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Passage: Ether 3:90 - Ether 4:8

90 And they were kept up by the power of the devil to administer these oaths unto the people to keep them in darkness, To help such as sought power to gain power, and to murder, and to plunder, and to lie, and to commit all manner of wickedness and whoredoms;
91 And it was the daughter of Jared which put it into his heart to search up these things of old, And Jared put it into the heart of Akish; Wherefore, Akish administered it unto his kindreds and friends, leading them away by fair promises to do whatsoever thing he desired.
92 And it came to pass that they formed a secret combination, even as they of old, Which combination is most abominable and wicked above all in the sight of God;
93 For the Lord worketh not in secret combinations, Neither doth He will that man should shed blood, But in all things hath forbidden it, from the beginning of man.
94 And now I, Moroni, do not write the manner of their oaths and combinations, For it hath been made known unto me that they are had among all people; And they are had among the Lamanites, And they have caused the destruction of this people of which I am now speaking, And also the destruction of the people of Nephi;
95 And whatsoever nation shall uphold such secret combinations to get power and gain, until they shall spread over the nation- Behold, they shall be destroyed; For the Lord will not suffer that the blood of His saints, which shall be shed by them, shall always cry unto Him from the ground for vengeance upon them and yet He avengeth them not.
96 Wherefore, O ye Gentiles, it is wisdom in God that these things should be shown unto you, that thereby ye may repent of your sins, And suffer not that these murderous combinations shall get above you, which are built up to get power and gain, And the work, yea, even the work of destruction come upon you;
97 Yea, even the sword of the justice of the Eternal God shall fall upon you to your overthrow and destruction if ye shall suffer these things to be;
98 Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you, that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation because of this secret combination which shall be among you, Or wo be unto it because of the blood of them which have been slain! For they cry from the dust for vengeance upon it, and also upon those who build it up.
99 For it cometh to pass that whoso buildeth it up seeketh to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations and countries,
100 And it bringeth to pass the destruction of all people; For it is built up by the devil, which is the father of all lies, Even that same liar which beguiled our first parents,
101 Yea, even that same liar which hath caused man to commit murder from the beginning, Which hath hardened the hearts of men that they have murdered the prophets and stoned them and cast them out from the beginning.
102 Wherefore, I, Moroni, am commanded to write these things that evil may be done away, And that the time may come that Satan may have no power upon the hearts of the children of men, But that they may be persuaded to do good continually, That they may come unto the fountain of all righteousness and be saved.

Ether 4
1 And now I, Moroni, proceed with my record.
2 Therefore, behold, it came to pass that because of the secret combinations of Akish and his friends, Behold, they did overthrow the kingdom of Omer; Nevertheless, the Lord was merciful unto Omer, and also to his sons and to his daughters which were not or which did not seek his destruction;
3 And the Lord warned Omer in a dream that he should depart out of the land. Wherefore, Omer departed out of the land with his family and traveled many days, And came over and passed by the Hill of Shim,
4 And came over by the place where the Nephites were destroyed, and from thence eastward, And came to a place which was called Ablom, by the seashore, And there he pitched his tent, And also his sons and his daughters and all his household, save it were Jared and his family.
5 And it came to pass that Jared was anointed king over the people by the hand of wickedness; And he gave unto Akish his daughter to wife.
6 And it came to pass that Akish sought the life of his father-in-law, And he appealed unto those whom he had sworn by the oath of the ancients, And they obtained the head of his father-in-law as he sat upon his throne giving audience to his people;
7 For so great had been the spreading of this wicked and secret society that it had corrupted the hearts of all the people; Therefore, Jared was murdered upon his throne, And Akish reigned in his stead.
8 And it came to pass that Akish began to be jealous of his son; Therefore, he shut him up in prison and kept him upon a little or no food until he had suffered death.

 

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