Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
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hearts to do this, that by lying they may say they have caught  you in the words which you have pretended to translate.
2 Verily I say unto you, that I will not suffer that satan shall  accomplish his evil design in this thing, for behold he has put  it into their hearts to get thee to tempt the Lord thy God, in  asking to translate it over again; and then behold they say  and think in their hearts, we will see if God has given him  power to translate, if so, he will also give him power again;  and if God giveth him power again, or if he translate again, or  in other words, if he bringeth forth the same words, behold we  have the same with us, and we have altered them: therefore,  they will not agree, and we will say that he has lied in his  words, and that he has no gift, and that he has no power:  therefore, we will destroy him, and also the work, and we will  do this that we may not be ashamed in the end, and that we  may get glory of the world.
3 Verily, verily I say unto you, that satan has great hold  upon their hearts; he stirreth them up to iniquity against that  which is good, and their hearts are corrupt, and full of wicked ness and abominations, and they love darkness rather than  light, because their deeds are evil: therefore they will not ask  of me. Satan stirreth them up, that he may lead their souls  to destruction. And thus he has laid a cunning plan, thinking  to destroy the work of God, but I will require this at their  hands, and it shall turn to their shame and condemnation in  the day of judgment; yea, he stirreth up their hearts to anger  against this work; yea, he saith unto them, Deceive and lie in  wait to catch, that ye may destroy: behold this is no harm,  and thus he flattereth them and telleth them that it is no sin  to lie, that they may catch a man in a lie, that they may de stroy him, and thus he flattereth them, and leadeth them along  until he draggeth their souls down to hell; and thus he causeth  them to catch themselves in their own snare; and thus he go eth up and down, to and fro in the earth, seeking to destroy  the souls of men.
4 Verily, verily I say unto you, wo be unto him that lieth to  deceive, because he supposes that another lieth to deceive, for  such are not exempt from the justice of God.
5 Now, behold they have altered those words, because satan  saith unto them, He hath deceived you: and thus he flattereth  them away to do iniquity, to get thee to tempt the Lord thy  God.
6 Behold I say unto you, that you shall not translate again  those words which have gone forth out of your hands; for be hold they shall not accomplish their evil designs in lying  against those words. For, behold, if you should bring forth [p. 164]
hearts to do this, that by lying they may say they have caught you in the words which you have pretended to translate.
2 Verily I say unto you, that I will not suffer that satan shall accomplish his evil design in this thing, for behold he has put it into their hearts to get thee to tempt the Lord thy God, in asking to translate it over again; and then behold they say and think in their hearts, we will see if God has given him power to translate, if so, he will also give him power again; and if God giveth him power again, or if he translate again, or in other words, if he bringeth forth the same words, behold we have the same with us, and we have altered them: therefore, they will not agree, and we will say that he has lied in his words, and that he has no gift, and that he has no power: therefore, we will destroy him, and also the work, and we will do this that we may not be ashamed in the end, and that we may get glory of the world.
3 Verily, verily I say unto you, that satan has great hold upon their hearts; he stirreth them up to iniquity against that which is good, and their hearts are corrupt, and full of wickedness and abominations, and they love darkness rather than light, because their deeds are evil: therefore they will not ask of me. Satan stirreth them up, that he may lead their souls to destruction. And thus he has laid a cunning plan, thinking to destroy the work of God, but I will require this at their hands, and it shall turn to their shame and condemnation in the day of judgment; yea, he stirreth up their hearts to anger against this work; yea, he saith unto them, Deceive and lie in wait to catch, that ye may destroy: behold this is no harm, and thus he flattereth them and telleth them that it is no sin to lie, that they may catch a man in a lie, that they may destroy him, and thus he flattereth them, and leadeth them along until he draggeth their souls down to hell; and thus he causeth them to catch themselves in their own snare; and thus he goeth up and down, to and fro in the earth, seeking to destroy the souls of men.
4 Verily, verily I say unto you, wo be unto him that lieth to deceive, because he supposes that another lieth to deceive, for such are not exempt from the justice of God.
5 Now, behold they have altered those words, because satan saith unto them, He hath deceived you: and thus he flattereth them away to do iniquity, to get thee to tempt the Lord thy God.
6 Behold I say unto you, that you shall not translate again those words which have gone forth out of your hands; for behold they shall not accomplish their evil designs in lying against those words. For, behold, if you should bring forth [p. 164]
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