Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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dom; and there is no kingdom in which there is no space,  either a greater or lesser kingdom. And unto every kingdom  is given a law; and unto every law there are certain bounds,  also, and conditions.
10 All beings who abide not in those conditions, are not jus tified; for intelligence cleaveth unto intelligence; wisdom re ceiveth wisdom; truth embraceth truth; virtue loveth virtue;  light cleaveth unto light; mercy hath compassion on mercy,  and claimeth her own; justice continueth its course, and  claimeth its own; judgment goeth before the face of him who  sitteth upon the throne, and governeth and executeth all  things; he comprehendeth all things, and all things are before  him, and all things are round about him; and he is above all  things, and in all things, and is through all things, and is round  about all things: and all things are by him, and of him; even  God, forever, and ever.
11 And again, verily I say unto you, he hath given a law  unto all things by which they move in their times, and their  seasons; and their courses are fixed; even the courses of the  heavens, and the earth; which comprehend the earth and all  the planets; and they give light to each other in their times,  and in their seasons, in their minutes, in their hours, in their  days, in their weeks, in their months, in their years: all these  are one year with God, but not with man.
12 The earth rolls upon her wings; and the sun giveth his  light by day, and the moon giveth her light by night; and the  stars also giveth their light, as they roll upon their wings, in  their glory, in the midst of the power of God. Unto what  shall I liken these kingdoms, that ye may understand? Behold,  all these are kingdoms, and any man who hath seen any or  the least of these, hath seen God moving in his majesty and  power. I say unto you, he hath seen him: nevertheless, he  who came unto his own was not comprehended. The light  shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not;  nevertheless, the day shall come when you shall comprehend  even God; being quickened in him, and by him. Then shall  ye know that ye have seen me, that I am, and that I am the  true light that is in you, and that you are in me, otherwise ye  could not abound.
13 Behold, I will liken these kingdoms unto a man having a  field, and he sent forth his servants into the field, to dig in the  field; and he said unto the first, go ye and labor in the field,  and in the first hour I will come unto you and ye shall behold  the joy of my countenance: and he said unto the second, go ye  also into the field, and in the second hour I will visit you with  the joy of my countenance: and also unto the third, saying, I [p. 102]
dom; and there is no kingdom in which there is no space, either a greater or lesser kingdom. And unto every kingdom is given a law; and unto every law there are certain bounds, also, and conditions.
10 All beings who abide not in those conditions, are not justified; for intelligence cleaveth unto intelligence; wisdom receiveth wisdom; truth embraceth truth; virtue loveth virtue; light cleaveth unto light; mercy hath compassion on mercy, and claimeth her own; justice continueth its course, and claimeth its own; judgment goeth before the face of him who sitteth upon the throne, and governeth and executeth all things; he comprehendeth all things, and all things are before him, and all things are round about him; and he is above all things, and in all things, and is through all things, and is round about all things: and all things are by him, and of him; even God, forever, and ever.
11 And again, verily I say unto you, he hath given a law unto all things by which they move in their times, and their seasons; and their courses are fixed; even the courses of the heavens, and the earth; which comprehend the earth and all the planets; and they give light to each other in their times, and in their seasons, in their minutes, in their hours, in their days, in their weeks, in their months, in their years: all these are one year with God, but not with man.
12 The earth rolls upon her wings; and the sun giveth his light by day, and the moon giveth her light by night; and the stars also giveth their light, as they roll upon their wings, in their glory, in the midst of the power of God. Unto what shall I liken these kingdoms, that ye may understand? Behold, all these are kingdoms, and any man who hath seen any or the least of these, hath seen God moving in his majesty and power. I say unto you, he hath seen him: nevertheless, he who came unto his own was not comprehended. The light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not; nevertheless, the day shall come when you shall comprehend even God; being quickened in him, and by him. Then shall ye know that ye have seen me, that I am, and that I am the true light that is in you, and that you are in me, otherwise ye could not abound.
13 Behold, I will liken these kingdoms unto a man having a field, and he sent forth his servants into the field, to dig in the field; and he said unto the first, go ye and labor in the field, and in the first hour I will come unto you and ye shall behold the joy of my countenance: and he said unto the second, go ye also into the field, and in the second hour I will visit you with the joy of my countenance: and also unto the third, saying, I [p. 102]
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