Mosiah's sons ask Mosiah if they can go on a mission to the Lamanites--Mosiah asks God--God says "OK,
let them go on the mission"--Mosiah's sons leave for their mission--Mosiah translates the plates of Nephi
using two magic stones fastened to the rims of a bow--Only a seer can translate plates that way--Mosiah gives
everything to Alma who was the son of Alma. (92 BCE)
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Mosiah's sons go on a mission
1 Now it came to pass that after the sons of Mosiah had done all these things,
they took a small number with them and returned to their father, the king, and desired of him that he would grant unto
them that they might, with these whom they had selected, go up to the land of Nephi
that they might preach the things
which they had heard, and that they might impart the word of God to their brethren, the Lamanites --
2 That perhaps they might bring them to the knowledge of the Lord their God, and convince them of the
iniquity of their fathers; and that perhaps they might cure them of their hatred towards the Nephites, that they might
also be brought to rejoice in the Lord their God, that they might become friendly to one another, and that there should
be no more contentions in all the land which the Lord their God had given them.
3 Now they were desirous that salvation should be declared to every creature, for they could not bear that
any human soul should perish; yea, even the very thoughts that any soul should endure endless torment
did cause them to quake and tremble.
4 And thus did the Spirit of the Lord work upon them, for they were the very vilest of sinners. And
the Lord saw fit in his infinite mercy to spare them; nevertheless they suffered much anguish of soul because of their
iniquities, suffering much and fearing that they should be cast off forever.
Mosiah's sons asked King Mosiah to let them go to the land of Nephi to preach to the Lamanites,
because they didn't want anyone to suffer the endless torment of hell.
5 And it came to pass that they did plead with their father many days that they
might go up to the land of Nephi.
After his sons pleaded with him for many days,
6 And king Mosiah went and inquired of the Lord if he should let his sons go up among the Lamanites to
preach the word.
Mosiah asked God what to do.
7 And the Lord said unto Mosiah: Let them go up, for many shall believe on their words, and they shall
have eternal life; and I will deliver thy sons out of the hands of the Lamanites.
God said to him:
Let them go on their mission.
Whoever believes what they say will have eternal life.
8And it came to pass that Mosiah granted that they might go and do according to
9 And they took their journey into the wilderness to go up to preach the word among the Lamanites; and
I shall give an account of their proceedings hereafter.
So Mosiah let his sons went on a mission to the Lamanites.
Mosiah translates the Jaredite plates using seer stones
10 Now king Mosiah had no one to confer the kingdom upon, for there was not any of his sons who would
accept of the kingdom.
11 Therefore he took the records which were engraven on the plates of brass, and also the plates of Nephi,
and all the things which he had kept and preserved according to the commandments of God, after having translated and
caused to be written the records which were on the plates of gold
which had been found by the people of Limhi, which were delivered to him by the hand of Limhi;
12 And this he did because of the great anxiety of his people; for they were desirous beyond measure to
know concerning those people who had been destroyed.
But now King Mosiah had no one to give his kingdom to since his sons were out on a mission.
13 And now he translated them by the means of those two stones
which were fastened into the two rims of a bow.
King Mosiah translated the Jaredite plates of gold  using two stones fastened
to the two rims of a bow. 
14 Now these things were prepared from the beginning, and were handed down from generation to generation,
for the purpose of interpreting languages;
15 And they have been kept and preserved by the hand of the Lord,
that he should discover to every creature who should possess the land the iniquities and abominations of his people;
God made these things by hand so people could interpret languages.
16 And whosoever has these things is called seer, after the manner
of old times.
Whoever has these things is a seer, just like in the old times.
17 Now after Mosiah had finished translating these records, behold, it gave an account of the people who
were destroyed, from the time that they were destroyed back to the building of the great tower, at the time the Lord
confounded the language of the people and they were scattered abroad upon the face of all the earth, yea, and even
from that time back until the creation of Adam.
The plates recorded the history of people back to the time of the great tower when God confounded
languages and scattered the people across the face of the earth, and all the way back to the creation of Adam.
18 Now this account did cause the people of Mosiah
to mourn exceedingly, yea, they
were filled with sorrow; nevertheless it gave them much knowledge, in the which
they did rejoice.
19 And this account shall be written hereafter; for behold, it is expedient that all people should know
the things which are written in this account.
The story on the plates made the people exceedingly sad, but also very happy.
20 And now, as I said unto you, that after king Mosiah had done these things, he took the plates of brass,
and all the things which he had kept, and conferred them upon Alma, who was the son of Alma; yea, all the records, and
also the interpreters, and conferred them upon him, and commanded him that he should keep and preserve them, and also
keep a record of the people, handing them down from one generation to another, even as they had been handed down from
the time that Lehi left Jerusalem.
Mosiah took the plates and gave them to Alma Jr.