“I, Nephi, having been born of goodly parents, . . . therefore I make a record of my proceedings in my days.”
“Yea, even six hundred years from the time that my father left Jerusalem, a prophet would the Lord God raise up among the Jews—even a Messiah, or, in other words, a Savior of the world.”
“For behold, methought I saw in my dream, a dark and dreary wilderness.”
“Now it came to pass that I, Nephi, did teach my brethren these things; and it came to pass that I did read many things to them, which were engraven upon the plates of brass, that they might know concerning the doings of the Lord in other lands, among people of old.”
“I did arm them with bows, and with arrows, with swords, and with cimeters, and with clubs, and with slings.”
"And the Spirit said unto me: Behold, what desirest thou? And I said: I desire to behold the things which my father saw."
“And there were many highways cast up, and many roads made, which led from city to city, and from land to land, and from place to place.”