Mosiah 17:1 And now it came to pass that when Abinadi had finished these sayings that the king commanded that the priests should take him and cause that he should be put to death.
Mosiah 17:2 But there was one among them whose name was Alma, he also being a descendant of Nephi, and he was a young man. And he believed the words which Abinadi had spoken, for he knew concerning the iniquity which Abinadi had testified against them. Therefore he began to plead with the king that he would not be angry with Abinadi but suffer that he might depart in peace.
Mosiah 17:3 But the king was more wroth and caused that Alma should be cast out from among them and sent his servants after him that they might slay him.
Mosiah 17:4 But he fled from before them and hid himself that they found him not. And he being concealed for many days did write all the words which Abinadi had spoken.
Mosiah 17:5 And it came to pass that the king caused that his guards should surround Abinadi and take him; and they bound him and cast him into prison.
Mosiah 17:6 And after three days, having counseled with his priests, he caused that he should again be brought before him.
Mosiah 17:7 And he said unto him: Abinadi, we have found an accusation against thee, and thou art worthy of death.
Mosiah 17:8 For thou hast said that God himself should come down among the children of men. And now for this cause thou shalt be put to death unless thou wilt recall all the words which thou hast spoken evil concerning me and my people.
Mosiah 17:9 Now Abinadi saith unto him: I say unto you: I will not recall the words which I have spoken unto you concerning this people, for they are true. And that ye may know of their surety, I have suffered myself that I have fallen into your hands.
Mosiah 17:10 Yea, and I will suffer even unto death. And I will not recall my words, and they shall stand as a testimony against you. And if ye slay me, ye will shed innocent blood. And this shall also stand as a testimony against you at the last day.
Mosiah 17:11 And now king Noah was about to release him, for he feared his word; for he feared that the judgments of God would come upon him.
Mosiah 17:12 But the priests lifted up their voices against him and began to accuse him, saying: He hath reviled the king! Therefore the king was stirred up in anger against him, and he delivered him up that he might be slain.
Mosiah 17:13 And it came to pass that they took him and bound him and scorched his skin with fagots, yea, even unto death.
Mosiah 17:14 And now when the flames began to scorch him, he cried unto them, saying:
Mosiah 17:15 Behold, even as ye have done unto me, so shall it come to pass that thy seed shall cause that many shall suffer the pains that I do suffer, even the pains of death by fire—and this because they believe in the salvation of the Lord their God.
Mosiah 17:16 And it will come to pass that ye shall be afflicted with all manner of diseases because of your iniquities.
Mosiah 17:17 Yea, and ye shall be smitten on every hand and shall be driven and scattered to and fro, even as a wild flock is driven by wild and ferocious beasts.
Mosiah 17:18 And in that day ye shall be hunted, and ye shall be taken by the hand of your enemies. And then ye shall suffer as I suffer the pains of death by fire.
Mosiah 17:19 Thus God executeth vengeance upon those that destroy his people. O God, receive my soul!
Mosiah 17:20 And now when Abinadi had said these words, he fell, having suffered death by fire, yea, having been put to death because he would not deny the commandments of God, having sealed the truth of his words by his death.