I am reading in 2 Nephi. I’m just finishing up the first chapter, and Lehi is talking to Laman and Lemeul, asking them to lay off Nephi. We know of course that they don’t.
But this got me thinking.
Why did they always try to hurt or kill (I guess killing is still hurting) Nephi?
I mean, they could have just stayed in Jerusalem. I don’t think anyone forced them to come along. They certainly had two more chances to just stay back.
For that matter, once they got to the promised land, why didn’t they just take off? Why not go sulk somewhere and take their families with them? If they didn’t like it, why not just leave?
Why try to kill Nephi?