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;
And the people of Ammon did give unto the Nephites a large portion of their substance to support their armies;
And thus the Nephites were compelled, alone, to withstand against the Lamanites which were a compound of Laman and Lemuel and the sons of Ishmael, And all those which had dissented from the Nephites, which were Amalekites and Zoramites, And the descendents of the priests of Noah; 16
Now those descendants were as numerous, nearly, as were the Nephites; And thus the Nephites were obliged to contend with their brethren, even unto bloodshed.
And it came to pass as the armies of the Lamanites had gathered together in the Land of Antionum, Behold, the armies of the Nephites were prepared to meet them in the Land of Jershon.
Now the leader of the Nephites-or the man which had been appointed to be the chief captain over the Nephites- Now the chief captain took the command of all the armies of the Nephites-and his name was Moroni,
and Moroni took all the command- and the governments of their wars; And he was only twenty and five years old when he was appointed chief commander over the armies of the Nephites.
And it came to pass that he met the Lamanites in the borders of Jershon; And his people were armed with swords and with scimitars and all manner of weapons of war.
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.