The Nephites Separate from the Lamanites | 2 Nephi 5 | Book of Mormon


With Father gone, Nephi
thinks to rule over us. We have had much
trial because of him. It belongs to us to
rule over this people. Let us slay him. Lord, the anger of my brethren— they seek to take away my life. Lord, what is Thy will? Sam, Zoram. Nephi, what is it? They seek to take away my life. Will we fight our own brothers? The Lord has warned me that we should depart from them and flee into the wilderness. I’ll get the children. I love you. I can’t come with you. I wish you could come with us. O wretched man that I am! Yea, my heart sorroweth
because of my flesh; my soul grieveth because
of mine iniquities. I am encompassed about,
because of the temptations and the sins which do
so easily beset me. And when I desire to rejoice,
my heart groaneth because of my sins; nevertheless, I know in
whom I have trusted. My God hath been my support. He hath filled me with His love, even unto the
consuming of my flesh. Awake, my soul! No longer droop in sin. Rejoice, O my heart, and give place no more
for the enemy of my soul. Rejoice, O my heart, and cry unto the Lord, and say: O Lord, I will
praise Thee forever; yea, my soul will rejoice
in Thee, my God, and the rock of my salvation. We shall call the name
of this place Nephi. And the Lord was with us; and we did prosper exceedingly. And we did observe
to keep the judgments, and the statutes, and the commandments of the Lord. And we began to
raise flocks and herds, and animals of every kind. And I did cause my
people to be industrious, and to labor with their hands. And I did build a temple; and I did construct it
after the manner of the temple of Solomon save it were not built of
so many precious things. And I, Nephi, did
take the sword of Laban, and after the manner of it
did make many swords, lest by any means the people
who were now called the Lamanites should come upon
us and destroy us. And the Lord God
said unto me: Make other plates; and thou shalt engraven
many things upon them which are good in my sight. Nephi. Jacob. And I did consecrate
Jacob and Joseph, that they should be
priests and teachers over the land of my people. And it came to pass that we began to
prosper exceedingly, and to multiply in the land. And thirty years had passed away from the time we left Jerusalem. And we lived after
the manner of happiness.

100 thoughts on “The Nephites Separate from the Lamanites | 2 Nephi 5 | Book of Mormon

  1. I loved how he said they lived "after the manner of happiness". As I thought about how my wife and I are going to build our own people, how we want to live in that same manner and I know the only way to do that is to live after the manner we see depicted in the scriptures and those that keep the commandments. Titus 1:15 to try and become pure so that all things to us and our families are pure and full of joy.

  2. This is one of my most favorite chapters in the Book of Mormon. It reminds me though life presents many challenges, if we can go forward in trying to do the Lord’s will, then we will be strengthened.

    Living in the manner of happiness doesn’t mean that everything is perfect (Lehi taught that there is opposition in all things), yet by working to keep the commandments we can be happy.

  3. THIS PROVES TO ME. NEVER TRUST YOUR FAMILY. NEVER TRUST IN A MOTHER, FATHER, BROTHER OR SISTER!!!!! Mark my words. When it comes to inheriting money, your family will sell you out of everything!!!!!!!! They will write you off!!!!!!!!! They would rather see you dead than to give you anything. The only one you can trust is God.

  4. I've always wondered…how did they reproduce without marrying their cousins/double cousins (half-siblings genetically)? Or did they?

  5. It was awesome how they showed the pain of families having to separate because of bad choices by some. It's a painful reality that comes with choosing wrong, choosing pride and selfishness: hurting others in your wake. Nephi was admirable for continually going to the Lord to know how to handle challenges that likely often seemed impossible to overcome. He's been a great example for me.

  6. When Moses led the children of Israel through the wilderness they encountered flying fiery serpents. To save them, the Lord told Moses to fashion a serpent of brass on a pole and it was lifted up for all to see, and were told that all they had to do was look at it and be saved from death. But some refused to look because it was too simple; that it couldn’t possibly be the cure, and many perished.
    The Book of Mormon today is like the brass serpent of old. It’s been lifted up to the world to see but many tell themselves that it can’t possibly be a cure; it’s simply not worth the time; it’s too simple.
    Compared to a lifetime, a three to four weeks worth of time to read the book will sadly be too much time for many.
    For people truly seeking the truth in a downward spiraling world, they will take the time to read it and be saved.
    Please take the time!

