“Yea, and thus they were supported in their laziness, and in their idolatry, and in their whoredoms, by the taxes which king Noah had put upon his people; thus did the people labor exceedingly to support iniquity.”
"And if the time comes that the voice of the people doth choose iniquity, then is the time that the judgments of God will come upon you; yea, then is the time he will visit you with great destruction even as he has hitherto visited this land."
“And it came to pass that I, Nephi, did cause my people to be industrious, and to labor with their hands.”
2 Nephi 5:17
“Behold, here are the waters of Mormon (for thus were they called) and now, as ye are desirous to come into the fold of God, and to be called his people, and are willing to bear one another’s burdens, that they may be light …. Now I say unto you, if this be the desire of your hearts, what have you against being baptized in the name of the Lord, as a witness before him that ye have entered into a covenant with him, that ye will serve him and keep his commandments, that he may pour out his Spirit more abundantly upon you?”
“And it came to pass that after the space of two years that Abinadi came among them in disguise, that they knew him not, and began to prophesy among them.”
“What becometh of the souls of men is the thing which I have inquired diligently of the Lord to know; and this is the thing of which I do know.”
“And now it came to pass that the burdens which were laid upon Alma and his brethren were made light; yea, the Lord did strengthen them that they could bear up their burdens with ease, and they did submit cheerfully and with patience to all the will of the Lord”
“And are not they the ones who have stolen the daughters of the Lamanites?”
“And it came to pass that they took him and bound him, and scourged his skin with faggots, yea, even unto death”
"And now if Christ had not come into the world, speaking of things to come as though they had already come, there could have been no redemption."