“I Speak the Same Words Unto One Nation Like Unto Another”

Brant Gardner

Verse 11 promises that Yahweh has communicated with all of his children, that they have made records of that communication, and that they will be judged against it. This may or may not mean that there are other “Books of Mormon” that might be found in the future. It does mean that God is not limited in either his ability or his desire to communicate with his children. Just as “Bible” is perhaps too limiting (the real problem is the rejection of new revelation), this verse seems to show that Yahweh will guide his children according to his own will and that his care extends to more peoples than the ancient Jews.

Redaction: See commentary accompanying Helaman 3:8 for a discussion of the use of the cardinal points to indicate “everywhere.”

Second Witness: Analytical & Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 2