Book of Mormon, 1830

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after we have lived unto the age of man, that our ministry,  wherein thou hast called us, may have an end, that we may  speedily come unto thee, in thy kingdom. And he saith unto  them, Blessed are ye, because ye desired this thing of me;  therefore after that ye are seventy and two years old, ye shall  come unto me in my kingdom, and with me ye shall find rest.  And when he had spake unto them, he turned himself unto  the three, and said unto them, What will ye that I should do  unto you, when I am gone unto the Father? And they sor rowed in their hearts, for they durst not speak unto him the  thing which they desired. And he saith unto them, Behold,  I know your thoughts, and ye have desired the thing which  John, my beloved, which was with me in my ministry, before  that I was lifted up by the Jews, desired of me; therefore  more blessed are ye, for ye shall never taste of death, but ye  shall live to behold all the doings of the Father, unto the chil dren of men, even until all things shall be fulfilled, according  to the will of the Father, when I shall come in my glory, with  the power of heaven; and ye shall never endure the pains  of death; but when I shall come in my glory, ye shall be chan ged in the twinkling of an eye, from mortality to immortality;  and then shall ye be blessed in the kingdom of my Father.—  And again, ye shall not have pain while ye shall dwell in the  flesh, neither sorrow, save it be for the sins of the world; and  all this will I do because of the thing which ye have desired  of me: for ye have desired that ye might bring the souls of  men unto me, while the world shall stand; and for this cause  ye shall have fulness of joy; and ye shall sit down in the  kingdom of my Father; yea, your joy shall be full, even as  the Father hath given me fulness of joy; and ye shall be even  as I am; and I am even as the Father; and the Father and  I are one; and the Holy Ghost beareth record of the Father  and me; and the Father giveth the Holy Ghost unto the chil dren of men, because of me.
And it came to pass that when Jesus had spake these words,  he touched every one of them with his finger, save it were the  three which were to tarry, and then he departed. And be hold, the heavens were opened, and they were caught up into  heaven, and saw and heard unspeakable things. And it was  forbidden them that they should utter; neither was it given  unto them power that they could utter the things which they  saw and heard; and whether they were in the body or out of  the body, they could not tell: for it did seem unto them like [p. 510]
after we have lived unto the age of man, that our ministry, wherein thou hast called us, may have an end, that we may speedily come unto thee, in thy kingdom. And he saith unto them, Blessed are ye, because ye desired this thing of me; therefore after that ye are seventy and two years old, ye shall come unto me in my kingdom, and with me ye shall find rest. And when he had spake unto them, he turned himself unto the three, and said unto them, What will ye that I should do unto you, when I am gone unto the Father? And they sorrowed in their hearts, for they durst not speak unto him the thing which they desired. And he saith unto them, Behold, I know your thoughts, and ye have desired the thing which John, my beloved, which was with me in my ministry, before that I was lifted up by the Jews, desired of me; therefore more blessed are ye, for ye shall never taste of death, but ye shall live to behold all the doings of the Father, unto the children of men, even until all things shall be fulfilled, according to the will of the Father, when I shall come in my glory, with the power of heaven; and ye shall never endure the pains of death; but when I shall come in my glory, ye shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye, from mortality to immortality; and then shall ye be blessed in the kingdom of my Father.— And again, ye shall not have pain while ye shall dwell in the flesh, neither sorrow, save it be for the sins of the world; and all this will I do because of the thing which ye have desired of me: for ye have desired that ye might bring the souls of men unto me, while the world shall stand; and for this cause ye shall have fulness of joy; and ye shall sit down in the kingdom of my Father; yea, your joy shall be full, even as the Father hath given me fulness of joy; and ye shall be even as I am; and I am even as the Father; and the Father and I are one; and the Holy Ghost beareth record of the Father and me; and the Father giveth the Holy Ghost unto the children of men, because of me.
And it came to pass that when Jesus had spake these words, he touched every one of them with his finger, save it were the three which were to tarry, and then he departed. And behold, the heavens were opened, and they were caught up into heaven, and saw and heard unspeakable things. And it was forbidden them that they should utter; neither was it given unto them power that they could utter the things which they saw and heard; and whether they were in the body or out of the body, they could not tell: for it did seem unto them like [p. 510]
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