Book of Mormon Stories, (1997), 25–26
The ship carrying Lehi’s family crossed the ocean and arrived at the promised land. The people set up their tents.
1 Nephi 18:23
They prepared the soil and planted the seeds they had brought.
1 Nephi 18:24
As they traveled around their new land, they found many kinds of animals. They also found gold, silver, and copper.
1 Nephi 18:25
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.
1 Nephi 19:1, 3
Lehi grew old. Before he died he talked to his sons and told them to obey God’s commandments. He also blessed his grandchildren.
2 Nephi 1:14, 16; 2 Nephi 4:3–11
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.
2 Nephi 4:13; 2 Nephi 5:2–3
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.
2 Nephi 5:5–8
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.
2 Nephi 5:10–11, 15–16
Laman and Lemuel’s followers called themselves Lamanites. They became a dark-skinned people. God cursed them because of their wickedness.
2 Nephi 5:14, 21
The Lamanites became lazy and would not work.
2 Nephi 5:24
The people who followed Nephi called themselves Nephites. The Lamanites hated the Nephites and wanted to kill them.
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