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Passage: Alma 24:26 - Alma 24:46
26 And it came to pass that Moroni having no hopes of meeting them upon fair grounds, Therefore, he resolved upon a plan that he might decoy the Lamanites out of their strongholds;
27 Therefore, he caused that Teancum should take a small number of men and march down near the seashore, And Moroni and his army, by night, marched into the wilderness on the west of the City Mulek;
28 And thus on the morrow, when the guards of the Lamanites had discovered Teancum, they ran and told it unto Jacob their leader.
29 And it came to pass that the armies of the Lamanites did march forth against Teancum, supposing by their numbers to overpower Teancum because of the smallness of his numbers;
30 And as Teancum saw the armies of the Lamanites coming out against him, he began to retreat down by the seashore, northward.
31 And it came to pass that when the Lamanites saw that he began to flee, they took courage and pursued them with vigor;
32 And while Teancum was thus leading away the Lamanites which were pursuing them in vain, Behold, Moroni commanded that a part of his army which were with him should march forth into the city and take possession of it.
33 And thus they did and slew all those who had been left to protect the city, yea, all those who would not yield up their weapons of war.
34 And thus Moroni had obtained a possession of the City Mulek with a part of his army, while he marched with the remainder to meet the Lamanites when they should return from the pursuit of Teancum.
35 And it came to pass that the Lamanites did pursue Teancum until they came near the City Bountiful; And then they were met by Lehi and a small army which had been left to protect the City Bountiful.
36 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.
37 Now the Lamanites did not know that Moroni had been in their rear with his army, And all they feared was Lehi and his men.
38 Now Lehi was not desirous to overtake them till they should meet Moroni and his army.
39 And it came to pass that before the Lamanites had retreated far, they were surrounded by the Nephites-by the men of Moroni on one hand and the men of Lehi on the other, all of whom were fresh and full of strength; But the Lamanites were wearied because of their long march,
40 And Moroni commanded his men that they should fall upon them until they had given up their weapons of war.
41 And it came to pass that Jacob being their leader, being also a Zoramite and having an unconquerable spirit, He led the Lamanites forth to battle with exceeding fury against Moroni-
42 Moroni being in their course of march- Therefore, Jacob was determined to slay them and cut his way through to the City of Mulek;
43 But behold, Moroni and his men were more powerful, Therefore, they did not give way before the Lamanites.
44 And it came to pass that they fought on both hands with exceeding fury; And there were many slain on both sides, Yea, and Moroni was wounded and Jacob was killed;
45 And Lehi pressed upon their rear with such fury with his strong men that the Lamanites in the rear delivered up their weapons of war, And the remainder of them, being much confused, knew not whether to go or to strike.
46 Now Moroni seeing their confusion, he said unto them: "If ye will bring forth your weapons of war and deliver them up, Behold, we will forbear shedding your blood."
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