"And he desired of Laban the records which were engraven upon the plates of brass, which contained the plates of brass, which contained the genealogy of my father."
After a short period of time Laman asked for the plates, explaining the reasoning of wanting them for the genealogy of Lehi. But failing to mention anything about being commanded by God. Not that Laban would have listened, he being a wicked man also. Which is funny. In doing the errand of the Lord neither of the men mentioned in this verse are followers of God in any sense of the words.
Time pass Laman ask plates have can? Explain want why? for generation of Lehi. But say none about God Himself send Laman get plates. Laban listen if talk about God really? No. Funny, Both men in verse doing command of Lord, none true-biz follow Lord.