“Therefore Thou Art Condemned to Die”

George Reynolds, Janne M. Sjodahl

Nehor, having been pronounced guilty, was condemned to die according to the laws under which the Nephite Republic was founded. The people had accepted those laws and therefore, they were compelled to abide them, otherwise the government of which they were part would collapse as being without effect, and would be impotent.

Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 3