The Wounds in His Hands and Feet

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When the Savior comes to the Jews in the hour of their distress, as recorded in the Doctrine and Covenants, 45:51–53, he will show them the wounds in his hands and in his feet… .

The Prophet Zechariah has also prophesied of the Savior’s Second Coming and his appearance to the Jews, when they will flee from their enemies and the Mount of Olives shall cleave in twain making a valley in which they shall seek refuge. At that particular time he will appear and they shall say: ‘What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.’ Then will they mourn, each family apart, because they had rejected their Lord.

It is true that he also showed these wounds to the Nephites when he visited with them with the same purpose in view, to convince them of his identity, and give to them a witness of his suffering. It can hardly be accepted as a fact that these wounds have remained in his hands, side, and feet all through the centuries from the time of his crucifixion and will remain until his Second Coming. But they will appear to the Jews as a witness against their fathers and their stubbornness in following the teachings of their fathers. After their weeping and mourning they shall be cleansed.

(Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, 2:291–92)

Book of Mormon Student Manual (1996 Edition)