“Chapter 7: Building the Ship,” Book of Mormon Stories (1997), 21–22
“Chapter 7,” Book of Mormon Stories, 21–22
Nephi did not know how to make a ship, but the Lord said he would show him. He told Nephi where to find metal to make the tools he would need.
Laman and Lemuel made fun of Nephi for wanting to build a ship. They did not believe that the Lord had shown Nephi how to do it. They refused to help.
Nephi told Laman and Lemuel to repent and not be rebellious. He reminded them that they had seen an angel. He also told them that God has the power to do all things.
Laman and Lemuel were angry with Nephi and wanted to throw him into the sea.
As they came toward Nephi, he commanded them not to touch him because he was filled with the power of God. Laman and Lemuel were afraid for many days.
Then the Lord told Nephi to touch Laman and Lemuel. When Nephi did, the Lord shocked them. Laman and Lemuel knew the power of God was with Nephi.
Nephi told Laman and Lemuel to obey their parents and obey God. Nephi said if they would do this, they would be blessed.
Laman and Lemuel repented and helped Nephi build the ship.
Nephi went to the mountain many times to pray for help. The Lord taught him how to build the ship.
When Nephi and his brothers had finished building the ship, they knew it was a good ship. They thanked God for helping them.