“For the Purpose of Interpreting Languages”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

The Urim and Thummim is one means by which the Lord can give a panoramic perspective, the means by which all things-including the evil and abominations of the day-can be made known to his servants the prophets. Thereby those prophets can clearly judge and discern good from evil and provide the necessary warning and admonition to their people.

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 2