Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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vant Joseph faithfully in whatsoever difficult  circumstances he may be, for the word’s sake.  Admonish him in his faults and also receive  admonition of him. Be patient; be sober; be  temperate: have patience, faith, hope and  charity.
9 Behold thou art , and I have spoken  unto thee because of thy desires; therefore,  treasure up these words in thy heart. Be  faithful and diligent in keeping the command ments of God, and I will encircle thee in the  arms of my love.
10 Behold I am Jesus Christ, the Son of  God. I am the same that came unto my own  and my own received me not. I am the light  which shineth in darkness, and the darkness  comprehendeth it not.
11 Verily, verily I say unto you, if you de sire a further witness, cast your mind upon the  night that you cried unto me in your heart,  that you might know concerning the truth of  these things; did I not speak peace to your  mind concerning the matter? What greater  witness can you have than from God? And  now, behold you have received a witness, for  if I have told you things which no man know eth, have you not received a witness? And  behold I grant unto you a gift, if you desire of  me, to translate even as my servant Joseph.
12 Verily, verily I say unto you, that there  are records which contain much of my gospel,  which have been kept back because of the  wickedness of the people; and now I com mand you, that if you have good desires, a de sire to lay up treasures for yourself in heav [p. 148]
vant Joseph faithfully in whatsoever difficult circumstances he may be, for the word’s sake. Admonish him in his faults and also receive admonition of him. Be patient; be sober; be temperate: have patience, faith, hope and charity.
9 Behold thou art , and I have spoken unto thee because of thy desires; therefore, treasure up these words in thy heart. Be faithful and diligent in keeping the commandments of God, and I will encircle thee in the arms of my love.
10 Behold I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I am the same that came unto my own and my own received me not. I am the light which shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not.
11 Verily, verily I say unto you, if you desire a further witness, cast your mind upon the night that you cried unto me in your heart, that you might know concerning the truth of these things; did I not speak peace to your mind concerning the matter? What greater witness can you have than from God? And now, behold you have received a witness, for if I have told you things which no man knoweth, have you not received a witness? And behold I grant unto you a gift, if you desire of me, to translate even as my servant Joseph.
12 Verily, verily I say unto you, that there are records which contain much of my gospel, which have been kept back because of the wickedness of the people; and now I command you, that if you have good desires, a desire to lay up treasures for yourself in heav [p. 148]
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