Book of Commandments, 1833

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firm in keeping the commandments wherewith I  have commanded him; and if he doeth this, behold  I grant unto him eternal life, even if he should be  slain.
8 And now I speak again concerning the man that  desireth a witness: behold I say unto him, he exalt eth himself and doth not humble himself sufficiently  before me, but if he will go out and bow down be fore me, and humble himself in mighty prayer and  faith, in the sincerity of his heart, then will I grant  unto him a view of the things which he desireth to  know: an[d] then he shall say unto the people of this  generation, behold I have seen the things and I  know of a surety that they are true, for I have seen  them, and they have been shown unto me by the  power of God and not of man. And I command  him that he shall say no more unto them, concerning  these things, except he shall say, I have seen them,  and they have been shown unto me by the power of  God.
9 And these are the words which he shall say.—  But if he deny this he will break the covenant which  he has before covenanted with me, and behold he  is condemned. And now except he humble him self and acknowledge unto me the things that he  has done, which are wrong, and covenant with me  that he will keep my commandments, and exercise  faith in me, behold I say unto him, he shall have  no such views, for I will grant unto him no views  of the things of which I have spoken. And if this  be the case, I command him that he shall do no  more, nor trouble me any more concerning this  matter.
10 And if this be the case, behold I say unto you,  Joseph, when thou hast translated a few more pages, [p. 12]
firm in keeping the commandments wherewith I have commanded him; and if he doeth this, behold I grant unto him eternal life, even if he should be slain.
8 And now I speak again concerning the man that desireth a witness: behold I say unto him, he exalteth himself and doth not humble himself sufficiently before me, but if he will go out and bow down before me, and humble himself in mighty prayer and faith, in the sincerity of his heart, then will I grant unto him a view of the things which he desireth to know: and then he shall say unto the people of this generation, behold I have seen the things and I know of a surety that they are true, for I have seen them, and they have been shown unto me by the power of God and not of man. And I command him that he shall say no more unto them, concerning these things, except he shall say, I have seen them, and they have been shown unto me by the power of God.
9 And these are the words which he shall say.— But if he deny this he will break the covenant which he has before covenanted with me, and behold he is condemned. And now except he humble himself and acknowledge unto me the things that he has done, which are wrong, and covenant with me that he will keep my commandments, and exercise faith in me, behold I say unto him, he shall have no such views, for I will grant unto him no views of the things of which I have spoken. And if this be the case, I command him that he shall do no more, nor trouble me any more concerning this matter.
10 And if this be the case, behold I say unto you, Joseph, when thou hast translated a few more pages, [p. 12]
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