Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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cometh of evil. I the Lord God maketh you free: therefore  ye are free indeed: and the law also maketh you free: never theless when the wicked rule the people mourn: wherefore  honest men and wise men should be sought for, diligently,  and good men and wise men, ye should observe to uphold;  otherwise whatsoever is less than these, cometh of evil.
3 And I give unto you a commandment, that ye shall forsake  all evil and cleave unto all good, that ye shall live by every  word which proceedeth forth out of the mouth of God: for he  will give unto the faithful, line upon line; precept upon pre cept: and I will try you, and prove you herewith: and who so layeth down his life in my cause, for my name’s sake, shall  find it again; even life eternal: therefore be not afraid of your  enemies, for I have decreed in my heart, saith the Lord, that I  will prove you in all things, whether you will abide in my cov enant, even unto death, that you may be found worthy: for  if ye will not abide in my covenant, ye are not worthy of me:  therefore renounce war and proclaim peace, and seek diligent ly to turn the hearts of their children to their fathers, and the  hearts of the fathers to the children. And again the hearts of  the Jews unto the prophets; and the prophets unto the Jews,  lest I come and smite the whole earth with a curse, and all  flesh be consumed before me. Let not your hearts be troubled,  for in my Father’s house are many mansions, and I have pre pared a place for you, and where my Father and I am, there ye  shall be also.
4 Behold I the Lord am not well pleased with many who  are in the church at , for they do not forsake their  sins, and their wicked ways, the pride of their hearts, and  their covetousness, and all their detestable things, and ob serve the words of wisdom and eternal life which I have given  unto them. Verily I say unto you, that I the Lord will chas ten them and will do whatsoever I list, if they do not repent  and observe all things whatsoever I have said unto them.—  And again I say unto you, if ye observe to do whatsoever I  command you, I the Lord will turn away all wrath and indig nation from you, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against  you.
5 Now I speak unto you concerning your families: if men  will smite you, or your families, once and ye bear it patient ly and revile not against them, neither seek revenge, ye shall  be rewarded; but if ye bear it not patiently, it shall be accoun ted unto you as being meeted out a just measure unto you.—  And again if your enemy shall smite you the second time, and  you revile not against your enemy, and bear it patiently, your  reward shall be an hundred fold. And again if he shall smite [p. 217]
cometh of evil. I the Lord God maketh you free: therefore ye are free indeed: and the law also maketh you free: nevertheless when the wicked rule the people mourn: wherefore honest men and wise men should be sought for, diligently, and good men and wise men, ye should observe to uphold; otherwise whatsoever is less than these, cometh of evil.
3 And I give unto you a commandment, that ye shall forsake all evil and cleave unto all good, that ye shall live by every word which proceedeth forth out of the mouth of God: for he will give unto the faithful, line upon line; precept upon precept: and I will try you, and prove you herewith: and whoso layeth down his life in my cause, for my name’s sake, shall find it again; even life eternal: therefore be not afraid of your enemies, for I have decreed in my heart, saith the Lord, that I will prove you in all things, whether you will abide in my covenant, even unto death, that you may be found worthy: for if ye will not abide in my covenant, ye are not worthy of me: therefore renounce war and proclaim peace, and seek diligently to turn the hearts of their children to their fathers, and the hearts of the fathers to the children. And again the hearts of the Jews unto the prophets; and the prophets unto the Jews, lest I come and smite the whole earth with a curse, and all flesh be consumed before me. Let not your hearts be troubled, for in my Father’s house are many mansions, and I have prepared a place for you, and where my Father and I am, there ye shall be also.
4 Behold I the Lord am not well pleased with many who are in the church at , for they do not forsake their sins, and their wicked ways, the pride of their hearts, and their covetousness, and all their detestable things, and observe the words of wisdom and eternal life which I have given unto them. Verily I say unto you, that I the Lord will chasten them and will do whatsoever I list, if they do not repent and observe all things whatsoever I have said unto them.— And again I say unto you, if ye observe to do whatsoever I command you, I the Lord will turn away all wrath and indignation from you, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against you.
5 Now I speak unto you concerning your families: if men will smite you, or your families, once and ye bear it patiently and revile not against them, neither seek revenge, ye shall be rewarded; but if ye bear it not patiently, it shall be accounted unto you as being meeted out a just measure unto you.— And again if your enemy shall smite you the second time, and you revile not against your enemy, and bear it patiently, your reward shall be an hundred fold. And again if he shall smite [p. 217]
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