3 Nephi 10:1-2

Brant Gardner

There was a thick darkness over the land. The voice of God had come. So many overwhelming events had just occurred that when they ceased, and everything appeared to stop, the people also seem to stop in order to contemplate. Where there had been loud lamenting for the destruction, there was now profound silence. That silence lasted for “the space of many hours.” When it was finally interrupted, it was again by the voice of God.

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