Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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my, and bear it patiently, your reward shall be an hundred fold. And again if he shall smite you the third time, and ye bear it patiently, your reward shall be doubled unto you four fold: and these three testimonies shall stand against your enemy, if he repent not, and shall not be blotted out. And now verily I say unto you if that enemy shall escape my vengeance that he be not brought into judgment before me, then ye shall see to it, that ye warn him in my name that he come no more upon you, neither upon your family, even your children’s children unto the third and fourth generation: and then if he shall come upon you, or your children, or your children’s children unto the third and fourth generation: I have delivered thine enemy into thine hands, and then if thou will spare him thou shalt be rewarded for thy righteousnes; and also thy children and thy children’s children unto the third and fourth generation: nevertheless thine enemy is in thine hands, and if thou reward him according to his works, thou art justified, if he has sought thy life, and thy life is endangered by him; thine enemy is in thine hands, and thou art justified.
6 Behold this is the law I gave unto my servant Nephi; and thy father Joseph and Jacob, and Isaac, and Abraham, and all mine ancient prophets and apostles. And again this is the law that I gave unto mine ancients, that they should not go out unto battle against any nation, kindred[,] tongue, or people, save I the Lord commanded them. And if any nation, tongue, or people should proclaim war against [p. 336]
my, and bear it patiently, your reward shall be an hundred fold. And again if he shall smite you the third time, and ye bear it patiently, your reward shall be doubled unto you four fold: and these three testimonies shall stand against your enemy, if he repent not, and shall not be blotted out. And now verily I say unto you if that enemy shall escape my vengeance that he be not brought into judgment before me, then ye shall see to it, that ye warn him in my name that he come no more upon you, neither upon your family, even your children’s children unto the third and fourth generation: and then if he shall come upon you, or your children, or your children’s children unto the third and fourth generation: I have delivered thine enemy into thine hands, and then if thou will spare him thou shalt be rewarded for thy righteousnes; and also thy children and thy children’s children unto the third and fourth generation: nevertheless thine enemy is in thine hands, and if thou reward him according to his works, thou art justified, if he has sought thy life, and thy life is endangered by him; thine enemy is in thine hands, and thou art justified.
6 Behold this is the law I gave unto my servant Nephi; and thy father Joseph and Jacob, and Isaac, and Abraham, and all mine ancient prophets and apostles. And again this is the law that I gave unto mine ancients, that they should not go out unto battle against any nation, kindred, tongue, or people, save I the Lord commanded them. And if any nation, tongue, or people should proclaim war against [p. 336]
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