“The Nephites Did Not Fear Them but They Did Fear Their God and Did Supplicate Him for Protection”

Ed J. Pinegar, Richard J. Allen

The contrast in perspective is dramatic. The Gadianton armies interpret the homage and reverence of the Nephites as gestures of desperation. On the other hand, the Nephites discount the physical peril that is descending upon them and instead place their trust in the Lord.

Commentaries and Insights on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 2