Prophecies in 2 Nephi 26–27

Book of Mormon Teacher Resource Manual, (2004), 296

1. Prophecies Concerning the Coming of Jesus Christ to the Americas




Christ would show Himself to the Nephites.

2 Nephi 26:1

There would be great wars between the Nephites and Lamanites.

2 Nephi 26:2

The Nephites would be shown signs of Christ’s birth, death, and Resurrection.

2 Nephi 26:3

At the time of Christ’s death, there would be terrible destructions and the wicked would perish.

2 Nephi 26:4–6

The righteous who looked forward to Christ would not perish in the destruction at the time of His death.

2 Nephi 26:8

2. Prophecies Concerning the Book of Mormon Peoples after Christ’s Coming




There would be a great period of peace in America after Christ’s coming.

2 Nephi 26:9

The Nephites would be destroyed shortly after the fourth generation following Christ’s visit to America.

2 Nephi 26:10, 18

The descendants of the Book of Mormon peoples would dwindle in unbelief after the destruction of the Nephite nation.

2 Nephi 26:15

3. Prophecies Concerning the Last Days




The Gentiles would suffer from pride and would stumble spiritually. There would be many churches built up, causing envyings, strife, and malice.

2 Nephi 26:20–21

There would be secret combinations.

2 Nephi 26:22

4. Prophecies Concerning the Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon




The Book of Mormon would be delivered to an unlearned man (the Prophet Joseph Smith).

2 Nephi 27:9

Three witnesses, and a few others, would see the plates containing the record of the Nephites.

2 Nephi 27:12–14

God would command that some of the unsealed portion of the Book of Mormon be delivered to the learned.

2 Nephi 27:15

The learned man would ask for the plates to translate them.

2 Nephi 27:15

The learned man would say he could not read the book because it was sealed.

2 Nephi 27:17