“What Desirest Thou of Me?”

Brant Gardner

When Ammon re-asks his question, was he violating an important protocol for speaking when it was clearly Lamoni’s “turn”? Obviously Ammon made a deliberate decision to speak because he had waited patiently through a very long silence. Lamoni seemed incapable of breaking the impasse, so Ammon does, almost certainly because he felt the promptings of the Spirit (v. 16).

Second Witness: Analytical & Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4