History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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a safe journey, and no accident or sickness of the least <October 7.> kind befal them, that they may return in health, and in safety to the bosom of their families.
<’s Blessing> Blessed of the Lord is , even the bishop of the church of the Latter Day Saints; for the bishoprick shall never be taken away from him while he liveth; and the time cometh that he shall overcome all the narrowmindedness of his heart, and all his covetous desires that so easily besetteth him, and he shall deal with a liberal hand to the poor and the needy, the sick and the afflicted, the widow and the fatherless, and marvalously and miracalously shall the Lord his God provide for him, even that he shall be blessed with all the fullness of the good things of this earth, and his seed after him from generation to generation; and it shall come to pass, that according to the measure that he meeteth out with a liberal hand unto the poor, so shall it be measured to him again by the hand of his God even an hundred fold. Angels shall guard his house, and shall guard the lives of his posterity, and they shall become very great, and very numerous on the earth; whomsoever he blesseth they shall be blessed; whomsoever he curseth, they shall be cursed; and [HC 2:288] when his enemies seek him unto his hurt and destruction, let him rise up and curse and the hand of God shall be upon his enemies in judgment, they shall be utterly confounded and brought to desolation; therefore he shall be preserved unto the utmost, and his life shall be precious in the sight of the Lord; he shall rise up and shake himself as a lion riseth out of his nest, and roareth until he shaketh the hills; and as a lion goeth among the lesser beasts, so shall the going forth of him be whom the Lord hath anointed to exalt the poor. and to humble the rich, therefore, his name shall be on high, and his rest among the sanctified.
This afternoon, recommenced translating the Ancient Records.
8 October 1835 • Thursday
<8. Joseph’s , Sick.> Thursday 8th At home. I atten[d]ed on my father with great anxiety.
9 October 1835 • Friday
< 9.> Friday 9th. At home, waited on .
10–11 October 1835 • Saturday–Sunday
<10. > Saturday 10th. At home; and visited the house of , found <11.> him failing very fast. Sunday 11th. waited on again who was very sick. In secret prayed in the morning, the Lord said, My Servant. thy Father shall live. I waited on him all this day, with my heart raised to God in the name of Jesus Christ, that he would restore him to health again, that I might be blessed with his company and advice esteeming at it one of the greatest earthly blessings, to be blessed with the society of parents, whose mature years and experience, render them capable of administering the most wholesome advice. At evening brother came in; we called on the Lord in mighty prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, and laid our hands on him, and < Healed.> rebuked the disease, and God heard and answered our prayers, to the great joy and satisfaction of our souls; Our aged arose and dressed himself, shouted and praised the Lord, called [p. 628]
a safe journey, and no accident or sickness of the least October 7. kind befal them, that they may return in health, and in safety to the bosom of their families.
’s Blessing Blessed of the Lord is , even the bishop of the church of the Latter Day Saints; for the bishoprick shall never be taken away from him while he liveth; and the time cometh that he shall overcome all the narrowmindedness of his heart, and all his covetous desires that so easily besetteth him, and he shall deal with a liberal hand to the poor and the needy, the sick and the afflicted, the widow and the fatherless, and marvalously and miracalously shall the Lord his God provide for him, even that he shall be blessed with all the fullness of the good things of this earth, and his seed after him from generation to generation; and it shall come to pass, that according to the measure that he meeteth out with a liberal hand unto the poor, so shall it be measured to him again by the hand of his God even an hundred fold. Angels shall guard his house, and shall guard the lives of his posterity, and they shall become very great, and very numerous on the earth; whomsoever he blesseth they shall be blessed; whomsoever he curseth, they shall be cursed; and [HC 2:288] when his enemies seek him unto his hurt and destruction, let him rise up and curse and the hand of God shall be upon his enemies in judgment, they shall be utterly confounded and brought to desolation; therefore he shall be preserved unto the utmost, and his life shall be precious in the sight of the Lord; he shall rise up and shake himself as a lion riseth out of his nest, and roareth until he shaketh the hills; and as a lion goeth among the lesser beasts, so shall the going forth of him be whom the Lord hath anointed to exalt the poor. and to humble the rich, therefore, his name shall be on high, and his rest among the sanctified.
This afternoon, recommenced translating the Ancient Records.
8 October 1835 • Thursday
8. Joseph’s , Sick. Thursday 8th At home. I attended on my father with great anxiety.
9 October 1835 • Friday
9. Friday 9th. At home, waited on .
10–11 October 1835 • Saturday–Sunday
10. Saturday 10th. At home; and visited the house of , found 11. him failing very fast. Sunday 11th. waited on again who was very sick. In secret prayed in the morning, the Lord said, My Servant. thy Father shall live. I waited on him all this day, with my heart raised to God in the name of Jesus Christ, that he would restore him to health again, that I might be blessed with his company and advice esteeming it one of the greatest earthly blessings, to be blessed with the society of parents, whose mature years and experience, render them capable of administering the most wholesome advice. At evening brother came in; we called on the Lord in mighty prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, and laid our hands on him, and Healed. rebuked the disease, and God heard and answered our prayers, to the great joy and satisfaction of our souls; Our aged arose and dressed himself, shouted and praised the Lord, called [p. 628]
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