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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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process of time, and ye knew it not, but now I tell it unto  you, and ye are blessed, not because of your iniquity, neither your  hearts of unbelief, for verily some of you are guilty before me; but I will  be merciful unto your weakness: Therefore be ye strong from  henceforth; fear not for the kingdom is yours; and for  your salvation I give unto you a , for I have  heard your prayers; and the poor have complained before me,  and the rich have I made, and all flesh is mine, and I am  no respecter of persons. And I have made the earth rich,  and behold it is my footstool; wherefore, again I will stand  upon it: and I hold forth and deign to give unto you greater rich es, even a land of promise; a land flowing with milk and honey,  upon which there shall be no curse when the Lord cometh; and  I will give it unto you for the land of your inheritance, if you  seek it with all your hearts; and this shall be my covenant  with you, ye shall have it for the land of your ,  and for the inheritance of your children forever, while the earth  shall stand, and ye shall possess it again in eternity no  more to pass away.
5. But verily I say unto you, that, in time, ye shall have no  king nor ruler, for I will be your king and watch over you.—  Wherefore, hear my voice and follow me, and you shall be a free  people, and ye shall have no laws but my laws, when I come,  for I am your Lawgiver, and what can stay my hand? But  verily I say unto you, teach one another according to the office  wherewith I have appointed you, and let every man esteem  his brother as himself, and practice virtue and holiness  before me. And again I say unto you, let every man esteem  his brother as himself; for what man among you having  twelve sons, and is no respecter to them, and they serve him obediently,  and he saith unto the one, be thou clothed in robes and sit thou  here, and to the other, be thou clothed in rags and sit thou there,  and looketh upon his sons and saith I am Just.
6. Behold, this I have given unto you as a parable, and it is even as I  am: I say unto you, be one; and if ye are not one, ye are not  mine. And again I say unto you, that the enemy in the secret  chambers seeketh your lives. Ye hear of wars in far countries,  and you say <that> there will soon be great wars in far countries, but  ye know not the hearts of them in your own land; I tell you these [p. 89]
process of time, and ye knew it not, but now I tell it unto you, and ye are blessed, not because of your iniquity, neither your hearts of unbelief, for verily some of you are guilty before me; but I will be merciful unto your weakness: Therefore be ye strong from henceforth; fear not for the kingdom is yours; and for your salvation I give unto you a , for I have heard your prayers; and the poor have complained before me, and the rich have I made, and all flesh is mine, and I am no respecter of persons. And I have made the earth rich, and behold it is my footstool; wherefore, again I will stand upon it: and I hold forth and deign to give unto you greater riches, even a land of promise; a land flowing with milk and honey, upon which there shall be no curse when the Lord cometh; and I will give it unto you for the land of your inheritance, if you seek it with all your hearts; and this shall be my covenant with you, ye shall have it for the land of your , and for the inheritance of your children forever, while the earth shall stand, and ye shall possess it again in eternity no more to pass away.
5. But verily I say unto you, that, in time, ye shall have no king nor ruler, for I will be your king and watch over you.— Wherefore, hear my voice and follow me, and you shall be a free people, and ye shall have no laws but my laws, when I come, for I am your Lawgiver, and what can stay my hand? But verily I say unto you, teach one another according to the office wherewith I have appointed you, and let every man esteem his brother as himself, and practice virtue and holiness before me. And again I say unto you, let every man esteem his brother as himself; for what man among you having twelve sons, and is no respecter to them, and they serve him obediently, and he saith unto the one, be thou clothed in robes and sit thou here, and to the other, be thou clothed in rags and sit thou there, and looketh upon his sons and saith I am Just.
6. Behold, this I have given unto you as a parable, and it is even as I am: I say unto you, be one; and if ye are not one, ye are not mine. And again I say unto you, that the enemy in the secret chambers seeketh your lives. Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of them in your own land; I tell you these [p. 89]
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