Alma 20:17–18

From Section: Encounter with Lamoni’s Father

From Page: Mosiah’s Sons’ Mission to the Lamanites

But Ammon stood forth and said unto him:

“Behold, thou shalt not slay thy son; nevertheless, it were better that he should fall than thee, for behold, he has repented of his sins; but if thou shouldst fall at this time, in thine anger, thy soul could not be saved.

“And again, it is expedient that thou shouldst forbear; for if thou shouldst slay thy son, he being an innocent man, his blood would cry from the ground to the Lord his God, for vengeance to come upon thee; and perhaps thou wouldst lose thy soul.”

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