|25:1 And behold, now it came to pass that those
Lamanites were more angry because they had slain their
brethren; therefore they swore vengeance upon the
Nephites; and they did no more attempt to slay the people
of Anti-Nephi-Lehi at that time.
|25:2 But they took their armies and went over into
the borders of the land of Zarahemla, and fell upon the
people who were in the land of Ammonihah and destroyed
|25:3 And after that, they had many battles with the
Nephites, in the which they were driven and slain.
|25:4 And among the Lamanites who were slain were
almost all the seed of Amulon and his brethren, who were
the priests of Noah, and they were slain by the hands of
|25:5 And the remainder, having fled into the east
wilderness, and having usurped the power and authority
over the Lamanites, caused that many of the Lamanites
should perish by fire because of their belief--
|25:6 For many of them, after having suffered much
loss and so many afflictions, began to be 1stirred
up in remembrance of the words which Aaron and his
brethren had preached to them in their land; therefore
they began to disbelieve the traditions of their fathers,
and to believe in the Lord, and that he gave great power
unto the Nephites; and thus there were many of them
converted in the wilderness.
II Peter 1:13: ...to stir you up by putting you in
|25:7 And it came to pass that those rulers who were
the remnant of the children of Amulon caused that they
should be put to death, yea, all those that believed in
|25:8 Now this martyrdom caused that many of their
brethren should be stirred up to anger; and there began
to be contention in the wilderness; and the Lamanites
began to hunt the seed of Amulon and his brethren and
began to slay them; and they fled into the east
|25:9 And behold they are hunted at this day by the
Lamanites. Thus the words of Abinadi were brought to
pass, which he said concerning the seed of the priests
who caused that he should suffer death by fire.
|25:10 For he said unto them: What ye shall do unto me
shall be a type of things to come.
|25:11 And now Abinadi was the first that suffered
death by fire because of his belief in God; now this is
what he meant, that many should suffer death by fire,
according as he had suffered.
|25:12 And he said unto the priests of Noah that their
seed should cause many to be put to death, in the like
manner as he was, and that they should be scattered
abroad and slain, even as a sheep having no shepherd is
driven and slain by wild beasts; and now behold, these
words were verified, for they were driven by the
Lamanites, and they were hunted, and they were smitten.
|25:13 And it came to pass that when the Lamanites saw
that they could not overpower the Nephites they returned
again to their own land; and many of them came over to
dwell in the land of Ishmael and the land of Nephi, and
did join themselves to the people of God, who were the
people of Anti-Nephi-Lehi.
|25:14 And they did also bury their weapons of war,
according as their brethren had, and they began to be a
righteous people; and they did walk in the ways of the
Lord, and did observe to keep his commandments and his
|25:15 Yea, and they did keep the law of Moses; for it was expedient that they should keep the
law of Moses as yet, for it was not all fulfilled. But
notwithstanding the law of Moses, they did look forward
to the coming of Christ, considering
that the law of Moses was a type of his coming, and
believing that they must keep those outward performances
until the time that he should be revealed unto them.
|25:16 Now they did not suppose that salvation came by
the law of
Moses; but the law of Moses did
serve to strengthen their faith in Christ; and thus they did retain a hope through faith,
unto eternal salvation, relying upon the spirit of
prophecy, which spake of those things to come.
|25:17 And now behold, Ammon, and Aaron, and Omner,
and Himni, and their brethren did rejoice exceedingly,
for the success which they had had among the Lamanites,
seeing that the Lord had granted unto them according to
their prayers, and that he had also verified his word
unto them in every particular.