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Chapter 9: A New Home in the Promised Land
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“Chapter 9: A New Home in the Promised Land,” Book of Mormon Stories (1997), 25–26

“Chapter 9,” Book of Mormon Stories, 25–26

Chapter 9

A New Home in the Promised Land

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The ship carrying Lehi’s family crossed the ocean and arrived at the promised land. The people set up their tents.

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They prepared the soil and planted the seeds they had brought.

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As they traveled around their new land, they found many kinds of animals. They also found gold, silver, and copper.

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God told Nephi to make metal plates to write on. Nephi wrote about his family and their travels. He also wrote the words of God.

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Lehi grew old. Before he died he talked to his sons and told them to obey God’s commandments. He also blessed his grandchildren.

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After Lehi died Laman and Lemuel became angry with Nephi and wanted to kill him. They did not want Nephi, their younger brother, to be their leader.

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The Lord told Nephi to lead the righteous people into the wilderness. They traveled for many days and finally stopped at a land they named Nephi.

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The people who followed Nephi obeyed God. They worked hard and were blessed. Nephi taught his people to build with wood and metal. They built a beautiful temple.

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Laman and Lemuel’s followers were called Lamanites.

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The Lamanites did not obey God and were cut off from His presence. The Spirit of the Lord could not be with them until they repented.

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The Lamanites were full of mischief and often fought the Nephites.