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Passage: Alma 24:65 - Alma 25:6

65 For they had taken an oath that they never would shed blood more; And according to their oath, they would have perished, Yea, they would have suffered themselves to have fallen into the hands of their brethren had it not been for the pity and the exceeding love which Ammon and his brethren had had for them;
66 And for this cause, they were brought down into the Land of Zarahemla, And they ever had been protected by the Nephites.
67 But it came to pass that when they saw the danger and the many afflictions and tribulations which the Nephites bore for them, They were moved with compassion and were desirous to take up arms in the defense of their country;
68 But behold, as they were about to take their weapons of war, They were overpowered by the persuasions of Helaman and his brethren, for they were about to break the oath which they had made;
69 And Helaman feared lest by so doing, they should lose their souls; Therefore, all those which had entered into this covenant were compelled to behold their brethren wade through their afflictions in their dangerous circumstances at this time.
70 But behold, it came to pass they had many sons which had not entered into a covenant that they would not take their weapons of war to defend themselves against their enemies;
71 Therefore, they did assemble themselves together at this time as many as were able to take up arms, And they called themselves Nephites;
72 And they entered into a covenant to fight for the liberty of the Nephites, yea, to protect the land unto the laying down of their lives;
73 Yea, even they covenanted that they never would give up their liberty, but they would fight in all cases to protect the Nephites and themselves from bondage.
74 Now behold, there were two thousand of those young men which entered into this covenant and took their weapons of war to defend their country.
75 And now behold, as they never had hitherto been a disadvantage to the Nephites, they became now at this period of time also a great support, For they took their weapons of war and they would that Helaman should be their leader;
76 And they were all young men, And they were exceeding valiant for courage, and also for strength and activity; But behold, this was not all- They were men which were true at all times in whatsoever thing they were entrusted,
77 Yea, they were men of truth and soberness, For they had been taught to keep the commandments of God and to walk uprightly before Him.
78 And now it came to pass that Helaman did march at the head of his two thousand stripling soldiers to the support of the people in the borders of the land on the south by the West Sea.
79 And thus ended the twenty and eighth year of the reign of the judges over the people of Nephi, etc.

Alma 25
1 And now it came to pass in the commencement of the twenty and ninth year of the judges that Ammaron sent unto Moroni, desiring that he would exchange prisoners.
2 And it came to pass that Moroni felt to rejoice exceedingly at this request; For he desired the provisions which were imparted for the support of the Lamanite prisoners for the support of his own people, And he also desired his own people for the strengthening of his army.
3 Now the Lamanites had taken many women and children; And there was not a woman nor a child among all the prisoners of Moroni, or the prisoners which Moroni had taken;
4 Therefore, Moroni resolved upon a stratagem to obtain as many prisoners of the Nephites from the Lamanites as it were possible; Therefore, he wrote an epistle and sent it by the servant of Ammaron, the same who had brought an epistle to Moroni.
5 Now these are the words which he wrote unto Ammaron, saying: "Behold, Ammaron, I have written unto you somewhat concerning this war which ye have waged against my people, Or rather, which thy brother hath waged against them and which ye are still determined to carry on after his death.
6 "Behold, I would tell you something concerning the justice of God and the sword of His almighty wrath which doth hang over you, Except ye repent and withdraw your armies into your own lands, or the lands of your possessions, which is the Land of Nephi. "Yea, I would tell you these things if ye were capable of hearkening unto them;

 

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