Comparison: 1 Nephi 4:13 -> John 11:50

1 Nephi 4:13 (1830 edition page 12) John 11:50
Behold the Lord slayeth the wicked to bring forth his righteous purposes: It is better that one man should perish, than that a nation should dwindle and perish in unbelief. Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.