History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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I have prepared a place for you, and where my Father  and I am, there ye shall be also.
4 Behold I the Lord am not well pleased with  many who are the at , for they do  not forsake their sins, and their wicked ways, and  the pride of their hearts, and their covetousness,  and their detestable things, and observe the word  of wisdom and eternal life which I have given  unto them. Verily I say unto you, that I the  Lord will chasten them and will do whatsoever  I list, if they do not repent and do all things  whatsoever I have said unto them. And again  I say unto you, if ye observe to do whatsoever I  you, I the Lord will turn away all wrath and in dignation from you, and the gates of hell shall shall  not prevail against you.
5 Now I speak unto you concerning your families:  if men will smite you, or your families, once. and  ye bear it patiently and revile not against them,  neither seek revenge, ye shall be rewarded; and if  ye bear it not patiently, it shall be accounted unto  you as being meted out a just measure unto you.  And if your enemy shall smite you the second  time, and you revile not against your enemy,  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 fourfold: 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 gener ation; 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 [p. 342]
I have prepared a place for you, and where my Father and I am, there ye shall be also.
4 Behold I the Lord am not well pleased with many who are the at , for they do not forsake their sins, and their wicked ways, and the pride of their hearts, and their covetousness, and their detestable things, and observe the word of wisdom and eternal life which I have given unto them. Verily I say unto you, that I the Lord will chasten them and will do whatsoever I list, if they do not repent and do all things whatsoever I have said unto them. And again I say unto you, if ye observe to do whatsoever I you, I the Lord will turn away all wrath and indignation from you, and the gates of hell shall shall not prevail against you.
5 Now I speak unto you concerning your families: if men will smite you, or your families, once. and ye bear it patiently and revile not against them, neither seek revenge, ye shall be rewarded; and if ye bear it not patiently, it shall be accounted unto you as being meted out a just measure unto you. And if your enemy shall smite you the second time, and you revile not against your enemy, 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 fourfold: 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 [p. 342]
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