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Passage: Mormon 2:25 - Mormon 2:45
25 And now I, Mormon, seeing that the Lamanites were about to overthrow the land, Therefore, I did go to the Hill Shim and did take up all the records which Ammoron had hid up unto the Lord.
26 And it came to pass that I did go forth among the Nephites and did repent of the oath which I had made, that I would no more assist them; And they gave me command again of their armies, for they looked upon me as though I could deliver them from their afflictions.
27 But behold, I was without hopes, for I knew the judgments of the Lord which should come upon them; For they repented not of their iniquities, but did struggle for their lives without calling upon that Being who had created them.
28 And it came to pass that the Lamanites did come against us as we had fled to the City of Jordan; But behold, they were driven back, that they did not take the city at that time.
29 And it came to pass that they came against us again and we did maintain the city;
30 And there were also other cities which were maintained by the Nephites, Which strongholds did cut them off, that they could not get into the country which lay before us to destroy the inhabitants of our land.
31 But it came to pass that whatsoever lands we had passed by, and the inhabitants thereof were not gathered in, were destroyed by the Lamanites, And their towns and villages and cities were burned with fire. And thus the three hundred and seventy and nine years passed away.
32 And it came to pass that in the three hundred and eightieth year, the Lamanites did come again against us to battle, And we did stand against them boldly; But it was all in vain, for so great were their numbers that they did tread the people of the Nephites under their feet.
33 And it came to pass that we did again take to flight, And they whose flight was swifter than the Lamanites did escape, And they whose flight did not exceed the Lamanites were swept down and destroyed.
34 And now behold, I, Mormon, do not desire to harrow up the souls of men in casting before them such an awful scene of blood and carnage as was laid before mine eyes;
35 But I knowing that these things must surely be made known- And that all things which are hid must be revealed upon the housetops- And also that a knowledge of these things must come unto the remnant of these people, And also unto the Gentiles which the Lord hath said should scatter this people, And this people should be counted as naught among them-
36 Therefore, I write a small abridgment, daring not to give a full account of the things which I have seen because of the commandment which I have received, And also that ye might not have too great sorrow because of the wickedness of this people.
37 And now behold, this I speak unto their seed, and also to the Gentiles which hath care for the house of Israel, that realize and know from whence their blessings come;
38 For I know that such will sorrow for the calamity of the house of Israel, Yea, they will sorrow for the destruction of this people; They will sorrow that this people had not repented, that they might have been clasped in the arms of Jesus.
39 Now these things are written unto the remnant of the house of Jacob, And they are written after this manner because it is known of God that wickedness will not bring them forth unto them, And they are to be hid up unto the Lord that they may come forth in His own due time;
40 And this is the commandment which I have received. And behold, they shall come forth according to the commandment of the Lord when He shall see fit in His wisdom.
41 And behold, they shall go unto the unbelieving of the Jews; And for this intent shall they go: That they may be persuaded that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God;
42 That the Father may bring about through His most Beloved His great and eternal purpose in the restoring the Jews, or all the house of Israel, to the land of their inheritance which the Lord their God hath given them, unto the fulfilling of His covenant;
43 And also that the seed of this people may more fully believe His gospel which shall go forth unto them from the Gentiles.
44 For this people shall be scattered and shall become a dark, a filthy and a loathsome people, beyond the description of that which ever hath been amongst us, yea, even that which hath been among the Lamanites, And this because of their unbelief and idolatry;
45 For behold, the Spirit of the Lord hath already ceased to strive with their fathers, And they are without Christ and God in the world, And they are driven about as chaff before the wind.
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