“He Sleepeth in God”

Brant Gardner

Ammon is taken to the king where he confirms that the king is not dead. The important phrase is that the king “sleepeth in God.” Ammon has tied his abilities to God, and now claims that God has power over the king. The queen must have preferred that Ammon command the king to rise at that very time, but was probably comforted to hear that her husband was in the thrall of a God that had lent such power to Ammon, and that it would not be long before he did rise.

Multidimensional Commentary on the Book of Mormon