0 SABoM Alma 63

Yea, they did fight like dragons ... and they did smite off many of their arms. Alma 43:44 43:44

Trivia: How many of Helaman's band of stripling soldiers died in battle?

The Book of Alma


CHAPTER 63 Shiblon inherits the sacred things--Moroni dies--Hagoth builds ships that sail off in the west sea. (57-53 BCE) Previous chapter

Moroni dies

1And it came to pass in the commencement of the thirty and sixth year of the reign of the judges over the people of Nephi, that Shiblon took possession of those sacred things which had been delivered unto Helaman by Alma.

In the beginning of the 56th year BCE, Shiblon took possession of the sacred things which had been delivered to Helaman by Alma.

2 And he was a just man, and he did walk uprightly before God; and he did observe to do good continually, to keep the commandments of the Lord his God; and also did his brother.

He was a just man who obeyed the commandments. [1]

3And it came to pass that Moroni died also. And thus ended the thirty and sixth year of the reign of the judges.

At the end of the same year, Moroni died.

Sailing the west sea on Hagoth's ships

4And it came to pass that in the thirty and seventh year of the reign of the judges, there was a large company of men, even to the amount of five thousand and four hundred men, with their wives and their children, departed out of the land of Zarahemla into the land which was northward.

In the next year, 5,400 men with their wives and children, left the land of Zarahemla going north.

5And it came to pass that Hagoth, he being an exceedingly curious man, therefore he went forth and built him an exceedingly large ship, on the borders of the land Bountiful, by the land Desolation, and launched it forth into the west sea, by the narrow neck which led into the land northward.

A curious man named Hagoth built a large ship and launched it into the west sea.

6 And behold, there were many of the Nephites who did enter therein and did sail forth with much provisions, and also many women and children; and they took their course northward. And thus ended the thirty and seventh year.

Many Nephites and their families put their provisions in Hagoth's ship and saild northward with him.

7 And in the thirty and eighth year, this man built other ships. And the first ship did also return, and many more people did enter into it; and they also took much provisions, and set out again to the land northward.

The year after that, Hagoth built other ships.

The first ship returned, and many more people boarded it and set sailed away on it.

8And it came to pass that they were never heard of more. And we suppose that they were drowned in the depths of the sea. And it came to pass that one other ship also did sail forth; and whither she did go we know not.

They were never heard from again, and probably drowned.

Another ship also sailed away, but no one knows where it might have gone. [1]

9And it came to pass that in this year there were many people who went forth into the land northward. And thus ended the thirty and eighth year.

Many other people traveled to the north country at the end of the year.

10And it came to pass in the thirty and ninth year of the reign of the judges, Shiblon died also, and Corianton had gone forth to the land northward in a ship, to carry forth provisions unto the people who had gone forth into that land.

The next year, Shiblon died, and Corianton went to the northern land in a ship to carry provisions to the people who traveled there.

11 Therefore it became expedient for Shiblon to confer those sacred things, before his death, upon the son of Helaman, who was called Helaman, being called after the name of his father.

12 Now behold, all those engravings which were in the possession of Helaman were written and sent forth among the children of men throughout all the land, save it were those parts which had been commanded by Alma should not go forth.

13 Nevertheless, these things were to be kept sacred, and handed down from one generation to another; therefore, in this year, they had been conferred upon Helaman, before the death of Shiblon.

14And it came to pass also in this year that there were some dissenters who had gone forth unto the Lamanites; and they were stirred up again to anger against the Nephites.

15 And also in this same year they came down with a numerous army to war against the people of Moronihah, or against the army of Moronihah, in the which they were beaten and driven back again to their own lands, suffering great loss.

16 And thus ended the thirty and ninth year of the reign of the judges over the people of Nephi.

Before he died, Shiblon gave the sacred things to Helaman's son, Helaman Jr.

17 And thus ended the account of Alma, and Helaman his son, and also Shiblon, who was his son.

And thus ends the account of Alma, and Helaman his son, and Shiblon, who is his son.


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