Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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world until you have accomplished the work  of translation.
7 Marvel not that I said unto you, here is  wisdom, show it not unto the world, for I said,  show it not unto the world, that you may be  preserved. Behold I do not say that you shall  not show it unto the righteous; but as you  cannot always judge the righteous, or as you  cannot always tell the wicked from the right eous: therefore, I say unto you, hold your  peace until I shall see fit to make all things  known unto the world concerning the matter.
8 And now, verily I say unto you, that an  account of those things that you have written,  which have gone out of your hands, are en graven upon the plates of Nephi; yea, and you  remember, it was said in those writings, that  a more particular account was given of these  things upon the plates of Nephi.
9 And now, because the account which is  engraven upon the plates of Nephi, is more  particular concerning the things, which in my  wisdom I would bring to the knowledge of the  people in this account: therefore, you shall  translate the engravings which are on the  plates of Nephi, down even till you come to  the reign of king Benjamin, or until you come  to that which you have translated, which you  have retained; and behold, you shall publish  it as the record of Nephi, and thus I will con found those who have altered my words. I  will not suffer that they shall destroy my  work; yea, I will show unto them that my  wisdom is greater than the cunning of the  devil. [p. 244]
world until you have accomplished the work of translation.
7 Marvel not that I said unto you, here is wisdom, show it not unto the world, for I said, show it not unto the world, that you may be preserved. Behold I do not say that you shall not show it unto the righteous; but as you cannot always judge the righteous, or as you cannot always tell the wicked from the righteous: therefore, I say unto you, hold your peace until I shall see fit to make all things known unto the world concerning the matter.
8 And now, verily I say unto you, that an account of those things that you have written, which have gone out of your hands, are engraven upon the plates of Nephi; yea, and you remember, it was said in those writings, that a more particular account was given of these things upon the plates of Nephi.
9 And now, because the account which is engraven upon the plates of Nephi, is more particular concerning the things, which in my wisdom I would bring to the knowledge of the people in this account: therefore, you shall translate the engravings which are on the plates of Nephi, down even till you come to the reign of king Benjamin, or until you come to that which you have translated, which you have retained; and behold, you shall publish it as the record of Nephi, and thus I will confound those who have altered my words. I will not suffer that they shall destroy my work; yea, I will show unto them that my wisdom is greater than the cunning of the devil. [p. 244]
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