And it came to pass that when they had established a church in that land, that king Lamoni desired that Ammon should go with him to the land of Nephi, that he might show him unto his father.
And the voice of the Lord came to Ammon saying:
“Thou shalt not go up to the land of Nephi, for behold, the king will seek thy life; but thou shalt go to the land of Middoni; for behold, thy brother Aaron, and also Muloki and Ammah are in prison.”
Now it came to pass that when Ammon had heard this, he said unto Lamoni:
“Behold, my brother and brethren are in prison at Middoni,
and I go that I may deliver them.”
Now Lamoni said unto Ammon:
“I know, in the strength of the Lord thou canst do all things. But behold, I will go with thee to the land of Middoni; for the king of the land of Middoni, whose name is Antiomno, is a friend unto me; therefore I go to the land of Middoni, that I may flatter the king of the land, and he will cast thy brethren out of prison.”
Now Lamoni said unto him:
“Who told thee that thy brethren were in prison?”
And Ammon said unto him:
“No one hath told me, save it be God.
“And he said unto me—
‘Go and deliver thy brethren,
for they are in prison
in the land of Middoni.’”
Now when Lamoni had heard this he caused that his servants should make ready his horses and his chariots.
And he said unto Ammon:
“Come, I will go with thee down to the land of Middoni, and there I will plead with the king that he will cast thy brethren out of prison.”