8. What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken, and I excuse not
myself, and though the heavens and the earth pass away, my word shall not pass
away, but shall all be fulfilled, whether by mine own voice, or by the voice of
my servants, it is the same; for behold, and lo, the Lord is God, and the Spirit
beareth record, and the record is true, and the truth abideth forever and ever: Amen.
Revelation given November, 1831.
Behold, and hearken, O ye of my , who have assembled yourselves together,
whose prayers I have heard and whose hearts I know, and whose desires have come up
before me. Behold and lo, mine eyes are upon you; and the heavens and the earth
are in my mine hands, and the riches of eternity are mine to
give. Ye endeavored to believe that ye should receive the blessing which was offered
unto you, but behold, verily I say unto you, there were fears in your hearts; and
verily this is the reason that ye did not receive.
2. And now I the Lord give unto you a testimony of the truth of these
are lying before you: your eyes have been upon my Servant Joseph Smith,
Jr, and his language you have known; and his imperfections you have known; and
you have sought in your hearts knowledge, that you might express beyond his
language; this you also know: now seek ye out of the book of commandments, even the least that is
among them, and appoint him that is the most wise among you ; or if there be any
among you, that shall make one like unto it, then ye are justified in saying that ye
do not know that they are true: but if ye cannot make one like unto it, ye are
under condemnation if ye do not bear record that they are true: for ye know that there
is no unrighteousness in them; and that which is righteous cometh down from
above, from the Father of lights.
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