And now, I return to an account of the wars between the Nephites and the Lamanites in the eighteenth year of the reign of the judges.
For behold, it came to pass that the Zoramites became Lamanites; Therefore, in the commencement of the eighteenth year, the people of the Nephites saw that the Lamanites were coming upon them, Therefore, they made preparations for war, Yea, they gathered together their armies in the Land of Jershon.
And it came to pass that the Lamanites came with their thousands, And they came into the Land of Antionum, which was the land of the Zoramites; And a man by the name of Zerahemnah was their leader.
And now, as the Amalekites were of a more wicked and a murderous disposition than the Lamanites were, in and of themselves, Therefore, Zerahemnah appointed chief captains over the Lamanites, And they were all the Amalekites and the Zoramites.
Now this he did that he might preserve their hatred toward the Nephites, that he might bring them into subjection to the accomplishment of his designs,
For behold, his designs were to stir up the Lamanites to anger against the Nephites; And this he did that he might usurp great power over them, And also that he might gain power over the Nephites by bringing them into bondage, etc. 9
And now the design of the Nephites was to support their lands and their houses and their wives and their children, That they might preserve them from the hands of their enemies, And also that they might preserve their rights and their privileges,
yea, and also their liberty, That they might worship God according to their desires; For they knew that if they should fall into the hands of the Lamanites, That whosoever should worship God in spirit and in truth, the true and the living God, the Lamanites would destroy.
Yea, and they also knew the extreme hatred of the Lamanites toward their brethren which were the people of Anti-Nephi-Lehi, which were called the people of Ammon;
And they would not take up arms- Yea, they had entered into a covenant and they would not break it- Therefore, if they should fall into the hands of the Lamanites, they would be destroyed.
And the Nephites would not suffer that they should be destroyed, Therefore, they gave them lands for their inheritance;
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.