And now king Benjamin thought it was expedient, after having finished
speaking to the people, that he should take the names of all those
who had entered into a covenant with God to keep his commandments.
2 And it came to pass that there was not one soul, except it were
little children, but what had entered into the covenant and had taken
upon them the name of Christ.
3 And again, It came to pass that when
king Benjamin had made an end of all these things and had consecrated
his son Mosiah to be a ruler and a king over his people and had given
him all the charges concerning the kingdom and also had appointed
priests to teach the people, that thereby they might hear and know
the commandments of God and to stir them up in remembrance of the
oath which they had made, he dismissed the multitude and they
returned every one according to their families, to their own houses.
4 And Mosiah began to reign in his father's stead, and he began to
reign in the thirtieth year of his age, making in the whole about
four hundred and seventy-six years from the time that Lehi left
5 And king Benjamin lived three years, and he died.
6 And it
came to pass that king Mosiah did walk in the ways of the Lord and
did observe his judgments and his statutes and did keep his
commandments in all things whatsoever he commanded him.
7 And king Mosiah did cause his people that they should till the earth, and
he also himself did till the earth, that thereby he might not become
burdensome to his people, that he might do according to that which
his father had done in all things.
8 And there was no contention among
all his people for the space of three years.