“I Say Unto You That I Have Other Sheep Which Are Not of This Land”

Brant Gardner

The Nephites are the “other sheep” of whom Jesus spoke in the Old World. However, they are not the only “other sheep.” Jesus notes that there are yet others who fit this designation. For the Nephites, this information should add to their comfort that they are not forgotten, and in this case, not unique. They remain separated from Israel, but they are not alone. There are others who share a similar fate.

Textual: This verse is artificially separated from its context. There was no chapter break in the 1830 edition at this point, and this section should have followed directly on the section describing the Nephites as “other sheep.” The two sections belong together, as this unit grows out of the previous one.

Multidimensional Commentary on the Book of Mormon