Kings and Queens: Nursing Parents

K. Douglas Bassett

2 Ne. 10:9; Ezra 1:1-4; Isa. 49:23; Conference Report, Oct. 1918, pp. 46-47

“Kings and queens are representative of the Gentiles among whom the house of Israel was scattered… . The role the ‘Gentile nations,’ particularly the United States and Great Britain, have played in that gathering is significant.” (Monte Nyman, Ensign, Aug. 1994, pp. 61-62)
“Only through us, the ‘nursing fathers and mothers,’ may they [the Lamanites] eventually enjoy a fulfillment of the many promises made to them.” (Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball , p. 606)
“Since the Church was restored in 1830, the Jewish population in the Holy Land has grown from seven thousand to over three million people. Whereas in 1830 only one out of five hundred Jews resided in Palestine, one out of five now live in the modern state of Israel… . Britain assisted in the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine after World War I; Holland and Denmark helped protect many Jews from the holocaust; the United States, Russia, and others in the United Nations voted for the creation of a Jewish free state in 1947; the United States and France assisted Israel with military equipment in the first decades of her existence after 1948; and German reparation payments and large contributions from the United States and other nations have helped Israel financially.” (Daniel H. Ludlow, Isaiah: Prophet, Seer, and Poet, p. 414)
“The Jews are now being gathered back to their own land… . The Jews have commenced to rebuild their cities and waste places—the nations and wealth of the Gentiles are greatly assisting them.” (LeGrand Richards, Israel! Do You Know?, p. 209)

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