Book of Mormon
Chiasmus in the Sermon on the Mount
Chiasmus in the Book of Enos
7 And behold, an angel of the Lord hath declared it unto me, and he did bring glad tidings to my soul. And behold, I was sent unto you to declare it unto you also, that ye might have glad tidings; but behold ye would not receiveme.
8 Therefore, thus saith the Lord: Because of the hardness of the hearts of the people of the Nephites, except they repent I will take away my word from them, and I willwithdraw my Spirit from them, and I will suffer them no longer, and I will turn the hearts of their brethren against them.
A 3. Now these are their names who did contend for the judgment-seat, who did also cause the people to contend: Pahoran, Paanchi, and Pacumeni.
B 4. Now these are not all the sons of Pahoran (for he had many),
A but these are they who did contend for the judgment-seat; therefore, they did cause three divisions among the people.
1 Nephi 01:20-02:01
1:20 - 2:1
A 1:20 And when the Jews heard these things they were angry with him; yea, even as with the prophets of old, whom they had cast out, and stoned, and slain; and they also sought his life, that they might take it away.
B But behold, I, Nephi, will show unto you that the tender mercies of the Lord
are over all those whom he hath chosen,
because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance.
1 Nephi 01:19-20
19 - 20a
A 19. And it came to pass that the Jews did mock him because of the things which he testified of them;
B for he truly testified of their wickedness and their abominations;
C and he testified that the things which he saw and heard,
and also the things which he read in the book,
1 Nephi 01:18-19
A 18. Therefore, I would that ye should know, that after the Lord had shown so many marvelous things unto my father, Lehi, yea, concerning the destruction of Jerusalem,
B behold he went forth among the people, and began to prophesy and to declare unto them
concerning the things which he had both seen and heard.
C 19. And it came to pass that the Jews did mock him because of the things which he testified of them;
1 Nephi 01:18
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
1 Nephi 01:17
A 17. But I shall make an account of my proceedings in my days.
B Behold, I make an abridgment of the record of my father,
C upon plates which I have made with mine own hands;
B' wherefore, after I have abridged the record of my father
A' then will I make an account of mine own life.
1 Nephi 01:16
A 16. And now I, Nephi, do not make a full account
B of the things which my father hath written,
C for he hath written many things
D which he saw in visions and in dreams;
C' and he also hath written many things
B' which he prophesied and spake unto his children,