“My Brethren Began to See That the Judgments of God”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

No redeeming qualities were evident in the repentance of Laman and Lemuel. The pleading of their parents was of no avail the sorrow of their younger brothers did not affect them, nor did the tears of Nephi's wife soften their hearts. Only the threat of death or personal suffering could get them to free Nephi and desist from their course of wickedness.

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1