1 Nephi 6:1 And now I Nephi do not give the genealogy of my fathers in this part of my record, neither at any time shall I give it after upon these plates which I am writing, for it is given in the record which has been kept by my father; wherefore I do not write it in this work.

1 Nephi 6:2 For it sufficeth me to say that we are a descendant of Joseph.

1 Nephi 6:3 And it mattereth not to me that I am particular to give a full account of all the things of my father, for they cannot be written upon these plates, for I desire the room that I may write of the things of God.

1 Nephi 6:4 For the fullness of mine intent is that I may persuade men to come unto the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob and be saved.

…​they are not of the world…​

KJV Bible, 1769, John 17:14

1 Nephi 6:5 Wherefore the things which are pleasing unto the world I do not write, but the things which are pleasing unto God and unto them which are not of the world.

1 Nephi 6:6 Wherefore I shall give commandment unto my seed that they shall not occupy these plates with things which are not of worth unto the children of men.

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