1 Nephi 5

Location: the wilderness

People: Nephi’s family – no new people

Important events and details:

  • Sariah complains to Lehi that he is a visionary man, and now because of it their sons are lost. Lehi comforts Sariah by telling her that the Lord will deliver their sons.
  • Nephi and his brothers return with the brass plates, Lehi and Sariah offer sacrifice and burnt offerings to thank God, and Lehi begins to search the brass plates. Lehi discovers that they are descendants of Joseph of Egypt.

Favorite verses:

18 That these plates of brass should go forth unto all nations, kindreds, tongues and people who were of his seed.

21 And we had obtained the records which the Lord had commanded us, and searched them and found that they were desirable; yea, even of great worth unto us…

22 Wherefore, it was wisdom in the Lord that we should carry them with us…


  • Sometimes we are given commandments, not knowing why or what kinds of blessing they will bring, but when we follow and keep them, we see the blessing we receive and are able to glimpse a part of Heavenly Father’s plan for us.


  • Am I as anxious to study and search the scriptures as Nephi and Lehi?

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