And assuredly it was great, for they had undertaken to preach the word of God to a wild and a hardened and a ferocious people, A people which delighted in murdering the Nephites, and robbing and plundering them;
And their hearts were set upon riches, or upon gold and silver and precious stones,
Yet they sought to obtain these things by murdering and plundering, that they might not labor for them with their own hands.
Thus they were a very indolent people, many of whom did worship idols; And the curse of God had fallen upon them because of the traditions of their fathers, Notwithstanding the promises of the Lord were extended unto them on the conditions of repentance.
Therefore, this was the cause for which the sons of Mosiah had undertaken the work: That perhaps they might bring them unto repentance, That perhaps they might bring them to know of the plan of redemption;
Therefore, they separated themselves one from another and went forth among them, every man alone, according to the word and power of God which was given unto him. 28
Now Ammon being the chief among them, or rather he did minister unto them, And he departed from them after having blessed them according to their several stations, having imparted the word of God unto them, or administered unto them before his departure; And thus they took their several journeys throughout the land.
And Ammon went to the Land of Ishmael, the land being called after the sons of Ishmael which also became Lamanites.
And as Ammon entered the Land of Ishmael, the Lamanites took him and bound him, as was their custom to bind all the Nephites which fell into their hands and carry them before the king;
And thus it was left to the pleasure of the king- to slay them, or to retain them in captivity, or to cast them into prison, or to cast them out of his land- according to his will and pleasure.
And thus Ammon was carried before the king which was over the Land of Ishmael; And his name was Lamoni, And he was a descendant of Ishmael.
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.