Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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part unto you of my Spirit, which shall enlight en your mind, which shall fill your soul with  joy, and then shall ye know, or by this shall  you know, all things whatsoever you desire of  me, which is pertaining unto thing[s] of righte ousness, in faith believing in me that you shall  receive.
8 Behold I command you, that you need not  suppose that you are called to preach until you  are called: wait a little longer, until you shall  have my word, my rock, my church, and my  gospel, that you may know of a surety my  doctrine; and then behold, according to your  desires; yea, even according to your faith, shall  it be done unto you.
9 Keep my commandments; hold your  peace; appeal unto my Spirit: yea, cleave un to me with all your heart, that you may assist  in bringing to light those things of which have  been spoken: yea, the translation of my work:  be patient until you shall accomplish it.
10 Behold this is your work, to keep my  commandments; yea, with all your might, mind,  and strength: seek not to declare my word,  but first seek to obtain my word, and then shall  your tongue be loosed; then, if you desire, you  shall have my Spirit, and my word: yea, the  power of God unto the convincing of men; but  now hold your peace; study my word which  hath gone forth among the children of men;  and also study my word which shall come forth  among the children of men; or that which is  now translating: yea, until you have obtained  all which I shall grant unto the children of [p. 249]
part unto you of my Spirit, which shall enlighten your mind, which shall fill your soul with joy, and then shall ye know, or by this shall you know, all things whatsoever you desire of me, which is pertaining unto things of righteousness, in faith believing in me that you shall receive.
8 Behold I command you, that you need not suppose that you are called to preach until you are called: wait a little longer, until you shall have my word, my rock, my church, and my gospel, that you may know of a surety my doctrine; and then behold, according to your desires; yea, even according to your faith, shall it be done unto you.
9 Keep my commandments; hold your peace; appeal unto my Spirit: yea, cleave unto me with all your heart, that you may assist in bringing to light those things of which have been spoken: yea, the translation of my work: be patient until you shall accomplish it.
10 Behold this is your work, to keep my commandments; yea, with all your might, mind, and strength: seek not to declare my word, but first seek to obtain my word, and then shall your tongue be loosed; then, if you desire, you shall have my Spirit, and my word: yea, the power of God unto the convincing of men; but now hold your peace; study my word which hath gone forth among the children of men; and also study my word which shall come forth among the children of men; or that which is now translating: yea, until you have obtained all which I shall grant unto the children of [p. 249]
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