And it came to pass that they returned to the Land of Nephi to inform their king, Amalickiah, who was a Nephite by birth, concerning their great loss.
And it came to pass that he was exceeding angry with his people because he had not obtained his desire over the Nephites- He had not subjected them to the yoke of bondage;
Yea, he was exceeding wroth, And he did curse God and also Moroni, And swearing with an oath that he would drink his blood; And this because Moroni had kept the commandments of God in preparing for the safety of his people.
And it came to pass that on the other hand, the people of Nephi did thank the Lord their God because of His miraculous power in delivering them from the hands of their enemies.
And thus ended the nineteenth year of the reign of the judges over the people of Nephi; Yea, and there was continual peace among them and exceeding great prosperity in the church because of their heed and diligence which they gave unto the word of God, Which was declared unto them by Helaman and Shiblon and Coreanton and Ammon and his brethren, etc.,
Yea, and by all those which had been ordained by the holy order of God, Being baptized unto repentance and sent forth to preach among the people, etc.
And now it came to pass that Moroni did not stop making preparations for war-or to defend themselves against the Lamanites. For he caused that his armies should commence- in the commencement of the twentieth year of the reign of the judges- That they should commence in digging up heaps of earth round about all the cities throughout all the land which was possessed by the Nephites.
And upon the top of these ridges of earth he caused that there should be timbers, yea, works of timbers built up to the height of a man round about the cities.
And he caused that upon those works of timbers that there should be a frame of pickets built upon the timbers round about, And they were strong and high. And he caused towers to be erected that overlooked those works of pickets.
And he caused places of security to be built upon those towers, that the stones and the arrows of the Lamanites could not hurt them;
And they were prepared that they could cast stones from the top thereof, according to their pleasure and their strength, And slay him which should attempt to approach near the walls of the city.
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.