“They Will Sell Me for Silver and for Gold”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet
This is a strong image connoting idolatry-the worship of man-made gods in lieu of the God of Israel. These trample under their feet the things of God and go “whoring” (see Exodus 34:15-16) after other things of the world that cannot satisfy the spiritual hunger within the soul and does not produce the fulness of joy of which the Savior just spoke. In a literal sense Judas sold Christ for thirty pieces of silver, but in a spiritual sense we “sell” Christ and betray him any time the things of the world are more important to us than the things of God.

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4