KnoWhy

“Yea, and he also saw that their hearts were lifted up unto great boasting, in their pride.”
“And it had come to pass that my father spake unto her, saying: I know that I am a visionary man.”
“And I also beheld a strait and narrow path, which came along by the rod of iron, even to the tree by which I stood.”
“Wherefore, the Lord God will proceed to bring forth the words of the book; and in the mouth of as many witnesses as seemeth him good will he establish his word; and wo be unto him that rejecteth the word of God!”
“Knowest thou of any one that can translate? For I am desirous that these records should be translated into our language; for, perhaps, they will give us a knowledge of a remnant of the people who have been destroyed …. Now Ammon said unto him: I can assuredly tell thee, O king, of a man that can translate the records; for he has wherewith that he can look, and translate all records that are of ancient date; and it is a gift from God.”
“I made this record out of the plates of Nephi, and hid up in the hill Cumorah all the records which had been entrusted to me by the hand of the Lord, save it were these few plates which I gave unto my son Moroni.”
“Wherefore, the Lord hath commanded me to make these plates for a wise purpose in him, which purpose I know not.”