  7. these videos have the same power of feelings that shows in the Joseph Smith building like Legacy, The testament, etc. I think is time to keep the commandments.

  8. At about 3:26 into the video. What did one of the boys whisper? And was Nephi shouting something when he came running earlier?

  9. I never thought about the fact that the cousins and sister in laws etc , the family basically, would be sad leaving each other. I guess I always imagined that everyone was angry with each other… but it makes so much sense now and my heart just hurts for them. I'm so thankful for the examples in the Book of Mormon, and how it teaches me and my family how to live and how to avoid certain things also. These videos have made it so real to me, I love reading from the BoM even more now, and I never thought that would be possible !!!!

  10. Interesting that the MC2 theory shows up in the production. The heartland model is being discarded even though Jospeh Smith himself prophecied literally dozens of times about the remnate of the lamenites being in the heartland. There was no 2 hill camora theory from ANY of the Q15 in 1835. Archeological evidence and DNA all prove a migration from north America to mezo america. Go ahead and read the Nauvoo council of fifty minutes volume of the Joseph Smith papers and tell me north America isn't where the BOM took place. Even nonmormon historians and researchers will tell you the BOM has north american native American folklore and perceived histories littered throughout.

  11. Solomon's temple was 180 feet long, 90 feet wide, and 50 feet high, took 7 years to build by over 180K workers. How is it possible that the Nephites, after having separated from the Lamanites and with no more than 50 people could construct a similar temple within 30 years after their arrival in America?
    Galatians 1:6-9
    Matthew 7:15

  12. How does this sound to you? What if I took a 940 nanometer wavelength, 2000 Petawatt, Cutting LASER and blasted my family from orbit?

  13. Thank you for these videos now I understand well about the Nephites and. the Lamanites, hoping for more videos to come, I love the BOM another testament of Jesus Christ.

  14. There are some issues with the English captions in this vid. A lot of grammatical or punctuation errors that could make it difficult to watch. Can you help?

  15. What a wonderful achievement! All the artists involved – actors, music, filming – have done such a magnificent job! I am always so very touched by how the sacred content of The Book of Mormon has been brought to this medium in such a thoughtful and touching way. Thank you all involved!!

  16. 2 Nephi 5:27
    "And it came to pass that we lived after the manner of happiness."

    After all the trials and challenges that we've encountered , we may be blessed and have a peace living with our family as we tried our best to seperate ourselves into the wicked things. :))

  17. Nephi knew literally from the beginning of the journey that the seed of his brethren would be separated. I can imagine the only thing keeping them together was Lehi. And the moment he was gone they separated. Laman had murderous intentions from the beginning.

  18. Is this the chapter when God curses the lamanites with the dark skin so they wouldn't mix with the seed of Nephi? I believe this is where we believe the American Indian evolved from correct?

  19. I never thought about how hard it would've been for the kids. Nephi's and Laman's children were probably best friends, and they had no idea why they had to just up and leave and never see their cousins again.

  20. When I watch these I often think—I probably won’t ever be like Nephi, who is a spiritual giant among men with unfailing faith, but I can be like Sam and follow Nephi.

  21. Aw snap, I would never have thought that it would be difficult to separate the family, especially the cousins and sisters, and never have see each other again

  22. I now suppose that the reason why Laman and Lemuel did not pursue them is that they probably did not have the support of their wives and children. And even the families of Ishmael might have had mixed feelings.

  23. Can anyone explain me verse 21 from this chapter? It says lamanites were cursed with a skin of blackness. The Lord separated them from the nephites with a different kind of color?

  24. This video with the ever so brief mention of Zoram and the sword of Laban makes me yearn to know more about who Zoram was, how he came to be in Laban's servitude, what that was like for him, etc. He's really one of those unsung heroes of the BoM because we know so little of him, yet he was always there doing what the Lord wanted with nary a complaint as far as we know.

  25. Guess they skipped over the whole "as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them." thing.
    Probably best to keep the racist parts out.

