Book of Commandments, 1833

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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ing. Trifle not with these things. Do not ask for  that which you ought not. Ask that you may know  the mysteries of God, and that you may translate  all those ancient records, which have been hid up,  which are sacred, and according to your faith shall  it be done unto you.
5 Behold it is I that have spoken it, and I am the  same which spake unto you from the beginning:—  Amen.
 

Chapter 8 • Revelation, April 1829–D [D&C 9]

CHAPTER VIII.
 
1 A Revelation given to , in ,  Pennsylvania, April, 1829.
BEHOLD I say unto you, my son, that, because  you did not translate according to that which  you desired of me, and did commence again to write  for my servant Joseph, even so I would that you  should continue until you have finished this record,  which I have intrusted unto you: and then behold,  other records have I, that I will give unto you pow er that you may assist to translate.
2 Be patient my son, for it is wisdom in me, and  it is not expedient that you should translate at this  present time. Behold the work which you are cal led to do, is to write for my servant Joseph; and  behold it is because that you did not continue as  you commenced, when you begun to translate, that  I have taken away this privilege from you. Do not  murmur my son, for it is wisdom in me that I have  dealt with you in this manner.
3 Behold you have not understood, you have sup posed that I would give it unto you, when you took [p. 20]
ing. Trifle not with these things. Do not ask for that which you ought not. Ask that you may know the mysteries of God, and that you may translate all those ancient records, which have been hid up, which are sacred, and according to your faith shall it be done unto you.
5 Behold it is I that have spoken it, and I am the same which spake unto you from the beginning:— Amen.
 

Chapter 8 • Revelation, April 1829–D [D&C 9]

CHAPTER VIII.
 
1 A Revelation given to , in , Pennsylvania, April, 1829.
BEHOLD I say unto you, my son, that, because you did not translate according to that which you desired of me, and did commence again to write for my servant Joseph, even so I would that you should continue until you have finished this record, which I have intrusted unto you: and then behold, other records have I, that I will give unto you power that you may assist to translate.
2 Be patient my son, for it is wisdom in me, and it is not expedient that you should translate at this present time. Behold the work which you are called to do, is to write for my servant Joseph; and behold it is because that you did not continue as you commenced, when you begun to translate, that I have taken away this privilege from you. Do not murmur my son, for it is wisdom in me that I have dealt with you in this manner.
3 Behold you have not understood, you have supposed that I would give it unto you, when you took [p. 20]
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