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1 Nephi 1:74
And we began to be exceeding sorrowful; And my brethren were about to return unto my father in the wilderness,
1 Nephi 1:121
And after that I had smote off his own head with his own sword, I took the garments of Laban and put them upon mine own body, yea, even every whit, And I did gird on his armor about my loins;
1 Nephi 1:124
And I commanded him in the voice of Laban that he should go with me into the treasury, And he supposing me to be his master Laban, for he beheld the garments and also the sword girded about my loins,
1 Nephi 1:134
And it came to pass that when the servant of Laban beheld my brethren, he began to tremble and was about to flee from before me and return to the City of Jerusalem.
1 Nephi 2:54
"And as I cast my eyes round about that perhaps I might discover my family also- And I beheld a river of water, And it ran along and it was near the tree of which I was partaking the fruit;
1 Nephi 2:70
"And after that they had partaken of the fruit of the tree, they did cast their eyes about as if they were ashamed.
1 Nephi 2:71
"And I also cast my eyes round about and beheld on the other side of the river of water a great and spacious building,
1 Nephi 5:36
And thus we see that by small means the Lord can bring about great things.
1 Nephi 5:85
And when my brethren saw that I was about to build a ship, they began to murmur against me, saying:
1 Nephi 5:139
And I know not but they are at this day about to be destroyed,
1 Nephi 5:166
And they fell down before me and were about to worship me, but I would not suffer them, saying: "I am thy brother, yea, even thy younger brother;
1 Nephi 5:196
And it came to pass that we were about to be swallowed up in the depths of the sea.
1 Nephi 5:203
Yea, their grey hairs were about to be brought down to lie low in the dust,
1 Nephi 5:208
Wherefore, when they saw that they were about to be swallowed up in the depths of the sea, they repented of the thing which they had done insomuch that they loosed me.
1 Nephi 6:48
Lift up thine eyes round about and behold; All these gather themselves together and they shall come to thee. And as I live," saith the Lord, "thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all as with an ornament, And bind them on even as a bride.
1 Nephi 7:22
Wherefore, the Lord God will proceed to make bare His arm in the eyes of all the nations in bringing about His covenants and His gospel unto they which are of the house of Israel.
2 Nephi 1:29
But behold, the Lord hath redeemed my soul from hell; I have beheld His glory and I am encircled about eternally in the arms of His love!
2 Nephi 1:97
"And to bring about His eternal purposes in the end of man- After that He had created our first parents, and the beasts of the field, and the fowls of the air, and in fine, all things which are created- It must needs be that there was an opposition,
2 Nephi 3:33
I am encompassed about because of the temptations and the sins which doth so easily beset me;
2 Nephi 5:68
Behold, all ye that kindleth fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks, Walk in the light of your fire and in the sparks which ye have kindled-
2 Nephi 11:9
But behold, I, Nephi, have not taught my children after the manner of the Jews; But behold, I, of myself, have dwelt at Jerusalem, where- fore, I know concerning the regions round about;
2 Nephi 11:82
Yea, after that the Lord God shall have camped against them round about and shall have laid siege against them with a mount and raised forts against them;
2 Nephi 12:87
And it shall come to pass that the Lord God shall commence His work among all nations, kindreds, tongues and people, To bring about the restoration of His people upon the earth.
"And it came to pass that the Master of the vineyard went forth and He saw that His olive tree began to decay; And He saith: 'I will prune it and dig about it and nourish it, that perhaps it may shoot forth young and tender branches and it perish not.'
"And it came to pass that He pruned it and digged about it and nourished it according to His word.
And the Lord of the vineyard caused that it should be digged about and pruned and nourished, saying unto His Servant: 'It grieveth Me that I should lose this tree;
"But behold, the Servant saith unto Him: 'Let Us prune it and dig about it and nourish it a little longer, that perhaps it may bring forth good fruit unto Thee, that Thou canst lay it up against the season.'
Graft in the branches; Begin at the last, that they may be first, and that the first may be last; And dig about the trees- both old and young, the first and the last, and the last and the first- That all may be nourished once again for the last time.
'Wherefore, dig about them and prune them and dung them once more for the last time, For the end draweth nigh;
And for the last time have I nourished My vineyard and pruned it and dug about it and dunged it;
And it came to pass that he came unto me and on this wise did he speak unto me, saying: "Brother Jacob, I have sought much opportunity that I might speak unto you, For I have heard and also know that thou goest about much, preaching that which ye call the gospel, or the doctrine of Christ;
And when the multitude had witnessed that he spake these things as he was about to give up the ghost, they were astonished exceedingly, Insomuch that the power of God came down upon them and they were overcome, that they fell to the earth.
