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The Annotated Book of Mormon : III Nephi : 9


9:1 And it came to pass that there was a voice heard among all the inhabitants of the earth, upon all the face of this land, crying:  
9:2 Wo, wo, wo unto this people; wo unto the inhabitants of the whole earth except they shall repent; for the devil laugheth, and his angels rejoice, because of the slain of the fair sons and daughters of my people; and it is because of their iniquity and abominations that they are fallen!  
9:3 Behold, that great city Zarahemla have I burned with fire, and the inhabitants thereof.  
9:4 And behold, that great city Moroni have I caused to be sunk in the depths of the sea, and the inhabitants thereof to be drowned.  
9:5 And behold, that great city Moronihah have I covered with earth, and the inhabitants thereof, to hide their iniquities and their abominations from before my face, that the blood of the prophets and the saints shall not come any more unto me against them.  
9:6 And behold, the city of Gilgal have I caused to be sunk, and the inhabitants thereof to be buried up in the depths of the earth;  
9:7 Yea, and the city of Onihah and the inhabitants thereof, and the city of Mocum and the inhabitants thereof, and the city of Jerusalem and the inhabitants thereof; and waters have I caused to come up in the stead thereof, to hide their wickedness and abominations from before my face, that the blood of the prophets and the saints shall not come up any more unto me against them.  
9:8 And behold, the city of Gadiandi, and the city of Gadiomnah, and the city of Jacob, and the city of Gimgimno, all these have I caused to be sunk, and made hills and valleys in the places thereof; and the inhabitants thereof have I buried up in the depths of the earth, to hide their wickedness and abominations from before my face, that the blood of the prophets and the saints should not come up any more unto me against them.  
9:9 And behold, that great city Jacobugath, which was inhabited by the people of king Jacob, have I caused to be burned with fire because of their sins and their wickedness, which was above all the wickedness of the whole earth, because of their secret murders and combinations; for it was they that did destroy the peace of my people and the government of the land; therefore I did cause them to be burned, to destroy them from before my face, that the blood of the prophets and the saints should not come up unto me any more against them.  
9:10 And behold, the city of Laman, and the city of Josh, and the city of Gad, and the city of Kishkumen, have I caused to be burned with fire, and the inhabitants thereof, because of their wickedness in casting out the prophets, and stoning those whom I did send to declare unto them concerning their wickedness and their abominations.  
9:11 And because they did cast them all out, that there were none righteous among them, I did send down fire and destroy them, that their wickedness and abominations might be hid from before my face, that the blood of the prophets and the saints whom I sent among them might not cry unto me from the ground against them.  
9:12 And many great destructions have I caused to come upon this land, and upon this people, because of their wickedness and their abominations.  
9:13 O all ye that are spared because ye were more righteous than they, will ye not now return unto me, and repent of your sins, and 1be converted, that I may heal you? [1] John 12:40 ...be converted, and I should heal them.
9:14 Yea, verily I say unto you, if ye will come unto me ye shall have eternal life. Behold, mine arm of mercy is extended towards you, and whosoever will come, him will I receive; and blessed are those who come unto me.  
9:15 Behold, I am Jesus Christ the Son of God. 1I created the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them are. 2I was with the Father from the beginning. 3I am in the Father, and the Father in me; and in me hath the 4Father glorified his name. [1] John 1:3: All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
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2] John 1:2: The same was in the beginning with God.
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3] John 14:11 ...I am in the Father, and the Father in me
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4] John 14:13: ...that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
9:16 1I came unto my own, and my own received me not. And the scriptures concerning my coming are fulfilled. [1] John 1:11: He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
9:17 1And as many as have received me, to them have I given to become the sons of God; and even so will I to as many as shall believe on my name, for behold, by me redemption cometh, and in me is the 2law of Moses fulfilled. [1] John 1:12: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name...
[2] John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses...
9:18 I am the 1light and the 2life of the world. 3I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. [1] John 8:12: ...I am the light of the world...
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2] John 1:4: In him was life...

Topic: Anachronistic Words

[3] Revelation 22:13: I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

There are two major problems with this last quotation. Firstly, the book of Revelation was not written until about AD 96 - this quotation is about 65 years too early. Secondly, Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. The readers of Revelation would have understood the symbolism, since Greek was very widely spoken during John’s time. It would have meant absolutely nothing to the Nephites, however.

9:19 And ye shall offer up unto me no more the shedding of blood; yea, your sacrifices and your burnt offerings shall be done away, for I will accept none of your 1sacrifices and your burnt offerings. [1] Psalms 51:16: For thou desirest not sacrifice...thou delightest not in burnt offering.
9:20 And ye shall offer for a 1sacrifice unto me a broken heart and a contrite spirit. And whoso cometh unto me with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, him will I 2baptize with fire and with the Holy Ghost, even as the Lamanites, because of their faith in me at the time of their conversion, were baptized with fire and with the Holy Ghost, and they knew it not. [1] Psalms 51:17: The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit...and a contrite heart...
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2] Matthew 3:11: ...he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
9:21 Behold, I have come unto the world to bring redemption unto the world, to save the world from sin.  
9:22 Therefore, whoso repenteth and cometh unto me as a 1little child, him will I receive, for of such is the kingdom of God. Behold, for such I have 2laid down my life, and have taken it up again; therefore repent, and come unto me 3ye ends of the earth, and be saved. [1] Luke 18:16 ...Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
[2] John 10:18: ...I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again...
[3] Isaiah 45:22: Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth...

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