Thursday, February 5, 2015

Mosiah 20:11 - 20:15

Mosiah 20:11 And it came to pass that the people of Limhi began to drive the Lamanites before them; yet they were not half so numerous as the Lamanites. But they fought for their lives, and for their wives, and for their children; therefore they exerted themselves and like dragons did they fight.

In spite of the fact the Nephites were out numbered two to one, they had a better cause that is to survive and to see to that their wives and children did too. Because their backs were against the wall, sort of speak, they fought with all energy they had.

Mosiah 20:12 And it came to pass that they found the king of the Lamanites among the number of their dead; yet he was not dead, having been wounded and left upon the ground, so speedy was the flight of his people.

After the Lamanites had been driven off, the Nephites found that the king of the Lamanites was one of the wounded found among the dead.

Mosiah 20:13 And they took him and bound up his wounds, and brought him before Limhi, and said: Behold, here is the king of the Lamanites; he having received a wound has fallen among their dead, and they have left him; and behold, we have brought him before you; and now let us slay him.

After the king had his wounds attended to he was taken before king Limhi. Those who had found him and taken him to Limhi wanted to kill him.

Mosiah 20:14 But Limhi said unto them: Ye shall not slay him, but bring him hither that I may see him. And they brought him. And Limhi said unto him: What cause have ye to come up to war against my people? Behold, my people have not broken the oath that I made unto you; therefore, why should ye break the oath which ye made unto my people?

Limhi forbade them from killing the Lamanite king and had him brought to him for questioning. There upon he asked why had the Lamanites broken their oath against attacking the Limhi’s people. They had kept their end of the agreement.

Mosiah 20:15 And now the king said: I have broken the oath because thy people did carry away the daughters of my people; therefore, in my anger I did cause my people to come up to war against thy people.

The Lamanite king then informed Limhi of the kidnapping of the 24 Lamanite girls and he and his people blamed the Nephites. They were so upset at the Nephites that even the king himself came up to punished the Nephites.

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