And now it came to pass that I, Enos, went about among the people of Nephi prophesying of things to come and testifying of the things which I had heard and seen;
feeding upon beasts of prey, dwelling in tents, And wandering about in the wilderness with a short skin girded about their loins and their heads shaven; And their skill was in the bow and the scimitar and the axe;
And I am about to lay down in my grave; And these plates are full;
Words of Mormon 1:1
And now I, Mormon, being about to deliver up the record which I have been making into the hands of my son Moroni, Behold, I have witnessed almost all the destruction of my people, the Nephites,
And it came to pass that when they came up to the temple, they pitched their tents round about, Every man according to his family- consisting of his wife, and his sons and his daughters, and their sons and their daughters, from the eldest down to the youngest- Every family being separate one from another.
And they pitched their tents round about the temple, Every man having his tent with the door thereof toward the temple, that thereby they might remain in their tents and hear the words which King Benjamin should speak unto them;
"And thou beholdest that I am old and am about to yield up this mortal frame to its mother earth;
"I say unto you that I have caused that ye should assemble yourselves together, that I might rid my garments of your blood at this period of time when I am about to go down to my grave,
And now it came to pass that when King Benjamin had made an end of speaking the words which had been delivered unto him by the angel of the Lord, that he cast his eyes round about on the multitude; And behold, they had fallen to the earth, for the fear of the Lord had come upon them,
And he began to reign in the thirtieth year of his age, making, in the whole, about four hundred and seventy- six years from the time that Lehi left Jerusalem.
Therefore, being deceived by the cunning and craftiness of King Laman, who having entered into a treaty with King Zeniff, And having yielded up into his hands the possessions of a part of the land, or even the City of Lehi-Nephi and the City of Shilom and the land round about,
And I set guards round about the land, that the Lamanites might not come upon us again unawares and destroy us;
But I having sent my spies out round about the Land of Shemlon that I might discover their preparations, that I might guard against them, that they might not come upon my people and destroy them.
And they had their heads shaved, that they were naked; And they were girded about with a leathern girdle about their loins.
And it came to pass that he built a tower near the temple, yea, a very high tower, Even so high that he could stand upon the top thereof and overlook the Land of Shilom, and also the Land of Shemlon which was possessed by the Lamanites; And he could even look over all the land round about.
And it came to pass that he planted vineyards round about in the land; And he built winepresses and made wine in abundance; And therefore he became a winebibber, and also his people.
And King Noah sent guards round about the land to keep them off, but he did not send a sufficient number, And the Lamanites came upon them and killed them and drove many of their flocks out of the land;
And thus the Lord bringeth about the restoration of these; And they have a part in the first resurrection, or hath eternal life, being redeemed by the Lord.
And now King Noah was about to release him, for he feared his word, For he feared that the judgments of God would come upon him;
And now it came to pass that Alma, who had fled from the servants of King Noah, repented of his sins and iniquities and went about privately among the people and began to teach the words of Abinadi,
And after this manner he did baptize everyone that went forth to the Place of Mormon, And they were in number about two hundred and four souls,
And they were in number about four hundred and fifty souls.
And now it came to pass that he fought with the king; And when the king saw that he was about to overpower him, he fled and ran and got upon the tower which was near the temple;
And Gideon pursued after him and was about to get upon the tower to slay the king, And the king cast his eyes round about toward the Land of Shemlon, And behold, the army of the Lamanites were within the borders of the land.
And now the king was not so much concerned about his people as he was about his own life; Nevertheless, Gideon did spare his life.
And they were about to take the priests also, to put them to death, And they fled before them.
And it came to pass that they were about to return to the Land of Nephi and they met the men of Gideon;
And the king of the Lamanites set guards round about the land, that he might keep the people of Limhi in the land, that they might not depart into the wilderness;
And it came to pass that after many days the Lamanites began again to be stirred up in anger against the Nephites; And they began to come into the borders of the land round about.
And he caused that his people should watch the land round about, That by some means they might take those priests that fled into the wilderness which had stolen the daughters of the Lamanites and that had caused such a great destruction to come upon them;
And it came to pass that the people of King Limhi did depart by night into the wilderness with their flocks and their herds, And they went round about the Land of Shilom in the wilderness and bent their course toward the Land of Zarahemla, being led by Ammon and his brethren;
For behold, it came to pass that while they were in the Land of Helam, yea, in the City of Helam, while tilling the land round about, Behold, an army of the Lamanites were in the borders of the land.
But it came to pass that after Alma had shown them the way that led to the Land of Nephi, the Lamanites would not keep their promise, But they set guards round about the Land of Helam, over Alma and his brethren;
And it came to pass that King Mosiah sent a proclamation throughout the land round about that there should not any unbeliever persecute any of those which belonged to the church of God.
