“Old Things Had Passed Away and That All Things Had Become New”

Brant Gardner

The principle discourse is not officially over, and Jesus changes focus from the multitude to the twelve. This is his final substantial communication of the day. His discourse to the multitude was given to teach the people the gospel and how it should be lived. This more private discourse is given specifically to the disciples because the import is not for the present, but the future. It is not specifically for the current population, but directed to the future mission of these new witnesses for Christ.

Multidimensional Commentary on the Book of Mormon