Lehi Sees an Iron Rod and Those Who Fall Away | 1 Nephi 8:19–28 | Book of Mormon

In his vision, Lehi notices a rod of iron leading to the tree  of life by which he stands. Next to the rod of iron is a strait and narrow path. Concourses of people are pressing forward along the path when a mist of darkness arises, and many lose their way. Those who had taken hold of the rod of iron survive the mist of darkness, arrive at the tree, and partake of the fruit. Lehi notices a great and spacious building filled with rich–looking men and women. They scoff at and mock those who have partaken of the fruit. Many are ashamed and fall away into forbidden paths and are lost.

Based on 1 Nephi 8:19–28:
19 And I beheld a rod of iron, and it extended along the bank of the river, and led to the tree by which I stood.
20 And I also beheld a strait and narrow path, which came along by the rod of iron, even to the tree by which I stood; and it also led by the head of the fountain, unto a large and spacious field, as if it had been a world.
21 And I saw numberless concourses of people, many of whom were pressing forward, that they might obtain the path which led unto the tree by which I stood.
22 And it came to pass that they did come forth, and commence in the path which led to the tree.
23 And it came to pass that there arose a mist of darkness; yea, even an exceedingly great mist of darkness, insomuch that they who had commenced in the path did lose their way, that they wandered off and were lost.
24 And it came to pass that I beheld others pressing forward, and they came forth and caught hold of the end of the rod of iron; and they did press forward through the mist of darkness, clinging to the rod of iron, even until they did come forth and partake of the fruit of the tree.
25 And after they had partaken of the fruit of the tree they did cast their eyes about as if they were ashamed.
26 And I also cast my eyes round about, and beheld, on the other side of the river of water, a great and spacious building; and it stood as it were in the air, high above the earth.
27 And it was filled with people, both old and young, both male and female; and their manner of dress was exceedingly fine; and they were in the attitude of mocking and pointing their fingers towards those who had come at and were partaking of the fruit.
28 And after they had tasted of the fruit they were ashamed, because of those that were scoffing at them; and they fell away into forbidden paths and were lost.

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