And now it came to pass that while he was going about to destroy the church of God-for he did go about secretly with the sons of Mosiah, seeking to destroy the church and to lead astray the people of the Lord contrary to the commandments of God, or even the king-
And as I said unto you, as they were going about rebelling against God, Behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto them; And he descended as it were in a cloud, And he spake as it were with a voice of thunder which caused the earth to shake upon which they stood;
Traveling round about through all the land, Publishing to all the people the things which they had heard and seen, And preaching the word of God in much tribulation, being greatly persecuted by those which were unbelievers, being smitten by many of them.
For behold, he hath his friends in iniquity and he keepeth his guards about him; And he teareth up the laws of those which have reigned in righteousness before him, And he trampleth under his feet the commandments of God,
And he had gone about among the people preaching to them that which he termed to be the word of God, bearing down against the church,
Now the heads of the Lamanites were shorn, And they were naked, save it were skin which was girded about their loins, And also their armor which was girded about them, and their bows and their arrows, and their stones and their slings, etc.
And it came to pass in the seventh year of the reign of the judges there were about three thousand five hundred souls that united themselves to the church of God and were baptized;
Yea, they were encircled about by the bands of death and the chains of hell, And an everlasting destruction did await them.
"And again I ask, were the bands of death broken? And the chains of hell which encircled them about, were they loosed?
And I was in this land and they would not receive me, but they cast me out. "And I was about to set my back toward this land forever;
"Yea, well did Mosiah say, who was our last king, when he was about to deliver up the kingdom- having no one to confer it upon, causing that this people should be governed by their own voices-
Now the words that Alma spake unto Zeezrom were heard by the people round about, for the multitude was great. And he spake on this wise:
That he might bring you into subjection unto him, That he might encircle you about with his chains, That he might chain you down to everlasting destruction, according to the power of his captivity."
Now Alma saith unto him: "This is the thing which I was about to explain.
And his soul began to be harrowed up under a consciousness of his own guilt, Yea, he began to be encircled about by the pains of hell.
And they came in unto the prison to see them, And they questioned them about many words, but they answered them nothing.
And it came to pass that they were many, for they did flock in from all the region round about Sidom and were baptized.
And the establishment of the church became general throughout the land, in all the region round about, among all the people of the Nephites.
And those men again stood to scatter their flocks; But Ammon saith unto his brethren: "Encircle the flocks round about, that they flee not; And I go and contend with these men which do scatter our flocks."
And it came to pass that when Ammon had made ready the horses and the chariots for the king and his servants, he went in unto the king and he saw that the countenance of the king was changed; Therefore, he was about to return out of his presence,
And it came to pass that after two days and two nights, They were about to take his body and lay it in a sepulcher which they had made for the purpose of burying their dead.
Therefore, when he saw that they would not hear his words, he departed out of the synagogue and came over to a village which was called Ani-Anti; And there he found Muloki a preaching the word unto them, and also Ammah and his brethren, And they contended with many about the word.
Nevertheless, Aaron and a certain number of his brethren were taken and cast into prison, And the remainder of them fled out of the Land of Middoni unto the regions round about;
And he did also declare unto them that they were a people which were under him and that they were a free people, that they were free from the oppressions of the king, his father, For that his father had granted unto him that he might reign over the people which were in the Land of Ishmael and in all the land round about.
And it came to pass that the king sent a proclamation throughout all the land, amongst all his people which were in all his land, which were in all the regions round about, Which was bordering even to the sea on the east and on the west and which was divided from the Land of Zarahemla by a narrow strip of wilderness,
Which ran from the Sea East even to the Sea West and round about on the borders of the seashore and the borders of the wilderness which was on the north by the Land of Zarahemla, Through the borders of Manti, by the head of the River Sidon, running from the east toward the west; And thus were the Lamanites and the Nephites divided.
Nevertheless, the Nephites had taken possession of all the northern parts of the land bordering on the wilderness at the head of the River Sidon, from the east to the west, round about on the wilderness sides on the north, Even until they came to the land which they called Bountiful;
Therefore, the Lamanites could have no more possessions, only in the Land of Nephi and the wilderness round about.
And it came to pass that the Amalekites and the Amulonites and the Lamanites- Which were in the Land of Amulon, and also in the Land of Helam, and which were in the Land of Jerusalem and, in fine, in all the land round about, Which had not been converted and had not taken upon them the name of Anti-Nephi-Lehi- Were stirred up by the Amalekites and by the Amulonites to anger against their brethren;
And this is the blessing which hath been bestowed upon us-that we have been made instruments in the hands of God to bring about this great work.
