Verses Found: 93
1 Nephi 3:134
And it came to pass that I beheld that after they had dwindled in unbelief, They became a dark and loathsome and a filthy people, full of idleness and all manner of abominations.
2 Nephi 1:102
Wherefore, he became a devil, having sought that which was evil before God;
2 Nephi 1:108
Wherefore, their state became a state of probation, And their time was lengthened, according to the commandments which the Lord God gave unto the children of men,
2 Nephi 6:14
And because man became fallen, they were cut off from the presence of the Lord;
2 Nephi 6:20
For behold, if the flesh should rise no more, our spirits must become subject to that angel which fell from before the presence of the Eternal God and became the devil, to rise no more;
And they became like unto one body, And the fruit were equal, And the Lord of the vineyard had preserved unto Himself the natural fruit which was most precious unto Him from the beginning.
Wherefore, the people of Nephi did fortify against them with their arms and with all their might, trusting in the God and the Rock of their salvation; Wherefore, they became as yet, conquerors of their enemies.
But our labors were vain-their hatred was fixed, And they were led by their evil nature, that they became wild and ferocious and a bloodthirsty people, Full of idolatry and filthiness,
And we multiplied exceedingly and spread upon the face of the land, And became exceeding rich in gold and in silver, and in precious things, and in fine workmanship of wood, in buildings and in machinery, and also in iron and copper and brass and steel, Making all manner of tools of every kind to till the ground, And weapons of war-
Yea, and they also became idolatrous because they were deceived by the vain and flattering words of the king and priests, For they did speak flattering things unto them.
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 thus he commanded them to preach; And thus they became the children of God.
And it came to pass that the battle became exceeding sore, for they fought like lions for their prey.
And after being many days in the wilderness, they arrived in the Land of Zarahemla and joined his people and became his subjects.
And now in the reign of Mosiah, they were not half so numerous as the people of God, But because of the dissensions among the brethren, they became more numerous.
Therefore, it became expedient that those who committed sin that were in the church should be admonished by the church.
And now it came to pass that the persecutions which were inflicted on the church by the unbelievers became so great that the church began to murmur and complain to their leaders concerning the matter; And they did complain to Alma,
And the Lord did visit them and prosper them and they became a large and a wealthy people.
Now the sons of Mosiah were numbered among the unbelievers, And also one of the sons of Alma was numbered among them, he being called Alma after his father; Nevertheless, he became a very wicked and an idolatrous man;
And he became a great hinderment to the prosperity of the church of God- Stealing away the hearts of the people, Causing much dissension among the people, Giving a chance for the enemy of God to exercise his power over them.
And now the astonishment of Alma was so great that he became dumb, that he could not open his mouth, Yea, and he became weak, even that he could not move his hands;
Therefore, they relinquished their desires for a king and became exceedingly anxious that every man should have an equal chance throughout all the land,
And it came to pass that by thus exercising the law upon them, every man suffering according to that which he had done, they became more still and durst not commit any wickedness if it were known;
"Now, we see that Adam did fall by partaking of the forbidden fruit, according to the word of God; And thus we see that by his fall that all mankind became a lost and a fallen people.
"Therefore, this life became a probationary state, a time to prepare to meet God, A time to prepare for that endless state which has been spoken of by us, which is after the resurrection of the dead.
"Now as I said concerning the holy order, or this high priesthood, there were many which were ordained and became high priests of God;
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 Ammon went to the Land of Ishmael, the land being called after the sons of Ishmael which also became Lamanites.
But Ammon saith unto him: "Nay, but I will be thy servant"; Therefore, Ammon became a servant to King Lamoni.
And it came to pass that there were many that did believe in their words; And as many as did believe were baptized; And they became a righteous people and they did establish a church among them;
Yea, I say unto you, as the Lord liveth, as many of the Lamanites as believed in their preaching and were converted unto the Lord never did fall away, for they became a righteous people;
And their hatred became exceeding sore against them, Even insomuch that they began to rebel against their king, insomuch that they would not that he should be their king; Therefore, they took up arms against the people of Anti-Nephi-Lehi.
But behold, it was appointed unto man to die; Therefore, as they were cut off from the tree of life, Therefore, they should be cut off from the face of the earth and man became lost forever; Yea, they became fallen man.
And now we see by this that our first parents were cut off, both temporally and spiritually, from the presence of the Lord, And thus we see they became subjects to follow after their own will.
Therefore, as they had become carnal, sensual and devilish by nature, This probationary state became a state for them to prepare- It became a preparatory state.
