King Benjamin Had Mosiah Brought Before Him

King Benjamin knew that his son Mosiah was a just and an upright person. Through him, the king called a conference of all the Saints living in Zarahemla, and also the people over whom Mosiah presided under him. One purpose in having them gather together was, "On the morrow I shall proclaim unto this my people out of mine own mouth that thou art a king and a ruler over this people "On the morrow, does not necessarily mean tomorrow, but may mean presently, or at an early date.

"On the Morrow." The observation has been made that Zarahemla must have been a small country, if all the people in it could have been notified one day to come to conference at the capital the next day. But that is a too hasty conclusion. For, while on the morrow certainly can mean the following twenty-four hours, it also, and very often or frequently, stands for soon or shortly. For instance, the Lord commanded Lehi to "take his journey" from the Valley of Lemuel "on the morrow." (3 Ne. 13:24) he did not mean for the next twenty-four hours, but for the future in general. The story in Mosiah shows that this is the meaning of the phrase there. The people heard the proclamation, and prepared to keep its obligations.

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George Reynolds, Janne M. Sjodahl

Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 2

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