Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Alma 19:26 - 19:30

Alma 19:26 But others rebuked them all, saying that he was a monster, who had been sent from the Nephites to torment them.

Still others said that Ammon was a monster sent by the Nephites to torment them for their past offences against the Nephites.

Alma 19:27 And there were some who said that Ammon was sent by the Great Spirit to afflict them because of their iniquities; and that it was the Great Spirit that had always attended the Nephites, who had ever delivered them out of their hands; and they said that it was this Great Spirit who had destroyed so many of their brethren, the Lamanites.

In keeping with the concept of a Great Spirit, others said that Ammon was sent by the Great Spirit to given them a bad time because He had been on the side of the Nephites in the past which caused the Lamanites to be defeated so many times in the past. That it was the Great Spirit that had used the Nephites to destroy the Lamanites in battles of the past.

Alma 19:28 And thus the contention began to be exceedingly sharp among them. And while they were thus contending, the woman servant who had caused the multitude to be gathered together came, and when she saw the contention which was among the multitude she was exceedingly sorrowful, even unto tears.

As the debate continued among the crowd, the woman who had told them about the situation in the palace could see that it was in need of someone to put to rest the contention among members of the crowed.

Alma 19:29 And it came to pass that she went and took the queen by the hand, that perhaps she might raise her from the ground; and as soon as she touched her hand she arose and stood upon her feet, and cried with a loud voice, saying: O blessed Jesus, who has saved me from an awful hell! O blessed God, have mercy on this people!

She then took the hand of the queen hoping that if she would awaken that she could calm the crowd. No sooner had she touched the hand of the queen, than the queen arose to her feet praising God for redeeming her from the clutches of the devil and saving her soul.

Alma 19:30 And when she had said this, she clasped her hands, being filled with joy, speaking many words which were not understood; and when she had done this, she took the king, Lamoni, by the hand, and behold he arose and stood upon his feet.

The queen then spoke words that were not comprehended by the crowd. She was just filled with joy that she clasped her hands together. She then took Lamoni by the hand and he arose to his feet.

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