“Ye Are My Sheep and Ye Are Numbered Among Those Whom the Father Hath Given Me”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

The Savior’s teaching at Bountiful serves as a second witness of his words to the Jews. “I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Matthew 15:24). These verses clearly establish the Lehites as a branch of the “other sheep” and provide additional illumination concerning the work of gathering the scattered remnants of Israel. Jesus is also preparing his Nephite disciples to receive additional instruction about his ministry and the future gathering of even “other sheep” (see 3 Nephi 16:1-5; 3 Nephi 18:31; 3 Nephi 21:1-29).

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4