Tender, Tenderness See also Gentle; Mercy Lehi1 exhorts sons with all feeling of tender parent, 1 Ne. 8:37. Jacob2 is grieved to speak with boldness before wives and children, whose feelings are tender and delicate, Jacob 2:7, 9. he shall grow up before him as tender plant, Mosiah 14:2 (Isa. 53:2). sick to be nourished with all tenderness, D&C 42:43. leaves are yet tender, summer is nigh, D&C 45:37. blade is springing up and is yet tender, D&C 86:4, 6. when branches are yet tender, summer is nigh, JS—M 1:38 (Matt. 24:32).