Yea, they were encircled about with everlasting darkness and destruction, But behold, He hath brought them into His everlasting light, yea, into everlasting salvation, And they are encircled about with the matchless bounty of His love.
"Now when our hearts were depressed and we were about to turn back, behold, the Lord comforted us and said: 'Go amongst thy brethren the Lamanites and bear with patience thine afflictions, And I will give unto thee success.'
And now it came to pass that after the people of Ammon were established in the Land of Jershon, and a church also established in the Land of Jershon, And the armies of the Nephites were set round about the Land of Jershon, yea, in all the borders round about the Land of Zarahemla, Behold, the armies of the Lamanites had followed their brethren into the wilderness;
And it came to pass that the high priest saith unto him: "Why do ye go about perverting the ways of the Lord?
Now Alma saith unto him: "Thou knowest that we do not glut ourselves upon the labors of this people, For behold, I have labored, even from the commencement of the reign of the judges until now, with mine own hands for my support; Notwithstanding my many travels round about the land to declare the word of God unto my people,
Behold, I know that thou believest, But thou art possessed with a lying spirit; And ye have put off the Spirit of God, that it may have no place in you, But the devil hath power over you; And he doth carry you about, working devices that he may destroy the people of God."
Yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form doth witness that there is a Supreme Creator; And yet do ye go about leading away the hearts of this people, testifying unto them there is no God? And yet will ye deny against all these witnesses?"
And it came to pass that the curse was not taken off of Korihor, But he was cast out and went about from house to house a begging for his food.
And Korihor did go about from house to house a begging food for his support.
Now from this stand they did offer up, every man, the selfsame prayer unto God, Thanking their God that they were chosen of Him, And that He had not led them away after the tradition of their brethren, And that their hearts were not stolen away to believe in things to come which they knew nothing about.
And now when Alma heard this, he turned him about, his face immediately toward him, and he beheld with great joy, For he beheld that their afflictions had truly humbled them and that they were in a preparation to hear the word;
"O my brethren, if ye could be healed by merely casting about your eyes that ye might behold, would ye not behold quickly? Or would ye rather harden your hearts in unbelief and be slothful, that ye would not cast about your eyes that ye might perish?
If so, wo shall come upon you; But if not so, then cast about your eyes and begin to believe in the Son of God, that He will come to redeem His people, And that He shall suffer and die to atone for their sins,
This being the intent of this last sacrifice: To bring about the bowels of mercy, which overpowereth justice, And bringeth about means unto men that they may have faith unto repentance.
"And thus mercy can satisfy the demands of justice and encircles them in the arms of safety, While he that exerciseth no faith unto repentance is exposed to the whole law of the demands of justice; Therefore, only unto him that hath faith unto repentance is brought about the great and eternal plan of redemption.
Yea, I would that ye would come forth and harden not your hearts any longer; For behold, now is the time and the day of your salvation; And therefore, if ye will repent and harden not your hearts, Immediately shall the great plan of redemption be brought about unto you;
Now behold, I say unto you, if I had not been born of God, I should not have known these things; But God hath by the mouth of His holy angel made these things known unto me, Not of any worthiness of myself, for I went about with the sons of Mosiah seeking to destroy the church of God; But behold, God sent His holy angel to stop us by the way;
Now, as my mind caught hold upon this thought, I cried within my heart, O Jesus, Thou Son of God, have mercy on me who art in the gall of bitterness and art encircled about by the everlasting chains of death!
And the Lord God doth work by means to bring about His great and eternal purposes, And by very small means the Lord doth confound the wise and bringeth about the salvation of many souls.
Yea, this bringeth about the restoration of those things of which have been spoken by the mouths of the prophets-
Therefore, according to justice, the plan of redemption could not be brought about, only on conditions of repentance of men in this probationary state, yea, this preparatory state; For, except it were for these conditions, mercy could not take effect, except it should destroy the work of justice;
And now the plan of mercy could not be brought about, except an atonement should be made; Therefore, God Himself atoneth for the sins of the world to bring about the plan of mercy to appease the demands of justice, that God might be a perfect, just God and a merciful God also.
And thus God bringeth about His great and eternal purposes which were prepared from the foundation of the world.
And thus cometh about the salvation and the redemption of men, And also their destruction and misery. Therefore, O my son, whosoever will come, may come and partake of the waters of life freely;
They had only their swords and their scimitars, their bows and their arrows, their stones and their slings; But they were naked, save it were a skin which was girded about their loins, Yea, all were naked, save it were the Zoramites and the Amalekites;
Behold, now it came to pass that they durst not come against the Nephites in the borders of Jershon; Therefore, they departed out of the Land of Antionum into the wilderness and took their journey round about in the wilderness, away by the head of the River Sidon, that they might come into the Land of Manti and take possession of the land, For they did not suppose that the armies of Moroni would know whither they had gone.
