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Ether 13 Chapter 13
Ether 13:1 1 And now I, Moroni, proceed to finish my record concerning the destruction of the people of whom I have been writing.
Ether 13:2 2 For behold, they rejected all the words of Ether; for he truly told them of all things, from the beginning of man; and that after the waters had receded from off the face of this land it became a choice land above all other lands, a chosen land of the Lord; wherefore the Lord would have that all men should serve him who dwell upon the face thereof;
Ether 13:3 3 And that it was the place of the New Jerusalem, which should come down out of heaven, and the holy sanctuary of the Lord.
Ether 13:4 4 Behold, Ether saw the days of Christ, and he spake concerning a New Jerusalem upon this land.
Ether 13:5 5 And he spake also concerning the house of Israel, and the Jerusalem from whence Lehi should come--after it should be destroyed it should be built up again, a holy city unto the Lord; wherefore, it could not be a new Jerusalem for it had been in a time of old; but it should be built up again, and become a holy city of the Lord; and it should be built unto the house of Israel.
Ether 13:6 6 And that a New Jerusalem should be built upon this land, unto the remnant of the seed of Joseph, for which things there has been a type.
Ether 13:7 7 For as Joseph brought his father down into the land of Egypt, even so he died there; wherefore, the Lord brought a remnant of the seed of Joseph out of the land of Jerusalem, that he might be merciful unto the seed of Joseph that they should perish not, even as he was merciful unto the father of Joseph that he should perish not.
Ether 13:8 8 Wherefore, the remnant of the house of Joseph shall be built upon this land; and it shall be a land of their inheritance; and they shall build up a holy city unto the Lord, like unto the Jerusalem of old; and they shall no more be confounded, until the end come when the earth shall pa.s.s away.
Ether 13:9 9 And there shall be a new heaven and a new earth; and they shall be like unto the old save the old have pa.s.sed away, and all things have become new.
Ether 13:10 10 And then cometh the New Jerusalem; and blessed are they who dwell therein, for it is they whose garments are white through the blood of the Lamb; and they are they who are numbered among the remnant of the seed of Joseph, who were of the house of Israel.
Ether 13:11 11 And then also cometh the Jerusalem of old; and the inhabitants thereof, blessed are they, for they have been washed in the blood of the Lamb; and they are they who were scattered and gathered in from the four quarters of the earth, and from the north countries, and are partakers of the fulfilling of the covenant which G.o.d made with their father, Abraham.
Ether 13:12 12 And when these things come, bringeth to pa.s.s the scripture which saith, there are they who were first, who shall be last; and there are they who were last, who shall be first.
Ether 13:13 13 And I was about to write more, but I am forbidden; but great and marvelous were the prophecies of Ether; but they esteemed him as naught, and cast him out; and he hid himself in the cavity of a rock by day, and by night he went forth viewing the things which should come upon the people.
Ether 13:14 14 And as he dwelt in the cavity of a rock he made the remainder of his record, viewing the destructions which came upon the people, by night.
Ether 13:15 15 And it came to pa.s.s that in that same year in which he was cast out from among the people there began to be a great war among the people, for there were many who rose up, who were mighty men, and sought to destroy Coriantumr by their secret plans of wickedness, of which hath been spoken.
Ether 13:16 16 And now Coriantumr, having studied, himself, in all the arts of war and all the cunning of the world, wherefore he gave battle unto them who sought to destroy him.
Ether 13:17 17 But he repented not, neither his fair sons nor daughters; neither the fair sons and daughters of Cohor; neither the fair sons and daughters of Corihor; and in fine, there were none of the fair sons and daughters upon the face of the whole earth who repented of their sins.
Ether 13:18 18 Wherefore, it came to pa.s.s that in the first year that Ether dwelt in the cavity of a rock, there were many people who were slain by the sword of those secret combinations, fighting against Coriantumr that they might obtain the kingdom.
Ether 13:19 19 And it came to pa.s.s that the sons of Coriantumr fought much and bled much.
Ether 13:20 20 And in the second year the word of the Lord came to Ether, that he should go and prophesy unto Coriantumr that, if he would repent, and all his household, the Lord would give unto him his kingdom and spare the people--
Ether 13:21 21 Otherwise they should be destroyed, and all his household save it were himself. And he should only live to see the fulfilling of the prophecies which had been spoken concerning another people receiving the land for their inheritance; and Coriantumr should receive a burial by them; and every soul should be destroyed save it were Coriantumr.
Ether 13:22 22 And it came to pa.s.s that Coriantumr repented not, neither his household, neither the people; and the wars ceased not; and they sought to kill Ether, but he fled from before them and hid again in the cavity of the rock.
