Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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desires to see. And then he shall say unto the  people of this generation, behold I have seen  the things which the Lord has shown unto Jo seph Smith, jr. and I know of a surety that  they are true, for I have seen them: for they  have been shown unto me by the power of  God and not of man. And I the Lord com mand him, my servant , that he  shall say no more unto them concerning  these things, except he shall say I have seen  them, and they have been shown unto me by  the power of God: and these are the words  which he shall say. But if he deny this he  will break the covenant which he has before  covenanted with me, and behold he is con demned. And now except he humble himself  and acknowledge unto me the things which he  has done which are wrong, and covenant with  me that he will keep my commandments, and  exercise faith in me, behold, I say unto him, he  shall have no such views; for I will grant unto  him no views of the things of which I have  spoken. And if this be the case I command  you, my servant Joseph, that you shall say  unto him, that he shall do no more, nor trouble  me any more concerning this matter.
6 And if this be the case, behold I say unto  thee Joseph, when thou hast translated a few  more pages thou shalt stop for a season, even  until I command thee again: then thou mayest  translate again. And except thou do this, be hold thou shalt have no more gift, and I will  take away the things which I have intrusted  with thee. And now because I foresee the  lying in wait to destroy thee: yea, I foresee [p. 235]
desires to see. And then he shall say unto the people of this generation, behold I have seen the things which the Lord has shown unto Joseph Smith, jr. and I know of a surety that they are true, for I have seen them: for they have been shown unto me by the power of God and not of man. And I the Lord command him, my servant , that he shall say no more unto them concerning these things, except he shall say I have seen them, and they have been shown unto me by the power of God: and these are the words which he shall say. But if he deny this he will break the covenant which he has before covenanted with me, and behold he is condemned. And now except he humble himself and acknowledge unto me the things which he has done which are wrong, and covenant with me that he will keep my commandments, and exercise faith in me, behold, I say unto him, he shall have no such views; for I will grant unto him no views of the things of which I have spoken. And if this be the case I command you, my servant Joseph, that you shall say unto him, that he shall do no more, nor trouble me any more concerning this matter.
6 And if this be the case, behold I say unto thee Joseph, when thou hast translated a few more pages thou shalt stop for a season, even until I command thee again: then thou mayest translate again. And except thou do this, behold thou shalt have no more gift, and I will take away the things which I have intrusted with thee. And now because I foresee the lying in wait to destroy thee: yea, I foresee [p. 235]
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