History, circa 1841, fair copy

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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and that you may translate and receive knowledge from all those ancient records which have been hid up that are sacred and according to your faith shall it be done unto you from the beginning Amen
Revelation to Apr 1829
Behold I say unto you my son that because you did not translate according to that which you desired of me and did commence again for my Servant Joseph Smith Jr even so I would that you should continue until you have finished this record which I have entrusted unto him him And then behold other records have I that I will give you power to assist in translating them Be patient my son for it is wisdom in me and it is not expedient that you should translate at this present time Behold the work which you are called to do is to write for my servant Joseph and behold it is because you did not continue as you commenced when you began to translate that I have taken away this privilige from you Do not murmur my son for it is wisdom in me that I have dealt with you after this manner Behold you have not understood you have supposed that I would give it unto you when you took no thought save it was to ask me but behold I say unto you that you must ask me study it in your mind then you must ask me if it be right and if it is right I will cause that your bosom shall burn within you
Therefore you shall feel that it is right but if it be not right you shall have a no such feelings but you shall have a stupor of thought that shall cause you to forget the thing which is wrong therefore you cannot write that which is sacred save it [p. 33]
and that you may translate and receive knowledge from all those ancient records which have been hid up that are sacred and according to your faith shall it be done unto you from the beginning Amen
Revelation to Apr 1829
Behold I say unto you my son that because you did not translate according to that which you desired of me and did commence again for my Servant Joseph Smith Jr even so I would that you continue until you have finished this record which I have entrusted unto him And then behold other records have I that I will give you power to assist in translating them Be patient my son for it is wisdom in me and it is not expedient that you should translate at this present time Behold the work which you are called to do is to write for my servant Joseph and behold it is because you did not continue as you commenced when you began to translate that I have taken away this privilige from you Do not murmur my son for it is wisdom in me that I have dealt with you after this manner Behold you have not understood you have supposed that I would give it unto you when you took no thought save it was to ask me but behold I say unto you that you must study it in your mind then you must ask me if it be right and if it is right I will cause that your bosom shall burn within you
Therefore you shall feel that it is right but if it be not right you shall have no such feelings but you shall have a stupor of thought that shall cause you to forget the thing which is wrong therefore you cannot write that which is sacred save it [p. 33]
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