Revelation, Spring 1829 [D&C 10]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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CHAPTER IX.
1 A Revelation given to Joseph, in ,  Pennsylvania, May, 1829 informing him of the  alteration of the Manuscript of the fore part of  the book of Mormon.
NOW, behold I say unto you, that because you  delivered up so many writings, which you had  power to translate, into the hands of a wicked man,  you have lost them, and you also lost your gift at the  same time, nevertheless it has been restored unto  you again: therefore, see that you are faithful and  go on unto the finishing of the remainder of the work  as you have begun. Do not run faster than you  have strength and means provided to , but  be diligent unto the end, that you may come off con querer; yea, that you may conquer satan, and those  that do uphold his work.
2 Behold they have sought to destroy you; yea,  even the man in whom you have trusted, and for  this cause I said, that he is a wicked man, for he has  sought to take away the things wherewith you have  been intrusted; and he has also sought to destroy  your gift, and because you have delivered the wri tings into his hands, behold they have taken them  from you: therefore, you have delivered them up;  yea, that which was sacred unto wickedness. And  behold, satan has put it into their hearts to alter the  words which you have caused to be written, or which  you have translated, which have gone out of your  hands; and behold I say unto you, that because they  have altered the words, they read contrary from that  which you translated and caused to be written; and  on this wise the devil has sought to lay a cunning [p. 22]
CHAPTER IX.
1 A Revelation given to Joseph, in , Pennsylvania, May, 1829 informing him of the alteration of the Manuscript of the fore part of the book of Mormon.
NOW, behold I say unto you, that because you delivered up so many writings, which you had power to translate, into the hands of a wicked man, you have lost them, and you also lost your gift at the same time, nevertheless it has been restored unto you again: therefore, see that you are faithful and go on unto the finishing of the remainder of the work as you have begun. Do not run faster than you have strength and means provided to , but be diligent unto the end, that you may come off conquerer; yea, that you may conquer satan, and those that do uphold his work.
2 Behold they have sought to destroy you; yea, even the man in whom you have trusted, and for this cause I said, that he is a wicked man, for he has sought to take away the things wherewith you have been intrusted; and he has also sought to destroy your gift, and because you have delivered the writings into his hands, behold they have taken them from you: therefore, you have delivered them up; yea, that which was sacred unto wickedness. And behold, satan has put it into their hearts to alter the words which you have caused to be written, or which you have translated, which have gone out of your hands; and behold I say unto you, that because they have altered the words, they read contrary from that which you translated and caused to be written; and on this wise the devil has sought to lay a cunning [p. 22]
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