“And now behold, those murderers and plunderers were a band who had been formed by Kishkumen and Gadianton. … And they were called Gadianton’s robbers and murderers.”
"And the regulations of the government were destroyed, because of the secret combination of the friends and kindreds of those who murdered the prophets."
3 Nephi 7:6
“And some were lifted up unto pride and boastings because of their exceedingly great riches, yea, even unto great persecutions.”
3 Nephi 6:10
"And their leader, Zemnarihah, was taken and hanged upon a tree ... and when they had hanged him until he was dead they did fell the tree to the earth."
3 Nephi 4:28
"Behold, great and terrible was the day that they did come up to battle; and they were girded about after the manner of robbers; and they had a lamb-skin about their loins, and they were dyed in blood"
3 Nephi 4:7
“Lachoneus, most noble and chief governor of the land, behold, I write this epistle unto you, and do give unto you exceedingly great praise.”
3 Nephi 3:2
"And it came to pass that the people began to wax strong in wickedness and abominations; and they did not believe that there should be any more signs or wonders given; and Satan did go about, leading away the hearts of the people, tempting them and causing them that they should do great wickedness in the land."
3 Nephi 2:3
"And thus, if ye shall say unto this temple it shall be rent in twain, it shall be done."
"Then shall he confess unto you, and deny no more that he has done this murder. And then shall he say unto you, that I, Nephi, know nothing concerning the matter save it were given unto me by the power of God."
“The Lord did cease to preserve them by his miraculous and matchless power, for they had fallen into a state of unbelief and awful wickedness”