Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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unto Joseph Smith Jr. and I know of a surety that they  are true for I have seen them: for they have been shown  to me by the power of God and not of man and I the  Lord command him my servant and that  he shall say no more unto them except he shall say  I have seen them and they have been shown unto me  by the power of God and these are the words which he  shall say But if he deny this he will break his the covena nt which he has before covenanted with me and behold  he is condemned And now except he humble himself  before me and acknowledge the things which he has  done which are wrong and covenant with me that he  will keep my commandments and exercise faith in me  behold I say unto him he shall have no such views  for I will grant unto him not views of the things of which  I have spoken And if this be the case I command you  my servant Joseph that you shall say unto him that  he shall do no more nor trouble me any more concerning  this matter—
paragraph 6th. And if this be the case behold I say unto  thee Joseph when thou has translated a few more pages  thou shalt stop for a season even untill I command  thee again then thou mayest translate again And except  thou do this behold thou shalt have no more gift &  I will take away the things which I have intrusted to <with>  thee And now because I foresee the lying in wait to  destroy thee yea I foresee that if my servant humbleth not himself and receive a witness at <from> my  hand that he will fall into transgression and there are many  that lie in wait to destroy thee from off the face of the Earth  and for this cause that thy days may be prolonged I have given  unto thee these commandments yea for this cause I have said  stop and stand still till I command thee & I will provide  means whereby thou mayest accomplish the thing which I have  commanded thee and if thou art faithful in keeping my [p. [12], bk. 6]
unto Joseph Smith Jr. and I know of a surety that they are true for I have seen them: for they have been shown to me by the power of God and not of man and I the Lord command him my servant that he shall say no more unto them except he shall say I have seen them and they have been shown unto me by the power of God and these are the words which he shall say But if he deny this he will break the covenant which he has before covenanted with me and behold he is condemned And now except he humble himself and acknowledge the things which he has done which are wrong and covenant with me that he will keep my commandments and exercise faith in me behold I say unto him he shall have no such views for I will grant unto him no views of the things of which I have spoken And if this be the case I command you my servant Joseph that you shall say unto him that he shall do no more nor trouble me any more concerning this matter—
paragraph 6th. And if this be the case behold I say unto thee Joseph when thou has translated a few more pages thou shalt stop for a season even untill I command thee again then thou mayest translate again And except thou do this behold thou shalt have no more gift & I will take away the things which I have intrusted with thee And now because I foresee the lying in wait to destroy thee yea I foresee that if my servant humbleth not himself and receive a witness from my hand that he will fall into transgression and there are many that lie in wait to destroy thee from off the face of the Earth and for this cause that thy days may be prolonged I have given unto thee these commandments yea for this cause I have said stop and stand still till I command thee & I will provide means whereby thou mayest accomplish the thing which I have commanded thee and if thou art faithful in keeping my [p. [12], bk. 6]
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