And it came to pass that the word of the Lord came unto Alma, And Alma informed the messengers of Moroni that the armies of the Lamanites were marching round about in the wilderness, That they might come over into the Land of Manti, That they might commence an attack upon the more weak part of the people;
And Moroni placed spies round about that he might know when the camp of the Lamanites should come.
And it came to pass that as the Lamanites had passed the Hill Riplah and came into the valley and began to cross the River Sidon, The army, which was concealed on the south of the hill, who was led by a man whose name was Lehi, And he led his army forth and encircled the Lamanites about on the east in their rear.
And it came to pass that the Lamanites, when they saw the Nephites coming upon them in their rear, turned them about and began to contend with the army of Lehi; And the work of death commenced on both sides,
And it came to pass that when the men of Moroni saw the fierceness and the anger of the Lamanites, they were about to shrink and flee from them;
Therefore, the armies of Moroni encircled them about, yea, even on both sides of the river, For behold, on the east were the men of Lehi;
Therefore, when Zerahemnah saw the men of Lehi on the east of the River Sidon and the armies of Moroni on the west of the River Sidon, that they were encircled about by the Nephites, They were struck with terror.
Now Zerahemnah, when he saw that they were all about to be destroyed, he cried mightily unto Moroni, Promising that he would covenant, and also his people with them, if they would spare the remainder of their lives, that they never would come to war again against them.
And he fastened on his headplate and his breastplate and his shields and girded on his armor about his loins, And he took the pole which had on the end thereof his rent coat and he called it the title of liberty.
And it came to pass that when Moroni had proclaimed these words, Behold, the people came running together with their armors girded about their loins, rending their garments in token, or as a covenant, that they would not forsake the Lord their God-
Yea, he had been strengthening the armies of the Nephites and erecting small forts, or places of resort, Throwing up banks of earth round about to encircle his armies, and also building walls of stone to encircle them about, Round about their cities and the borders of their lands, yea, all round about the land,
And behold, the city had been rebuilt; And Moroni had stationed an army by the borders of the city, And they had cast up dirt round about to shield them from the arrows and the stones of the Lamanites, For behold, they fought with stones and with arrows.
But behold, how great was their disappointment, For behold, the Nephites had dug up a ridge of earth round about them which was so high that the Lamanites could not cast their stones and their arrows at them that they might take effect, Neither could they come upon them, save it was by their place of entrance.
For they knew not that Moroni had fortified or had built forts of security for every city in all the land round about;
Now behold, the Lamanites could not get into their forts of security by any other way, save by the entrance, Because of the highness of the bank which had been thrown up and the depth of the ditch which had been dug round about, save it were by the entrance.
There were about fifty which were wounded, which had been exposed to the arrows of the Lamanites through the pass, But they were shielded by their shields and their breast- plates and their headplates, insomuch that their wounds were upon their legs, many of which were very severe.
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.
Thus Moroni did prepare strongholds against the coming of their enemies, round about every city in all the land.
And it came to pass that when Moroni had driven all the Lamanites out of the East Wilderness, which was north of the lands of their own possessions, He caused that the inhabitants, which were in the Land of Zarahemla and in the land round about, should go forth into the East Wilderness, even to the borders by the seashore, and possess the land.
And also seeing the enormity of their number, Teancum thought it was not expedient that he should attempt to attack them in their forts; But he kept his men round about as if making preparations for war,
Yea, and truly he was preparing to defend himself against them by casting up walls round about and preparing places of resort.
That perhaps he might take again, by stratagem or some other way, those cities which had been taken out of their hands, And that he also would fortify and strengthen the cities round about which had not fallen into the hands of the Lamanites.
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.
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;
But behold, as they were about to take their weapons of war, They were overpowered by the persuasions of Helaman and his brethren, for they were about to break the oath which they had made;
And it came to pass that he did cause the Lamanites which he had taken prisoners, that they should commence a labor in strengthening the fortifications round about the City Gid.
Many times did the Lamanites attempt to encircle them about by night, but in these attempts they did lose many prisoners.
But in the twenty and sixth year, when they saw our afflictions and our tribulations for them, they were about to break the covenant which they had made and take up their weapons of war in our defense;
"And it came to pass that we kept spies out round about to watch the movements of the Lamanites, That they might not pass us by night nor by day to make an attack upon our other cities which were on the northward;
The army of Antipus, being weary because of their long march in so short a space of time, were about to fall into the hands of the Lamanites; And had I not returned with my two thousand, they would have obtained their purpose,
"Now when the people of Antipus saw that the Lamanites had turned them about, They gathered together their men and came again upon the rear of the Lamanites.
