Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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2 But behold, in the last days, even now  while the Lord is beginning to bring forth the  word, and the blade is springing up and is yet  tender, behold, verily I say unto you, the an gels are crying unto the Lord day and night,  who are ready and waiting to be sent forth to  reap down the fields: but the Lord saith unto  them, pluck not up the tares while the blade  is yet tender: (for verily your faith is weak,)  lest you destroy the wheat also: Therefore  let the wheat and the tares grow together un til the harvest is fully ripe, then ye shall first  gather out the wheat from among the tares,  and after the gathering of the wheat, behold  and lo! the tares are bound in bundles, and  the field remaineth to be burned.
3 Therefore, thus saith the Lord unto you,  with whom the priesthood hath continued  through the lineage of your fathers, for ye are  lawful heirs, according to the flesh, and have  been hid from the world with Christ in God:—  therefore your life and the priesthood hath re mained and must needs remain through you and  your lineage, until the restoration of all things  spoken by the mouths of all the holy proph ets since the world began.
4 Therefore, blessed are ye if ye continue  in my goodness, a light unto the Gentiles, and  through this priesthood, a savor unto my peo ple Israel; The Lord hath said it, Amen. [p. 129]
2 But behold, in the last days, even now while the Lord is beginning to bring forth the word, and the blade is springing up and is yet tender, behold, verily I say unto you, the angels are crying unto the Lord day and night, who are ready and waiting to be sent forth to reap down the fields: but the Lord saith unto them, pluck not up the tares while the blade is yet tender: (for verily your faith is weak,) lest you destroy the wheat also: Therefore let the wheat and the tares grow together until the harvest is fully ripe, then ye shall first gather out the wheat from among the tares, and after the gathering of the wheat, behold and lo! the tares are bound in bundles, and the field remaineth to be burned.
3 Therefore, thus saith the Lord unto you, with whom the priesthood hath continued through the lineage of your fathers, for ye are lawful heirs, according to the flesh, and have been hid from the world with Christ in God:— therefore your life and the priesthood hath remained and must needs remain through you and your lineage, until the restoration of all things spoken by the mouths of all the holy prophets since the world began.
4 Therefore, blessed are ye if ye continue in my goodness, a light unto the Gentiles, and through this priesthood, a savor unto my people Israel; The Lord hath said it, Amen. [p. 129]
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