Nephi returns to Zarahemla from his mission to the lands northward after being rejected by the people. He prays upon his tower in the garden and laments for the wickedness of the people. A crowd gathers around Nephi, he condemns their evil ways and the corruption in the government and prophecies that the chief judge has been murdered by his brother; both of whom are members of the Gadianton robbers.
The people find the chief judge murdered and arrest Nephi. By prophecy he reveals the chief judge’s brother as the murderer and is ultimately set free.
The Lord gives Nephi the sealing power and he asks that the war amongst the people and Gadianton robbers be replaced with a famine. After two years of famine the people begin to repent and join the church again.
Pride begins to enter into the hearts of the people, the Gadianton robbers grow steadily in numbers, take refuge in the mountains and wilderness, and defend their lands in several wars with the Nephites.
All of the people are continuing to ripen for destruction.
Nathan Siebach discusses Helaman 7-12 and shares his insights into these chapters.
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