“There Shall Be One Fold and One Shepherd”

Brant Gardner

Jesus confirms that there are yet others who were separated from Israel as were the Nephites. Jesus also notes that Israel does not know of them either. This would have been at least of some comfort to the twelve to know that while their reunification with Israel still awaited in the future, that they shared that fate with others in similar circumstances. It would also be comforting to realize that the continued separation was not due to any of their own failings, but rather the iniquity of those in Jerusalem. While that would still be a point of sadness, it would at least indicate that it was not their own failings that cause the separation.

Multidimensional Commentary on the Book of Mormon