Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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them, they should first lift a standard of peace  unto that people, nation, or tongue, and if that  people did not accept the offering of peace,  neither the second nor the third time, they  should bring these testimonies before the Lord;  then I the Lord would give unto them a com mandment, and justify them in going out to  battle against that nation, tongue, or people,  and I the Lord would fight their battles, and  their children’s battles and their children’s chil dren until they had avenged themselves on all  their enemies, to the third and fourth genera tion, behold this is an ensample unto all peo ple, saith the Lord your God, for justification  before me.
7 And again verily I say unto you, if, after  thine enemy has come upon thee the first time,  he repent and come unto thee praying thy for giveness thou shalt forgive him and shall hold  it no more as a testimony against thine ene my, and so on unto the second and third time;  and as oft as thine enemy repenteth of the  trespass wherewith he has trespassed against  thee, thou shalt forgive him, until seventy times  seven; and if he trespass against thee and re pent not the first time, nevertheless thou shalt  forgive him; and if he trespass against thee the  second time, and repent not, nevertheless thou  shalt forgive him; and if he trespass against  thee the third time and repent not thou shalt  forgive him; but if he trespass against thee  the fourth time, thou shalt not forgive him but  shall bring these testimonies before the Lord,  and they shall not be blotted out until he re [p. 337]
them, they should first lift a standard of peace unto that people, nation, or tongue, and if that people did not accept the offering of peace, neither the second nor the third time, they should bring these testimonies before the Lord; then I the Lord would give unto them a commandment, and justify them in going out to battle against that nation, tongue, or people, and I the Lord would fight their battles, and their children’s battles and their children’s children until they had avenged themselves on all their enemies, to the third and fourth generation, behold this is an ensample unto all people, saith the Lord your God, for justification before me.
7 And again verily I say unto you, if, after thine enemy has come upon thee the first time, he repent and come unto thee praying thy forgiveness thou shalt forgive him and shall hold it no more as a testimony against thine enemy, and so on unto the second and third time; and as oft as thine enemy repenteth of the trespass wherewith he has trespassed against thee, thou shalt forgive him, until seventy times seven; and if he trespass against thee and repent not the first time, nevertheless thou shalt forgive him; and if he trespass against thee the second time, and repent not, nevertheless thou shalt forgive him; and if he trespass against thee the third time and repent not thou shalt forgive him; but if he trespass against thee the fourth time, thou shalt not forgive him but shall bring these testimonies before the Lord, and they shall not be blotted out until he re [p. 337]
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