“And it came to pass that the Lamanites . . . were exceedingly astonished at their manner of preparation for war.”
And thus the Zoramites and the Lamanites began to make preparations for war against the people of Ammon, and also against the Nephites.
“And thus, if ye will not nourish the word, looking forward with an eye of faith to the fruit thereof, ye can never pluck of the fruit of the tree of life.”