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Passage: 1 Nephi 5:189 - 1 Nephi 5:209
189 Nevertheless, the Lord did suffer it, that he might shew forth his power, unto the fulfilling of his word which he had spoken concerning the wicked.
190 And it came to pass that after they had bound me, insomuch that I could not move, the compass, which had been prepared of the Lord, did cease to work;
191 Wherefore, they knew not whither they should steer the ship, insomuch, that there arose a great storm, yea, a great and terrible tempest;
192 And we were driven back upon the waters for the space of three days;
193 And they began to be frightened exceedingly, lest they should be drowned in the sea;
194 Nevertheless, they did not loose me.
195 And on the fourth day which we had been driven back, the tempest began to be exceeding sore.
196 And it came to pass that we were about to be swallowed up in the depths of the sea.
197 And after we had been driven back upon the waters for the space of four days, my brethren began to see that the judgments of God were upon them, and that they must perish, save that they should repent of their iniquities;
198 Wherefore, they came unto me and loosed the bands which were upon my wrists, and behold, they had swollen exceedingly; and also mine ankles were much swollen, and great was the soreness thereof.
199 Nevertheless, I did look unto my God, and I did praise him all the day long; and I did not murmur against the Lord because of mine afflictions.
200 Now, my father Lehi, had said many things unto them, and also unto the sons of Ishmael; but behold, they did breathe out much threatenings against any one that should speak for me;
201 And my parents being stricken in years, and having suffered much grief because of their children, they were brought down, yea, even upon their sick beds.
202 Because of their grief, and much sorrow, and the iniquity of my brethren, they were brought near even to be carried out of this time, to meet their God;
203 Yea, their grey hairs were about to be brought down to lie low in the dust;
204 Yea, even they were near to be cast, with sorrow, into a watery grave.
205 And Jacob and Joseph also, being young, having need of much nourishment, were grieved because of the afflictions of their mother;
206 And also my wife, with her tears and prayers, and also my children, did not soften the hearts of my brethren, that they would loose me;
207 And there was nothing, save it were the power of God, which threatened them with destruction, could soften their hearts;
208 Wherefore, when they saw that they were about to be swallowed up in the depths of the sea, they repented of the thing which they had done, insomuch that they loosed me.
209 And it came to pass after they had loosed me, behold, I took the compass, and it did work whither I desired it.
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