In 363 CE, the Nephites left the land of Desolation to attack the Lamanites.
2 And it came to pass that the armies of the Nephites were driven back again to the land of Desolation. And while they were yet weary, a fresh army of the Lamanites did come upon them; and they had a sore battle, insomuch that the Lamanites did take possession of the city Desolation, and did slay many of the Nephites, and did take many prisoners.
The Lamanites drove them back to Desolation, where there was a sore battle.
The Lamanites took the city Desolation, killed many Nephites and took many prisoners.
To escape from the Lamanites, the remaining Nephites went to the city Teancum.
But it didn't work. God sent the Lamanites to attack them again to punish them for leaving Desolation to attack the Lamanites.
God overtakes the wicked by sending the wicked to attack the wicked when the wicked have their hearts stirred up unto bloodshed.
The Lamanites attacked the Nephites in city Teancum the next year.
8 And it came to pass that they were repulsed and driven back by the Nephites. And when the Nephites saw that they had driven the Lamanites they did again boast of their own strength; and they went forth in their own might, and took possession again of the city Desolation.
But the Nephites drove them back, and then boasted about it.
Thousands died in the battle on both sides.
10 And it came to pass that the three hundred and sixty and sixth year had passed away, and the Lamanites came again upon the Nephites to battle; and yet the Nephites repented not of the evil they had done, but persisted in their wickedness continually.
A couple years later, the Lamanites attacked again, and this time they were victorious and took possession of the city Teancum.
11 And it is impossible for the tongue to describe, or for man to write a perfect description of the horrible scene of the blood and carnage which was among the people, both of the Nephites and of the Lamanites; and every heart was hardened, so that they delighted in the shedding of blood continually.
There was a horrible scene of blood and carnage,
where every heart was hardened,
and delighted in the constant shedding of blood.
The Lamanites took the city of Desolation,
14 And they did also march forward against the city Teancum, and did drive the inhabitants forth out of her, and did take many prisoners both women and children, and did offer them up as sacrifices unto their idol gods.
and attacked the city of Teancum, and sacrificed the women and children to their gods.
15 And it came to pass that in the three hundred and sixty and seventh year, the Nephites being angry because the Lamanites had sacrificed their women and their children, that they did go against the Lamanites with exceedingly great anger, insomuch that they did beat again the Lamanites, and drive them out of their lands.
The next year, the Nephites became exceedingly angry at the Lamanites for sacrificing their women and children, insomuch they did beat the Lamanites and drive them out of their lands.
The Lamanites didn't attack again for another eight years or so, but when they did they came with so many soldiers they couldn't be numbered.
There was an exceedingly sore battle in the land of Desolation, where the Lamanites defeated the Nephites.
20 And they fled again from before them, and they came to the city Boaz; and there they did stand against the Lamanites with exceeding boldness, insomuch that the Lamanites did not beat them until they had come again the second time.
The Nephites fled from the land of desolation to the city Boaz.
But the Lamanites attacked them there twice, defeating them the second time.
Once again there was an exceedingly great slaughter, and their women and children were sacrificed to the Lamanite gods.
The surviving Nephites left the city Boaz,
while Mormon when to hill Shim to find the plates that Ammaron had hid.