The Iron Rod Podcast
The Iron Rod Podcast
Iron Rod 049 - 1 Nephi 1-2

We begin with a discussion of the Book of Lehi and the lost 116 pages, and then dive into the first two chapters of 1 Nephi. Topics include what it means to have goodly parents, to be highly favored of the Lord, and Lehi’s sacred experience that wasn’t “too sacred to talk about”.

D&C 3:12-14
1 Nephi 1:16-17

1 Nephi 19:1-2

D&C 10:38-51

Mormon 9:33

Ether 1:34

Ether 10:13

1 Nephi 17:35

1 Nephi 3:6

Mosiah 10:13-14

2 Nephi 1:19

Alma 48:20

Alma 27:27- 30

Alma 9:20-24

2 Nephi 1:17-20

1 Nephi 9:3-6

2 Nephi 5:28-31

1 Nephi 19:18-19

2 Nephi 11:2

2 Nephi 25:3-4

2 Nephi 33:3-9

1 Nephi 1:7-11, 18

D&C 76:20-21

1 Nephi 2:19

Lectures on Faith 6:5

Jeremiah 5:25-31

Jeremiah 7:1-11

1 Nephi 2:16-18

D&C 46:13-14

Mosiah 2:41

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7 comments on “Iron Rod 049 – 1 Nephi 1-2

  1. Great podcast as always. I was wondering if it was possible to easily add a forum to the website where we can discuss gospel topics etc. Instead of simply having comments. I just thought that might be more useful for having more in depth discussions.

  2. Jason Nov 14, 2019

    If you enter the coupon code (it is case sensitive) “ONEFIVE” (so all caps) on the lulu site they will give you 15% off of the purchase of the printed versions of the reformatted scriptures. I just found this out as I went to purchase some. I thought maybe someone else might find that code beneficial. Great job on these scriptures. That is a lot of hard work and I appreciate your efforts. Thank you.

  3. knowing what the prophet’s were testifying of and telling the people to repent of is important. What was said that caused Jerusalem to threaten and kill the prophets is covered in Jeremiah 5 and 7 and be destroyed and carried off into Babylon? Also note that Jacob, Nephi’s younger brother was more specific as to how they (Jerusalem) committed adultery. Jacob chapter 1:15-16, 2.:23‐34, 3:5-8. Jacob 2:31 suggests the multiple wives and concubines (polygamy) was being practiced in Jerusalem at the time of Lehi and Jeremiah and the people of Jerusalem were called to repentance.

    31 For behold, I, the Lord, have seen the sorrow, and heard the mourning of the daughters of my people in the land of Jerusalem, yea, and in all the lands of my people, because of the wickedness and abominations of their husbands.
    32 And I will not suffer, saith the Lord of Hosts, that the cries of the fair daughters of this people, which I have led out of the land of Jerusalem, shall come up unto me against the men of my people, saith the Lord of Hosts.

    Lehi even warned and commanded the people of Nephi not to practice this.

    34 And now behold, my brethren, ye know that these commandments were given to our father, Lehi; wherefore, ye have known them before; and ye have come unto great condemnation; for ye have done these things which ye ought not to have done.

  4. One Who Is Thirsting Jan 5, 2020

    Great scriptures to back things up.

    I love this translation of Jer. 5:31 from the New KJV.

    The prophets prophesy falsely, And the priests rule by their own power; And My people love to have it so. But what will you do in the end?

    Their own power being the key.

  5. I have recently found 1 Nephi 1:4-6 rather interesting.

    4For it came to pass in the commencement of the first year of the reign of Zedekiah, king
    of Judah, (my father, Lehi, having dwelt at Jerusalem in all his days); and in that same year
    there came many prophets, prophesying unto the people that they must repent, or the
    great city Jerusalem must be destroyed. 5Wherefore it came to pass that my father, Lehi, as
    he went forth prayed unto the Lord, yea, even with all his heart, in behalf of his people.
    6And it came to pass as he prayed unto the Lord, there came a pillar of fire and dwelt upon
    a rock before him; and he saw and heard much; and because of the things which he saw
    and heard he did quake and tremble exceedingly.

    I have always assumed that Lehi was either one of the “many prophets” or he immediately accepted the invitation to repent that the prophets that came to Jerusalem offered. I have always assumed that Lehi’s prayer that he offered was for those in Jerusalem who needed to repent to prevent destruction. Could it be possible, however, that his prayer was for the “many prophets”? Could he have prayed that the “many prophets” would be corrected in their deviating from the present teachings of the leaders of the Jews? Could he have been praying for the ‘apostate’ individuals who called for repentance and preached of Jerusalem’s impending destruction?

    It wasn’t until AFTER his pillar of fire experience and his subsequent vision that we see that Lehi “began to prophesy” (v.18). So it seems that he BECAME one of the “many prophets”, but prior to his visionary experience was he ‘kicking against the pricks’?

    Is this a doctrinally important note? No. I simply find it an interesting side note that Lehi could have possibly been a ‘yes-man’ Jew who prayed in behalf of those who were rebelling against the mainstream beliefs and that the Lord stepped in and corrected this error by turning him directly to the Lord. This then becomes one of the “tender mercies” that Nephi speaks of in the first verse of chapter 2.