A Scene of Horror

Church Educational System
In Mormon 6:10–15, Mormon recorded the number of dead in terms of his military leaders, each of whom commanded ten thousand men. What was the minimum number of people killed? The scene of carnage must have been one of inexpressible horror. What one thing could have prevented “this great destruction”? (v. 22).

Mormon’s lament as he viewed the slaughtered dead “from the top of the hill Cumorah” (v. 11) is one of those beautiful and moving pieces of literature found so often written by inspired men of God.

Book of Mormon Student Manual (1996 Edition)