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2 Nephi 10:31
"Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming; It stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; It hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
And it came to pass that Alma was appointed to be the chief judge, he being also the high priest, his father having conferred the office upon him and had given him the charge concerning all the affairs of the church.
And thus commenced the reign of the judges throughout all the Land of Zarahemla, among all the people which were called the Nephites; And Alma was the first and chief judge.
The account of Alma, who was the son of Alma, the first and chief judge over the people of Nephi, and also the high priest over the church. An account of the reign of the judges and the wars and contentions among the people. And also an account of a war between the Nephites and the Lamanites, according to the record of Alma, the first and chief judge.
And there were appointed captains and higher captains and chief captains, according to their numbers.
Now Alma, he being the chief judge and the governor of the people of Nephi, Therefore, he went up with his people-yea, with his captains and chief captains-yea, at the head of his armies against the Amlicites to battle; And they began to slay the Amlicites upon the hill east of Sidon.
Now this man's name was Nephihah, And he was appointed chief judge; And he sat in the judgment seat to judge and to govern the people.
And thou hast delivered up the judgment seat unto Nephihah, Therefore, thou art not the chief judge over us."
But there was one, Antionah, who was a chief ruler among them, came forth and said unto him: "What is this that thou hast said, that man should rise from the dead and be changed from this mortal to an immortal state, that the soul can never die?
But it came to pass that they did not, But they took them and bound them with strong cords and took them before the chief judge of the land.
And it came to pass that it was done before the chief judge of the land.
Now it came to pass that when the bodies of those which had been cast into the fire were consumed, and also the records which were cast in with them, The chief judge of the land came and stood before Alma and Amulek, as they were bound,
And it came to pass after they had thus suffered for many days-and it was on the twelfth day, in the tenth month, in the tenth year of the reign of the judges over the people of Nephi- That the chief judge over the Land of Ammonihah, and many of their teachers and their lawyers, went in unto the prison where Alma and Amulek were bound with cords;
And the chief judge stood before them and smote them again and saith unto them: "If ye have the power of God, deliver yourselves from these bands; And then we will believe that the Lord will destroy this people, according to your words."
And the chief judge and the lawyers and priests and teachers which smote upon Alma and Amulek were slain by the fall thereof.
Therefore, he that had been appointed chief captain over the armies of the Nephites-and his name was Zoram and he had two sons, Lehi and Aha-
Now Ammon being the chief among them, or rather he did minister unto them, And he departed from them after having blessed them according to their several stations, having imparted the word of God unto them, or administered unto them before his departure; And thus they took their several journeys throughout the land.
And it came to pass that they went and told the chief judge all the things which had happened unto them in the Land of Nephi among their brethren, the Lamanites.
And it came to pass that the chief judge sent a proclama- tion throughout all the land, desiring the voice of the people concerning the admitting their brethren which were the people of Anti-Nephi-Lehi.
And it came to pass that he came over into the Land of Gideon and began to preach unto them also; And here he did not have much success, for he was taken and bound and carried before the high priest, and also the chief judge over the land.
Now when the high priest and the chief judge saw the hardness of his heart, Yea, when they saw that he would revile even against God, they would not make any reply to his words;
But they caused that he should be bound, And they delivered him up into the hands of the officers and sent him to the Land of Zarahemla, that he might be brought before Alma and the chief judge which was governor over all the land.
And it came to pass that when he was brought before Alma and the chief judge, that he did go on in the same manner as he did in the Land of Gideon, Yea, he went on to blasphemy;
And now when the chief judge saw this, he put forth his hand and wrote unto Korihor, saying: "Art thou convinced of the power of a God?
Now the knowledge of what had happened unto Korihor was immediately published throughout all the land, Yea, the proclamation was sent forth by the chief judge to all the people in the land, declaring unto those who had believed in the words of Korihor that they must speedily repent lest the same judgments would come unto them.
Now the people of the Zoramites were angry with the people of Ammon which were in Jershon; And the chief ruler of the Zoramites, being a very wicked man, sent over unto the people of Ammon desiring them that they should cast out of their land all those which came over from them into their land,
And now, as the Amalekites were of a more wicked and a murderous disposition than the Lamanites were, in and of themselves, Therefore, Zerahemnah appointed chief captains over the Lamanites, And they were all the Amalekites and the Zoramites.
Now the leader of the Nephites-or the man which had been appointed to be the chief captain over the Nephites- Now the chief captain took the command of all the armies of the Nephites-and his name was Moroni,
and Moroni took all the command- and the governments of their wars; And he was only twenty and five years old when he was appointed chief commander over the armies of the Nephites.
