While King Mosiah’s people were enjoying “continual peace” in Zarahemla (Mosiah 7:1), their thoughts turned to another group of Nephites, who many years before had left to dwell in the land of Lehi-Nephi. Generations had passed, and Mosiah’s people had heard nothing from them. So, Mosiah asked Ammon to lead a search party to find the Nephites who had left. The search party found that these Nephites, “because of iniquity” (Mosiah 7:24), were in captivity to the Lamanites. But with the arrival of Ammon and his brethren, suddenly there was hope for deliverance.
Sometimes we’re like these captive Nephites, suffering because of our sins, wondering how we’ll ever find peace again. Sometimes we’re like Ammon, feeling prompted to reach out to others and eventually finding that our efforts have inspired them to “lift up [their] heads, and rejoice, and put [their] trust in God” (Mosiah 7:19). No matter our circumstances, we all need to repent and “turn to the Lord with full purpose of heart,” with faith that “he will … deliver [us]” (Mosiah 7:33).
Mosiah 7: Ammon finds the land of Lehi-Nephi, where Limhi is king—Limhi’s people are in bondage to the Lamanites—Limhi recounts their history—A prophet (Abinadi) had testified that Christ is the God and Father of all things—Those who sow filthiness reap the whirlwind, and those who put their trust in the Lord will be delivered. About 121 B.C.
Mosiah 8: Ammon teaches the people of Limhi—He learns of the twenty-four Jaredite plates—Ancient records can be translated by seers—No gift is greater than seership. About 121 B.C.
Mosiah 9: Zeniff leads a group from Zarahemla to possess the land of Lehi-Nephi—The Lamanite king permits them to inherit the land—There is war between the Lamanites and Zeniff’s people. About 200–187 B.C.
Mosiah 10: King Laman dies—His people are wild and ferocious and believe in false traditions—Zeniff and his people prevail against them. About 187–160 B.C.
- Interpreter Radio: The Book of Mormon in Context Lesson 19
- Come, Follow Me Study and Teaching Helps — Lesson 17: Mosiah 7-10, Jonn Claybaugh
- Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me Book of Mormon Lesson 17 (Mosiah 7-10)
- Nursing Grievances? (Mosiah 10), Hales Swift
- Becoming Men and Women of Understanding: Wordplay on Benjamin — An Addendum, by Matthew L. Bowen, Apr 24, 2020
- Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture — Chapter 13: Mosiah Chapters V-VI (7–10), Brant A. Gardner
- What Did the Interpreters (Urim and Thummim) Look Like?, Stan Spencer, September 6, 2019
- “Possess the Land in Peace”: Zeniff’s Ironic Wordplay on Shilom, Matthew L. Bowen, February 9, 2018
- Gazelem the Jaredite, Elliott Jolley, October 13, 2017
- “O Ye Fair Ones” — Revisited, Matthew L. Bowen, June 23, 2016
- Nephi’s Good Inclusio, Matthew L. Bowen, November 20, 2015
- Limhi’s Discourse: Proximity and Distance in Teaching, Loren Blake Spendlove, November 15, 2013
- In His Footsteps: Ammon₁ and Ammon₂, Val Larsen, January 11, 2013
- The City of Lehi-Nephi Name Change – by J. Theodore Brandley, Administration, August 9, 2017
- Scripture Roundtable: Book of Mormon Gospel Doctrine Lesson 17, “A Seer-Becometh a Great Benefit to His Fellow Beings”, Administration, March 29, 2016
- Mosiah 7 to 10 – “In the Strength of the Lord”, BYU Studies
- Deliverance from Bondage, BYU Religious Studies Center
- Priesthood in Mosiah, BYU Religious Studies Center
- Mosiah 7-10, John W. Welch Notes
- How Does Christ “Seal You His”?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #558
- What Can Readers Learn from Lamanite Traditions?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #559
- 4 Fascinating Insights about Seers, Seer Stones, and Interpreters, Book of Mormon Central
- How Do the Covenants in the Scriptures Apply to Me Today?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #369
- Why Are Mormon’s Extensive Quotations of Limhi Significant?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #85
- What Do We Know About the "Anthon Transcript"?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #515
- What Do the Kinderhook Plates Reveal About Joseph Smith’s Gift of Translation?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #454
- Why is a Seer Greater than a Prophet?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #86
- Why Does the Book of Mormon Mention Cimeters?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #472
- How Can Barley in the Book of Mormon Feed Faith? , Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #87
- Discussions on the Book of Mormon – Mosiah 7-13