Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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  • Historical Introduction
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you; therefore, doubt not, for it is the gift of God, and you  shall hold it in your hands, and do marvelous works; and no  power shall be able to take it away out of your hands; for it is  the work of God. And therefore, whatsoever you shall ask  me to tell you by that means, that will I grant unto you and  you shall have knowledge concerning it: remember, that with out faith you can do nothing. Therefore, ask in faith. Trifle  not with these things: do not ask for that which you ought  not: ask that you may know the mysteries of God, and that  you may translate and receive knowledge from all those an cient records which have been hid up, that are sacred, and ac cording to your faith shall it be done unto you. Behold, it is  I that have spoken it: and I am the same who spake unto you  from the beginning. Amen.
 

Section 35 • Revelation, April 1829–D [D&C 9]

SECTION XXXV.
 
Revelation given to , April, 1829.
 
1 Behold I say unto you, my son, that because you did not  translate according to that which you desired of me, and did  commence again to write for my servant Joseph Smith, jr.  even so I would that you should continue until you have fin ished this record, which I have intrusted unto him: and then  behold other records have I, that I will give unto you power  that you may assist to translate.
2 Be patient my son, for it is wisdom in me, and it is not  expedient that you should translate at this present time. Be hold the work which you are called to do, is to write for my  servant Joseph; and behold it is because that you did not con tinue as you commenced, when you began to translate, that I  have taken away this privilege from you. Do not murmur my  son, for it is wisdom in me that I have dealt with you after  this manner.
3 Behold you have not understood, you have supposed that I  would give it unto you, when you took no thought, save it  was to ask me; but behold I say unto you, that you must study  it out in your mind; then you must ask me if it be right, and  if it is right, I will cause that your bosom shall burn within  you: therefore, you shall feel that it is right; but if it be not  right, you shall have no such feelings, but you shall have a  stupor of thought, that shall cause you to forget the thing  which is wrong: therefore, you cannot write that which is sa cred, save it be given you from me.
4 Now if you had known this, you could have translated;  nevertheless, it is not expedient that you should translate now. [p. 162]
you; therefore, doubt not, for it is the gift of God, and you shall hold it in your hands, and do marvelous works; and no power shall be able to take it away out of your hands; for it is the work of God. And therefore, whatsoever you shall ask me to tell you by that means, that will I grant unto you and you shall have knowledge concerning it: remember, that without faith you can do nothing. Therefore, ask in faith. Trifle not with these things: do not ask for that which you ought not: ask that you may know the mysteries of God, and that you may translate and receive knowledge from all those ancient records which have been hid up, that are sacred, and according to your faith shall it be done unto you. Behold, it is I that have spoken it: and I am the same who spake unto you from the beginning. Amen.
 

Section 35 • Revelation, April 1829–D [D&C 9]

SECTION XXXV.
 
Revelation given to , April, 1829.
 
1 Behold I say unto you, my son, that because you did not translate according to that which you desired of me, and did commence again to write for my servant Joseph Smith, jr. even so I would that you should continue until you have finished this record, which I have intrusted unto him: and then behold other records have I, that I will give unto you power that you may assist to translate.
2 Be patient my son, for it is wisdom in me, and it is not expedient that you should translate at this present time. Behold the work which you are called to do, is to write for my servant Joseph; and behold it is because that you did not continue as you commenced, when you began to translate, that I have taken away this privilege from you. Do not murmur my son, for it is wisdom in me that I have dealt with you after this manner.
3 Behold you have not understood, you have supposed that I would give it unto you, when you took no thought, save it was to ask me; but behold I say unto you, that you must study it out in your mind; then you must ask me if it be right, and if it is right, I will cause that your bosom shall burn within you: therefore, you shall feel that it is right; but if it be not right, you shall have no such feelings, but you shall have a stupor of thought, that shall cause you to forget the thing which is wrong: therefore, you cannot write that which is sacred, save it be given you from me.
4 Now if you had known this, you could have translated; nevertheless, it is not expedient that you should translate now. [p. 162]
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