“Chapter 43: Jesus Christ Appears to the Nephites,” Book of Mormon Stories (1997), 120–23
Many Nephites gathered at the temple in Bountiful. They were amazed at the great changes in the land.
3 Nephi 11:1
The people were talking about Jesus Christ and the sign of his death.
3 Nephi 11:2
While they were talking, they heard a quiet voice from heaven. It made their hearts burn.
3 Nephi 11:3
At first they did not understand the voice, but when it spoke the third time, they understood it.
3 Nephi 11:4–6
The voice was Heavenly Father’s. It introduced Jesus Christ and told the people to listen to him.
3 Nephi 11:7
Jesus Christ came down from heaven and stood among the people. They were afraid to speak because they did not understand what was happening. They thought Jesus was an angel.
3 Nephi 11:8
He told them he was Jesus Christ, the one the prophets had said would come.
3 Nephi 11:10
Jesus told the people to come and feel the marks in his side and in his hands and feet, where he had been nailed to the cross.
3 Nephi 11:14
Jesus wanted the people to know that he was their God and that he had died for their sins.
One by one the people felt the marks in Jesus’ side, hands, and feet. The people knew he was the Savior.
3 Nephi 11:15
Then the people praised Jesus and fell at his feet and worshiped him.
3 Nephi 11:17
Jesus called Nephi and 11 other men to him. He gave them priesthood power and taught them the right way to baptize.
3 Nephi 11:18, 21–26; 3 Nephi 12:1
He told the Nephites to believe in him, repent, and keep the commandments. If they did not, they could not enter his kingdom.
3 Nephi 12:19–20
He taught the Nephites how to pray to Heavenly Father. He also taught them about fasting and said they would be forgiven if they forgave one another.
3 Nephi 13:6–18
After teaching the people many things, Jesus told them to go home and think and pray about what he had said.
3 Nephi 17:1–3
The Nephites began to cry. They did not want Jesus to leave yet.
3 Nephi 17:5
Jesus loved the Nephites. He told them to bring the people who were sick or hurt to him so he could heal them.
3 Nephi 17:7
Jesus healed these people. Everyone bowed down and worshiped him.
3 Nephi 17:9–10