Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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Section 29 • Revelation, 10 January 1832 [D&C 73]
SECTION XXIX.
 
A Revelation to Joseph Smith, jr. and , January, 1832. The word of the Lord unto them concerning the elders of the church of the living God, established in the last days, making known the will of the Lord unto the elders, what they shall do until conference.
 
1 For verily thus saith the Lord, it is expedient in me, that they should continue preaching the gospel, and in exhortation to the churches, in the regions round about, until conference: and then behold it shall be made known unto them, by the voice of the conference, their several missions.
2 Now verily I say unto you, my servants Joseph Smith, jr. and , saith the Lord, it is expedient to translate again, and inasmuch as it is practicable, to preach in the regions round about until conference, and after that it is expedient to continue the work of translation, until it be finished. And let this be a pattern unto the elders until further knowledge, even as it is written. Now I give no more unto you at this time. Gird up your loins and be sober: even so. Amen.
 
Section 30 • Revelation, July 1828 [D&C 3]
ON PRIESTHOOD AND CALLING.
 
SECTION XXX.
 
Revelation to Joseph Smith, jr. given July, 1828, concerning certain manuscripts on the first part of the book of Mormon, which had been taken from the possession of .
 
1 The works, and the designs, and the purposes of God, cannot be frustrated, neither can they come to nought, for God doth not walk in crooked paths; neither doth he turn to the right hand nor to the left: neither doth he vary from that which he hath said: therefore his paths are strait and his course is one eternal round.
2 Remember, remember, that it is not the work of God that is frustrated, but the work of men: for although a man may have many revelations, and have power to do many mighty works, yet, if he boasts in his own strength, and sets at nought the counsels of God, and follows after the dictates of his own will, and carnal desires, he must fall and incur the vengeance of a just God upon him.
3 Behold, you have been intrusted with these things, but how strict were your commandments; and remember, also, the promises which were made to you, if you did not transgress [p. 156]
Section 29 • Revelation, 10 January 1832 [D&C 73]
SECTION XXIX.
 
A Revelation to Joseph Smith, jr. and , January, 1832. The word of the Lord unto them concerning the elders of the church of the living God, established in the last days, making known the will of the Lord unto the elders, what they shall do until conference.
 
1 For verily thus saith the Lord, it is expedient in me, that they should continue preaching the gospel, and in exhortation to the churches, in the regions round about, until conference: and then behold it shall be made known unto them, by the voice of the conference, their several missions.
2 Now verily I say unto you, my servants Joseph Smith, jr. and , saith the Lord, it is expedient to translate again, and inasmuch as it is practicable, to preach in the regions round about until conference, and after that it is expedient to continue the work of translation, until it be finished. And let this be a pattern unto the elders until further knowledge, even as it is written. Now I give no more unto you at this time. Gird up your loins and be sober: even so. Amen.
 
Section 30 • Revelation, July 1828 [D&C 3]
ON PRIESTHOOD AND CALLING.
 
SECTION XXX.
 
Revelation to Joseph Smith, jr. given July, 1828, concerning certain manuscripts on the first part of the book of Mormon, which had been taken from the possession of .
 
1 The works, and the designs, and the purposes of God, cannot be frustrated, neither can they come to nought, for God doth not walk in crooked paths; neither doth he turn to the right hand nor to the left: neither doth he vary from that which he hath said: therefore his paths are strait and his course is one eternal round.
2 Remember, remember, that it is not the work of God that is frustrated, but the work of men: for although a man may have many revelations, and have power to do many mighty works, yet, if he boasts in his own strength, and sets at nought the counsels of God, and follows after the dictates of his own will, and carnal desires, he must fall and incur the vengeance of a just God upon him.
3 Behold, you have been intrusted with these things, but how strict were your commandments; and remember, also, the promises which were made to you, if you did not transgress [p. 156]
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