Book of Mormon, 1837

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great as them all. Now this is the value of the lesser numbers of their reckoning: a shiblon is half of a senum: therefore a shiblon for half a measure of barley; and a shiblum is a half of a shiblon; and a leah is the half of a shiblum. Now this is their number, according to their reckoning. Now an antion of gold is equal to three shublons.
Now it was for the sole purpose to get gain, because they received their wages according to their employ; therefore they did stir up the people to riotings, and all manner of disturbances and wickedness, that they might have more employ; that they might get money according to the suits which were brought before them; therefore they did stir up the people against Alma and Amulek. And this Zeezrom began to question Amulek, saying: will ye answer me a few questions which I shall ask you? Now Zeezrom was a man who was expert in the devises of the devil, that he might destroy that which was good: therefore he said unto Amulek, will ye answer the questions which I shall put unto you? And Amulek said unto him, yea, if it be according ot the spirit of the Lord, which is in me; for I shall say nothing which is contrary to the spirit of the Lord. And Zeezrom said unto him, behold, here is six onties of silver, and all these will I give thee if thou wilt deny the existence of a supreme being. Now Amulek said, O thou child of hell, why tempt ye me? Knowest thou that the righteous yieldeth to no such temptations? Believest thou that there is no God? I say unto you, nay: thou knowest that there is a God, but thou lovest that lucre more than him. And now thou hast lied before God unto me.— Thou saidst unto me, behold these six onties, which are of great worth, I will give unto thee, when thou had it in thy heart to retain them from me; and it was only thy desire that I should deny the true and living God, that thou mightest have cause to destroy me. And now behold, for this great evil thou shalt have thy reward. And Zeezrom said unto him, thou sayest there is a true and living God? And Amulek said, yea, there is a true and a living God. Now Zeezrom said, is there more than one God? And he answereth, no. Now Zeezrom said unto him again, how knowest thou these things? And he said an angel hath made them known unto me. And Zeezrom said again, who is he that shall come? Is it the son of God? And he said unto him, yea. And Zeezrom [p. 268]
great as them all. Now this is the value of the lesser numbers of their reckoning: a shiblon is half of a senum: therefore a shiblon for half a measure of barley; and a shiblum is a half of a shiblon; and a leah is the half of a shiblum. Now this is their number, according to their reckoning. Now an antion of gold is equal to three shublons.
Now it was for the sole purpose to get gain, because they received their wages according to their employ; therefore they did stir up the people to riotings, and all manner of disturbances and wickedness, that they might have more employ; that they might get money according to the suits which were brought before them; therefore they did stir up the people against Alma and Amulek. And this Zeezrom began to question Amulek, saying: will ye answer me a few questions which I shall ask you? Now Zeezrom was a man who was expert in the devises of the devil, that he might destroy that which was good: therefore he said unto Amulek, will ye answer the questions which I shall put unto you? And Amulek said unto him, yea, if it be according ot the spirit of the Lord, which is in me; for I shall say nothing which is contrary to the spirit of the Lord. And Zeezrom said unto him, behold, here is six onties of silver, and all these will I give thee if thou wilt deny the existence of a supreme being. Now Amulek said, O thou child of hell, why tempt ye me? Knowest thou that the righteous yieldeth to no such temptations? Believest thou that there is no God? I say unto you, nay: thou knowest that there is a God, but thou lovest that lucre more than him. And now thou hast lied before God unto me.— Thou saidst unto me, behold these six onties, which are of great worth, I will give unto thee, when thou had it in thy heart to retain them from me; and it was only thy desire that I should deny the true and living God, that thou mightest have cause to destroy me. And now behold, for this great evil thou shalt have thy reward. And Zeezrom said unto him, thou sayest there is a true and living God? And Amulek said, yea, there is a true and a living God. Now Zeezrom said, is there more than one God? And he answereth, no. Now Zeezrom said unto him again, how knowest thou these things? And he said an angel hath made them known unto me. And Zeezrom said again, who is he that shall come? Is it the son of God? And he said unto him, yea. And Zeezrom [p. 268]
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