  26. I am loving the Book of Mormon even more thanks to these wonderful videos. I am really feeling what Nephi and his family went through both emotionally and physically – thank you

  27. If you are ever feeling down, just quote this scripture over and over again and then apply it to your life. It’s right after Nephi calls himself wretched and this helps him recognize his true self: 2 Nephi 4:28 Awake, my soul! No longer droop in sin. Rejoice, O my heart, and give place no more for the enemy of my soul.

  28. I know the Book of Mormon to be true,to be the word of God,it has helped me think of Christ and always trying to be good and always choose the righy everytime I read it,I invite you all to read it and pray about it and ask God if its true,then you will know what I mean. As a convert to this great Gosple as a devouted Catholic,I have no doubt about this great truth.

  29. Me watching this video i felt the spirit,About serving a mission and like leaving your family and loved ones.
    This video really encourages me like a lot

  30. When they first came upon the Land of Nephi and overlooking the valley, it reminded me of another event a couple of thousands years later…when someone said, overlooking another valley, "This is the right place, drive on!" 🙂

  31. I found this doctrine from MORmON History could someone tell me if it is true or not? "PRESIDENT NEILSON'S FIRST VISION"…. For it cum to pass… four I scored and eight many polygamous years ago, MORmON Land "Utah" became destitute of "True Religion" until a man, an angelic man from the heavens, known as "Captain Boner Eye" would deliver the truth once again. A righteous scroll in hand that was hung like a donkey, two seer stones lacheted in a wrinkly purse.

    The Angelic being began to speak to me. "Elder Nelson, I am Captain Boner Eye, I have cum to restore the Gosballs to the MORmON Church! Please Sucker them well as there is much suck to be given. The glory is great and well hung over you! Cum and feast upon the glory that you may know the truth that lies within!"

    So, it cum to pass that I did eat and partake of the great suck!

    The angelic being spoke to me like a well used harlot, "Bro Nelly shall be your new name! I deliver the power and glory you have so desired and prayed so fervently for! On your knees I Beseech thee move ye hense from the dirt that proceed the Seer Balls and sucker no more about the Rim of darkness!"

    And I, "Bro Nelly commenced to the Seer Balls and formed spectacles in which to interpret the mighty shaft of a scroll by the gift and glory of this heavenly being! I commenced a yanking, spanking, tugging, swallowing, sucking until I could interpret no more, with a little jiggle and jangle of the wrinkly sack and a loud belch the true Gosballs of MORmONISM exploded forth!
    I in a stupor of a mess, glued to the ground in emmense spooging truth, I knew what I had seen and done! I knew from that day forth my name would be had for the lying good and evil of The MORmON Church!"

    Captain Boner Eye spoke again to me saying, "Bro Nelly! from this day forth you shall be the Head of the church, the apostles the shaft and thy servants as chafe around the stones and tithes that stinketh as dirt be thy foundation from this day forth!"

    Praise be the Prophet Nelly! And they did feast and partake as "THE TRUE GOSBALLS HAD BEEN RESTORED!"…… I ASSUME THIS IS REAL DOCTRINE! ANYBODY?????

  32. Looks like a Meatloaf video. Church needs to get younger blood with testimony, faith and vision.
    Directors, writers, editors are sucking big time on this pseudo production

  33. Please fix the captions on this. Not appropriate that I be rolling on the floor in laughter while I watch. The video is wonderful!

  34. Does anyone know if they have plans to put all the videos together into a seamless movie? We would REALLY like to see it that way.

  35. I have to admit that I am somewhat bewildered. Was it too hard to make the actors playing Nephi and his wife look many years older, or did they just decide to get different actors? Nephi does not die until the Book of Jacob. Just wondering.

  36. I am so greatful for the Book of Mormon, my heart is full. The Spirit is with us and we must help spread the word to our friends and neighbors for it is Commanded Ye shall love thy Neighbors. Jesus is my savior, without him is unthinkable.

  37. Everyone, from now on just flag any Anti-Mormon comments on here. There’s no use debating with them and allowing Satan to stir contention further.

  38. I wonder if when they were fleeing into the wilderness if they ever thought about the camels and wish they still had the camels. Apparently those animals can haul nearly a thousand pounds!

  39. We have all of the bible sites for the most part. Yet not one site for BOM. There's a reason why they won't excavate the HILL cummorah. Because none if the millions bones from there will be found.

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