2 Nephi 24

2 Nephi 24: Israel Shall Triumph

Israel will be settled in its own land, and rule over strangers. The whole earth will rejoice at the fall of the king of Babylon. The pomp of Babylon shall come to nothing, and be received in hell.

“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!  Art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart:  I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and shall consider thee, and shall say: Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms? And made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof, and opened not the house of his prisoners?” (2 Nephi 24:12-17)

Unlike other kings who sleep in glory, the king of Babylon will be cast out of his grave. Assyria and Philistia will also be crushed.

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2 Nephi 23

2 Nephi 23: The World will be Destroyed

The burden against Babylon. (‘Burden’ = an important message causing sorrow.) An army comes against Babylon. A day of the Lord is promised – great slaughter shall occur, and humans will be more rare than gold. The Medes will be stirred up against Babylon. Babylon will be laid waste, and populated only by wild beasts.

“For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.” (2 Nephi 23:10)

“There for I [God] will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place…” (2 Nephi 23:13)

“…every man’s heart shall melt…” (2 Nephi 23:7)

In the Last Days we shall see great wonders in the skies, the stars and the moon shall cease to give light and/or shall be darkened. The heavens and the earth shall move out of her place (earthquakes) and mankind shall lose their hearts. Look around the world today and it is easy to see that people have lost their hearts.