And in the fifty and first year of the reign of the judges there was peace also, save it were the pride which began to enter into the church— not into the church of God, but into the hearts of the people who professed to belong to the church of God— And they were lifted up in pride, even to the persecution of many of their brethren.
Now this was a great evil, which did cause the more humble part of the people to suffer great persecutions, and to wade through much affliction.
Nevertheless they did fast and pray oft, and did wax stronger and stronger in their humility, and firmer and firmer in the faith of Christ, unto the filling their souls with joy and consolation, yea, even to the purifying and the sanctification of their hearts, which sanctification cometh because of their yielding their hearts unto God.
And it came to pass that the fifty and second year ended in peace also, save it were the exceedingly great pride which had gotten into the hearts of the people; and it was because of their exceedingly great riches and their prosperity in the land; and it did grow upon them from day to day.
And it came to pass in the fifty and third year of the reign of the judges, Helaman died, and his eldest son Nephi began to reign in his stead. And it came to pass that he did fill the judgment–seat with justice and equity; yea, he did keep the commandments of God, and did walk in the ways of his father.