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Passage: Ether 1:38 - Ether 1:58
38 And it came to pass at the end of four years, that the Lord came again unto the Brother of Jared, and stood in a cloud and talked with him.
39 And for the space of three hours did the Lord talk with the Brother of Jared, and chastened him because he remembered not to call upon the name of the Lord.
40 And the Brother of Jared repented of the evil which he had done, and did call upon the name of the Lord for his brethren who were with him.
41 And the Lord said unto him, I will forgive thee and thy brethren of their sins; but thou shalt not sin any more, for ye shall remember that my Spirit will not always strive with man; wherefore if ye will sin until ye are fully ripe, ye shall be cut off from the presence of the Lord.
42 And these are my thoughts upon the land which I shall give you for your inheritance; for it shall be a land choice above all other lands.
43 And the Lord said, Go to work and build, after the manner of barges which ye have hitherto built.
44 And it came to pass that the Brother of Jared did go to work, and also his brethren, and built barges after the manner which they had built, according to the instructions of the Lord.
45 And they were small, and they were light upon the water, even like unto the lightness of a fowl upon the water; and they were built after a manner that they were exceeding tight, even that they would hold water like unto a dish;
46 And the bottom thereof was tight like unto a dish; and the sides there of were tight like unto a dish; and the ends thereof were peaked; and the top thereof was tight like unto a dish; and the length thereof was the length of a tree; and the door thereof, when it was shut, was tight like unto a dish.
47 And it came to pass that the Brother of Jared cried unto the Lord, saying, O Lord, I have performed the work which thou hast commanded me, and I have made the barges according as thou hast directed me.
48 And behold, O Lord, in them there is no light, whither shall we steer?
49 And also we shall perish, for in them we can not breathe, save it is the air which is in them; therefore we shall perish.
50 And the Lord said unto the Brother of Jared, Behold, thou shalt make a hole in the top thereof, and also in the bottom thereof; and when thou shalt suffer for air, thou shalt unstop the hole thereof, and receive air.
51 And if it so be that the water come in upon thee, behold, ye shall stop the hole thereof, that ye may not perish in the flood.
52 And it came to pass that the Brother of Jared did so, according as the Lord had commanded.
53 And he cried again unto the Lord, saying, O Lord, behold, I have done even as thou hast commanded me; and I have prepared the vessels for my people, and behold, there is no light in them.
54 Behold, O Lord, wilt thou suffer that we shall cross this great water in darkness?
55 And the Lord said unto the Brother of Jared, What will ye that I should do that ye may have light in your vessels?
56 For behold, ye can not have windows, for they will be dashed in pieces; neither shall ye take fire with you, for ye shall not go by the light of fire; for behold, ye shall be as a whale in the midst of the sea; for the mountain waves shall dash upon you.
57 Nevertheless, I will bring you up again out of the depths of the sea; for the winds have gone forth out of my mouth, and also the rains and the floods have I sent forth.
58 And behold, I prepare you against these things; for howbeit, ye can not cross this great deep, save I prepare you against the waves of the sea, and the winds which have gone forth, and the floods which shall come.
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