Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
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that if my servant humbleth  not himself, and receive a witness from my  hand, that he will fall into transgression; and  there are many that lie in wait to destroy thee  from off the face of the earth: and for this  cause, that thy days may be prolonged, I have  given unto thee these commandments; yea,  for this cause I have said, stop and stand still  until I command thee, and I will provide means  whereby thou mayest accomplish the thing  which I have commanded thee; and if thou  art faithful in keeping my commandments, thou  shalt be lifted up at the last day: Amen.
 
Section 33 • Account of John, April 1829–C [D&C 7]
SECTION XXXIII.
 
Revelation given to Joseph Smith, jr. and , in , Pennsylvania,  April, 1829, when they desired to know wheth er John the beloved disciple, tarried on earth.
Translated from parchment, written and hid  up by himself.
 
1 And the Lord said unto me, John, my be loved, what desirest thou? For if ye shall  ask, what you will, it shall be granted unto  you. And I said unto him, Lord, give unto  me power over death, that I may live and bring  souls unto thee. And the Lord said unto me,  Verily, verily I say unto thee, because thou  desirest this thou shalt tarry until I come in  my glory, and shall prophecy before nations,  kindreds, tongues, and people.
2 And for this cause the Lord said unto Pe ter, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is [p. 236]
that if my servant humbleth not himself, and receive a witness from my hand, that he will fall into transgression; and there are many that lie in wait to destroy thee from off the face of the earth: and for this cause, that thy days may be prolonged, I have given unto thee these commandments; yea, for this cause I have said, stop and stand still until I command thee, and I will provide means whereby thou mayest accomplish the thing which I have commanded thee; and if thou art faithful in keeping my commandments, thou shalt be lifted up at the last day: Amen.
 
Section 33 • Account of John, April 1829–C [D&C 7]
SECTION XXXIII.
 
Revelation given to Joseph Smith, jr. and , in , Pennsylvania, April, 1829, when they desired to know whether John the beloved disciple, tarried on earth.
Translated from parchment, written and hid up by himself.
 
1 And the Lord said unto me, John, my beloved, what desirest thou? For if ye shall ask, what you will, it shall be granted unto you. And I said unto him, Lord, give unto me power over death, that I may live and bring souls unto thee. And the Lord said unto me, Verily, verily I say unto thee, because thou desirest this thou shalt tarry until I come in my glory, and shall prophecy before nations, kindreds, tongues, and people.
2 And for this cause the Lord said unto Peter, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is [p. 236]
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