Revelation Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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my servant Nephi & thy father Joeseph & Jacob & Isaac  & Abraham & all mine ancient prophets & Apostles.  And again this is the law that I gave unto my <mine> ancients that  they should not go out unto battle against any nation <kindred> tongue  or people save I the Lord commanded them & I if any nation  tongue or people should proclaim war against them they  should first lift a standard of Peace unto that people nation  or tongue & if that people did not accept the offering of peace  neither the Second or <nor> third time they should bring these testimoni es before the Lord then I the Lord would give unto them a com mandment & Justify them in going out to battle against that  nation tongue or people & I the Lord will fight their battles  & their childrens battles & their childrens children untill they  have avenged themselves on all their enemies to the third &  fourth generation Behold this is an ensample unto all people  saith the Lord your God for Justification before me.
And again verily I say unto you if after thine enemy has come  on you the first time he repents & come unto thee praying thy  forgiveness thou shalt forgive him & shall hold it no more as a  testimony against thine enemy & so on up to the second &  the third time & as often as thine enemy repent of the trespass  wherewith he has trespassed against thee thou shalt forgive  him unto seventy times seven & if he trespass against thee &  repent not <the first time> nevertheless thou shalt forgive him & if he trespass aga[i]nst  thee the second time & repent not neverth[e]less thou shalt forgive him  & if he trespass against thee the third time <& repent not> thou shalt also forgive  him but if he trespass against thee the fourth time thou shalt  not forgive him but shalt bring these testimonies before the  Lord & they shall not be blotted out till he repent & reward thee  four fould in all things wherewith he has trespassed against  you & if he do this <thou> shalt forgive him with all thine heart & if he  do not this I the Lord will avenge thee of thine enemy an hun dred fold & upon his children & <&> upon his childrens children upon <of> all  them that hate me unto the third & fourth generation but  if the children shall repent or the childrens children & turn unto  the Lord their God with all their <heart> & with all their might mind  & strength & restore four fold for all their trespasses [p. 176]
my servant Nephi & thy father Joeseph & Jacob & Isaac & Abraham & all mine ancient prophets & Apostles. And again this is the law that I gave unto mine ancients that they should not go out unto battle against any nation kindred tongue or people save I the Lord commanded them & if any nation tongue or people should proclaim war against them they should first lift a standard of Peace unto that people nation or tongue & if that people did not accept the offering of peace neither the Second nor third time they should bring these testimonies before the Lord then I the Lord would give unto them a commandment & Justify them in going out to battle against that nation tongue or people & I the Lord will fight their battles & their childrens battles & their childrens children untill they have avenged themselves on all their enemies to the third & fourth generation Behold this is an ensample unto all people saith the Lord your God for Justification before me.
And again verily I say unto you if after thine enemy has come on you the first time he repents & come unto thee praying thy forgiveness thou shalt forgive him & shall hold it no more as a testimony against thine enemy & so on up to the second & the third time & as oft as thine enemy repent of the trespass wherewith he has trespassed against thee thou shalt forgive him unto seventy times seven & if he trespass against thee & repent not the first time nevertheless thou shalt forgive him & if he trespass against thee the second time & repent not nevertheless thou shalt forgive him & if he trespass against thee the third time & repent not thou shalt also forgive him but if he trespass against thee the fourth time thou shalt not forgive him but shalt bring these testimonies before the Lord & they shall not be blotted out till he repent & reward thee four fould in all things wherewith he has trespassed against you & if he do this thou shalt forgive him with all thine heart & if he do not this I the Lord will avenge thee of thine enemy an hundred fold & upon his children & upon his childrens children of all them that hate me unto the third & fourth generation but if the children shall repent or the childrens children & turn unto the Lord their God with all their heart & with all their might mind & strength & restore four fold for all their trespasses [p. 176]
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