1 Nephi 16:32-33 — LeGrand Baker — “they did humble themselves before the Lord”

1 Nephi 16:32-33  

32 And it came to pass that I did return to our tents, bearing the beasts which I had slain; and now when they beheld that I had obtained food, how great was their joy! And it came to pass that they did humble themselves before the Lord, and did give thanks unto him.
33 And it came to pass that we did again take our journey, traveling nearly the same course as in the beginning; and after we had traveled for the space of many days we did pitch our tents again, that we might tarry for the space of a time.

Again the reference to his tents, this time following their acceptance to the instructions they received through the Liahona and their finding food. Nephi reported that they stayed in this new campsite ”for the space of a time.” He does not report the cause for this delay or even suggest that it was an unwelcome delay. Perhaps they stopped because they were near the city Nahom, and they sought provisions there. Perhaps it was to do missionary work among those people. Perhaps it was because Ishmael was too ill to travel. Perhaps all three reasons played into their decision.


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