0 SABoM Mosiah 6

The Book of Mosiah


CHAPTER 6 King Benjamin (finally) stops speaking--His son, Mosiah II, becomes king--Benjamin dies. (124-121 BCE) Previous chapter | Next chapter

The King's Speech (Part 5)
BoringAbsurdityPlagiarism 6:1-7

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.

After King Benjamin finally finished speaking, he decided to make a list of everyone who had taken on the name of Christ. [1]

2And 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.

It turned out that everyone had, except for maybe the little children.

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.

Benjamin made his son Mosiah king and appointed priests to instruct the people.

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.

Mosiah began his reign when he was thirty years old, about 476 years after Lehi left Jerusalem.

5 And king Benjamin lived three years and he died.

King Benjamin died three years later.

6And 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.

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.

Mosiah walked in the ways of the Lord, and everything was peaceful for the next three years.


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