Alma 28:1 And now it came to pass that after the people of Ammon were established in the land of Jershon—​and a church also established in the land—​and the armies of the Nephites were set round about the land of Jershon—​yea, in all the borders round about the land of Zarahemla—​behold, the armies of the Lamanites had followed their brethren into the wilderness.

Alma 28:2 And thus there was a tremendious battle, yea, even such an one as never had been known among all the people in the land from the time Lehi left Jerusalem. Yea, and tens of thousands of the Lamanites were slain and scattered abroad.

Alma 28:3 Yea, and also there was a tremendious slaughter among the people of Nephi; nevertheless the Lamanites were driven and scattered, and the people of Nephi returned again to their lands.

Alma 28:4 And now this was a time that there was a great mourning and lamentation heard throughout all the land among all the people of Nephi--

Alma 28:5 yea, the cry of widows mourning for their husbands, and also of fathers a mourning for their sons, and the daughter for the brother, yea, and the brother for the father. And thus the cry of mourning was heard among every one of them, a mourning for their kindred which had been slain.

Alma 28:6 And now surely this was a sorrowful day, yea, a time of solemnity and a time of much fasting and prayer.

Alma 28:7 And thus ended the fifteenth year of the reign of the judges over the people of Nephi.

Alma 28:8 And this is the account of Ammon and his brethren, their journeyings into the land of Nephi, their sufferings in the land, their sorrows and their afflictions, and their incomprehensible joy, and the reception and safety of the brethren in the land of Jershon. And now may the Lord, the Redeemer of all men, bless their souls forever.

Alma 28:9 And this is the account of the wars and contentions among the Nephites, and also the wars between the Nephites and the Lamanites; and the fifteenth year of the reign of the judges is ended.

Alma 28:10 And from the first year to the fifteenth has brought to pass the destruction of many thousand lives; yea, it has brought to pass an awful scene of bloodshed.

Alma 28:11 And the bodies of many thousands are laid low in the earth, while the bodies of many thousands are moldering in heaps upon the face of the earth. Yea, and many thousands are mourning for the loss of their kindred because they have reason to fear, according to the promises of the Lord, that they are consigned to a state of endless woe,

Alma 28:12 while many thousands of others truly mourn for the loss of their kindred, yet they rejoice and exult in the hope—​yea, and even know according to the promises of the Lord—​that they are raised to dwell at the right hand of God in a state of never-ending happiness.

Alma 28:13 And thus we see how great the unequality of man is because of sin and transgression and the power of the devil, which comes by the cunning plans which he hath devised to ensnare the hearts of men.

Alma 28:14 And thus we see the great call of the diligence of men to labor in the vineyards of the Lord. And thus we see the great reason of sorrow and also of rejoicing—​sorrow because of death and destruction among men, and joy because of the light of Christ unto life.

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