Book of Commandments, 1833

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Chapter 1 • Revelation, 1 November 1831–B [D&C 1]

CHAPTER I.
 
1 A Preface or instruction unto the Book of Com mandments, which were given of the Lord unto  his church, through him whom he appointed to  this work, by the voice of his saints through the  prayer of faith: This church being organized  according to the will of him, who rules all things,  on the sixth day of April, in the year of our  Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty:
HEARKEN, O ye people of my church, saith  the voice of Him who dwells on high, and  whose eyes are upon all men; yea, verily I say,  hearken ye people from afar, and ye that are upon  the islands of the sea, listen together; for verily the  voice of the Lord is unto all men, and there is none  to escape, and there is no eye that shall not see,  neither ear that shall not hear, neither heart that  shall not be penetrated; and the rebellious shall be  pierced with much sorrow, for their iniquities shall  be spoken upon the housetops, and their secret acts  shall be revealed; and the voice of warning shall  be unto all people, by the mouths of my disciples,  whom I have chosen in these last days, and they  shall go forth and none shall stay them, for I the  Lord have commanded them.
2 Behold, this is mine authority, and the authority  of my servants, and my Preface unto the Book of  my Commandments, which I have given them to  publish unto you, O inhabitants of the earth:—  Wherefore fear and tremble, O ye people for what  I the Lord have decreed, in them, shall be fulfilled. [p. [3]]

Chapter 1 • Revelation, 1 November 1831–B [D&C 1]

CHAPTER I.
 
1 A Preface or instruction unto the Book of Commandments, which were given of the Lord unto his church, through him whom he appointed to this work, by the voice of his saints through the prayer of faith: This church being organized according to the will of him, who rules all things, on the sixth day of April, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty:
HEARKEN, O ye people of my church, saith the voice of Him who dwells on high, and whose eyes are upon all men; yea, verily I say, hearken ye people from afar, and ye that are upon the islands of the sea, listen together; for verily the voice of the Lord is unto all men, and there is none to escape, and there is no eye that shall not see, neither ear that shall not hear, neither heart that shall not be penetrated; and the rebellious shall be pierced with much sorrow, for their iniquities shall be spoken upon the housetops, and their secret acts shall be revealed; and the voice of warning shall be unto all people, by the mouths of my disciples, whom I have chosen in these last days, and they shall go forth and none shall stay them, for I the Lord have commanded them.
2 Behold, this is mine authority, and the authority of my servants, and my Preface unto the Book of my Commandments, which I have given them to publish unto you, O inhabitants of the earth:— Wherefore fear and tremble, O ye people for what I the Lord have decreed, in them, shall be fulfilled. [p. [3]]
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