Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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his sickle with his might, the same layeth up  in store that he perish not, but bringeth salva tion to his soul, and faith, hope, charity, and  love, with an eye single to the glory of God,  qualifies him for the work.
2 Remember faith, virtue, knowledge, tem perance, patience, brotherly kindness, godli ness, charity, humility, diligence. Ask and  ye shall receive, knock and it shall be opened  unto you: Amen.
 

Section 32 • Revelation, March 1829 [D&C 5]

SECTION XXXII.
 
Revelation given March, 1829.
 
1 Behold I say unto you, that as my ser vant has desired a witness at  my hand, that you, my servant Joseph Smith,  jr. have got the plates of which you have tes tified and born record that you have received  of me: and now behold, this shall you say un to him, He who spake unto you said unto you,  I the Lord am God, and have given these  things unto you, my servant Joseph Smith, jr.  and have commanded you that you should  stand as a witness of these things, and I have  caused you that you should enter into a cove nant with me, that you should not show them  except to those persons to whom I command  you; and you have no power over them except  I grant it unto you. And you have a gift to  translate the plates; and this is the first gift  that I bestowed upon you, and I have com manded that you should pretend to no other [p. 232]
his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perish not, but bringeth salvation to his soul, and faith, hope, charity, and love, with an eye single to the glory of God, qualifies him for the work.
2 Remember faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, brotherly kindness, godliness, charity, humility, diligence. Ask and ye shall receive, knock and it shall be opened unto you: Amen.
 

Section 32 • Revelation, March 1829 [D&C 5]

SECTION XXXII.
 
Revelation given March, 1829.
 
1 Behold I say unto you, that as my servant has desired a witness at my hand, that you, my servant Joseph Smith, jr. have got the plates of which you have testified and born record that you have received of me: and now behold, this shall you say unto him, He who spake unto you said unto you, I the Lord am God, and have given these things unto you, my servant Joseph Smith, jr. and have commanded you that you should stand as a witness of these things, and I have caused you that you should enter into a covenant with me, that you should not show them except to those persons to whom I command you; and you have no power over them except I grant it unto you. And you have a gift to translate the plates; and this is the first gift that I bestowed upon you, and I have commanded that you should pretend to no other [p. 232]
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