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CHAPTER 11

The prophets tell the people to repent or God will kill them--The people reject the prophets--The prophets go to Cob for protection--There is an exceedingly great war--Shiblom's brother decides to kill the prophets--The prophets say that God will kill like he's never killed before--God sends wars, famines, and pestilences worse than anything God had done before--The people repent--God stops killing everyone--Shiblom dies and is replaced by his son, Seth--Seth is replaced by his son, Ahah--Ahah is replaced by his son, Ethem--Ethem does that which is wicked--The prophets say God will kill everyone if they don't repent--Moron did that which is wicked before the Lord--A mighty man overthrows Moron--Moron overthrows the mighty man--Another mighty man overthrows Moron--Moron's son, Coriantor dwells in captivity--The people reject the prophets because of their secret society and wicked abominations--Coriantor dies after begetting Ether. (ca. 800 - 700 BCE)

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Prophets warn the people: Repent or God will kill you all
Absurdity Prophecy Cruelty 11:1-6

1 And there came also in the days of Com many prophets, and prophesied of the destruction of that great people except they should repent, and turn unto the Lord, and forsake their murders and wickedness.

In the days of Com, prophets told people to repent or God would kill them all.

2 And it came to pass that the prophets were rejected by the people, and they fled unto Com for protection, for the people sought to destroy them.

The people rejected them and tried to kill them, so the prophets went to Com for protection.

3 And they prophesied unto Com many things; and he was blessed in all the remainder of his days.

4 And he lived to a good old age, and begat Shiblom; and Shiblom reigned in his stead. And the brother of Shiblom rebelled against him, and there began to be an exceedingly great war in all the land.

God blessed Com, who lived to a good old age and begat Shiblom, who replaced him as king.

When his son, Shiblom, became king, Shiblom's brother rebelled against him, starting a war.

5 And it came to pass that the brother of Shiblom caused that all the prophets who prophesied of the destruction of the people should be put to death;

Shiblom's brother decided to kill all the prophets who said God was going to kill everyone.

6 And there was great calamity in all the land, for they had testified that a great curse should come upon the land, and also upon the people, and that there should be a great destruction among them, such an one as never had been upon the face of the earth, and their bones should become as heaps of earth upon the face of the land except they should repent of their wickedness.

But the prophets kept talking anyway. They said God will curse the land and the people, that he'll destroy them like he'd never destroyed before, and that their bones would become heaps upon the land (unless they repent, of course).

God sends wars, famines, pesitilence
(that were worse than anything he'd sent before)
Absurdity Cruelty Injustice Intolerance 11:7

7 And they hearkened not unto the voice of the Lord, because of their wicked combinations; wherefore, there began to be wars and contentions in all the land, and also many famines and pestilences, insomuch that there was a great destruction, such an one as never had been known upon the face of the earth; and all this came to pass in the days of Shiblom.

To punish the people for "their wicked combinations," God sent wars, famines, and pestilences.

The resulting destruction was the greatest ever seen on the face of the earth. [1]

The people begin to repent
(but Ahah and Ethem were wicked)
Absurdity 11:8-11

8 And the people began to repent of their iniquity; and inasmuch as they did the Lord did have mercy on them.

Then the people repented and God stopped killing everyone.

9 And it came to pass that Shiblom was slain, and Seth was brought into captivity, and did dwell in captivity all his days.

Shiblom died and Seth lived in captivity for the rest of his life.

10 And it came to pass that Ahah, his son, did obtain the kingdom; and he did reign over the people all his days. And he did do all manner of iniquity in his days, by which he did cause the shedding of much blood; and few were his days.

His son, Ahah, replaced him as king.

But Ahah didn't live long, since he did all manner of iniquity.

11 And Ethem, being a descendant of Ahah, did obtain the kingdom; and he also did do that which was wicked in his days.

Ahah's son, Ethem, took over for him and he also did that which is wicked in his days.

The prophets warn the people again
(that God will kill them all this time)
Absurdity Prophecy Cruelty 11:12-13

12 And it came to pass that in the days of Ethem there came many prophets, and prophesied again unto the people; yea, they did prophesy that the Lord would utterly destroy them from off the face of the earth except they repented of their iniquities.

13 And it came to pass that the people hardened their hearts, and would not hearken unto their words; and the prophets mourned and withdrew from among the people.

The prophets prophesy (again) that God will kill everyone unless they repent and the people ignore them (again).

Moron did that which was wicked before the Lord
(It had something to do with secret combinations)
Absurdity 11:14-23

14 And it came to pass that Ethem did execute judgment in wickedness all his days; and he begat Moron. And it came to pass that Moron did reign in his stead; and Moron did that which was wicked before the Lord.

Ethem was wicked throughout his life, then he begat Moron, who did wicked things before the Lord.

15 And it came to pass that there arose a rebellion among the people, because of that secret combination which was built up to get power and gain; and there arose a mighty man among them in iniquity, and gave battle unto Moron, in which he did overthrow the half of the kingdom; and he did maintain the half of the kingdom for many years.

There was a rebellion because of that secret combination. [2]

And a mighty man rose up and gave battle to Moron, taking away half of the kingdom.

16 And it came to pass that Moron did overthrow him, and did obtain the kingdom again.

17 And it came to pass that there arose another mighty man; and he was a descendant of the brother of Jared.

Moron overthrew the mighty man that overthrew him, but then Moron was overthrown by another mighty man, a descendant of Jared's brother. [3]

18 And it came to pass that he did overthrow Moron and obtain the kingdom; wherefore, Moron dwelt in captivity all the remainder of his days; and he begat Coriantor.

So Moron dwelt in captivity for the rest of his days, and begat Coriantor.

19 And it came to pass that Coriantor dwelt in captivity all his days.

20 And in the days of Coriantor there also came many prophets, and prophesied of great and marvelous things, and cried repentance unto the people, and except they should repent the Lord God would execute judgment against them to their utter destruction;

21 And that the Lord God would send or bring forth another people to possess the land, by his power, after the manner by which he brought their fathers.

Coriantor dwelt in captivity all of his days (just like his dad, Moron).

During this time the prophets returned and told everyone the usual things (repent or God would kill them all).

22 And they did reject all the words of the prophets, because of their secret society and wicked abominations.

23 And it came to pass that Coriantor begat Ether, and he died, having dwelt in captivity all his days.

But the people rejected their prophecy because of their secret society and wicked abominations.

Then Coriantor died after begetting Ether.