Figure 2

 (A) Lehi's Account 
( 1 Nephi 1-9)

(B) Nephi's Account
(1 Nephi 10-22)

1. Nephi makes a record (or account) of his proceedings but first gives an abridgment of Lehi's record (1:1-3, 16-17).

1. Nephi now commences to give an account of his proceedings, reign, and ministry but first "must speak somewhat of the things of [his] father, and . . . brethren" (10:1).

2. Nephi gives a brief account of Lehi's prophecies to the Jews, based on visions he received in Jerusalem (1:5-15, 19).

2. Nephi reports Lehi's prophecies about the Jews, as given to Laman and Lemuel in the wilderness (10:2-15)

3. Lehi is commanded to journey into the wilderness, and he pitches his tent in the valley he names Lemuel (2:1-7).

3. Nephi desires to see, hear, and know these mysteries; he is shown a great vision by the Spirit of the Lord and by an angel (10:17-14:30).

4. Lehi teaches and exhorts his sons, and they are confounded (2:8-15).

4. Nephi instructs and exhorts his brothers, and they are confounded (15:6-16:6)

5. Nephi desires to know the mysteries of God; he is visited by the Holy Spirit and is spoken to by the Lord (2:16-3:1).

5. Lehi is commanded to journey further into the wilderness, and he pitches his tent in the land he names Bountiful (16:9-17:6).

6. Lehi is commanded in a dream to send his sons for the brass plates of Laban; this he does (3:2-5:22).

6. Nephi is commanded by the voice of the Lord to construct a ship; this he does (17:6-18:4).

7. In response to a command from the Lord, Lehi sends for Ishmael's family (7:1-22).

7. In response to a command from the Lord, Lehi enters the ship and then sails (18:5-23).

8. They gather seeds of every (8:1).

8. Lehi's family plants the seeds and reaps in abundance (18:24).

9. Lehi reports to his sons the great vision received in the wilderness (8:2-35).

9. Nephi details the distinctions between the two sets of plates (19:1-7).

10. Lehi preaches and prophesies to Laman and Lemuel (8:36-38).

10. Nephi preaches and prophesies to Laman and Lemuel, his descendants, and all Israel (19:7-21:26)

11. Nephi makes a distinction between the two sets of plates (9:1-5).

11. To explain Isaiah's prophecies to his brothers, Nephi draws on the great vision given to him and Lehi (22:1-28).

12. Nephi ends with a general formulation of his thesis, focusing on the knowledge and power of God, and with the formal close: "And thus it is. Amen" (9:6).

12. Nephi ends with the highest formulation of his thesis, focusing on the salvation of man, and with the formal close: "And thus it is. Amen" (22:29-31).