Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Section 8 • Revelation, April 1829–A [D&C 6]

SECTION VIII.
 
Revelation given April, 1829, to , and  Joseph Smith jr.
 
1 A great and marvelous work is about to come forth unto  the children of men: behold I am God, and give heed unto  my word, which is quick and powerful, sharper than a two  edged sword, to the dividing asunder of both joints and mar row: Therefore give heed unto my words.
2 Behold the field is white already to harvest, therefore  whoso desireth to reap, let him thrust in his sickle with his  might and reap while the day lasts, that he may treasure up  for his soul everlasting salvation in the kingdom of God: Yea,  whosoever will thrust in his sickle and reap, the same is cal led of God; therefore, if you will ask of me you shall receive;  if you will knock it shall be opened unto you.
3 Now as you have asked, behold I say unto you, keep my  commandments, and seek to bring forth and establish the  cause of Zion: seek not for riches but for wisdom, and behold  the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto you, and then  shall you be made rich. Behold he that hath eternal life is  rich.
4 Verily, verily I say unto you, even as you desire of me,  so shall it be unto you; and if you desire, you shall be the  means of doing much good in this generation. Say nothing  but repentance unto this generation: keep my command ments and assist to bring forth my work according to my com mandments, and you shall be blessed.
5 Behold thou hast a gift, and blessed art thou because of  thy gift. Remember it is sacred and cometh from above: and  if thou wilt inquire, thou shalt know mysteries which are  great and marvelous: therefore thou shalt exercise thy gift,  that thou mayest find out mysteries, that thou mayest bring  many to the knowledge of the truth; yea, convince them of  the error of their ways. Make not thy gift known unto any,  save it be those who are of thy faith. Trifle not with sac red things. If thou wilt do good, yea, and hold out faithful to  the end, thou shalt be saved in the kingdom of God, which is  the greatest of all the gifts of God; for there is no gift greater  than the gift of salvation.
6 Verily, verily I say unto thee, blessed art thou for what  thou hast done, for thou hast inquired of me, and behold as of ten as thou hast inquired, thou hast received instruction of my  Spirit. If it had not been so, thou wouldst not have come to  the place where thou art at this time. [p. 109]

Section 8 • Revelation, April 1829–A [D&C 6]

SECTION VIII.
 
Revelation given April, 1829, to , and Joseph Smith jr.
 
1 A great and marvelous work is about to come forth unto the children of men: behold I am God, and give heed unto my word, which is quick and powerful, sharper than a two edged sword, to the dividing asunder of both joints and marrow: Therefore give heed unto my words.
2 Behold the field is white already to harvest, therefore whoso desireth to reap, let him thrust in his sickle with his might and reap while the day lasts, that he may treasure up for his soul everlasting salvation in the kingdom of God: Yea, whosoever will thrust in his sickle and reap, the same is called of God; therefore, if you will ask of me you shall receive; if you will knock it shall be opened unto you.
3 Now as you have asked, behold I say unto you, keep my commandments, and seek to bring forth and establish the cause of Zion: seek not for riches but for wisdom, and behold the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto you, and then shall you be made rich. Behold he that hath eternal life is rich.
4 Verily, verily I say unto you, even as you desire of me, so shall it be unto you; and if you desire, you shall be the means of doing much good in this generation. Say nothing but repentance unto this generation: keep my commandments and assist to bring forth my work according to my commandments, and you shall be blessed.
5 Behold thou hast a gift, and blessed art thou because of thy gift. Remember it is sacred and cometh from above: and if thou wilt inquire, thou shalt know mysteries which are great and marvelous: therefore thou shalt exercise thy gift, that thou mayest find out mysteries, that thou mayest bring many to the knowledge of the truth; yea, convince them of the error of their ways. Make not thy gift known unto any, save it be those who are of thy faith. Trifle not with sacred things. If thou wilt do good, yea, and hold out faithful to the end, thou shalt be saved in the kingdom of God, which is the greatest of all the gifts of God; for there is no gift greater than the gift of salvation.
6 Verily, verily I say unto thee, blessed art thou for what thou hast done, for thou hast inquired of me, and behold as often as thou hast inquired, thou hast received instruction of my Spirit. If it had not been so, thou wouldst not have come to the place where thou art at this time. [p. 109]
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