Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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you the third time, and ye bear it patiently, your reward shall  be doubled unto you four fold: and these three testimonies shall  stand against your enemy, if he repent not, and shall not be  blotted out. And now verily I say unto you if that enemy  shall escape my vengeance that he be not brought into judg ment before me, then ye shall see to it, that ye warn him in  my name that he come no more upon you, neither upon your  family, even your children’s children unto the third and fourth  generation: and then if he shall come upon you, or your chil dren, or your children’s children, unto the third and fourth  generation: I have delivered thine enemy into thine hands, and  then if thou wilt spare him thou shalt be rewarded for thy  righteousness: and also thy children and thy children’s chil dren unto the third and fourth generation: nevertheless thine  enemy is in thine hands, and if thou reward him according to  his works, thou art justified, if he has sought thy life, and thy  life is endangered by him; thine enemy is in thine hands, and  thou art justified.
6 Behold this is the law I gave unto my servant Nephi; and  thy father Joseph, and Jacob, and Isaac, and Abraham, and  all mine ancient prophets and apostles. And again this is the  law that I gave unto mine ancients, that they should not go  out unto battle against any nation, kindred, tongue, or peo ple, save I the Lord commanded them. And if any nation,  tongue, or people should proclaim war against them, they  should first lift a standard of peace unto that people, nation, or  tongue, and if that people did not accept the offering of peace,  neither the second nor the third time, they should bring these  testimonies before the Lord; then I the Lord would give unto  them a commandment, and justify them in going out to battle  against that nation, tongue, or people, and I the Lord would  fight their battles, and their children’s battles and their chil dren’s children until they had avenged themselves on all their  enemies, to the third and fourth generation, behold this is an  ensample unto all people, saith the Lord your God, for justifi cation before me.
7 And again verily I say unto you, if, after thine enemy has  come upon thee the first time, he repent and come unto thee  praying thy forgiveness thou shalt forgive him and shall hold  it no more as a testimony against thine enemy, and so on unto  the second and the third time; and as oft as thine enemy re penteth of the trespass wherewith he has trespassed against  thee, thou shalt forgive him, until seventy times seven; and if  he trespass against thee and repent not the first time, never theless thou shalt forgive him; and if he trespass against thee  the second time, and repent not, nevertheless thou shalt for [p. 218]
you the third time, and ye bear it patiently, your reward shall be doubled unto you four fold: and these three testimonies shall stand against your enemy, if he repent not, and shall not be blotted out. And now verily I say unto you if that enemy shall escape my vengeance that he be not brought into judgment before me, then ye shall see to it, that ye warn him in my name that he come no more upon you, neither upon your family, even your children’s children unto the third and fourth generation: and then if he shall come upon you, or your children, or your children’s children, unto the third and fourth generation: I have delivered thine enemy into thine hands, and then if thou wilt spare him thou shalt be rewarded for thy righteousness: and also thy children and thy children’s children unto the third and fourth generation: nevertheless thine enemy is in thine hands, and if thou reward him according to his works, thou art justified, if he has sought thy life, and thy life is endangered by him; thine enemy is in thine hands, and thou art justified.
6 Behold this is the law I gave unto my servant Nephi; and thy father Joseph, and Jacob, and Isaac, and Abraham, and all mine ancient prophets and apostles. And again this is the law that I gave unto mine ancients, that they should not go out unto battle against any nation, kindred, tongue, or people, save I the Lord commanded them. And if any nation, tongue, or people should proclaim war against them, they should first lift a standard of peace unto that people, nation, or tongue, and if that people did not accept the offering of peace, neither the second nor the third time, they should bring these testimonies before the Lord; then I the Lord would give unto them a commandment, and justify them in going out to battle against that nation, tongue, or people, and I the Lord would fight their battles, and their children’s battles and their children’s children until they had avenged themselves on all their enemies, to the third and fourth generation, behold this is an ensample unto all people, saith the Lord your God, for justification before me.
7 And again verily I say unto you, if, after thine enemy has come upon thee the first time, he repent and come unto thee praying thy forgiveness thou shalt forgive him and shall hold it no more as a testimony against thine enemy, and so on unto the second and the third time; and as oft as thine enemy repenteth of the trespass wherewith he has trespassed against thee, thou shalt forgive him, until seventy times seven; and if he trespass against thee and repent not the first time, nevertheless thou shalt forgive him; and if he trespass against thee the second time, and repent not, nevertheless thou shalt for [p. 218]
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