2 Nephi 28:1 And now behold, my brethren, I have spoken unto you according as the Spirit hath constrained me; wherefore I know that they must surely come to pass.

2 Nephi 28:2 And the things which shall be written out of the book shall be of great worth unto the children of men and especially unto our seed, which are a remnant of the house of Israel.

2 Nephi 28:3 For it shall come to pass in that day that the churches which are built up and not unto the Lord, when the one shall say unto the other: Behold I, I am the Lord’s! And the other shall say: I, I am the Lord’s!--and thus shall every one say that hath built up churches and not unto the Lord.

2 Nephi 28:4 And they shall contend one with another, and their priests shall contend one with another. And they shall teach with their learning and deny the Holy Ghost, which giveth utterance.

2 Nephi 28:5 And they deny the power of God, the Holy One of Israel. And they say unto the people: Hearken unto us and hear ye our precept. For behold, there is no God today; for the Lord and the Redeemer hath done his work, and he hath given his power unto men.

2 Nephi 28:6 Behold, hearken ye unto my precept. If they shall say there is a miracle wrought by the hand of the Lord, believe it not! For this day he is not a God of miracles; he hath done his work.

And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die.

KJV Bible, 1769, Isaiah 22:13

If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.

KJV Bible, 1769, 1 Corinthians 15:32

And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

KJV Bible, 1769, Luke 12:19

2 Nephi 28:7 Yea, and there shall be many which shall say: Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die and it shall be well with us.

And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die.

KJV Bible, 1769, Isaiah 22:13

2 Nephi 28:8 And there shall also be many which shall say: Eat, drink, and be merry, nevertheless fear God. He will justify in committing a little sin. Yea, lie a little, take the advantage of one because of his words, dig a pit for thy neighbor; there is no harm in this. And do all these things, for tomorrow we die. And if it so be that we are guilty, God will beat us with a few stripes, and at last we shall be saved in the kingdom of God.

Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?

KJV Bible, 1769, Isaiah 29:15

2 Nephi 28:9 Yea, and there shall be many which shall teach after this manner false and vain and foolish doctrines and shall be puffed up in their hearts and shall seek deep to hide their counsels from the Lord, and their works shall be in the dark.

2 Nephi 28:10 And the blood of the saints shall cry from the ground against them.

2 Nephi 28:11 Yea, they have all gone out of the way. They have become corrupted because of pride.

2 Nephi 28:12 And because of false teachers and false doctrines, their churches have become corrupted and their churches are lifted up; because of pride they are puffed up.

2 Nephi 28:13 They rob the poor because of their fine sanctuaries; they rob the poor because of their fine clothing. And they persecute the meek and the poor in heart because in their pride they are puffed up.

2 Nephi 28:14 They wear stiff necks and high heads; yea, and because of pride and wickedness and abominations and whoredoms, they have all gone astray save it be a few which are the humble followers of Christ. Nevertheless they are led that in many instances they do err because they are taught by the precepts of men.

wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?

KJV Bible, 1769, Acts 13:10

And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell

KJV Bible, 1769, Luke 10:15

2 Nephi 28:15 O the wise and the learned and the rich that are puffed up in the pride of their hearts, and all they that preach false doctrines, and all they that commit whoredoms and pervert the right way of the Lord, woe woe woe be unto them, saith the Lord God Almighty, for they shall be thrust down to hell.

2 Nephi 28:16 Woe unto them that turn aside the just for a thing of naught and revile against that which is good and say that it is of no worth, for the day shall come that the Lord God will speedily visit the inhabitants of the earth. And in that day that they are fully ripe in iniquity they shall perish.

2 Nephi 28:17 But behold, if the inhabitants of the earth shall repent of their wickedness and abominations, they shall not be destroyed, saith the Lord of Hosts.

2 Nephi 28:18 But behold, that great and abominable church, the whore of all the earth, must tumble to the earth; and great must be the fall thereof.

2 Nephi 28:19 For the kingdom of the devil must shake. And they which belong to it must needs be stirred up unto repentance, or the devil will grasp them with his everlasting chains and they be stirred up to anger and perish.

2 Nephi 28:20 For behold, at that day shall he rage in the hearts of the children of men and stir them up to anger against that which is good.

2 Nephi 28:21 And others will he pacify and lull them away into carnal security, that they will say: All is well in Zion; yea, Zion prospereth. All is well! And thus the devil cheateth their souls and leadeth them away carefully down to hell.

2 Nephi 28:22 And behold, others he flattereth away and telleth them: There is no hell. And he saith unto them: I am no devil, for there is none. And thus he whispereth in their ears until he grasps them with his awful chains, from whence there is no deliverance.

…​into the lake of fire and brimstone…​tormented day and night for ever and ever.

KJV Bible, 1769, Revelation 20:10

2 Nephi 28:23 Yea, they are grasped with death and hell and the devil; and all that have been seized therewith must stand before the throne of God and be judged according to their works, from whence they must go into the place prepared for them, even a lake of fire and brimstone, which is endless torment.

2 Nephi 28:24 Therefore woe be unto him that is at ease in Zion!

2 Nephi 28:25 Woe be unto him that crieth: All is well!

2 Nephi 28:26 Yea, woe be unto him that hearkeneth unto the precepts of men and denieth the power of God and the gift of the Holy Ghost.

2 Nephi 28:27 Yea, woe be unto him that saith: We have received and we need no more.

2 Nephi 28:28 And in fine, woe unto all they that tremble and are angry because of the truth of God. For behold, he that is built upon the rock receiveth it with gladness. And he that is built upon a sandy foundation trembleth lest he shall fall.

2 Nephi 28:29 Woe be unto him that shall say: We have received the word of God, and we need no more of the word of God, for we have enough.

For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

KJV Bible, 1769, Isaiah 28:10

But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

KJV Bible, 1769, Isaiah 28:13

For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

KJV Bible, 1769, Matthew 13:12

2 Nephi 28:30 For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line and precept upon precept, here a little and there a little. And blessed are they that hearken unto my precepts and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom. For unto him that receiveth I will give more; and them that shall say we have enough, from them shall be taken away even that which they have.

Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

KJV Bible, 1769, Jeremiah 17:5

2 Nephi 28:31 Cursed is he that putteth his trust in man or maketh flesh his arm, or shall hearken unto the precepts of men, save their precepts shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost.

The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

KJV Bible, 1769, Isaiah 9:12

2 Nephi 28:32 Woe be unto the Gentiles, saith the Lord God of Hosts; for notwithstanding I shall lengthen out mine arm unto them from day to day, they will deny me. Nevertheless I will be merciful unto them, saith the Lord God, if they will repent and come unto me. For mine arm is lengthened out all the day long, saith the Lord God of Hosts.

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