Revelation Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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For he desiredst of me that he might bring souls unto  me but thou desiredst that thou mightest come unto me  in my kingdom I say unto thee Peter this was a good  desire but my beloved hath undertaken a greater work  Verily I say unto you ye shall both have according to  your desires for ye both Joy in that which ye desired
Revelation, April 1829–D [D&C 9]
8th. Commandment AD 1829
A Revelation to he was disrous [desirous] to  know the reason why he could not Translate <&> thus said the Lord  unto him
Recd. in Susquehannah County Pennsylvania  Behol[d] I say unto you my Son that because ye did not  Translate according to that which ye desired of me & did  commence again to write for my servent Joseph even so  I would that ye Should continue until ye have finished  this Record which I have entrusted unto you & then Behold  other Records have I that I will give unto you power  that ye may assist to Translate be patient my Son  for it is wisdom in me & it is not expedient that ye  should translate at this time Behold this is the work  which ye are called to do is to write for my Servent &  Behold it is because that ye did not continue as ye commenced  when ye commenced to Translate that I have taken away this  privilege from you do not murmer my Son for it is  wisdom in me that I have dealt with you after this man ner Behold ye have not understood ye have Supposed that I  would give it unto you when ye took no thought  save it was to ask me but Behold I say unto you  that ye must study it out in your mind then ye must ask  me if it be right & if it is right I will cause that your bosom  shall burn within you therefore ye shall feel that it is  right but if it be not right ye shall have no such feeli ngs but ye shall have stupor of thought that shall cause  you to forget the thing which is wrong there ye can not wriete that which is sacred save it be given unto you [pages 15–22 missing] [p. 14]
For he desiredst of me that he might bring souls unto me but thou desiredst that thou mightest come unto me in my kingdom I say unto thee Peter this was a good desire but my beloved hath undertaken a greater work Verily I say unto you ye shall both have according to your desires for ye both Joy in that which ye desired
Revelation, April 1829–D [D&C 9]
8th. Commandment AD 1829
A Revelation to he was disrous [desirous] to know the reason why he could not Translate & thus said the Lord unto him
Recd. in Susquehannah County Pennsylvania Behold I say unto you my Son that because ye did not Translate according to that which ye desired of me & did commence again to write for my servent Joseph even so I would that ye Should continue until ye have finished this Record which I have entrusted unto you & then Behold other Records have I that I will give unto you power that ye may assist to Translate be patient my Son for it is wisdom in me & it is not expedient that ye should translate at this time Behold this is the work which ye are called to do is to write for my Servent & Behold it is because that ye did not continue as ye commenced when ye commenced to Translate that I have taken away this privilege from you do not murmer my Son for it is wisdom in me that I have dealt with you after this manner Behold ye have not understood ye have Supposed that I would give it unto you when ye took no thought save it was to ask me but Behold I say unto you that ye must study it out in your mind then ye must ask me if it be right & if it is right I will cause that your bosom shall burn within you therefore ye shall feel that it is right but if it be not right ye shall have no such feelings but ye shall have stupor of thought that shall cause you to forget the thing which is wrong there ye cannot wriete that which is sacred save it be given unto you [pages 15–22 missing] [p. 14]
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