Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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eternity shall they know, and things to come  will I show them, even the things of many gen erations; their wisdom shall be great, and their  understanding reach to heaven: and before  them the wisdom of the wise shall perish, and  the understanding of the prudent shall come  to nought; for by my Spirit will I enlighten  them, and by my power will I make known  unto them the secrets of my will; yea, even  those things which eye has not seen, nor ear  heard, nor yet entered into the heart of man.
3 We, Joseph Smith, jr. and , being in the Spirit on the sixteenth of  February, in the year of our Lord, one thous and eight hundred and thirty-two, by the pow er of the Spirit our eyes were opened, and our  understandings were enlightened, so as to see  and understand the things of God; even those  things which were from the beginning before  the world was, which were ordained of the Fa ther, through his only begotten Son, who  was in the bosom of the Father, even from the  beginning, of whom we bear record, and the  record which we bear is the fulness of the gos pel of Jesus Christ, who is the Son, whom we  saw and with whom we conversed in the  heavenly vision; for while we were doing the  work of translation, which the Lord had ap pointed unto us, we came to the twenty-ninth  verse of the fifth chapter of John, which was  given unto us as follows: speaking of the res urrection of the dead, concerning those who  shall hear the voice of the Son of man, and  shall come forth; they who have done good in [p. 350]
eternity shall they know, and things to come will I show them, even the things of many generations; their wisdom shall be great, and their understanding reach to heaven: and before them the wisdom of the wise shall perish, and the understanding of the prudent shall come to nought; for by my Spirit will I enlighten them, and by my power will I make known unto them the secrets of my will; yea, even those things which eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor yet entered into the heart of man.
3 We, Joseph Smith, jr. and , being in the Spirit on the sixteenth of February, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, by the power of the Spirit our eyes were opened, and our understandings were enlightened, so as to see and understand the things of God; even those things which were from the beginning before the world was, which were ordained of the Father, through his only begotten Son, who was in the bosom of the Father, even from the beginning, of whom we bear record, and the record which we bear is the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, who is the Son, whom we saw and with whom we conversed in the heavenly vision; for while we were doing the work of translation, which the Lord had appointed unto us, we came to the twenty-ninth verse of the fifth chapter of John, which was given unto us as follows: speaking of the resurrection of the dead, concerning those who shall hear the voice of the Son of man, and shall come forth; they who have done good in [p. 350]
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