|35:1 Now it came to pass that after Amulek had made
an end of these words, they withdrew themselves from the
multitude and came over into the land of Jershon.
|35:2 Yea, and the rest of the brethren, after they
had preached the word unto the Zoramites, also came over
into the land of Jershon.
|35:3 And it came to pass that after the more popular
part of the Zoramites had consulted together concerning
the words which had been preached unto them, they were
angry because of the word, for it did destroy their
craft; therefore they would not hearken unto the words.
|35:4 And they sent and gathered together throughout
all the land all the people, and consulted with them
concerning the words which had been spoken.
|35:5 Now their rulers and their priests and their
teachers did not let the people know concerning their
desires; therefore they found out privily the minds of
all the people.
|35:6 And it came to pass that after they had found
out the minds of all the people, those who were in favor
of the words which had been spoken by Alma and his
brethren were cast out of the land; and they were many;
and they came over also into the land of Jershon.
|35:7 And it came to pass that Alma and his brethren
did minister unto them.
|35:8 Now the people of the Zoramites were angry with
the people of Ammon who were in Jershon, and the chief
ruler of the Zoramites, being a very wicked man, sent
over unto the people of Ammon desiring them that they
should cast out of their land all those who came over
from them into their land.
|35:9 And he breathed out many threatenings against
them. And now the people of Ammon did not fear their
words; therefore they did not cast them out, but they did
receive all the poor of the Zoramites that came over unto
them; and they did nourish them, and did clothe them, and
did give unto them lands for their inheritance; and they
did administer unto them according to their wants.
|35:10 Now this did stir up the Zoramites to anger
against the people of Ammon, and they began to mix with
the Lamanites and to stir them up also to anger against
|35:11 And thus the Zoramites and the Lamanites began
to make preparations for war against the people of Ammon,
and also against the Nephites.
|35:12 And thus ended the seventeenth year of the
reign of the judges over the people of Nephi.
|35:13 And the people of Ammon departed out of the
land of Jershon, and came over into the land of Melek,
and gave place in the land of Jershon for the armies of
the Nephites, that they might contend with the armies of
the Lamanites and the armies of the Zoramites; and thus
commenced a war betwixt the Lamanites and the Nephites,
in the eighteenth year of the reign of the judges; and an
account shall be given of their wars hereafter.
|35:14 And Alma, and Ammon, and their brethren, and
also the two sons of Alma returned to the land of
Zarahemla, after having been instruments in the hands of
God of bringing many of the Zoramites to repentance; and
as many as were brought to repentance were driven out of
their land; but they have lands for their inheritance in
the land of Jershon, and they have taken up arms to
defend themselves, and their wives, and children, and
|35:15 Now Alma, being grieved for the iniquity of his
people, yea for the wars, and the bloodsheds, and the
contentions which were among them; and having been to
declare the word, or sent to declare the word, among all
the people in every city; and seeing that the hearts of
the people began to wax hard, and that they began to be
offended because of the strictness of the word, his heart
was exceedingly sorrowful.
|35:16 Therefore, he caused that his sons should be
gathered together, that he might give unto them every one
his charge, separately, concerning the things pertaining
unto righteousness. And we have an account of his
commandments, which he gave unto them according to his