17 Yea, and they were depressed in body as well as in spirit, For they had fought valiantly by day and toiled by night to maintain their cities; And thus they had suffered great afflictions of every kind. 18 "And now they were determined to conquer in this place, or die; Therefore, you may well suppose that this little force which I brought with me, yea, those sons of mine, gave them great hopes and much joy. 19 "And now it came to pass that when the Lamanites saw that Antipus had received a greater strength to his army, They were compelled, by the orders of Ammaron, to not come against the City of Judeah, or against us to battle. 20 "And thus were we favored of the Lord, For had they come upon us in this our weakness, they might have perhaps destroyed our little army; But thus were we favored- 21 They were commanded by Ammaron to maintain those cities which they had taken. "And thus ended the twenty and sixth year. 22 "And in the commencement of the twenty and seventh year, We had prepared our city and ourselves for defense; 23 Now we were desirous that the Lamanites should come upon us, For we were not desirous to make an attack upon them in their stronghold. 24 "And it came to pass that we kept spies out round about to watch the movements of the Lamanites, That they might not pass us by night nor by day to make an attack upon our other cities which were on the northward; 25 For we knew in those cities they were not sufficiently strong to meet them; Therefore, we were desirous-if they should pass by us- to fall upon them in their rear, And thus bring them up in the rear at the same time they were met in the front; 26 We supposed that we could overpower them. "But behold, we were disappointed in this our desire- 27 They durst not pass by us with their whole army; Neither durst they with a part, lest they should not be sufficiently strong and they should fall; 28 Neither durst they march down against the City of Zarahemla; Neither durst they cross the head of Sidon over to the City of Nephihah; 29 And thus, with their forces, they were determined to maintain those cities which they had taken. 30 "And now it came to pass in the second month of this year, there was brought unto us many provisions from the fathers of those my two thousand sons; 31 And also there were sent unto us two thousand men from the Land of Zarahemla; 32 And thus we were prepared with ten thousand men and provisions for them, And also for their wives and their children. 33 "And the Lamanites, thus seeing our forces increase daily and provisions arrive for our support, They began to be fearful and began to sally forth, if it were possible to put an end to our receiving provisions and strength. 34 "Now when we saw that the Lamanites began to grow uneasy on this wise, we were desirous to bring a stratagem into an effect upon them; 35 Therefore, Antipus ordered that I should march forth with my little sons to a neighboring city, as if we were carrying provisions to a neighboring city; 36 And we were to march near the City Antiparah, as if we were going to the city beyond, in the borders by the seashore. 37 "And it came to pass that we did march forth as if, with our provisions, to go to that city.
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.