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Chapter 34: Helaman and the 2,000 Young Warriors
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“Chapter 34: Helaman and the 2,000 Young Warriors,” Book of Mormon Stories (1997), 93–94

“Chapter 34,” Book of Mormon Stories, 93–94

Chapter 34

Helaman and the 2,000 Young Warriors

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The people of Ammon had promised God that they would never fight again. They lived near the Nephites, and the Nephites protected them.

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When enemies of the people of Ammon attacked the Nephites, the people of Ammon wanted to break their promise and help the Nephites fight.

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Helaman and the other Nephite leaders did not want the people of Ammon to break their promise to God.

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The young sons of the people of Ammon had not made the promise. They wanted to help the Nephite army fight for freedom.

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Two thousand of these young men chose to defend their country. They asked Helaman to be their leader.

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These young men were valiant, brave, and strong. They were also honest and trustworthy, and they kept the commandments of God.

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Helaman led his 2,000 young warriors into battle. He called them his sons, and they called him their father.

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Although the sons of Helaman had never fought, they were not afraid. Their mothers had taught them to have faith in God and to know that he would help them.

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Helaman and his army fought several battles against the Lamanites. These young men obeyed all of Helaman’s orders.

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They fought bravely and helped drive the enemy away. After the battle Helaman found that all his sons had been hurt but not one had been killed.

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It was a miracle. Helaman was very happy. He knew that these young men had been protected because of their great faith in God.