George Reynolds, Janne M. Sjodahl

We have read in 17 and other passages that when the Jews accept Jesus as their Messiah and worship the Father in his name, the Lord will set his hand again the second time to restore his people. In this paragraph we are told that when they “begin” to believe in Christ, they will also “begin” to gather in upon the face of the land—Palestine. This is being fulfilled in our day.

Judging from the little volume by Rabbi Joseph Klausner of Jerusalem on “Jesus of Nazareth,” we may expect the coming of a radical change in the attitude of educated Jews toward the mission and work of that greatest of Jews of all ages. The rabbi describes the political, economic, religious, and intellectual conditions of the time in which Jesus lived. He repudiates some of the common legends and traditions concerning him, and thus prepares the way for his acceptance as the Messiah. See also 2 Ne. 29:5.

A Delightsome People. A living faith in our Lord will break down prejudices between Jews and Gentiles. Each branch of the human family will be “delightsome” to the other. “If Jews had been allowed to preserve the ideals of the prophets in matters of tolerance and equality, the race would have taken its place in the world today.”—Dr. Levi Edgar Young, quoted in the Deseret News, March 11, 1938, p. 17.

Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1