Book of Commandments, 1833

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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should proclaim these things unto the world, and  all this that it might be fulfilled, which was  written by the prophets: The weak things of the  world should come forth and break down the migh ty and strong ones: that man should not counsel  his fellow man, neither trust in the arm of flesh, but  that every man might speak in the name of God,  the Lord, even the Savior of the world; that faith  also might increase in the earth; that mine everlas ting covenant might be established; that the fulness  of my gospel might be proclaimed by the weak and  the simple, unto the ends of the world; and before  kings and rulers.
5 Behold I am God and have spoken it: these  commandments are of me, and were given unto my  servants in their weakness, after the manner of their  language, that they might come to understanding;  and inasmuch as they erred, it might be made  known: and inasmuch as they sought wisdom, they  might be instructed; and inasmuch as they sinned,  they might be chastened, that they might repent;  and inasmuch as they were humble, they might be  made strong, and blessed from on high, and receive  knowledge from time to time: after they, having  received the record of the Nephites; yea, even my  servant Joseph might have power to translate  through the mercy of God, by the power of God,  the book of Mormon: And also, those to whom  these commandments were given, might have pow er to lay the foundation of this church, and to bring  it forth out of obscurity, and out of darkness, the  only true and living church upon the face of the  whole earth, with which I the Lord am well pleas ed, speaking unto the church collectively and not  individually, for I the Lord can not look upon sin [p. 5]
should proclaim these things unto the world, and all this that it might be fulfilled, which was written by the prophets: The weak things of the world should come forth and break down the mighty and strong ones: that man should not counsel his fellow man, neither trust in the arm of flesh, but that every man might speak in the name of God, the Lord, even the Savior of the world; that faith also might increase in the earth; that mine everlasting covenant might be established; that the fulness of my gospel might be proclaimed by the weak and the simple, unto the ends of the world; and before kings and rulers.
5 Behold I am God and have spoken it: these commandments are of me, and were given unto my servants in their weakness, after the manner of their language, that they might come to understanding; and inasmuch as they erred, it might be made known: and inasmuch as they sought wisdom, they might be instructed; and inasmuch as they sinned, they might be chastened, that they might repent; and inasmuch as they were humble, they might be made strong, and blessed from on high, and receive knowledge from time to time: after they, having received the record of the Nephites; yea, even my servant Joseph might have power to translate through the mercy of God, by the power of God, the book of Mormon: And also, those to whom these commandments were given, might have power to lay the foundation of this church, and to bring it forth out of obscurity, and out of darkness, the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth, with which I the Lord am well pleased, speaking unto the church collectively and not individually, for I the Lord can not look upon sin [p. 5]
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