Amlici was wicked

Amlici was a very clever man who wanted to be king of the Nephites. A wicked man, he had many followers who wanted to make him king. Alma 2:1–2

He wanted to be king and destroy God’s church

The righteous Nephites were afraid. They did not want Amlici to be their king. They knew that he wanted to destroy God’s church. Alma 2:3–4

The people voted

The Nephites gathered in various groups to decide if Amlici should be king. Most of them voted against Amlici. He did not become their king. Alma 2:5–7

Amlici lost and he ordered his followers to fight the Nephites

Amlici and his followers were angry. They made him their king and called themselves Amlicites. He ordered them to fight the Nephites. Alma 2:8–11

Righteous Nephites defend themselves

The righteous Nephites prepared to defend themselves with bows and arrows, swords, and other weapons. Alma 2:12–13

Many Amlicites killed, others ran away

The Amlicites attacked. But the Nephites, led by Alma and strengthened by the Lord, killed many Amlicites. The rest of the Amlicites ran away. Alma 2:15–19

Amlicites joined Lamanites

Alma sent spies to follow the Amlicites. The spies reported that the Amlicites had joined with a large army of Lamanites and were attacking Nephites near Zarahemla. Alma 2:21–24

God helped the Nephites

The Nephites prayed, and God helped them again. They killed many of the Lamanite-Amlicite army. Alma 2:28

Alma and Amlici fight

Alma and Amlici fought face to face with swords. Alma prayed that his life would be spared, and God gave him the strength to kill Amlici. Alma 2:29–31

Nephites defeat Lamanites and Amlicites

The Nephites pursued the Lamanites and Amlicites into the wilderness. Many of the wounded died there and were eaten by wild animals. Alma 2:36–38

Amlicites separated themselves from blessing of the gospel

By marking themselves with red like the Lamanites, the Amlicites fulfilled the word of the Lord. They separated themselves from the blessings of the gospel. Alma 3:4, 14, 18–19

Illustrated by Jerry Thompson