RLDS Scripture Continuation
Read Previous 20 Verses
Passage: Mormon 2:51 - Mormon 3:17
51 And then, O ye Gentiles, how can ye stand before the power of God, except ye shall repent and turn from your evil ways!
52 Know ye not that ye are in the hands of God?
53 Know ye not that he hath all power, and at his great command the earth shall be rolled together as a scroll?
54 Therefore repent ye, and humble yourselves before him, lest he shall come out in justice against you; lest a remnant of the seed of Jacob shall go forth among you as a lion, and tear you in pieces, and there is none to deliver.
1 And now I finish my record concerning the destruction of my people, the Nephites.
2 And it came to pass that we did march forth before the Lamanites.
3 And I, Mormon, wrote an epistle unto the king of the Lamanites, and desired of him that he would grant unto us that we might gather together our people unto the land of Cumorah, by a hill which was called Cumorah, and there we would give them battle.
4 And it came to pass that the king of the Lamanites did grant unto me the thing which I desired.
5 And it came to pass that we did march forth to the land of Cumorah, and we did pitch our tents round about the hill Cumorah; and it was in a land of many waters, rivers and fountains; and here we had hope to gain advantage over the Lamanites.
6 And when three hundred and eighty and four years had passed away, we had gathered in all the remainder of our people unto the land Cumorah.
7 And it came to pass that when we had gathered in all our people in one to the land of Cumorah, behold I, Mormon, began to be old; and knowing it to be the last struggle of my people, and having been commanded of the Lord that I should not suffer that the records which had been handed down by our fathers, which were sacred, to fall into the hands of the Lamanites, (for the Lamanites would destroy them,)
8 Therefore I made this record out of the plates of Nephi, and hid up in the hill Cumorah, all the records which had been entrusted to me by the hand of the Lord, save it were these few plates which I gave unto my son Moroni.
9 And it came to pass that my people, with their wives and their children, did now behold the armies of the Lamanites marching towards them; and with that awful fear of death which fills the breasts of all the wicked, did they wait to receive them.
10 And it came to pass that they came to battle against us, and every soul was filled with terror, because of the greatness of their numbers.
11 And it came to pass that they did fall upon my people with the sword, and with the bow, and with the arrow, and with the ax, and with all manner of weapons of war.
12 And it came to pass that my men were hewn down, yea, even my ten thousand who were with me; and I fell wounded in the midst; and they passed by me that they did not put an end to my life.
13 And when they had gone through and hewn down all my people save it were twenty and four of us, (among whom was my son Moroni,)
14 And we having survived the dead of our people, did behold on the morrow, when the Lamanites had returned unto their camps, from the top of the hill Cumorah, the ten thousand of my people who were hewn down, being led in the front by me; and we also beheld the ten thousand of my people who were led by my son Moroni.
15 And behold, the ten thousand of Gidgiddonah had fallen, and he also in the midst; and Lama had fallen with his ten thousand; and Gilgal had fallen with his ten thousand; and Limhah had fallen with his ten thousand; and Jeneum had fallen with his ten thousand; and Cumenihah, and Moronihah, and Antionum, and Shiblom, and Shem, and Josh, had fallen with their ten thousand each.
16 And it came to pass that there were ten more who did fall by the sword, with their ten thousand each; yea, even all my people, save it were those twenty and four who were with me, and also a few who had escaped into the south countries, and a few who had deserted over unto the Lamanites, had fallen.
17 And their flesh, and bones, and blood lay upon the face of the earth, being left by the hands of those who slew them, to moulder upon the land, and to crumble and to return to their mother earth.
Read Next 20 Verses
Lessons Now Available!
When God's People Strayed...
Despite God's manifold blessings, history, reveals many times where God's people fell away from Him.
What was their story? How did it happen? Could it ever happen again? Is there a pattern? Does God forsake these people? Does He ever promise to bring them back to Him?
Find the answers to these questions and more in this new series called:
Read The Entire Series:
Searching for Scriptures regarding Sexuality?
Searching for scriptures regarding sexuality and homosexuality? It is a popular search topic, and with good reason: people want to know what God's word says about it.
While our culture has produced new words in our day describing issues of sexuality, the spiritual and moral issues regarding sexuality are are age-old, and are dealt with directly in scripture. Click Here To Find The Words Used in Scripture Regarding Sexuality
The topic of Sexuality and Homosexuality has faced the Christian Church in New ways. What does the world teach? What does the Word of God teach?
Read About Homosexuality and Scripture and the Pattern In All Things
|Watch your Thoughts,
|| They become Words...
|Watch your Words,
||They become Habits...
|Watch your Habits,
||They become Character...
|Watch your Character,
|| It becomes your Destiny.