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Alma24:53 - Alma24:63

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Passage: Alma 24:53 - Alma 24:63

53 And it came to pass that after the Lamanites had finished burying their dead, and also the dead of the Nephites, They were marched back into the Land Bountiful.
54 And Teancum, by the orders of Moroni, caused that they should commence in laboring in digging a ditch round about the Land or the City Bountiful.
55 And he caused that they should build a breastwork of timbers upon the inner bank of the ditch; And they cast up dirt out of the ditch against the breastwork of timbers.
56 And thus they did cause the Lamanites to labor until they had encircled the City of Bountiful round about with a strong wall of timbers and earth to an exceeding height;
57 And this city became an exceeding stronghold ever after; And in this city they did guard the prisoners of the Lamanites, Yea, even within a wall which they had caused them to build with their own hands.
58 Now Moroni was compelled to cause the Lamanites to labor because it was easy to guard them while at their labor; And he desired all his forces when he should make an attack upon the Lamanites.
59 And it came to pass that Moroni had thus gained a victory over one of the greatest of the armies of the Lamanites, And had obtained possession of the City Mulek which was one of the strongest holds of the Lamanites in the Land of Nephi; And thus he had also built a stronghold to retain his prisoners.
60 And it came to pass that he did no more attempt a battle with the Lamanites in that year; But he did employ his men in preparing for war, Yea, and in making fortifications to guard against the Lamanites, Yea, and also delivering their women and their children from famine and affliction, And providing food for their armies.
61 And now it came to pass that the armies of the Lamanites on the West Sea South-while in the absence of Moroni on account of some intrigue amongst the Nephites, which caused dissensions amongst them- had gained some ground over the Nephites, Yea, insomuch that they had obtained possession of a number of their cities in that part of the land;
62 And thus because of iniquity amongst themselves, yea, because of dissensions and intrigue among themselves, they were placed in the most dangerous circumstances.
63 And now behold, I have somewhat to say concerning the people of Ammon which, in the beginning, were Lamanites; But by Ammon and his brethren-or rather, by the power and word of God-they had been converted unto the Lord;

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