Trouble in the land of Moron
Orihah's son, Kib, replaces him as king--Kib's son, Corihor, rebels against him--Corihor captures his father and takes his kingdom away from
him--Kib begets a son, Shule--Shule makes steel swords and defeats his brother, Corihor--Corihor's son, Noah, rebels against his father and his
uncle, Shule--Noah defeats King Shule and carries him away to the land of Moron--The sons of Shule assassinate Noah and restore the kingdom to
Shule--Cohor, the son of Noah, attacks the Shule's kingdom--Shule defeats and kills Cohor--Prophets warn the people to repent or God will kill
them--The people revile against the prophets--King Shule makes the people listen to the prophets--The people repent and God decides not to
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|7:1 aAnd it came to pass that Orihah did execute judgment upon the land in righteousness all his days, whose
days were eexceedingly many. ||
(7:1-2) Yea, he begat thirty and one, among whom were twenty and three sons.|
Jared's son, Orihah, was a righteous king for exceedingly many days. He had 32 children, 24 sons and 8 daughters. His youngest son, Kib, replaced
him as king in his old age.
|7:2 And he begat sons and daughters;
yea, he begat thirty and one, among whom were twenty and three sons.
|7:3 aAnd it came to pass that he also begat Kib in his old age.
aAnd it came to pass that Kib reigned in his
stead; and Kib begat Corihor.
|7:4 And when Corihor was thirty and two years old he rebelled against his father, and went over and dwelt in
the land of Nehor; and he begat sons and daughters, and they became exceedingly fair; wherefore Corihor drew away many
people after him. ||
(7:4) They became exceedingly fair.|
Kib's son, Corihor, rebelled against his father and went over to the land of Nehor, where he begat some exceedingly fair sons and
Corihor's children were so good looking that people came from all over just to be around them.
|7:5 And when he had gathered together an army he came up unto
the land of Moron where the king dwelt, and
took him captive, which brought to pass the saying of the brother of Jared that they would be brought into captivity. ||
(7:5-7) The land of Moron|
Corihor gathered an army and went to the land of Moron, where he captured his father, Kib. When Kib was exceedingly old, he had a son named
Shule, while he and his people were in captivity.
|7:6 Now the land of Moron, where the king dwelt, was near the
land which is called Desolation by the Nephites.
|7:7 aAnd it came to pass that Kib dwelt in captivity, and his people under Corihor his son, until he became
eexceedingly old; nevertheless Kib begat Shule in his old age, while he was yet in captivity. ||
|7:8 aAnd it came to pass that Shule was angry with his brother; and
Shule waxed strong, and became mighty as
to the strength of a man; and he was also mighty in judgment. ||
(7:8-9) Shule ... made swords out of steel.|
Shule made some steel swords (in the New World ca. 2200 BCE), attacked and defeated his brother Corihor, thereby restoring his father's (Kib's)
|7:9 Wherefore, he came to the hill Ephraim, and
he did molten out of the hill, and
made swords out of steel for those whom he had drawn away with him; and after he had armed them with swords he returned to the city Nehor and gave
battle unto his brother Corihor, by which means he obtained the kingdom and restored it unto his father Kib.
|7:10 And now because of the thing which Shule had done, his father bestowed upon him the kingdom; therefore
he began to reign in the stead of his father. ||
(7:10-12) He did spread his kingdom upon all the face of the land|
Kib gave the kingdom to his son Shule, ruled in righteousness, had many sons and daughters, and the people became exceedingly numerous.
|7:11 aAnd it came to pass that he did execute judgment in righteousness; and
he did spread his kingdom upon
all the face of the land, for the people had become eexceedingly numerous.
|7:12 aAnd it came to pass that Shule also begat many sons and daughters. ||
|7:13 And Corihor repented of the many evils which he had done; wherefore Shule gave him power in his
(7:13-14) Among the sons of Corihor there was one whose name was Noah. |
Corihor repented and his brother Shule shared some of his power with him. Corihor had lots of sons and daughters; one of his sons was named Noah.
|7:14 aAnd it came to pass that Corihor had many sons and daughters. And
among the sons of Corihor there was
one whose name was Noah.
|7:15 aAnd it came to pass that Noah rebelled against Shule, the king, and also his father Corihor, and
drew away Cohor his brother, and also all his brethren and many of the people. ||
(7:15-17) Carried him away captive into Moron|
Noah rebelled against his father, Corihor, and his uncle, King Shule. Noah defeated King Shule and carried him away to the land of Moron.
|7:16 And he gave battle unto Shule the king, in which he did obtain the land of their first inheritance;
and he became a king over that part of the land.
|7:17 aAnd it came to pass that he gave battle again unto Shule, the king; and he took Shule, the king,
and carried him away captive into Moron.
|7:18 aAnd it came to pass as he was about to put him to death, the sons of Shule crept into the house of
Noah by night and slew him, and broke down the door of the prison and brought out their father, and placed him upon
his throne in his own kingdom. ||
(7:18-19) The people ... did prosper exceedingly and wax great.|
The sons of Shule assassinated Noah, freed their father and restored his kingdom. And under King Shule, the people prospered exceedingly.
|7:19 Wherefore, the son of Noah did build up his kingdom in his stead; nevertheless they did not gain power
any more over Shule the king, and the people who were under the reign of Shule the king
did prosper eexceedingly and wax great.
|7:20 And the country was divided; and there were two kingdoms, the kingdom of Shule, and the kingdom of Cohor,
the son of Noah. ||
(7:20-) Shule did beat them and did slay Cohor. |
But Cohor, the son of Noah, became king in a rival kingdom. Cohor attacked the kingdom of Shule, but Shule beat them and killed Cohor.
|7:21 And Cohor, the son of Noah, caused that his people should give battle unto Shule, in which
Shule did beat them and did slay Cohor.
|7:22 And now Cohor had a son who was called Nimrod; and Nimrod gave up the kingdom of Cohor unto Shule,
and he did gain favor in the eyes of Shule; wherefore Shule did bestow great favors upon him, and he did do in the
kingdom of Shule according to his desires. ||
(7:22-23) They should be destroyed if they did not repent. |
Cohor's son, Nimrod, gained favor Shule's favor, and prophets began warning the people that God would destroy them all if they didn't repent.
|7:23 And also in the reign of Shule there came prophets among the people, who were sent from the Lord,
prophesying that the wickedness and idolatry of the people was bringing a curse upon the land, and
they should be destroyed if they did not repent.
|7:24 aAnd it came to pass that the people did revile against the prophets, and did mock them.
aAnd it came
to pass that king Shule did execute judgment against all those who did revile against the prophets. ||
(7:24-27) The Lord did spare them|
The people reviled against the prophets, Shule made the people stop and allowed the prophets to go wherever they wanted. Then the people
repented and God decided not to kill everyone. The people began to prosper, Shule begat sons and daughters in his old age and did nothing
but righteous things for the rest of his life.
|7:25 And he did execute a law throughout all the land, which gave power unto the prophets that they should
go whithersoever they would; and by this cause the people were brought unto repentance.
|7:26 And because the people did repent of their iniquities and idolatries the Lord did spare them, and they
began to prosper again in the land. And it came to pass that Shule begat sons and daughters in his old age.
|7:27 And there were no more wars in the days of Shule; and he remembered the great things that the Lord had
done for his fathers in bringing them across the great deep into the promised land; wherefore he did execute judgment
in righteousness all his days. ||
And it came to pass [7:1,
3(2), 7, 8, 11,
12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 24(2)]
Exceedingly (7:1, 4, 7,