“Shall Be of Great Worth”

D. Kelly Ogden, Andrew C. Skinner

Contrary to the Jews’ propensity to prefer teachings with apocryphal, or hidden, meaning, Nephi delighted in plainness, and he wrote so that “no man can err,” so that there can be no mistaking or equivocating over his words and their meaning. He also testified that whenever Isaiah’s prophecies are fulfilled, then people can see clearly and be convinced of their truthfulness. In that sense, his prophecies will be “of great worth unto them in the last days.” “In that day,” meaning these last days, they will finally be understood—by those who have eyes to see and ears to hear—and that is why Nephi worked hard to carve them into his record: for our benefit, for our good, in helping us become better acquainted with the Author of all these teachings.

Verse by Verse: The Book of Mormon: Vol. 1