Now it came to pass that the king commanded them that all the men should leave their wives and their children, and flee before the Lamanites.
Now there were many that would not leave them, but had rather stay and perish with them. And the rest left their wives and their children and fled.
Now they had sworn in their hearts that they would return to the land of Nephi, and if their wives and their children were slain, and also those that had tarried with them, that they would seek revenge, and also perish with them.
And the king commanded them that they should not return.
And they were angry with the king, and caused that he should suffer, even unto death by fire.
And they were about to take the priests also and put them to death, and they fled before them.
And it came to pass that they were about to return to the land of Nephi, and they met the men of Gideon.