History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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an eye single to the glory of God; Qualifies him  for the work. Remember, faith, virtue, knowledge,  Temperance, patience, brotherly kindness, godliness,  Charity, humility, diligence— Ask and ye shall  recieve, knock and it shall be opened <un>to you.
Amen.
At the request of the afore mentioned  , I applied for the following Revela tion for him.
Behold I say unto you, that as my  servant , has desired a witness  at my hand that you, my Sert. Joseph Smith Jr.  have the plates of which you have testified &  borne record, that you have recieved of me; &  now behold, this shall you say unto him, he  who spake unto you said; I, the Lord am  God, and have given these things unto you my  servt. Joseph Smith Jr. and have commanded you,  that you shall stand as a witness of these things; &  I have caused you, that you should enter into a  covenant with me, that you should not show them  except to those persons to whom I commanded you. &  you have no power over them, except I grant unto  you, and you have a gift to translate the plates,  and this is the first gift I have bestowed upon  you; and I have commanded you, that you  pretend to no other gift, until my purpose is  fulfilled in this, for I will grant unto you no  other gift until it is finished. Verily, I say unto  you, that wo shall come unto the inhabitants  of the earth, if they will not harken unto my words;  for hereafter you shall be ordained, and go forth  and deliver my words unto the children of men  Behold if they will not beleive my words, they  would not beleive you my servant Jose. [p. 23]
an eye single to the glory of God; Qualifies him for the work. Remember, faith, virtue, knowledge, Temperance, patience, brotherly kindness, godliness, Charity, humility, diligence— Ask and ye shall recieve, knock and it shall be opened unto you.
Amen.
At the request of the afore mentioned , I applied for the following Revelation for him.
Behold I say unto you, that as my servant , has desired a witness at my hand that you, my Sert. Joseph Smith Jr. have the plates of which you have testified & borne record, that you have recieved of me; & now behold, this shall you say unto him, he who spake unto you said; I, the Lord am God, and have given these things unto you my servt. Joseph Smith Jr. and have commanded you, that you shall stand as a witness of these things; & I have caused you, that you should enter into a covenant with me, that you should not show them except to those persons to whom I commanded you. & you have no power over them, except I grant unto you, and you have a gift to translate the plates, and this is the first gift I have bestowed upon you; and I have commanded you, that you pretend to no other gift, until my purpose is fulfilled in this, for I will grant unto you no other gift until it is finished. Verily, I say unto you, that wo shall come unto the inhabitants of the earth, if they will not harken unto my words; for hereafter you shall be ordained, and go forth and deliver my words unto the children of men Behold if they will not beleive my words, they would not beleive you my servant Jose. [p. 23]
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