Joseph Smith makes a weak poetic attempt to cover up an error; forgetting the plates were difficult to etch. Additionally, this kind of verbal hopscotch would have never found its way into a text purporting to have been written between 90 and 77 B.C.:
“& thus we see that when these Lamanites were brought to believe & to know the truth they were firm & would suffer even unto death rather than to commit sin & thus we see that they buryed the weopons of Peace or they buryed the weopons of war for peace”
Alma 24:19 – The Handwritten Book of Mormon (West Valley City, UT: Dan Wees, September 2017), 367-368.