Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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preparations unto the children of men: where fore, I command you again to repent lest I  humble you with my almighty power, and  that you confess your sins lest you suffer these  punishments of which I have spoken, of which  in the smallest, yea, even in the least degree  you have tasted at the time I withdrew my  Spirit. And I command you, that you preach  nought but repentance; and show not these  things unto the world until it is wisdom in me;  for they cannot bear meat now, but milk they  must receive: wherefore, they must not know  these things lest they perish: learn of me, and  listen to my words; walk in the meekness of  my Spirit and you shall have peace in me: I  am Jesus Christ; I came by the will of the Fa ther, and I do his will.
3 And again, I command thee, that thou  shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife. Nor seek  thy neighbor’s life. And again: I command  thee, that thou shalt not covet thine own prop erty, but impart it freely to the printing of the  book of Mormon, which contains the truth  and the word of God, which is my word to  the Gentile, that soon it may go to the Jew,  of whom the Lamanites are a remnant; that  they may believe the gospel, and look not for  a Messiah to come who has already come.
4 And again, I command thee, that thou  shalt pray vocally as well as in thy heart: yea,  before the world as well as in secret; in pub lic as well as in private. And thou shalt de clare glad tidings: yea, publish it to the moun tains, and upon every high place, and among  every people that thou shalt be permitted to [p. 262]
preparations unto the children of men: wherefore, I command you again to repent lest I humble you with my almighty power, and that you confess your sins lest you suffer these punishments of which I have spoken, of which in the smallest, yea, even in the least degree you have tasted at the time I withdrew my Spirit. And I command you, that you preach nought but repentance; and show not these things unto the world until it is wisdom in me; for they cannot bear meat now, but milk they must receive: wherefore, they must not know these things lest they perish: learn of me, and listen to my words; walk in the meekness of my Spirit and you shall have peace in me: I am Jesus Christ; I came by the will of the Father, and I do his will.
3 And again, I command thee, that thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife. Nor seek thy neighbor’s life. And again: I command thee, that thou shalt not covet thine own property, but impart it freely to the printing of the book of Mormon, which contains the truth and the word of God, which is my word to the Gentile, that soon it may go to the Jew, of whom the Lamanites are a remnant; that they may believe the gospel, and look not for a Messiah to come who has already come.
4 And again, I command thee, that thou shalt pray vocally as well as in thy heart: yea, before the world as well as in secret; in public as well as in private. And thou shalt declare glad tidings: yea, publish it to the mountains, and upon every high place, and among every people that thou shalt be permitted to [p. 262]
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