Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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walk in the paths of virtue before me, I will  preserve thy life, and thou shalt receive an in heritance in Zion. Behold thy sins are for given thee, and thou art an elect lady, whom  I have called. Murmur not because of the  things which thou hast not seen, for they are  withheld from thee, and from the world, which  is wisdom in me in a time to come.
2 And the office of thy calling shall be for  a comfort unto my servant Joseph Smith, jr.  thy husband, in his afflictions with consoling  words, in the spirit of meekness. And thou  shalt go with him at the time of his going, and  be unto him for a scribe, while there is no one  to be a scribe for him, that I may send my  servant , whithersoever I will.  And thou shalt be ordained under his hand to  expound scriptures, and to exhort the church,  according as it shall be given thee by my Spir it: for he shall lay his hands upon thee, and  thou shalt receive the Holy Ghost, and thy  time shall be given to writing, and to learning  much. And thou needest not fear, for thy hus band shall support thee in the church: for unto  them is his calling, that all things might be re vealed unto them, whatsoever I will, according  to their faith.
3 And verily I say unto thee, that thou shalt  lay aside the things of this world, and seek for  the things of a better. And it shall be given  thee, also, to make a selection of sacred Hymns,  as it shall be given thee, which is pleasing un to me, to be had in my church: for my soul de lighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song  of the righteous is a prayer unto me. And it [p. 268]
walk in the paths of virtue before me, I will preserve thy life, and thou shalt receive an inheritance in Zion. Behold thy sins are forgiven thee, and thou art an elect lady, whom I have called. Murmur not because of the things which thou hast not seen, for they are withheld from thee, and from the world, which is wisdom in me in a time to come.
2 And the office of thy calling shall be for a comfort unto my servant Joseph Smith, jr. thy husband, in his afflictions with consoling words, in the spirit of meekness. And thou shalt go with him at the time of his going, and be unto him for a scribe, while there is no one to be a scribe for him, that I may send my servant , whithersoever I will. And thou shalt be ordained under his hand to expound scriptures, and to exhort the church, according as it shall be given thee by my Spirit: for he shall lay his hands upon thee, and thou shalt receive the Holy Ghost, and thy time shall be given to writing, and to learning much. And thou needest not fear, for thy husband shall support thee in the church: for unto them is his calling, that all things might be revealed unto them, whatsoever I will, according to their faith.
3 And verily I say unto thee, that thou shalt lay aside the things of this world, and seek for the things of a better. And it shall be given thee, also, to make a selection of sacred Hymns, as it shall be given thee, which is pleasing unto me, to be had in my church: for my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me. And it [p. 268]
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