And they were inspired by the Zoramites and the Amalekites, which were their chief captains and leaders, And by Zerahemnah who was their chief captain, or their chief leader and commander;
"Even as this scalp hath fallen to the earth, which is the scalp of your chief, So shall ye fall to the earth, except ye will deliver up your weapons of war and depart with a covenant of peace."
And now it came to pass that when Moroni, which was the chief commander of the armies of the Nephites, had heard of these dissensions, he was angry with Amalickiah.
Now Moroni being a man which was appointed by the chief judges and the voice of the people, Therefore, he had power to do according to his will with the armies of the Nephites, to establish and to exercise authority over them.
Now it was the custom among the Lamanites, if their chief leader was killed, to appoint the second leader to be their chief leader.
Now when Lehonti was dead, the Lamanites appointed Amalickiah to be their leader and their chief commander.
And it came to pass that Amalickiah marched with his armies-for he had gained his desires-to the Land of Nephi, to the City of Nephi, which was the chief city;
And thus he did appoint chief captains of the Zoramites, They being the most acquainted with the strength of the Nephites and their places of resort and the weakest parts of their cities; Therefore, he appointed them to be chief captains over his armies.
Now at this time the chief captains of the Lamanites were astonished exceedingly because of the wisdom of the Nephites in preparing their places of security.
And behold, his chief captains durst not attack the Nephites at the City of Ammonihah, For Moroni had altered the management of affairs among the Nephites insomuch that the Lamanites were disappointed in their places of retreat, And they could not come upon them,
Therefore, they marched forward to the Land of Noah with a firm determination, Yea, their chief captains came forward and took an oath that they would destroy the people of that city.
And behold, Moroni had appointed Lehi to be chief captain over the men of that city, And it was that same Lehi which fought with the Lamanites in the valley on the east of the River Sidon.
And now behold, it came to pass that when the Lamanites had found that Lehi commanded the city, They were again disappointed, for they feared Lehi exceedingly; Nevertheless, their chief captains had sworn with an oath to attack the city, Therefore, they brought up their armies.
Thus the Nephites had all power over their enemies. And thus the Lamanites did attempt to destroy the Nephites, until their chief captains were all slain;
And it came to pass that when the Lamanites saw that their chief captains were all slain, they fled into the wilderness.
And it came to pass that in the same year that the people of Nephi had peace restored unto them, That Nephihah, the second chief judge, died, having filled the judgment seat with perfect uprightness before God;
Behold, it came to pass that the son of Nephihah was appointed to fill the judgment seat in the stead of his father; Yea, he was appointed chief judge and governor over the people, with an oath and sacred ordinance to judge righteously, And to keep the peace and the freedom of the people, And to grant unto them their sacred privileges to worship the Lord their God,
Nevertheless, they did not long maintain an entire peace in the land, For there began to be a contention among the people concerning the chief judge Pahoron. For behold, there were a part of the people which desired that a few particular points of the law should be altered;
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.
And those who were desirous that Pahoron should remain chief judge over the land took upon them the name of Freemen; And thus was the division among them, For the Freemen had sworn or covenanted to maintain their rights and the privileges of their religion by a free government.
And it was in the twenty and fifth year of the reign of the judges; And it was at the same time that they had begun to settle the affairs of their contentions concerning the chief judge Pahoron.
And it came to pass that when the men which were called Kingmen had heard that the Lamanites were coming down to battle against them, They were glad in their hearts and they refused to take up arms; For they were so wroth with the chief judge, and also with the people of liberty, that they would not take up arms to defend their country.
And in the commencement of the twenty and eighth year, Moroni and Teancum and many of the chief captains held a council of war what they should do to cause the Lamanites to come out against them to battle,
And now behold, when the chief captains of the Lamanites had beheld Lehi with his army coming against them, they fled in much confusion, Lest perhaps they should not obtain the City Mulek before Lehi should overtake them, For they were wearied because of their march and the men of Lehi were fresh.
And it came to pass that when the Lamanites had heard these words, Their chief captains-all those which were not slain- came forth and threw down their weapons of war at the feet of Moroni, And also commanded their men that they should do the same.
Therefore, their chief captains demanded their weapons of war, And they brought them forth and cast them at the feet of the Nephites, pleading for mercy. Now behold, this was the desire of Moroni;
"And the Lamanites had also retained many prisoners, all of whom are chief captains, for none other have they spared alive;
Now Gid was the chief captain over the band which was appointed to guard them down to that land.
