49 And I spake unto Sam, making known unto him the things which the Lord had manifested unto me by his Holy Spirit.
50 And it came to pass that he believed in my words;
51 But behold Laman and Lemuel would not hearken unto my words:
52 And being grieved because of the hardness of their hearts, I cried unto the Lord for them.
53 And it came to pass that the Lord spake unto me, saying, Blessed art thou Nephi, because of thy faith, for thou hast sought me diligently, with lowliness of heart.
54 And inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments, ye shall prosper, and shall be led to a land of promise; yea, even a land which I have prepared for you; yea, a land which is choice above all other lands.
55 And inasmuch as thy brethren shall rebel against thee, they shall be cut off from the presence of the Lord.
56 And inasmuch as thou shalt keep my commandments, thou shalt be made a ruler and a teacher over thy brethren.
57 For behold, in that day that they shall rebel against me, I will curse them even with a sore curse, and they shall have no power over thy seed, except they shall rebel against me also.
58 And if it so be that they rebel against me, they shall be a scourge unto thy seed, to stir them up in the ways of remembrance.
59 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, returned from speaking with the Lord, to the tent of my father.