“His Whole Heart Was Filled”

D. Kelly Ogden, Andrew C. Skinner

“His whole heart was filled”—in many cultures, ancient and modern, the heart has been considered the center of emotion and affection, and figurative language has centered around the feelings of the heart. Lehi’s heart being full is an idiomatic expression for his whole being swelling with deep sentiment of praising and rejoicing.

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