Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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Section 31 • Revelation, February 1829 [D&C 4]

SECTION XXXI.
 
Revelation to , given February, 1829.
 
1 Now, behold, a marvellous work is about to come forth  among the children of men, therefore, O ye that embark in  the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart,  might, mind and strength, that ye may stand blameless before  God at the last day: therefore, if ye have desires to serve God,  ye are called to the work, for behold the field is white already  to harvest, and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his  might, the same layeth up in store that he perish not, but  bringeth salvation to his soul, and faith, hope, charity, and  love, with an eye single to the glory of God, qualifies him for  the work.
2 Remember faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience,  brotherly kindness, godliness, charity, humility, diligence.—  Ask and ye shall receive, knock and it shall be opened unto  you. Amen.
 

Section 32 • Revelation, March 1829 [D&C 5]

SECTION XXXII.
 
Revelation given March, 1829.
 
1 Behold I say unto you, that as my servant  has desired a witness at my hand, that you, my servant Joseph  Smith, jr. have got the plates of which you have testified and  borne record that you have received of me: and now behold,  this shall you say unto him, He who spake unto you said unto  you, I the Lord am God, and have given these things unto  you, my servant Joseph Smith, jr. and have commanded you  that you shall stand as a witness of these things, and I have  caused you that you should enter into a covenant with me  that you should not show them except to those persons to  whom I command you; and you have no power over them ex cept I grant it unto you. And you have a gift to translate the  plates; and this is the first gift that I bestowed upon you, and  I have commanded that you should pretend to no other gift  until my purpose is fulfilled in this; for I will grant unto you  no other gift until it is finished.
2. Verily I say unto you, that wo shall come unto the inhab itants of the earth if they will not hearken unto my words: for  hereafter you shall be ordained and go forth and deliver my  words unto the children of men. Behold if they will not be lieve my words, they would not believe you, my servant Jo seph, if it were possible that you could show them all these [p. 158]

Section 31 • Revelation, February 1829 [D&C 4]

SECTION XXXI.
 
Revelation to , given February, 1829.
 
1 Now, behold, a marvellous work is about to come forth among the children of men, therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength, that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day: therefore, if ye have desires to serve God, ye are called to the work, for behold the field is white already to harvest, and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perish not, but bringeth salvation to his soul, and faith, hope, charity, and love, with an eye single to the glory of God, qualifies him for the work.
2 Remember faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, brotherly kindness, godliness, charity, humility, diligence.— Ask and ye shall receive, knock and it shall be opened unto you. Amen.
 

Section 32 • Revelation, March 1829 [D&C 5]

SECTION XXXII.
 
Revelation given March, 1829.
 
1 Behold I say unto you, that as my servant has desired a witness at my hand, that you, my servant Joseph Smith, jr. have got the plates of which you have testified and borne record that you have received of me: and now behold, this shall you say unto him, He who spake unto you said unto you, I the Lord am God, and have given these things unto you, my servant Joseph Smith, jr. and have commanded you that you shall stand as a witness of these things, and I have caused you that you should enter into a covenant with me that you should not show them except to those persons to whom I command you; and you have no power over them except I grant it unto you. And you have a gift to translate the plates; and this is the first gift that I bestowed upon you, and I have commanded that you should pretend to no other gift until my purpose is fulfilled in this; for I will grant unto you no other gift until it is finished.
2. Verily I say unto you, that wo shall come unto the inhabitants of the earth if they will not hearken unto my words: for hereafter you shall be ordained and go forth and deliver my words unto the children of men. Behold if they will not believe my words, they would not believe you, my servant Joseph, if it were possible that you could show them all these [p. 158]
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