History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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and my own recieved me not. I am the light that  shineth in darkness but the darkness comprehendeth it  not Verily verily I say unto you if you desire  a further witness cast your mind upon the nig ht that you cried unto me in your heart that  you might know concerning the truth of these things  did I not speak peace unto your mind concer ning the matter what greater witness can you  have then <than> from God and now behold you have rec cieved a witness for if I have told you things  which no man knoweth have you not recid.  a witness and behold I grant unto you a  gift if you desire of me to translate even as  my servant Joseph Verily Verily I say unto  you <that> there are records <which> that contain much of my  Gospel which have been kept back because of  the wickedness of the people and now I command  you that if you have good desires a desire to lay  up treasures for yourself in heaven then shall you  assist in bringing to light with your gift those  parts of my scriptures which have been hidden  because of iniquity and now behold I give unto  you and also my servant Joseph the keys of  this gift which shall bring to light this ministry
and in the mouth of two or three witnesses shall  every word be established.
Verily Verily  I say unto you if they regect my word and this  part of Gospel and my ministry blessed are you <ye> for  they can do no more unto you than unto me and  if they do unto you even as they have done unto me  blessed are ye for ye you shall dwell with me in  glory But if they reject not my words which  shall be established by the testimony which shall be  given blessed are they and then shall ye have joy  in the fruit of your labours.
Verily verily I say unto you [p. 29]
and my own recieved me not. I am the light that shineth in darkness but the darkness comprehendeth it not Verily verily I say unto you if you desire a further witness cast your mind upon the night that you cried unto me in your heart that you might know concerning the truth of these things did I not speak peace unto your mind concerning the matter what greater witness can you have than from God and now behold you have reccieved a witness for if I have told you things which no man knoweth have you not recid. a witness and behold I grant unto you a gift if you desire of me to translate even as my servant Joseph Verily Verily I say unto you that there are records that contain much of my Gospel which have been kept back because of the wickedness of the people and now I command you that if you have good desires a desire to lay up treasures for yourself in heaven then shall you assist in bringing to light with your gift those parts of my scriptures which have been hidden because of iniquity and now behold I give unto you and also my servant Joseph the keys of this gift which shall bring to light this ministry
and in the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.
Verily Verily I say unto you if they regect my word and this part of Gospel and my ministry blessed are ye for they can do no more unto you than unto me and if they do unto you even as they have done unto me blessed are ye for you shall dwell with me in glory But if they reject not my words which shall be established by the testimony which shall be given blessed are they and then shall ye have joy in the fruit of your labours.
Verily verily I say unto you [p. 29]
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