“The Voice of the Lord”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet
These verses cause us to reflect upon what is yet an unanswered (unrevealed) matter- the time when the individual spirit enters the body. This is the day before Jesus is to be born to Mary in Bethlehem of Judea. We would assume that by this time the spirit of Jesus is within that infant body which is housed within the womb of Mary. How, then, does the voice of Jesus come to Nephi?

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4