“I Am Troubled because of the Wickedness of the People of the House of Israel”

W. Cleon Skousen

Jesus knew that tens of thousands of the Nephites and Lamanites had been killed at the time of the crucifixion because of their wickedness. Jesus therefore yearns to have God's Spirit pour out upon this people so that the coming generations can escape further destruction, especially the little children. The depth of the Savior's pleading was so profound it could not even be recorded.

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