And now I, Mormon, make a record of the things which I have both seen and heard, And call it the book of Mormon.
And about the time that Ammoron hid up the records unto the Lord, he came unto me, I, being about ten years of age- And I began to be learned somewhat after the manner of the learning of my people- And Ammoron saith unto me: "I perceive that thou art a sober child and art quick to observe;
Therefore, when ye are about twenty and four years old, I would that ye should remember the things that ye have observed concerning this people;
And when ye are of that age, go to the Land of Antum, unto a hill which shall be called Shim, And there have I deposited unto the Lord all the sacred engravings concerning this people.
"And behold, ye shall take the plates of Nephi unto yourself, And the remainder shall ye leave in the place where they are, And ye shall engrave upon the plates of Nephi all the things that ye have observed concerning this people."
And I, Mormon, being a descendant of Nephi- and my father's name was Mormon- And I remembered the things which Ammoron commanded me. 7
And it came to pass that I, being eleven years old, was carried by my father into the Land Southward, even to the Land of Zarahemla- The whole face of the land having become covered with buildings, And the people were as numerous almost as it were the sands of the sea.
And it came to pass that in this year, there began to be a war between the Nephites-which consisted of the Nephites and the Jacobites and the Josephites and the Zoramites- And this war was between the Nephites, and the Lamanites and the Lemuelites and the Ishmaelites;
Now the Lamanites and the Lemuelites and the Ishmaelites were called Lamanites; And the two parties were Nephites and Lamanites.
And it came to pass that the war began to be among them in the borders of Zarahemla by the waters of Sidon.
And it came to pass that the Nephites had gathered together a great number of men, even to exceed the number of thirty thousand.
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"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.