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“There is an element in Moroni’s ‘promise’ that is often overlooked… his exhortation is explicitly given to the Lamanites only

“—Moroni 10[v 1] Now I, Moroni, write somewhat as seemeth me good; and I write unto my brethren, the Lamanites… [v 2] And I seal up these records, after I have spoken a few words by way of exhortation unto you… [v 3] I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things… [v 4] And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true… [v 8] And again, I exhort you, my brethren… [v 18] And I would exhort you, my beloved brethren… [v 19] And I would exhort you, my beloved brethren… [v 23] And Christ truly said unto our fathers

“Moroni doesn’t address anyone else until v 24 where he greets ‘all the ends of the earth.’

“Another exegetical issue is identifying Moroni’s referent when he writes ‘[v 3] I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them.’ Based on v 1, Moroni is referring to the exhortation he is about to deliver in vv 3–23, not the entire BoMor text (which is beyond his grasp given the eventual loss of the Book of Lehi).”

~Brent Metcalfe, FB Post – 28 July 2018~