“I Do Not Boast in My Own Strength, nor in My Own Wisdom”

Brant Gardner

Ammon responds that he is “boasting” is the Lord’s power, not his own. He readily acknowledges, “As to my strength I am weak.” Weak? This man fought single-handed against at least seven at the waters of Sebus. Lamoni originally thought he might be a god because of his power (Alma 18:2). Clearly, Ammon is attributing his physical prowess to the spiritual powers that come to him because of Yahweh’s blessing. Indeed he says: “for in his strength I can do all things.”

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