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Passage: Mormon 1:16 - Mormon 1:36

16 And I being fifteen years of age and being somewhat of a sober mind, Therefore, I was visited of the Lord and tasted and knew of the goodness of Jesus.
17 And I did endeavor to preach unto this people, But my mouth was shut and I was forbidden that I should preach unto them; For behold, they had willfully rebelled against their God, And the beloved disciples were taken away out of the land because of their iniquity.
18 But I did remain among them, but I was forbidden that I should preach unto them because of the hardness of their hearts; And because of the hardness of their hearts, the land was cursed for their sake.
19 And these Gaddianton robbers which were among the Lamanites did infest the land, Insomuch that the inhabitants thereof began to hide up their treasures in the earth, And they became slippery because the Lord had cursed the land, that they could not hold them nor retain them again.
20 And it came to pass that there were sorceries and witchcrafts and magics; And the power of the evil one was wrought upon all the face of the land, even unto the fulfilling of all the words of Abinadi, and also Samuel the Lamanite.
21 And it came to pass that in that same year, there began to be a war again between the Nephites and the Lamanites;
22 And notwithstanding, I, being young, was large in stature, Therefore, the people of Nephi appointed me that I should be their leader, or the leader of their armies.
23 Therefore, it came to pass that in my sixteenth year I did go forth at the head of an army of the Nephites against the Lamanites; Therefore, three hundred and twenty and six years had passed away.
24 And it came to pass that in the three hundred and twenty and seventh year, the Lamanites did come upon us with exceeding great power, insomuch that they did frighten my armies; Therefore, they would not fight, And they began to retreat toward the North Countries.
25 And it came to pass that we did come to the City of Angolah, And we did take possession of the city and make preparations to defend ourselves against the Lamanites.
26 And it came to pass that we did fortify the city with our mights; But notwithstanding all our fortifications, the Lamanites did come upon us and did drive us out of the city,
27 And they did also drive us forth out of the Land of David; And we marched forth and came to the Land of Joshua, which was in the borders west by the seashore.
28 And it came to pass that we did gather in our people as fast as it were possible, that we might get them together in one body.
29 But behold, the land was filled with robbers and with Lamanites; And notwithstanding the great destruction which hung over my people, they did not repent of their evil doings;
30 Therefore, there was blood and carnage spread throughout all the face of the land- Both on the part of the Nephites, and also on the part of the Lamanites; And it was one complete revolution throughout all the face of the land.
31 And now the Lamanites had a king and his name was Aaron, And he came against us with an army of forty and four thousand;
32 And behold, I withstood him with forty and two thousand; And it came to pass that I beat him with my army that he fled before me.
33 And behold, all this was done and three hundred and thirty years had passed away.
34 And it came to pass that the Nephites began to repent of their iniquity and began to cry, even as had been prophesied by Samuel the prophet; For behold, no man could keep that which was his own, for the thieves and the robbers and the murderers and the magic art and the witchcraft which was in the land;
35 Thus there began to be a mourning and a lamentation in all the land because of these things, and more especially among the people of Nephi.
36 And it came to pass that when I, Mormon, saw their lamentations and their mourning and their sorrowing before the Lord, My heart did begin to rejoice within me, knowing the mercies and the longsuffering of the Lord, Therefore supposing that He would be merciful unto them, that they would again become a righteous people.


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