Book of Commandments, 1833

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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that I shall call laborers into my vineyard. And  my vineyard has become corrupted every whit:  and there is none which doeth good save it be a  few; and they err in many instances, because of  priestcrafts, all having corrupt minds.
4 And verily, verily I say unto you, that this  church have I established and called forth out of  the wilderness:
5 And even so will I gather mine elect from the  four quarters of the earth, even as many as will be lieve in me, and hearken unto my voice:
6 Yea, verily, verily I say unto you, that the field  is white already to harvest:
7 Wherefore thrust in your sickles, and reap with  all your might, mind, and strength.
8 Open your mouths and they shall be filled; and  you shall become even as Nephi of old, who jour neyed from Jerusalem in the wilderness:
9 Yea, open your mouths and spare not, and you  shall be laden with sheaves upon your backs, for lo  I am with you:
10 Yea, open your mouths and they shall be fill ed, saying Repent, repent and prepare ye the way  of the Lord, and make his paths strait: for the king dom of heaven is at hand:
11 Yea, repent and be baptized every one of you,  for a remission of your sins; yea, be baptized even  by water, and then cometh the baptism of fire and  of the Holy Ghost.
12 Behold, verily, verily I say unto you, this is  my gospel, and remember that they shall have faith  in me, or they can in no wise be saved:
13 And upon this Rock I will build my church;  yea, upon this Rock ye are built, and the gates of  hell shall not prevail against you; and ye shall re [p. 73]
that I shall call laborers into my vineyard. And my vineyard has become corrupted every whit: and there is none which doeth good save it be a few; and they err in many instances, because of priestcrafts, all having corrupt minds.
4 And verily, verily I say unto you, that this church have I established and called forth out of the wilderness:
5 And even so will I gather mine elect from the four quarters of the earth, even as many as will believe in me, and hearken unto my voice:
6 Yea, verily, verily I say unto you, that the field is white already to harvest:
7 Wherefore thrust in your sickles, and reap with all your might, mind, and strength.
8 Open your mouths and they shall be filled; and you shall become even as Nephi of old, who journeyed from Jerusalem in the wilderness:
9 Yea, open your mouths and spare not, and you shall be laden with sheaves upon your backs, for lo I am with you:
10 Yea, open your mouths and they shall be filled, saying Repent, repent and prepare ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths strait: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand:
11 Yea, repent and be baptized every one of you, for a remission of your sins; yea, be baptized even by water, and then cometh the baptism of fire and of the Holy Ghost.
12 Behold, verily, verily I say unto you, this is my gospel, and remember that they shall have faith in me, or they can in no wise be saved:
13 And upon this Rock I will build my church; yea, upon this Rock ye are built, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against you; and ye shall re [p. 73]
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