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"Hell Hath Enlarged Herself... Without Measure," 2 Nephi 15:14

2 Nephi 15:14

This is a chilling description of the demise of God's people because of their failure to acquire testimony and live according to its precepts.

Vs. 14 - "Therefore, hell hath enlarged herself," These are the preparations that devil has made (perhaps preparations isn't the proper term) to receive the wicked, who should have been the righteous. "...and opened her mouth without measure;" It seems that void into which they are descending at this point is so hard to escape, and so all consuming, that to define its ends seems impossible, for they are "without measure."

"And their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it." It is as if one were stuck in a small paddle boat 50 feet from the edge of a great waterfall, realizing that everyone is going off a cliff into destruction. The reality of surviving such is unthinkable. Being stuck in the current of destruction, and powerful downward pull makes it hard to see the direction in which they are being pulled.

The irony of the situation is that it is the glory and the multitude and the pomp that makes it so hard to see the direction in which one is travelling is a straight ticket into the depths of despair.