6 And he said unto them: Behold, my bowels are filled with compassion towards you.
7 Have ye any that are sick among you? Bring them hither. Have ye any that are lame, or blind, or halt, or maimed, or leprous, or that are withered, or that are deaf, or that are afflicted in any manner? Bring them hither and I will heal them, for I have compassion upon you; my bowels are filled with mercy.
But then He looks at their faces. He can see in their eyes that they want Him to “tarry a little longer with them” (3 Nephi 17:5). Having compassion on them, He offers to heal their sick. More miracles follow. He says, “Blessed are ye because of your faith. And now behold, my joy is full” (3 Nephi 17:20). All of the events described in 3 Nephi 17 occurred because the people were ready and because the Savior was willing to adapt to meet their needs.