“He Did Quake and Tremble”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet
Such trembling is not born of fear. The righteous, when brought into the presence of the Lord, experience perfect peace, which replaces all mortal concerns. Joseph Smith described the presence of the Holy Ghost as a “still small voice, which whispereth through and pierceth all things.” He added, “often times it maketh my bones to quake while it maketh manifest.” (D&C 85:6.)

“He Did Quake and Tremble Exceedingly”

One must be consumed with the Holy Ghost to withstand such glory. Moses tells us that he would have “withered and died” in the divine presence had he not been transfigured (see Moses 1:11). Enoch described that process as being “clothed upon with glory” (Moses 7:3). We are told that when Christ was transfigured his “face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light” (Matthew 17:2).

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1