|2:1 And it came to pass that Jared and his brother,
and their families, and also the friends of Jared and his
brother and their families, went down into the valley
which was northward, (and the name of the valley was
Nimrod, being called after the mighty hunter) with their
flocks which they had gathered together, male and female,
of every kind.
|2:2 And they did also lay snares and catch fowls of
the air; and they did also prepare a vessel, in which
they did carry with them the fish of the waters.
|2:3 And they did also carry with them deseret,
which, by interpretation, is a honey bee; and thus they
did carry with them swarms of bees, and all manner of
that which was upon the face of the land, seeds of every
|2:4 And it came to pass that when they had come
down into the valley of Nimrod the Lord came down and
talked with the brother of Jared; and he was in a cloud,
and the brother of Jared saw him not.
|2:5 And it came to pass that the Lord commanded
them that they should go forth into the wilderness, yea,
into that quarter where there never had man been. And it
came to pass that the Lord did go before them, and did
talk with them as he stood in a cloud, and gave
directions whither they should travel.
|2:6 And it came to pass that they did travel in the
wilderness, and did build barges, in which they did cross
many waters, being directed continually by the hand of
|2:7 And the Lord would not suffer that they should
stop beyond the sea in the wilderness, but he would that
they should come forth even unto the land of promise,
which was choice above all other lands, which the Lord
God had preserved for a righteous people.
|2:8 And he had sworn in his wrath unto the brother
of Jared, that whoso should possess this land of promise,
from that time henceforth and forever, should serve him,
the true and only God, or they should be swept off when
the fulness of his wrath should come upon them.
|2:9 And now, we can behold the decrees of God
concerning this land, that it is a land of promise; and
whatsoever nation shall possess it shall serve God, or
they shall be swept off when the fulness of his wrath
shall come upon them. And the fulness of his wrath cometh
upon them when they are ripened in iniquity.
|2:10 For behold, this is a land which is choice
above all other lands; wherefore he that doth possess it
shall serve God or shall be swept off; for it is the
everlasting decree of God. And it is not until the
fulness of iniquity among the children of the land, that
they are swept off.
|2:11 And this cometh unto you, O ye Gentiles, that
ye may know the decrees of God--that ye may repent, and
not continue in your iniquities until the fulness come,
that ye may not bring down the fulness of the wrath of
God upon you as the inhabitants of the land have hitherto
|2:12 Behold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever
nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, and
from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven,
if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus
Christ, who hath been manifested by the things which we
|2:13 And now I proceed with my record; for behold,
it came to pass that the Lord did bring Jared and his
brethren forth even to that great sea which divideth the
lands. And as they came to the sea they pitched their
tents; and they called the name of the place Moriancumer;
and they dwelt in tents, and dwelt in tents upon the
seashore for the space of four years.
|2:14 And it came to pass at the end of four years
that the Lord came again unto the brother of Jared, and
stood in a cloud and talked with him. And for the space
of three hours did the Lord talk with the brother of
Jared, and chastened him because he remembered not to
call upon the name of the Lord.
|2:15 And the brother of Jared repented of the evil
which he had done, and did call upon the name of the Lord
for his brethren who were with him. And the Lord said
unto him: I will forgive thee and thy brethren of their
sins; but thou shalt not sin any more, for ye shall
remember that my Spirit will not always strive with man;
wherefore, if ye will sin until ye are fully ripe ye
shall be cut off from the presence of the Lord. And these
are my thoughts upon the land which I shall give you for
your inheritance; for it shall be a land choice above all
|2:16 And the Lord said: Go to work and build, after
the manner of barges which ye have hitherto built. And it
came to pass that the brother of Jared did go to work,
and also his brethren, and built barges after the manner
which they had built, according to the instructions of
the Lord. And they were small, and they were light upon
the water, even like unto the lightness of a fowl upon
|2:17 And they were built after a manner that they
were exceedingly tight, even that they would hold water
like unto a dish; and the bottom thereof was tight like
unto a dish; and the sides thereof were tight like unto a
dish; and the ends thereof were peaked; and the top
thereof was tight like unto a dish; and the length
thereof was the length of a tree; and the door thereof,
when it was shut, was tight like unto a dish.
|2:18 And it came to pass that the brother of Jared
cried unto the Lord, saying: O Lord, I have performed the
work which thou hast commanded me, and I have made the
barges according as thou hast directed me.
|2:19 And behold, O Lord, in them there is no light;
whither shall we steer? And also we shall perish, for in
them we cannot breathe, save it is the air which is in
them; therefore we shall perish.
|2:20 And the Lord said unto the brother of Jared:
Behold, thou shalt make a hole in the top, and also in
the bottom; and when thou shalt suffer for air thou shalt
unstop the hole and receive air. And if it be so that the
water come in upon thee, behold, ye shall stop the hole,
that ye may not perish in the flood.
|2:21 And it came to pass that the brother of Jared
did so, according as the Lord had commanded.
|2:22 And he cried again unto the Lord saying: O
Lord, behold I have done even as thou hast commanded me;
and I have prepared the vessels for my people, and behold
there is no light in them. Behold, O Lord, wilt thou
suffer that we shall cross this great water in darkness?
|2:23 And the Lord said unto the brother of Jared:
What will ye that I should do that ye may have light in
your vessels? For behold, ye cannot have windows, for
they will be dashed in pieces; neither shall ye take fire
with you, for ye shall not go by the light of fire.
|2:24 For behold, ye shall be as a whale in the midst
of the sea; for the mountain waves shall dash upon you.
Nevertheless, I will bring you up again out of the depths
of the sea; for the winds have gone forth out of my
mouth, and also the rains and the floods have I sent
|2:25 And behold, I prepare you against these things;
for ye cannot cross this great deep save I prepare you
against the waves of the sea, and the winds which have
gone forth, and the floods which shall come. Therefore
what will ye that I should prepare for you that ye may
have light when ye are swallowed up in the depths of the