Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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great is it? for behold I am endless, and the punishment which  is given from my hand, is endless punishment, for endless is  my name; wherefore—
Eternal punishment)Endless punishment
is God’s punishment:)is God’s punishment:
wherefore, I command you to repent, and keep the command ments which you have received by the hand of my servant  Joseph Smith, jr. in my name: and it is by my almighty pow er that you have received them: therefore I command you to  repent, repent, lest I smite you by the rod of my mouth, and  by my wrath, and by my anger, and your sufferings be sore:  how sore you know not! how exquisite you know not! yea,  how hard to bear you know not! For behold, I God have suf fered these things for all, that they might not suffer, if they  would repent, but if they would not repent, they must suffer  even as I: which suffering caused myself, even God, the great est of all to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore,  and to suffer both body and spirit: and would that I might not  drink the bitter cup and shrink: nevertheless, glory be to the  Father, and I partook and finished my preparations unto the  children of men: wherefore, I command you again to repent  lest I humble you by my almighty power, and that you con fess your sins lest you suffer these punishments of which I  have spoken, of which in the smallest, yea, even in the least  degree you have tasted at the time I withdrew my Spirit. And  I command you, that you preach nought but repentance; and  show not these things unto the world until it is wisdom in me;  for they cannot bear meat now, but milk they must receive:  wherefore, they must not know these things lest they perish:  learn of me, and listen to my words; walk in the meek ness of my Spirit and you shall have peace in me: I am  Jesus Christ: I came by the will of the Father, and I do his will.
3 And again: I command thee, that thou shalt not covet thy  neighbor’s wife. Nor seek thy neighbor’s life. And again: I  command thee, that thou shalt not covet thine own property,  but impart it freely to the printing of the book of Mormon,  which contains the truth and the word of God, which is my  word to the Gentile, that soon it may go to the Jew, of whom  the Lamanites are a remnant: that they may believe the gos pel, and look not for a Messiah to come who has already  come.
4 And again. I command thee, that thou shalt pray vocally  as well as in thy heart: yea, before the world as well as in  secret; in public as well as in private. And thou shalt declare  glad tidings; yea, publish it upon the mountains, and upon  every high place, and among every people that thou shalt [p. 175]
great is it? for behold I am endless, and the punishment which is given from my hand, is endless punishment, for endless is my name; wherefore—
Eternal punishment)Endless punishment
is God’s punishment:)is God’s punishment:
wherefore, I command you to repent, and keep the commandments which you have received by the hand of my servant Joseph Smith, jr. in my name: and it is by my almighty power that you have received them: therefore I command you to repent, repent, lest I smite you by the rod of my mouth, and by my wrath, and by my anger, and your sufferings be sore: how sore you know not! how exquisite you know not! yea, how hard to bear you know not! For behold, I God have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer, if they would repent, but if they would not repent, they must suffer even as I: which suffering caused myself, even God, the greatest of all to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit: and would that I might not drink the bitter cup and shrink: nevertheless, glory be to the Father, and I partook and finished my preparations unto the children of men: wherefore, I command you again to repent lest I humble you by my almighty power, and that you confess your sins lest you suffer these punishments of which I have spoken, of which in the smallest, yea, even in the least degree you have tasted at the time I withdrew my Spirit. And I command you, that you preach nought but repentance; and show not these things unto the world until it is wisdom in me; for they cannot bear meat now, but milk they must receive: wherefore, they must not know these things lest they perish: learn of me, and listen to my words; walk in the meekness of my Spirit and you shall have peace in me: I am Jesus Christ: I came by the will of the Father, and I do his will.
3 And again: I command thee, that thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife. Nor seek thy neighbor’s life. And again: I command thee, that thou shalt not covet thine own property, but impart it freely to the printing of the book of Mormon, which contains the truth and the word of God, which is my word to the Gentile, that soon it may go to the Jew, of whom the Lamanites are a remnant: that they may believe the gospel, and look not for a Messiah to come who has already come.
4 And again. I command thee, that thou shalt pray vocally as well as in thy heart: yea, before the world as well as in secret; in public as well as in private. And thou shalt declare glad tidings; yea, publish it upon the mountains, and upon every high place, and among every people that thou shalt [p. 175]
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