And began to take possession of the lands, both which was in the Land South and which was in the Land North, And began to take possession of all the lands which had been deserted by the Nephites and the cities which had been left desolate.
But behold, there were no wild beasts nor game in those lands which had been deserted by the Nephites, And there was no game for the robbers, save it were in the wilderness;
And the robbers could not exist-save it were in the wilderness-for the want of food, For the Nephites had left their lands desolate, and had gathered their flocks and their herds and all their substance; And they were in one body,
Therefore, there was no chance for the robbers to plunder and to obtain food, save it were to come up in open battle against the Nephites;
And the Nephites being in one body and having so great a number and having reserved for themselves provisions and horses and cattle and flocks of every kind that they might subsist for the space of seven years,
In the which time they did hope to destroy the robbers from off the face of the land. And thus the eighteenth year did pass away. 46
And it came to pass that in the nineteenth year, Giddianhi found that it was expedient that he should go up to battle against the Nephites, For there was no way that they could subsist, save it were to plunder and rob and murder;
And they durst not spread themselves upon the face of the land insomuch that they could raise grain, lest the Nephites should come upon them and slay them;
Therefore, Giddianhi gave commandment unto his armies that in this year they should go up to battle against the Nephites.
And it came to pass that they did come up to battle, And it was in the sixth month, And behold, great and terrible was the day that they did come up to battle.
And they were girded about after the manner of robbers; And they had a lambskin about their loins and they were dyed in blood; And their heads were shorn and they had headplates upon them;
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.