Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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they are true, for I have seen them: for they have been shown  unto me by the power of God and not of man. And I the  Lord command him, my servant , that he shall  say no more unto them concerning these things, except he  shall say I have seen them, and they have been shown unto  me by the power of God: and these are the words which he  shall say. But if he deny this he will break the covenant  which he has before covenanted with me, and behold he is  condemned. And now except he humble himself and ac knowledge unto me the things that he has done which are  wrong, and covenant with me that he will keep my command ments, and exercise faith in me, behold, I say unto him, he  shall have no such views; for I will grant unto him no views  of the things which I have spoken. And if this be the  case I command you, my servant Joseph, that you shall say  unto him, that he shall do no more, nor trouble me any more  concerning this matter.
6 And if this be the case, behold I say unto thee Joseph,  when thou hast translated a few more pages thou shalt stop  for a season, even until I command thee again: then thou  mayest translate again. And except thou do this, behold  thou shalt have no more gift, and I will take away the things  which I have intrusted with thee. And now because I foresee  the lying in wait to destroy thee: yea, I foresee that if my  servant humbleth not himself, and receive a  witness from my hand, that he will fall into transgression; and  there are many that lie in wait to destroy thee from off the  face of the earth: and for this cause that thy days may be  prolonged, I have given unto thee these commandments:  yea, for this cause I have said, stop and stand still until I  command thee, and I will provide means whereby thou may est accomplish the thing which I have commanded thee; and  if thou art faithful in keeping my commandments, thou shalt  be lifted up at the last day. Amen.
 

Section 33 • Account of John, April 1829–C [D&C 7]

SECTION XXXIII.
 
A Revelation given to Joseph Smith, jr. and , in  , Pennsylvania, April, 1829, when they desired to  know whether John, the beloved disciple, tarried on earth.—  Translated from parchment, written and hid up by himself.
 
1 And the Lord said unto me, John, my beloved, what de sirest thou? For if ye shall ask, what you will, it shall be  granted unto you. And I said unto him, Lord, give unto me  power over death, that I may live and bring souls unto thee. [p. 160]
they are true, for I have seen them: for they have been shown unto me by the power of God and not of man. And I the Lord command him, my servant , that he shall say no more unto them concerning these things, except he shall say I have seen them, and they have been shown unto me by the power of God: and these are the words which he shall say. But if he deny this he will break the covenant which he has before covenanted with me, and behold he is condemned. And now except he humble himself and acknowledge unto me the things that he has done which are wrong, and covenant with me that he will keep my commandments, and exercise faith in me, behold, I say unto him, he shall have no such views; for I will grant unto him no views of the things which I have spoken. And if this be the case I command you, my servant Joseph, that you shall say unto him, that he shall do no more, nor trouble me any more concerning this matter.
6 And if this be the case, behold I say unto thee Joseph, when thou hast translated a few more pages thou shalt stop for a season, even until I command thee again: then thou mayest translate again. And except thou do this, behold thou shalt have no more gift, and I will take away the things which I have intrusted with thee. And now because I foresee the lying in wait to destroy thee: yea, I foresee that if my servant humbleth not himself, and receive a witness from my hand, that he will fall into transgression; and there are many that lie in wait to destroy thee from off the face of the earth: and for this cause that thy days may be prolonged, I have given unto thee these commandments: yea, for this cause I have said, stop and stand still until I command thee, and I will provide means whereby thou mayest accomplish the thing which I have commanded thee; and if thou art faithful in keeping my commandments, thou shalt be lifted up at the last day. Amen.
 

Section 33 • Account of John, April 1829–C [D&C 7]

SECTION XXXIII.
 
A Revelation given to Joseph Smith, jr. and , in , Pennsylvania, April, 1829, when they desired to know whether John, the beloved disciple, tarried on earth.— Translated from parchment, written and hid up by himself.
 
1 And the Lord said unto me, John, my beloved, what desirest thou? For if ye shall ask, what you will, it shall be granted unto you. And I said unto him, Lord, give unto me power over death, that I may live and bring souls unto thee. [p. 160]
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