Now the king conferred the kingdom upon his son, and he called his name Anti–Nephi–Lehi. And the king died in that selfsame year that the Lamanites began to make preparations for war against the people of God.
And it came to pass that the Amalekites and the Amulonites and the Lamanites who were in the land of Amulon, and also in the land of Helam, and who were in the land of Jerusalem, and in fine, in all the land round about, who had not been converted and had not taken upon them the name of Anti–Nephi–Lehi, were stirred up by the Amalekites and by the Amulonites to anger against their brethren.
And their hatred became exceedingly sore against them, even insomuch that they began to rebel against their king, insomuch that they would not that he should be their king; therefore, they took up arms against the people of Anti–Nephi–Lehi.
Now when Ammon and his brethren and all those who had come up with him saw the preparations of the Lamanites to destroy their brethren, they came forth to the land of Midian, and there Ammon met all his brethren; and from thence they came to the land of Ishmael that they might hold a council with Lamoni and also with his brother Anti–Nephi–Lehi, what they should do to defend themselves against the Lamanites.