Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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3 And now behold I say unto you, that the thing which will  be of the most worth unto you, will be to declare repentance  unto this people that you may bring souls unto me, that you  may rest with them in the kingdom of my Father. Amen.
 

Section 42 • Revelation, June 1829–E [D&C 17]

SECTION XLII.
 
Revelation to , and , June, 1829, given previous to their viewing the plates con taining the book of Mormon:
 
1 Behold I say unto you, that you must rely upon my word,  which if you do, with full purpose of heart, you shall have a  view of the plates, and also the breastplate, the sword of La ban, the Urim and Thummim, which were given to the brother  of Jared upon the mount, when he talked with the Lord face to  face, and the miraculous directors which were given to Lehi  while in the wilderness, on the borders of the red sea; and it  is by your faith that you shall obtain a view of them, even by  that faith which was had by the prophets of old.
2 And after that you have obtained faith, and have seen  them with your eyes, you shall testify of them, by the power  of God; and this you shall do that my servant Joseph Smith,  jr. may not be destroyed, that I may bring about my righteous  purposes unto the children of men, in this work. And ye  shall testify that you have seen them, even as my servant  Joseph Smith, jr. has seen them, for it is by my power that  he has seen them, and it is because he had faith: and he has  translated the book, even that part which I have commanded  him, and as your Lord and your God liveth it is true.
3 Wherefore you have received the same power, and the  same faith, and the same gift like unto him; and if you do these  last commandments of mine, which I have given you, the  gates of hell shall not prevail against you; for my grace is suf ficient for you: and you shall be lifted up at the last day.—  And I, Jesus Christ, your Lord and your God, have spoken  it unto you, that I might bring about my righteous purposes  unto the children of men. Amen. [p. 171]
3 And now behold I say unto you, that the thing which will be of the most worth unto you, will be to declare repentance unto this people that you may bring souls unto me, that you may rest with them in the kingdom of my Father. Amen.
 

Section 42 • Revelation, June 1829–E [D&C 17]

SECTION XLII.
 
Revelation to , and , June, 1829, given previous to their viewing the plates containing the book of Mormon:
 
1 Behold I say unto you, that you must rely upon my word, which if you do, with full purpose of heart, you shall have a view of the plates, and also the breastplate, the sword of Laban, the Urim and Thummim, which were given to the brother of Jared upon the mount, when he talked with the Lord face to face, and the miraculous directors which were given to Lehi while in the wilderness, on the borders of the red sea; and it is by your faith that you shall obtain a view of them, even by that faith which was had by the prophets of old.
2 And after that you have obtained faith, and have seen them with your eyes, you shall testify of them, by the power of God; and this you shall do that my servant Joseph Smith, jr. may not be destroyed, that I may bring about my righteous purposes unto the children of men, in this work. And ye shall testify that you have seen them, even as my servant Joseph Smith, jr. has seen them, for it is by my power that he has seen them, and it is because he had faith: and he has translated the book, even that part which I have commanded him, and as your Lord and your God liveth it is true.
3 Wherefore you have received the same power, and the same faith, and the same gift like unto him; and if you do these last commandments of mine, which I have given you, the gates of hell shall not prevail against you; for my grace is sufficient for you: and you shall be lifted up at the last day.— And I, Jesus Christ, your Lord and your God, have spoken it unto you, that I might bring about my righteous purposes unto the children of men. Amen. [p. 171]
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