15 But unto the righteous, it shall be blessed for ever.
16 And behold, it is wisdom that this land should be kept as yet from the knowledge of other nations;
17 For, behold, many nations would overrun the land, that there would be no place for an inheritance.
18 Wherefore, I, Lehi, have obtained a promise, that inasmuch as those whom the Lord God shall bring out of the land of Jerusalem shall keep his commandments, they shall prosper upon the face of this land;
19 And they shall be kept from all other nations, that they may possess this land unto themselves.
20 And if it so be that they shall keep his commandments, they shall be blessed upon the face of this land,
21 And there shall be none to molest them, nor to take away the land of their inheritance; and they shall dwell safely for ever.
22 But behold, when the time cometh that they shall dwindle in unbelief, after they have received so great blessings from the hand of the Lord; having a knowledge of the creation of the earth, and all men, knowing the great and marvelous works of the Lord from the creation of the world; having power given them to do all things by faith; having all the commandments from the beginning, and having been brought by his infinite goodness into this precious land of promise;
23 Behold, I say, If the day shall come that they will reject the Holy One of Israel, the true Messiah, their Redeemer and their God, behold, the judgments of him that is just, shall rest upon them;
24 Yea, he will bring other nations unto them, and he will give unto them power, and he will take away from them the lands of their possessions, and he will cause them to be scattered and smitten.
25 Yea, as one generation passeth to another, there shall be bloodsheds and great visitations among them;