“They Rejoice Exceedingly for Success Which They Had Among the Lamanites”

Brant Gardner

Text: The transition between this verse and the section about the Lamanites who joined the Anti-Nephi-Lehies is abrupt, but this verse clearly wraps up this entire section. It also provides a transition into the next section—Ammon’s discourse about their success. The 1830 edition has no chapter break at this point, so this verse is transitional, not final. Mormon is not so much concluding a story as providing a link to his next section.

Second Witness: Analytical & Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4