Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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7 Behold thou knowest that thou hast inquired of me, and I  did enlighten thy mind; and now I tell thee these things, that  thou mayest know that thou hast been enlightened by the  Spirit of truth; yea, I tell thee, that thou mayest know that  there in none else save God, that knowest thy thoughts and  the intents of thy heart: I tell thee these things as a witness  unto thee, that the words or the work which thou hast been  writing is true.
8 Therefore be diligent, stand by my servant Joseph faithfully  in whatsoever difficult circumstances he may be, for the word’s  sake. Admonish him in his faults and also receive admoni tion of him. Be patient; be sober; be temperate; have patience,  faith, hope and charity.
9 Behold thou art , and I have spoken unto thee be cause of thy desires; therefore, treasure up these words in thy  heart. Be faithful and diligent in keeping the commandments  of God, and I will encircle thee in the arms of my love.
10 Behold I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I am the  same that came unto my own and my own received me not.—  I am the light which shineth in darkness, and the darkness  comprehendeth it not.
11 Verily, verily I say unto you, if you desire a further wit ness, cast your mind upon the night that you cried unto me in  your heart, that you might know concerning the truth of these  things; did I not speak peace to your mind concerning the  matter? What greater witness can you have than from God?  And now behold, you have received a witness, for if I have  told you things which no man knoweth, have you not received  a witness? And behold I grant unto you a gift, if you desire  of me, to translate even as my servant Joseph.
12 Verily, verily I say unto you, that there are records which  contain much of my gospel, which have been kept back be cause of the wickedness of the people; and now I command  you, that if you have good desires, a desire to lay up treasures  for yourself in heaven, then shall you assist in bringing to  light, with your gift, those parts of my scriptures which have  been hidden because of iniquity.
13 And now, behold I give unto you, and also unto my ser vant Joseph the keys of this gift, which shall bring to light  this ministry; and in the mouth of two or three witnesses,  shall every word be established.
14 Verily, verily I say unto you, if they reject my words,  and this part of my gospel and ministry, blessed are ye, for  they can do no more unto you than unto me; and if they do  unto you, even as they have done unto me, blessed are ye, for  you shall dwell with me in glory: but if they reject not my [p. 110]
7 Behold thou knowest that thou hast inquired of me, and I did enlighten thy mind; and now I tell thee these things, that thou mayest know that thou hast been enlightened by the Spirit of truth; yea, I tell thee, that thou mayest know that there in none else save God, that knowest thy thoughts and the intents of thy heart: I tell thee these things as a witness unto thee, that the words or the work which thou hast been writing is true.
8 Therefore be diligent, stand by my servant Joseph faithfully in whatsoever difficult circumstances he may be, for the word’s sake. Admonish him in his faults and also receive admonition of him. Be patient; be sober; be temperate; have patience, faith, hope and charity.
9 Behold thou art , and I have spoken unto thee because of thy desires; therefore, treasure up these words in thy heart. Be faithful and diligent in keeping the commandments of God, and I will encircle thee in the arms of my love.
10 Behold I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I am the same that came unto my own and my own received me not.— I am the light which shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not.
11 Verily, verily I say unto you, if you desire a further witness, cast your mind upon the night that you cried unto me in your heart, that you might know concerning the truth of these things; did I not speak peace to your mind concerning the matter? What greater witness can you have than from God? And now behold, you have received a witness, for if I have told you things which no man knoweth, have you not received a witness? And behold I grant unto you a gift, if you desire of me, to translate even as my servant Joseph.
12 Verily, verily I say unto you, that there are records which contain much of my gospel, which have been kept back because of the wickedness of the people; and now I command you, that if you have good desires, a desire to lay up treasures for yourself in heaven, then shall you assist in bringing to light, with your gift, those parts of my scriptures which have been hidden because of iniquity.
13 And now, behold I give unto you, and also unto my servant Joseph the keys of this gift, which shall bring to light this ministry; and in the mouth of two or three witnesses, shall every word be established.
14 Verily, verily I say unto you, if they reject my words, and this part of my gospel and ministry, blessed are ye, for they can do no more unto you than unto me; and if they do unto you, even as they have done unto me, blessed are ye, for you shall dwell with me in glory: but if they reject not my [p. 110]
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