Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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for many times you have desired of me to know  that which would be of the most worth unto  you.
2 Behold, blessed are you for this thing, and  for speaking my words which I have given un to you according to my commandments.
3 And now behold I say unto you, that the  thing which will be of the most worth unto  you, will be to declare repentance unto this  people, that you may bring souls unto me,  that you may rest with them in the kingdom  of my Father: Amen.
 

Section 42 • Revelation, June 1829–E [D&C 17]

SECTION XLII.
 
Revelation given to , and , June, 1829,  given previous to their viewing the plates  containing the book of Mormon.
 
1 Behold I say unto you, that you must re ly upon my word, which if you do, with full  purpose of heart, you shall have a view of the  plates, and also of the breastplate, the sword  of Laban, the , which  were given to the brother of Jared upon the  mount, when he talked with the Lord face to  face, and the miraculous directors which were  given to Lehi while in the wilderness, on the  borders of the Red Sea; and it is by your faith  that you shall obtain a view of them, even by  that faith which was had by the prophets of  old.
2 And after that you have obtained faith, [p. 254]
for many times you have desired of me to know that which would be of the most worth unto you.
2 Behold, blessed are you for this thing, and for speaking my words which I have given unto you according to my commandments.
3 And now behold I say unto you, that the thing which will be of the most worth unto you, will be to declare repentance unto this people, that you may bring souls unto me, that you may rest with them in the kingdom of my Father: Amen.
 

Section 42 • Revelation, June 1829–E [D&C 17]

SECTION XLII.
 
Revelation given to , and , June, 1829, given previous to their viewing the plates containing the book of Mormon.
 
1 Behold I say unto you, that you must rely upon my word, which if you do, with full purpose of heart, you shall have a view of the plates, and also of the breastplate, the sword of Laban, the , which were given to the brother of Jared upon the mount, when he talked with the Lord face to face, and the miraculous directors which were given to Lehi while in the wilderness, on the borders of the Red Sea; and it is by your faith that you shall obtain a view of them, even by that faith which was had by the prophets of old.
2 And after that you have obtained faith, [p. 254]
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