"And behold, it was night and they did pitch their tents; For the chief captains of the Lamanites supposing that the Nephites were weary because of their march, And supposing that they had driven their whole army, Therefore, they took no thought concerning the City of Manti.
Now this was the case with all his chief captains that doubted and marveled also because of the wickedness of the people, And this because of the success of the Lamanites over them.
And it came to pass that he wrote again to the governor of the land, which was Pahoron, And these are the words which he wrote, saying: "Behold, I direct mine epistle to Pahoron, in the City of Zarahemla, which is the chief judge and the governor over the land, And also to all those who hath been chosen by this people to govern and manage the affairs of this war;
"Behold, I am Moroni, your chief captain; I seek not for power, but to pull it down;
Behold, now it came to pass that soon after Moroni had sent his epistle unto the chief governor, He received an epistle from Pahoron, the chief governor.
And these are the words which he received: "I, Pahoron, which art the chief governor of this land, do send these words unto Moroni, the chief captain over the army. "Behold I say unto you, Moroni, that I do not joy in your great afflictions, yea, it grieves my soul.
And their judges and their chief judges were chosen;
Nevertheless, it came to pass that Pahoron was appointed by the voice of the people to be a chief judge and a governor over the people of Nephi.
And now behold, Pacumeni was appointed according to the voice of the people to be a chief judge and a governor over the people, To reign in the stead of his brother Pahoron; And it was according to his right.
And it came to pass that Pacumeni, which was the chief judge, did flee before Coriantumr, even to the walls of the city.
And they were called Gaddianton's robbers and murderers; And it was they which did murder the chief judge Cezoram and his son while in the judgment seat; And behold, they were not found.
And behold, now it came to pass that it was upon a tower which was in the garden of Nephi- which was by the highway which led to the chief market which was in the City of Zarahemla-
Behold, we do not believe that He hath- Yea, we do not believe that he is a prophet; Nevertheless, if this thing which he hath said concerning the chief judge be true-that he be dead- Then will we believe that the other words which he hath spoken are true."
And it came to pass that they ran in their might and came in unto the judgment seat; And behold, the chief judge had fallen to the earth and did lie in his blood.
And now behold, when they saw this they were astonished exceedingly, insomuch that they fell to the earth, For they had not believed the words which Nephi had spoken concerning the chief judge;
And it came to pass that on the morrow, the people did assemble themselves together to mourn and to fast at the burial of the great and chief judge which had been slain;
And it came to pass that they inquired among the people, saying: "Where are the five which were sent to inquire concerning the chief judge, whether he was dead?"
"Behold, ye say that I have agreed with a man that he should murder Seezoram, our chief judge.
For behold, he hath told us the thoughts of our hearts, and also hath told us things; And even he hath brought unto our knowledge the true murderer of our chief judge."
Now behold, notwithstanding that great miracle which Nephi had done in telling them concerning the death of the chief judge, They did harden their hearts and did not hearken unto the words of the Lord.
And the people began to plead with their chief judges and their leaders, that they would say unto Nephi: "Behold, we know that thou art a man of God; And therefore, cry unto the Lord our God that He turn away from us this famine, lest all the words which thou hast spoken concerning our destruction be fulfilled."
3 Nephi 1:1
Now it came to pass that the ninety and first year had passed away, And it was six hundred years from the time that Lehi left Jerusalem; And it was in the year that Lachoneus was the chief judge and the governor over the land;
3 Nephi 2:2
And these were the words which were written, saying: "Lachoneus, most noble and chief governor of the land, Behold, I write this epistle unto you and do give unto you exceeding great praise because of your firmness, and also the firmness of your people, in maintaining that which ye suppose to be your right and liberty;
3 Nephi 2:22
And it came to pass that Lachoneus did appoint chief captains over all the armies of the Nephites to command them at the time that the robbers should come down out of the wilderness against them;
3 Nephi 2:23
Now the chiefest among all the chief captains and the great commander of all the armies of the Nephites was appointed, and his name was Gidgiddoni;
3 Nephi 2:24
Now it was the custom among all the Nephites to appoint for their chief captains-save it were in their times of wickedness-someone that had the spirit of revelation, and also prophecy; Therefore, this Gidgiddoni was a great prophet among them, and also was the chief judge.
3 Nephi 3:25
And those which were angry were chiefly the chief judges and they which had been high priests and lawyers;
3 Nephi 3:36
Now behold, I will show unto you that they did not establish a king over the land, But in this same year-yea, the thirtieth year- they did destroy upon the judgment seat, yea, did murder the chief judge of the land;
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.