History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<January 19> where the poisonous serpent cannot lay hold upon his heel, and he shall  mount up in the imagination of his thoughts as upon eagle’s wings; and  what if I will that he should raise the dead, let him not withhold his  voice. Therefore let my servant cry aloud and spare not, with  joy and rejoicing, and with hosannas to Him that sitteth upon the throne  for ever and ever, saith the Lord your God. 31. Behold I say unto  you, I have a mission in store for my servant and my servant  , and for them alone; and let my servant Joseph tarry at home, for  he is needed; the remainder I will shew unto you hereafter: even so; Amen.  32 And again, verily I say unto you, if my servant will serve me  and be counsellor unto my servant Joseph, let him arise and come up  and stand in the office of his calling, and humble himself before me;  and if he will offer unto me an acceptable offering and acknowledgments,  and remain with my people, behold I the Lord your God will heal him that  he shall be healed; and he shall lift up his voice again on the mountains,  and be a spokesman before my face. Let him come and locate his family  in the neighborhood in which my servant Joseph resides, and in all his  journeyings let him lift up his voice as with the sound of a trump, and  warn the inhabitants of the earth to flee the wrath to come; let him assist  my servant Joseph; and also let my servant assist my  servant Joseph, in making a solemn proclamation unto the kings of the  Earth, even as I have before said unto you. If my servant will  do my will, let him not remove his family unto the eastern lands, but  let him change their habitation, even as I have said. Behold, it is not  my will that he shall seek to find safety and refuge out of the city which  I have appointed <unto> you, even the City of .— Verily I say unto you, even  now, if he will hearken to my voice, it shall be well with him: even so;  Amen. 33 And again, verily I say unto you, let my servant Amos  Davis pay stock into the hands of those whom I have appointed to build  a for boarding, even the ; this let him do if he will  have an interest, and let him hearken unto the counsel of my servant  Joseph, and labor with his own hands that he may obtain the confidence  of men; and when he shall prove himself faithful in all things that  shall be entrusted unto his care; yea, even a few things, he shall be made  ruler over many; let him therefore abase himself that he may be  exalted: even so; Amen. 34 And again, verily I say unto you,  if my servant will obey my voice, let him build a  house for my servant Joseph, according to the contract which he has  made with him, as the door shall be open to him from time to time  and let him repent of all his folly, and clothe himself with charity,  and cease to do evil, and lay aside all his hard speeches, and pay  stock also into the hands of the Quorum of the for himself  and for his generation after him, from generation to generation, and  hearken unto the counsel of my servants Joseph, and , and [p. 1156]
January 19 where the poisonous serpent cannot lay hold upon his heel, and he shall mount up in the imagination of his thoughts as upon eagle’s wings; and what if I will that he should raise the dead, let him not withhold his voice. Therefore let my servant cry aloud and spare not, with joy and rejoicing, and with hosannas to Him that sitteth upon the throne for ever and ever, saith the Lord your God. 31. Behold I say unto you, I have a mission in store for my servant and my servant , and for them alone; and let my servant Joseph tarry at home, for he is needed; the remainder I will shew unto you hereafter: even so; Amen. 32 And again, verily I say unto you, if my servant will serve me and be counsellor unto my servant Joseph, let him arise and come up and stand in the office of his calling, and humble himself before me; and if he will offer unto me an acceptable offering and acknowledgments, and remain with my people, behold I the Lord your God will heal him that he shall be healed; and he shall lift up his voice again on the mountains, and be a spokesman before my face. Let him come and locate his family in the neighborhood in which my servant Joseph resides, and in all his journeyings let him lift up his voice as with the sound of a trump, and warn the inhabitants of the earth to flee the wrath to come; let him assist my servant Joseph; and also let my servant assist my servant Joseph, in making a solemn proclamation unto the kings of the Earth, even as I have before said unto you. If my servant will do my will, let him not remove his family unto the eastern lands, but let him change their habitation, even as I have said. Behold, it is not my will that he shall seek to find safety and refuge out of the city which I have appointed unto you, even the City of .— Verily I say unto you, even now, if he will hearken to my voice, it shall be well with him: even so; Amen. 33 And again, verily I say unto you, let my servant Amos Davis pay stock into the hands of those whom I have appointed to build a for boarding, even the ; this let him do if he will have an interest, and let him hearken unto the counsel of my servant Joseph, and labor with his own hands that he may obtain the confidence of men; and when he shall prove himself faithful in all things that shall be entrusted unto his care; yea, even a few things, he shall be made ruler over many; let him therefore abase himself that he may be exalted: even so; Amen. 34 And again, verily I say unto you, if my servant will obey my voice, let him build a house for my servant Joseph, according to the contract which he has made with him, as the door shall be open to him from time to time and let him repent of all his folly, and clothe himself with charity, and cease to do evil, and lay aside all his hard speeches, and pay stock also into the hands of the Quorum of the for himself and for his generation after him, from generation to generation, and hearken unto the counsel of my servants Joseph, and , and [p. 1156]
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