“His Soul Did Rejoice”

Brant Gardner

Seeing the destruction of the great city of Jerusalem was hardly a thing to make his soul rejoice. Lehi must have seen this in the larger context of the plan of God, and must have fully comprehended the reason why the destruction of Jerusalem was necessary. In verse 19 we learn that Lehi understood the plan of salvation (to the extent of the Messiah and redemption), and this is likely that which caused him to rejoice.

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