"And it came to pass that in the commencement of the twenty and ninth year, We received a supply of provisions, and also an addition to our army, from the Land of Zarahemla and from the land round about, To the number of six thousand men, besides sixty of the sons of the Ammonites which had come to join their brethren, my little band of two thousand.
"And it came to pass that we did camp round about the city for many nights; But we did sleep upon our swords and keep guards, that the Lamanites could not come upon us by night and slay us, which they attempted many times; But as many times as they attempted this, their blood was spilt.
"At length their provisions did arrive, And they were about to enter the city by night;
And it came to pass that those men which we sent with the prisoners did arrive in season to check them as they were about to overpower us.
And as the remainder of our army were about to give way before the Lamanites, Behold, these two thousand and sixty were firm and undaunted, Yea, and they did obey and observe to perform every word of command with exactness,
"And it came to pass that we did wait in these difficult circumstances for the space of many months, even until we were about to perish for the want of food.
"And it came to pass on the morrow that when the Lamanites saw that we were in the borders by the wilderness, which was near the city, That they sent out their spies round about us that they might discover the number and the strength of our army.
And when they had come and were about to fall upon us with the sword, I caused that my men, those which were with me, should retreat into the wilderness.
Yea, and he did make it known unto all his people in all the land round about in that part where he was, that they might rejoice also.
Yea, even those which had been compelled to flee from the Land of Manti and from the land round about had come over and joined the Lamanites in this part of the land;
Yea, and this they have done when they were about to perish with hunger because of your exceeding great neglect toward them.
"Yea, will ye sit in idleness, while ye are surrounded with thousands of those, yea, and tens of thousands of those which do also sit in idleness? While there are thousands round about in the borders of the land which are falling by the sword, yea, wounded and bleeding?
And when they had entered into this covenant, they sent them to dwell with the people of Ammon; And they were in number about four thousand which had not been slain.
And it came to pass that Moroni and Lehi and Teancum did encamp with their armies round about in the borders of the Land of Moroni, Insomuch that the Lamanites were encircled about in the borders by the wilderness on the south, And in the borders by the wilderness on the east; And thus they did encamp for the night.
But behold, Paanchi, and that part of the people that were desirous that he should be their governor, was exceeding wroth; Therefore, he was about to flatter away those people to rise up in rebellion against their brethren.
And it came to pass as he was about to do this, Behold, he was taken and was tried according to the voice of the people and condemned unto death; For he had raised up in rebellion and sought to destroy the liberty of the people.
And now when Coriantumr saw that he was in possession of the City of Zarahemla, And saw that the Nephites had fled before them and were slain, And were taken and were cast into prison, And that he had obtained the possession of the strongest hold in all the land, His heart took courage, insomuch that he was about to go forth against all the land.
For behold, Moronihah had supposed that the Lamanites durst not come into the center of the land, But that they would attack the cities round about in the borders as they had hitherto done; Therefore, Moronihah had caused that their strong armies should maintain those parts round about by the borders.
But when Moronihah had discovered this, He immediately sent forth Lehi with an army round about to head them before they should come to the Land Bountiful;
And in this year there was continual rejoicing in the Land of Zarahemla, And in all the regions round about, Even in all the land which was possessed by the Nephites.
Therefore, they did speak unto the great astonishment of the Lamanites to the convincing them, Insomuch that there were eight thousand of the Lamanites which were in the Land of Zarahemla and round about baptized unto repentance, And were convinced of the wickedness of the traditions of their fathers.
And it came to pass that Nephi and Lehi were encircled about as if by fire, Even insomuch that they durst not lay their hands upon them for fear, lest they should be burned.
And when they saw that they were encircled about with a pillar of fire and that it burned them not, Their hearts did take courage;
And behold, when they had said these words, the earth shook exceedingly, And the walls of the prison did shake, as if they were about to tumble to the earth; But behold, they did not fall.
And notwithstanding the mildness of the voice, Behold, the earth shook exceedingly, And the walls of the prison trembled again as if it were about to tumble to the earth; And behold, the cloud of darkness which had overshadowed them did not disperse.
And it came to pass that the earth shook again and the walls trembled; And also again the third time the voice came and did speak unto them marvelous words which cannot be uttered by man; And the walls did tremble again and the earth shook as if it were about to divide asunder.
