6 And now when Alma heard this, he turned him about, his face immediately towards him, and he beheld with great joy; for he beheld that their afflictions had truly humbled them, and that they were in a preparation to hear the word.
- They came to him. As Mormon relates in the prior verse, Alma didn’t have to find them and persuade them to listen. Instead, they approached him and requested to be taught.
- They asked a sincere question. The leader of the group asked what they could do since they were excluded from the synagogues. How could they worship God? This kind of question indicates a desire to be more righteous, not just passive curiosity.