“Chapter 8: Crossing the Sea,” Book of Mormon Stories (1997), 23–24
The Lord told Lehi to take his family onto the ship they had built. They loaded it with fruit, meat, and honey and with seeds to plant in the promised land.
1 Nephi 18:5–6
Strong winds blew the ship toward the promised land.
1 Nephi 18:8
Laman, Lemuel, and some of the others began being wicked. When Nephi told them to stop, they got angry and tied him up with ropes.
1 Nephi 18:9–11
Because of their wickedness, the Liahona stopped working. They did not know which way to steer the ship. A terrible storm blew the ship backward for three days.
1 Nephi 18:12–13
Lehi told Laman and Lemuel to untie Nephi, but they would not listen. Lehi and Sariah were so upset that they became ill.
1 Nephi 18:17
Nephi’s wife and children cried. They begged Laman and Lemuel to untie Nephi, but they refused.
1 Nephi 18:19
On the fourth day the storm got worse. The ship was about to sink.
1 Nephi 18:14–15
Laman and Lemuel knew that God had sent the storm. They were afraid they would drown.
1 Nephi 18:15
Finally Laman and Lemuel repented and untied Nephi. Even though his wrists and ankles had become swollen and sore from the ropes, Nephi had not complained.
1 Nephi 18:15–16
Nephi then picked up the Liahona, and it worked again. Nephi prayed, and the wind stopped. The sea became calm.
1 Nephi 18:21
Nephi steered the ship, and it sailed again toward the promised land.
1 Nephi 18:22