The Amlicites


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

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 against Amlici

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 followers fight Nephites

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

The righteous Nephites defend themselves

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

Nephites defeat Amlicites

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 join 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 killed Amlici

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

Many Lamanites and Amlicites killed

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 weren't blessed by the Lord

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

[illustrations] Illustrated by Jerry Thompson