And now I speak unto you, Joseph, my last-born.
2 Thou wast born in the
wilderness of mine afflictions, yea, in the days of my greatest
sorrow did thy mother bear thee.
3 And may the Lord consecrate also
unto thee this land, which is a most precious land, for thine
inheritance and the inheritance of thy seed with thy brethren for thy
security forever, if it so be that ye shall keep the commandments of
the Holy One of Israel.
4 And now, Joseph, my last-born whom I have
brought out of the wilderness of mine afflictions, may the Lord bless
thee forever, for thy seed shall not utterly be destroyed.
behold, thou art the fruit of my loins and I am a descendant of
Joseph who was carried captive into Egypt.
6 And great were the
covenants of the Lord which he made unto Joseph.
7 Wherefore, Joseph
truly saw our day.
8 And he obtained a promise of the Lord that out of
the fruit of his loins the Lord God would raise up a righteous branch
unto the house of Israel.
9 Not the Messiah, but a branch which was to
be broken off, nevertheless to be remembered in the covenants of the
Lord that the Messiah should be made manifest unto them in the latter
days in the spirit of power unto the bringing of them out of darkness
unto light; yea, out of hidden darkness and out of captivity unto
10 For Joseph truly testified, saying, A seer shall the Lord my
God raise up who shall be a choice seer unto the fruit of my loins.
11 Yea, Joseph truly said, Thus saith the Lord unto me, A choice seer
will I raise up out of the fruit of thy loins and he shall be
esteemed highly among the fruit of thy loins.
12 And unto him will I
give commandment that he shall do a work for the fruit of thy loins,
his brethren, which shall be of great worth unto them, even to the
bringing of them to the knowledge of the covenants which I have made
with thy fathers.
13 And I will give unto him a commandment that he
shall do none other work save the work which I shall command him.
I will make him great in mine eyes for he shall do my work.
15 And he
shall be great like unto Moses whom I have said I would raise up unto
you to deliver my people, O house of Israel.
16 And Moses will I raise
up to deliver thy people out of the land of Egypt.
17 But a seer will I
raise up out of the fruit of thy loins and unto him will I give power
to bring forth my word unto the seed of thy loins.
18 And not to the
bringing forth my word only, saith the Lord, but to the convincing
them of my word which shall have already gone forth among them.
19 Wherefore, the fruit of thy loins shall write and the fruit of the
loins of Judah shall write.
20 And that which shall be written by the
fruit of thy loins and also that which shall be written by the fruit
of the loins of Judah shall grow together unto the confounding of
false doctrines, and laying down of contentions, and establishing
peace among the fruit of thy loins, and bringing them to the
knowledge of their fathers in the latter days, and also to the
knowledge of my covenants, saith the Lord.
21 And out of weakness he
shall be made strong in that day when my work shall commence among
all my people unto the restoring thee, O house of Israel, saith the
22 And thus prophesied Joseph, saying, Behold that seer will the
Lord bless and they that seek to destroy him shall be confounded, for
this promise of which I have obtained of the Lord, of the fruit of
thy loins, shall be fulfilled.
23 Behold I am sure of the fulfilling of
24 And his name shall be called after me and it shall be
after the name of his father.
25 And he shall be like unto me, for the
thing which the Lord shall bring forth by his hand by the power of
the Lord shall bring my people unto salvation.
26 Yea, thus prophesied
Joseph, I am sure of this thing even as I am sure of the promise of
Moses, for the Lord hath said unto me, I will preserve thy seed
27 And the Lord hath said, I will raise up a Moses, and I will
give power unto him in a rod, and I will give judgment unto him in
28 Yet I will not loose his tongue that he shall speak much,
for I will not make him mighty in speaking.
29 But I will write unto him
my law by the finger of mine own hand and I will make a spokesman for
30 And the Lord said unto me also, I will raise up unto the fruit
of thy loins and I will make for him a spokesman.
31 And I, behold, I
will give unto him that he shall write the writing of the fruit of
thy loins unto the fruit of thy loins, and the spokesman of thy loins
shall declare it.
32 And the words which he shall write shall be the
words which are expedient in my wisdom should go forth unto the fruit
of thy loins.
33 And it shall be as if the fruit of thy loins had cried
unto them from the dust, for I know their faith.
34 And they shall cry
from the dust, yea, even repentance unto their brethren, even after
many generations have gone by them.
35 And it shall come to pass that
their cry shall go even according to the simpleness of their words.
36 Because of their faith their words shall proceed forth out of my
mouth unto their brethren who are the fruit of thy loins, and the
weakness of their words will I make strong in their faith unto the
remembering of my covenant which I made unto thy fathers.
37 And now, behold, my son Joseph, after this manner did my father of old
38 Wherefore, because of this covenant thou art blessed, for
thy seed shall not be destroyed for they shall hearken unto the words
of the book.
39 And there shall rise up one mighty among them who shall
do much good, both in word and in deed, being an instrument in the
hands of God with exceeding faith to work mighty wonders and do that
thing which is great in the sight of God unto the bringing to pass
much restoration unto the house of Israel and unto the seed of thy
40 And now blessed art thou, Joseph.
41 Behold, thou art little,
Wherefore, hearken unto the words of thy brother Nephi and it shall
be done unto thee even according to the words which I have spoken.
42 Remember the words of thy dying father.