Book of Commandments, 1833

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
Page 16
image
9 Behold thou art , and I have spoken unto  thee because of thy desires, therefore, treasure up  these words in thy heart. Be faithful and diligent  in keeping the commandments of God, and I will  incircle thee in the arms of my love.
10 Behold I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I  am the same that came unto my own and my own  received me not. I am the light which shineth in  darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not.
11 Verily, verily I say unto you, if you desire a  further witness, cast your mind upon the night that  you cried unto me in your heart, that you might  know concerning the truth of these things; did I not  speak peace to your mind concerning the matter?—  What greater witness can you have than from God?  And now behold, you have received a witness, for  if I have told you things which no man knoweth,  have you not received a witness? And behold I  grant unto you a gift if you desire of me, to trans late even as my servant Joseph.
12 Verily, verily I say unto you, that there are  records which contain much of my gospel, which  have been kept back because of the wickedness of  the people; and now I command you, that if you  have good desires, a desire to lay up treasures for  yourself in heaven, then shall you assist in bringing to  light, with your gift, those parts of my scriptures  which have been hidden because of iniquity.
13 And now behold I give unto you, and also un to my servant Joseph, the keys of this gift, which  shall bring to light this ministry; and in the mouth  of two or three witnesses, shall every word be estab lished.
14 Verily, verily I say unto you, if they reject my  words, and this part of my gospel and ministry, bles [p. 16]
9 Behold thou art , and I have spoken unto thee because of thy desires, therefore, treasure up these words in thy heart. Be faithful and diligent in keeping the commandments of God, and I will incircle thee in the arms of my love.
10 Behold I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I am the same that came unto my own and my own received me not. I am the light which shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not.
11 Verily, verily I say unto you, if you desire a further witness, cast your mind upon the night that you cried unto me in your heart, that you might know concerning the truth of these things; did I not speak peace to your mind concerning the matter?— What greater witness can you have than from God? And now behold, you have received a witness, for if I have told you things which no man knoweth, have you not received a witness? And behold I grant unto you a gift if you desire of me, to translate even as my servant Joseph.
12 Verily, verily I say unto you, that there are records which contain much of my gospel, which have been kept back because of the wickedness of the people; and now I command you, that if you have good desires, a desire to lay up treasures for yourself in heaven, then shall you assist in bringing to light, with your gift, those parts of my scriptures which have been hidden because of iniquity.
13 And now behold I give unto you, and also unto my servant Joseph, the keys of this gift, which shall bring to light this ministry; and in the mouth of two or three witnesses, shall every word be established.
14 Verily, verily I say unto you, if they reject my words, and this part of my gospel and ministry, bles [p. 16]
Page 16