Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Alma 2:6 - 2:10

Alma 2:6 And thus they did assemble themselves together to cast in their voices concerning the matter; and they were laid before the judges.

The people came together to volt whether Amlici should be volt as king over the Nephites .

Not sure if this would do away with judges for the courts, but it would certainly illuminate the judges as being the rulers of the people. They would be subject to the dictates of a single individual and their whims.

Alma 2:7 And it came to pass that the voice of the people came against Amlici, that he was not made king over the people.

The volt went against Amlici and he was not made king.

Alma 2:8 Now this did cause much joy in the hearts of those who were against him; but Amlici did stir up those who were in his favor to anger against those who were not in his favor.

Those who voted against Amlici were happy that they were spared the problems that kings can bring to the people. However, that did not silence Amlici. He now went among his followers to stir up their anger at those who voted against them.

Alma 2:9 And it came to pass that they gathered themselves together, and did consecrate Amlici to be their king.

In spite of the vote, Amlici’s followers gather together and made him king over them.

Alma 2:10 Now when Amlici was made king over them he commanded them that they should take up arms against their brethren; and this he did that he might subject them to him.

Amlici’s first command was for his followers to take up arms against those who were against them. His object was to make everyone subject to him even though they had reject him as their ruler.

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