Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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Behold it was expedient when you commenced, but you feared  and the time is past, and it is not expedient now: for, do you  not behold that I have given unto my servant Joseph sufficient  strength, whereby it is made up? and neither of you have I  condemned.
5 Do this thing which I have commanded you, and you shall  prosper. Be faithful, and yield to no temptation. Stand fast  in the work wherewith I have called you, and a hair of your  head shall not be lost, and you shall be lifted up at the last  day. Amen.
 

Section 36 • Revelation, Spring 1829 [D&C 10]

SECTION XXXVI.
 
Revelation given to Joseph Smith, jr. May, 1829, informing  him of the alteration of the Manuscript of the fore part of the  book of Mormon.
 
1 Now, behold I say unto you, that because you delivered up  those writings which you had power given unto you to trans late, by the means of the Urim and Thummim, into the hands  of a , you have lost them; and you also lost your  gift at the same time, and your mind became darkened; never theless, it is now restored unto you again, therefore see that  you are faithful and continue on unto the finishing of the re mainder of the work of translation as you have begun: do  not run faster, or labor more than you have strength and  means provided to enable you to translate; but be diligent un to the end: pray always, that you may come off conqueror;  yea, that you may conquer satan and that you may escape the  hands of the servants of satan, that do uphold his work. Be hold, they have sought to destroy you; yea, even the man in  whom you have trusted, has sought to destroy you. And for  this cause I said, that he is a wicked man, for he has sought  to take away the things wherewith you have been intrusted;  and he has also sought to destroy your gift, and because you  have delivered the writings into his hands, behold wicked men  have taken them from you: therefore, you have delivered them  up; yea, that which was sacred unto wickedness. And behold  satan has put it into their hearts to alter the words which you  have caused to be written, or which you have translated,  which have gone out of your hands; and behold I say unto  you, that because they have altered the words, they read con trary from that which you translated and caused to be written;  and on this wise the devil has sought to lay a cunning plan,  that he may destroy this work; for he has put it into their [p. 163]
Behold it was expedient when you commenced, but you feared and the time is past, and it is not expedient now: for, do you not behold that I have given unto my servant Joseph sufficient strength, whereby it is made up? and neither of you have I condemned.
5 Do this thing which I have commanded you, and you shall prosper. Be faithful, and yield to no temptation. Stand fast in the work wherewith I have called you, and a hair of your head shall not be lost, and you shall be lifted up at the last day. Amen.
 

Section 36 • Revelation, Spring 1829 [D&C 10]

SECTION XXXVI.
 
Revelation given to Joseph Smith, jr. May, 1829, informing him of the alteration of the Manuscript of the fore part of the book of Mormon.
 
1 Now, behold I say unto you, that because you delivered up those writings which you had power given unto you to translate, by the means of the Urim and Thummim, into the hands of a , you have lost them; and you also lost your gift at the same time, and your mind became darkened; nevertheless, it is now restored unto you again, therefore see that you are faithful and continue on unto the finishing of the remainder of the work of translation as you have begun: do not run faster, or labor more than you have strength and means provided to enable you to translate; but be diligent unto the end: pray always, that you may come off conqueror; yea, that you may conquer satan and that you may escape the hands of the servants of satan, that do uphold his work. Behold, they have sought to destroy you; yea, even the man in whom you have trusted, has sought to destroy you. And for this cause I said, that he is a wicked man, for he has sought to take away the things wherewith you have been intrusted; and he has also sought to destroy your gift, and because you have delivered the writings into his hands, behold wicked men have taken them from you: therefore, you have delivered them up; yea, that which was sacred unto wickedness. And behold satan has put it into their hearts to alter the words which you have caused to be written, or which you have translated, which have gone out of your hands; and behold I say unto you, that because they have altered the words, they read contrary from that which you translated and caused to be written; and on this wise the devil has sought to lay a cunning plan, that he may destroy this work; for he has put it into their [p. 163]
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