Revelation, June 1829–E [D&C 17]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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A Revelation to and  given sineca co [Fayette, Seneca County] New York given previous  to them having a view of the plates &c.
Behold I say unto you that you must  rely upon my word which if you do with  full purpose of heart you shall have a  view of the plate and also the brestplate  the sword <of Laban the> Urim, and Thumim of Laban the   <which was> given to the brother of  Jared upon the mount when he talked with  the Lord face to face and the marveelus directors  which was given to Lehi while in the wilderness  on the borders of the red sea and it is by  your faith that you shall obtain a view  of them even by that faith which was had  by the prophets of old and after that you  have obtained faith and have seen  them with your eyes you shall testify of  them by the power of God and this you  shall do that my servant Joseph Smith Jr  may not be distroyed that I may bring  about my rightous purposes unto the  children of men in this work and ye  shall testify that ye have seen them  even as my servant Joseph Smith jr has  seen them for it is by my power that  he has seen them and it is because he  had faith and he has them  even that part which I have commanded  him and as your Lord and your God liveth  it is true wherefore you have received  the same power and the same faith and  the same gift like unto him and if ye  do these last commandments of mine [p. 119]
A Revelation to and given sineca co Fayette, Seneca County New York given previous to them having a view of the plates &c.
Behold I say unto you that you must rely upon my word which if you do with full purpose of heart you shall have a view of the plate and also the brestplate the sword of Laban the which was given to the brother of Jared upon the mount when he talked with the Lord face to face and the marveelus directors which was given to Lehi while in the wilderness on the borders of the red sea and it is by your faith that you shall obtain a view of them even by that faith which was had by the prophets of old and after that you have obtained faith and have seen them with your eyes you shall testify of them by the power of God and this you shall do that my servant Joseph Smith Jr may not be distroyed that I may bring about my rightous purposes unto the children of men in this work and ye shall testify that ye have seen them even as my servant Joseph Smith jr has seen them for it is by my power that he has seen them and it is because he had faith and he has them even that part which I have commanded him and as your Lord and your God liveth it is true wherefore you have received the same power and the same faith and the same gift like unto him and if ye do these last commandments of mine [p. 119]
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