Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Section 43 • Revelation, June 1829–B [D&C 18]

SECTION XLIII.
 
Revelation to Joseph Smith, jr. and , making known the calling of twelve apostles in these  last days, and also, instructions relative to building up the  church of Christ, according to the fulness of the gospel: Given  in , New York, June, 1829.
 
1 Now behold, because of the thing which you, my servant , have desired to know of me, I give unto you these  words: behold I have manifested unto you, by my Spirit in  many instances, that the things which you have written are  true: wherefore you know that they are true; and if you know  that they are true, behold I give unto you a commandment,  that you rely upon the things which are written; for in them  are all things written concerning the foundation of my church,  my gospel and my rock; wherefore, if you shall build up my  church upon the foundation of my gospel and my rock, the  gates of hell shall not prevail against you.
2 Behold the world is ripening in iniquity, and it must needs  be, that the children of men are stirred up unto repentance,  both the Gentiles, and also the house of Israel: wherefore as  thou hast been baptized by the hand of my servant, Joseph  Smith, jr. according to that which I have commanded him,  he hath fulfilled the thing which I commanded him. And now  marvel not that I have called him unto mine own purpose,  which purpose is known in me: wherefore if he shall be dili gent in keeping my commandments, he shall be blessed unto  eternal life, and his name is Joseph.
3 And now , I speak unto you, and also unto  , by the way of commandment: for behold I  command all men every where to repent, and I speak unto  you, even as unto Paul mine apostle, for you are called even  with that same calling with which he was called. Remem ber the worth of souls is great in the sight of God: for behold  the Lord your Redeemer suffered death in the flesh: wherefore  he suffered the pain of all men, that all men might repent and  come unto him. And he hath risen again from the dead,  that he might bring all men unto him on conditions of repent ance. And how great is his joy in the soul that repenteth.—  Wherefore you are called to cry repentance unto this people.  And if it so be that you should labor all your days, in crying  repentance unto this people, and bring save it be one soul unto  me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of  my Father?
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Section 43 • Revelation, June 1829–B [D&C 18]

SECTION XLIII.
 
Revelation to Joseph Smith, jr. and , making known the calling of twelve apostles in these last days, and also, instructions relative to building up the church of Christ, according to the fulness of the gospel: Given in , New York, June, 1829.
 
1 Now behold, because of the thing which you, my servant , have desired to know of me, I give unto you these words: behold I have manifested unto you, by my Spirit in many instances, that the things which you have written are true: wherefore you know that they are true; and if you know that they are true, behold I give unto you a commandment, that you rely upon the things which are written; for in them are all things written concerning the foundation of my church, my gospel and my rock; wherefore, if you shall build up my church upon the foundation of my gospel and my rock, the gates of hell shall not prevail against you.
2 Behold the world is ripening in iniquity, and it must needs be, that the children of men are stirred up unto repentance, both the Gentiles, and also the house of Israel: wherefore as thou hast been baptized by the hand of my servant, Joseph Smith, jr. according to that which I have commanded him, he hath fulfilled the thing which I commanded him. And now marvel not that I have called him unto mine own purpose, which purpose is known in me: wherefore if he shall be diligent in keeping my commandments, he shall be blessed unto eternal life, and his name is Joseph.
3 And now , I speak unto you, and also unto , by the way of commandment: for behold I command all men every where to repent, and I speak unto you, even as unto Paul mine apostle, for you are called even with that same calling with which he was called. Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God: for behold the Lord your Redeemer suffered death in the flesh: wherefore he suffered the pain of all men, that all men might repent and come unto him. And he hath risen again from the dead, that he might bring all men unto him on conditions of repentance. And how great is his joy in the soul that repenteth.— Wherefore you are called to cry repentance unto this people. And if it so be that you should labor all your days, in crying repentance unto this people, and bring save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father?
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