Lehi’s Dream

Lehi told his family about an important vision that he received in a dream. Lehi’s dream made him feel happy for Nephi and Sam, but sad for Laman and Lemuel. 1 Ne. 8:2–4

Lehi follows man in white

Lehi saw a man dressed in a white robe, who told Lehi to follow him. Lehi dreamed that he followed him into a dark and dreary wilderness. 1 Ne. 8:5–7

Lehi prays for help

After traveling for many hours in darkness, Lehi prayed for help. 1 Ne. 8:8–9

Lehi sees a tree

After praying, Lehi saw a tree. The tree had white fruit on it. This sweet, white fruit made those who ate it happy. 1 Ne. 8:10–11

Lehi tasted the fruit

Lehi tasted the fruit, and it filled him with joy. Lehi wanted his family to eat some of the fruit, because he knew that it would make them happy also. 1 Ne. 8:12

Lehi sees a river

Lehi saw a river of water near the tree. At the head of the river he saw Sariah, Sam, and Nephi. 1 Ne. 8:13–14

Lehi called to his wife and sons

Lehi called to his wife and sons to come and taste the fruit. Sariah, Sam, and Nephi came and tasted the fruit, but Laman and Lemuel would not come. 1 Ne. 8:15–18

He sees an iron rod

Lehi also saw a rod of iron and a strait and narrow path leading to the tree. 1 Ne. 8:19–20

Some people become lost in darkness

He saw many people walking toward the path. Some started on the path. Because of a mist of darkness, some let go of the iron rod and became lost. 1 Ne. 8:21–23

Some hold the iron rod and eat the fruit

Some held tightly to the rod of iron and were able to get through the darkness to the tree. Then they ate the fruit of the tree. 1 Ne. 8:24

Large building with people mocking

People in a large building on the other side of the river made fun of those who ate the fruit. Some who ate the fruit became ashamed and went away and were lost. 1 Ne. 8:25–28

Some people drowned in the water

Lehi saw many people. Some took hold of the iron rod. They came through the darkness and tasted the fruit. Other people were headed for the large building. Some were drowned or lost.

Laman and Lemuel would not come and eat the fruit. Lehi was worried about them. He tried to help them believe in the gospel and obey God’s commandments. 1 Ne. 8:29–38

Illustrated by Jerry Thompson