Blessing from Joseph Smith Sr., 9 December 1834

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His feet shall stand upon the neck of his enemies, and he shall walk upon the ashes of those who seek his  destruction: with wine and oil it shall he be sustained, and he shall feed upon the heritage of Jacob  his father: the just shall desire his society, and the upright in heart shall be his companions: No  weapon formed against him shall prosper, and though the wicked mar him for a little sea son, he shall be like one rising up in the heat of wine— he shall roar in his strength,  and the Lord shall put to flight his persecutors: his he shall be blessed like the fruitful olive,  and his memory shall be as sweet as the choice cluster of the first ripe grapes. Like  <a> shief [sheaf] fully ripe, gathered into the garner, so shall he stand before the Lord, having produced a  hundred fold. Thus spake my father Joseph. Therefore, my son, I know for a surety that these  things will be fulfilled, and I confirm upon thee all these blessings. Thou shalt live <to> do  the work which the Lord shall command thee: thou shalt hold the of this minis try, even the of this , both in time and in eternity. Thy heart shall  be enlarged, and thou shalt be able to fill up the measure of thy days according  to the will of the Lord. Thou shalt speak the word of the Lord and the earth shall trem ble; the mountains shall move and the rivers shall turn out of their course.  Thou shalt escape the edge of the sword, and put to flight the armies of the wicked.  At thy word the lame shall walk, the deaf shall hear and the blind shall see. Thou  shalt be gathered to and in the goodly land thou shalt enjoy thine ;  thy children and thy children’s children to the latest generation; for thy name and the  names of thy posterity shall be recorded in the book of the Lord, even in the book  of blessings an <and> genealogies, for their joy and benefit forever. And now, my son,  what more shall I say? Thou art as a fruitful olive and a choice vine: thou shalt  be laden with precious fruit. Thousands and tens of thousands shall come to a knowl edge of the truth through thy ministry, and thou shalt rejoice with them in the : Thou shalt stand upon the earth when it shall reel to and fro as a drun ken man, and be removed out of its place: thou shalt stand when the mighty judg ments go forth to the destruction of the wicked: thou shalt stand on mount Zion  when the tribes of Jacob come shouting from the north, and with thy brethren,  the sons of Ephraim, crown them in the name of Jesus Christ: Thou shalt see thy Redeemer Come  in the clouds of heaven, and with the just receive the hallowed throng with shouts of hal lalujahs, praise the Lord. Amen
, wife of Joseph Smith jr. was born in , Susqehannah County,  Pennsylvania, July 10, 1804.
, my daughter-in-law, thou art blessed of the Lord, for thy faithfulness and truth:  thou shalt be blessed with thy husband, and rejoice in the glory which shall come upon him: Thy  soul has been afflicted because of the wickedness of men in seeking the destruction of thy  companion, and thy whole soul has been drawn out in prayer for his deliverance: rejoice,  for the Lord thy God has heard thy suplication. Thou hast grieved for the hardness  of the hearts of thy ’s house, and thou hast longed for their salvation. The Lord will  have respect to thy cries, and by his judgments he will cause some of them to see their  folly and repent of their sins; but it will be by affliction that they will be saved.  Thou shall see many days; yea, the Lord will spare thee till thou art satisfied, for thou  shalt see thy Redeemer. Thy heart shall rejoice in the great work of the Lord, and no  one shall take thy rejoicing from thee. Thou shalt ever remember the great con descension of thy God in permitting thee to accompany my son when the angel de livered the record of the Nephites to his care. Thou hast seen much sorrow because the  Lord has taken from thee three of thy children: in this thou are not to be blamed, for  he knows thy pure desires to raise up a family, that the name of my son might be blessed.  And now, behold, I say unto thee, that thus says the Lord, if thou wilt believe, thou shalt  yet be blessed in this thing <and> thou shalt bring forth other children, to the joy and satisfaction [p. 4]
His feet shall stand upon the neck of his enemies, and he shall walk upon the ashes of those who seek his destruction: with wine and oil shall he be sustained, and he shall feed upon the heritage of Jacob his father: the just shall desire his society, and the upright in heart shall be his companions: No weapon formed against him shall prosper, and though the wicked mar him for a little season, he shall be like one rising up in the heat of wine— he shall roar in his strength, and the Lord shall put to flight his persecutors: he shall be blessed like the fruitful olive, and his memory shall be as sweet as the choice cluster of the first ripe grapes. Like a shief [sheaf] fully ripe, gathered into the garner, so shall he stand before the Lord, having produced a hundred fold. Thus spake my father Joseph. Therefore, my son, I know for a surety that these things will be fulfilled, and I confirm upon thee all these blessings. Thou shalt live to do the work which the Lord shall command thee: thou shalt hold the of this ministry, even the of this , both in time and in eternity. Thy heart shall be enlarged, and thou shalt be able to fill up the measure of thy days according to the will of the Lord. Thou shalt speak the word of the Lord and the earth shall tremble; the mountains shall move and the rivers shall turn out of their course. Thou shalt escape the edge of the sword, and put to flight the armies of the wicked. At thy word the lame shall walk, the deaf shall hear and the blind shall see. Thou shalt be gathered to and in the goodly land thou shalt enjoy thine ; thy children and thy children’s children to the latest generation; for thy name and the names of thy posterity shall be recorded in the book of the Lord, even in the book of blessings and genealogies, for their joy and benefit forever. And now, my son, what more shall I say? Thou art as a fruitful olive and a choice vine: thou shalt be laden with precious fruit. Thousands and tens of thousands shall come to a knowledge of the truth through thy ministry, and thou shalt rejoice with them in the : Thou shalt stand upon the earth when it shall reel to and fro as a drunken man, and be removed out of its place: thou shalt stand when the mighty judgments go forth to the destruction of the wicked: thou shalt stand on mount Zion when the tribes of Jacob come shouting from the north, and with thy brethren, the sons of Ephraim, crown them in the name of Jesus Christ: Thou shalt see thy Redeemer Come in the clouds of heaven, and with the just receive the hallowed throng with shouts of hallalujahs, praise the Lord. Amen
, wife of Joseph Smith jr. was born in , Susqehannah County, Pennsylvania, July 10, 1804.
, my daughter-in-law, thou art blessed of the Lord, for thy faithfulness and truth: thou shalt be blessed with thy husband, and rejoice in the glory which shall come upon him: Thy soul has been afflicted because of the wickedness of men in seeking the destruction of thy companion, and thy whole soul has been drawn out in prayer for his deliverance: rejoice, for the Lord thy God has heard thy suplication. Thou hast grieved for the hardness of the hearts of thy ’s house, and thou hast longed for their salvation. The Lord will have respect to thy cries, and by his judgments he will cause some of them to see their folly and repent of their sins; but it will be by affliction that they will be saved. Thou shall see many days; yea, the Lord will spare thee till thou art satisfied, for thou shalt see thy Redeemer. Thy heart shall rejoice in the great work of the Lord, and no one shall take thy rejoicing from thee. Thou shalt ever remember the great condescension of thy God in permitting thee to accompany my son when the angel delivered the record of the Nephites to his care. Thou hast seen much sorrow because the Lord has taken from thee three of thy children: in this thou are not to be blamed, for he knows thy pure desires to raise up a family, that the name of my son might be blessed. And now, behold, I say unto thee, that thus says the Lord, if thou wilt believe, thou shalt yet be blessed in this thing and thou shalt bring forth other children, to the joy and satisfaction [p. 4]
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