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107 Nevertheless, I went forth; And as I came near unto the house of Laban, I beheld a man, And he had fallen to the earth before me, for he was drunken with wine;
108 And when I came to him, I found that it was Laban;
109 And I beheld his sword, And I drew it forth from the sheath thereof and the hilt thereof was of pure gold, And the workmanship thereof was exceeding fine, And I saw that the blade thereof was of the most precious steel.
110 And it came to pass that I was constrained by the Spirit that I should kill Laban,
111 But I said in my heart, 'Never at any time have I shed the blood of man.' And I shrunk and would that I might not slay him.
112 And the Spirit saith unto me again: "Behold, the Lord hath delivered him into thy hands." Yea, and I also knew that he had sought to take away mine own life; Yea, and he would not hearken unto the commandments of the Lord; And he also had taken away our property.
113 And it came to pass that the Spirit said unto me again: "Slay him! for the Lord hath delivered him into thy hands;
114 Behold, the Lord slayeth the wicked to bring forth His righteous purposes;
115 It is better that one man should perish than that a nation should dwindle and perish in unbelief."
116 And now when I, Nephi, had heard these words, I remembered the words of the Lord which He spake unto me in the wilderness, saying that, "Inasmuch as thy seed shall keep My commandments, they shall prosper in the Land of Promise."
117 Yea, and I also thought that they could not keep the commandments of the Lord according to the law of Moses, save they should have the law;

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