Today I read 1 Nephi 7 where Nephi and his brethren go to Jerusalem again to pick up Ishmael's family so they can have wives and husbands. As I was reading this I wondered who married them? I know Nephi would not have acted as a husband without being properly married so who married them. After some thought and discussion with my wife, I think it was Lehi. He clearly had the Melchizedek priesthood, he was able to offer burnt offerings and it is through him that the Nephites had the Priesthood at all, so he clearly was a priest before leaving Jerusalem so I suppose he performed the ceremonies.
I've often thought it was interesting that Ishmael and his family had their hearts softened so completely that they were willing to leave everything and just go with Nephi and his brethren. They must have been some handsome men for those women to just up and leave with them! I wonder if the Lord softened their hearts and influenced them so that each pair of them only wanted one of the other? That would certainly be embarrassing if all 4 of them each wanted the same girl! I'm sure the Lord took care of it though. I wonder how far in advance the Lord prepared Ishmael's family for this moment? Probably since Ishmael's children were young. The Lord thinks of everything! Until tomorrow.