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I Nephi 1:9
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9    And he also saw twelve others following Him,
And their brightness did exceed that of the stars
    in the firmament;
And they came down and went forth
    upon the face of the earth.
10    And the first came and stood before my father and gave unto
    him a book and bade him that he should read it.
11    And it came to pass that as he read, he was filled with
    the Spirit of the Lord;
And he read, saying:
"Wo, wo unto Jerusalem, for I have seen thine
    abominations!"
12    Yea, and many things did my father read concerning
    Jerusalem-that it should be adestroyed,
And the inhabitants thereof-many should perish
    by the sword,
And many should be carried away captive into Babylon.
13    And it came to pass that when my father had read
    and saw many great and marvelous things, he did
    exclaim many things unto the Lord, such as:
"Great and marvelous are Thy works,
    O Lord God Almighty!
Thy throne is high in the heavens!
And Thy power and goodness and mercy are over
    all the inhabitants of the earth;
And because Thou art merciful, Thou wilt not suffer those
    who come unto Thee, that they shall perish!"
14    And after this manner was the language of my father
    in the praising of his God,
For his soul did rejoice and his whole heart was filled
    because of the things which he had seen, yea,
    which the Lord had shown unto him.
15    And now I, Nephi, do not make a full account of the things
    which my father hath written,
For he hath written many things which he saw in visions
    and in dreams;
16    And he also hath written many things which he prophesied
    and spake unto his children, of which I shall not make
    a full account,
But I shall make an account of my proceedings in my days.
17    Behold, I make an abridgment of the record of my father
    upon plates which I have made with mine own hands;
Wherefore, after that I have abridged the record of my
    father, then will I make an account of mine own life.
18    Therefore, I would that ye should know that after the Lord
    had shown so many marvelous things unto my father
    Lehi, yea, concerning the destruction of Jerusalem,
Behold, he went forth among the people and began to
    prophesy and to declare unto them concerning the
    things which he had both seen and heard.

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