History, circa 1841, fair copy

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Soul and faith hope charity and love, with  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 yo a witness at  my hand that you my servant Joseph Smith Jr have  the plates of which you have testified and bare  record that you have recievd from me and now  behold this shall you Say unto him he who spake  unto you said, I the Lord am God and have gi[v] en these things unto you my servant Joseph Smith  Jr. and have commanded you that you Shall  Stand as a witness of these things And I have  caused you that you should enter into a coven ant with me that you should not show them  except to those persons to whom I commanded you and  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 believe my  words they would not believe <you> (my Servant Jos.) [p. 23]
Soul and faith hope charity and love, with 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 servant Joseph Smith Jr have the plates of which you have testified and bare record that you have recievd from me and now behold this shall you Say unto him he who spake unto you said, I the Lord am God and have gi[v]en these things unto you my servant Joseph Smith Jr. and have commanded you that you Shall Stand as a witness of these things And 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 and 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 believe my words they would not believe you (my Servant Jos.) [p. 23]
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