And therefore they were smitten with famine and sore afflictions to stir them up in remembrance of their duty.
And now it came to pass that Mosiah went and did as his father had commanded him and proclaimed unto all the people which were in the Land of Zarahemla, That thereby they might gather themselves together to go up to the temple to hear the words which his father should speak unto them.
And it came to pass that after Mosiah had done as his father had commanded him and had made a proclamation throughout all the land, That the people gathered themselves together throughout all the land, that they might go up to the temple to hear the words which King Benjamin should speak unto them;
And there were a great number, even so many that they did not number them, For they had multiplied exceedingly and waxed great in the land.
And they also took of the firstlings of their flocks, that they might offer sacrifice and burnt offerings according to the law of Moses,
And also, that they might give thanks to the Lord their God who had brought them out of the Land of Jerusalem, And who had delivered them out of the hands of their enemies and had appointed just men to be their teachers, And also a just man to be their king 32
who had established peace in the Land of Zarahemla, And who had taught them to keep the commandments of God, that thereby they might rejoice and be filled with love toward God and all men.
And it came to pass that when they came up to the temple, they pitched their tents round about, Every man according to his family- consisting of his wife, and his sons and his daughters, and their sons and their daughters, from the eldest down to the youngest- Every family being separate one from another.
And they pitched their tents round about the temple, Every man having his tent with the door thereof toward the temple, that thereby they might remain in their tents and hear the words which King Benjamin should speak unto them;
For the multitude being so great that King Benjamin could not teach them all within the walls of the temple, Therefore, he caused a tower to be erected, that thereby his people might hear the words which he should speak unto them.
And it came to pass that he began to speak to his people from the tower; And they could not all hear his words because of the greatness of the multitude,
Israel Shall Call Upon Jesus
Jesus reveals himself to a notable Jewish scientist.
Dr. James Tour shares his life-changing testimony of Jesus here:
"Yea, when ye shall call upon the Father in my name, with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, then shall ye know that the Father hath remembered the covenant which he made unto your fathers, O house of Israel;"
"And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications; and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.