"And if it so be that they rebel against me, they shall be a scourge unto thy seed, to stir them up in the ways of remembrance."
The rebellious children of Nephi's brothers would remind the children of Nephi by fighting and putting them into bondage. This is a cycle of remembrance, or a cycle of repentance:
This happens many times. Even the children of Israel in the time of Moses struggled with this process. Being stuck in the wilderness for 40 years.
Generation from Nephi his brothers remind generation from Nephi how? war, bondage, slave. this cycle, circle.
Happen much, people Israel with Moses struggle process. stuck in no people land for 40 year.