|33:1 And now I, Nephi, cannot write all the things
which were taught among my people; neither am I mighty in
writing, like unto speaking; for when a man speaketh by
the power of the Holy Ghost the power of the Holy Ghost
carrieth it unto the hearts of the children of men.
|33:2 But behold, there are many that harden their
hearts against the Holy Spirit, that it hath no place in
them; wherefore, they cast many things away which are
written and esteem them as things of naught.
|33:3 But I, Nephi, have written what I have written,
and I esteem it as of great worth, and especially unto my
people. For I pray continually for them by day, and mine
eyes water my pillow by night, because of them; and I cry
unto my God in faith, and I know that he will hear my
|33:4 And I know that the Lord God will consecrate my
prayers for the gain of my people. And the words which I
have written in weakness will be made strong unto them;
for it persuadeth them to do good; it maketh known unto
them of their fathers; and it speaketh of Jesus, and persuadeth them to believe in him, and to 1endure to the end, which is life eternal.
|| Matthew 24:13: But
he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be
|33:5 And it speaketh harshly against sin, according
to the plainness of the truth; wherefore, no man will be
angry at the words which I have written save he shall be
of the spirit of the devil.
|33:6 I glory in plainness; I glory in truth; I glory
in my Jesus, for he hath redeemed my soul from hell.
|33:7 I have charity for my people, and great faith
in Christ that I shall meet many souls spotless at his
|33:8 I have charity for the Jew--I say Jew, because
I mean them from whence I came.
|33:9 I also have charity for the Gentiles. But
behold, for none of these can I hope except they shall be
reconciled unto Christ, and 1enter into the narrow gate, and walk in the
strait path which leads to life, and continue in the path
until the end of the day of probation.
|| Matthew 7:13-14: Enter ye in at the strait
gate...Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way,
which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
|33:10 And now, my beloved brethren, and also Jew, and
all ye ends of the earth, hearken unto these words and
believe in Christ; and if ye believe not in these words believe
in Christ. And if ye shall believe in Christ ye will
believe in these words, for they are the words of Christ,
and he hath given them unto me; and they teach all men
that they should do good.
|33:11 And if they are not the words of Christ, judge ye--for Christ will show unto you, with
power and great glory, that they are his words, at the
last day; and you and I shall stand face to face before
his bar; and ye shall know that I have been commanded of
him to write these things, notwithstanding my weakness.
|33:12 And I pray the Father in the name of Christ that many of us, if not all, may be saved in
his kingdom at that great and last day.
|33:13 And now, my beloved brethren, all those who are
of the house of Israel, and all ye ends of the earth, I
speak unto you as the voice of one crying from the dust:
Farewell until that great day shall come.
|33:14 And you that will not partake of the goodness
of God, and respect the words of the Jews, and also my
words, and the words which shall proceed forth out of the
mouth of the Lamb
of God, behold, I bid you an
everlasting farewell, for these words shall condemn you
at the last day.
|33:15 For what I seal on earth, shall be brought
against you at the judgment bar; for thus hath the Lord
commanded me, and I must obey. Amen.