“Rememberest Thou?”

Brant Gardner

The next section of the revelation is preceded by an introductory statement intended to foreshadow the purpose of the revelation to follow. Nephi is asked "rememberest thou the covenants of the Father unto the house of Israel?"

This statement foreshadows the purpose of the revelation, and is here to essentially ask Nephi to remember those promises as the next series of events unfolds. As we examine the following verses, there will be little that appears directly related to "he covenants of the Father unto the house of Israel." As with Nephi, we too must hold this thought until the events are resolved, and we understand how they relate to the covenants with Israel.

Multidimensional Commentary on the Book of Mormon