9 "And now if there should be another appointed in his stead, behold, I fear there would rise contentions among you; 10 And who knoweth but what my son, to whom the kingdom doth belong, should turn to be angry and draw away a part of this people after him, which would cause wars and contentions among you, which would be the cause of shedding much blood and perverting the way of the Lord, Yea, and destroy the souls of much people. 11 "Now I say unto you, let us be wise and consider these things, for we have no right to destroy my son, Neither should we have any right to destroy another, if he should be appointed in his stead; 12 And if my son should turn again to his pride and vain things, he would recall the things which he had said and claim his right to the kingdom, which would cause him and also this people to commit much sin. 13 "And now, let us be wise and look forward to these things and do that which will make for the peace of this people; 14 Therefore, I will be your king the remainder of my days; 15 Nevertheless, let us appoint judges to judge this people according to our law; And we will newly arrange the affairs of this people, for we will appoint wise men to be judges that will judge this people according to the commandments of God. 16 "Now it is better that a man should be judged of God than of man, for the judgments of God are always just, But the judgments of man are not always just; 17 Therefore, if it were possible that ye could have just men to be your kings which would establish the laws of God and judge this people according to His commandments, Yea, if ye could have men for your kings which would do even as my father Benjamin did for this people, I say unto you, if this could always be the case, then it would be expedient that ye should always have kings to rule over you. 18 "And even I, myself, have labored with all the power and faculties which I have possessed, to teach you the commandments of God and to establish peace throughout the land, 19 That there should be no wars, nor contentions, no stealing, nor plundering, nor murdering, nor no manner of iniquity; 20 And whosoever hath committed iniquity, him have I punished according to the crime which he hath committed, according to the law which hath been given to us by our fathers. 21 "Now I say unto you that because all men are not just, it is not expedient that ye should have a king or kings to rule over you, 22 For behold, how much iniquity doth one wicked king cause to be committed! Yea, and what great destruction! 23 Yea, remember King Noah, his wickedness and his abominations, And also the wickedness and abominations of his people. 24 "Behold, what great destruction did come upon them, And also because of their iniquities, they were brought into bondage; 25 And were it not for the interposition of their all-wise Creator, and this because of their sincere repentance, they must unavoidably remain in bondage until now. 26 "But behold, He did deliver them because they did humble themselves before Him; And because they cried mightily unto Him, He did deliver them out of bondage; 27 And thus doth the Lord work with His power in all cases among the children of men, extending the arm of mercy toward them that put their trust in Him. 28 "And behold now I say unto you, ye cannot dethrone an iniquitous king, save it be through much contention and the shedding of much blood; 29 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,
Jesus reveals himself to a notable Jewish scientist.
Dr. James Tour shares his life-changing testimony of Jesus here:
"Yea, when ye shall call upon the Father in my name, with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, then shall ye know that the Father hath remembered the covenant which he made unto your fathers, O house of Israel;"
"And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications; and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.