“Let Us Flee Out of the Hands of Our Enemies”

George Reynolds, Janne M. Sjodahl

p>Ammon and his brethren were not willing to have the new disciples continually harassed by their enemies and be ultimately exterminated. No doubt plan after plan to insure their safety had been devised and then laid aside as being unworkable. To return blow for blow and injury for injury had not even entered their heads. At last they saw only one way to escape the wrath and hatred of their erstwhile friends and neighbors. That was in flight! To go some place and settle there where peace and liberty prevailed was the objective of which they dreamed. That place was in the land of the Nephites. There, if the Christian Lamanites could be transplanted, they would be safe from the predatory assaults and the angry passions of their former countrymen.

“Let us gather together this people of the Lord, and let us go down to the Land of Zarahemla to our brethren the Nephites, and flee out of the hands of our enemies, that we be not destroyed,” was the counsel the Lord’s servants gave to the king."

Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4