For behold, it came to pass that the Zoramites became Lamanites; Therefore, in the commencement of the eighteenth year, the people of the Nephites saw that the Lamanites were coming upon them, Therefore, they made preparations for war, Yea, they gathered together their armies in the Land of Jershon.
And it came to pass that the Lamanites became frightened because of the great destruction among them, even until they began to flee toward the River Sidon;
For behold, because of their wars with the Lamanites, and the many little dissensions and disturbances which had been among the people, It became expedient that the word of God should be declared among them, Yea, and that a regulation should be made throughout the church;
Now these dissenters having the same instruction and the same information of the Nephites, Yea, having been instructed in the same knowledge of the Lord, Nevertheless, it is strange to relate, not long after their dissensions, They became more hardened and impenitent and more wild, wicked and ferocious than the Lamanites-
And they did prosper exceedingly and they became exceeding rich, Yea, and they did multiply and wax strong in the land.
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.
And now behold, as they never had hitherto been a disadvantage to the Nephites, they became now at this period of time also a great support, For they took their weapons of war and they would that Helaman should be their leader;
Therefore, it became expedient that we should take those provisions and send them to Judeah and our prisoners to the Land of Zarahemla.
Therefore, it became expedient for us that we should put an end to their lives, Or guard them, sword in hand, down to the Land of Zarahemla;
"And now in those critical circumstances, it became a very serious matter to determine concerning these prisoners of war, Nevertheless, we did resolve to send them down to the Land of Zarahemla;
"Yea, and it became expedient that we should employ our men to the maintaining those parts of the land of the which we had retained of our possessions;
Therefore, it became expedient that we should wait, that we might receive more strength from the Land of Zarahemla, and also a new supply of provisions.
And thus when Moroni had gathered together whatsoever men he could in all his march, he came to the Land of Gideon; And uniting his forces with that of Pahoron, they became exceeding strong, Even stronger than the men of Pachus, which was the king of those dissenters which had driven out the Freemen out of the Land of Zarahemla and had taken possession of the land.
And thus it became expedient that this law should be strictly observed for the safety of their country; Yea, and whosoever was found denying their freedom was speedily executed according to the law.
Therefore, it became expedient for Shiblon to confer those sacred things before his death upon the son of Helaman, whose name was called Helaman, being called after the name of his father.
And it came to pass that Moronihah did head them in their retreat and did give unto them battle, Insomuch that it became an exceeding bloody battle; Yea, many were slain; And among the number which were slain, Coriantumr was also found.
For there was one, Gaddianton, who was exceeding expert in many words, and also in his craft, to carry on the secret work of murder and of robbery; Therefore, he became the leader of the band of Kishcumen;
And there being but little timber upon the face of the land; Nevertheless, the people which went forth became exceeding expert in the working of cement; Therefore, they did build houses of cement in the which they did dwell.
Therefore, they did abandon their design to obtain the remainder of their lands, For so numerous were the Lamanites that it became impossible for the Nephites to obtain more power over them; Therefore, Moronihah did employ all his armies in maintaining those parts which he had taken.
And it came to pass that they became exceeding rich, both the Lamanites and the Nephites; And they did have an exceeding plenty of gold and of silver and of all manner of precious metals, Both in the Land South and in the Land North.
And thus, in the seventy and fourth year the famine did continue, And the work of destruction did cease by the sword, but became sore by famine.
And thus in time, yea, even in the space of not many years they became an exceeding great band of robbers; And they did search out all the secret plans of Gaddianton; And thus they became robbers of Gaddianton.
3 Nephi 1:18
And there were many which had not believed the words of the prophets fell to the earth and became as if they were dead, For they knew that the great plan of destruction which they had laid for those who had believed in the words of the prophets had been frustrated, for the sign which had been given was already at hand; And they began to know that the Son of God must shortly appear.
3 Nephi 1:30
But it came to pass that they soon became converted and were convinced of the error which they were in, For it was made known unto them that the law was not yet fulfilled and that it must be fulfilled in every whit;
3 Nephi 1:36
And there was also a cause of much sorrow among the Lamanites; For behold, they had many children which did grow up and began to wax strong in years, That they became for themselves and were led away by some which were Zoramites, by their lyings and their flattering words, to join those Gaddianton robbers;
3 Nephi 1:48
And it came to pass in the thirteenth year there began to be wars and contentions throughout all the land; For the Gaddianton robbers had become so numerous and did slay so many of the people, and did lay waste so many cities, and did spread so much death and carnage throughout the land, That it became expedient that all the people, both the Nephites and the Lamanites, should take up arms against them;
3 Nephi 1:52
And it came to pass that those Lamanites which had united with the Nephites were numbered among the Nephites; And their curse was taken from them, And their skin became white like unto the Nephites,
3 Nephi 1:53
And their young men and their daughters became exceeding fair, And they were numbered among the Nephites and were called Nephites; And thus ended the thirteenth year.
