This chapter recounts a time of unity in Zarahemla. Mosiah called all the people together. He was now king over four different groups: Mulekites, Nephites, the people of Zeniff, and the people of Alma. King Mosiah used the various historical records to teach valuable lessons to his greatly increased group—namely, the goodness of God and his power, for which everyone was to give thanks. Thus, we see that history has a vital purpose in God’s plan. When the people thought of their brethren slain at the hands of the Lamanites, they “shed many tears of sorrow.” Here we think of the Lord’s injunction to the Latter-day Saints: “Thou shalt live together in love, insomuch that thou shalt weep for the loss of them that die, and more especially for those that have not hope of a glorious resurrection” (D&C 42:45).