Alma 47:11 - 47:15
Alma 47: 11 And it came to pass that when Lehonti received the message he durst not go down to the foot of the mount. And it came to pass that Amalickiah sent again the second time, desiring him to come down. And it came to pass that Lehonti would not; and he sent again the third time.
Amalickiah tried again the second time to get Lehonti to come down to meet with him. Lehonti refused and Amalickiah tried a third time.
Alma 47: 12 And it came to pass that when Amalickiah found that he could not get Lehonti to come down off from the mount, he went up into the mount, nearly to Lehonti’s camp; and he sent again the fourth time his message unto Lehonti, desiring that he would come down, and that he would bring his guards with him.
When Amalickiah realized that Lehonti would not come down, he then went up to mount to nearly Lehonti’s camp. He then sent another messager to see if he would come down to where Amalickiah was and he could bring his guards with him.
Alma 47: 13 And it came to pass that when Lehonti had come down with his guards to Amalickiah, that Amalickiah desired him to come down with his army in the night-time, and surround those men in their camps over whom the king had given him command, and that he would deliver them up into Lehonti’s hands, if he would make him (Amalickiah) a second leader over the whole army.
Lehonti agreed and came to Amalickiah with his guards to hear what Amalickiah had to say. Amalickiah made the following proposal. Amalickiah would lead Lehonti and his men back to his camp. If he surrounded the camp, he was sure that they would give up and Lehonti’s would then be the leader of both armies. Amalickiah only asked he be second in command.
Alma 47: 14 And it came to pass that Lehonti came down with his men and surrounded the men of Amalickiah, so that before they awoke at the dawn of day they were surrounded by the armies of Lehonti.
Lehonti agreed and went down with his supporters to Amalickiah’s camp and surrounded it.
Alma 47: 15 And it came to pass that when they saw that they were surrounded, they pled with Amalickiah that he would suffer them to fall in with their brethren, that they might not be destroyed. Now this was the very thing which Amalickiah desired.
As expected Amalickiah’s men gave up and Lehonti was now in command of both forces. This was just as Amalickiah wanted.