vs 5-6: Lehi is telling his son Joseph that a latter day prophet wil be born from his lineage. He is talking about Joseph Smith and the restoration of the gospel.
vs 8: is a reference to the restoration
vs 17: gives a small description of Joseph Smith's character. He was not a very educated person but had a great presence and influence on people
vs 19: reference to the writing and translation of the Book of Mormon
vs 17-35: Psalm of Nephi, in these verses Nephi pours out his heart
- he prays to the Lord for strength and forgiveness
- he asks for help w/ his enemies
vs 2-3: Laman and Lemuel want to kill Nephi b/c they think that he wants to be their ruler
Nephi and his believers leave and begin to prosper
vs 15-16: Nephi teaches his people how to build using all kinds of materials that are available to them. they begin to build a temple.