1 Nephi 01:15-18
A because of the things which he had seen,
B yea, which the Lord had shown unto him.
16. C A And now I, Nephi, do not make a full account
D B of the things which my father hath written,
C for he hath written many things
D which he saw in visions
D and in dreams;
C and he also hath written many things
B which he prophesied and spake unto his children,
E A of which I shall not make a full account.
17. E A But I shall make an account of my proceedings in my days.
D B Behold, I make an abridgment of the record of my father,
C Upon plates which I have made
C with mine own hands;
B wherefore, after I have abridged the record of my father
C A then will I make an account of mine own life.
18. Therefore, I would that ye should know,
B A that after the Lord had shown
B so many marvelous things unto my father, Lehi, yea, concerning the
destruction of Jerusalem,
C behold he went forth among the people,
D and began to prophesy
D and to declare
C unto them
B concerning the things
A A which he had both seen and heard. (chiasmus)
Parry BMT 2; ABCDEEDCBA; multistructural.