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

Prophecy

Declared

Fulfilled

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

Prophecy

Declared

Fulfilled

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

Prophecy

Declared

Fulfilled

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

Prophecy

Declared

Fulfilled

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