Monday, March 14, 2016

Alma 47:6 - 47:10

Alma 47: 6 And they had appointed a man to be a king and a leader over them, being fixed in their minds with a determined resolution that they would not be subjected to go against the Nephites.

This group of Lamanite decenters, who had resolved not to ever fight the Nephites again, appointed themselves a leader.

Alma 47: 7 And it came to pass that they had gathered themselves together upon the top of the mount which was called Antipas, in preparation to battle.

To future make their point, they had gathered themselves on the top of a mountain and were even prepared to fight those who would try and make them fight the Nephites.

Alma 47: 8 Now it was not Amalickiah’s intention to give them battle according to the commandments of the king; but behold, it was his intention to gain favor with the armies of the Lamanites, that he might place himself at their head and dethrone the king and take possession of the kingdom.

However, it was not what Amalickiah had in mind, that is follow the kings command to get these decedents to join the rest of the Lamanite army to go against the Nephites. His intention was to get these decedents to join with the forces loyal to Amalickiah and then over throw the king of the Lamanites.

Alma 47: 9 And behold, it came to pass that he caused his army to pitch their tents in the valley which was near the mount Antipas.

Amalickiah came to the base of the mountain, named Antipas, and encamped with his army.

Alma 47: 10 And it came to pass that when it was night he sent a secret embassy into the mount Antipas, desiring that the leader of those who were upon the mount, whose name was Lehonti, that he should come down to the foot of the mount, for he desired to speak with him.

Amalickiah arrived in the evening. While everyone was setting up camp Amalickiah dispatched a few men, unknown to the rest of the Lamanites with him, to go up to the top of the mountain to ask the leader of the decedents to come down to meet with him.

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