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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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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  under his hand to expound scriptures, and to exhort the , according as it  shall be given thee by my Spirit: for he shall , and thou  shalt receive the Holy Ghost, and thy time shall be given to writing, and to  learning much. And thou needst 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 shall be answered with a bless ing upon their heads.— Wherefore lift up thy heart and rejoice, and cleave unto  the covenants which thou hast made.
4 Continue in the spirit of meekness, and beware of pride. Let thy soul  delight in thy husband, and the glory which shall come upon him. Keep my   continually, and a crown of righteousness thou shalt receive.  And except thou do this, where I am you cannot come. And verily, verily  I say unto you, that this is my voice unto all. Amen.
Revelation to Joseph Smith Jr. and ,  given at , Penn, July 1830.
1 Behold, I say unto you, that you shall let your time be devoted to the studying of  the scriptures, and to preaching, and to the Church at ; and to  performing your labors on the land, such as is required, untill after you shall go to  the west, to hold the next , and then it shall be made known what you  shall do. And all things shall be done by common consent in the church, by  much prayer and faith; for all things you shall receive by faith. Amen.
Shortly after we had received the above revelations, returned  to s, and I began to arrange and copy the revelations which we had received  from time to time; in which I was assisted by , who now resided with  me. Whilst thus (and otherwise at intervals) employed in the work appointed  me, by my Heavenly Father; I received a letter from — the contents  of which, gave me both sorrow and uneasiness. Not having that letter <now> in my poss ession, I cannot, of course give it here in full, but merely an extract of the most pro minent parts, which I can yet, and expect long to remember. He wrote to  inform me, that he had discovered an error in one of the , Book [p. 50]
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 under his hand to expound scriptures, and to exhort the , according as it shall be given thee by my Spirit: for he shall , and thou shalt receive the Holy Ghost, and thy time shall be given to writing, and to learning much. And thou needst 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 shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads.— Wherefore lift up thy heart and rejoice, and cleave unto the covenants which thou hast made.
4 Continue in the spirit of meekness, and beware of pride. Let thy soul delight in thy husband, and the glory which shall come upon him. Keep my continually, and a crown of righteousness thou shalt receive. And except thou do this, where I am you cannot come. And verily, verily I say unto you, that this is my voice unto all. Amen.
Revelation to Joseph Smith Jr. and , given at , Penn, July 1830.
1 Behold, I say unto you, that you shall let your time be devoted to the studying of the scriptures, and to preaching, and to the Church at ; and to performing your labors on the land, such as is required, untill after you shall go to the west, to hold the next , and then it shall be made known what you shall do. And all things shall be done by common consent in the church, by much prayer and faith; for all things you shall receive by faith. Amen.
Shortly after we had received the above revelations, returned to s, and I began to arrange and copy the revelations which we had received from time to time; in which I was assisted by , who now resided with me. Whilst thus () employed in the work appointed me, by my Heavenly Father; I received a letter from — the contents of which, gave me both sorrow and uneasiness. Not having that letter now in my possession, I cannot, of course give it here in full, but merely an extract of the most prominent parts, which I can yet, and expect long to remember. He wrote to inform me, that he had discovered an error in one of the , Book [p. 50]
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