Monday, August 31, 2015

Alma 19:21 - 19:25

Alma 19:21 And they were also rebuked by those men who had stood at the waters of Sebus and scattered the flocks which belonged to the king, for they were angry with Ammon because of the number which he had slain of their brethren at the waters of Sebus, while defending the flocks of the king.

In the crowd that had gathered to witness the scene of Ammon and the king and queen and all of the servants passed out on the floor were some of the men who had tried to scatter the king’s flocks at the waters of Sebius and who were angry at Ammon for the killing of several of their fellow scatterers.

It would be interesting to know if the others in the crowd knew who these bad guys were and what they were doing at the waters of Sebius. This again might indicate that the scattering was a game rather than bad guys who just wanted all the water for themselves. With the killing of their fellow scatterers meant that they did not win the prize that is all the flocks they could capture.

Alma 19:22 Now, one of them, whose brother had been slain with the sword of Ammon, being exceedingly angry with Ammon, drew his sword and went forth that he might let it fall upon Ammon, to slay him; and as he lifted the sword to smite him, behold, he fell dead.

One of these bad guys whose brother had been killed by Ammon, drew his sword and went forth to drive it into Ammon. However, us he lifted his sword, he fell dead.

Alma 19:23 Now we see that Ammon could not be slain, for the Lord had said unto Mosiah, his father: I will spare him, and it shall be unto him according to thy faith—therefore, Mosiah trusted him unto the Lord.

Here Mormon adds a editorial saying that this shows that the Lord honors his promises and that He had promised Mosiah that none of his sons would killed if their faith continued in the Lord.

Alma 19:24 And it came to pass that when the multitude beheld that the man had fallen dead, who lifted the sword to slay Ammon, fear came upon them all, and they durst not put forth their hands to touch him or any of those who had fallen; and they began to marvel again among themselves what could be the cause of this great power, or what all these things could mean.

Well the instant death of the one who had just tried to kill Ammon, brought fear to the crowd and they began to speculate even more at what all this meant. What great power was in place that caused all these people to be laying on the floor in a passed out state and what cause the man who tried to kill Ammon to die immediately?

Alma 19:25 And it came to pass that there were many among them who said that Ammon was the Great Spirit, and others said he was sent by the Great Spirit;

Some were saying that Ammon was the great spirit and others said he was sent by the great spirit.

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