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1 Nephi, chapter 6, from modern Hebrew, through ASL, into modern English:
Now I, Nephi, do not at any time
re-write my father’s book of genealogy,
the book of our ancestors,
nor will I at this time
write it upon these tablets (plates)
that I am using right now to write
for because it was (already) written
in the records saved by my father,
so I do not (need to) write it again here.
It’s simply enough to me
to me to tell you
that in our family,
we are descendants of Joseph.
I do not care to repeat all the genealogy
or my father’s “talks” (“speech-words”),
because it will not all fit
on these plates (that I have for writing).
But (I do care) to write
what is required of me by God,
and that is to record the words of God,
even the “talks” (“sermon-lectures”)
given to me by God
(and not yet recorded,
unlike my father’s talks,
which have already been recorded).
My full intention is to convince
all people to come to the God of Abraham,
and to the God of Isaac,
and to the God of Jacob,
and to Yeshua himself
(and be saved).
So, I will (also) not write
what the people want (to read),
but I will write only
what is right in God’s eyes
and to His (holy) people
who do not belong here
(in this world) forever
(because they are becoming celestial).
Holiness to the Lord,
the House (people) of the Lord.
So, I give (like a batch of starter for bread dough)
these plates of brass
to my descendants,
but ask that they not fill them up
with anything that is not of spiritual value
for the sake of all His holy people.