Book of Commandments, 1833

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Chapter 62 • Revelation, 12 August 1831 [D&C 61]

CHAPTER LXII.
 
A Revelation to eleven elders, given upon the bank  of the , August, 1831.
BEHOLD, and hearken unto the voice of him  who has all power, who is from everlasting to  everlasting, even Alpha and Omega, the beginning  and the end.
2 Behold, verily thus saith the Lord unto you O  ye elders of my church, who are assembled upon  this spot, whose sins are now forgiven you, for I the  Lord forgiveth sins, and am merciful unto those  who confess their sins with humble hearts:
3 But verily I say unto you, that it is not needful  for this whole company of mine elders, to be mov ing swiftly upon the waters, whilst the inhabitants  on either side are perishing in unbelief:
4 Nevertheless, I suffered it that ye might bear  record:
5 Behold there are many dangers upon the waters  and more especially hereafter, for I the Lord have  decreed, in mine anger, many destructions upon the  waters;
6 Yea, and especially upon these waters;
7 Nevertheless, all flesh is in mine hand, and he  that is faithful among you, shall not perish by the  waters.
8 Wherefore it is expedient that my servant and my servant be in haste upon  their errand and mission:
9 Nevertheless I would not suffer that ye should  part until you are chastened for all your sins, that  you might be one;
10 That you might not perish in wickedness;
11 But now verily I say, it behooveth me that ye [p. 145]

Chapter 62 • Revelation, 12 August 1831 [D&C 61]

CHAPTER LXII.
 
A Revelation to eleven elders, given upon the bank of the , August, 1831.
BEHOLD, and hearken unto the voice of him who has all power, who is from everlasting to everlasting, even Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.
2 Behold, verily thus saith the Lord unto you O ye elders of my church, who are assembled upon this spot, whose sins are now forgiven you, for I the Lord forgiveth sins, and am merciful unto those who confess their sins with humble hearts:
3 But verily I say unto you, that it is not needful for this whole company of mine elders, to be moving swiftly upon the waters, whilst the inhabitants on either side are perishing in unbelief:
4 Nevertheless, I suffered it that ye might bear record:
5 Behold there are many dangers upon the waters and more especially hereafter, for I the Lord have decreed, in mine anger, many destructions upon the waters;
6 Yea, and especially upon these waters;
7 Nevertheless, all flesh is in mine hand, and he that is faithful among you, shall not perish by the waters.
8 Wherefore it is expedient that my servant and my servant be in haste upon their errand and mission:
9 Nevertheless I would not suffer that ye should part until you are chastened for all your sins, that you might be one;
10 That you might not perish in wickedness;
11 But now verily I say, it behooveth me that ye [p. 145]
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