Book of Commandments, 1833

  • Source Note
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might work upon the hearts of the children of men,  altogether for my name’s glory:
9 Wherefore, I will explain unto you, this mystery,  for it is mete unto you, to know even as mine apos tles.
10 I speak unto you that are chosen in this thing,  even as one, that you may enter into my rest.
11 For behold, the mystery of Godliness how  great is it? for behold I am endless, and the punish ment which is given from my hand, is endless pun ishment, for endless is my name:
12 Wherefore—
Eternal punishment)Endless punishment
is God’s punishment:)is God’s punishment:
13 Wherefore, I command you by my name, and  by my Almighty power, that you repent: repent,  lest I smite you by the rod of my mouth, and by my  wrath, and by my anger, and your sufferings be  sore:
14 How sore you know not!
15 How exquisite you know not!
16 Yea, how hard to bear you know not!
17 For behold, I God have suffered these things  for all, that they might not suffer, if they would re pent, but if they would not repent, they must suffer  even as I:
18 Which suffering caused myself, even God, the  greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to  bleed at every pore, both body and spirit:
19 And would that I might not drink the bitter  cup and shrink:
20 Nevertheless, glory be to the Father, and I  partook and finished my preparations unto the chil dren of men:
21 Wherefore, I command you again by my Al [p. 40]
might work upon the hearts of the children of men, altogether for my name’s glory:
9 Wherefore, I will explain unto you, this mystery, for it is mete unto you, to know even as mine apostles.
10 I speak unto you that are chosen in this thing, even as one, that you may enter into my rest.
11 For behold, the mystery of Godliness how great is it? for behold I am endless, and the punishment which is given from my hand, is endless punishment, for endless is my name:
12 Wherefore—
Eternal punishment)Endless punishment
is God’s punishment:)is God’s punishment:
13 Wherefore, I command you by my name, and by my Almighty power, that you repent: repent, lest I smite you by the rod of my mouth, and by my wrath, and by my anger, and your sufferings be sore:
14 How sore you know not!
15 How exquisite you know not!
16 Yea, how hard to bear you know not!
17 For behold, I God have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer, if they would repent, but if they would not repent, they must suffer even as I:
18 Which suffering caused myself, even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, both body and spirit:
19 And would that I might not drink the bitter cup and shrink:
20 Nevertheless, glory be to the Father, and I partook and finished my preparations unto the children of men:
21 Wherefore, I command you again by my Al [p. 40]
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