|63:1 And it came to pass in the commencement of the
thirty and sixth year of the reign of the judges over the
people of Nephi, that Shiblon took possession of those
sacred things which had been delivered unto Helaman by
|63:2 And he was a just man, and he did walk
uprightly before God; and he did observe to do good
continually, to keep the commandments of the Lord his
God; and also did his brother.
|63:3 And it came to pass that Moroni died also. And
thus ended the thirty and sixth year of the reign of the
|63:4 And it came to pass that in the thirty and
seventh year of the reign of the judges, there was a
large company of men, even to the amount of five thousand
and four hundred men, with their wives and their
children, departed out of the land of Zarahemla into the
land which was northward.
|63:5 And it came to pass that Hagoth, he being an
exceedingly curious man, therefore he went forth and
built him an exceedingly large ship, on the borders of
the land Bountiful, by the land Desolation, and launched
it forth into the west sea, by the narrow neck which led
into the land northward.
|63:6 And behold, there were many of the Nephites who
did enter therein and did sail forth with much
provisions, and also many women and children; and they
took their course northward. And thus ended the thirty
and seventh year.
|63:7 And in the thirty and eighth year, this man
built other ships. And the first ship did also return,
and many more people did enter into it; and they also
took much provisions, and set out again to the land
|63:8 And it came to pass that they were never heard
of more. And we suppose that they were drowned in the
depths of the sea. And it came to pass that one other
ship also did sail forth; and whither she did go we know
|63:9 And it came to pass that in this year there
were many people who went forth into the land northward.
And thus ended the thirty and eighth year.
|63:10 And it came to pass in the thirty and ninth
year of the reign of the judges, Shiblon died also, and
Corianton had gone forth to the land northward in a ship,
to carry forth provisions unto the people who had gone
forth into that land.
|63:11 Therefore it became expedient for Shiblon to
confer those sacred things, before his death, upon the
son of Helaman, who was called Helaman, being called
after the name of his father.
|63:12 Now behold, all those engravings which were in
the possession of Helaman were written and sent forth
among the children of men throughout all the land, save
it were those parts which had been commanded by Alma
should not go forth.
|63:13 Nevertheless, these things were to be kept
sacred, and handed down from one generation to another;
therefore, in this year, they had been conferred upon
Helaman, before the death of Shiblon.
|63:14 And it came to pass also in this year that
there were some dissenters who had gone forth unto the
Lamanites; and they were stirred up again to anger
against the Nephites.
|63:15 And also in this same year they came down with
a numerous army to war against the people of Moronihah,
or against the army of Moronihah, in the which they were
beaten and driven back again to their own lands,
suffering great loss.
|63:16 And thus ended the thirty and ninth year of the
reign of the judges over the people of Nephi.
|63:17 And thus ended the account of Alma, and Helaman
his son, and also Shiblon, who was his son.