George Reynolds, Janne M. Sjodahl

Means here more particularly the shedding of blood. The closing sentences present an instance of rhyme rarely found in Hebrew poetry. It might be rendered somewhat like this, approximately:

He looked for legal intercession,

But, lo, oppression!

For righteousness (none would deny),

But heard a cry.

—“A Cry.” Comp. James 5:4.

Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1