And it came to pass that he turned him about, And behold, he saw through the cloud of darkness the faces of Nephi and Lehi; And behold, they did shine exceedingly, even as the face of angels;
And it came to pass that when they cast their eyes about and saw that the cloud of darkness was dispersed from overshadowing them, And behold, they saw that they were encircled about, yea, every soul, by a pillar of fire;
And Nephi and Lehi were in the midst of them- Yea, they were encircled about, Yea, they were as if in the midst of a flaming fire, yet it did harm them not, Neither did it take hold upon the walls of the prison- And they were filled with that joy which is unspeakable and full of glory;
And there were about three hundred souls which saw and heard these things; And they were bid to go forth and marvel not, neither should they doubt.
And it came to pass that they did go forth and did minister unto the people, Declaring throughout all the regions round about all the things which they had heard and seen, Insomuch that the more part of the Lamanites were convinced of them because of the greatness of the evidences which they had received;
"For if ye will not repent, Behold, this great city, and also all those great cities which are round about, which are in the land of our possession, shall be taken away, that ye shall have no place in them, For behold, the Lord will not grant unto you strength, as He hath hitherto done, to withstand against your enemies.
And behold, now it came to pass that when the Lord had spoken these words unto Nephi, he did stop and did not go unto his own house, But did return unto the multitudes which were scattered about upon the face of the land, And began to declare unto them the word of the Lord which had been spoken unto him concerning their destruction, if they did not repent.
And it came to pass that the people saw that they were about to perish by famine, And they began to remember the Lord their God; And they began to remember the words of Nephi.
And it came to pass that he did preach many days repentance unto the people, And they did cast him out; And he was about to return to his own land,
Yea, and wo be unto all the cities which are in the land round about, which are possessed by the Nephites, because of the wickedness and abominations which are in them!
'Behold, we are surrounded by demons, Yea, we are encircled about by the angels of him who hath sought to destroy our souls;
And they were much disturbed, for Satan did stir them up to do iniquity continually; Yea, he did go about spreading rumors and contentions upon all the face of the land, That he might harden the hearts of the people against that which was good and against that which should come;
3 Nephi 1:11
And it came to pass that he went out and bowed himself down upon the earth and cried mightily to his God in behalf of his people, yea, those which were about to be destroyed because of their faith in the tradition of their fathers.
3 Nephi 1:42
And Satan did go about leading away the hearts of the people, tempting them and causing them that they should do great wickedness in the land.
3 Nephi 1:57
And thus ended the fifteenth year. And thus were the people in a state of many afflictions; And the sword of destruction did hang over them, insomuch that they were about to be smitten down by it, And this because of their iniquity.
3 Nephi 2:18
And he caused that fortifications should be built round about them and the strength thereof should be exceeding great.
3 Nephi 2:19
And he caused that there should be armies-both of the Nephites and of the Lamanites, or of all them which were numbered among the Nephites-should be placed as guards round about to watch them and to guard them from the robbers day and night.
3 Nephi 2:50
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;
3 Nephi 2:63
But in the twenty and first year they did not come up to battle, But they came up on all sides to lay siege round about the people of Nephi;
3 Nephi 2:68
And it came to pass that the wild game became scarce in the wilderness, insomuch that the robbers were about to perish with hunger.
3 Nephi 3:19
And thus in the commencement of the thirtieth year-the people having been delivered up for the space of a long time, to be carried about by the temptations of the devil whithersoever he desired to carry them, and to do whatsoever iniquity he desired they should- And thus in the commencement of this, the thirtieth year, they were in a state of awful wickedness;
3 Nephi 3:34
Therefore, they did combine against the people of the Lord and enter into a covenant to destroy them and to deliver those which were guilty of murder from the grasp of justice, which was about to be administered according to the law;
3 Nephi 4:7
And there was also a great and terrible tempest; And there was terrible thunder, insomuch that it did shake the whole earth as if it was about to divide asunder; And there were exceeding sharp lightnings, such as never had been known in all the land.
3 Nephi 4:16
And it came to pass that when the thunderings and the lightnings and the storm and the tempest and the quakings of the earth did cease- For behold, they did last for about the space of three hours, And it was said by some that the time was greater;
3 Nephi 4:17
Nevertheless, all these great and terrible things were done in about the space of three hours- And then, behold, there was darkness upon the face of the land.
3 Nephi 5:1
And now it came to pass that there were a great multitude gathered together of the people of Nephi, round about the temple which was in the Land Bountiful;
3 Nephi 5:3
And they were also conversing about this Jesus Christ of which the sign had been given concerning His death.
