. Lehi and Sariah were so happy! They studied the scriptures on the plates. They learned about God’s commandments.

family reading scriptures together in Thailand

I can help my family study the scriptures. I can be brave like Nephi and “go and do” what God commands!

Coloring Page

Lehi’s Family Studied the Scriptures

coloring page of Lehi reading scriptures to family

See Come, Follow Me for 1 Nephi 1–7.