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 2:70
And thus it became the desire of the people of Zemnarihah to withdraw from their design because of the great destruction which came upon them by night and by day.
3 Nephi 3:15
And thus there became a great inequality in all the land, insomuch that the church began to be broken up; Yea, insomuch that in the thirtieth year the church was broken up in all the land, save it were among a few of the Lamanites which were converted unto the true faith;
3 Nephi 3:38
And every tribe did appoint a chief or a leader over them; And thus they became tribes and leaders of tribes.
3 Nephi 3:39
Now behold, there was no man among them save he had much family and many kindreds and friends, Therefore, their tribes became exceeding great.
3 Nephi 3:45
Therefore, he became a king over this wicked band, And he was one of the chiefest which had given his voice against the prophets which testified of Jesus.
3 Nephi 4:9
And the earth was carried up upon the City of Moronihah, that in the place of the city thereof there became a great mountain; And there was a great and terrible destruction in the Land Southward.
3 Nephi 4:11
And the highways were broken up, And the level roads were spoiled, And many smooth places became rough, And many great and notable cities were sunk, And many were burned, And many were shook till the buildings thereof had fallen to the earth, And the inhabitants thereof were slain, And the places were left desolate.
3 Nephi 4:14
And the face of the whole earth became deformed because of the tempests and the thunderings and the lightnings and the quaking of the earth;
4 Nephi 1:11
And now behold, it came to pass that the people of Nephi did wax strong and did multiply exceeding fast and became an exceeding fair and delightsome people;
4 Nephi 1:47
And the more wicked part of the people did wax strong and became exceeding more numerous than were the people of God,
4 Nephi 1:51
And also the people which were called the people of Nephi began to be proud in their hearts because of their exceeding riches and became vain like unto their brethren the Lamanites;
And these Gaddianton robbers which were among the Lamanites did infest the land, Insomuch that the inhabitants thereof began to hide up their treasures in the earth, And they became slippery because the Lord had cursed the land, that they could not hold them nor retain them again.
And he began to reign, And the people began to prosper, And they became exceeding rich.
And when Corihor was thirty and two years old, he rebelled against his father and went over and dwelt in the Land of Nehor; And he begat sons and daughters, And they became exceeding fair; Wherefore, Corihor drew away many people after him.
And it came to pass that Kib dwelt in captivity, and his people under Corihor his son, until he became exceeding old; Nevertheless, Kib begat Shule in his old age while he was yet in captivity.
And it came to pass that Shule was angry with his brother; And Shule waxed strong and became mighty, as to the strength of a man, And he was also mighty in judgment;
And he gave battle unto Shule the king, in the which he did obtain the land of their first inheritance, And he became a king over that part of the land.
And now Jared became exceeding sorrowful because of the loss of the kingdom, for he had set his heart upon the kingdom and upon the glory of the world.
And in the space of sixty and two years, they had become exceeding strong, insomuch that they became exceeding rich, Having all manner of fruit and of grain, and of silks and of fine linen, and of gold and of silver and of precious things;
And the war became exceeding sore and did last for the space of many years, And he did gain power over all the land and did establish himself king over all the land;
And it came to pass that Morianton built up many cities, And the people became exceeding rich under his reign- both in buildings, and in gold and in silver, and in raising grain, and in flocks and herds, and such things which had been restored unto them;
And Lib also, himself, became a great hunter;
For behold, they rejected all the words of Ether; For he truly told them of all things from the beginning of man, And how that after the waters had receded from off the face of this land, it became a choice land above all other lands, a chosen land of the Lord-
And it came to pass that Coriantumr was exceeding angry with Shared; And he went against him with his armies to battle, And they did meet in great anger, And they did meet in the Valley of Gilgal; And the battle became exceeding sore.
And it came to pass that the brother of Shared did give battle unto him in the Wilderness of Akish; And the battle became exceeding sore and many thousands fell by the sword.
And when he had come to the Plains of Agosh, he gave battle unto Lib, And he smote upon him until he died; Nevertheless, the brother of Lib did come against Coriantumr in the stead thereof, And the battle became exceeding sore, in the which Coriantumr fled again before the army of the brother of Lib.
And the scent thereof went forth upon the face of the land, even upon all the face of the land; Wherefore, the people became troubled by day and by night because of the scent thereof.
And it came to pass that they came again the third time, And the battle became exceeding sore.
And it came to pass that Coriantumr fell to the earth and became as if he had no life;