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The King's Speech (Part 5)
King Benjamin stops speaking--His son, Mosiah, becomes king--Benjamin dies.
Version - Chapter 12: King Benjamin
|6:1 And now, king Benjamin thought it was expedient, after having finished
speaking to the people, that he should take the names of all those who had entered into a covenant with God
to keep his commandments. ||
(6:1-2) King Benjamin thought it was expedient ... that he should take the names of all
those who had entered into a covenant with God.|
After King Benjamin finally finished speaking (God, I hope he's really done this time), he decided to make
a list of all the born-again Christians. It turned out that everyone had been saved, except for maybe the little children --
120 years before Jesus was born!
|6:2 And it came to pass that there was not one soul, except it were little children,
but who had entered into the covenant and had taken upon them the name of Christ.
|6:3 And again, it came to pass that when
king Benjamin had made an end of all these things, and had
consecrated his son Mosiah to be a ruler and a king over his people, and had given him all the charges concerning the
kingdom, and also had appointed priests to teach the people, that thereby they might hear and know the commandments of
God, and to stir them up in remembrance of the oath which they had made, he dismissed the multitude, and they returned,
every one, according to their families, to their own houses. ||
(6:3-7) King Benjamin ... consecrated his son Mosiah to be a ruler and a king over his people.
Benjamin made his son Mosiah king and appointed priests to instruct the people. Mosiah
walked in the ways of the Lord and everything was peachy in Zarahemla, just like it was when his dad was king.
|6:4 And Mosiah began to reign in his father's stead. And he began to reign in the thirtieth year of his age,
making in the whole, about four hundred and seventy-six years from the time that Lehi left Jerusalem. ||
|6:5 And king Benjamin lived three years and he died. ||
|6:6 And it came to
pass that king Mosiah did walk in the ways of the Lord, and did observe his judgments and his statutes, and did
keep his commandments in all things whatsoever he commanded him. ||
|6:7 And king Mosiah did cause his people that they should till the earth. And he also, himself, did till the
earth, that thereby he might not become burdensome to his people, that he might do according to that which his father had
done in all things. And there was no contention among all his people for the space of three years. ||
And it came to pass (6:2, 3, 6)
(6:3) to stir you up by putting you in remembrance. -- 2 Peter 1:13
- Dwindling in Unbelief
- Mosiah 2-6: The King's Speech
- The Annotated Book of Mormon
- Mosiah 6