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Alma1:15 - Alma1:25

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Passage: Alma 1:15 - Alma 1:25

15 And the man who slew him was taken by the people of the church and was brought before Alma to be judged according to the crime which he had committed.
16 And it came to pass that he stood before Alma and pled for himself with much boldness.
17 But Alma said unto him: "Behold, this is the first time that priestcraft has been introduced among this people.
18 "And behold, thou art not only guilty of priestcraft, but hast endeavored to enforce it by the sword; And were priestcraft to be enforced among this people, it would prove their entire destruction.
19 "And thou hast shed the blood of a righteous man, yea, a man which has done much good among this people; And were we to spare thee, his blood would come upon us for vengeance.
20 "Therefore, thou art condemned to die according to the law which has been given us by Mosiah, our last king;
21 And they have been acknowledged by this people, therefore, this people must abide by the law."
22 And it came to pass that they took him, and his name was Nehor, and they carried him upon the top of the Hill Manti;
23 And there he was caused, or rather, did acknowledge between the heavens and the earth that what he had taught to the people was contrary to the word of God; And there he suffered an ignominious death.
24 Nevertheless, this did not put an end to the spreading of priestcraft through the land, for there were many which loved the vain things of the world; And they went forth preaching false doctrines, And this they did for the sake of riches and honor.
25 Nevertheless, they durst not lie, if it were known, for fear of the law, for liars were punished; Therefore, they pretended to preach according to their belief-

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