3 Nephi 5:4
And it came to pass that while they were thus conversing one with another, They heard a voice as if it came out of heaven; And they cast their eyes round about, for they understood not the voice which they heard;
3 Nephi 7:1
And now it came to pass that when Jesus had ended these sayings, He cast His eyes round about on the multitude and saith unto them: "Behold, ye have heard the things which I have taught before I ascended to My Father;
3 Nephi 7:24
And verily, verily I say unto you that I have other sheep which are not of this land, Neither of the Land of Jerusalem, Neither in any parts of that land round about whither I have been to minister;
3 Nephi 8:1
Behold, now it came to pass that when Jesus had spoken these words, He looked round about again on the multitude, And He saith unto them: "Behold, My time is at hand;
3 Nephi 8:5
And it came to pass that when Jesus had thus spoken, He cast His eyes round about again on the multitude, And behold, they were in tears and did look steadfastly upon Him as if they would ask Him to tarry a little longer with them;
3 Nephi 8:13
So they brought their little children and sat them down upon the ground round about Him, And Jesus stood in the midst and the multitude gave way till they had all been brought unto Him.
3 Nephi 8:25
And as they looked to behold, they cast their eyes toward heaven, And they saw the heavens open, And they saw angels descending out of heaven, as it were, in the midst of fire; And they came down and encircled those little ones about,
3 Nephi 8:26
And they were encircled about with fire, And the angels did minister unto them. And the multitude did see and hear and bear record; And they know that their record is true, for they- all of them-did see and hear, every man for himself;
3 Nephi 8:27
And they were in number about two thousand and five hundred souls; And they did consist of men, women and children.
3 Nephi 9:15
And behold, they were encircled about as if it were fire; And it came down from heaven and the multitude did witness it and do bear record; And angels did come down out of heaven and did minister unto them.
3 Nephi 9:86
"And verily I say unto you, I give unto you a sign that ye may know the time when these things shall be about to take place, That I shall gather in from their long dispersion My people, O house of Israel, And shall establish again among them My Zion.
3 Nephi 12:5
Behold, I was about to write them all which were engraven upon the plates of Nephi, But the Lord forbid it, saying, "I will try the faith of My people"; Therefore, I, Mormon, do write the things which have been commanded me of the Lord.
3 Nephi 13:38
Behold, I was about to write the names of those who were never to taste of death; But the Lord forbade, Therefore, I write them not, for they are hid from the world;
4 Nephi 1:1
And it came to pass that the thirty and fourth year passed away, and also the thirty and fifth; And behold, the disciples of Jesus had formed a church of Christ in all the lands round about,
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 it came to pass that the Lamanites withdrew their design, And there was peace settled in the land, And peace did remain for the space of about four years, that there was no bloodshed.
Therefore, I write unto you, Gentiles, And also unto you, house of Israel, when the work shall commence that ye shall be about to prepare to return to the land of your inheritance,
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.
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;
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.
But now behold, they are led about by Satan, even as chaff is driven before the wind, or as a vessel is tossed about upon the waves without sail or anchor or without anything wherewith to steer her; And even as she is, so are they.
And it came to pass that we did march forth to the Land of Cumorah, And we did pitch our tents round about the Hill Cumorah; And it was in a land of many waters, rivers and fountains; And here we had hope to gain advantage over the Lamanites;
And they were white and clear, even as transparent glass; And he did carry them in his hands upon the top of the mount and cried again unto the Lord, saying: "O Lord, Thou hast said that we must be encompassed about by the floods;
Therefore, when they were encompassed about by many waters, they did cry unto the Lord, And He did bring them forth again upon the top of the waters.
And the friends of Jared and his brother were in number about twenty and two souls, And they also begat sons and daughters before they came to the Promised Land; And therefore, they began to be many.
And it came to pass as he was about to put him to death, the sons of Shule crept into the house of Noah by night and slew him, And broke down the door of the prison and brought out their father, And placed him upon his throne in his own kingdom; Wherefore, the son of Noah did build up his kingdom in his stead.
And it came to pass that when they had slain the army of Jared, they were about to slay him also; And he pled with them that they would not slay him and he would give up the kingdom unto his father.
And it came to pass that when they had humbled themselves sufficiently before the Lord, The Lord did send rain upon the face of the earth and the people began to revive again, And there began to be fruit in the North Countries and in all the countries round about;
And I was about to write more, but I am forbidden; But great and marvelous were the prophecies of Ether! But they esteemed him as naught and cast him out, And he hid himself in the cavity of a rock by day, And by night he went forth viewing the things which should come upon the people;
And when Coriantumr saw that he was about to fall, he fled again before the people of Shiz.
And it came to pass that when the men of Coriantumr had received sufficient strength that they could walk, they were about to flee for their lives; But behold, Shiz arose, and also his men, And he swore in his wrath that he would slay Coriantumr, or he would perish by the sword;