Ether 13:23 23 And it came to pa.s.s that there arose up Shared, and he also gave battle unto Coriantumr; and he did beat him, insomuch that in the third year he did bring him into captivity.
Ether 13:24 24 And the sons of Coriantumr, in the fourth year, did beat Shared, and did obtain the kingdom again unto their father.
Ether 13:25 25 Now there began to be a war upon all the face of the land, every man with his band fighting for that which he desired.
Ether 13:26 26 And there were robbers, and in fine, all manner of wickedness upon all the face of the land.
Ether 13:27 27 And it came to pa.s.s that Coriantumr was exceedingly angry with Shared, and he went against him with his armies to battle; and they did meet in great anger, and they did meet in the valley of Gilgal; and the battle became exceedingly sore.
Ether 13:28 28 And it came to pa.s.s that Shared fought against him for the s.p.a.ce of three days. And it came to pa.s.s that Coriantumr beat him, and did pursue him until he came to the plains of Heshlon.
Ether 13:29 29 And it came to pa.s.s that Shared gave him battle again upon the plains; and behold, he did beat Coriantumr, and drove him back again to the valley of Gilgal.
Ether 13:30 30 And Coriantumr gave Shared battle again in the valley of Gilgal, in which he beat Shared and slew him.
Ether 13:31 31 And Shared wounded Coriantumr in his thigh, that he did not go to battle again for the s.p.a.ce of two years, in which time all the people upon the face of the land were shedding blood, and there was none to restrain them.
Ether 14 Chapter 14
Ether 14:1 1 And now there began to be a great curse upon all the land because of the iniquity of the people, in which, if a man should lay his tool or his sword upon his shelf, or upon the place whither he would keep it, behold, upon the morrow, he could not find it, so great was the curse upon the land.
Ether 14:2 2 Wherefore every man did cleave unto that which was his own, with his hands, and would not borrow neither would he lend; and every man kept the hilt of his sword in his right hand, in the defence of his property and his own life and of his wives and children.
Ether 14:3 3 And now, after the s.p.a.ce of two years, and after the death of Shared, behold, there arose the brother of Shared and he gave battle unto Coriantumr, in which Coriantumr did beat him and did pursue him to the wilderness of Akish.
Ether 14:4 4 And it came to pa.s.s that the brother of Shared did give battle unto him in the wilderness of Akish; and the battle became exceedingly sore, and many thousands fell by the sword.
Ether 14:5 5 And it came to pa.s.s that Coriantumr did lay siege to the wilderness; and the brother of Shared did march forth out of the wilderness by night, and slew a part of the army of Coriantumr, as they were drunken.
Ether 14:6 6 And he came forth to the land of Moron, and placed himself upon the throne of Coriantumr.
Ether 14:7 7 And it came to pa.s.s that Coriantumr dwelt with his army in the wilderness for the s.p.a.ce of two years, in which he did receive great strength to his army.
Ether 14:8 8 Now the brother of Shared, whose name was Gilead, also received great strength to his army, because of secret combinations.
Ether 14:9 9 And it came to pa.s.s that his high priest murdered him as he sat upon his throne.
Ether 14:10 10 And it came to pa.s.s that one of the secret combinations murdered him in a secret pa.s.s, and obtained unto himself the kingdom; and his name was Lib; and Lib was a man of great stature, more than any other man among all the people.
Ether 14:11 11 And it came to pa.s.s that in the first year of Lib, Coriantumr came up unto the land of Moron, and gave battle unto Lib.
Ether 14:12 12 And it came to pa.s.s that he fought with Lib, in which Lib did smite upon his arm that he was wounded; nevertheless, the army of Coriantumr did press forward upon Lib, that he fled to the borders upon the seash.o.r.e.
Ether 14:13 13 And it came to pa.s.s that Coriantumr pursued him; and Lib gave battle unto him upon the seash.o.r.e.
Ether 14:14 14 And it came to pa.s.s that Lib did smite the army of Coriantumr, that they fled again to the wilderness of Akish.
Ether 14:15 15 And it came to pa.s.s that Lib did pursue him until he came to the plains of Agosh. And Coriantumr had taken all the people with him as he fled before Lib in that quarter of the land whither he fled.
Ether 14:16 16 And when he had come to the plains of Agosh he gave battle unto Lib, and he smote upon him until he died; nevertheless, the brother of Lib did come against Coriantumr in the stead thereof, and the battle became exceedingly sore, in the which Coriantumr fled again before the army of the brother of Lib.
Ether 14:17 17 Now the name of the brother of Lib was called Shiz. And it came to pa.s.s that Shiz pursued after Coriantumr, and he did overthrow many cities, and he did slay both women and children, and he did burn the cities.