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Chapter 26: The People of Ammon

“Chapter 26: The People of Ammon,” Book of Mormon Stories (1997), 73–74

“Chapter 26,” Book of Mormon Stories, 73–74

Chapter 26

The People of Ammon

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The sons of Mosiah taught the gospel to the Lamanites. Thousands of Lamanites repented and joined the Church.

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Those Lamanites who joined the Church called themselves Anti-Nephi-Lehies, or the people of Ammon. They were good, hardworking people.

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The Lamanites who did not repent were angry with the people of Ammon and prepared to fight them.

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The people of Ammon knew that the wicked Lamanites would come to kill them but decided not to fight back. They had repented of killing.

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They buried their weapons deep in the ground and promised God they would never kill again.

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When the wicked Lamanites came and began killing them, they bowed to the ground and prayed.

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Seeing that the people of Ammon would not fight back, many of the wicked Lamanites stopped killing them.

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The Lamanites were sorry that they had killed. They threw down their weapons and joined the people of Ammon. They would not fight anymore.

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More Lamanites came to kill the people of Ammon. They still would not fight back, and many were killed.

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Not wanting the people he loved to be destroyed, Ammon prayed for help. The Lord told him to take his people and leave the land.

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The Nephites in Zarahemla gave Ammon and his people the land of Jershon and protected them. They became friends.