“Show Forth His Power”

Ed J. Pinegar, Richard J. Allen

It is instructive that the passengers on this journey reflect the qualities of both the hard-heartedness and softheartedness so pervasive throughout the Book of Mormon account. Laman and Lemuel—having lapsed, like the sons of Ishmael and their wives, into an attitude of rudeness, light-mindedness, and overweening pride—bind and torment Nephi for four days; “nevertheless, the Lord did suffer it that he might show forth his power, unto the fulfilling of his word which he had spoken concerning the wicked.”

Commentaries and Insights on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1