Book of Commandments, 1833

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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20 Go forth baptizing with water, preparing the  way before my face, for the time of my coming; for  the time is at hand:
21 The day nor the hour no man knoweth, but it  surely shall come, and he that receiveth these things  receiveth me; and they shall be gathered unto me  in time and in eternity.
22 And again, it shall come to pass, that on as  many as ye shall baptize with water, ye shall lay  your hands, and they shall receive the gift of the  Holy Ghost, and shall be looking forth for the signs  of my coming, and shall know me.
23 Behold I come quickly; even so: Amen.
 
Chapter 42 • Revelation, 6 January 1831 [D&C 40]
CHAPTER XLII.
 
A Revelation to Joseph, and , given in  , New-York, January, 1831, explain ing why ,) obeyed not the revelation  which was given unto him.
BEHOLD, verily I say unto you, that his heart  was right before me, for he covenanted with  me, that he would obey my word.
2 And he received the word with gladness, but  straitway satan tempted him; and the fear of per secution, and the cares of the world, caused him to  reject the word:
3 Wherefore he broke my covenant, and it re maineth in me to do with him as seemeth me good.  Amen. [p. 87]
20 Go forth baptizing with water, preparing the way before my face, for the time of my coming; for the time is at hand:
21 The day nor the hour no man knoweth, but it surely shall come, and he that receiveth these things receiveth me; and they shall be gathered unto me in time and in eternity.
22 And again, it shall come to pass, that on as many as ye shall baptize with water, ye shall lay your hands, and they shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, and shall be looking forth for the signs of my coming, and shall know me.
23 Behold I come quickly; even so: Amen.
 
Chapter 42 • Revelation, 6 January 1831 [D&C 40]
CHAPTER XLII.
 
A Revelation to Joseph, and , given in , New-York, January, 1831, explaining why ,) obeyed not the revelation which was given unto him.
BEHOLD, verily I say unto you, that his heart was right before me, for he covenanted with me, that he would obey my word.
2 And he received the word with gladness, but straitway satan tempted him; and the fear of persecution, and the cares of the world, caused him to reject the word:
3 Wherefore he broke my covenant, and it remaineth in me to do with him as seemeth me good. Amen. [p. 87]
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