“The Example That Ye Have Set”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

Jacob’s counsel is in harmony with that of Jesus: “Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother: Let me pull the mote out of thine eye-and behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast the mote out of thy brother’s eye.” (3 Nephi 14:3-5.)

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 2