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And it came to pass that two hundred and seventy and six years had passed away; And we had many seasons of peace, And we had many seasons of serious war and bloodshed,
And behold, I have seen in the days of King Benjamin a serious war and much bloodshed between the Nephites and the Lamanites;
Yea, all his iniquities and abominations, And all the wars and contentions and bloodshed, And the stealing and the plundering, And the committing of whoredoms and all manner of iniquities which cannot be enumerated-
And from the first year to the fifteenth has brought to pass the destruction of many thousand lives, yea, it has brought to pass an awful scene of bloodshed;
Now those descendants were as numerous, nearly, as were the Nephites; And thus the Nephites were obliged to contend with their brethren, even unto bloodshed.
And again, the Lord hath said that, "Ye shall defend your families even unto bloodshed," Therefore, for this cause were the Nephites contending with the Lamanites- To defend themselves and their families and their lands, their country and their rights and their religion.
"Yea, and then shall they see wars and pestilences, yea, famines and bloodshed, even until the people of Nephi shall become extinct;
And Moroni was a strong and a mighty man- He was a man of a perfect understanding, Yea, a man that did not delight in bloodshed, A man whose soul did joy in the liberty and the freedom of his country and his brethren from bondage and slavery,
Therefore, those which were desirous that the law should be altered were angry with him and desired that he should no longer be chief judge over the land; Therefore, there arose a warm dispute concerning the matter, But not unto bloodshed.
But behold, this was not the desire of Moroni; He did not delight in murder or bloodshed, But he delighted in the saving of his people from destruction; And for this cause he might not bring upon him injustice, he would not fall upon the Lamanites and destroy them in their drunkenness.
"Yea, were it not for those Kingmen which caused so much bloodshed among ourselves- "Yea, at the time we were contending among ourselves, if we had united our strength as we hitherto have done-
"Yea, had it not been for the desire of power and authority which those Kingmen had over us- "Had they been true to the cause of our freedom and united with us and gone forth against our enemies instead of taking up their swords against us, which was the cause of so much bloodshed among ourselves-
"And now behold, we will resist wickedness, even unto bloodshed;
For he was exceeding angry with Ammaron, Insomuch that he considered that Ammaron and Amalickiah, his brother, had been the cause of this great and lasting war between them and the Lamanites, Which had been the cause of so much war and bloodshed, yea, and so much famine.
And it came to pass in the fifty and fourth year, there were many dissensions in the church, And there was also a contention among the people, insomuch that there was much bloodshed; And the rebellious part were slain and driven out of the land, And they did go unto the king of the Lamanites.
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.
But behold, the judgments of God will overtake the wicked; And it is by the wicked that the wicked are punished; For it is the wicked that stirreth up the hearts of the children of men unto bloodshed.
And behold also, the Lamanites are at war one with another; And the whole face of this land is one continual round of murder and bloodshed; And no one knoweth the end of the war.
And so great and lasting had been the war, And so long had been the scene of bloodshed and carnage, that the whole face of the land was covered with the bodies of the dead;