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Inspired Version, 1908 Book of Mormon, DC 1-144

Alma 21:24 - Alma 21:34

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24 For behold, because of their wars with the Lamanites, and the many little dissensions and disturbances, which had been among the people, it became expedient that the word of God should be declared among them; yea, and that a regulation should be made throughout the church;

25 Therefore Helaman and his brethren went forth to establish the church again in all the land, yea, in every city throughout all the land which was possessed by the people of Nephi.

26 And it came to pass that they did appoint priests and teachers throughout all the land, over all the churches.

27 And now it came to pass that after Helaman and his brethren had appointed priests and teachers over the churches, that there arose a dissension among them, and they would not give heed to the words of Helaman and his brethren;

28 But they grew proud, being lifted up in their hearts, because of their exceeding great riches; therefore they grew rich in their own eyes, and would not give heed to their words, to walk uprightly before God.

29 And it came to pass that as many as would not hearken to the words of Helaman and his brethren, were gathered together against their brethren.

30 And now behold, they were exceeding wroth, insomuch that they were determined to slay them.

31 Now the leader of those who were wroth against their brethren, was a large and a strong man; and his name was Amalickiah.

32 And Amalickiah was desirous to be a king; and those people who were wroth, were also desirous that he should be their king; and they were the greater part of them the lower judges of the land; and they were seeking for power.

33 And they had been led by the flatteries of Amalickiah, that if they would support him, and establish him to be their king, that he would make them rulers over the people.

34 Thus they were led away by Amalickiah, to dissensions, notwithstanding the preaching of Helaman and his brethren; yea, notwithstanding their exceeding great care over the church, for they were high priests over the church.

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