12 And my prayer to God, is concerning my brethren, that they may once again come to the knowledge of God; yea, the redemption of Christ; that they may once again be a delightsome people.
13 And now I, Mormon, proceed to finish out my record, which I take from the plates of Nephi; and I make it according to the knowledge and the understanding which God has given me.
14 Wherefore, it came to pass that after Amaleki had delivered up these plates into the hands of King Benjamin, he took them and put them with the other plates, which contained records which had been handed down by the kings, from generation to generation, until the days of King Benjamin;
15 And they were handed down from King Benjamin, from generation to generation, until they have fallen into my hands.
16 And I, Mormon, pray to God that they may be preserved, from this time henceforth.
17 And I know that they will be preserved: for there are great things written upon them, out of which my people and their brethren, shall be judged at the great and last day, according to the word of God which is written.
18 And now, concerning this King Benjamin: he had somewhat contentions among his own people.
19 And it came to pass also, that the armies of the Lamanites came down out of the land of Nephi, to battle against his people.
20 But behold, King Benjamin gathered together his armies, and he did stand against them; and he did fight with the strength of his own arm, with the sword of Laban;
21 And in the strength of the Lord they did contend against their enemies, until they had slain many thousands of the Lamanites.
22 And it came to pass that they did contend against the Lamanites, until they had driven them out of all the lands of their inheritance.