Book of Commandments, 1833

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plan, that he may destroy this work; for he has put  it into their hearts to do this, that by lying they may  say they have caught you in the words which you  have pretended to translate.
3 Verily I say unto you, that I will not suffer that  satan shall accomplish his evil design in this thing,  for behold he has put it into their hearts to tempt the  Lord their God; for behold they say in their hearts,  We will see if God has given him power to trans late, if so, he will also give him power again; and  if God giveth him power again, or if he translate  again, or in other words, if he bringeth forth the  same words, behold we have the same with us, and  we have altered them: Therefore, they will not  agree, and we will say that he has lied in his words,  and that he has no gift, and that he has no power:  therefore, we will destroy him, and also the work,  and we will do this that we may not be ashamed in  the end, and that we may get glory of the world.
4 Verily, verily I say unto you, that satan has  great hold upon their hearts; he stirreth them up to  do iniquity against that which is good, that he may  lead their souls to destruction, and thus he has laid  a cunning plan to destroy the work of God; yea, he  stirreth up their hearts to anger against this work;  yea, he saith unto them, Deceive and lie in wait to  catch, that ye may destroy: behold this is no harm,  and thus he flattereth them and telleth them that it  is no sin to lie, that they may catch a man in a lie,  that they may destroy him, and thus he flattereth  them, and leadeth them along until he draggeth their  souls down to hell; and thus he causeth them to  catch themselves in their own snare; and thus he  goeth up and down, to and fro in the earth, seeking  to destroy the souls of men. [p. 23]
plan, that he may destroy this work; for he has put it into their hearts to do this, that by lying they may say they have caught you in the words which you have pretended to translate.
3 Verily I say unto you, that I will not suffer that satan shall accomplish his evil design in this thing, for behold he has put it into their hearts to tempt the Lord their God; for behold they say in their hearts, We will see if God has given him power to translate, if so, he will also give him power again; and if God giveth him power again, or if he translate again, or in other words, if he bringeth forth the same words, behold we have the same with us, and we have altered them: Therefore, they will not agree, and we will say that he has lied in his words, and that he has no gift, and that he has no power: therefore, we will destroy him, and also the work, and we will do this that we may not be ashamed in the end, and that we may get glory of the world.
4 Verily, verily I say unto you, that satan has great hold upon their hearts; he stirreth them up to do iniquity against that which is good, that he may lead their souls to destruction, and thus he has laid a cunning plan to destroy the work of God; yea, he stirreth up their hearts to anger against this work; yea, he saith unto them, Deceive and lie in wait to catch, that ye may destroy: behold this is no harm, and thus he flattereth them and telleth them that it is no sin to lie, that they may catch a man in a lie, that they may destroy him, and thus he flattereth them, and leadeth them along until he draggeth their souls down to hell; and thus he causeth them to catch themselves in their own snare; and thus he goeth up and down, to and fro in the earth, seeking to destroy the souls of men. [p. 23]
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