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Passage: Alma 19:112 - Alma 20:15
112 And now my son, I desire that ye should let these things trouble you no more, And only let your sins trouble you with that trouble which shall bring you down unto repentance.
113 O my son, I desire that ye should deny the justice of God no more;
114 Do not endeavor to excuse yourself in the least point because of your sins, by denying the justice of God, But do you let the justice of God and His mercy and His longsuffering have full sway in your heart, But let it bring you down to the dust in humility.
115 And now O my son, ye are called of God to preach the word unto this people.
116 And now, my son, go thy way; Declare the word with truth and soberness, that thou mayest bring souls unto repentance, That the great plan of mercy may have claim upon them.
117 And may God grant unto you even according to my word. Amen.
1 And now it came to pass that the sons of Alma did go forth among the people to declare the word unto them; And Alma also, himself, could not rest and he also went forth.
2 Now, we shall say no more concerning their preaching, except that they preached the word and the truth according to the spirit of prophecy and revelation, And they preached after the holy order of God by which they were called.
3 And now, I return to an account of the wars between the Nephites and the Lamanites in the eighteenth year of the reign of the judges.
4 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.
5 And it came to pass that the Lamanites came with their thousands, And they came into the Land of Antionum, which was the land of the Zoramites; And a man by the name of Zerahemnah was their leader.
6 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.
7 Now this he did that he might preserve their hatred toward the Nephites, that he might bring them into subjection to the accomplishment of his designs,
8 For behold, his designs were to stir up the Lamanites to anger against the Nephites; And this he did that he might usurp great power over them, And also that he might gain power over the Nephites by bringing them into bondage, etc.
9 And now the design of the Nephites was to support their lands and their houses and their wives and their children, That they might preserve them from the hands of their enemies, And also that they might preserve their rights and their privileges,
10 yea, and also their liberty, That they might worship God according to their desires; For they knew that if they should fall into the hands of the Lamanites, That whosoever should worship God in spirit and in truth, the true and the living God, the Lamanites would destroy.
11 Yea, and they also knew the extreme hatred of the Lamanites toward their brethren which were the people of Anti-Nephi-Lehi, which were called the people of Ammon;
12 And they would not take up arms- Yea, they had entered into a covenant and they would not break it- Therefore, if they should fall into the hands of the Lamanites, they would be destroyed.
13 And the Nephites would not suffer that they should be destroyed, Therefore, they gave them lands for their inheritance;
14 And the people of Ammon did give unto the Nephites a large portion of their substance to support their armies;
15 And thus the Nephites were compelled, alone, to withstand against the Lamanites which were a compound of Laman and Lemuel and the sons of Ishmael, And all those which had dissented from the Nephites, which were Amalekites and Zoramites, And the descendents of the priests of Noah;
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